I received a question from Inside pmStudent e-Learning about getting feedback from your project team and stakeholders. ?It’s important to have an open environment where team members and stakeholders feel comfortable to give feedback in person, but surveys can be useful as a way to allow for an extra channel of communication. ?For those not […]
I stumbled across this great discussion today on the Parallel Project Training website and just had to share. I suppose it depends on what your definition of social media is…people tend to think of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn among others (at the moment). I would also point people to this?interview of Hal Macomber by Bas De […]
I came across this video from Bas De Baar‘s Project Shrink Podcast and had to share. This is Hal Macomber talking about how he has implemented blogging as a way for his project team to develop ideas, best practices, and many other benefits that come from being engaged in social media. This is where I […]
Time to hold my feet to the fire. Recently I wrote a post about email communication on projects. ?My focus was for co-located teams and my aversion to using email as a primary communication mechanism for this kind of project environment. I’ve been with my new team for about 6 weeks now and decided it […]
You were talking about a specific topic in a meeting, and half the room didn’t know what you were talking about. “Didn’t you get my email?” you chided in frustration. What’s wrong here?
Project Management From a Practical Perspective Let?s start with the basic premise that most of the significant things we do can really be considered a project. Whether that?s building a new house, developing a new set of purchasing procedures, implementing a new computer system etc., (the list is potentially endless) these types of endeavours can […]
“Mark, I expect you to perform at the level you committed to. There is no excuse for this, you are making our entire project team look bad. Your tasks were nowhere near the critical path before, but now you ARE the critical path.”
There are useful models for stakeholder management available; and also a need for empathic stakeholder management which seeks out and includes a variety of variables beyond influence and interest in your project…
Jason was frustrated.
As the developer in charge of the system to integrate third-party data from another contractor (XYZ, Inc.), Jason had requirements and some initial specifications, but as things changed there were questions that came up.
In an ideal world, the business analyst and project manager work seamlessly together to help the business achieve the most valuable solution.
The ideal world rarely happens.