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Successful Project Management Skills

  • Clients or customers don’t receive the project deliverables they were expecting
  • Upper management receives poor quality progress and status reporting
  • Scope creep affects the deliverables, costs and schedules of projects
  • Only a few people are trusted as good project managers and they’re over-worked
  • Project managers get caught up in the detail and lose sight of the big picture
  • Silos or barriers to communication exist between critical departments and could be broken down through project management training
  • Project managers fight for the same top 20% of employees as preferred team members
  • Up-front coordination problems make project work more difficult than it needs to be
  • Project control and management suffers from lack of information availability
  • Matrix project environment is causing problems for managers and employees
  • Project managers lose control of the scope, schedule and budget of projects
  • Project managers haven’t received formal project management training
  • Product development cycles could be shortened by using concepts learned in product development training
  • Product managers oversee new products without product development training

How to be a More Effective Team Member

  • Team members don’t accept accountability & responsibility
  • Deadlines and due dates get missed because of miscommunication
  • Collaboration isn’t effective because teams don’t work well together
  • Frustration is effecting working relationships
  • Team members are doing what they ‘want’ to do and not what they ‘need’ to do
  • There’s too much finger pointing and fault finding in team meetings
  • Individual agendas take over team or project agendas
  • Team members get defensive when constructive comments are made
  • Non-productive team members expect the ‘thoroughbreds’ to pick up their slack
  • Project team members haven’t been introduced to any project management training

Working in a Matrix – Influence without Authority

  • Matrix/Project managers have all the responsibility but no authority to get things done
  • Internal politics is effecting manager’s ability to lead
  • Employees aren’t sure who they work for in matrix environment
  • Project deadlines and due dates are being missed
  • Project results and quality aren’t what they should be
  • Decisions are being overturned by managers higher in the matrix
  • Clear communication is being hampered because of multiple matrix ‘channels’
  • Priorities are changing too quickly without regard to impact on the job
  • Matrix managers haven’t received project management training

Manage & Motivate Effective Teams

  • People and departments aren’t working well together
  • Inadequate coordination and communications takes place between functions
  • People don’t want to accept or adopt change, new ideas and directions
  • Animosity between departments that creates an unproductive work climate can be reduced through team building training
  • Backbiting and infighting affect performance and quality
  • Negative comments are made in front of employees, other managers, customers and clients
  • Newer team members aren’t readily accepted by experienced team members
  • Small problems or misunderstandings quickly escalate into major issues
  • Managers and supervisors haven’t received team building or project management training

Interpersonal Skills for Teams

  • Individual team members don’t accept their accountability or responsibility
  • Teams productivity is declining and they are missing deadlines and due dates
  • Personal agendas are fragmenting teams
  • Team members are afraid to really say what is on their minds
  • The current level of trust has diminished between teams and management
  • Blaming and finger-pointing is becoming common place
  • Competition has replaced collaboration as the rule when working together
  • There is increased conflict among teams and management
  • Complaints, griping and negativity is increasing
  • Members feel the team has become reactive rather than proactive

Effectively Managing Time & Multiple Priorities

  • Deadlines and due dates are being missed on a regular basis
  • People confuse effort and results in getting things done
  • Unnecessary stress and pressure are affecting employee performance
  • Unnecessary stress and pressure are affecting interpersonal relationships
  • The wrong priorities and work assignments are viewed as important
  • Employees are wasting too much time
  • Too much time is lost in unproductive and uninformative meetings
  • Procrastination is causing important jobs to become unnecessary crises
  • People are trying the best they can, but efforts could be enhanced through time management training
  • Employees involved in projects haven’t received project management training

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