Join Terri Wagner for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing next steps, part of Project Management Foundations: Stakeholders.
- There's an old saying that goes, "Proper planning prevents poor performance." That statement is definitely true when it comes to identifying, analyzing, and engaging our project stakeholders. What we've covered in this course is solid best practice concepts in working with your project stakeholder group. Focus on helping your team to communicate with, and involve, all appropriate stakeholders. It's ideal when you're operating within a mature organization with well established methodologies, processes, and templates to help you with these elements of your project.
When that maturity is missing, you'll need to step up and provide strong, and consistent leadership for your team and management. Your team will get used to your structure and process, time after time, even if your organization does not yet have that consistency. If your organization is ready to improve their project maturity and wants some guidance, contact me at Terri@Mentor-Source.com. For more information on the personality profiles I mentioned in this program, check out the website at mentor-source.com.
I was fortunate enough to be involved with two book projects that may help in your efforts of applying best practices in your project management and business analysis. The first book is project manager Street Smarts, A Real World Guide to PMP Skills by Linda Zaval and myself, Terri Wagner. The second book is a great resource to assist in gathering the requirements portion of your project and it's called Certified Business Analysis STUDY GUIDE by Susan Weese and myself, Terri Wagner.
Both books can be purchased at Wiley.com or Amazon.com. You can also check out my website at mentor-source.com, as well as my other lynda.com courses. Also, check out the other growing list of project management and business analysis courses available in the Lynda.com online training library. And one last reminder. There are a number of organizations around the world that provide professional certifications for project managers and business analysts.
Virtually all of them require information on the real world project management experience you've engaged in. So, don't forget to record the approximate number of hours you've spent managing projects. Be sure to include the project objective, project phase or phases you worked on, along with the supervisor's name that could attest to the work you've performed. You may find that information handy at some point if you want to pursue project management or business analysis certification.
Also, keep track of the number of hours of training you've completed. I wish you well in applying best practices on your projects and engaging all your project stakeholders. The sponsor, your team, and the customer will appreciate your leadership when you implement the tools and techniques we've talked about in this course. Thanks for joining me in Managing Project Stakeholders. I hope the techniques I've shown here will help you with your stakeholder management on your very next project.
Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.
The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.