Our world has always been changing, but most of these changes have taken place progressively, sometimes over several generations. Not anymore. Changes are occurring within one generation; often several at a time. We need to change how we evolve with these challenges, how we envision our own personal future.
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In the modern workplace, much emphasis is placed on technical skills and knowledge. However, with the onset of advanced technologies, soft skills are becoming more and more critical to maintaining clear communication and positive human interaction on project teams and amongst stakeholders.
The concept of the Agile Project Manager is almost universally accepted, at least in IT projects; although there is no Agile Project Management Methodology. Traditional approaches like PMBoK and PRINCE2 had always the capability to use techniques that are part of the Agile delivery: incremental and iterative development, early delivery of increments of the project, multi-functional teams, inspect and adapt, etc.
This lecture outlines the pitfalls and the promises and power of self-organizing teams. It explains what distinguishes them from manager-led and self-governing teams. It outlines ingredients for self-organizing teams to develop and prosper and what difficulties they may encounter and how to overcome them.
Lean principles have become more common day in various industries due to pressures and challenges with operational efficiencies and limited resources. Due to recent healthcare reform and governmental changes, the healthcare sector has taken a larger position in lean practices. Additionally healthcare implementations have more recently shifted from traditional clinical areas to administrative teams.
There are people who are “born leaders”, others who stumble into leadership but all are leaders because people follow them, share theirs ideas and values and commit to their vision, their projects, and their decisions. The presentation explores the connection between leadership trust and ethics in the project “moments of truth”.
Project management is not an exact science as much as we want it to be. People are dynamic. They change hour to hour while projects last months or years. As a leader, project managers have to deal with these dynamic individuals on a daily basis. There is not a science that has come up with an equation to solve the mental mysteries of team members.
“May you live in interesting times!” This is an ancient and famous Chinese curse. Today, we do live in interesting times: Our environment is characterized to be Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA). Change is constant and happens at a frenetic pace. Change poses severe challenges to project managers. It makes team members uncomfortable and may also cause unethical behavior or unprofessional conduct. Mismanaging change can severely impact project success. This very interactive webinar will cover a typical project change scenario and provide you with practical tips and techniques to deliver strong, proactive, leadership and confidently ride the waves of change.