Your PMI Chapter’s Stakeholders: Who Are They and What Do They Want?

Chapter Management
Michael R. Van Dyke

Over the past few revisions of the PMBOK, Stakeholder Engagement has grown in importance from one process to its own Knowledge Area. Acknowledging the Stakeholder’s critical role in successful project outcomes can provide insight to defining a PMI Chapter’s effectiveness. Given that no Chapter can be all things to all people as well as the constraints of volunteer time and not-unlimited budgets, prioritizing Chapter initiatives sets the foundation for overall Chapter success. In this presentation, we will examine best practices in Stakeholder Engagement from the latest version of the PMBOK. The participants will apply these techniques and tools to their specific circumstances during interactive breakout sessions. By the end of the presentation, participants will:(1) Explore strategies to identify Stakeholder groups; (2) Clarify each Stakeholders needs within the context of the Chapter’s mission (3) Determine criteria for each Chapter’s committee will use to prioritize; (4) initiatives to meet Stakeholder objectives. While the session time constraint may not allow for a completed plan of action, participants will experience a process they can bring back to their Chapters to finalize their approach to new and ongoing initiatives.

Friday, March 20 | 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM

Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP

After working for 25 years as a project manager for theater, music, and dance productions, Michael R. Van Dyke established and is Principal of Serengeti Enterprises, LLC. His company provides training, team-building, and coaching services to business teams and individuals. He is a certified coach (NCC) through the Newfield Network and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He has been on the faculty at Yale University, Dartmouth College, Smith College, and Amherst College.