Dr Lynda Bourne PMP, FAIM, is an international authority on stakeholder engagement and the Stakeholder Circle visualisation tool. She is the author of 'Making Projects Work' (2015), 'Advising Upwards: A Framework for Understanding and Engaging Senior Management Stakeholders' (2011), and 'Stakeholder Relationship Management' (2009) and a contributor to many others.
Far too many sponsors, executives and project managers waste time in ineffective steering committee meetings. Dr Lynda Bourne provides advice that could save your project control board thousands of dollars in wasted time.
Having identified a key difference between project and general management, it follows that project management is capable of being seen as a distinct profession. But by what definition? asks Lynda Bourne.
Project management associations worldwide are at the forefront of the push to have project management recognised as a profession, but what does professional project management look like? asks Dr Lynda Bourne.
Every project is primarily a social situation and within each situation are five elements that can be a motivational reward or a threat to an individual. Dr Lynda Bourne says a leader must get the mix right to drive a motivated team.
Chances are your organisation already focuses on ‘stakeholder engagement’ but is using another name for the activity. Dr Lynda Bourne explains the common alternative terms project managers should look out for.
The way words shape people’s thinking can be very powerful. This power can be used for both good and bad and is an important element in effective communication, writes Dr Lynda Bourne. How can we use lessons from Nineteen Eighty-Four in our projects?
Organisational agility is being promoted as the ‘silver bullet’ to create value and eliminate project failures, but methodologies, standard operating procedures and organisational maturity also underpin success, writes Dr Lynda Bourne.