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.
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
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
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
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
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