Successful projects can be transformational. However when people are not given a chance to feedback on a project during its development stages, the final project outcomes are always at risk. Poor or low levels of project stakeholder engagement can lead to final outcomes easily becoming misaligned to Client or End User expectations.
When all stakeholders are fully engaged in your project, and when everyone fully understands the context of proposals in development, when they are asked to contribute ideas towards or feedback on the project, the feedback is properly contextualised and the chances of project success increase. Ultimately, this is better value for the Client and End Users.
Successful Project Leaders Know The Value Of Good Engagement & Feedback
Engaging Everyone You Need To Contribute Ideas And Feedback at Key Stages Has Become Costly And Is Sometimes Impractical
The trouble is, when you work on important projects, with lots of different stakeholders who represent so many different interests or expertise, engaging and involving everyone you need at the key stages as the project progresses can become a gruelling, costly and impractical process.
Project management and file sharing tools are great fortask management and file sharing. However they often don't help you:
Surveys can be a great way to get large volumes of feedback on a wide range of topics. However, even the best surveys are usually:
People's calendars almost always clash. It seems almost impossible to get everyone you need into the same room at the same time. This stretches out the project duration and drives up costs.
You need to invite people to engage in your project in the right way. People need to understand the context of your request to contribute and feedback, and to understand how their contributions will be used.
Once you have some feedback, you need to review what people have told you and make a decision about what to do next. Should you make small tweaks or radical changes?
You need to report back to your stakeholders what the outcome is and ensure everyone is aware of the way forward. You need to do this in a way that creates a transparent searchable audit trail of decision making.
We've built a solution to the specific problem of managing project feedback. Each Activity is built around a 4-stage process for organising different kinds of feedback opportunities, and is highly configurable to suit different stages of any project.
Upload presentations, set timeframes, set rule of engagement and prepare invite lists.
Engage with stakeholders who subscribe to the activity, reply to their comments or questions.
Review engagement and responses, and conclude discussions.
Feedback decisions on outcomes and next steps to everyone involved.
With a tool to publish time-limited activities, including workshops, reviews, consultations and Q and A sessions, you've extended everyone's opportunity to have a say and impact the project.
By publishing interactive presentations that really explain the full context, you've enabled stakeholders to contribute in more relevant and meaningful ways.
With a means to capture, review and analyse different forms of feedback, including contextual feedback placed directly upon proposal details, you have a better idea what people actually think about the project or proposals.
With a means to publishing the outcome derived from everyone's feedback, you can now easily keep stakeholders engaged and informed throughout the project.
“Sharing video and panoramic photography made our online consultation really real and engaging for people contributing to its success.”
Kieran McSherry, Sustrans
“Stickyworld is really simple to set up and use and gave us a great way to make our consultation open and accessible to as many people as possible.”
Kathryn Hearnden, Canterbury City Council
“Using Stickyworld has allowed us to take engagement to another level as part of both formal and informal gathering of ideas,
Kim Smith, Royal Borough of Greenwich
“Using Stickyworld gave us a great way to reach out to lots of different stakeholders to ensure our proposals were informed by a broad array of perspectives.”
Nidhi Baiswar, Head of Sustainable Design and Construction, Bouygues UK,