Stakeholder Management for Project Managers
What you'll learn
- Build a trusting relationship with your key stakeholder: the sponsor
- Negotiate SMART project objectives with the sponsor
- Perform an in-depth stakeholder analysis
- Develop a project communication plan
- Write a realistic and feasible project charter
- Understanding of basic project management concepts
Project management is a very dangerous profession, literally!
Would you start a journey by car knowing that you have only 1 chance over 3 to arrive without damages? Yet, this is the probability of success of the average project.
And because most successful Project Managers agree that around 80% of their time is dedicated to stakeholder management, this is the area in which you should invest once you’ve learned the basics of project management.
A practical stakeholder management approach hugely increases the chances of belonging to the small elite of successful Project Managers. In fact, this course not only benefits you personally, but also your key stakeholders: the team you are working with, your company and clients.
The course focuses on the initiation phase: the period from the assignment of the Project Manager to the signature of the project charter. This project phase is regularly underestimated by Project Managers, while in reality this is the stage when you have the biggest chances to establish solid foundations for a successful project.
During the course, you learn to build a trusting relationship with your sponsor (your most important stakeholder), to negotiate a set of smart objectives, to conduct a thorough stakeholder analysis and to write a project communication plan.
Finally, you develop a realistic, feasible, project charter, and get it signed and supported by the sponsor.
This course is project based. After every presentation I recommend you apply the tools to a real project: I provide you with precise directions and templates. Using the tools in practice hugely improve your ability to play the project manager role.
This course is based on a very successful training program that I have developed for one of my best clients, a program still in place after more than 15 years.
I’m absolutely confident that by completing the course and applying its tools to your project, you can become a member of the elite of successful Project Managers.
Become a successful Project Manager!
Who this course is for:
- Project Managers
- Product Owners
- Professionals working in projects
- Students of project management
Luciano Garagna has more than 35 years of experience in project management, consulting and training. He leads consulting engagements with large customers on strategic projects and develops and facilitates management workshops worldwide.
He regularly speaks at management meetings and conferences and was recognized with the Palme d’Or Award for the Best Practice Track at PMI Europe 2002 in Cannes, France.
Mr. Garagna is a founding member of the first Italian chapter of the Project Management Institute (1996) and has chaired the Italian Translation Verification Committee for the third, fourth and fifth editions of the ‘Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge’ (2004, 2008, 2012).
He has led management classes for companies such as ABB, Cisco, Deloitte, Dow, Ericsson, HP, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Philips, Shell, Tetra Pak, Unicredit and over 50 other leading organizations.
He created and manages Into Consulting, a professional services firm.