As the PMBOK Guide® aptly states, “projects are performed by people and for people,” (page 9, 7th Edition).
People make projects. Period.
As project managers, we are continuously working with stakeholders to maintain good relationships and ensure that their expectations are in alignment with the goals of the project.
Linked to the Leadership skill area of the PMI Talent Triangle®, this course will place focus on managing the expectations and relationships of the people involved in projects. To achieve the project goals, it is important to have the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to guide, motivate and/or direct others. People skills are crucial in achieving success. One way to effectively motivate others is to show them what they can achieve through collaboration and cooperation. Project leaders are constantly helping project stakeholders see the potential for success by demonstrating knowledge, skills and behaviors related to people.
There are a variety of skills that will be covered in the course, such as negotiation, active listening, emotional intelligence, and servant leadership. These powerful skills can be incredibly helpful throughout the lifecycle of your projects, so it’s important that project professionals learn them well.
In this course we'll cover the core interpersonal skills and key techniques to effectively manage the expectations and the relationships with project stakeholders:
Identifying project stakeholders
Planning resource needs
Sharing the vision of the project with your stakeholders
Keeping your stakeholders informed in the predictive vs. the agile environment
Addressing interpersonal conflicts
Decision making techniques
Learners will uncover the importance of managing expectations and relationships effectively and how to create a positive work environment and build good relationships with team members. This is an essential skill for any project manager, and this course will focus on how to manage the expectations of others, both internally and externally. By doing so, you can help your team and organization stay productive and successfully meet the goals of the project..
By the end of the course, learners will be able to confidently identify the stakeholders of a project and determine the appropriate strategies to manage expectations and maintain a productive working relationship with team members and all stakeholders. Additionally, upon successful completion of this course, learners can earn 8 contact hours of project management education which are recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). A total of 35 contact hours in project management education are a requirement to those looking to achieve the Project Management Professional (PMP®)certification. Learners will finish this course with increased knowledge of the better practice tips to engage stakeholders and be more than ready to continue their project management and PMP® journey, which we hope completes your certificate with us.