Culture of Success and Stakeholder Management Part 2: Relationships & Trust (Post #4)

Identifying who your stakeholders are is just the first step in managing stakeholders.  Once you have them identified, it’s time to get to know them and ultimately, build a trusting relationship.  There are three key areas I focus on when building relationships. Relationships are Evergreen.  Building relationships is something that is ongoing and never ends. Continue reading “Culture of Success and Stakeholder Management Part 2: Relationships & Trust (Post #4)”

Culture of Success and Stakeholder Management Part 1 (Post #3)

Let me preface this by saying I spend a lot of time on stakeholder engagement and management.  Most of what I’ll write about can be applied not only to stakeholders, but team members, management, spouses, or anyone else you come in contact with.  The reason I talk about it here is stakeholders can kill yourContinue reading “Culture of Success and Stakeholder Management Part 1 (Post #3)”

Culture of Success and “Governance”: the 10 Letter – 4 Letter Word (Post #2)

In this episode of Culture of Success, we’ll talk about Governance.  The focus will be on project and program selection.  If you’ve been in project management for any length of time, you’ve experienced what I like to refer to as the “drive by project.”  This is where someone, usually in management, says they need aContinue reading “Culture of Success and “Governance”: the 10 Letter – 4 Letter Word (Post #2)”

Culture of Success: It Started with a Stress Ball (Post #1)

The first time I heard the term “culture of success,” I was looking at a consultant who was presenting our new project management process.  In our company, each group within our  division had a different process for managing projects.  Though similar, there were enough differences where management thought it vital to have a consulting firmContinue reading “Culture of Success: It Started with a Stress Ball (Post #1)”

“If you Project Managers are so damn good, why do projects keep failing!?” and a Commitment to Help

“If you project managers are so damn good, why do projects keep failing?” I was added at the 11th hour to this webinar panel when someone else couldn’t attend.  The premise was simple; these are small to mid-sized business owners who want to know more about real-world project management practices, and would ask questions toContinue reading ““If you Project Managers are so damn good, why do projects keep failing!?” and a Commitment to Help”