Managing Project Stakeholders – new book by Tres Roeder published by Wiley


28 April 2013 – New Jersey, USA – Wiley has announced the publication of Managing Project Stakeholders: Building a Foundation to Achieve Project Goals, a new book by Tres Roeder.  Hard cover, 256 pages, published in April 2013.

project-stakeholdersWhy do some project managers achieve their goals while others fail? One major reason is that project management is quite different from operational management, requiring a unique set of skills and management strategies which, all too often, must be acquired on the fly by managers thrust into PM roles.

According to author Tres Roeder, there is often a more subtle reason why even seasoned project management professionals fail: they lack the necessary “soft skills” required to successfully manage the various stakeholders involved in a project.

Traditional project management thinking, Roeder explains, focuses almost exclusively on the technical aspects of running a project, giving little, if any, attention to the complex people side of the equation. But whether it’s developing software, organizing a new business unit, or building a shopping mall, the project manager is responsible for assembling and launching a team of stakeholders—people, many of whom may be involved in only one phase of the project—and successfully managing his or her team through to the completion of the project. Clearly, the people management skills required in such transient situations vary widely from those required by most operational managers.

In this new guide, Tres Roeder offers strategies and techniques for effectively identifying, categorizing, prioritizing, managing, and leading project stakeholders. Focusing on the major differences between project management and other types of management—not the least of which is the temporary nature of projects versus the repetitive nature of most operational management tasks — he describes the foundational elements of project stakeholder management.

Tres Roeder is a global expert on project and change management. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, MSN Money, Microsoft Press, Human Resource Executive Online, Crain’s Cleveland Business, and others. A former consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Roeder founded Roeder Consulting in 2001. He has led Fortune 500 consulting engagements in areas such as corporate strategy, operations improvement, process improvement and implementation. Mr. Roeder is a PMP® with a BA in economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., based in New York, is one of the world’s largest publishers in the business, scientific, technical and professional fields. Wiley’s Professional/Trade business serves professionals and consumers with books, subscription content, and information services, in all media, in targeted categories. To see their project management titles, visit http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-350171.html.

Managing Project Stakeholders: Building a Foundation to Achieve Project Goals, by Tres Roeder, published by Wiley; ISBN: 978-1-118-50427-7; Hardcover, 256 pages; April 2013; List price = US$45.00; more at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118504275.html 

Source: Wiley Publishing