Rely on what you know—even when you're out of your comfort zone.
When Dale Kietzman University (DKU) School of International Development tapped me to teach a master's course on project management for development projects in Douala, Cameroon, I knew it would be an adventure. None of my teaching experience had been with that culture's educational environment. So I turned to my knowledge of project management.
GETTING TO KNOW STAKEHOLDERS
First, my business partner, Debbie Ong, PMP, and I crafted and emailed a questionnaire to our 15 master's students. I needed a good audience analysis, and the way to do so was to get to know each student individually—background, degree, previous project work, etc.