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Succeeding with senior management : getting the right support at the right time for your project

Author: G Michael Campbell
Publisher: New York : AMACOM, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Senior managers speak the language of strategy. Project managers use the language of tasks and activities. While they rely on each other to achieve their goals, this core incompatibility can lead to communication breakdowns and project setbacks. Succeeding with Senior Management explains how to bridge the gap and engage the upper ranks. By establishing relationships early on, understanding executives, and keeping  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Campbell, G. Michael, 1948-
Succeeding with senior management.
New York, NY : AMACOM, [2017]
(DLC) 2017022224
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Michael Campbell
ISBN: 9780814438503 0814438504 9780814438527 0814438520
OCLC Number: 964380303
Description: xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Understanding the facts of life for executives --
Preparing the leadership --
Questions every project manager really needs answered --
Establishing the relationship and managing up the organization --
Working with the executive sponsor to understand the project --
Reviewing the stakeholder analysis with your sponsor --
Listening styles and how using them effectively helps you to engage an executive --
Your attitude and its role in engaging an executive --
Preparing sponsors for their role --
Clearly establishing the communication channels to stakeholders --
Creating internal and external communications with the sponsor --
Using deputies of executives effectively --
Executing risk mitigation strategies and executive sponsor support --
Addressing scope with the sponsor --
Providing options and recommendations for key decisions --
Communicating problems and issues with the sponsor --
Communicating with operations using the sponsor --
Using the sponsor to gain operations support --
Getting help with cross-functional issues --
Navigating the political waters --
Engaging senior managers when you have a multinational, cross-cultural project --
Handling competition with other initiatives.
Responsibility: G. Michael Campbell, PMP.

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Communication is key, including that between a project manager and a senior manager. While the two rely on each other to achieve their goals, they have core communication styles that lead to  Read more...

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