Stakeholders

Great Time Management Is in the Details

Bringing together all the aspects of a project — including stakeholders, team members, software tools and project requirements — is just the beginning. Once we gather all the pieces of the project, we cannot sit back and relax. Properly controlling a project hinges on using time management skills to see it through to the end.…

Meeting Management

By Lynda Bourne If your job involves arranging meetings then you need to get both your strategy and your tactics right to create a short, effective, useful and enjoyable experience for everyone! Your meeting should: Be planned to achieve an outcome To get the most out of your meetings, you need to plan them wisely.…

Stakeholder Victory, Without Battle

By Lynda Bourne, DPM, PMP Chinese military general Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War nearly 2,500 years ago. But his ideas still hold value on the art of stakeholder engagement. After all he did say: “The greatest victory is that which requires no battle,” which should be the ultimate aim of every stakeholder engagement process. One of…

Killers of Project Sustainability

By Gratien Gasaba Development projects are designed with the purpose to positively affect beneficiaries’ life for long time. It is startling to see to what extent sustainability aspects of projects evaporate during or before execution. The reasons why sustainability remains the paperwork in some development projects, have not been sufficiently discussed. Difficulties to keep the…

Art of Managing

By Art Petty One of the value killers found inside many organizations is the out of control pursuit of too many new initiatives. The resultant too few resources chasing too many projects, is a sure-fire way to create organizational stress as initiatives fall short, inefficiencies skyrocket and employees, stakeholders and customers grow perturbed. In one…

Two-In-One Success

By Conrado Morlan, PMP, PgMP Throughout the evolution of the project management profession, project performance has been scrutinized to determine success and failure rates. This is especially true for IT projects. Since the mid-1980s, many organizations have shared their IT project results for one study in particular, The Standish Group’s CHAOS report. The survey typically includes questions…

Are You a Giver or a Taker?

By Andrea Brockmeier As a project manager, are you more of a giver or a taker? I would guess that most PMs see themselves as givers more than takers. After all, stakeholders don’t come to us bearing gifts; they come to us bearing requests. Much of our job is about providing stakeholders with things they…