Alex was about to undertake a project in the organization that impacted the marketing department. It was not a large initiative at all and was only expected to last 2 – 3 months in duration. The initiative was to update an internal portal used by marketing for managing campaigns.
During a PMO meeting, one of […]
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 […]
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. – […]
As a best practice, to engage your stakeholder and gain commitment/support for your projects, be sure to spend the time building relationships with key stakeholders. Do this before you need to engage them in conversations about the project or request their support.
Here are just a few simple ways to build relationships with key stakeholders:
A Mini Case Study
Here is a story of a project manager who did not see the value of spending time establishing relationships with others.
We’ll call him Jack. Jack has been managing projects for about 5 years. In that time, he has always had project team members who reported to him. He never bothered […]