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A stakeholder’s desire to increase project scope

A mini case study

You are working on 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. Requirements were gathered over a two […]

Keeping Control of Your Projects – Part 2

Sponsors/Key Stakeholder Communications

See Part I for the first part of this article on team communications.

In this post we’ll approach communications from the perspective of sponsors and other key stakeholders.

Managing your sponsors and key stakeholders is essential to ensure your project meets their needs. We want to control our communications – meeting the […]

Communicating with Stakeholders – Part II

A Mini Case Study

Read Part I of the story.

In this article, we’ll outline the communication plans for departments heads and other employees in the organization.

The first meeting

In your meeting with the seven department managers, you focused on the 360 initiative and specifically:

The decision behind launching a 360 process (link to […]

Identifying and Communicating with Stakeholders – I

A Mini Case Study

In this mini case study we’ll look at a brief scenario and discuss the approach to getting started with identifying and reaching out to stakeholders to get them on board with the project.

Scenario: You want to implement a 360 feedback process into the organization. The organization is receptive to providing […]

Improve How You Manage Your Stakeholders

In conversations with project managers I am often told that managing the stakeholders on their projects often takes up much more time than they would expect. For some, they feel like they are herding cats; especially when they need regular input from their stakeholders.

Additionally, a few project managers have mentioned that just […]