PM4Real October 2021: Managing Difficult Stakeholders on the Project
Join us, on the next PM4Real event on Thursday, the 21st of October 2021, at 5pm to explore practical tools and practices for project stakeholders’ management. The presentation of the topic and discussion will be led by Alenka Slabe. We will meet live at the Endava company in Ljubljana.
The event is free, non-members are also invited. Accreditation holders will receive 2 PDU points.
How To Manage Difficult Stakeholders On The Project
Projects do not exist in isolation. Even if there is a defined brief, budget, program and scope of work the project is still subject to external influences. The project exists within an environment, populated by all those who have a particular stake or interest in the outcome of the project. This environment and the expectations of stakeholders represent significant risk to a project. It is unlikely that the requirements of all stakeholders will coincide, and they will seek to influence the project in order to meet their own requirements. Pressure from stakeholders generates change and change increases the complexity of the management task, jeopardizing cost, and project certainty.
However, if the views of project stakeholders are not addressed and if stakeholders are not involved in the development of the project, then the project is unlikely to deliver optimum value for all involved. It is important that project managers strike the right balance between stakeholder involvement and isolation of the project from external influence to achieve delivery on cost and time but also to maximize benefit for the client and his stakeholders.
Let’s find out about strategy for successful Stakeholders Management and discuss about best practices how to use them on the projects to improve communication, relationship, and overall success of the project.
Alenka Slabe is a PMP licenced project manager with 20 years of international and cross industry experience. She develops business and leadership skills of teams and managers who want to excel in efficiency and productivity. As a former president of PMI Slovenia and an active member of this organization she is engaged in conferences and PM initiatives. At the Light Up 360 event that was held in May 2021 within 5 countries in the region she won the prize for the best presenter.
The event will be held in Slovene, but if there will be anyone among us who does not speak Slovene, we will conduct the event in English.
In case the restrictions due to Covid-19 are tightened and the event cannot be performed live, we will perform it online via the Zoom platform. The PCT condition applies for all participants.
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