The People Side of Project Mgt

The People side of Project Management

Engaging the melting pot of skills and capabilities”

Learn the essential people skills that can make the difference between success and failure on a project – regardless of culture and geographic locale

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The People Side of Project Management

Good project leaders know how to harness the energy and capabilities of a project team.  Project management isn’t just about delivering on time, scope, budget and quality. It’s about developing people – teams and individuals. Project leaders can learn the essential people skills that can make the difference between success and failure on a project – regardless of culture and geographic locale.

The leadership skills needed by project teams are different from those required of organisational leaders. For project teams, factors such as changing team members, an unclear framework or project context, and budget adjustments can make a larger and more rapid impact on efficiency and performance than when those same changes occur at the organisational level. Project teams most often cite examples of good leadership as being able to inspire others, and secure the confidence and support of stakeholders

Attending this programme will enable you to:

  • Think long-term and act more strategically
  • Understand the conflicting pressures in matrix structures
  • Build relationships and influence key stakeholders
  • Understand personal leadership styles
  • Lead others through the project lifecycle
  • Build effective project teams
  • Organise and delegate more effectively
  • Inspire others to deliver against project objectives
  • Manage conflict constructively
  • Monitor results, and respond to the changing environment
  • Learn from projects

Attending this programme will enable you to:

  • Understanding the organisational strategy and vision
    • How projects make a difference
    • Considering the implication of your organisational model and what this demands of you as a project manager
    • What do you need from the Project Board?
  • The reasons projects fail
    • Analysis of key issues
    • Managing for success
    • How methodology helps us
  • Understanding projects in matrix structures
    • The locus of control
    • The skills required of a project manager
  • Stakeholder management
    • Relationship mapping
    • Strategies for gaining ‘buy-in’ to projects
    • Managing difficult meetings
  • Leading effective project teams
    • Influential communication
      • Understanding personal communication styles
      • Developing flexibility in communication
  • Personal Leadership style
    • Increasing the project manager’s repertoire
    • Linking the various styles to the project lifecycle
  • Developing high performing project teams
    • Identifying characteristics of high performing teams
    • The team development process
    • Communication and decision-making
    • Inspiring others to deliver on projects
    • Effective project organisation, briefing and delegation
  • Dealing with Conflict
    • Team dynamics – causes of conflict
    • Conflict resolution
  • Project exercise – putting it all into practice
    • Collaborative and flexible teamwork – managing the tension
  • Learning from Projects
    • Effective project reviews
    • Knowledge-sharing from projects
    • Celebrating successes
  • Planning what to do next – how to apply the learning

Who should Attend?

This programme is ideal for any project and programme managers who wish to enhance their leadership skills

It is also ideal for anybody who has change projects as part of their job portfolio

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