Stakeholder Engagement Essentials You Always Wanted To Know
by Michelle Bartonico, Vibrant Publishers
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Pub Date 24 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 18 Dec 2022
- Identify key stakeholders in a project
- Understand the fundamentals of managing stakeholders
- Discover helpful approaches and strategies to engage stakeholders
- Learn how to build a Stakeholder Engagement plan
- Respond to stakeholder scenarios with the eye of a Project Manager Stakeholder Engagement is the lifeblood of project management because stakeholders can make or break a project.
In Stakeholder Engagement Essentials You Always Wanted To Know , you will explore how to balance the tenets of project management with the uncertainties of human behavior.
This book provides foundational essentials of Stakeholder Engagement along with practical techniques and tools to successfully navigate projects and your relationship with people in an organization.
You can apply what you learn anytime you need to move a project, a conversation, or a partnership forward. The book does not just state techniques to engage with stakeholders but makes learning fun and engaging with the help of case studies, activities, and tips that will tickle your brain and make your wear the hat of a Project Manager.
You will gain a deeper understanding of project management and stakeholder engagement tools like Project Charters, Stakeholder Register, Power/Interest Matrix, etc.
Whether someone is a team lead, executive, or team member, it's essential to know how to anticipate, monitor, and engage people throughout the life cycle of a project and beyond.
By the end of Stakeholder Engagement Essentials, you will have a playbook for engaging stakeholders to achieve project success and deliver value to your organization.
This book is part of the Self-Learning Management Series designed to help students, managers, career switchers, and entrepreneurs learn essential management lessons.
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Average rating from 2 members
I have read several book son project management over the past two years. This is the best book I have read. It provides excellent information in a very easy to understand manner. It includes useful templates as well. If you are thinking about buying a book on project management and engaging stakeholders, this very well may be your book. I highly recommend it.
First, although Stakeholder Engagement Essentials You Always Wanted to Know is very much grounded in reality and practical skills, it also heavily leans on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). I feel the focus on what the PMBOK® Guide says makes the book better for people who work in organizations that draw their methods from the PMI ways of working.
If you work in an organization that uses a different methodology, you obviously can still learn from the book and apply the core skills.
However, we need books like this, that provide accessible, realistic entry points for people starting out in their careers. Stakeholder Engagement Essentials is clear, precise, and basically a playbook for doing the project management aspects of working with others. It covers:
• Stakeholder identification
• Mapping and analysis
• Creating a stakeholder engagement plan and looping project communications into that
• Working through challenging situations.
If you are new to project management, new to leading project teams – even if you have a lot of other, related business experience in a different field – then this will be relevant to you. Stakeholder engagement on projects is specific and different to the way that you worked with other teams in an operational or line management role, so it is worth reviewing ‘the basics’ so you have a solid understanding of how to make them work.
A longer version of this review first appeared on Rebel's Guide to Project Management: https://rebelsguidetopm.com/stakeholder-engagement-essentials-book/
I was given an advance reader copy via Netgalley in exchange for my review.