Upskill professional development by participating in one of these Events featuring Englund Project Management Consultancy:
Randy and Alfonso present Sharpening Your Influence Skills To Be a Complete Project Manager on December 3, 2022.
8 September 2022 Virtual Webinar 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT The GREAT IT Professional www.greatpro.org
Identify a Key Set of Leadership Imperatives that Make a Difference in Achieving Project Objectives
A widespread desire to improve project performance may be sated by focusing on a key set of leadership imperatives—necessary and high priority actions. Personal experiences reveal that an essential focus on creating excellence in people, processes, and the working environment reaps tremendous benefits and enables leaders and their organizations to achieve desired objectives.
Speaker: Randall L. Englund
Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills: The Complete Project Manager
Instructors: Randall Englund (USA) and Alfonso Bucero (Spain)
13-16 March 2023 Houston
12-15 June 2023 Orlando
17-20 July 2023 Boston
30 Oct – 2 November 2023 Atlanta
4-7 December 2023 Las Vegas
5 – 8 December 2022 PMI Training In-PERSON Las Vegas, NV
20 – 23 June 2022 PMI Training In-PERSON Orlando
23 – 26 May 2022 PMI Training In-PERSON La Jolla, CA
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
- Become more complete by closing the talent gap.
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 may opt to get a copy of the book by Englund and Bucero, The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills, Second Edition (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2019).
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.
Among the events featuring Englund Project Management Consultancy: one day Workshop on “Leading Up, Across, and Down the Organization: Key Skills for Negotiating and Stakeholder Management,” led by Randall Englund, happened October 15, 2021 VIRTUALLY. This workshop is available on demand.
This workshop covers a holistic approach to changed thinking that can be applied immediately to lead and manage up, across, and down an organization. Success depends upon building the right, or more complete, set of skills including negotiating, political, sales, and stakeholder management. Integrating knowledge and skills is key to value creation. Practice sessions, shared experiences, assessment tools, and templates inform action oriented approaches, guided by an experienced practitioner.
- Assess environment and current skill set
- Adopt and adapt successful practices
- Apply important people skills that advance careers
Presentation to the PMI Willamette chapter June 18, 2021 on:
Uncovering a Secret to Success: You Are a POO!
The “secret” code to success and advancement in any organization is to make yourself more valuable, align with organizational goals, attract like-minded individuals who want to make a difference, integrate key skills from a variety of disciplines, and take the initiative. People who do these things may be able to function as a project office of one—a POO. This presentation is available on demand.
Northeastern University College of Professional Studies
Teaching updated online asynchronous course PJM6205 on “Leading and Managing Technical Projects“
Sara: “The course Leading and Managing Technical Projects can be a great asset to any project manager who desires to be successful even as the people’s manager. Emphasis on the people relationships, effectively communicating an idea without criticizing counterparts will help me in adding future projects. The thin line differentiating criticism and effective communication can be a great tool in anyone’s kit.
‘This course provides a unique learning experience, because it is based upon YOU’. This is a sentence extracted from the course objective and this is what I feel is important for any manager, learning from real-life experiences. Managing the technical front of a project can be learned theoretically; critical management and leadership skills are subjects that require practical learning. This is important for me to excel in my selected field, and this course is bet fit to fulfill my requirements.”
Sarah: “As the title class of my degree concentration, I’ve been looking forward to this course! In all honesty, it was a mystery to me exactly how this class would be structured academically. I was focused more on the technical aspect rather than the people. How can six weeks possibly set me up to better understand and manage projects in a world full of endless variations of technology, I wondered. In reading through the syllabus, that mystery has been unveiled and I’m quite pleased! I fully support the course objectives and expected learning outcomes. In particular, I enjoy writing, sharing my experiences, and interpersonal communication.
Visualizing the end of this course, I expect we will have covered an array of leadership and managerial concepts that lead to effective team building and enhanced performance. Through course tools such as surveys, discussions, and assessments I expect to have an enhanced ability to analyze the technical project environments I both lead and am a part of. I have spent my career with one organization and, as such, interacting with and learning from others is invaluable to me.
I appreciate the concept of a green environment and wholeheartedly believe this course will enable me to continue to contribute more fully to the shared goals and visions of the organization I work for. “
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
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.
Best Practices, Leadership, Stakeholder
Credits: 6 IIBA CDU, 6 PDU – Strategic and Business Management