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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Project Management Strategies

We all need a strategy to succeed in life. In the project management world there are many different opinions regarding how to successfully manage a project. One of the most important things we need to do in project management is manage the expectations and relationships with our stakeholders. Some things to keep in mind to help us manage our stakeholders are:

Assess the culture (Is it supportive, what is the balance of power, what are the stakeholder attitudes)

Identify the goals of the stakeholders and sponsor (Are the goals realistic, attainable, communicated)

Assess our own capabilities and limitations (Are you politically savvy, respected, a good negotiator)

Define the problem (Define goals, risks, relationships)

Develop solutions (Create action plan, determine the right solution for the right time)

Test and refine the solutions (New learnings must be incorporated, replan, retool, rethink)

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