We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example.
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Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?
The truth is that a project kickoff meeting can make or break a project. Done well, the kickoff meeting can set the project on a path for success, but a nightmare kickoff meeting can wreak havoc for months to come. These are a few simple secrets that can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your next project kickoff meeting. If you're already familiar with kickoff meetings, no worries. This presentation isn't a soup to nuts overview of how to run a kickoff meeting. Instead, we'll identify several specific techniques that you can throw into your bag of tricks to avoid common pitfalls and move your kickoff meetings from good to great!
Board meetings require proper etiquette to ensure efficiency and content. Proper etiquette also supports the lively and spirited discussions that are commonly the norm at many board meetings. Those who participate at board meetings must also ensure that they are speaking at the meeting in observance of legal and ethical principles. Program and project managers are increasingly being called upon to attend or participate at board meetings - - - So are you prepared if you get asked?
Get ready to apply Improvisation techniques as a project professional. Regardless of your role: Project Manager, Change Manager, SCRUM Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Program Manager, or Subject Matter Expert, you will benefit from Using Applied Improv as a means of establishing Healthy Communication within your teams.
As the complexity of project management continues to expand, Organizational Change Management (OCM) is becoming more ingrained in implementing projects. This is taking the entire topic of Stakeholder Engagement into new directions. We are moving beyond defining if the stakeholder is an advocate or an adversary, and trying to understand what is driving their position. Understanding the stakeholder’s organizational, and personal, culture is helping project evaluate the stakeholder perspective. This “Cultural Intelligence” of the project manager can greatly improve the effectiveness of the Change Management aspect of a project.
In this webinar, we will discuss how mediation, an alternative dispute-resolution technique, can defuse tensions to make for a more productive work place. Using mediation skills instead of imposing a decision, you will be able to apply communication skills, objectivity, and creativity to help disputants reach their own voluntary solution to the conflict.
What should you do to ensure lasting change in your organization? George Trachilis, Shingo Research Award winner, explains this is as easy as 1-2-3. However, it is not simple. It requires understanding your true potential as a leader and transferring the same challenge to your students.
Martial arts principles are applied to first manage the self, the people around you, and the environment around the people, this is very similar to a project management context, and many of the principle are directly applicable and can lead to more positive experiences and positive outcome. Participants will get a basic understanding of these principles, why they are important in a martial arts context, examples of how they relate to the project management discipline, and how to practice them.