It’s the start of a new year – a new decade – and likely some new projects! There are also likely some old
projects, am I right? With every project comes a team given the task of successfully completing it and the
task of every project manager to both organize the work and motivate that team to the end. Let’s kick off
2020 with some successful motivation strategies! We will split our time into three rapid fire discussions:
1. Team psychology to help maintain momentum
2. Tools to maintain momentum
3. Ways a PMO can support teams
Bring your lunch and join us!
|Event Date||01-30-2020 12:00 pm|
|Event End Date||01-30-2020 1:00 pm|
|Cut off date||01-28-2020 6:00 pm|
Likely one of the most standard and maybe least assessed risks is security. This hour will briefly cover the top security threats to projects, some key mitigations to consider, look at the use of a standard checklist tool for organizations, and discuss using the FMEA tool (don’t know it – bring your lunch and come and learn).
|Event Date||02-27-2020 12:00 pm|
|Event End Date||02-27-2020 1:00 pm|
|Cut off date||02-26-2020 6:00 pm|
Successfully completing projects on time and within budget requires the project manager to constantly monitor and shift resources where most needed. Sometimes project scope (expectations) needs to be adjusted to meet the overall objective. Be prepared to learn and discuss how you and others have managed project time & scope.
Bring your lunch and join us at City of Columbia Municipal Government Building on June 28!
|Event Date||06-28-2018 12:00 pm|
|Event End Date||06-28-2018 1:00 pm|
|Cut off date||06-28-2018 6:00 pm|
Project managers rarely have teams of direct reports. Generally, that means we are managing people who report to other managers. This requires the skill set of managing both “up” and “down.” Let’s take a good look at this critical soft skill and see if there are some techniques and templates to help us do it well!
Bring your own lunch and join us for discussion on this topic.
|Event Date||07-26-2018 12:00 pm|
|Event End Date||07-26-2018 1:00 pm|
|Cut off date||07-25-2018 6:00 pm|
The core of what we offer the businesses that employ us, is that we use a set of tools to predict the future through projects. Let’s kick off the academic season by getting back to some really important basics. What are the top 3-5 business questions we need to ask and answer when leading a project to be sure it will get our organization to its desired future? Then, if we know what we need – which tools do we use to get the answers and communicate that to leadership? This session will help all of us zoom out and look at our roles as strategists. It can be easy to get lost in project schedules – let’s make sure we remember to keep our eye on the bigger picture and help our organizations predict the future.
|Event Date||09-27-2018 12:00 pm|
|Event End Date||09-27-2018 1:00 pm|
|Cut off date||09-26-2018 1:00 pm|