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Upcoming Webinars

Technology Impact on Communication Management

Jul 15, 2015 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Social media, has not only introduced more communication methods but has influenced communication preferences (e.g. text, chat, or video calls) and caused shifts in communication styles (emoticon anyone?) Where picking up the phone to get a quick answer to a question used to be commonplace, many people now steer away from the phone in favor of email. Studies indicate that many professionals are no longer comfortable picking up the phone to make a work related call. We will explore how communication behaviors and preferences have changed, and examine how these changes create both opportunity and risk in our projects. From there we’ll discuss ways this impacts our current project communication plans, and explore ways to adjust our communications to be more effective. Finally we’ll share some practical communication tips.

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

Jul 16, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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.

On-demand Webinars

Emotional Intelligence in a Project Environment

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Fernando Colleone

Decades of researches show that Emotional Intelligence is key to success. For Project managers, with their success being dependent on other people, the constant development of Emotional Intelligence becomes crucial. This webinar shows simple concepts and actions that every project manager can take to develop and apply Emotional Intelligence in projects and also better understand stakeholders' feelings, emotions and behaviors.

Invite Engagement: Frame Change as Choice

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Olaf Lewitz, Michael Sahota

Do you like change? Most of us don't - especially when it's forced upon us. Project Managers Olaf Lewitz and Michael Sahota will teach you new ways of how to help your team adjust to change and getting them to work with you rather than against you.

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

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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

Jul 16, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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.

Technology Impact on Communication Management

Jul 15, 2015 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Social media, has not only introduced more communication methods but has influenced communication preferences (e.g. text, chat, or video calls) and caused shifts in communication styles (emoticon anyone?) Where picking up the phone to get a quick answer to a question used to be commonplace, many people now steer away from the phone in favor of email. Studies indicate that many professionals are no longer comfortable picking up the phone to make a work related call. We will explore how communication behaviors and preferences have changed, and examine how these changes create both opportunity and risk in our projects. From there we’ll discuss ways this impacts our current project communication plans, and explore ways to adjust our communications to be more effective. Finally we’ll share some practical communication tips.

Project Working Group Information Pack Presentation

presentation
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.

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Criticizing the Right Way in Projects

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Nothing stops a project team faster than negative criticism. While there is a time for criticism, it is important that it not stop the project team or derail the work that has been done. In order to do this the right way, the project manager needs to be working closely with the project team and stay aware of what is going on at all times.

Communication Before Big Project Change (Part 2)

by Joe Wynne

When big changes are afoot, there are two points where communication is critical. The key success factor is to get information out as fast as possible. Before you know it, it will be time to pass on another wave of information at the next critical point--the focus of our concluding installment.

Change Management: Keeping It Off the Agenda!

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

Change management should be straightforward and natural for the project manager. So why does it become a much-discussed topic in so many lessons-learned workshops? Where do we go wrong as project managers?

Communication Before Big Project Change (Part 1)

by Joe Wynne

When big changes are afoot (or rumored), there are two points where communication is critical. Waiting until more is known will simply result in workforce issues, stakeholder anger and reputation problems. Instead, be ready to stay ahead of the issues by knowing the two critical points when communication is possible--and how to know what to communicate.

Agoraphobia: The Fear and Loathing of Open-Space Offices

by Mike Griffiths

Agile methods recommend co-location and face-to-face communications, but studies of office workers show high levels of dissatisfaction with open-plan environments. So, how do we make agile work and minimize the issues surrounding open-plan environments?

The Project Manager as Knowledge Broker

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

Does project management just boil down to the right knowledge getting to the right people? Project success hinges exactly upon that, with a highly empowered project manager leading the way.

Managing Change in Large Teams

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

When you are dealing with large teams, implementing change in projects can be difficult--and must be controlled carefully so it won’t spin out of control.

Communicate, Collaborate and Worry!

by Subhash Nigam

Who said worrying was unhealthy? Project managers must maintain a healthy amount of skepticism going into any project. It prepares us to be better “event planners”--and even better managers who must overcome hurdles to deliver value for the project's stakeholders.

Methods to Stop Meeting Madness (Part 3): Why You Need Process Agendas

by Dan Furlong, PMP, PMI-ACP, MBA, CSM

For any meeting--such as those using method or adaptive agendas that require steps, materials or supplies to be used--a process agenda is critical to your success. The process agenda provides the “how” of a meeting, whereby the meeting agenda itself defines the “what”. Get some help in the concluding installment of our three-part series.


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Mapping stakeholder to communicate with them  Damiano Bragantini  Jul 1, '15 5:37 PM 
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