Using Positive Political Strategies for Project Success

Overview

Politics is often seen as a dirty word,
bringing to mind back-room dealing, manipulation and deceit; however, this does not have to be the case.  In this session, Vijay Verma, author of the book The Art of Positive Politics: A Key to Delivering Successful Projects will explore the techniques of positive politics – using political techniques in an ethical way to achieve positive benefits for all stakeholders and the project itself.  Full of practical advice, the session provides tips to help you better manage stakeholders and the “office politics” in your project.

Vijay K. Verma

Vijay K. Verma is an internationally-renowned speaker and a best-selling author. He has authored a three-volume series on the human aspects of project management published by the Project Management Institute (PMI), which include Organizing Projects for Success, Human Resource Skills for the Project Manager, and Managing the Project Team. One of his books has sold more copies than any other project management book in the world, second only to PMI's Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK Guide). Mr. Verma received the 2009 PMI Fellow Award (one of PMI's highest and most prestigious awards), the 1999 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award (for his book Managing the Project Team), and the 1999 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award for sustained and significant contributions to the project management profession. 

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