With such a large investment in people, it is in every organization’s best interest to have a resource management plan that keeps resources working on the right projects at the right time to deliver the highest value from the projects deemed worthy. Read on for more about why resources are the lifeline to a PMO’s success...
New project managers (and sometimes seasoned project managers alike) often fall victim to a few common missteps that unfortunately can prove fatal to their success. While project managers can often become consumed with the day-to-day crises, administrative tasks and status updating, they can sometimes lose sight of key steps that are a key part of the foundation of any successful project. This workshop explores four specific pitfalls often faced by the new project manager and provides specific techniques and best practices that can be immediately applied to avoid them.
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.
Leaders are learners. Whether you are just getting started in project management, or in the middle of your PM career, or have extensive project management experience, your Leadership Tool Kit needs to constantly grow.
Cognitive Biases and Failed Strategies: How errors in the way we think affect our ability to deliver project results
21st century science has taught us a great deal about how humans make decisions, and when they are likely to be right, and when they are likely to be very wrong. In this webinar, we will review some of the science and weave in examples from major change, including the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and the debt crisis of 2007.
Bridging the gap between traditional and agile project management and leadership.
Listen. Empower. Adapt. Dream ... LEAD Helping you learn about the next generation of leadership tools, valuable tips and techniques. Leadership 2.0 is a new fresh approach to leadership for the next generation of leaders; start your journey of future growth and development to become an extraordinary leader.
We are an amazing group of people here! We help turn ideas and concepts into reality using all the hard tools and frameworks at our disposal. We are leaders whether we are acknowledged as such or not. In this blog, I will focus on a set of leadership behaviors that I have used and have helped others practice - to achieve exceptional outcomes. Of course I may veer off course occasionally, and rant about the latest pet peeve I have about project execution! I hope this will be an engaging experience for you.
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What can CIOs do to close their perceived credibility gap? There are some pretty simple things the CIO can do to become more integral to the leadership process and win the trust and appreciation of the CEO and other leadership team members. Here are three things to ponder.
Learning should never stop, but you can’t get all of your knowledge from books. In order to be a successful project manager, you have to be able to learn from other project managers. Get help forging your own path.
By significantly reducing your number of parallel projects--focusing on fewer, and then trying to get them done--you might get better results. Why? Because multi-tasking is the enemy, and agile is a capacity equalization play.
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. Fernando Colleone shared some insight with the ProjectManagement.com community on Emotional Intelligence in a Project Environment in his webinar. Here, he answers your questions.
Research shows that it takes both roles--leadership and followership--to get the best results. Marc and Samantha Hurwitz talked to the community about being your best in both roles, as well as bringing out the best in your teams by coaching for both leadership and followership. Participants walked away from the Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration webinar with renewed insight. Here, the presenters offer answers to your questions.
The purpose of this article is to bring forward one of the very well-known leadership practices called Servant Leadership. We'll explore its prominence in today’s project management world and how it can benefit emerging project leaders in managing teams, projects and organizations.
Our webinar Influence and Lateral Leadership Across Cultures was such a hit, we had to continue the discussion with presenter Yadvinder Rana, who answers your questions here!
Change is driving the evolution of project management, driven by the growth of portfolio management and the increased alignment between strategy and execution to improve the chances of a portfolio delivering success. These changes are also occurring in the PMO. But the leader that got PMOs this far is not the same as the one that will take it further.
This article introduces a concept for project management improvement through the use of existing project management resources, without the need for disruption. The concept intends to avoid costly overheads in implementation and running--and introduces optimal use of project managers for review of projects, bringing down risk and involvement of costlier management overhead.
For too many organizations, IT strategy has become an oxymoron--IT is simply a follower of business strategy. That results in lost opportunities--but those can be avoided if IT learns how to relate to the business.
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