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How much time do we waste thinking about, avoiding or worrying about conflict and what does that do to your work environment? Conflict does not generally go away unless you actively manage it. The conversations are not always easy, but getting a resolution feels good, especially if you both walk away satisfied. In the webinar, we will explore how to have productive conversations and provide you with a framework where you can be successful in winning a resolution. Attendees will be better equipped to manage conflict in a structured way, apply principled negotiations effectively to focus on winning a resolution and learn to identify their preferred style/s in influencing others and managing conflict and the additional strategies that they need to use to successfully resolve the conflict situation.
Planning is vital to your project execution and success. Projects are often multifunctional, requiring input from various stakeholders. Project planning often tends to be done piecemeal or not at all, often leading to missing and/or incomplete information and correspondingly poor results. Effective planning meetings will help you not only develop key artifacts but also provide continuous team building. This webinar will discuss how to effectively facilitate productive face-to-face kickoff sessions (both in person and virtual) and ongoing planning meetings. You’ll also learn about the impacts of culture (organizational and global) on team dynamics.
To facilitate a meeting is to lead a group of people through a predefined agenda with clearly stated and understood goals in such a way that every attendee understands their role, adheres to the Rules of Engagement and participates according to their responsibilities within that meeting’s architecture.” Learning how to do so in spite of those attending the meeting is one of the greatest challenges any businessperson faces. Based on the final chapter of her book Everything’s a Project (and Everyone’s a Project Manager) Book Three: Communication, Christine shares that when you understand your role and your responsibility, you will own any meeting you lead.
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This template can help project managers plan key planning and customer activities in preparation for go-live. It can be easily tailored for deployment planning for projects of all sizes.
This package contains templates and a checklist that can be used for project management meetings: an Attendance List, Assigned Task List, Status List, AOB (Any Other Business) Items for Chairperson (Out of Agenda), Documents Circulated or Received List, and a Meeting Checklist. You can assign attendees to take charge of each form.
Effective communication is a prerequisite for the successful management of a project. The communication management plan serves as a guide and creates a framework for communication throughout the life cycle of the project. This plan should guide the project manager and the project team in planning, managing and controlling communication based on stakeholder information needs.
이 프리젠 테이션 템플릿은 중대형 프로젝트 또는 동일한 이해 관계자가있는 여러 프로젝트를보고하는 데 사용되는 공식적인 고객 대응 현황 보고서입니다.
This brief checklist is intended to help project managers ensure they are ready to conduct project kickoff sessions. Project managers should review the questions asked in this checklist and make notes of any items that are unclear/outstanding /etc. Any areas that are still unclear require action plans.
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Sometimes good projects can fail or stagnate. Introducing the risk of change to a project can revitalize it for success. This article will focus on the 10 steps that should be taken to successfully reboot a project and ensure optimal performance and deliverables.
To engage others, we need to understand them, what motivates them, what gives them a sense of purpose. That understanding, and appreciation of others, is often referred to as social intelligence. This combination of social awareness and social facility is what helps us to connect with others and to engage them on their terms.
No one performs their best under pressure. There are situations that bring the best out in you, but that’s completely dependent on your surroundings and the methodology you follow. Here are some tips to stay cool under pressure.
Emotions can be a driving force or a destructive force. Here, the author looks at how emotions can effect your project and your team—all through the lens of superheroes and the colors of the rainbow!
Working with virtual teams brings unique communication and engagement challenges. This practitioner has put together her favorite tips to improve the quality of communication with a virtual team before, during and after a meeting.
Escalators create chaos and turnover. Diffusers are the leaders people go to in times of need when they require help with problems. So how does one become better at defusing rather than escalating?
Our emotional intelligence gives us the confidence needed to trust and respect our emotional responses. Trusting and respecting emotions requires us to view all emotions as valid—while giving us the freedom to analyze if that valid emotion is truly applicable to our current situation. So, what can we do to trust and respect emotions?
A program map is a diagramming technique used for showing the relationship between various components (usually operations and project-type activities) of a program and program events plotted against time. Program maps, when properly constructed, can convey a lot of information that stakeholders can easily absorb.
Have you ever been asked to take over an ailing project—one that was close to failing and completely off track? A few simple steps can help you get off to a good start with your team and all stakeholders.
Organizations often create cross-functional teams that enhance informational diversity, but this can present its own challenges. This practitioner shares four techniques he's developed over 25 years of handling project teams composed of “firm-minded” experts in the hopes of developing a project’s outcomes.
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