Participate in one of these Events where Englund Project Management Consultancy is presenting:
Instructors: Randall Englund (USA) and Alfonso Bucero (Spain)
13 – 16 October 2020, Seattle, WA (Pre PMI NA Global Conference)
18 – 21 May 2020, Pittsburgh, PA (PMI SeminarsWorld)
7 – 10 December, 2020 Las Vegas, NV (PMI SeminarsWorld)
6-9 May 2019 Charlotte, North Carolina (PMI SeminarsWorld)
2-5 December 2019 – Las Vegas, Nevada (PMI SeminarsWorld)
Are you seeking the missing ingredients to move from good to great? Tired of failures? Are you looking for the next generation of skills, mindsets, and processes to transform your performance as a project manager or sponsor? This seminar demonstrates how to integrate key people, team, business, technical, and organizational skills. Develop the leadership, learning, means, and motivation to advance both personally and professionally.
Case studies and practice sessions help participants learn from each other and about successful practices.
Through sharing insights, experiences, attitude, examples, stories, and passion that have motivated action, participants learn how to apply these practices up, across, and down the organization, especially in politically charged situations. Participants better contribute to their organizations by developing skills to:
- Update thinking about necessary skills to enhance on-the-job performance
- Apply proven practices drawn from multiple disciplines that are important for success in project, program, and portfolio management
- Achieve better results through improved leadership and influence skills
- Develop, support, and enhance project and program management professional careers.
What You Can Experience:
Upon participating in this seminar, participants will have opportunities to:
- Change or update thinking about twelve necessary people skills to become more complete as project managers, lead change, resolve conflicts, and enhance on-the-job performance
- Apply different approaches to leading and managing projects, through assessment of skills and environments, sharing examples and case studies, and identifying proven practices
- Realize what needs to be done to negotiate, sell, and achieve more optimized project outcomes; learn how to do it, especially in complex and political environments; integrate and practice implementation strategies; and have more fun, both in the learning environment and in the workplace
- Access tips and techniques from enthusiastic, experienced practitioners, seasoned colleagues, and facilitators
- Better develop project and program management professional careers through enhanced abilities to influence all stakeholders
Your seminar experience covers:
Defining a multi-level set of competencies
Leading vs. managing
Example: managing up the organization
Making fun a priority
Applying passion, persistence, and patience
Identifying influence skills
Dealing with chaos–the role of purpose and networking
Powering up your interaction quotient – frames of reference and dialogue
Example: assessing emotional intelligence
Building awareness – do it everyday
Adopting principled style
Applying 10 rules of negotiating
Make it win-win
Example: negotiating project objectives with sponsor
Politics are everywhere
Understanding power and politics
Dealing with conflicts
Speaking truth to power
Developing a Political Plan
Navigating through political minefields
Example: dealing with stakeholders, especially difficult ones
Project, Environmental & Organizational skills
Defining success & creating a vision
Identifying controls or results
Assessing the environment
Understanding revitalization and validation cycles
Shifting from “toxic” to “green”
Operating across organizations
Force field exercise
Understanding change management and roles of the change agent
Example: surveying existing environment to identify strengths and opportunities
The sales process
Features, benefits, advantages
Dealing with objections
Example: selling project plan to key stakeholders
Understanding customers & markets
Mapping Leadership, Learning, Means, & Motivation
Preparing & presenting Action Plans
Participants receive a copy of the book by Englund and Bucero, The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills (Berrett-Kohler Publishers, 2012).
Who should attend?
Project managers who’ve had experience in the field, have questions, are willing to share experiences and learn from others; advanced project managers; program managers, project sponsors.
Negotiating for Better Outcomes
Event: Join Englund in a two-day workshop on Negotiating for Better Outcomes. This investment has the potential to change your life—for the better I might add—as effective negotiations are vital to all transactions for the rest of your career and life. Instead of being a victim, learn to adopt win-win outcomes for everyday transactions.
Negotiating is a fun and productive process…or perhaps you may not have thought so before. As you become skilled in negotiating, which this workshop provides the opportunity to do, the results you achieve will come better and easier. Respect from others and for yourself will increase. Job performance improves as you negotiate for better outcomes instead of being set up for failure or undesired outcomes.
Dates: on demand
Location: your site
Instructor: RANDALL L. ENGLUND, MBA, BSEE, NPDP, CBM
Teaching updated online course PJM6205 on “Leading and Managing Technical Projects“
Presented at the PMI Global Congress 2016 – North America:
Effective Communications with Stakeholders:
Attitude, Skills, Intent, and Execution
People skills for project managers build upon fundamental methodologies and techniques to influence stakeholders. Project managers often reach a plateau, or level of maturity, where technical skills alone are not sufficient for project success within increasingly complex and competitive environments. Your attitude, skills, intent, and execution determine how effective communications with stakeholders will be. This session covers what people wished they knew about “soft skills” when starting their careers, but are only now ready to develop.