Did you know that in general, nine out of ten conversations miss the mark? Why is that? And more importantly, what can be done to improve our ability to communicate more effectively?
Everything in our world happens through conversation. Business is done, trust is established, relationships are built, and progress is made through the art of conversation. And the truth is, we’re failing in our communication. We simply haven’t been trained in the intricacies of how to engage in productive, meaningful, trust-building conversations.
But through the work of Judith Glaser, Ph.D., over the last three decades, we now have a better understanding of the complexities and impact of our conversations, and more importantly we now have a roadmap of skills and competencies that we can develop that will ensure our conversations hit the mark.
Participants will learn how conversations are constructed and deconstructed in our minds, the emotional and psychological impact of words, and how to create a deeper level of trust while reducing stress, anxiety, and conflict. These are tools that every Project Manager, and every leader, needs to develop.
Kevin Ciccotti, CPCC, PCC
As President of Human Factor Formula, Inc., Kevin Ciccotti delivers excellence, quality, and authenticity as he provides targeted, engaging, and inspiring programs from compelling keynotes to customized, immersive leadership retreats and classroom training, to world-class 1:1 coaching to help bring out the best in his clients.
He has spent the last decade traveling and speaking at PMI conferences (and others) around the world, including two PMI Global Congresses. His work is focused on bringing out the leader within every Project Manager, helping them to learn the tools to inspire their teams to greater levels of success and productivity.
Kevin’s training help leaders to decipher the “human operating system” in order to understand at a deeper level how people think, see, and respond to the world around them. Having this level of understanding provides them with an unprecedented ability to influence their teams and create an environment that is designed to operate the way we’re designed to operate, leading to increased engagement, higher productivity, and greater overall success. His work has been praised as being on the cutting edge of personal growth and professional development.
As Agile is more accepted as the way to develop software in organizations, some software teams and groups within IT are also becoming Agile, but with using Kanban as their chosen Agile methodology. By leveraging Kanban in addition to Scrum, other groups in the organization like marketing, legal, finance, sales, etc... are also embracing Agile by using Kanban boards to improve the way their business processes flow across the organization. Dimitri shares his vast experience to illustrate how organizations have introduced Kanban across levels and functions of their organizations. You will learn Kanban and walk away with real examples/techniques that you can implement immediately within your organization.
View the slide deck at https://www.slideshare.net/dimka5/leveraging-kanban-to-create-the-agile-organization
This is a recording of the PMI Phoenix Chapter evening meeting on May 15, 2019. The speaker is Dmitri Ponomareff from Kanbanzone and Torak Consulting. The topic is "Leveraging Kanban to create the Agile Organization".
Controlling project scope is one of the most important things we can do as project managers, but nearly all of us are guilty of letting it slip at one time or another. Don’t let Scope Creep sneak up on you! In this presentation, Kim and Kate, co-hosts of the Project Management Happy Hour podcast bring this fun and slightly salty presentation to PMI Phoenix, sharing some tough-learned lessons, practical tips and maybe a couple horror stories about scope creep.
This webinar is hosted by Kim Essendrup and Kate Anderson from pmhappyhour.com
Kim is a PMP certified project manager and PMI Registered Education Provider with over 20 years of experience managing projects, programs, and PMO’s, and the resulting emotional trauma. Partner at the PPM consulting firm Kolme Group, LLC, he also has an unnatural fascination with PPM tool deployment and optimization. You can email Kim, or find him on LinkedIn
Kate Anderson is an Information Security professional who is a recovering Project Manager. Having spent 10 years in Tech driving difficult projects to closure, her current focus is in the M&A space. She lives in Chicago with her wife, dog, snake and yes, she loves the weather, even the winters. Kate can be found on LinkedIn for professional inquiry or you can email her to discuss your latest shenanigans.
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