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.
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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.
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!
How much time do we waste thinking about, avoiding or worrying about conflict and what does that do to your work environment? Conflict does not generally go away unless you actively manage it. In the webinar, we will explore how to have productive conversations and provide you with a framework where you can be successful in winning a resolution.
One of the reasons Santa Claus is so productive in toy making is because he spends a lot of time in the workshop with the elves listening to their challenges and success. This concept of “going out to the field” is rooted in LEAN and Six Sigma philosophy and captures the value of a leader’s presence in the field, observation of the work where it is being done, and the teaming of people and process in the spirit of Kaizen.