The temporary, unique nature of the project management environment increases the challenges of management and its leadership function because the project manager typically has little to no authority or asset ownership. This dynamic places a premium on influence-based leadership. So how does a project manager develop an influence-based leadership style? By examining an environment extremely similar to the project management environment - the military environment!
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The world is becoming a difficult place to work as a Project Manager. We're working globally, across time zones and cultures, with new technology, and industries and projects are losing money at a staggering rate. We need to adapt.
Graf von Moltke was a Prussian Field Marshal who developed a rather genius, and simple, method to stack up his generals based on intelligence and initiative (or lack thereof.) The smart & lazy rose to the top because they made the right thing happen, at the right time and found the easiest way to do so. Marshal your projects (pun intended) and take control of your life!
Phileas Fogg is the protagonist in Jules Verne's novel, "Around the World in 80 Days," and proves that the project management process works in a voyage to beat all other voyages! Listen to how Phileas used the project management processes that we use every day to navigate various (and dangerous) risks in order to get what he thought would be the greatest reward - a successful trip around the world.
The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Techniques for Bringing the Best Out in Virtually Any Senior Leader
While many professionals are learning the power of managing up, some mistakenly think it's exclusively focused on managing difficult senior leaders...it's not! Whether your boss is a true gift, a nightmare or somewhere in between, you should be managing up! Managing up can be a critical tool for helping a great boss be even better or preventing potential problems with those more difficult senior leaders personalities as well. This presentation explores how managing up techniques can be used proactively to help you anticipate and navigate workplace barriers, communicate more effectively with senior leaders, deliver difficult messages to hierarchy, and enhance your credibility in the workplace.
Find out about PMI’s fastest-growing certification: Professional in Business Analysis, PMI-PBA®. Explore the business drivers that are making this certification so valuable to both organizations and the individuals who earn it. Also learn what the requirements are for PMI-PBA certification and tips for applying past experience to count towards the required hours needed. Project professionals who already have the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification will get perspectives on their project experience to help them capitalize on their PM-BA hybrid role. Attendees will come away with a clear idea of what the exam covers and tips for preparing for and passing the exam. The key resources, including the Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, and the PMI Guide to Business Analysis, will be discussed to help attendees understand what will be involved in their PMI-PBA journey. The session will include open Q and A from session participants with answers provided by the PBA-certified presenter.
For the past 15 years, the Scrum Master and Project Manager roles have coexisted well, especially in IT projects. From the very technical role that was part of the Software Development Team, the Scrum Master evolved into a new organizational role sometimes with a well-defined job description and with responsibilities that transcended the technical background from which it originated. Although the role was defined in the Scrum framework, the Scrum Master role is now present in other frameworks
"Y'all need to RSVP ASAP, so we know if that site is RFI or not! I mean, that's like PMP101, you got me?" Because communication is paramount in Project Management, it is crucial for all stakeholders to understand your message. This webinar will expose participants to a variety of cultures - how we perceive them and how they perceive us. The presenter will share his own experience and the challenges he faced as a project manager in various countries in Europe and Africa. This presentation will provide the cultural diversity awareness necessary to better lead team members.
Project Management is becoming a very competitive industry, and we are finding that a way to ensure that you and your projects are a success is knowing about how to work successfully with other cultures. Do you want to learn some hints and tricks for working with other cultures? During this webinar, we'll discuss 3 different cultures (India, USA, Middle East) and how to successfully navigate a positive working relationship with them as well as some more generic tips for how to succeed with any culture!
This webinar is based on the Jules Verne book called "Michael Strogoff - Courier of the Czar" and details the various problems that would prevent most of us from completing a project. The book shows that persistence and focus on the final goal will help overcome any obstacle.