If you have friction in your sponsor relationships, consider these guidelines and decide where you and your sponsor have the most room to improve—and ensure you work together effectively when delivering solutions.
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This webinar is about Open Government and the Adaptive Public sector, and it is hinged on Power Skills on the PMI Triangle. Public sector initiatives can originate from citizens, but if a government is not open there will be no recognition for civic space, and it might be impossible for citizens to have a voice in what the government does. Open government creates the necessary framework for civil society and the public to be able to make input in governance; enabling citizens to hold leaders accountable via open data, while preventing wrongdoings on both sides. This webinar will provide insights into the concept of open government and explain why it is a precondition for advancing an adaptive public sector. Lessons will be drawn from Estonia’s openness-by-design, and some testimonies shared during the recently held Open Government Partnership Summit.
Most project managers spend a big proportion of their time in meetings. We need meetings to get our job done. Yet, the majority of project team members and leaders consider project meetings very boring and unproductive. In this presentation, we look at how tapping into interpersonal skills can translate to better meeting outcomes. You will also learn about the right structure that will help you keep meetings on track and make them more productive.
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If you have friction in your sponsor relationships, there are guidelines you should consider—and then decide where you and your sponsor have the most room to improve. To help, check out this assessment template to identify areas to improve the sponsor/PM partnership health. Use in conjunction with the article 12 Guidelines to Build a Sustainable Sponsor/PM Partnership.
This Stakeholder Engagement Register helps to identify project stakeholders, along with their roles and influence; along with the communication mediums, tools and technology that will be needed to keep them engaged on a project.
Every project stakeholder has different priorities, needs, biases and concerns—and project managers must understand these unique perspectives. This template is intended to allow a project manager to create and maintain a profile for each stakeholder that gives a snapshot of what they need—and how best to interact with them.
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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For all project managers, it’s important that their stakeholders support their actions and decisions. When that doesn’t happen, problems arise.
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As our interview series on artificial intelligence in healthcare continues, the focus shifts to key stakeholders such as the medical team and patients at a hospital in India--who express both optimism and skepticism at the technology.
Beyond the Stethoscope: How AI is Reshaping Hospital Operations (Part 1) – A Stakeholder Perspectiveby
In healthcare, artificial intelligence has the potential to bring operational efficiencies, augment staff productivity and improve patient care. In this new series, a practitioner and her colleagues explore the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
Twenty years after their first encounter, a project management trainer (aka “the vendor”) and a consumer of that content (aka “the client”) take time to reflect on vendor/client alliances and their own relationship. (Spoiler alert: It’s all about the people!)
Managing stakeholders is a science and art. This is especially true in the healthcare, where constant decisions literally present life-and-death situations. Read more about the uniqueness of stakeholders in this industry.
With the return of in-person events, it might be time for PMI chapter leaders to reassess how they’re engaging members. Here are some strategies across the community that chapters have used successfully.
Artificial intelligence will become a significantly important tool for project managers to use, especially for problem-solving and decision-making. How easy or difficult will it be to get stakeholders to support AI practices?
A temporary mill shutdown project in the pulp and paper industry proved to be a challenge for this practitioner. Read how he utilized communication tools to help optimize efficiencies.
For external projects, there isn't a lot of direct connection with customers—and that is a lost opportunity. There is tremendous value in trying to make these customers "real." How can we achieve that level of understanding?
It can be tough to keep customers’ attention—and ultimately keep them happy. True and meaningful relationships are built on shared experiences and interactions. You need to put in the work—and these pointers can help.