Virtually everyone agrees that projects benefit significantly when team members and key stakeholders speak up to ask questions, voice concerns (early!), and provide honest feedback. It’s that candid feedback that helps teams arrive at better decisions and sometimes avoid all-out calamity, but the truth is that oftentimes team members (even PMs) don’t feel free to speak up.
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Imagine yourself working in a multicultural team, with people spread around the world… is this just a possibility? Or a real thing that you are dealing with (or, you can see you are going to deal with this soon)? Let’s see how important is to consider diversity and national aspects of culture within our projects.
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.
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.
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.
How can you structure your large, in-house software developers to make agility flourish? Traditionally, software development is organized into short-term project teams that draw from a pool of specialized talent. Developers often work on multiple projects simultaneously. The problem? Project delays often create lags that ripple across multiple teams, creating inefficiencies and frustration. Moreover, jumping from project to project forces our brains to switch gears, meaning we work harder to function at a lower level.
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.
Building on the very successful webinar “Integrating Agile Techniques into Traditional Projects," Lynda Carter and Dave Davis will present creating visual and interactive communications to convey status and allow for feedback from your audience. We will focus on low tech/high touch means to tell a story and allow for stakeholder feedback. By having all team members contribute to the chart and take ownership of its content – everybody will have a better understanding of their purpose in contributing to the project benefits.
Lessons Learned from the 2014-2016 Ebola Virus Response Project management is like building a house - the right way. What if the house was built on water in the middle of the rainy season? During an emergency response, that is what project management feels like. But who doesn't want to live on a house boat?
"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.