Interesting question. It’s a combination. It depends at
times. At times certainly acting as a politician. When
dealing with multiple business stakeholders you have to
act in a politician role and communicate effectively.
Focusing on the value that is meaningful to them in a
positive way. At times acting as a psychiatrist really
probing and soliciting and listening to what are the
different needs of the stakeholders. Really asking
different types of questions and getting at the heart. So
often they’re conveying what they need without really
understanding it. It’s about asking different productive,
conduct elicitation meetings, and getting question at the
heart and value of what they want to achieve, and the
success around that. From a philosopher putting a
perspective on what is the value and mission's long term,
what are the futures positive outlook and the value of
different type of PMO’s initiatives.
- Kevin Ruthen, Head of Software, Applications, and PMO, American Institute of Physics Publishing
Very interesting question. I have to chuckle at this.
Most time in running a project in organization most of my
people first of all don’t think that you are a project
manager. The minute someone thinks they are a project
manager their opportunities limit to a defined on
undefined role in their mindset. Rather I would say you
are a consultant. Why would I pick a word consultant not
anything else? The reason why I use consultant I am trying
to help my partner, my stakeholder, no matter who it is It
could be my testing team, my business partner, it could be
my leadership, or somebody else. I am establishing myself
as a consultant to insure I understand their objectives.
The minute you establish yourself in that role the
conversation changes from all this politician,
psychiatrists, philosopher, lawyer, friend. All this to a
true partner where now I trust Krishna, knock at his door
and talk to him.
- Krishna Mullangi, Sr. Director – Head of PMO, Technology Governance, Western Union
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