The Agile Enterprise is a new type of organization. A collaboration-based environment where some of the ‘command and control’ roles are not only obsolete but also can be a roadblock for the Agile transformation. The natural fear of change combined with protecting privileges or the job itself resulted in labelling as ‘Agile’ roles that are not only not defined in any Agile framework but are also the core components of the “waterfall” approach.
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Are you facing increased competition, shortened product life cycles, and rapidly changing customer needs and interests? Welcome to the new reality. In order for teams and organizations to succeed within this new reality, it requires that their leaders and employees become more agile. But, agility is not something organizations can incentivize for coerce. Agility must be unleashed and empowered. This is easier said than done.
Please join this webinar only if you listened to part 1 (https://www.projectmanagement.com/videos/537978/Mastering-the-Art-of-Having-Difficult-Conversations---Part-1) as we will continue our conversation on how to structure a difficult conversation through communication, environment, relationships and then make a framework to launch a productive conversation that leads to action.
An Understanding of How to Maximize Organizational Culture with Project Management AURA – Model for High Performance
In this webinar, you will learn how to maximize supportive culture with Project Management-AURA Model to create a strong competitive edge in the market. Here the word "AURA” is used symbolically to refer to enlightened individuals who exude a certain energy that attracts or enlightens others. This displayed power may come from knowledge, experience, or leadership and is described as individual aura.
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.
You may have heard that “90% of a project manager’s work is communication.” But, have you heard why communication is so important and what is good project management communication? In this webinar, the presenter explains why communication is no longer just the transfer of information and giving directives to project teams. Modern communication theory is based upon creating shared understanding – “the coordinated management of meaning.” The presenter gives practical tools and methods for creating understanding among your project team and stakeholders. With understanding comes better project task execution and more support from project sponsors, customers, and stakeholders.
Part two of a two-part series. Attendees will use real life examples to practice spotting strengths and will walk away with practical tools to use when working with stakeholders, team-members, sponsors and people outside their workplace too!
How much time do we waste thinking about, avoiding, or worrying about having a hard conversation and what does that do to your productivity? To your work relationships? You can have a "silent" conversation rattle around in your head for months if you avoid "it." Of IF the hard conversation you had goes poorly, you can have the 'I should have said this" conversation in your head. What if you learned how to have powerful conversations that led to better outcomes and stronger relationships? In the 1st part of this webinar, we will explore IF a conversation is needed, how to speak from a position of power, and delineate the types of conversations so you can better manage your emotions. I would recommend listening to my conflict resolution webinar so you have a foundation before launching into this discussion.
Practical Project Management that Works: Real World Best Practices from the 20th Anniversary of a Great International Initiative
Programs and projects -- whether large or small, complex or simple, multi-country or single city -- can be highly successful by performing practical project management. This webinar goes beyond theory and shows you real world examples of best practices in action. The examples come from an international program conducted by the world's largest bottler of non-alcoholic beverages as it converted from local currencies to the euro. Every customer, supplier, and employee was impacted, as well as anything containing a monetary value, from systems and spreadsheets to paper forms and vending machines. This program, internally called the Euro Initiative, affected the company’s operations in multiple countries and spawned over 200 sub-projects. The Euro Initiative achieved success by following project management best practices in a practical and intelligent manner. A top-level sales director stated it was the best project with which he had ever been associated. This webinar will present slides from the actual project and highlight key learnings that Project Managers may apply to their own projects. It may have been 20 years ago, but we should still follow these best practices today.
Predictive, Iterative and Adaptive Life Cycle Approaches: Managing Projects in the Knowledge Environment
While the number of project management frameworks (COBIT, PMBOK, PRINCE2, SCRUM, SAFe) continues to increase, the number of approaches to project management used by organizations and practitioners appear to be decreasing. Although other useful approaches to managing projects surely exist, many publications now promote the use of two (2) primary approaches - Predictive and Agile.