This article proposes that the most effective projects naturally develop and evolve through a series of distinct phases and asserts that failing to recognize these transitions helps explain why so many projects fall short. Each phase calls for a distinct level and type of engagement. And that’s where your project management approach becomes critical.
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In this webinar the project RMS Titanic is explored to show some common causes of failure in projects.
A development program or project in trouble is distinct from a program encountering typical development difficulties. A program or project with this problem can appear to be in free fall. This webinar will provide insight and guidance for a wide range of listeners, from students of business to top executives. Every member of a project or product development team will find its recommendations to be valuable.
In this webinar we will discuss how Mind Mapping could be an integral part of project management and why it is beneficial to project managers. We will end with an introduction to the recently started “MP4PM” initiative.
Project Managers are charged with building and fostering a team of highly accountable individuals. Unfortunately, too often they’re saddled with “slackers” who simply don’t follow through on tasks or action items as promised.
A contrarian and provocative blog that goes beyond the traditional over-hyped dogma of "Agile", so as to obtain true agility and project leadership through a process of philosophical reflection.
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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This template is designed to be used in conjunction with the webinar Develop Leadership - Deliver Leaders! Go to each of the tabs (Vision & Values, Direction, Persuasion, Support, Development, Appreciation) and assign a value of 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest) to the questions, before and after a leadership growing event, such as a project. The Summary tab will display the overall ratings for each dimension, along with a graph of the results. Based on Toastmasters' High Performance Leadership workbook.
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Do your team members really believe they can trust you? If this doesn’t strike you as important, you may want to examine your leadership skills. As this practitioner reflects on her actions (and the actions of colleagues that have earned success and failure), she has noticed a pattern....
Organizations whose senior leaders make an effort to coach others achieve higher business results. Project managers should implement coaching methods by improving the four skill sets highlighted in this article: active listening, powerful questions, direct communication and creating awareness. These tools help to solve problems effectively and serve to empower each team member.
As project managers, our biggest commitment is to our team members…but what does that really mean, and how ready are we to live the commitment? This writer shares some valuable personal lessons learned over the years.
You’re about to close the deal on a megaproject with all the potential in the world and everyone involved is ready to sign on the dotted line and get started. Before you do, here are three lessons from the trenches that are straightforward, actionable and can save a great deal of time, frustration and guesswork.
The webinar Dude, Where’s My Control?! Transitioning from a Project Manager to a Scrum Master was packed with information, and here the presenter covers some questions and answers that came out of that session.
The project manager must interact with many different roles in organizations and it is almost a guarantee that during the life cycle of a project, you will have to interact with someone you don’t “control.” Learn how French and Raven’s bases of power can help you build relationships and negotiate the turbulent waters of complex projects.
As project managers or team leads, we should quickly get to know what our team members are good at, and what they are not. Their characteristics and working styles may vary, but each will have his or her own way of getting things done.
The key to designing and setting up a successful PMO organizational unit is an experienced PMO leader who can provide effective leadership, from articulating a vision to delivering best-in-class PMO practices. This article provides a five-step guide to setting up a PMO from scratch.
Of of the most significant challenges for PMO leaders is managing relationships across the organization. And as the PMO’s role becomes more and more central to all elements of corporate planning and project delivery, politics inevitably come into play. How do we manage that minefield?
September Book Club Closing Webinar: The Optimistic Workplace; Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone Q&Aby
In the closing webinar for our September Book Club: The Optimistic Workplace; Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone, the presenter wasn’t able to address all of the questions during the Q&A session. Here, he tackles more questions that came out of that session.
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