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Engaging “Difficult” Stakeholders

Every project has stakeholders that may be labeled as "difficult." While I’ll acknowledge that some people just choose to be difficult and contrary; many times there is a valid reason for someone being difficult. They are just not expressing themselves in the best way possible. This is not to excuse their behavior; but, look deeper […]

Project Managers and Change

Every project launched is a change project. It may be a simple project or a complex, cross-functional project – regardless, it is change.

If project managers take a change view of every project they lead, they will do a better job engaging the stakeholders in the project and reaching a successful conclusion. That is because […]

Reporting on Project Status

Project Status

To reduce questions and challenges on the project

As a project manager, you want to report effectively on the project status by providing sufficient information to stakeholders while also reducing the amount of back and forth communications necessary. This entails providing complete, detailed information in ways that works for the stakeholders but also works for […]

Five Ways to Better Manage Your Stakeholders

Here are five simple ways to manage (and engage) your stakeholders in your project:

Utilize a stakeholder register to track each stakeholder and contact information as well as their needs, wants and expectations as it relates to the project. Take the time to meet each stakeholder – either in person or via a virtual format. […]

Managing BPI Projects

Managing business process improvement (BPI) projects are challenging enough. Add to that the need to manage stakeholders’ expectations around change as it relates to the BPI project and your challenges have doubled!

One of our responsibilities when managing BPI projects is to ensure we also manage the expectations of our stakeholders, who will undoubtedly be […]