What is project management?
We like the project management definition provided by the Project Management Institute. PMI starts by defining a project as a temporary group activity designed to produce a unique product, service or result. Therefore, project management is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute those projects more effectively and more efficiently.
At Management 3.0, we believe the project, of course, matters, but the team behind the project is what you have to focus on in order to find success. When your team is adequately organized and intrinsically motivated, projects are statistically more likely to be delivered on time and at the quality your clients come to expect.
Who is a project manager?
Yes, a project management professional is a specific (and usually poorly defined) role, but, at Management 3.0 we firmly believe that anyone – no matter how high or low on that silly corporate totem pole – can affect project management. That means, if you are reading this, you have the capability to affect change management in the project management of your organization.
What are project management challenges?
By sheer definition, the challenge of applying project management skills is that each project is transient, unique and unpredictable in nature. You need solutions that adapt to changing environments and changing projects. You need flexibility. And you need project management training to help you do that, whether you are a PM novice or a senior project manager.
What kind of project management is learned at a Management 3.0 workshop?
Unlike other project management courses, at Management 3.0 workshops, we don’t just teach you project management methodologies, we have you get into action, test out these practices and use storytelling across sectors and hierarchies to find the best PM practices for you.
Workshops are adapted to your sector and your needs. Topics covered often include:
- employee engagement
- project management
- intrinsic motivation vs. extrinsic motivation
- organizational structures
- complexity thinking
- agile methodology
- self organization
- goal setting
- competence development
- how to delegate
- team decision making
- team collaboration and experimentation
- change management
- performance management vs. performance appraisal
- rewards and recognition
- compensation plans
- story-telling and improvement dialogues
- how to build trust within your team
- how to offer personal coaching
- how to reflect at end of project for optimal learning