Why do some project managers achieve their goals while others fail? One major reason: project management is different from operational management. Each role requires the individual to possess a unique set of skills and management strategies. But all too often, organizations don't see or choose to ignore the distinct differences. Which means both sets of skills must be acquired on the fly, by managers thrust into project management roles.
According to author Tres Roeder, there is also a more subtle reason why even the most seasoned Project Management Professionals (PMP®) fail: they lack necessary "soft skills" required to successfully manage the various stakeholders involved in each project. Traditional project management thought process focuses almost exclusively on the technical and business aspects of a project. With little, if any, attention devoted to the more complex human aspect of the equation. Whether the project is developing software, organizing a new business unit, or building a shopping mallthe project manager is responsible for assembling and launching a team of stakeholders. Many of whom may only be involved in one phase of the project which may receive less attention, but they play an equally important role in the success of a project. Success of a project can be directly attributed to overall team management by using these soft-skills, all the way through completion.
In this groundbreaking guide, Tres Roeder, a globally recognized expert on project management and organizational change, offers time-tested strategies and techniques for effectively identifying, categorizing, prioritizing, managing, and leading project stakeholders. Focusing on the major differences between project management and other types of managementnot the least of which is the temporary nature of projects versus the repetitive nature of most operational management taskshe describes the foundational elements of project stakeholder management. With the help of numerous real-world scenarios and case studies, he describes best practices in all key areas of project stakeholder management, including:
- Project Planning and Organizing
- Recruitment and Team-Building
- Resource Allocation
- Stakeholder Communication
- Time Management
- Managing Difficult Stakeholders
- Conflict Resolution
This book is your comprehensive guide to Managing Project Stakeholders successfully, for a project that finishes on time, within budget!
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ISBN 978-1118504277 Publication Date April 2013 Author Tres Roeder Format Hardcover Page Count 236 Manufacturer Wiley