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Upcoming Webinars

How to Strengthen Your Interpersonal Skills

Sep 4, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Interpersonal skills are the skills we use to interact with each other every day. People with strong interpersonal skills are more successful in both their professional and personal lives. These skills guide the way you communicate and can help with effective stakeholder management. This webinar will provide you with practical suggestions for strengthening those skills, making you a more effective leader and project manager.

Sneak Peek into PMI Global Congress 2015 - North America: Strategic Business Management Skills

Sep 8, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Description: An Inside Look at Strategic Business Management Skills Sessions at PMI® Global Congress 2015-North America Join us for a panel discussion on Strategic Business Management Skills and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented in this content area at PMI Global Congress 2015 –North America. Various Congress presenters will discuss the following in this webinar: • Visual Project Management: A new practice concept that integrates visual thinking tools and data visualization methodologies with more traditional project communication, reporting and collaboration practices. • Project Sponsorship: Senior Management's Role in the Successful Outcome of Projects-How to become a more effective project sponsor and what project managers need to do to help sponsors perform their role more effectively. • Negotiate to Win Across Cultures-How to open negotiations, reach and maintain consensus, as well as handle changes or conflict. If any of these resonate, register now to listen in on the discussion.

On-demand Webinars

"Copy That": The Why And How of Feedback on Projects

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Bruce Harpham

Feedback is a powerful tool to manage project team members and enhance our own careers. In this webinar, you will learn two approaches to feedback to improve your results. First, you will learn how to use feedback - from sponsors, executives, customers and team members - to lead yourself higher. Second, you will learn how to deliver positive and negative feedback to your team members. Feedback is a powerful tool that you can use every week.

Cross Training Programs: Keys To Keeping The Team Going and the Project Delivered

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Bruce Harpham

What happens when a key person leaves your project? How do you keep your project going? Cross training programs are a key strategy to use in large projects. In this webinar, you will learn how to design a cross training program for your team. Effective cross training is a great way to reward and motivate top performers. It is also an effective risk management strategy to reduce the impact of losing a key person. Cross training and people development are also activities that show you are capable of greater management responsibilities.

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Making The Most Of Virtual Work

Sep 9, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Virtual work has become more common as companies seek to reduce cost and promote workplace flexibility. As project managers, we are on the front lines of this change - managing freelance staff, outsourced providers and other staff. This webinar covers three aspects of virtual work - how to adjust and tailor your communication practices, how to work remotely, and a brief introduction to virtual work tools and how to use them.

Sneak Peek into PMI Global Congress 2015 - North America: Strategic Business Management Skills

Sep 8, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
webinar

Description: An Inside Look at Strategic Business Management Skills Sessions at PMI® Global Congress 2015-North America Join us for a panel discussion on Strategic Business Management Skills and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented in this content area at PMI Global Congress 2015 –North America. Various Congress presenters will discuss the following in this webinar: • Visual Project Management: A new practice concept that integrates visual thinking tools and data visualization methodologies with more traditional project communication, reporting and collaboration practices. • Project Sponsorship: Senior Management's Role in the Successful Outcome of Projects-How to become a more effective project sponsor and what project managers need to do to help sponsors perform their role more effectively. • Negotiate to Win Across Cultures-How to open negotiations, reach and maintain consensus, as well as handle changes or conflict. If any of these resonate, register now to listen in on the discussion.

How to Strengthen Your Interpersonal Skills

Sep 4, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Interpersonal skills are the skills we use to interact with each other every day. People with strong interpersonal skills are more successful in both their professional and personal lives. These skills guide the way you communicate and can help with effective stakeholder management. This webinar will provide you with practical suggestions for strengthening those skills, making you a more effective leader and project manager.

Project Working Group Information Pack Presentation

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by Dan Roman

This presentation is used to discuss the project progress with an extended project team, called the Project Working Group. The PWG is composed of the core project team members (business analyst, lead developer, architect), business subject matter experts and important stakeholders. This report focuses on governance aspects like roles and responsibilities, task allocation, visibility on current and near-future work, and management of risks and issues that can be solved by the PWG.

Learn From Others

Effective Steering Committee Meetings

by Michel Wagner, PMP

To achieve the best results, a project manager needs a steering committee functioning in a supportive and effective manner. You are the captain of the ship but some of the steering committee members may enjoy watching you “walk on the plank,” as if they want to throw you out to the sharks. Sound familiar? Here are some tips and techniques that may help the next time you encounter this situation.

Translating the Business Needs: The Role of the Project Manager

by Craig Curran-Morton

Project managers play many roles on projects--negotiators, coordinators, schedulers, planners…so many roles all crammed into a solitary person. We are complex beasts, and it's time to acknowledge another underappreciated role we play...

Droning On and On: When We Force the Robots to Take Over the Earth

by Mike Donoghue

Both the commercial and military sectors are looking forward to the next generation of drone use, with increased development and research into new technologies. Within the near future, there should be significant innovation as drones can do wonderful work at inspecting and testing the hard to reach, far away and dangerous.

Tips for a Stronger Project Presentation

by Peter Davidson

Chances are good that you’ll have to give a presentation at work at some time in your career. Creating an effective presentation can be a challenging situation. In order to keep the attention of your audience from start to finish, you should ensure that you are following some key strategies.

Improving Problem Processes

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Complacency should be combated anywhere it occurs--especially on projects. Nothing creates stagnation better than processes that are used just because they’ve always been used. Keep these five tips in mind to help.

First Step to a Successful Project: A Complete RFQ

by Ethan Wei, Max Li

It’s safe to say that the project management skill set is most profoundly used in the realm of business. The completion of each project, whether profit or non-profit based, creates building blocks to allow further growth and opportunities. For business-related projects, the process usually starts with a Request for Quotation.

Technology Impact on Communication Management: Q&A

by Beth Spriggs

In the webinar Technology Impact on Communication Management with Beth Spriggs, she talked about technology’s impact on communication management. She explored with attendees how communication behaviors and preferences have changed, and examined how these changes create both opportunity and risk in our projects. She also discussed ways this impacts our current project communication plans, explored ways to adjust our communications to be more effective and shared some practical communication tips. Here, she answers attendee questions.

Harvesting Innovative Ideas

by Debasis Roy

Need a new way to reach across bureaucratic confines and uncover innovative ideas in your organization? Try peer sourcing, a great way to get the best from your team.

The Next Level of Big Visible Charts

by Klaus Nielsen, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMP

Information radiator is the generic term for any of a number of handwritten, drawn, printed or electronic displays that a team places in a highly visible location. It conveys the latest information at a glance. Learn how your team can foster collaboration through visible project management and implementing radiators.

Topic Teasers Vol. 61: Taming Team Testiness

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP

Question: With more teams (some agile and some waterfall), more customer and management involvement, and younger workers who are not as subservient to position power, the team landscape in my department has become a minefield. It’s not just the project manager or ScrumMaster who needs to know how to tame the conflicts--it’s each and every one of us. Short of major psychotherapy sessions, how do we start?
A. Complaining and unhappiness are a necessary part of working with other people. If it happens to you, just back down and you can vent your frustration at home tonight. Addressing conflict at work is unhealthy and will derail your career.
B. There are some simple techniques and verbal steps you can learn so that you are prepared to soothe troubled relationships regardless of whether it’s colleague to colleague, team member to customer or manager to employee. Study them.
C. Ask the Human Resources department to arrange for a counselor to come into the department and work with all the employees. The ones that really need it won’t realize it’s for them, and the rest of the people who don’t need it may find something they can use at home.
D. Go online and download a series of positive posters, sayings and cartoons to post in your workspace to lighten the atmosphere. If people can identify with one of the printouts, they may realize how they look to others and stop their disruptive behavior.
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