Should business leadership move hiring and recruitment into the project management organization? Based on the similarities found between his talent acquisition experience and current training, this author says yes—and shares the potential benefits.
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How do you build a team culture across continents, without ever meeting face-to-face? How do you motivate teams across the Boomer, Millennial and Gen X divides? Get answers to these questions and more at the 2016 PMI Talent Management Conference. Now in its third year, this free virtual event is your source for guidance on talent retention and development, plus things you need to be thinking about when planning your own PM career.
It's tough to give good constructive feedback. But a business lives and dies by how quickly it can adapt and improve. Input (feedback) is the critical piece of the puzzle - one you can't afford to ignore.
The Webinar will provide an overview of StrengthFinder 2.0. In today’s fast paced world our natural talents go untapped. From birth to death we spend more fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. We need to focus more on our natural strengths and talents. StrenghtFinder 2.0 lets you discover and utilize your strengths.
Organizational progress is sustained by team relationships at every level and is vulnerable to power play in times of challenge. The advancements toward desired outcomes is an endeavor that requires influence, exerted by decision makers, for available choices and to maintain the speed of progress.
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.
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This sample Project Charter, aligned to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide), includes sections for project goals, success criteria, risks, assumptions, restrictions, budget and more.
If it weren’t for people, projects would be easy! Getting the team to act as one is challenging. This presentation from the PMI Global Congress 2014 in Phoenix will help you all trust each other, stick together and achieve project success.
Use this checklist to help ensure that new PMs joining your team are set up with the best possible chance of success. Some of these items will be completed prior to the new PM joining, some will continue for several months beyond the start date. The checklist is broken down into different areas for the different roles involved.
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Project managers have roles that require them to perform a wide diversity of tasks, and attend a lot of meetings. When does that become overkill, and what can we do about it?
When things go wrong in your project, as a leader who do you blame? When the hammer is about to hit your head as a project leader, what do you do? Do you look for people on your team to sacrifice for the error—or take the blame?
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, we have a role to play in inspiring the project team to contribute. We may not be able to solve the disengagement problem alone, but we can make a difference. Use the following strategies to inspire your project team to greater heights of engagement and success.
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 verdict is in, and global businesses have recognized the value of professional project management to advance their business outcomes. Now the question is, when is the time to begin teaching project management? Are there advantages to bringing project management skills and knowledge outside of the professional arena and into the classroom?
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.
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.
The July Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar – The Project Manager's Little Book of Cheats was packed with information, and below are the extra questions and answers that came out of that session.
Collaboration has become a vital tool in modern project execution, but not all organizations know how to ensure it happens in the right way. How do we foster effective collaboration while still ensuring our teams and individual team members are accountable for delivering on time, scope and budget?
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