This course is intended for Project Managers who want to be more effective in their communication with project teams.
Keep the team on track through team consensus and conflict resolutionMinimize communication misunderstandingsAchieve better results through clear, open and honest communication
Build a high-performing team and create commitment to assist your team in meeting its deadlines.Communicate more clearly within the project environment, including giving and receiving constructive feedback.Manage various types of communications throughout the project life cycle.
This course is intended for Project Managers who are faced with and responsible for minimizing, resolving and benefiting from healthy conflict in their project teams./font>
Prevent and minimize conflictResolve conflict positivelyLeverage trust to resolve conflict
Applying different conflict resolution strategiesCommunicating in conflict and negotiationsResolving conflict specific to projects
This course is intended for Project Managers who are interested in building and enhancing their negotiation skills in a project environment.
Negotiation practices and techniquesHow to execute a negotiation strategyBreakthrough tactics for difficult negotiations
Applying negotiation concepts to your next negotiationAnalyzing realistic scenarios to build an effective negotiation strategyDetermining the appropriate influencing approach for your stakeholders
This course is intended for Project Managers who want to apply critical-thinking skills to their decision-making process.
Make better decisions through critical thinking and creative problem solvingSelect the best decision given the specific situationApply processes to assess work issues and problems
Profiling your personal thinking style and the styles of othersAssessing a situation to determine if it is a problem or a decisionApplying logical methodologies to solve everyday problems
This course is intended for Project Managers who want to apply creativity and critical-thinking skills to their decision-making process.
Build a high-performing team and create commitment to assist your team in meeting its deadlinesFacilitate effective meetings, including presenting an options paper to get the team or stakeholders to make a decisionResolve conflicts to keep the team committed and on track
Keep the team on track through team consensus and conflict resolutionPrevent team “break-ups” by using constructive feedbackOptimize time, money and resources by putting the right people on the right projects
Understand what is meant by a project.Recognize what steps must be taken to complete projects on time and on budget.Have a better ability to sell ideas and make presentations.Know simple techniques and tools for planning and tracking your project.Have methods for keeping the team focused and motivated.
How you choose to manage your people can often affect your project as much as the management of the task itself. From having solid interpersonal and social skills, understanding of the dynamics of working within groups of people who could vary in background and beliefs, and being able to influence with effective leadership strategies that get the most out of your team or clients, leadership skills need focus and attention. This course will teach participants to craft the kind of effective leadership abilities that lead to the most successful project management.
This course is intended for Project Managers who want to learn the fundamentals and best practices of project management methodology as applied to IT initiatives.
Plan for a successful projectDefine project scope Identify project life cycle components
Maintain control of your information technology projects with proven scheduling techniquesDeliver quality systems on timeExpertly use PM software tools to manage information technology projects
This course is intended for Project Managers who want to apply sound principles for managing stakeholder expectations through-out the project life cycle.
Identify high-priority stakeholders and their needs and interestsBuild trust and positive relationships with external stakeholdersApply effective negotiation, persuasion, influence, and communication techniques to manage relationships with stakeholders
Establish a process for continuous communication with stakeholders Discover how to plan work, execute against the plan, and manage team members while actively involving external stakeholders
Leading Teams with Emotional Intelligence helps your managers improve business results by gaining the ability to recognize and regulate their teams’ emotions. The situation-based practice serves up immediate consequences for decisions and shows your managers how to create an environment of true collaboration and cooperation. Your managers will gain powerful insights into people and how to make team members work genuinely well together and fulfill their highest potential.
This course provides firsthand experiences in a safe environment and gives managers the opportunity
Great leaders move us through our emotions. They establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. Their own levels of emotional intelligence allow them to create and nurture these resonant relationships. They use their EI as a path to resonant leadership through mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness. Unfortunately, most people in leadership and helping positions (i.e., doctors, teachers, coaches, etc.) lose their effectiveness over time because of the cumulative damage from chronic stress. But humans can renew themselves, neurologically, hormonally, and emotionally.
Based on decades of research into emotional intelligence competencies and longitudinal studies of their development, the course will examine resonance and developing "resonant leadership" capability, emotional intelligence, and the experiences of mindfulness, hope, and compassion. Using the latest in neuroscience, behavioral, organizational and psychological research, participants will understand the theory, research, and experience of the Positive Emotional Attractor that is an essential beginning to sustained, desired change for individuals, teams, organizations and communities.
The course will consist of nine classes, with three or so modules per class, to be taken over 8 weeks. Each module will consist of a video, assigned and recommended readings, reflective exercises, writing in your Personal Journal, and on-line, asynchronous discussions. Each class will have personal learning assignments to use and tests of comprehension.
The demands of a project leadership role are unique. You must learn how to serve both the needs of your team members with the needs of the project—not an easy task. Project leadership requires a blend of soft skills, such as communication and motivation, along with the bottom-line capabilities of project management. This workshop will teach you how to master the project leadership skills that can help you build team commitment and create a more predictable project environment.
Gain the leadership and communication skills to support successful projects in your organization. Through team-based activities and projects, master the most difficult aspects of team management. Discover how to build and maintain a high-performing, motivated project team through techniques such as teamwork and employee empowerment. Learn how to work together with your project team to avoid and resolve conflicts, make collaborative decisions, and build the foundation of trust and interpersonal relationships required for cohesive teamwork and successful project results.
In this course, you transition to a leader who can inspire a diverse team to work together and deliver customer success. At the end of your classroom experience, you take away an understanding of project leadership best practices and a development plan for personal application.
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." - Peter Drucker
As the work-place becomes a collaborative and fast paced environment, organizational culture demands leaders are proactive in providing vision and inspiration. The skills required to deliver this are very different to the management skills you may be used to or that have brought with you to this role. Common concerns we hear include:
How do I always think and live the 'big picture'?
How do I stay strategic?
How do I translate my style to different individuals?
How do I bring my people with me?
This course is intended for Project Managers who want to apply the methodology for managing risk through mitigation strategies adopted through-out the project life cycle.
Manage risk to deliver initiatives that meet stakeholder needs Leverage a proven qualitative risk-analysis process to guide your risk management decisionsDetermine risk mitigations, and time and cost contingencies
Creating your RMP from a proven model Developing a Risk Register through an incremental processDetecting and responding to risk events
Project managers use a standard methodology based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) - Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), to ensure that we meet the training and development budget and schedule. The various phases of the project management life cycle are:
The Initiating phase consists of those processes performed to define a new project by obtaining authorization to start the project or phase. Within the Initiating phase, the initial scope is defined. Internal and external stakeholders who will interact and influence the overall outcome of the project are identified.
The initiating phase aligns the stakeholders’ expectations with the project’s purpose, give them visibility about the scope and objectives, show how their participation in the project and it associated phases can ensure that their expectations are achieved. Initialing helps set the vision of the project—what is needed to be accomplished.
Planning consists of those processes performed to establish the total scope of the effort, define and refine the objectives, and develop the course of action required to attain those objectives. The key benefit of Planning is to delineate the strategy and tactics as well as the course of action or path to successfully complete the project or phase. When Planning is well managed, it is much easier to get stakeholder buy-in and engagement.
Executing involves coordinating people and resources, managing stakeholder expectations, as well as integrating and performing the activities of the project in accordance with the project management plan.
Monitoring and Controlling consists of those processes required to track, review, and orchestrate the progress and performance of the project; identify any areas in which changes to the plan are required; and initiate the corresponding changes. The key benefit of Monitoring and Controlling is that project performance is measured and analyzed at regular intervals, appropriate events, or exception conditions to identify variances from the project management plan.
Closing consists of those processes performed to conclude all activities across the Project to formally complete the project, phase, or contractual obligations. Closing formally establishes that the project or project phase is complete.
This course if intended for those individuals involved in project delivery or management, and who want to enable their corporate strategy and objectives through projects./font>
Evaluate how projects enable strategy objectivesManage stakeholder expectations and build relationshipsApply change management best practicesDevelop and lead effective project teamsIncrease your influence with and without formal authority
Enabling strategy through Projects Managing change through the project management cycleEffective managing stakeholder expectationsThriving and delivering within a complex projectized environment
To provide deep understanding of the Scrum framework’s philosophy and principlesTo provide practical knowledge of Scrum including roles, meetings, and artifactsTo prepare participants to be comfortable in taking on Scrum roles in their organizations as well as to manage common issues and roadblocks
Students will be familiar with the concepts, advantages, and challenges of the Scrum framework.Students will be equipped with the knowledge needed to play various Scrum roles in their organizations and help their organizations adopt the Scrum framework.Students will have knowledge pertaining to and the ability to anticipate issues related to the practical implementation of Scrum.
Students are provided an engaging course that ensures high retention of concepts and theories.Students are encouraged to participate in activities and discussions. This enables better internalization and retention.Students are involved in discussions during various Scrum exercises that involve practical implementation issues.Students work through a case study that is integrated in the course, in which different aspects of the Scrum framework are simulated.
Examine and apply the foundations of the Agile frameworkLeverage Agile principles to boost team performance Improve stakeholder management through AgileUnderstand various Agile methodologies - including ScrumGain an understanding of delivery of Value and Quality in Agile ProjectsDemonstrate knowledge of Agile Release and Iteration Planning
Demonstrate to employers the level of professionalism in agile practices of project management; andIncrease professional versatility in both project management tools and techniques.Gain good comprehension of the Agile Manifesto, its methodologies, principles, tools, and techniques.Understand Agile principles and practices that will improve customer satisfaction.Gain an in-depth exploration of the seven Agile domains tested on the PMI-ACP exam. You will also gain valuable test-taking tips and strategies to help you approach the PMI-ACP with confidence.
Gain an in-depth exploration of the five Process Groups and ten Knowledge Areastested on the PMP exam. Gain valuable test-taking tips and strategies to help you approach the PMP with confidence.For more info: https://www.certwise.com/course-components-new/
Understand why companies adopt AgileExplain the theories Agile is based upon, so that I know why Agile works.Understand Agile, so that I can distinguish it from various other frameworks.Understand Agile Leadership, so that I can understand how to lead in an Agile Organization.Describe how to develop self-organizing and self-managing teams.List ways to influence organization culture.
Benefits of AgileLean and Agile Values and PrinciplesAgile MindsetAgile Myths and RealitiesTraditional Management vs. Agile LeadershipAgile Transformation Roadmap and ChallengesScaling AgileImpact on Structure, Policies, and CultureEssentials to Successful Agile AdoptionExecutive’s Role in Supporting their Teams
Identify your project’s tasks and resourcesOrder tasks using the Work Breakdown StructureSchedule tasks effectivelyUse basic planning tools such as a Gantt chart, PERT diagram, and network diagramPrepare a project budgetModify the project budget and schedule to meet targetsIdentify and manage risksPrepare a final project planExecute and terminate a projectDevelop and manage a change control process
Think critically when choosing a project teamMake the best of an assigned project teamHelp teams move through various stages to become a high-functioning unitMaximize productivity at team meetingsReward and motivate your teamDevelop and execute a communication planCommunicate with sponsors and executives more effectivelyIdentify strategies for working with problem team members
Learn ways to prioritize, plan, and manage your time.Identify your primary leadership styleDevelop some flexibility to use other leadership styles.Determine ways you can meet the needs of employees and co-workers through communication and coaching. Explore ways to make conflict a powerful force for creative, well-rounded solutions to problems.
Enhance emotional intelligence and apply it appropriately as a leaderStrengthen the ability to lead and manage organizational changeImprove decision makingMotivate your team more effectivelyManage the dynamics within and between groups that influence performance
Gain greater awareness of your leadership styles, strengths, and weaknessesImprove your style of leading and managingStrengthen your ability to lead and manage organizational innovation and changeDevelop more effective decision-making skillsBuild your understanding of organizational culture, and leadership implications
Define “leadership”Explain the Great Man TheoryExplain the Trait TheoryUnderstand Transformational LeadershipUnderstand the people you lead and how to adapt your leadership stylesExplain leading by DirectingExplain leading by CoachingExplain leading by ParticipatingExplain leading by Delegating Kouzes and PosnerConduct a personal inventoryCreate an action planEstablish personal goals