A project goes through various levels of interaction between multitudes of people, with different skill sets competing interests and also involves planning, scheduling, and coordination of a wide range of both independent and interrelated activities. In addition, the influence of external factors requires this industry to solve complex environmental issues.
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What makes a great emotionally intelligent project manager? Today, it is essential that project and program managers spend time assessing their gaps and working on closing those gaps to become more proficient at EQ competencies and behaviors that are a key tenet of the PMI Talent Triangle®. This webinar will present the top reasons why developing EQ today is a strategic necessity for PMs.
Negotiation is a process involving two or more people with conflicting positions. These people attempt to reach an agreement by modifying their original positions. Usually, it requires bargaining in order to reach an acceptable arrangement. The arrangement, however, should not be seen as a win-lose situation. The solution should be mutually beneficial or, in some instances, mutually unprofitable.
Decision makers typically have a short amount of time to select a candidate who best fits a job position and the One-Page Curriculum Vitae (OPCV) provides a useful tool. By using a timing diagram, it is possible to evaluate the time sequence of the most meaningful information and, at the same time, to evaluate previous professional experiences and activities.
|A.||When working with historic venues, leaving the site looking exactly as you found it is of extreme importance. If you don’t repair it on your own, the inspectors from your local Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission (or some similarly named organization) will ask you to redo it. So, do it now.|
|B.||On a road that covers less than two blocks, city laws usually do not require historic artifacts and sites to be preserved. Repaint the middle lines and hope that drivers do not notice. This is preferable to stopping traffic again to redo the brickwork.|
|C.||Ask the product owner what he or she would prefer you do. Since you were not specifically told to reinstall the roadway with exactly the same pattern, it is not your responsibility. If asked to redo it, charge extra for the expenses you incur with your subcontractors.|
|D.||Construction projects never really come out exactly as envisioned in the beginning. Function is what is important, not beauty. If the road is safe and usable to transport students to the school and as an artery for people to enter and exit their neighborhood streets, you have fulfilled your technical and functional responsibilities.|
Organizations are working in an ever-changing environment that operates at break-neck speeds. With the transformation that the marketplace undergoes stakeholders are expecting quick change. However, is fast paced change always in the best interest of the organization? Will organizations that are too slow in reacting to change perish?
Failure is supposed to be a great teacher. But if that’s true, why are so many of us unable to acquire the knowledge this “great teacher” has to impart? Why do we keep failing?