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If Your Project Addresses the Wrong Problem, It Won’t Be Successful

If Your Project Addresses the Wrong Problem, It Won’t Be Successful

[:en]In my previous post, I emphasized the importance of engaging and involving stakeholders proactively in a learning process about project definition and planning. I highlighted soft systems methodology as a powerful problem-structuring method.

But how exactly can we incorporate problem-structuring methods into the project management practice? Are they really useful and feasible? Let me guide you through an example below, step by step, according to the Soft Systems Methodology.[:]

Want Satisfied Stakeholders? Guide Them Through a Learning Process

Want Satisfied Stakeholders? Guide Them Through a Learning Process

A successful project must satisfy stakeholders. But how can we agree in advance what success means if we don’t have all the information?

Although you cannot control stakeholders’ expectations, you can influence and persuade them. The key is to engage and involve stakeholders in value creation. Success hinges on a stakeholder-centered approach to project management.