The keys to project management success delivered by one of the world's most respected experts in the field Why do some project managers achieve their project goals while others fail? Drawing on his years of experience as a recognized global expert on project management and organizational change, author Tres Roeder answers that question, and lays out a proven path to project success. Focusing on the major differences between project management and other types of management--not least of them being the temporary nature of projects versus the repetitive nature of most managerial tasks--Roeder describes best practices in all key areas of managing project stakeholders. A recognized global expert on project management provides the foundational elements required for project management success Contributes toward the fulfillment of the continuing education required every three years to maintain PMP accreditation Uses real-world scenarios and relevant case studies to present project management concepts to beginning and intermediate PMPs Contains chapters on Leadership, Buy In, and Negotiation for more advanced project managers Why do some project managers achieve their goals while others fail? One major reason is that project management is quite different from operational management, requiring a unique set of skills and management strategies which, all too often, must be acquired on the fly by managers thrust into PM roles. But, according to author Tres Roeder, there is often a more subtle reason why even seasoned project management professionals fail: they lack the necessary 'soft skills' required to successfully manage the various stakeholders involved in a project. Traditional project management thinking, Roeder explains, focuses almost exclusively on the technical and business aspects of running a project, giving little, if any, attention to the complex people side of the equation. But whether it's developing software, organizing a new business unit, or building a shopping mall, the project manager is responsible for assembling and launching a team of stakeholders--people, many of whom may be involved in only one phase of the project--and successfully managing his or her team through to the completion of the project. Clearly, the people management skills required in such transient situations vary widely from those required by most operational managers. In this groundbreaking guide, Tres Roeder, a globally recognized expert on project management and organizational change, offers time-tested strategies and techniques for effectively identifying, categorizing, prioritizing, managing, and leading project stakeholders. Focusing on the major differences between project management and other types of management--not the least of which is the temporary nature of projects versus the repetitive nature of most operational management tasks--he describes the foundational elements of project stakeholder management. And, with the help of numerous real-world scenarios and case studies, Roeder describes best practices in all key areas of project stakeholder management, including: Project planning and organizing Recruitment and team building Resource allocation Leadership Stakeholder communication Negotiation Time management Managing difficult stakeholders Conflict resolution Why do some project managers achieve their goals while others fail? Drawing on his years of experience, Tres Roeder answers that question, analyzing common project manager mistakes and offering proven solutions for avoiding them. More importantly, he lays out a proven path to project success, making 'Managing Project Stakeholders' an indispensable resource for managers who find themselves thrust into a project management role. It is also a valuable working reference for project management professionals (PMPs), working toward the fulfillment of the continuing education requirement for maintaining PMP accreditation. The keys to project management success delivered by one of the world's most respected experts in the field 'Lots of project management books teach how to deliver project objectives on time and within budget. But very few teach how to manage the critical stakeholder dimension. This is the best that I've seen because it provides commonsense tools and tips for turning your stakeholders into raving fans.' --Terry Schmidt, PMP, SMP; founder, ManagementPro.com; author, 'Strategic Project Management Made Simple' 'Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams' 'Mission-driven organizations like The Centers for Families and Children depend on internal and/or external project managers who can successfully lead and manage all the stakeholders involved in creating, designing, and executing key strategic projects. As we all know firsthand, it's the people involved and impacted by the project, 'the stakeholders, ' who will make or break an organization's ability to successfully implement a strategic project. Tres Roeder's book 'Managing Project Stakeholders' provides clear, actionable techniques and tools required to effectively manage the stakeholders. It is a must-read for all of us managing multiple stakeholders in order to effectively implement a project on time and on budget.' --Bernadette M. Kerrigan, Chief Talent Officer, The Centers for Families and Children Written by a globally recognized expert on project and organizational change management, 'Managing Project Stakeholders' provides comprehensive coverage of the foundational elements of project stakeholder management. Using many real-life scenarios and case studies to present project stakeholder management strategies and best practices, Tres Roeder: Describes a holistic, balanced approach that seamlessly integrates the technical, business, and interpersonal aspects of project management Walks you through proven techniques for categorizing, prioritizing, and successfully managing all individuals involved in a project Delivers expert guidance on dealing with the full range of people management issues--from recruitment to conflict resolution, time management to leadership Provides project managers with a total blueprint for successfully managing people in projects, from conception through fulfillment The first comprehensive, expert guide to project stakeholder management, this book is must-reading for those new to project management, as well as experienced project management professionals wanting to build on and fine-tune their interpersonal management skills. This book counts as Category C PDUs toward fulfillment of the continuing education requirement for maintaining the PMP(R) credential.