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Project Leadership Foundations

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Introduction:
Discussion of class objectives.

Identifying the Project Leader:
Assessing the Project Leader:
I don't want to lead a team.
Project leadership as a process.
Assessment tools.
Individual self-assessment.

Identifying the project community:
Who are all these people?
Identifying the project community.
Best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Influencing styles:
But I have no authority to do that.
Understanding influencing styles.
Best practices and discussion.
Application instrument.
Understanding teams.
More than a group of people.
Teams as a look and feel.
Discussion of actual teams in action.
Team exercise.

Leading the Team:
Creating the team operating agreement:
The team commandments.
The process of creating team rules.
Discussion on avoiding teamicide.
Application practice.

Making project and team decisions :
Let's not stop now.
Problem solving and decision making processes.
Best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Managing project change:
Not on my project you don't.
A change management process.
Change is not a dirty word discussion.
Application practice.

Launching the project:
Here's your T-shirt.
Establishing an anxiety level.
Best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Communicating:
Mentoring individual contributors:
My driving teacher was named "Coach".
Coaching as a process.
Best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Identifying communication:
I want us to communicate better.
A communication plan.
Communication richness and discussion.
Application practice.

Conducting meaningful meetings:
Why is my work planned around meetings?
Developing meeting principles.
Best practices and discussion.
Practicing meetings.

Reporting project progress effectively:
My project is fine, thank you.
Understanding reporting needs.
Best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Performing:
Identifying and dealing with conflict:
We should not always agree.
Getting better at disagreeing.
Best practices and discussion.
Application practice.

Negotiating project needs:
Have you ever drawn a line in the sand?
Negotiating styles and techniques.
Discussing effective negotiating.
Application practice.

Rewarding team contributors:
Rewarding as philosophy.
Rewarding measurements.
What works discussion.
Application practice.

Administration and project close-out:
We have just invented the wheel here.
Archiving as corporate process.
Best practices and discussion.
Application practice.


 
 
 

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