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Get control of your social media self with infographics

How to get control of your social media self is a topic that, for some, seems to mean there is a set of rules, or a prescription to follow, that will make it easy and deliver instant results, fame, and fortune.

Well, like losing weight or learning a skill, there are no social media shortcuts.

Those transparent about their lifelong learning come to manage their social media identity and support others in a virtuous giving, learning, providing, receiving cycle.

Learn to manage your social media identity faster and have more fun with this list of infographics and checklists from other’s shared experiences.

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Top 10 blog posts for 2013, 5 to 1

The top 10 blog views for 2013 continue on with a top 5 countdown to the most requested posts of the year.

Does your organization challenge find a platform within? Or will the might of the project hammer leave all who enter impact stagger out concussed?

Seriously, what were the most viewed posts on: culture, projects, impact assessments, learning? All interests revealed within.

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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.

In review: Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success

October 2010 in review.  A roundup of blogs from the previous month: Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success; stakeholder analysis template — Risk is anything that can positively or negatively effect the outcome of the project.  So, identifying and managing stakeholders is step to identify and manage project risk.  Each project has a unique set of stakeholders, influencers, and customers.  This template helps you identify, manage, and monitor stakeholders and stakeholder involvement. Mergers and acquisitions systems thinking strategies, part 2 — System theory focuses on the relation and the arrangements of parts that, in turn, come to create a whole.  The opportunity lost in mergers and acquisitions strategies thinking is rarely enough deals identify and manage intangible, human assets with a system integration strategy. Mergers and acquisitions systems thinking strategies, part 3 — A systems view for organizations …

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, part 1 The ability to deliver a project is the ability to compete. Scope kills projects and projects that are not delivered kill organizations. Scope is one of the most important ways to manage project success. And when projects succeed, organizations succeed. 2 of 6 — Scope or:  How to manage projects for organization success, part 2 The key for organizations to grow and to thrive relies on how to manage projects and how to manage projects for organization success becomes an industry competitive advantage. But why do so many projects fail? 3 of 6 — Scope or:  How to manage projects for organization success; impact analysis template An impact analysis unearths …

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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 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

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.