When project managers are asked to lead strategically important projects, the stakes go way up. But the fundamental job remains unchanged—and that’s something PMs must remember. How do you ensure you don’t succumb to the pressure of being in charge of a high-profile project?
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The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposium, and the Talent Management Conference. The new event focuses on the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management discipline and careers. Participants will better understand how emerging technologies affect their career and skills progression, as well as the evolving needs of hiring managers as they seek out top project management talent.
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For some of us, the lowly Lessons Learned is one of those ‘have to do’ items in the Project Management artifacts folder. Some of us push it off, forget it, rush it, or minimize it. If used correctly, it becomes the ‘primer’ for your next project. We will see how it will save both time and money. Over time your Lessons Learned will switch from issues to must haves.
Mindfulness in Project Management: Harnessing the Power of Awareness for Clarity, Calm, and Cooperation
What does it mean to be ‘Mindful’? How can one apply the practice of Mindfulness to enhance the performance of their project team(s) – and, while we’re at it -- ourselves? Mindfulness is nothing new, but in our age of constant digital bombardment, endless distractions, and paralyzing mind clutter, it’s more important than ever for PMs, leaders, stakeholders, and team members alike to be able to apply Mindfulness – awareness (and acceptance) -- to what we think, feel, and therefore do (or don’t do). In this webinar, participants will be introduced to Mindfulness as an invaluable Wellness concept, as well as a management approach and (daily) practice for enhancing project team performance, individual calm, and the overall wellness of any organization.
It’s a question that is frequently debated: Are hard skills more important than soft skills? With experience, I can vouch that soft skills definitely have an edge when it comes to delivering successful projects. Having said that, having just soft skills is not going to help. You must also have a basic understanding of how projects are delivered.
The profession of project management can be stressful and to perform at their very best (and increase the chances of project success) a project manager must ensure that they are looking after their own wellbeing. This presentation will give attendees practical skills and exercises they can use to increase their levels of wellbeing and authentic happiness.
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Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Seeing the Strengths of Others (Part 2): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains two PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 2). It includes a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains three PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1). It includes a character strengths checklist; a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
The project kickoff is one of the most critical activities on the project. This worksheet is intended to assist the project manager in preparing for the kickoff so that the meeting is as effective and efficient as possible.
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Being asked to lead your first project can be exciting—and overwhelming. But in practical terms, moving from being part of a project team to leading that team isn’t the major shift that project managers often treat it as.
There are times when managers, in the pressure to complete the scope of a project, forget the basics of effective communication—and that can lead to disastrous results. Here's some help on keeping it simple.
Project managers only succeed when their teams succeed, but what does that mean for how the PM manages relationships with individual team members? Read about the biggest mistake that new project managers make.
Leading remote teams requires an additional level of management—and using different skills than what you would use with onsite/co-located teams. Having this knowledge and ability will ensure a successful end result to your project.
How to be a Chameleon in Your Project: Changing Your Management Style to Lead a Successful Project Q&Aby
The webinar How to be a Chameleon in Your Project: Changing Your Management Style to Lead a Successful Project received so much feedback, we didn’t have time to cover everything! The discussion continued afterward, and here Emily covers some additional questions and answers that came out of her presentation.
What does disruption mean for project managers? Without your input and leadership, your career and organization are going to suffer from disruption. Use these tips to take advantage of this opportunity.
New project managers won’t have as much familiarity with their team members. How do they overcome that and set themselves up for success?
If you are contemplating becoming a professional analyst and want to stand out and enhance the productivity of your business, this list shares important corporate analyst strengths (ones that apply to project managers as well!).
In the context of project management, how can emotional intelligence be structured based on our fundamental pillars? And how can we integrate the concepts in the existing framework that we have?
There is no single way to manage all projects. We need to adapt, observe, experiment with new techniques, and above all be patient and excel in communication skills in order to get things done. Here are 12 tips to help you improve your craft.
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