Saturday, April 21, 2012

Influencing Skills in Project Management

Influencing is a strategy of sharing power and relying on interpersonal skills to get others to cooperate towards common goals.

Using the following guidelines can influence team members:
  • Lead by example, and follow through with commitments.
  • Clarify how a decision will be made.
  • Use a flexible interpersonal style, adjust the style to the audience.
  • Apply your power skillfully and cautiously. Think of long-term collaboration.
Source: Project Management of Body Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

2 comments:

Jonathan Park said...

These guidelines are very helpful in influencing skills in project management, indeed. This definitely has a great impact on business continuity management.

Mischna Ong said...

I'm planning to take a short course on project management. I heard this could upgrade a professional's market value.

Best,
Mischna Ong