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The Drive for Success is “Learning” - Project Management

Some professional leaders dislike resolutions, in fact, ‘Resolve’ NOT to make one. Even though resolution can help give organizations a path for their future; things like beating values’ drum loudly, advancing performance, getting ready for challenges by keeping an eye on how politics / market’ monopoly can up-end organizations’ portfolio (less struggle to survive in light of massive global and technological changes), be the center of innovation by keeping the lights on (create new products/services that customer will clamor for) and the most importantly lead the Charge in Agile having Project Managers trained in order to think about what they want to achieve in both personal / professional fields, be able to decide on the right metrics, get down to business, leading company’s initiatives and making teams and company to BE Agile rather than Do Agile.

Have No Resolution? Then what is the drive for success? Is it competition, comparison, or? Competition is based on comparison; there can be no measurement without comparison. If there is no competition will there be progress, would we have the drive, the energy? You may ask. If competition doesn’t generate the energy then what generates the energy? If there is no effort then how can organization succeed? Thirst for knowledge and learning. In learning there is tremendous energy. In learning is their competition? In learning there is effort. Is there competition and effort within an organization to succeed? The answer is “Learning IS A MUST” and the important thing is NOT to stop questioning organizational performance, as there is always a way to do or manage things better.

Measurement -It has been demonstrated that high-performing organizations set “Project Management Training” and implementing proven Project Management practices as a ‘resolution’ since 2000, benefited achieving their original organizational goals/objectives by 89%+ versus 34% for those organization who don’t, and not to mention that they waste 13+ times less money and rapidly increasing their investment in professional development.

Changes - Leadership in organizations and their related projects have remained fairly stable and static when comes to demands over the years. The core needs of the project, team and customer from the business leaders aren’t really all that different now than they were around 1990s. Confidently we can say, the dynamic and personalities may have changed somewhat, but the key demands are still much the same although a few things have changed since 2000, things like Risks, Technology, Tools, and the utmost on is Demographics where leaders have to deal with virtual teams, remote resources management, delivery costs, profit margin Vs engagement costs and international customers looking for the best delivery organization available, not just the best one in their city. Hence, organization’s success determined by

  • Agile trained, driven project leaders who’s skilled in PMI’s processes, tools and techniques

  • On-time delivery of product / service

  • On-budget delivery

  • Going beyond Customer satisfaction

The latter is heavily influenced by agility and performance of organization’s agile educated, trained and qualified project leaders, those with motto “I am only as successful as my internal and external customer’s thinks I am.” Furthermore; track record showed: 54% of all initiatives overall fail or miss the Organization’s objective, yet 86% of initiatives that used Project Management Processes succeed.

Dilemma – Project Professional always trying to work in their customer’s best interests. Do your senior management’s direction, goals and actions contradict what seems to be in the best interest of your projects and associated customers? YES, sometime. Because;

  • They are concerned about the bottom line rather than the success of individual projects. Not to forget that they need to report upward as well, look at the broad scope of all projects in the portfolio. Does it mean you shouldn’t trust your senior management’s decision and direction? Not exactly, it means you have to be Agile enough in order to bring in their mind customer’s best interests more often.

  • Your customer’s goals and alignment isn’t necessarily yours. Meaning you shouldn’t take on projects that aren’t in alignment with organization’s goals and mission. So they don’t care about going beyond customer needs or simply don’t want to see a bigger picture, but rather can deliver under organization current delivery model? Not really, you should be skilled enough to bring your project in a tight alignment with the organization’s revenue and profitability.

Project Management - passion plays a key role in determining whether or now you succeeds in your endeavors. Managing back to back multiple projects can become tedious. When nothing else seems encouraging, it is passion about the worked you do that keep you going. A proper tactical training will not only encourage you to follow your passion, driving you to become a kick-off project specialist, but gives you a step-by-step guide to initiate, plan, communicate, and execute a project that meets objective and satisfaction stakeholders. Including relationship building, handle mismatches, and dealing with conflicts in management’s direction or directives as they relate to your project customers.

Ongoing Project Management Training is vital;

  • To keep up with the pace of changes, where more creativity and flexibility is needed.

  • As new technologies will generate risks that need to be managed more carefully.

  • Due to rapid changes in regulation and compliance that will generate more projects.

  • As automation increases, daily routine tasks of project management will no longer be a burden.

  • To ensure Project Professional have the necessary skills for present and future to work in an agile way to deliver projects in fast-paced, flexible, and business-oriented in order to add value not only at project level but strategic agile level to lead organizations to a better rank in marketplace.

Ask Yourself Questions

Is Ongoing Project Management Training On Your RESOLUTION List?

Haven’t Had Enough Nightmares Dealing With Projects?

If the answer is YES – then take the first step towards entering a Professional Development Program in order to transform, grow, broaden strategy, overcome organizational and professional roadblocks / obstacles quickly, efficiently and BE Agile!

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