Have you heard about Lean Six Sigma and wondered what is all of the fuss about? Are you wondering why it’s growing in popularity and experience requested in a growing number of job posting requirements? Are you considering learning more about it so that you can become a practitioner? If so – join us for this one hour overview where we answer these questions.
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The world of work is changing, disruptive technologies are accelerating change at unprecedented speed rendering many traditional ways of doing work obsolete. This change is causing ripple effects forcing every organization and their staff to assess how they should compete in this new world of work. Project Managers are no exception to this change, they are adapting and demonstrating their relevance by focusing on value delivery and strategy execution and in doing so becoming more strategic. In the new world of work, technology will enable Project Manager’s to become free from administrative tasks and focus more on strategic tasks that deliver business value through their projects and program. As knowledge workers, they will seek more personal development and in return they will expect organizations to support their growth.
As a project manager and coach, I’ve seen first-hand how our ability or inability to follow through on our plans impacts our short and long-term results. This webinar moves beyond basic time management techniques and takes a deep dive into how you can manage your mind to improve your ability to follow through on your plans. I’ll illustrate how to use a straightforward 3-step process each week in order to continually improve your results without increasing your stress. You’ll learn how to follow through on your planned actions even when you don’t feel like it. In addition, you’ll know the specific questions to ask yourself to reduce procrastination and distraction without resorting to self-criticism or self-judgement. I’ll also cover how to handle external interruptions in an intentional and mindful way. When you use these tools and techniques, your self-trust and confidence will grow. You’ll know that you will follow through and get things done when you say you will. And when you teach these techniques to your team, your projects will reap the benefits
Resolving Agency Issues in Client-Contractor Relationships: The Use of an Award Winning Teaching Case Study
The case study on resolving agency issues in client-contractor relationships was the winner of the 2019 DSI PMI Instructional Case Writing Competition. The author will present some theoretical background on the use of case studies in teaching and then introduce the case study itself and outline its potential use in online settings. The case study focuses on the management of relationships which has been acknowledged as a crucial element of project success. However, agency related issues such as goal conflict, information asymmetry or opportunistic behavior can make relationship management a real challenge. The program managers for One Global Headquarters at Merck developed their own way on how to deal with this challenge in a complex and uncertain environment. This case study will provide unique insights into their approach and motivation.
In the following webinar, we will cover the definition of team leadership, discuss the top skills of how to lead the team successfully and how to develop these skills. Also, we will talk about the tools and benefits of using Software and different applications. We will touch emotional intelligence, look at the team from an individual level and go through a four stages spring-winter cycle of the employee’s professional growth. We will also cover How to treat the team members at the different stages of their spring-winter development.
Regardless of culture, race and gender, the universal need is for everyone to feel respected, heard, recognized and most importantly valued. Fostering an environment where these emotions are embedded into the team development strategy will make team members feel included despite varying cultural backgrounds and personalities.
As our gut-wrenching experience with COVID-19 demonstrates and neuroscience validates, unexpected, unwanted, and undeserved change can plunge us into fear/threat mode, causing the good stuff that feeds our brain (oxygen, glucose) to rush past our necks so we can fight/flight/flee, robbing us of the cognitive capacity to think clearly and creatively. During the stress of change, when our IQ inevitably goes down, building our CQ® (Change Intelligence®), is like putting our own oxygen mask on first. We remember to breath, separate our knee-jerk, fear-based reaction from a more mindful response, and remember that we have options – and the more options we have, the more power we have.
Is your team or organization on track with Agile? Are you sure? Agility assessment is a powerful tool to get you on track with your team's or organization's agility and how you can improve Agile in your organization. Join this webinar to learn more about assessment tools and techniques. Has your organization or team recently implemented Agile, and if so, are you on track to realize the intended benefits? Are you sure things are on track? If you are not assessing your organization’s or team’s agility, you may be missing warning signs that Agile is not working for you.
As the philanthropic arm of PMI, PMIEF was originally established to manage the generous scholarship funds donated by grateful members and organizations. Today, the foundation has grown to reach over 200,000 youth per year across the globe and continues to provide valuable scholarships and awards, along with over 30 educational resources and guides offered in multiple languages.
Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition Part 2: Understanding Changes to the Guide
Join us for Part 2 of the "Getting Under the Hood" series to see how revisions for A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge--Seventh Edition more inclusive and easier for you to use.