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The People Side of Project Management
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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.

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.

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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Why Enrol?

– 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

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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

Who Should Attend?

This course is for anyone interested in learning about formal project management techniques, including project managers, project team members, functional managers, procurement and contracting officers and senior managers

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The People Side of Project Management


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