Project Management

Topic Teasers Vol. 156: Optimizing Company Culture in Manufacturing

PMI Heartland Nebraska / Iowa Chapter

Have a question you would like to submit as a potential Topic Teaser? Send a message to Barbee Davis today!

While the way we exchange information in meetings is important, are there guidelines and examples of ways to have people work together if they are not in IT—or  in a cubicle? Some manufacturing workplaces are loud and action packed and need creative ways to exchange data and ideas. Can you help me​​​?

A. In the latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide, the focus has moved from the project to the people who need to work together. Most of the focus should be directed toward allowing them to spend as much time co-located as possible—and with plenty of time to exchange ideas.

B. With the new Construction Professional (PMI-CP)™ certification on the horizon, we need to move beyond the typical office workplace to find new ways to exchange information for the good of the business—especially in any situation where you are building physical items, like construction and manufacturing. That can’t always take place in a meeting room.

C. The latest PMI Talent Triangle® requires that you acquire two-thirds of the PDUs for recertification in some area of communications. In addition, learning a second language for overseas partners supersedes any other part of a project management process to know for project …


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