Friday, July 20, 2012

Project Relationship Management (PRM)

As project management professionals, we have all become increasingly aware of the importance of the so-called “soft skills” aspect of our profession. In recent years, skills such as time management, communication 

(verbal and non-verbal), emotional intelligence (EQ), facilitation, conflict resolution, and organizational 
management have received more and more recognition as essential aspects of successful project management. To that list, let’s add a skill I like to call “project relationship management” or PRM.   

There are six or seven primary aspects of PRM that we face in every project; these include the business, working, and professional relationships between the following:


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By Ruffin Veal III, MS, PMP

15 comments:

Kishore Mishra said...
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Pamela Wilson said...

Thanks for highlighting various aspects of project relationship management. The professionals planning to pursue careers in project management fields must learn CRM to impress their employers, peers and clients.

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Olivia Jennifer said...

Hi, we use Scrum org wide for project management, and its working well compared to waterfall method. As part of company sponsored training, I also got my agile scrum certification ; Scrum Master Certification recently. I think scquiring such certifications will help getting a job in project management.

Alexia Marthoon said...
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Alexia Marthoon said...

Olivia, after thinking over for quite a while about whether to go for PMP or SCRUM certification, I opted for a PMP prep course , Instructer was too good and I passed with relative ease. Looking forwards to apply what I learned in PMP classes in my company.

diana wright said...

Hi alexia ,
Another way to future proof your career is to always keep acquiring new skills and get certified. PMP Certification is grt if you're at a project management level or aspire to be in http://www.pmstudy.com has a great free test if you'd like to gauge your project management knowledge.
I would say that a PMP Certification is highly respected within both IT & non-IT communities where strong project management skills are required. If you plan on a long term career as a project manager, then yes, even with your level of experience, I would suggest getting your PMP. You can prepare yourself for the exam in one of the PMP trainingproviders like www.pmstudy.com/. You can do minimal prep-work to get 40 PMI® Contact Hours and apply to PMI for PMP Exam before the class begins.

peeter pattinson said...

I agree with what has been discussed here so far. But I would suggest you to take a look at http://www.scrumstudy.com. looks pretty different and their methodoly is really interesting and effective. I personally felt it stands out for the quality of the materials provided..
It will definitely ease your work of handling a big project. As a project manager I use scrum in my projects. One of my friends referred me to use the Guide to Scrum Body of Knowledge by scrumstudy.com. I like the concepts of sprints, daily standup meetings, etc. the SBOK Helped me alot in Understanding how Agile Project Management works.

Alexia Marthoon said...

An agile process tends to focus on iterations, and client feedback, to allow for the inevitabilty of changing requirements whereas a waterfall process tries to define all requirements up front, and tends to be inflexible to changing requirements. You can learn more about agile and scrum by referring to some free resouces (http://www.scrumstudy.com/free-resources.asp) provided by scrumstudy or by attending any agile scrum certification courses. I would personally suggest Agile Expert Certified course or Scrum Master Certification to you.

Sarah Nelson said...

Certifications will definitely increase the salary significantly. For project management professionals, I would suggest them to attend any genuine agile scrum certification courses (eg. Scrum Master Certification). If not anything, at least it will give a boost to your career and salary.

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