Scoping your Project for Success

I had a great time yesterday speaking at the annual Fort Worth PMI Chapter Conference. This year’s motto was “Pathway to Success – People. Purpose. Passion” We had an amazing selection of presenters and a fabulous Mastermind over lunch.

As a thank-you I wanted to share my presentation on scoping your project for success. I talked about 4 powerful facilitation techniques that allow you to put all the information about your project on the table, understand and address everyone’s expectations, make collaborative decisions, negotiate commitment and finally leave with a solid agreement on what is in and out of scope for your project.

Scope Your Project for Success

Webinar on CPR, Anyone?

A few weeks ago I talked to a good friend at a party, and eventually our conversation turned to our jobs. My friend works as a home-help nurse and had recently changed her employer.

She mentioned that she had to renew her CPR certification as part of the job move and jokingly said to me: “I hope none of my patients decides to die on me, because, frankly, after completing the e-learning module on my computer I don’t think I really have a clue what to do.”

I stared at her in disbelief: “You renewed online? No practice sessions, no dummy, no instructor to correct you if you did something wrong?”

She shook her head.

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5 Things I Learned at the 2018 PMI Global Conference

Sometimes being a project manager can be a lonely job, and so it’s nice to get together with other practitioners and just geek out for a few days as I did at the 2018 PMI Global Conference in L.A. last weekend where I was invited to speak on People Change Management. (You can download my presentation here).

I also learned from other project managers from all over the world and wanted to share 5 great insights and fun tips I walked away with. Please check out these amazing speakers who are all giving back to the PM community!

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Advice for a Freshly Minted PMP

A few days ago, I got an email from a project manager who had just successfully passed his PMP exam, and while I answered his mail I had to think back to countless students in my classes who asked me about the same predicament over the past few years.

It always touches me to see the sincere desire project managers have to make a positive difference for their companies and the obstacles that often stand in their way. Therefore, I want to share the ensuing e-mail exchange with you in the hopes that some of you may find some useful advice here:

An excerpt of the email I received:

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