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Leadership Skills in Project Management

A critical project management skill is the ability to lead others towards a common goal.  Our leadership courses provide Project Managers and other leaders with the knowledge and skills required to deal with modern day project management challenges such as virtual teams, off-shoring situations and dynamic project management processes and techniques.

COMM – Communications Management for the Professional Project Manager

Overview

A good project manager is required to be a good communicator. That is why we have developed a specific training for project communications management. This course provides the project manager with effective tools and processes and raises awareness about the importance of good communications management throughout the project. This course focuses on the application of these communication tools and processes throughout the entire project life cycle.

Training Method

Participants learn the essentials of communications management from experienced professionals. The course provides exercises, activities and group discussion formats where participants can apply the processes and tools learned. The course material includes a participant binder as well as the “The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Effective Meetings”, Personal Style Assessment and Communication Response Style assessment tools and theThomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioners with many years of experience in leadership and coaching.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: COMMUNICATE

PDU's: 16

Target Groups:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members

LEAD – Project Leadership Application

Overview

The participant will learn and practice project leadership skills through use of hands-on simulation working within a team. This approach yields a comprehensive project experience including discussions and exercises focusing on leadership challenges for the project manager, conflict management, facilitation skills as well as team dynamics.

Participants work in teams through a "real" project, including all events and influences which occur in all projects, such as clients changing requirements, variances in staff skill sets, team issues, personality concerns, resource constraints, technical decisions and difficulties. Participants must make decisions under stress as a team, considering all parameters of a project.

Training Method

Using classroom discussion and activities to set the stage, the interactive project simulation tool, SimulTrain® simulates the reality of working as a project leader in a true project environment and challenges the participant to apply the concepts of leadership.

The training is highly interactive with ample opportunities for individual feedback. Participants will work in teams and in small groups for reflection and discussion.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner, facilitator and coach with many years of experience in an international and multi-cultural environment.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: LP-SY3

PDU's: 24

Target Groups:

  • Experienced project managers
  • Project Team Members

NEGOTIATE – Negotiating for positive results

Overview

Conflict is an everyday occurrence in the lives of our projects. Whether we must persuade our management for an increase in time or budget, or resolve differences to gain customer acceptance, project managers need to manage these conflicts in ways that build strong relationships and at the same time protect or enhance the business purpose for which our project was undertaken. If we are too forceful in a negotiation we may get what we want or need for the project, but damage important long-term relationships. If we are too conciliatory we may build better relationships, only to see them deteriorate when our project doesn't deliver the anticipated benefits. How do we find the right solution to maximize benefit and relationship? The most powerful methodology that we can learn to achieve both of these goals is the Principled Negotiation developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project and used successfully for over 30 years.

Trainer Method

This class will teach you the principles of the methodology while giving you ample opportunity to put those principles into practice with simulated negotiations, strategies and templates for preparation, management of the negotiation process, and how to partner with the other partner even when they believe competitive negotiation is the only option. Students are encouraged to bring issues from past or upcoming negotiations to explore how using the principled negotiation methodology can help them to a more beneficial outcome.

Trainer Profile

Over 30 years of experience in negotiation, mediation and facilitation in many different industries worldwide. The trainers are especially experienced in addressing issues of >team leads, business analysts or requirements specialists who need to work closely with others to define goals and objectives, help key stakeholders with tradeoffs, etc.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: CH1NEG

PDU's: 24

Target Groups:

  • Leadership Skills in Project Management
  • Advanced Project Management
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PM COACH – The Project Manager as a Coach

Overview

This course provides the project manager with tools and processes to manage a project team more effectively. The importance of coaching for the performance of project teams is emphasised. The application as well as the right timing for the use of coaching tools and processes are trained. In crises management coaching can be used as a break-through approach.

Training Method

Participants learn the essentials of coaching from experienced professionals. The course provides scenarios where participants can apply the processes and tools learned and develop their own skills as a coach.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner, facilitator and coach with many years of experience.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: COACH

Target Groups:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members

O&V – Offshoring & Vendor Management

Overview

Especially project managers of IT projects are more and more faced with the situation that part of their resources or their vendors are situated off-shore. This creates new challenges in many aspects, such as working with remote and culturally diverse teams. In this 2-day course you will learn about off-shore countries and different ways to work and be able to develop your own approach for managing vendors and off-shore projects. Furthermore, good tips and best practices in procurement management and contracting as well as processes and templates currently used in your organization can be gained.

Training Method

The training employs case studies and role plays that are specifically selected to demonstrate effective communication and negotiation in various situations. A better understanding of the European culture vs. Asian cultures is supported by experience reports. The training is highly interactive with ample opportunities for individual feedback. Participants will work in teams and in small groups for reflection and discussions.

Instructor Profile

Certified PMP® project management practitioner with many years of experience in various countries and cultures.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: PMOV2D

PDU's: 16

Target Groups:

  • Project Team Members
  • Purchasing & Supplier Managers
  • Project managers working with off-shore vendors or off-shore resources

DPM – Dynamic PM – Managing Agile and Scrum Projects

Overview

The traditional plan-driven approach for project management sometimes fails for some project types, such as innovation projects or software development projects. These project types work in uncertain or constantly changing environment due to unknown technologies and changing or emerging requirements. Dynamic project Management and Scrum techniques embrace change and bring customers competitive advantage by reducing the time needed for development activities. The project life cycle gets broken down into several iterations. At the end of each iteration the team delivers the system or development task increment and the customer can evaluate the outcome and plan the next iteration. Early and constant feedback allows for a close alignment to business needs and produces the results that are really needed, even if they were not specified right at the start.

A comprehensive overview of Scrum methods and tools will be given during this course and are included in the training materials as take-away for the training participants.

Who should attend?

Both new project managers and experienced project managers who wish to refresh their skills or develop an understanding of dynamic project management processes and Scrum techniques. You will gain an understanding of the strategies and skills necessary to manage projects of any size.

Instructor Profile

DSDM and Scrum Master certified. Our DPM instructors have over 15 years professional experience in Project Management in various industries and are specialized in Information Technology projects.

Quick Facts

PMI Program ID: DICENOVA

PDU's: 24

Target Groups:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members of Scrum Projects
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AB&P has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), AB&P has agreed to abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria. For our courses Professional Development Units (PDU's) are issued.
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