Category Archives: Expectations

These are some analyses and examples about correcting stakeholder expectations.

“Management is a real-time activity. It happens now”: Part 2 of 2

This post addresses the remaining three skills needed for strategic advising (or collaboration) according to Al Krueger’s article, “Developing a Strategic Mindset.” (Yes, It has been 1 ½ years since Part 1. An overwhelmingly busy schedule forced the hiatus. But … Continue reading

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“Management is a real-time activity. It happens now”: Part 1 of 2

This headline is a partial quote from James Lukaszewski’s “Developing a Strategic Mindset” session at the 2009 International PRSA Conference. Continuing he said, “so leaving a meeting and offering recommendations later in the day isn’t valuable to them.” (Krueger, 2009) … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Working With Project Sponsors (re-blogged)

   I  don’t think anyone would disagree that working well with sponsors and  other stakeholders is an important part of the project environment. I’m  convinced it’s even more important now as the line between work and  projects becomes harder to … Continue reading

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Times When I Forgot a Key Stakeholder

· When my boss wanted to re-evaluate a temporary staff requisition that was vacated halfway through the term, and I was in the process of backfilling · When a product needed user acceptance from a supervisor, who the phased data … Continue reading

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Don’t Neglect Satisf action and Sponsorsh ip: Overview

Developers are gold-plating, causing deferred bugs and extending completion of the project. Key stakeholders express pain over the duration and cost of the project. The solutions may not be the most obvious ones of stopping the gold-plating and explaining the … Continue reading

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Trouble Looms if you Wait to Define Future Out-of-Scope Items

In agile projects, where “just in time” is the key to waste reduction, why would I analyze what is and is not future scope? Two reasons are that it prevents 1) developers from adding unnecessary hooks and 2) differing assumptions … Continue reading

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Email to Business Stakeholders…”November Release: Status of Requirements”

Requirements delivered to Engineering Requirements have been delivered representing the following scope: Entry Header 1 Entry Header 2 Entry Header 3 Entry Header 4 Entry First Line 1 Entry First Line 2 Entry First Line 3 Entry First Line 4 … Continue reading

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