What if someone is trying to undermine your project? Usually, they will be operating from the shadows. Let’s call them The Phantom Menace…

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As a Project Manager, you need to get to grips with Project Politics. But you may say:’I’m a Project Manager; not a Politician.’ Well, you’re both!

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Two of the things that put off many project managers are Politics and Stakeholders. Yet they are intertwined and a necessary part of project management. You cannot escape either so you may as well embrace them. In this podcast, Andy Kaufman of the People and Projects Podcast, interviewed me about Politics and Stakeholders – an interest

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Have you got a great project team? If you have, then one thing acts like top-grade oil in a highly-tuned engine: great team communication. With great team communication, everything seems so much easier. Conversations are friction free, problems get described, addressed and solved. And work gets shared and handed-off efficiently. Contrast that poor team communication.

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A seasoned Project Manager, you quickly learn that there’s no escaping project politics. It’s a fact of life. ‘When you play a game of projects you deliver or you fail.’ But you may find yourself tempted to say something like: ‘Hang on, I’m a project manager: not a politician.’ That would be nice, wouldn’t it?

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