Problem solving is an essential skill to handle the issues project managers encounter on a daily basis. Effective problem solving circles around the people element—how you relate and interact with people has a major impact on how effectively and how quickly you can solve problems.
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Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 explores the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. Participants will gain an understanding of how to better position themselves for growth and to identify talent for their project teams.
Now on demand! We kick off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. This year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project. Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, this is an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs, and broaden your perspective on project management.
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.
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. This is not Improv in the sense of comedians at a nightclub in Los Angles. This Improv in the sense of getting ideas to solve unknowns and define abstract ideas in concrete deliverables. You know, the stuff we do every day. We often host workshops, requirement elicitation sessions, lessons learned meetings, iteration retrospectives, and project kickoffs. This presentation will help you bring life to those meetings (ceremonies?) Applied Improv is a way of approaching a conversation that helps facilitate a growth mindset, generative thinking, and building a team whose members feel included and heard. Using the principles of Applied Improv, you will learn how to energize your meetings, workshops and requirements elicitation sessions. You will find new ways to interact with your stakeholders to create a growth mindset, increase participation, discuss feedback, and suggest improvements. Just as Improv implies creative thinking, Applied Improv has defined practices to encourage generative thinking.
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.
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Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Seeing the Strengths of Others (Part 2): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains two PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 2). It includes a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains three PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1). It includes a character strengths checklist; a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
The project kickoff is one of the most critical activities on the project. This worksheet is intended to assist the project manager in preparing for the kickoff so that the meeting is as effective and efficient as possible.
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Effective leadership qualities are more important today than ever before as project managers are being asked to maximize outputs with constrained budgets, limited skilled resources and reduced timelines. In this article, the author addresses the application of leadership qualities in regard to large infrastructure projects, but the lessons will apply to all project managers in all industries.
New PMs often have a lot of questions they think are weird—questions that can be difficult to ask. In this article, the author reaches into his mailbag to explore a trio of questions raised by our readership on sticky situations faced by project managers.
As we continue to work remotely and with virtual teams, the number of meetings has increased tremendously. How can we have meetings that are not only productive, but also an efficient use of time? Here are 15 tips to help!
You're a great project leader, but have you ever tried to go a step beyond to be a legendary project manager? One that can win commitment of stakeholders with just a few words and garner trust and support of the people working around you? Here are some tips...
People management is one of the most important tasks in our working lives—and it’s a skill that takes the most time and energy to develop. If you are struggling to work out how to manage someone effectively, use these four tips—and join our discussion forums to continue the conversation!
High-stress situations are common in the workplace today. The purpose of this article is to reflect on how a leader should deal with this kind of environment—and train their team—in the context of project management.
Project management is a unique discipline that puts PMs in leadership positions over staff who don’t report to them. That creates an opportunity to help those team members succeed.
Many new or young PMs seem to have no real influence given where they sit in the company hierarchy. However, as a project manager you are a leader and can have influence. You do not need a senior management title!
Bullying is an epidemic in the workplace. This article supports project managers, PMO leaders and teams in learning more about workplace bullying—and shares tips for standing up against workplace disrespect.
As a new project manager, you are unlikely to be surrounded by the best resources available. There’s a good reason for that, and it’s not an excuse for not delivering.
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