Stakeholders

Impact Investing Needs Millennials

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by: Vilas Dhar and Julia Fetherston As impact investing tries to make the move from philanthropic thought experiment to powerful instrument for global change, a vital demographic and financial reality is emerging — it’s going to be millennial investors (particularly those inheriting or building significant private wealth) who make or break it. Since the term…

Every Project Has Only 4 Stakeholders

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by: Barry Hodge Regardless of project size or budget there are only 4 types of stakeholders. In this blog post I will set out how to identify the four types and provide a free template that you can use for identifying your stakeholders. It can be difficult particularly on large projects to manage project stakeholders. The…

One Great Tip to Help Control Scope

By Christian Bisson As project managers, controlling scope can be very challenging. You’ll want to avoid scope creep but if managed properly, scope changes can mean more budget. At first glance, this seems like a good thing, and in a way, it is. But there are a few others aspects to verify. Be careful For…

5 New Ways To Engage Your Team

You’ll often hear people talking about ‘engaging’ their team or ‘engaging’ stakeholders. This is supposed to give you better working relationships and build trust amongst individuals, which is great in theory. But how do you actually do it? What does ‘engagement’ look like? There are lots of ways to involve your project team members in…

Sticky Situations: How do Business Analysts Influence Ethics?

Written by  Angela Wick  We’ve all found ourselves in sticky situations at work—those grey areas between right and wrong that really test our ethical boundaries. The nature of BA work, facilitating change and protecting stakeholder value, launches BAs into the middle of many sticky situations. We often know things before the masses, we are present when…

Can You Stop Thinking About that Project?

By Ammar W. Mango The controller project manager needs everything in order. And since nothing is in order almost ever, the project manager’s mind is always working to find ways to put things in order. The result is a mind that is always trying to change things, never happy with things as they are. This…

7 Ethics Tips For Project Managers

“I’ve got an awkward question,” one of the junior project managers I know asked me. “I’ve been offered a great deal if I go with a particular contractor.” “What’s the matter with that?” I replied. “If it’s a great deal for the company, then that should make that contractor top of the list once you…