How to Draft a Stakeholder Communication Plan

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how-to-draft-a-stakeholder-communication-planThe truth is that there are quite a lot of things that you would need to take into account when you manage a project. Even though a stakeholder communication plan isn’t always necessary, for long-term and heavy projects you are most certainly going to need to have one. With this in mind, we would like to go through a few things that you might want to take into account in order to be able to create one from scratch which meets the expectations of the stakeholder and fulfills its overall requirements and expectations. Let’s go right ahead and take a look.

Identify the need for communication

This is rather obvious but it’s particularly important. Your client and all of the stakeholders need to be well aware of the fact that you are incredibly concerned with their critical opinion and that breeds the need for transparency and communication. Upon doing so you are instantly gaining their trust and that’s generally one of the most important things that you would have to do in the first stages of the project. Read the Complete Article

8 Team Building Tips for Leaders That Actually Work

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8 Team Building Tips for Leaders That Actually Work
By Richard Lepsinger
Great teams are the building blocks of any organization. A great team has shared goals, clear roles, transparent processes for solving problems and making decisions, and the ability to deal with conflicts constructively. A good team may have some of these elements; a great team […]

How to Be a Productive Project Manager: 7 Tips

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How to Be a Productive Project Manager: 7 Tips
By Harry Hall
Many project managers feel overwhelmed with emails, phone calls, and meetings. They often work overtime, but few feel as though they are making progress. Although we are all given the same amount of time each day, some project managers are able to produce greater value […]

Avoid Gold-plating Through Agile Delivery

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Avoid Gold-plating Through Agile Delivery
By Kiron D. Bondale
As it is with jewelry, on projects gold-plating is all form with no substance. The increase in costs is rarely justified by the value provided by superficial “bling”.
It could be an analyst adding in requirements which they came up with on their own without ensuring that those are […]

My Journey with an Agile Project

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My Journey with an Agile Project
By Seshadri Sounderrajan
The purpose of this article is to share my experiences with the deployment of Agile methodology based on the project I am currently associated with. Although Agile projects do not have a rigid hierarchy, Project Managers have a significant role to play in the context of managing multiple […]

Six Leadership Lessons From Game of Thrones Season Six

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Six Leadership Lessons From Game of Thrones Season Six
By Steven J Selikoff
Game of Thrones is a world of alliances and competition, politics, powerbrokers, fair and failed leaders, trust, deception, limited resources, plus a few dragons. It shouldn’t be surprising that it’s a world filled with leadership lessons delightfully delivered by our most loved, and hated, […]

The Appearance of Non-Leaders

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The Appearance of Non-Leaders
By Jeremy Francis
I suppose it is not surprising that when there is a leadership vacuum all sorts of non-leaders seek to fill it! Much has been written about leaders but what about non-leaders? Well here is my attempt at identifying non-leaders in a leadership contest. Use the following eight descriptions to weed […]

A Project Management Mystery Solved

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A Project Management Mystery Solved
By James Young
Executive Summary: Do not assume that your company’s management or the project stakeholders have a firm grasp on the methods and procedures of Project Management. It may be that they don’t know what they don’t know about the methods and procedures. Be prepared to develop Project Execution Plan (PEP) […]

Legendary Leadership Secrets – Success Eats Charisma for Lunch

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Legendary Leadership Secrets – Success Eats Charisma for Lunch
By David Roppo
For many decades the phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” has been floating around leadership development circles. It’s often attributed to Peter Drucker, the father of management, although that claim has yet to be substantiated. Nevertheless, I believe the phrase makes for some validate points. […]

Reinforcement for Running Retrospectives

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Reinforcement for Running Retrospectives
By Kiron D. Bondale
Retrospectives are a common, regularly practiced ceremony on projects managed using an agile delivery method.
But why stop there?
There’s no reason that retrospectives couldn’t be applied to traditional projects too, it’s just that some improvement ideas might not be immediately applicable in a non-iterative lifecycle.
But won’t it cost a lot […]