So, how do you navigate the challenges and opportunities in these relationships?
1. Identify your stakeholders, including the “hidden” ones. Do you know all the stakeholders that are involved? Who will use it? Who will make it? Who will implement it? Who will maintain it? Who stands to lose? Who never speaks up? As the project leader, it’s a part of your responsibility to know who they are and how to manage those relationships.
2. Identify their agendas and needs. What expectations do your stake holders have? Of you? Of your project? How do they relate to the outcome of your project? Getting clear of their expectations earlier can help you better manage the project from the beginning, helping you avoid any misunderstandings later.
3. Get their ongoing engagement. The key to successful project management is to gain conistent feedback on the outputs and the benefits that you deliver, optimizing the outcome along the way. But if you want to get ongoing responses, you first need their ongoing engagement.
How can we help?
Throughout your project, there are critical conversations that create the expectations and resources allocated to the project. Do you know how to navigate these conversations to reach the best possible outcome for you, your stakeholders, and your company?
If you don’t know how, we can help you create the space to facilitate conversations and agreements between the stakeholders.
In addition, we can help you train “change champions” that will not only benefit your current projects, but all upcoming projects in the future. “Change champions” will help you facilitate your project throughout the entire process to make it easier, simpler, and faster for you and all the stakeholders involved.
And as a final piece to your puzzle, we can help you create personalised strategic roadmaps and implementation plans for your ideal outcome. Using our experience to help you navigate the opportunities and challenges along the way, we can help you avoid mistakes that most people can’t see coming and seize the opportunities that most people fail to identify.
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