Succeeding with Senior Management: Getting the Right Support at the Right Time for Your Project, 1st Edition

  • G. Michael Campbell PMP
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  • ISBN-10: 0814438520
  • ISBN-13: 9780814438527
  • DDC: 658.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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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 incompatibly can lead to communication breakdowns and project setbacks. This guide explains how to bridge the gap and engage the upper ranks. By establishing relationships early on, understanding executives, and keeping them involved, project managers win the support they need—especially critical when problems arise. Many executives will set a project in motion and then move on. Learn how to keep them involved, motivated to push obstacles aside, and focused on a successful conclusion. Your career prospects depend on it.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for Succeeding with Senior Management.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: Understanding the Facts of Life for Executives.
2: Preparing the Leadership.
3: Questions Every Project Manager Really Needs Answered.
4: Establishing the Relationship and Managing Up the Organization.
5: Working with the Executive Sponsor to Understand the Project.
6: Reviewing the Stakeholder Analysis with Your Sponsor.
7: Listening Styles and How Using Them Effectively Helps You to Engage an Executive.
8: Your Attitude and Its Role in Engaging an Executive.
9: Preparing Sponsors for Their Role.
10: Clearly Establishing the Communication Channels to Stakeholders.
11: Creating Internal and External Communications with the Sponsor.
12: Using Deputies of Executives Effectively.
13: Executing Risk Mitigation Strategies and Executive Sponsor Support.
14: Addressing Scope with the Sponsor.
15: Providing Options and Recommendations for Key Decisions.
16: Communicating Problems and Issues with the Sponsor.
17: Communicating with Operations Using the Sponsor.
18: Using the Sponsor to Gain Operations Support.
19: Getting Help with Cross-Functional Issues.
20: Navigating the Political Waters.
21: Engaging Senior Managers When You Have a Multinational, Cross-Cultural Project.
22: Handling Competition with Other Initiatives.
About the Author.
Copyright Page.