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Much research and many popular books have been directed toward understanding the pursuit and achievement of mastery. A common understanding has emerged that mastery is more directly dependent upon the amount of time devoted toward deliberate practice. In mature skill areas, mastery can require 10,000 hours or more of deliberate practice. An organization or team filled with members who are committed toward achieving mastery is both desirable and elusive regardless of the industry or field. The key to achievement of mastery on an organizational or team level is individual motivation. Historically, most motivational research and advice has focused on extrinsic motivation. Recently, research has focused more and more on the power of intrinsic motivation. Intrinsically motivating teams can seem complicated and even contradictory. However, understanding the practical sources of intrinsic motivation can help managers apply the principles to real-world situations and increase their team’s drive to achieve mastery.
Too often we think of project management in the context of "doing projects right", but it does not really work. We have to do the right projects first and make sure the desired outcomes do contribute to the company strategy realization. Benefits realization management (BRM) can be a good solution to align project management with company strategy. There are some common mistakes, which companies make in BRM, and some action points to avoid them and improve the situation.
Introductory webinar for the October 2018 Book Club - Practitioner's Guide to Project Management
This webinar aims to help end users understand how data projects different from other IT project. Identify common pitfalls and how agile practices and domain knowledge can help to drive and deliver data analytics projects successfully. Introduce industry standards and explain why we have to implement and use multiple technical and management frameworks and show the benefits of using them on a daily basis. Provide some useful insights that will make planning and estimation easier and deliver value to the business and the end user.
In today’s Volatile Unpredictable Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environment, leaders that want to deliver extraordinary results, require a fundamentally different approach to change management.
For all that we know about education, and all of the training providers that exist, the training landscape for project managers is surprisingly uniform. There are introductory courses. There are certification programs. There is the school of hard knocks. And there is… not a whole lot else. But if we’re serious about project management gaining traction, we need to develop beyond the basics. This presentation explores what it takes to develop the whole project manager.
This workshop is based on a global survey (>3400), consisting of ten scenarios describing common ethical quandaries and the response that respondents made. Demographic Questions were also included. Participants will have the option to participate by using the polling feature to respond to these situations and observe the ways in which diversity influenced their decisions. Participants will understand the relationship between values, ethics and decision making and recognize the impact that ethnicity, culture and other sociodemographic characteristics have in decisions on ethical issues.
Programs serve as a crucial link between strategy and the execution of business results and organizations implement them to achieve strategic goals. Although the practice of program management has evolved in lockstep with the project management profession, the root causes of program failure remain. In this step-by-step guide, Irene Didinsky offers a standardized approach to program management, closing the knowledge gaps and variations that currently exist across organizations and industries.
In this webinar we’ll discuss organizational resilience, tipping point leading indicators, and mitigation strategies. The objective is for you to be able to identify the signs of diminishing resilience, and how to turn the tide before it derails your project.