negotiation

The Negotiation Mistakes Smart Project Teams Make

Projects are full of negotiations. Our project management consulting team has seen every aspect of an initiative on the negotiating table, from agreeing on milestone dates to deciding the scope of deliverables. It all must be weighed, discussed, debated, and eventually worked out to everyone’s satisfaction. Unfortunately, there are numerous factors that could cause even…

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5 PROJECT SCENARIOS THAT CALL FOR GOOD NEGOTIATION SKILLS

As project management professionals work to hone their negotiating skills, it often seems the opportunities to use these talents are relegated to contract and pricing discussions. Those may be the most obvious situations that call for a competent negotiator, but there are actually many instances throughout a project’s lifecycle when good negotiation techniques—some subtle, some…

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