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Upcoming Webinars

Influence and Lateral Leadership Across Cultures

Jun 3, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Modern leaders and managers increasingly recognize the importance of being able to influence people over whom they don’t have formal authority. Because authority is becoming an ambiguous concept, contemporary leaders can no longer simply tell others what to do, particularly when facing common issues such as: - Working across departments in a matrix and flat structure, where authority and responsibility are unclear. - Working across cultures in multi-site or multinational organizations. - Managing projects across national boundaries. - Managing cross-functional and cross-cultural teams located in different countries. - Trying to get ideas accepted upward and across organizations.

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PMI Consulting CoP Feb 2015 Webinar - Flawless Consulting

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Join us as Peter Block gives a high level overview of his book Flawless Consulting. In this webinar, Peter Block will describe the skills needed to affect positive business outcomes and create business partnerships that really work, whatever your role. Using his Flawless Consulting model, you will learn a methodology that will help create the confidence to set expectations and develop a systematic approach to the project management life cycle.

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Learn From Others

Consulting Characters

by Patti Gilchrist, PMP

What happens when the consultant falls short of their billing as an industry expert? Here is a humorous look at some of the consultant characters that you may have encountered--and survival tips for dealing with them.

Tightrope Walking: Balancing Pressures as a Professional Services PM

by Rob Saxon

There are some excellent benefits to working directly with customers, but there are pressures that you need to be aware of and actively manage if you are to be successful. Here are three examples of the types of pressure you will feel, and some advice for navigating through them. If you are considering working for as a consulting or professional services project manager, read on.

The Myths of Consulting

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

What are the myths of consulting, and how do you deal with those misconceptions and prejudices about working with customers? Let's take a look at three of them...

The Consultant vs. In-House PM

by Michael Wood

What's the difference? From time to time, organizations find themselves in a dilemma trying to decide whether they should use an in-house PM or PM consultant to manage important projects. Being aware of the tradeoffs and making conscious decisions on each is the best way to minimize unintended consequences.

PM Careers in Financial Services (Part 3): The Independent Consultant PM

by Todd B. Loeb, PMP

There are really two major career paths to follow in the world of financial services project management--pursue the role of Corporate Project Manager or Consultant Project Manager. For the latter track, it is broken down further into two roles. In this article, we will examine the pros and cons of being an Independent Consultant.

PM Careers in Financial Services (Part 2): The Firm-Based PM Consultant

by Todd B. Loeb, PMP

In order to better evaluate a career in project management consulting, one should first step back and understand the different types of PM consultant roles. In this second installment in a series of three, we discuss the pros and cons of the firm-based project management consultant--and how they can enhance an organization's strategy.

Consulting Success: The Essential Traits

by Jiju (Jay) Nair, PMP

While there are several strategies for improving client satisfaction, a sustained focus on three essential attributes can help cement a successful consulting engagement.

Hiring a Consultant: What to Do, What Not to Do...and Why

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Is "consultant" a dirty word? Many consultants get a bad name from the fact that they become indistinguishable from the organizational employees that they work alongside. How do you know that hiring a consultant is a good idea?

The Key to Optimum Outsourcing

by Jiju (Jay) Nair, PMP

Some studies have indicated that the real benefits of offshore outsourcing can be diminished by issues in communication, skill sets and accountability. But if managed properly, offshore IT projects can reap substantial rewards.

The Consulting Relationship: A Matter of Trust

by Andy Jordan

Many consulting engagements see frustrated consultants because they are not allowed to do what they feel is needed to maximize the chances of success. Here, we look at how these scenarios can be avoided--something that starts with trust.


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