4 Common Rookie Project Manager Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
New project managers (and sometimes seasoned project managers alike) often fall victim to a few common missteps that unfortunately can prove fatal to their success. While project managers can often become consumed with the day-to-day crises, administrative tasks and status updating, they can sometimes lose sight of key steps that are a key part of the foundation of any successful project.
This workshop explores four specific pitfalls often faced by the new project manager and provides specific techniques and best practices that can be immediately applied to avoid them.
Mistake #1 – Not Dealing with the Slacker on the Team
Mistake #2 – Skipping the Initiating Phase
Mistake #3 – Skipping Risk Analysis
Mistake #4 – Not Being Brutally Honest with the Project Sponsor
This workshop provides practical, easy to use tips and techniques that project managers of all experience levels can use immediately to recognize and address these common missteps.
PMI Presenter Bio
Dana Brownlee is a nationally recognized corporate trainer, speaker, and workshop facilitator helping individuals and teams reach new levels of performance. After years of team leadership and project management experience with AT&T, IBM Consulting, and EMC, in 2003 Ms. Brownlee founded Professionalism Matters, Inc., a professional development training and consulting firm providing interactive professional development training workshops. A dynamic and energetic speaker, Ms. Brownlee has presented to audiences in six countries and has authored a course taught in five countries. She has appeared as a meeting facilitation expert on CNN and has been cited in numerous notable publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Redbook, Forbes.com, CNBC.com, Working Mother, and others. Ms. Brownlee holds a Bachelor of Science from Spelman College, Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, Masters of Business Administration from Emory University, and a PMP certification. Dana’s client list includes the CDC, EPA, Emory Professional Learning Programs, Georgia Power Company, Southern Company Services, Mississippi Power Company, Southface, Learning Tree International, and many others.
Dana has presented to many PMI audiences around the world including a presentation at the PMI Global Congress 2008 North America in Denver, the 2010 PMI EMEA Global Congress in Milan, Italy, the 2010 PMINA Global Congress in Washington, D.C. the 2010 AP-CON in San Jose, Costa Rica, and the 2012 PMI EMEA Global Congress in Marseilles, France. In 2014 and 2015, Dana presented to PMI audiences in Greenville, SC, Columbia, SC, Newport, RI, and Knoxville, TN. A noted meeting facilitation expert, she also presented at the 2010 International Association of Facilitators North America Conference in Chicago.
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Acknowledgements: Marjorie Anderson