SSS #006: Entrenchment and Empowerment with Nick Hopkins


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In this episode, Nick Hopkins tells us about the difficulties of running projects in organisations that believe their people are empowered, but in reality decisions are funnelled trough a small group of people.
He also tells us about running projects the deliver changes the stakeholders don't want, and how to work around resistant stakeholders.
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This is one of Pragmatic PMO's interview series "Scary Scars Shared". In these interviews, Ken asks Real Project Managers to share in around ten minutes what they learned from their most successful and their challenging project management experiences (scars).
Sharing short, sharp, project lessons interviews like this is just one of the pragmatic pointers recommended in Ken's book “Learning lessons from Projects: How it works, why it goes wrong, and how it you can do it better”, available from Amazon

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