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An Introduction to Managing People and Stakeholders in Projects

Suitable particularly to new project managers who need to use their people skills to establish a project team and manage a range of interpersonal challenges with stakeholders, within and external to the core project team. Those who are new to projects should consider  "An Introduction to Effective Project Management" for an awareness of the underpinning project management methods. If you are in a project support role then you may wish to consider "Providing Administrative Support for Projects"

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Establish clear roles and responsibilities in a typical project team.
  • Build and lead a skilled project team able to deliver against expectations in full.
  • Maximise the contribution, commitment and motivation of each individual in the project.
  • Improve your management of project team members, teams and stakeholders.
  • Influence senior stakeholders more effectively.
  • Get things achieved despite having little or no direct authority
  • Provide constructive feedback even when the messages are difficult or sensitive.
  • Minimise and manage conflict situations positively.
  • Handle variable workloads by utilising your allocation, delegation and empowerment skills.

Course Content

Project managers often overlook people management in favour of technical skills, so this practical two-day course ensures that you get results through your people by focusing on strengthening your interpersonal skill sets.

Creating an effective project organisation structure, team building, influencing and persuading key stakeholders, delivering difficult messages, minimising conflict and effective delegation of the project work are some of the key topics explored in this course.

The course will help you to develop your people management skills, both for people working full time on your projects and people who have other responsibilities and demands on their time. You will be able to gain a stronger commitment from the project team and achieve the performance needed to deliver projects successfully.

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