“It’s the people – not the work – that cause most projects to fail.”
Would you agree with that statement? Research focused on business and project failure does: multiple studies show that less than half of all organizational efforts fully fulfill their scope, schedule and budget requirements. And this failure is most often attributed not to lack of technical skill or experience but to lack of agreement between the people involved. The ability to reach consensus between project team members and stakeholders is a critical factor of an organization’s – and manager’s success.
This two-day workshop is designed to help participants:
Identify project stakeholders and their expectations
Practice techniques to help stakeholders identify and agree upon project goals
Manage stakeholder expectations with effective communications techniques.
This two-day workshop is designed to introduce participants to proven techniques for helping project stakeholders (including project teams):
Work together to identify and fulfill project goals
Identify and manage stakeholder expectations
Develop strategies for resolving stakeholder issues and concerns
The workshop uses a case study throughout both days that provides the opportunity for
participants to employ the skills and methods they are learning. The combination of participant activity and instructor presentation is designed to provide a rich learning experience that will enable participants to leave the workshop with skills they can immediately make use of on their own projects.
Identification of workshop goals and schedule; requirements for participation, student introductions and expectations
Module 2: Who Are the Stakeholders?
The role and importance of stakeholders (including project team members) to every project; stakeholder identification and analysis; creating a Stakeholder Register; using the Stakeholder Register in project planning
Module 3: Identifying Stakeholder Expectations
Identifying and agreeing upon project goals; establishing business requirements; writing a Business Case
Module 4: Clarifying Stakeholder Expectations
Techniques for determining specific stakeholder needs; creating a Stakeholder Requirements Work Plan; writing clear stakeholder requirements
Module 5: Managing Stakeholder Expectations
The sender-receiver communications model; environmental barriers to communication; creating a workable Communications Plan; group cultural and individual barriers to communication; defining and practicing emotional intelligence; addressing stakeholder issues through negotiation
Module 6: Workshop wrap-up
Concluding comments and questions, workshop evaluation Each day of this workshop will engage the participants in a day-long effort that, mixed with presentation of material, will require them to apply the concepts and tools they have learned to a real-life project problem.
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