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.
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Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies.
This presentation addresses the effect of change within an organization and offers suggestions about how to plan for change in creative and innovative manner that will encourage buy in among those affected by change and a willingness to collaborate. The session will provide suggestions about how to involve the entire organization, and how to minimize the fear and anxiety generally associated with change.
Genuine feedback and open vertical communication are fundamental to effectively leading comprehensive and successful projects and programmes. In this session, Jane will explore the vital importance of clear two-way communication between leaders and team members.
In this session we will discuss the spectrum of Project Management roles and responsibilities, ranging from a PM on $10M job to a Project Executive on a $1B program, and everything in between.
All nonprofit organizations have visions, but their visions without plans are just dreams. Chapters and project managers have the talents to make these dreams come true. We will describe the processes and tools used by the AA-PMI chapter to plan and execute successful projects and the differences these projects have made the community, the chapter and its members.
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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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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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.
What happens when you are asked to take over another project manager’s team on a temporary basis? Any leader in this situation needs to be prepared to adapt and adjust.
This practitioner was asked by executive leadership to lead an assignment to improve the company's project delivery function. Creating a PMO and aligning activities to the company's strategy were important early steps in this improvement process. What he didn't anticipate was the proactive role that the PMO, once established, would later play in a feedback loop to further evolving company strategy.
Excellence takes time...and project management is no different. Here are some tips on how to improve your skills and become a stronger PM.
Iterative and incremental methods can be used outside software development. Here’s a challenge that arose in one small-town Shakespeare festival--and the “agile” approach used to meet it.
In celebration of International Project Management (IPM) Day 2016, it’s time to reflect on just what project management, project managers and their teams do for this world we all live in.
There comes a time when you need to turn around and start training other people. Whether you are in a formal mentor relationship or not, you can give something back.
Projects can be all-consuming activities. There are times when you need to step back and take a break, as rest is an important and necessary part of life no matter what activities you are engaged in.
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