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Managing—coping with complexity

Formulate plans and objectives

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Monitor results

Take corrective action

Expedite activities

Solve technical problems

Serve as peacemaker

Make tradeoffs among time, costs, and project scope

Leading—coping with change

Recognize the need to change to keep the project on track

Initiate change

Provide direction and motivation

Innovate and adapt as necessary

Integrate assigned resources

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Managing Project Stakeholders

Project Management Maxims:

You can’t do it all and get it all done.

Projects usually involve a vast web of relationships.

Hands-on work is not the same as leading.

More pressure and more involvement can reduce your effectiveness as a leader.

What’s important to you likely isn’t as important to someone else.

Different groups have different stakes (responsibilities, agendas, and priorities) in the outcome of a project.

Remember: project management is tough, exciting, and rewarding—endeavor to persevere.

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Network of Stakeholders

FIGURE 10.1

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Influence as Exchange

The Law of Reciprocity

One good deed deserves another, and likewise, one bad deed deserves another.

Quid pro Quo

Mutual exchanges of resources and services (“back-scratching”) build relationships.

Influence “Currencies” (Cohen and Bradford)

Cooperative relationships are built on the exchange of organizational “currencies” (favors).

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Commonly Traded Organizational Currencies

TABLE 10.1

Task-related currencies

Resources Lending or giving money, budget increases, personnel, etc.

Assistance Helping with existing projects or undertaking unwanted tasks.

Cooperation Giving task support, providing quicker response time, or aiding implementation.

Information Providing organizational as well as technical knowledge.

 

Position-related currencies

Advancement Giving a task or assignment that can result in promotion.

Recognition Acknowledging effort, accomplishments, or abilities.

Visibility Providing a chance to be known by

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