The question “What is a successful project?” may appear obvious. It's not. This series continues to build a foundation of PM knowledge. This installment will address defining project success, differentiating business objectives from project objectives, and introducing the concept of a project plan.
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Every project has multiple work streams that project manager must ensure are ready to help deliver the promised benefits of the initiative. A managed OCM workstream is the most effective means of ensuring successful adoption of the work. However, there are OCM specific tools and techniques the project manager can use to effectively deliver this workstream. This presentation will explore those technical details and also discuss a communication strategy, so all stakeholders are aware of the workstream and the value it adds to the project.
Managing conflict is a critical competency for every leader and employee. Unfortunately, many people choose simply to ignore conflict and hope it goes away by itself, thinking that it’s not my call to resolve it. However, conflict is an essential part of growth, especially when there is a need to be innovative and creative, when deadlines are tight, and when the directions are unclear. So, if you prefer to keep quiet while facing a difficult situation, and hope it will blow over, this presentation will be helpful for you to get some confidence and change your perspective of conflicts.
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This webinar will explore how successful stakeholder management in healthcare has, and can, lead to higher-quality care, improved patient outcomes, and increased staff satisfaction. I will offer lessons learned and best practices for sustainable stakeholder management, tools to measure and evaluate your stakeholder management activities, and recommendations to enable meaningful partnerships with the people we serve in healthcare. While the examples pertain to a healthcare setting, the tools, best practices, and recommendations will be transferable to other settings and sectors.
In the next five years, the world will see more projects than ever. The reconstruction of the economy, healthcare, social care, and society at large after the devastating global pandemic crisis, will be unprecedented in human history. According to McKinsey, Governments’ have announced $10 trillion in reconstruction funds just in the first two months of the crisis, which is three times more than the response to the 2008–09 financial crisis. These are millions of projects, which will need millions of project managers. However, despite this positive outlook, significant trends will put at stake the project management profession that we have learned to know in the past 40 years. We should consider these signals as an urgent call for profound change in our practices and a much needed in our competencies. A small price to pay compared to the unique opportunity that the project management profession has to lead what I call our new world driven by change.
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A simple decision log can help a project manager keep stakeholders and team members informed, aligned and engaged on decisions made throughout the course of the project. Here is a sample to use or modify to your specific needs. Use in conjunction with the article Distributed PM: Decision Logs.
This Excel log enables you to keep track of project stakeholders, including roles, expectations, power, interest, influence, impact, and management strategy.
Este registro de Excel le permite realizar un seguimiento de las partes interesadas del proyecto, incluidos los roles, las expectativas, el poder, el interés, la influencia, el impacto y la estrategia de gestión.
The Project Canvas framework, which covers the basic principles and fundamentals of projects that everyone should know, is practical and easy to implement. It is a proven tool that will assist you in leading projects more successfully and in making your dreams a reality.
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Every project has a varying number of stakeholders—sometimes too many. Trying to meet all of their requirements is often an impossible mission. Keep these four tips in mind.
What are the must-have tools and techniques for project managers in 2021, and which deserve an honorable mention? This checklist will help you choose the tools and techniques to apply to your organization and industry to stay on the cutting edge.
Stakeholders are not all created equal, but that’s often how project management is taught. If you are a stakeholder supporting a new project manager, there are a number of things you can do to make life easier.
Make sure your project team is ready to avoid conflict from mismanaged changes. Use this tactic to ensure that your project team knows what to do—and what not to do—before any change is requested or suggested.
One of the biggest barriers to effective modern change management is the insistence on top-down governance and oversight. Solving that is critical to project success.
Leadership is about staying ahead of those who you seek to lead. But how do you stay ahead? By asking yourself the right questions. This list of timely questions will get you started...
Dealing With Conflicts in Projects: Viewpoint of Different Stakeholders During Product Conception Engineeringby
How can one deal with delays on the approval of engineering documents in projects? Stressing the need to balance expectations between suppliers and customers, the author explains the triggers that lead to divergences on deliveries and a method to reduce the occurrence of comments having low relevance in engineering documents.
A simple tool can be applied by any individual, team, organization or country. The framework, which covers the basic principles and fundamentals of projects that everyone should know, is practical and easy to implement—a proven tool that will assist you in leading projects more successfully and in making your dreams a reality.
Sponsors can be tremendously frustrating for PMs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Start your career (or your project) off on the right foot and own your sponsor relationship by following a few guidelines.
Never send another email that ends up unread. With a few personalization techniques in your toolkit, your project communications will be so much more effective. Ready to learn how?
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