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Upcoming Webinars

Stakeholder Engagement - The Ultimate Key To Project Success

Feb 28, 2018 2:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

This session covers the entire life-cycle of stakeholders’ engagement, from day 0 to project sign-off, and describes not only WHAT to do but also HOW to do it efficiently – including original tools and techniques proven by Mr. Jucan’s successful track record in complex stakeholder environments.

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The Project Manager's Guide to Managing the Difficult Sponsor (Part II)

by Dana Brownlee
December 14, 2017 | 61:01 | Views: 2,553 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.81 / 7

We’re often taught that our “sponsor” is the person who champions the effort and provides critical support. Indeed, the sponsor is often the one we’re to seek out for support and issue resolution throughout the project. But what do you do when your sponsor IS the problem???

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Change Readiness Assessment (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable


Salience Model Based Stakeholder Register

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Talamo

This template can be seen as an extension of a typical stakeholder register (general information and level of interest/engagement), enriched with classification regarding a salience model.

Communication Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

If your project involves many persons or groups divided over different locations or time zones, it is advisable to create and maintain a communication plan. This will give a clear view over what should be communicated, who should transmit this information, and when and how it should be sent. You can start defining the communication plan once the stakeholders (and their needs) are identified, which is normally in an early stage of the project. This document lets you plan different types of communication within your project.

Project Status Update (Presentation)

PREMIUM presentation
by Daniel Grzybek

This presentation template is a formal customer-facing status report used for medium to larger projects, or for reporting multiple projects with the same stakeholder audience.

Privacy Policy Checklist

PREMIUM checklist

Protecting your customers' personal data should be job one. If you don't have a privacy policy in place, you need to do that five minutes ago. This checklist will help ensure that your privacy policy will be successfully put together, rolled out to the troops and followed.

Learn From Others

What Does Success Look Like?

by Andy Jordan

The most important question that should be asked before a project is approved is rarely considered. That’s an issue we need to address—that we tend to think of projects as solutions to specific problems.

Project Momentum Continuity Improvement: Focal Areas to Increase Performance

by Randall Tabor

Every organization has projects to direct necessary change; therefore, every organization can have issues with resistance, distractions and the task minutiae overload that holds back progress. By identifying methods to reduce the impacts of these three areas, we maintain project momentum, reduce delays, mitigate motivation detraction and gain altogether better results.

Practical Methods for Successful Change Adoption

by Aimee Baxter, PMP

What are the elements that can ensure a successful project adoption? What are some basic tactics that can be used to help make sure that stakeholders and in-the-trenches users have the best attitude possible to make the change and spread the news to their colleagues?

When Does 'Protecting' Your Team Become a Negative?

by Andy Jordan

One of the key attributes a project manager needs is the ability to protect their team from some of the “noise” around projects and allow members to focus on their work. But can that go too far—especially in the modern project delivery environment that requires project teams to understand more about the reasoning behind their project and why it matters?

Common Pitfalls to Avoid During the Contracting Process

by Vivek Gondi

The success of a project depends on the processes that are followed, the people who execute them and the contractual terms and conditions. This subject is all the more relevant to companies who take up work with little background and experience. Understanding some of the common pitfalls that should be avoided by sellers is essential.

The 10 Secrets of Customer Dispute Management: 'Compromise'

by Kevin Joyce

In business, disputes happen. They are an unfortunate, but inevitable, consequence of the financial interests of the supplier and the customer. What happens when we, as project managers, are faced with a customer who says they are not happy, who refuses to pay or who threatens legal action? What steps can we take to address this challenge?

Purpose as a Lens for Finding Project Success

by Devin de Lange

A project initiated with a clear goal in mind turns into a series of tasks to be completed. The focus shifts from the client’s needs and their purpose to getting the work done. The problem? The project purpose and client’s needs should be what is driving each task throughout the project, which often isn't the case.

The First Thing to Do When Setting up a PMO

by Hussain Bandukwala

Setting up a project management office is daunting. If you want your PMO to be accepted by your organization and get its permission to exist, you must focus on determining why your PMO is really needed.

Project Manager Accountability

by Andy Jordan

Project management is changing. Is it also time to change what a PM is accountable for and where that accountability lies?

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How do you link short term decisions making to long term goals?  Anish Abraham  Jan 15, 2018 10:12 PM 
How do you keep up energy and morale when things go wrong with your project?  Anish Abraham  Jan 12, 2018 12:18 PM  25 
What is the top-most outcome of a Project Management Office (PMO)?  Anand Patwa  Jan 11, 2018 5:24 AM  26 
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During which project process do key stakeholders engage with the project for the first time?   Rudy Marognoli  Dec 11, 2017 12:40 PM  15 
Project issue management  Anish Abraham  Dec 7, 2017 11:44 AM  16 
Stakeholder Management Plan and sensitivity of information therein  Betsy Green  Dec 2, 2017 6:49 AM 
Fear of losing skills  Mirza Mohibulla Baig  Nov 27, 2017 3:53 AM  26 
PM Performance.   Alejandro Valdes  Nov 23, 2017 9:31 AM  14 
They have had to work with resources that really do not contribute any value to the project, and that by express directives of top management they have to continue with them, What do you think, what   Eduin Fernando Valdes Alvarado  Nov 20, 2017 7:15 PM  12 
You should always escalate problem, not person. But what if the person is the problem?  Anonymous  Nov 3, 2017 5:24 AM  14 
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