The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

The importance of training is vital to all projects, programmes and portfolios in order to ensure Efficiency, Consistency and Quality. Training is important because it results in fewer mistakes and a better final product. When employers have a well-trained team, it ultimately leads to a more profitable and efficient workplace environment. This level of training ensures that consistency and governance are maintained and auditable. Trained staff equals success.

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Top 5 Leadership Theories

Leadership is a quality that’s important for success and yet so difficult to define. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, cuts through the noise and reveals five of the best leadership theories. In Review – Top 5 Leadership Theories. There’s so much written about leadership, Jennifer said, that it can be intimidating. But it’s important to overcome that sense of intimidation because leadership explains why some leaders, teams and companies succeed and others don’t.


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From Technical To Exceptional Review [Training Course]

Girl's Guide to PM

Any subject matter expert who is detailed, personable and demonstrably good at their job can jump up into a leadership role. I review quite a lot of project management training materials , but I’ve never come across a course that is so laser focused, and so useful for the people it is designed to reach. He’s spent two decades of training and coaching experts who want to transition to leadership roles, straddling the technology and management divide. Training

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2019 to have your most successful year ever? You can scroll down and get the highlights, and then read all the advice in the How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects ebook. Now 2019 is here, I think that’s’s a cop-out.

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Laughter & Leadership – How Humor Can Make You a Better Leader

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how leadership is bolstered by laughter. In Review – Laughter & Leadership – How Humor Can Make You a Better Leader. It’s not often brought up as an attribute of leadership , but it’s just the tool leaders need. Here’s what Jennifer suggests: Adjust your leadership style and use emotional intelligence to be more empathetic and understanding of others’ emotional needs. Project Management Training Videos

Project Management Q&A: How Do I Develop My Leadership Skills?

Arras People

I’d like to focus on my self-development this year, especially on the leadership side. With the leadership side of the Talent Triangle it’s all these behavioural skills like influencing, negotiation, team building and so on. There are specific training courses for all these aspects however I would urge you to spend some time first in self-reflection and looking at the competency framework assessment to help you identify where you may have some gaps in your existing skills.

How to Write a Business Case

Now, it’s not just an exercise to appease senior leadership. When you put in the work on a strong business case, you’re able to get your sponsors or organizational leadership on board with you and have a clear vision as to how to ensure delivery of the business benefits they expect.

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10 Essential Project Management Skills for Project Managers of 2019


If you’re looking for a sure formula to success, acquiring and honing these skills should be one of your top priorities in 2019. Leadership. The word leadership has been thrown around in multiple ways over the years and rightly so, because you cannot expect to achieve your project objectives without a solid upper hand. Leadership is one of the most important project management skills that you need to possess if you’re an aspiring project manager.

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Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

Girl's Guide to PM

Her book, Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience: A Leader’s Guide to Walking in Fog , was published in early in 2019. What’s the difference between project management and project leadership? A recent APM report, Project Leadership; skills, behaviours, knowledge and values , explored this question. . The authors concluded project leadership is future-focused.

7 Steps for a Successful Project Budget

This post was updated December 2019). Leadership Project Management Training VideosIf you don’t have the funds, you’re not going to complete the project successfully. That’s why planning out your project budget is so important: it’s the lifeblood of the project.

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The growing need for project leadership

Susanne Madsen

But modern-day projects are also high in emergent and socio political complexity, which most project managers haven’t been trained to deal with. The researches then asked people which of the three categories of complexity had received the most attention during their formal training. It turned out that 80% of their training was focused on structural complexity, 10% on emergent and 10% on socio political complexity.

8 Steps for Better Issue Management

We have hundreds of training videos on our site, and even more blog posts that focus on every aspect of project management. It could be that they need some additional training in order to get their work product done. This post updated December 2019). Issues happen.

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How to Deal with Difficult Stakeholders

Pro-Tip: Basically, we’re showing you how to lead when you don’t have authority, and leadership expert expands on those techniques with his article 10 Ways to Influence Without Authority. This post was updated December 2019). Leadership Project Management Training Videos

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

Source: PMI, 2019 ) Tweet this. 83% of high-performance organizations always invest in project management training to boost performance. Project Management Training Statistics. On the other hand, only 34% of underperformers offer similar training. Leadership and technical skills still remain the most important skills for top-performing organizations. 48% of organizations have invested in accredited project management training programs.

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How Employee Experience & Training Affects Customer Experience


In their efforts to do so, companies will have to improve employee experience and training as well. Because there is an undeniable link between employee experience and training with customer experience. Here is how employee training and experience affect the customer experience. Direct Benefit of LMS Software Organizing ongoing training for employees is a daunting task. Train your employees to self manage work!

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How to Prioritize with the MoSCoW Method

Watch Our Leadership Expert Explain the MoSCoW Method. Leadership guru Susanne Madsen leads this training video on how to use the MoSCoW Method to prioritize your requirements in a project. This post updated December 2019).

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What makes a great project manager? The 10 most crucial project management skills for 2019 (and how to develop them)


So what project management skills does it take to become a truly great project manager in 2019 (and beyond)? The 10 most crucial project management skills for 2019 (and how to build them). Leadership. They’re soft skills as much as the hard ones you were trained on.

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How to Handle Chronic Complainers

Leadership Project Management Training VideosYou probably work with someone who complains a lot. Sometimes that can be hard to manage, even with team management tools. Watch Jennifer Bridges, PMP, to understand where chronic complainers are coming from, and learn strategies for keeping everyone happy and productive. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Handle Chronic Complainers. Jennifer noted that we all have had experience with complainers.

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‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

Arras People

But to be a good leader you’ll also need: The right style of leadership (e.g. To find out more about more about the internationally recognised professional qualifications, such as PRINCE2® and APMP, which can help to boost your career prospects contact SPOCE Project Management Ltd, the training professionals and longest standing PRINCE2®training company in the world, who specialise in delivering Global Best Practice examined training events.

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5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Back in 2015, we took a look at the five advanced training options for people working in PMO. Leadership. Taking the next steps from working within a PMO to managing one is not just about the increased responsibility – it’s the increasing skills needed in management – leadership, managing others, building relationships at different levels of the business. Find out more about the original five advanced training options for PMO practitioners.

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The Lazy Project Manager – Conference and Corporate Speaker

The Lazy Project Manager

As we all start the journey that is 2019, a few questions: Are you investing in your project management community? I am the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘ The Lazy Project Manager’ , along with many other books on project leadership, PMO development, project marketing, project challenges, presentation skills and executive sponsorship as well business transformation. Contact me today to discuss how we can work together in 2019.

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How to Define a Workflow Process

Note who you’ll partner with, and decide what leadership team will drive the whole endeavor. In this short training video Jennifer Bridges, PMP, defines what a workflow process is. This post was updated December 2019). Project Management Project Management Training Videos

Management Training Programs to Consider in 2019


Management Training Programs to Accelerate Professional Success. A management training program can be a great option because it is like taking a short elevator ride to get yourself higher up the ladder of success. Even if your company does not have in-house management training, you can still find programs to give you the development you need. Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers.

How to Make a New Team Member Feel Welcome

Providing training and giving support is also key, as the new employee might not be up to speed on the technology used in the office. Spending time beforehand to get the new person trained in the project tools you use will save time afterwards when you’re deep in a project. Then also, provide any kind of training they may need. Leadership Project Management Training Videos

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Turning Good Project Management into Great Project Leadership

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

This shift in project scale requires a shift in project leadership —and explains why there is a greater demand than ever for technically adept project managers who can master the relational skills to inspire teams and push projects across the finish line. Project leaders are ultimately the ones who can turn good project management into great project leadership – providing they possess the skills required to drive that kind of transformation. (To

Crisis Management: How to Lead During a Crisis

But it is in a crisis when the true meaning of leadership is defined. Related: Common Leadership Challenges. Project Management Training VideosSometimes leading a team, project or organization goes well. Sometimes it doesn’t. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you crisis management techniques to help you successfully lead during a disaster. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. In Review – Crisis Management: How to Lead During a Crisis.

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Should You Be Friends With Your Employees?

That is poison to your leadership. Pro-Tip: To look at this topic with an objective lens, use data to help guide your leadership. Leadership Project Management Training VideosLeading a team strikes a difficult balance between being cordial and commanding. Are you strictly a boss or can you have a more friendly relationship with your employees? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you the pros and cons. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

So, it’s time to refresh our list and put up a new one, in good time for 2019. So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019. So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. It’s apparently targeted at IT PM, but the sections on Managing Projects, Applied Leadership, and Business Acumen speak clearly to PMI’s Talent Triangle. I hope in early 2019, it will be much more.

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How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence at Work

It might sound as if EI is a soft skill, which it is, but no less important to leadership than the more championed hard skills. Well, the research shows that it leads to increased leadership ability and improved decision-making, increased personal well-being and decreased work stress, and increased team performance and reduce staff turnovers. Project Management Training VideosLeaders need emotional intelligence to succeed.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. Susanne Madsen is the author of several books on project management and leadership, including The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. She’s also the director of the London-based Project Leadership Institute, which works to build well-rounded and dynamic project management leaders.

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Our Top 10 Project Trends for 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

has arrived and adaptive project leadership skills are even more in demand. Here are our 10 project predictions to watch out for in 2019: Disruptive Technologies Will Continue Their Trajectory. To keep up, organisations will seek out modern approaches to professional development and training that can benefit their teams and the business alike. >> Read the full Top 10 Trends report for 2019.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

November December 2019 January. The theme this year is “Adaptive Mindset Leadership: Bringing PM Into a New Decade.” The 2 day event sold out in 2019, so make sure you register early. Hosted by the PMI New Zealand Chapter the 2019 event was at Te Papa, Wellington.

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SoundNotes Live at Agile 2019: Day One

Leading Agile

In this live talk with Natalie Warnert of Women in Agile, an event for female Agilists each year before Agile 2019. Then we delve into the topic of her Agile 2019 conference talk about aligning strategic intent and vision with what you’re building. Last week, the biggest conference in the Agile industry took place in Washington DC at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

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Critical Soft Skills for Project Managers

All those questions and more are answered by Jennifer Bridges, PMP, in this project management training video. It’s a key aspect of the leadership that every project manager must have to inspire their team. Project Management Training VideosWhat are soft skills and why do project managers need them to lead a project to a successful end? Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. In Review – Critical Soft Skills for Project Managers.

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The Grateful Agile Leader

International Institute for Learning

We know that servant leadership is an excellent match for Agile methods. What other leadership styles have a home in the Agile approach? Grateful Leadership is a style of leadership that is somewhat newer than other styles of leadership.

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All Set For International Project Management Day 2019? The Only Project Management Guide you Need


The Project Management Institute (PMI) – This is an excellent resource for anyone who is willing to get certified and attend training. Project Management 2.0 – Advance your soft skills, leadership acumen, and communication skills with this amazing blog. The post All Set For International Project Management Day 2019? When Lori Milhaven collaborated with Laverne Johnson, the result was the first IIL (International Institute of Learning) conference.

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10 Ways to Earn a Job Promotion

Step Up to Lead or Support: Like helping others, you should also be open to taking a leadership role when it’s offered or needed. Jennifer closed her project management training video with a few tips to help you act correctly when and if you do get that promotion. Project Management Training VideosYou’ve put in the time, and you’ve done the work. Are you ready for that job promotion? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you what to do to earn it.

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Why “The Customer Is Always Right” Is Wrong

Couple that attitude with a customer-centric leadership approach, and you’ll maintain excellent customer service. Entrepreneurship Project Management Training VideosAccepted knowledge is dangerous if it’s not tempered by critical thinking. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, looks at that old axiom, “The customer Is always right,” and tells you why it’s flawed. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – Why “The Customer Is Always Right” Is Wrong.

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Challenging project leaders to lead confidently in uncertain times

Girl's Guide to PM

Strategy Execution’s Top 10 Trends for 2019. This year’s trends, developed by our team of learning, product, and project leadership experts, each highlight a reason why adaptive skill sets are increasingly in demand, and why project leaders at all levels of organizations across different industries should work to develop these holistic capabilities. Adaption is key and underpins every other aspect of the Trends list for 2019, as you will see.

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How to Effectively Lead by Example

If you want to encourage, inspire, motivate and fuel your team, leadership by example is one of the best ways to get buy-in and build trust. Leadership is a topic that people can never get enough of. But for today’s project management training, she wanted to move away from the more abstract discussions of leadership. Jennifer began by thinking about her personal history and whom she remembers as impressing her by their leadership examples. Do they need training?

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