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anon
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Hi all

Was wondering if I could get some advice. I have a job interview coming up in a couple of weeks. Part of the interview requires me to give a 10 minute presentation, I have been provided with the following details:

"Please present a 10 minute overview showing how you would work with senior staff and third party suppliers to effectively project manage this process using a consistent and suitable methodology."

If anyone can provide some guidance as to how I go about tackling this, it would be most appreciated.

I'm not looking for the answers, but if you can point me in the general direction then I can do the rest myself.

Thanks!
peggynevers
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I would pick the earliest time on the earliest day. They are going to be interviewing a lot of people, and you need to get their attention early. Here are a few tips:

Be sure to check out Macy's website, learn as much as you can about Macy's before you go. Have a couple of questions in mind because they are going to ask you if you have any questions, this will give you a chance to outshine the rest.
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dhaughey
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Hi,

What you are being asked to present is about Stakeholder Management. Communication with stakeholders is an important part of project management. A good project manager will establish lines of communication with all stakeholders and provide an update mechanism to keep them involved and aware of the projects progress.

Some years ago Gartner, in their paper Project Management Skills: Avoiding Management by Crisis, identified insufficient involvement of stakeholders and infrequent communication with sponsors as leading causes of project failure.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Duncan
anon
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Many thanks guys!
Your help is most appreciated.

@Peggynevers - I'm not sure which macy's website you are referring to, or how this would help...?
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