Adib Masumian from our elearning group got Kelly Rossi, project manager extraordinaire, to sit down for an interview on her job. Here’s Kelly’s view on how project management helps stakeholders.
This segment is the fourth in an ongoing series of interviews that we are conducting with Microassist employees. Stay tuned for more!
Q: What is a project stakeholder?
Kelly Rossi: A stakeholder is, it’s gonna sound like a dumb definition, it’s anyone who holds a stake in the project. It could be the person who hired you, it could be a customer, it could be your boss. If your boss says hey, I want you to take care of this project and manage it, even if you’re not a project manager, that person is a stakeholder. Well, on time and on budget sounds pretty good, right? So, sometimes people get frustrated with project mangers, they’re like no, I don’t think we should do that, or no, that’s out of scope, or no, that’s on track, but really you’re doing them a favor because if things change during execution, or they get larger, which is scope creep, in the middle of a project, then it’s gonna be harder to keep things on time and on budget, and ultimately people won’t be happy with it.