In addition to providing training and coaching, we also offer a wide range of consulting services to our clients in the area of project management, as well as in its subsidiaries and supporting activities, such as:
Typically, stakeholders are identified before a project even starts. This is because of the broad definition of stakeholder, which includes the client, the provider/supplier, the project manager, though not always in the early stages, and the people who can impact and be impacted by the project, which is a definition that encompasses a substantial number of persons. Therefore, it is essential to prepare a list of stakeholders, also known as the stakeholder register, as early as feasible in the project lifecycle. Additionally, it is crucial to regularly monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of the stakeholder engagement, as well as assess and track stakeholder expectations.
Our consulting services, depending on the client’s needs, can last a week, months, or much longer. We may also work full time or just a few hours a day or week to provide guidance and or performance evaluation and control. Our goal is to assist our clients in addressing and dealing with stakeholder management as efficiently as possible. Therefore, we help our clients in the following areas:
- Assist in preparing the stakeholder register for all stakeholders, including their pertinent contact data, their roles and responsibilities, expectations of the project, and level of influence and interest in the project. In this activity, the stakeholders are also assessed regarding their personal and professional stance towards the project, such as “resistant,” ”unaware,” “neutral,” “supportive,” or a “champion” of the project.
- Assist the client in preparing strategies to improve and maintain the stakeholders’ views on the project. For example, if a key stakeholder is “resistant” to the project, an effective strategy can potentially change their stance to “supportive” if they are informed of critical aspects of the project, which may be a benefit to them, their careers, their constituents, and so on.
- Prepare the entire Stakeholder Management Plan, which includes the items listed in the previous bullets, plus develop the controlling activities, including:
- Expectations monitoring: ensure that the stakeholders’ expectations are being met, as promised, or inform them in a timely and effective manner that they may not be and appropriately explain the reasons why.
- Appropriate communication: ensure that stakeholders are receiving the information and data they were promised in the communication plan, plus confirm that said communication is having the correct impact and effect on the stakeholders.
- Perform periodic reviews throughout the project lifecycle, as required by the client, which includes:
- assessing the effectiveness of the stakeholder engagement strategies
- update stakeholder engagement strategies, as needed, and create new ones as required for project success
Additionally, the above services include the effect and impact that these activities have on other vital parts of the project, such as scope, schedule, cost, quality, risk, and procurement.
All our project managers have the academic training, vast project management experience, and the appropriate certifications to perform their assignments efficiently and effectively. The salient certifications related to project management include PMP (Project Management Professional) PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute – Agile Certified Professional) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) Training.