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What to do when resources are cut from your project

In the current climate, nothing is certain. Project management is all about dealing with this uncertainty and risk. Projects deliver the future so you need to be flexible, agile and deliver the right outcomes (repeatedly).  To do this, you need to be equipped with the right skills, the right  techniques and the confidence to use them.

74% of survey respondents said that ‘soft skills – very important to project success’.
Association for Project Management (APM) 2021 

Start slow and break into a run… rather than start fast and trip, go the wrong way or mess up.

Our Project Management Survival Guide™ equips you with a framework, techniques, tools and soft skills to deal with the uncertainty inherent in many projects. You get valuable practice of the skills in interactive case studies with coaching from an experienced Project Manager.

The workshop framework, ‘Think – Plan – Do – Review’ provides easy steps and practical diagnostic tools like the ‘Successful Project Scorecard’ to help you work out what ingredients are missing before things go wrong.

You learn to use techniques to keep you focused when the going gets tough, like ‘Killer Questions’:

  • What does finished look like?
  • What does success look like?
  • How will success be measured?

Think ‘people’… they will always be the biggest challenge in any project.

You learn how to grab the attention of key decision makers with tools like the ‘4-Slide Pitch’:

  • 3 key benefits of the project.
  • 3 success criteria.
  • The key risks.
  • The key stakeholders.

Workshop: Project Management Survival Guide™ – Helping everyone involved in projects to plan, deliver and reduce the risk of expensive project failure. Deliver your projects on time, on budget and get the best results.

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Prevention… a lot less effort than cure!

There will always be issues on projects, but spotting these early and nipping them in the bud will be your greatest ally for time-saving.

Developing a ‘Risk Mindset’ and ‘Risk Radar’ will equip you to be proactive and even enjoy beating the odds.

Reshape your project

If you need to reshape your project in a hurry, as the result of resource shortages, you need to rapidly build consensus with your key stakeholders. Engaging and influencing them to build consensus, whilst minimising conflict is challenging. These are the soft skills you cannot afford to learn the hard way (project failure).

Our Managing Stakeholders Simulation™ enables you to develop, build and practice your newly acquired skills and tools in a safe environment. During the workshop you will learn and experience the 3 essential pillars of influencing stakeholders:

  • Identification
  • Prioritisation
  • Engagement

You will practice with 12 key stakeholders with different and conflicting agendas whilst playing an advanced AI simulation during the workshop. To embed this, a skilled coach guides and supports you as you learn by ‘doing’. An immersive and engaging experience you will not forget.

Workshop: Managing Stakeholders Simulation™ – Helps you to identify and understand stakeholders, develop a practical toolkit and practice these important skills.

  • Understand what elements of stakeholder management you are good at and what needs improvement, by playing a business gaming simulation.
  • Gauge how much effort you need to give a stakeholder using our Stakeholder Barometer.
  • Learn how to maximise the Power/Interest Matrix and how it helps you prioritise the movers and shakers in your environment.

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