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3 Tips to Prepare for Your Next Project Update

Planning Sessions

Follow these three tips to prepare for your next project update to stakeholders to ensure you are providing them the most relevant information at the right time.

Consider what the stakeholders want and need to know.

Think about your audience. What will they want to know about the project and what do they need to […]

The Value of Taking Time for Stakeholder Assessments

A stakeholder assessment is one way to understand your stakeholders and their expectations on the project. Stakeholder assessments enables for sharing information about the initiative with the stakeholders but also ensuring you understand their concerns about the initiative. This is the opportunity to get champions on the project and to determine who are resisters – […]

A Mini Case Study: Managing Your Stakeholders - Part 1

Sarah is leading a project to implement an online benefits management portal to enable employees to have a “one stop” location to view their health and dental benefits, get answers to benefits-related questions, and enable for changes to be made to health benefit coverage.

The requirements were gathered over a two week time period at […]

How Effectively are You Managing Your Stakeholders?

Some best practices to manage stakeholders and get what you need to implement your projects.

Managing the expectations of stakeholders is a key responsibility for all project managers. The better that a project manager understands her stakeholders – their goals and objectives for the project, their expectations, how they want to be involved, etc. – […]

Do You Know Who Has Influence on Your Projects?

I have seen too many project managers who don’t understand their stakeholders – and, specifically, the influence stakeholders may have on the project. One project manager, who works for a pharmaceutical company, is working on a major project that crosses a number of divisions within the organization. I have been working with him from the […]