Who is the prospects' real boss? Their line manager or the temporary project manager who is managing them at the moment? This video addresses thoughts on how you might persuade people to join your project and influence individuals to want to join your project.
- Often as project manager or program manager,…you're not the line manager of the people on your projects…and you have to negotiate to get the ones you want…from their other work.…This involves influencing…their line managers to release them…and influencing the people themselves…to want to come and work on your project.…By the way, you might be able to persuade their boss…to send them against their will,…but that's not going to turn out well, is it?…So here are some thoughts…about the influencing of the person and their boss.…
First, how do you persuade a person…to come and work on your project?…Five ideas.…Number one, show them that it's an interesting project.…It's going to cover new ground.…It's going to include all sorts of interesting work…or technology or equipment,…whatever you know that they like or are interested in.…Second, that it's an important project.…It's going to make a difference to the organization,…maybe even to the world.…It's the first of its kind.…It's going to get noticed.…
Third, that it's got a great team.…
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