Projects have stakeholders, that much is clear, these pesky project stakeholders influence the project in both positive and negative ways. As a project …
Fast Start — How Shareholders are Ruining American Business
In the quest to maximize returns to shareholders executive doctrine shifted from stakeholders to shareholders. The Atlantic’s, Justin Fox, calls out shareholder value ideology.
Impact Analysis — project management SharePoint template
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.
Fast Start — Bias Gets a Bad Rap
Fast Start conversation: Bias, an outlook or tendency to prejudge something, is usually attacked in organizations who aim to create an …
Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success; communication template
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.
Top 10 blog posts for 2011, 10 to 6
Closing out 2011, I look back at the year’s most viewed posts as a chance to reflect on topics I blog …
Recently finished book — A Leap in the Dark
Any talk about change management must start with stakeholder alignment. Quick on any change-rule-heels: risk identification. History provides truly great examples …
Recap: Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success
A recap on my series of six blogs around project scope. Includes links to slide deck and customizable templates: 1 of 6 — …
Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success; stakeholder analysis template
A stakeholder is anyone, or group, who can positively or negatively affect the outcome of the project. This post 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.
Organization sabotage and the butterfly effect
To run a team, manage a group, or lead an organization means you line people up yell, “ready, steady, go” and we folk hum along without need, guidance, motivation, communication, or care for anyone but the organization.
The reason a professional might call for an organization intervention comes from the feeling of organization sabotage.
Something is wrong.
Someones needs help.
We need to intervene.
All projects are human capital projects
All the projects underway across your company share one, elemental risk: all projects across your company are human capital projects. The valuation …
In review: Leaders and fishing
May 2009 in review. A roundup of blogs from the previous month: Leaders and fishing — Leaders craft the vision and …
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