In My Judgment – Know your Stakeholders

Building on the BA/PM toolkit.

 

 

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Know Your Stakeholder

Do you know all your stakeholders? Do you have an easy way of identifying all the stakeholders impacted or affected by your projects? In this episode of In my Judgment, Bob and Haydn add to the toolkit from other podcasts and share the key to identifying and managing stakeholders.

 

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In My Judgment – Improv for PMs & BAs

Are you using all the tools you can?

 

 

Improv for PMs and BAsWhen was the last time you were in the hallway and your sponsor or stakeholder asked you a question about the project? Were you ready with all the answers? Did you know what you wanted to say? How confident were you that what you shared was correct?

Listen in to this week’s episode of In My Judgement to learn about a tool that all BAs and PMs need to be using. Learn a rule or two that can help you and your project team.

For more helpful hints check out the “PM Super Hero“ post to learn how to keep a project notebook and combine it with improv for greater effectiveness.

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In My Judgement – Stop Padding

Are you a fan of the wild guess estimation approach?

 

estimatingIn this episode of In My Judgement, Bob and Haydn share their thoughts as to why project managers tend to pad estimates. Listen to them plead with the PM community and ask to stop the game of padding. Do you still pad estimates given by your project team? Do you take the time to plan and breakdown the project so you can get better estimates? Let us know your thoughts by going to our LinkedIn Group.

In My Judgement – Subject Matter Expertise

In this issue of In My Judgement, Bob and Haydn debate if you really need subject matter expertise to manage a project effectively.

 

 

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Do you think you need to have domain expertise or can you manage any project if you have managed a project before? This is not a new debate and it is not one that is going to end anytime soon. Listen in to find out what the hosts think about this topic. Find out if they have a solution to make you more effective as a project manager, no matter what industry you have worked in.

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In My Judgement – Toughest Role

What is the toughest role to have in the PM world?

A view at PPM

Portfolio roll-up

Does your organization have a portfolio manager? In this episode of In My Judgement Bob and Haydn discuss what it takes to be a portfolio manager. They also touch on some distractions that can slow down your business and reduce organizational effectiveness.

Tell us what you think of portfolio management and how your organization deals with pet projects by leaving a comment in our LinkedIn group.

In My Judgement – BA reports to who?

So what is the role of the Project Manager and the Business Analyst?

BA reports to the stakeholder of the PM

Who should the BA report to?

In this latest episode of In My Judgement Bob and Haydn discuss where the Business Analyst (BA) should report. Tell us what you think, is it better for the BA to report to the PM or to the project sponsor?

Tell us what you think, who should the BA report to? Share your thoughts in our LinkedIn group.

In My Judgement Episode – Selling Project Benefits

As a PM can you go overboard selling the benefits of a project?

 

Communicating benefits

What does washing your hands have to do with benefits?

 

When working with a project team and the project sponsor how are you communicating the benefits? Are you using the right language or are you communicating the wrong message about the benefits? Tell us your thoughts by sending us a reply on Twitter.

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In My Judgement Episode #2

When it comes to creating a project charter do you ever wonder why you are creating this document and the benefits behind the document.

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Who really creates the charter

In this episode of In My Judgement Bob and Haydn discuss the benefits of who should create the document and why. Listen and let us know what you think of the project charter, is it needed or redundant?

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In My Judgement – Sponsorship

How important is sponsorship?

How often do you communicate with sponsors?

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Communication is key

In this episode of In My Judgement, Haydn and Bob discuss a construction project that ran over budget. They’ll touch on ownership and sponsorship as well as how often a project sponsor should be involved.

Let us know what you think by sharing your thoughts in the ‘Leading with Intelligent Disobedience’ Group on LinkedIn. Use this link to share your comments http://lnkd.in/jw_D8U. We look forward to read your thoughts.

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