Managing stakeholders in infrastructure projects
Not so long ago, stakeholder management was merely about dealing with various parties’ issues as they arose. There was a vague understanding of the people involved and if a problem occurred, the project manager would cross that bridge when the time came.
Lately, stakeholder management has become more sophisticated, taking up a greater amount of time and effort up front. Recognising that people are the project is the first step towards stakeholder engagement. Beyond that, it’s a way to ensure that issues are heard at the beginning so that they can be addressed in the project plan and realised as a benefit upon closure.
Developing international project managers
Have you ever been frustrated by your project team because they don’t appear to listen or comprehend the task at hand, they don’t communicate effectively within the team, and seem to work on a different timeline to you? International projects face these dilemmas on a regular basis, often at a much larger scale and with […]
Project: Horizon Power
Upgrading power supplies is the bread and butter of companies such as Horizon Power, a fully-integrated Western Australian government-owned business delivering energy solutions in regional Western Australia. However when the service being delivered is to remote and often isolated parts of the country, the project management approach used requires innovation and above all must be […]
Project logistics in the Asia-Pacific
For an Australian, travelling to another country involves crossing a body of water by air or by sea. A flight, even from the closest access point to our nearest neighbour, takes hours. Consider then the logistical situation for countries in the Pacific, where routes take longer and services are less frequent, and you touch upon […]
Mentor sees IT development gap
“In most organisations, IT is a necessary evil,” says Rob Livingstone, founder and principal of a firm that provides mentorship programs specifically tailored to address the challenges faced by IT professionals. Mentorship programs at Rob Livingstone Advisory aim to bridge the gap between the IT department and other aspects of a business. Livingstone says in […]
PMI and LinkedIn join forces for 2011 Global Congress
LinkedIn managing director for Europe Kevin Eyres will shine a spotlight on networking for project managers as one of the keynote speakers for the Project Management Institute (PMI) 2011 Global Congress for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Eyres will relay his thoughts on the value of social media for project management professionals and their organisations […]