As project managers, we have to pull information that is both broad and deep out of our constituents. We can’t expect them to “push” information to us proactively and package it the way we want. Here are seven ways to minimize your burden of information “pull” when working with stakeholders.
Empathy allows project managers to better understand the needs and concerns of their team members and stakeholders. This understanding can lead to more effective decision making, as well as a more positive and productive work environment.
Interpersonal skills can often be the most challenging aspect of emotional intelligence. Here we focus on the importance of empathy (understanding and being aware of people's feelings) and social skills (knowing how to work with others in various situations). How do you measure up?
Ignore emotional intelligence at your own risk. As a project manager, much of what we do is based on exercising EI. We are responsible for inspiring, motivating and influencing team members—and we must use EI first to get our mental health in order, then to help promote collaboration.
Contract management is a key tool for project managers, helping to articulate the written baseline of a project. But why is it so often neglected? Three key aspects can help project managers better understand its importance.
It’s unusual to hear nice things said about stakeholders. How can we reimagine the role to be more respected and more valuable? We start with a suggestion that may appear a bit radical: Let’s get rid of stakeholders.
by Faizy S. Mansoury, PMP®, CISA, CPA, MA. M&E, Bacc. BAF
The project audit gives stakeholders confidence that governance is working, and that the project is being managed properly and producing its intended objectives. In this article, an auditor for the Office of the Controller and Auditor General of Tanzania shares the importance of utilizing the process groups from the PMBOK® Guide in his work.