Negotiating is an extension of building community. You will not get anything you want if the other person feels slighted or if they do not think they are getting an equitable deal. You will have to work harder to get people MORE of what they want so you can have MORE of what you want. Not everything in the negotiation has to be a down-and-out battle between you and the vendor. Be flexible, and the vendor will usually follow suit. Negotiating specifications with a vendor is not easy as you both have your own agendas. This process of negotiating the project’s requirements starts with the first phone call and continues until the last bill is paid.
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Everything we talked about since the start of the “mastering” series has been about relationships and making them stronger. Having a solid contract is a natural extension of those goals. When you have a great contract with the loop holes closed, you can focus on building a relationship as that is critical to project success. So, in short: A contract is a relationship and you create a project family. You agree to be bound together to get project management goals on the same page and deliver results.
Less than half of organizations consistently report high strategic alignment in their project management practices despite established research linking business success to strategic alignment in projects. Regulatory implementation programs, in particular, are susceptible to being operationally (as opposed to strategically) managed with the sole focus on “getting the job done”.
Have you ever been faced with a complex, multi-dimensional project and pressure from multiple stakeholders? Is this the normal course of business in your organization? If so, this webinar is for you.
This webinar presents the most advanced views in ethics and governance. It emphasizes the existence of separated sets of ethical values adjusted to different circumstances, which along with personal interests, allegiances, and opportunity, comprise the ethical cube. Then, the ethical and governance mechanisms are explained by the introduction of two novel concepts, the “Small Sins Allowed” and the “Line of Impunity”.
Social networking is one of the most powerful trends to emerge within the last 10–15 years. It’s evident nearly everywhere in our age of mobile devices and 24/7 connectivity. Project managers can now manage their projects remotely, with larger teams and more stakeholders than before, spread across the globe. Teams can operate with greater transparency and better understanding of their shared objective. These advantages can improve team work that drives project success. The young workforce that is vocal on social media — along with millions of veteran workers who also use social channels — should know about the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the ethical issues related to social networking. They should learn the best ways to deal with ethical issues in order be ethical leaders within their organizations and community. Join us for this webinar to find out how social networking can drive an ethical culture and workforce within organizations. We’ll also give recommendations on using social media to promote ethical leadership and help individuals remain compliant with the PMI ethics code.
A Comparison and Contrast Between CM and PM Key Success Factors, Best Practices, and Causes of Failure
This webinar is Part 2 of two webinars that compare the roles and relationships between contract manager and project manager. Participants will learn and compare the attributes of successful contract teams to project teams. They’ll learn what the key success factors are as well as the leading causes of troubled contracts and how to mitigate those risks. There will be a group discussion of how we can apply these to our PM roles, organizations and projects, and how we can go about it.
This webinar is Part 1 of two webinars that compare the roles and relationships between contract manager and project manager. Learn fundamentals of contract management methodology and discuss key processes and tool. Find out how you can work more effectively with your contract management partners.
This webinar's focus is on providing real solutions for coping and openly identifying the challenges targets face when confronting bullies and the organizations where the bullying is taking place.
This webinar introduces the issue of workplace bullying and its impact on projects and project managers. Bullying can be as harmful in the workplace and on projects as it is in schools and other areas of society. Projects are subsets of workplaces and since project management is, for the most part, an activity that involves working very closely with others, the impact of a bully in a project is potentially lethal to project success.