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Stakeholder Analysis Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Joao Saragoca

This Excel template allows a project manager to list the stakeholders and automatically highlight the ones with more impact for the project. It also highlights the ones with which the commitment level needs to be managed, with a space for dated actions.

Decision Tracker

PREMIUM deliverable
by Venkata Kolisetti

We make a lot of decisions throughout the project life cycle. Tracking these decisions is crucial, especially for projects that run for years. With people moving around and with constant change in roles, the tracking of decisions is necessary. This log helps new stakeholders get up to speed on the decisions made—and the reasons behind them.

Change Readiness Assessment (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable


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.

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5 Steps for Building Stakeholder Relationships

by Ganesh Kumaraswamy

Building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders in a project or program is crucial for its successful delivery. Often, we see a project derail due to a gap in the level of engagement from key stakeholders. Here are some steps you can take to successfully build, engage and sustain relationships with key stakeholders throughout the project.

The Role of Project Managers in Industry 4.0

by Luca Rezzani

Industry 4.0 is going to revolutionize companies, technologies, strategies and goods. Project managers will be the protagonists of this transformation. Are you prepared for the challenge?

Preventing Blame: Balancing the Relationship Between Project Manager and Business Owner

by Eddie Sumner, PMP

The relationship between project manager and business owner (or scrum master and product owner for agile) can be difficult to establish—and easy to damage. To build strong foundations in the relationship and ensure the success of the project, there are a few simple rules to follow that can make a big difference.

Navigating Real (Estate) Complexity

by Wayne Miller

Are you still operating with outdated assumptions and expectations? The stressful process of buying a new home and selling an old one proved to be an enlightening experience in project management and complexity for this practitioner.

Using Data to Focus Your Customer Strategy

by Ankur Mittal

Analytics is vital to understanding customer behavior and optimizing operations to attain sustainability. It can be leveraged to avail data-driven decision making—and extrapolated and customized to accomplish numerous objectives, such as reducing costs and optimizing profits from a customer or project. The article seeks to propose four features to reap long-term benefits through concentrated investments.

The Future of PM: A Hybrid Role?

by Andy Jordan

As project management evolves and organizations focus on faster paths to delivery, is the role of project manager set to change dramatically?

7 Steps to Selling Your Vision

by Carleton Chinner

A new program can be a confusing time for your team and stakeholders. What’s the program all about? How will we know that we have delivered? At this stage, the end goal may be as little as a vaguely defined strategic intention. Here are seven ways to make sure your program vision sticks.

Scope Creep in Projects: Looking From the Lens of Critical Thinking

by Vanita Bhoola

It is a VUCA world—volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous—and project management is no exception. In such situations, the final project may hardly resemble the original or initial plan. Welcome to scope creep! How can critical thinking help?

The Difference Between Account Managers & Project Managers

by Walt Ruday

It’s not uncommon that organizations with a wide spectrum of service offerings and functional roles have blurred lines between the distinction of account and project management. The reality is that the two roles are quite different—and require different skill sets and focuses.

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I have a team member that, no matter the situation, leaves at 5:00pm every day. Should I look to replace this person?  Bruce Watts  Jun 22, 2018 4:49 PM  47 
Have you ever worked with a project resource or stakeholder that was related to the boss?  Sante Vergini  Jun 15, 2018 8:39 PM  17 
How do you handle protected stakeholders?  Sante Vergini  Jun 15, 2018 6:19 PM  23 
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PMBOK 6 - Risk chapter  David Maynard  Jun 5, 2018 10:53 AM  17 
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Stakeholder Register - how much you share and how much you don't?  George Jucan PMP  May 29, 2018 3:52 AM  16 
How can we help clients understand their role in meeting deadlines?  Keith Emery  May 28, 2018 8:51 AM  18 
If you know a mistake is bound to happen, explain all the risks involved, and the boss still insists on proceeding down the same path, how do you mitigate the inevitable?   Bruce Watts  May 23, 2018 7:11 AM 
There is a particular process that could be greatly improved, but the person that's making the decision on my proposal will have to apply a little more attention to a particular task. He doesn't want  Bruce Watts  May 22, 2018 5:58 PM  18 
How many times should you have to ask a question before you get a reply?  Bruce Watts  May 22, 2018 12:20 AM 
How do you balance letting the people on your team manage themselves without them expecting to be able to make their own decisions that impact work outside their own?  Bruce Watts  May 22, 2018 12:08 AM 
What is the best way to deal with people that purposely try to be difficult, and their boss won't do anything about it?  Bruce Watts  May 22, 2018 12:02 AM 
How to track Capacity based billing?  Sneha Utturwar  May 21, 2018 10:37 AM 
How to correct highly influencing senior manager/client/customer   Sandeep Kumar MK  May 19, 2018 1:41 AM 
Failed practices/approaches - Lessons Learned   Sandeep Kumar MK  May 18, 2018 10:57 AM 
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