Project Manager Skills: The art of asking Questions & Influencing – getting the RIGHT things done!
Projects are about change. Change is about impact to the organization and its employees and therefore a complex playing field with various different personal desires, requirements and objectives of the different stakeholders. Sometimes the scope of the project needs to be challenged to ensure that the project team works towards the right project outcome. An outcome valuable for the whole organization. However sometimes these outcomes do not align with expectations of the project sponsor. It’s the integrity of the project manager that paves the way forward, sometimes with results that are conflicting to some stakeholders desires.
And when stakeholders are not aligned and have conflicting interests, how does the project manager ensure the project will still be successful? How does one influence stakeholders in a way that brings alignment and focus again?Asking the right questions and influencing are the skills that will be addressed by Rob Agelink, Director Consulting atCGI and Bert van de Hooft, Managing Partner and Change Manager at Management of Change.