Project stakeholder management

If we can maintain the project stakeholders satisfied throughout the project, then the project is successful. The first step towards this is aggressive stakeholder identification and stakeholder’s expectation management. The positive expectations must be maximized where as the negative expectations must be minimized. While the stakeholder register will vary across projects, the following list contains … Continue reading Project stakeholder management

Mentoring someone with imposter syndrome

Found this HBR article very useful. At times, I am also suffering from this syndrome. May be, I am not alone in this. Most of us would have undergone this at some point or other. https://hbr.org/2019/02/mentoring-someone-with-imposter-syndrome

Why traditional project success criteria are still relevant today?

During one of my training programs, a project manager said ‘I am not getting acceptance for my project. What should I do get the acceptance?’. That was a difficult question to answer, considering the fact that I did not know much about his project. Still I wanted to give it a try, and I asked … Continue reading Why traditional project success criteria are still relevant today?

Chekutty from Kerala

Hats off to social entrepreneurs Gopi and Lakshmi for implementing the brilliant idea of creating chekutty dolls from the handloom sarees and clothes destroyed by the Kerala floods 2018. They could raise considerable amount of money to help the weavers who lost their looms and stock. True story of grit and big hearts. Gopi is … Continue reading Chekutty from Kerala

Stakeholder analysis to identify key performance indicators of project success

Step#1 Identify the stakeholders of the project / product  (sample list below) Sponsors Portfolio managers Program managers Project managers Owners Engineering mangers / teams Design teams Sub contractors Procurement team Quality team Risk management team Change management team Safety management team Cost controllers Finance Sales & Marketing Project management office Competitors Consultants End users Government … Continue reading Stakeholder analysis to identify key performance indicators of project success