Stakeholders

How Project Management Teams Can Survive Bad Feedback

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Processing feedback is a crucial aspect of project management, one that can have a measurable impact on a team’s ability to achieve repeatable success. But soliciting and analyzing the comments from any project’s participants—end users, stakeholders, sponsors, champions, collaborators, etc.—brings with it the potential that some of those individuals won’t always have positive things to…

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NEW STAKEHOLDERS, NEW STRATEGIES

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A large number of project offices have groups of stakeholders they support on a recurring basis. These regular customers often know how the process works, from purchase approval requirements to the frequency of status updates to which tasks are handled by each project management professional. But the same can’t be said of those stakeholders who…

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STRATEGIES TO DEAL WITH ANGRY PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS

Passions can run high when it comes to project management. Project office members typically have a lot invested, from maintaining the support of a hard-to-please executive team to a desire to ensure the PMO’s customer satisfaction remains high. Stakeholders may have different types of concerns—whether the project will really deliver the results they hope for,…

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DON’T LET LACK OF COMMITMENT DOOM YOUR PROJECT

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Successfully executing a project—particularly those that are complex, long, or highly disruptive—requires serious commitment. That means stakeholders and sponsors must be as dedicated as the PMO team is to seeing the project through to the end. Unfortunately, the necessary level of commitment can sometimes be difficult to attain (and maintain).

AVOID PREPARATION FATIGUE

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Most project management professionals have been there: the project that never seems to actually begin. Stakeholders take their time negotiating what they need and where they can compromise. The PMO may be asked to draft multiple iterations of timelines, budgets, and even potential vendor lists. Discussions go on and on. The planning continues to be…

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4 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF SATISFIED STAKEHOLDERS

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One primary objective in project management is to create happy stakeholders. Whether it’s helping users do their jobs more efficiently or enabling the leadership team to increase the organization’s revenue levels, meeting and exceeding stakeholders’ expectations is a big part of the job. But project teams that leave it at that may end up missing…

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DOES YOUR PROJECT MESH WITH THE STRATEGIC MISSION?

Seeing a project through from initial planning to completion is a big job. Challenges can come from many angles—stakeholders with ever-changing needs, vendors with busy schedules, and sometimes even executives with competing priorities or difficult strategic objectives to support. One thing project management professionals know is that overcoming these obstacles becomes monumentally more difficult if…

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6 Signs Your Advocacy Program Needs a Boost

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A strong culture of project advocacy contributes significantly to repeatable success. But sometimes even savvy PMOs discover their advocacy efforts are falling short. See if any of these 6 warning signs sound familiar. They may signal it’s time for your project management team to double down on developing better project advocacy habits. 1 – Stakeholders…

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Restarting a Stalled Stakeholder

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We’ve looked at why stakeholders sometimes lose their enthusiasm for a project and how to tell if you have a stakeholder that’s run out of steam. But how can you get a stalled stakeholder going again? Project management success often relies on garnering support from every stakeholder, and below we’ve outlined a few tricks to…

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3 Signs Your Project Has a Stalled Stakeholder

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Stakeholders, even those with a lot invested in a project, sometimes run out of steam. But before you can determine why their energy is flagging and get them re-engaged, you need to identify if this is really the problem or if something else is going on. Look through these 3 common signs to see if…

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