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Impact Analysis — project management SharePoint template

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Projects have impact.

Impact affects risk.

Risk affects hope.

Hope affects scope.

This impact analysis template, designed for use with SharePoint, is an early-phase assessment to identify all stakeholders, their needs, their awareness, and their insight into the project before they surprise you.

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Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success; communication template

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Project communication is far bigger than the project team. No project succeeds without stakeholder motivation and a proper communication plan to address their motivations, needs, and goals. Project communication is an effort to build commitment, understanding, and ownership around the project impact to people, process, and technology.

This template provides a planning tool to meet stakeholder communication needs. With this you can plan what to communicate, when to communicate, how to communicate, and measure communication performance.

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Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success; stakeholder analysis template

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A stakeholder is anyone, or group, who can positively or negatively affect the outcome of the project. This posts introduces two Excel template worksheets for stakeholder identification and management.

Prior to a project’s go-ahead this template identifies groups and individuals with a stake in the success, and failure.

The effort makes sure we understand the key concerns and motivations of these audiences in order to mitigate risk to over-look or under-appreciate stakeholder position.

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Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success; impact analysis template

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An impact analysis is an early-phase assessment to identify all stakeholders, their needs, their awareness, and their insight into the project – these people are not only sponsors and customers, but the people you want to invite people into the change. Involvement impacts success.

Just like a pebble tossed into a pond, projects cause ripples that carry beyond the initial splash. Projects sponsors who fail to link the change a project has to people, process, and technology risk project success and project adoption.

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Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success, part 2

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The key for organizations to grow and to thrive relies they ability to scope, manage, and deliver projects.  How you and your organization handles project scope management for organization success is a competitive advantage. Once a project is underway there is a constant battle to manage scope and keep the original intent of the project pure; so to speak.  Project scope management is one of the most important keys to deliver project success. But why do so many projects fail? Lack of preparation? Lack of communication? Lack of commitment? No, those are symptoms. Project Scope Management Projects fail for a variety of reasons, but projects that start with poor scope are tracked for failure before launch.  Constant shift in focus, such as resource multi-tasking, affects the ability to deliver. Scope management includes the processes required to ensure the project has all the required work, and only the required work, to complete the project on …

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Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success, part 1

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To deliver what someone expects, when someone expects, and the price someone agrees to requires an ability to define scope.

When a project fails, resources are lost and organization pressure increases. The more projects that fail the more resistant people are to associate with, work on, or fund new projects.

This is a first in a series of scope and project management blogs and templates to improve project delivery with a set of tools and principles to understand and manage project scope, from impact assessment through stakeholder communication.