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Persuasion and Project Management: Reflecting on "The 6 Weapons" and Influence on your Teams

As a project manager, you have very little explicit authority over your team members. That is why, in an otherwise hierarchical organization structure, it is important to remember that the best work is accomplished not by authoritarian schemes of power, but by the more subtle art of persuasion. In the context of project management, this is a critical skill. […]

By |February 29th, 2008|A Step Ahead|0 Comments

Persuasion and Project Management: Reflecting on "The 6 Weapons" and Influence on your Teams

As a project manager, you have very little explicit authority over your team members. That is why, in an otherwise hierarchical organization structure, it is important to remember that the best work is accomplished not by authoritarian schemes of power, but by the more subtle art of persuasion. In the context of project management, this [...]

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Ask Cadence Ep 11: Managing Up

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep11.mp3 When a key manager holds the keys to your project schedule, how do you deliver results without creating a politically charged situation around your project? Join Cadence president John Patton and COO Connie Plowman on Ask Cadence this week and gain insights on "managing up" appropriately and professionally to get the job done.

By |February 25th, 2008|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 11: Managing Up

What Drives You? The Up-Side of a Project-Driven Organization

If you are a student of the Cadence Project Management methodology, you know that a core goal is to help our attendees learn and apply techniques, concepts, and approaches for accomplishing projects with less frustration. There are some important implications carried within that goal. First, project management is a process. There is no one best implementation structure, and as such, it must be flexible and adaptable to the organization it serves. There is no way to completely eliminate frustration on projects. Instead, we strive to make the project process more efficient, and the results more powerful and satisfying to achieve. […]

By |February 21st, 2008|A Step Ahead|0 Comments

What Drives You? The Up-Side of a Project-Driven Organization

If you are a student of the Cadence Project Management methodology, you know that a core goal is to help our attendees learn and apply techniques, concepts, and approaches for accomplishing projects with less frustration. There are some important implications carried within that goal. First, project management is a process. There is no one best [...]

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Ask Cadence Ep 10: Customer Who

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep10.mp3 On this week's show, Jay Christensen and Rob Bremmer discuss the challenges that come to project managers who fail to take the time and initiative to know and understand their customer. Whether from confusion within sponsorship ranks in the organization or project manager planning in a vacuum, the results are the same: misunderstanding [...]

By |February 18th, 2008|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

Ask Cadence Ep 09: Vacuum Planning

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep09.mp3 On this week's show, Jay Christensen and Rob Bremmer discuss the challenges that come to project managers who plan their projects without any input from the team. Whether it comes from a subconscious need to be a star, or a lack of organization of resources early in the project, this problem can be [...]

By |February 11th, 2008|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

Building on the Power of Community in your Projects

c = N (N-1) / 2 It is a connections problem. If you are an engineer, you have seen this many times, calculating the possible number of angles with any given number of rays. The real world power of this formula is far more interesting. If you don’t remember your PMP study materials, this is also the equation which represents the number of possible communications paths in a group or team. If I am on a team with one other person, for example, where N represents the number of team members, my simple algebra tells me that there is only one possible communication path between us. If I am on a team of six members, however, suddenly there are 15 possible communication channels in action. Twelve team members? Sixty-six channels. […]

By |February 7th, 2008|A Step Ahead|0 Comments

Ask Cadence Ep 08: Dragging Feet

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep08.mp3 On this week's show, Jay Christensen and Rob Bremmer discuss the challenges that come with team members who don't fully support your project. Do they have a full understanding of the project objective? Do they understand the potential impact of the project on the organization? Listen now for strategies to address these team [...]

By |February 4th, 2008|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments
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