Getting buy-in from stakeholders
You’ve got project approval, you’ve got a sponsor, your stakeholders have turned up to the first meeting – but do you have real buy-in?
When experienced program director and program manager Julia Steel decided to write a book to help project managers she took a long, hard look at the good projects she’d managed, and then the not-so-good ones. She found the difference always came down to the people involved in the project and her relationships with them.
As she tells Elise Stevens, the success of a project often rests on whether your stakeholders trust and respect you enough to truly buy-in to your project.
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About Julia Steel:
Julia Steel is a speaker, trainer, and mentor who also considers herself to be an Engagement and Innovation Evangelist. Located in Melbourne, Australia, she most recently graduated from the Stanford School of Business with a qualification in Corporate Innovation, Business Administration and Management. She currently runs her own business, and is well known for her project management, project portfolio and service delivery related service offerings.
You can connect with Julia on LinkedIn