Keynote to Educate on Successful Projects
People often fail to realize how many actions in work and our personal lives rely on negotiation. It could be negotiating a raise, setting up conditions about using a resource, determining a task's scope, or adjusting a delivery date. We do some form of negotiation daily. Even though we learn to negotiate at just about the same time that we learn to communicate, we rarely understand the science and art behind it. By establishing a process around negotiation, we maximize our chances for success. A process ensures that we understand the wants and needs of the person on the other side of the table.
Many organizations have only one methodology for running projects. However, nearly all organizations perform a variety of projects—deploying hardware, developing new products, changing internal processes, and running custom projects for customers. Some methodologies are much better for specific styles of projects. Therefore, organizations need a portfolio of processes that matches their portfolio of projects and their culture. Phasing, critical chain, agile all have valuable attributes that can be applied in specific areas.
The fate of a project is often sealed long before the first person is assigned or charters, contracts, or SOWs are written. Experience with auditing dozens of projects and doing root cause analysis projects has shown that corporate decisions, not project decisions, have a very larger effect. This presentation, designed for executives, PMO managers, and senior project managers, focuses on a number of techniques learned while recovering projects that greatly improve the chances for success. It introduces the concept of guidance teams that get involved with the project at the customer inception stage and follows the project and team through to its completion.
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“He did a fantastic job. In three and a half hours he not only familiarized our people with the psychology of change, but also walked them through how the proposed changes for next year will impact them and our clients.”
Christine Herb, VP Professional Services
The costs of failing projects are huge. Roger Sessions estimates the cost in the US alone to be $1 trillion annually. The impact, though, goes beyond monetary; it includes reputation, the organization's morale, consumption of resources, and missed opportunity by postponing other projects. Fortunately, there are also many unrealized benefits to glean from troubled projects. To reap those rewards, companies must adopt a culture to exploit failure and learn from it. More often than not, people just want to get the project behind them.
Keynotes set the tone for a conference, a day, or give people the ability to pull all of the events from the day together into culminating thought. We offer inspirational, leadership, and technical keynotes. Our flagship keynote is Extreme Leadership and is the example for our keynotes
Extreme Leadership is a multifaceted keynote fully customizable to your event. It highlights the following aspects of leadership:
- Leadership is a journey.
- Leadership is dynamic. You need different approaches to nearly every situation.
- Leadership does not need authority. It is not a title. It is something you earn.
- Leaders have positive attitudes regardless of the situation.
- Leadership does have core technical traits that, as individuals, we can develop. While other traits based on our personalities and are much hard to change.
- There are leadership passages that we must go through that define who we are as leaders. These may be work-based—a new job, stretch goal assignments, being fried, etc.) or personal (Severe illness, death of a loved one, etc.). These passages are learning events. How we handle them determines what type of leader we become.
This version of Extreme Leadership is customized for PMI Northern Utah's 750 attendees in the following way:
- The audience is all project managers
- The event organizer, Liz Price, had a theme of STEAM (Stories That Enliven and Motivate) she was developing and needed a central message to inspire people on the longest day of their three-day event.
Extreme Leadership motivational keynote
If you want educational keynote many of our presentations can be keynotes or track sessions. In the example below, the presentationVision to Value: Executing Strategically Focused Initiatives is given as a track session. This video shows the flexibility to work with the audience in ways that generally cannot be done in keynotes.
Example Vision to Value keynote as a track session
This session was given at the 2014 Instant impact Conference hosted by PMI Olympia on September 5, 2014. It was given twice that day. This is the afternoon session.
If you want educational keynote many of our presentations can be keynotes or track sessions. In the example below, the presentation People or Process: Which Impacts Project Success More? is given as a track session.
Example People vs Process keynote as a track session
This session was given at the PMI Sioux Empire Professions Development Day help in Sioux Falls SD on September 9, 2014.