What you will learn:

The age-old question arises for this topic: How do you eat an elephant? Of course, the answer is: one bite at a time. For a project manager, this process requires a grasp of the big picture goals as well as the importance of reducing the larger goal into manageable parts. Project management is, at its core, the art and science of breaking down the elephant into digestible bites. Curiosity and a willingness to ask relevant questions will reveal the natural breaking points and to recognize when an element is small enough to be managed. Active listening and questioning are just two skills that will be presented to ensure that project managers understand and can identify the critical components for successful results.

In this Elective, participants will:
· Gain confidence in asking questions for purpose and clarity
· Recognize the benefits of managing smaller tasks
· Transform a plan into actionable and trackable activities

About the instructor:

Michael has over 30 years of experience building and leading cross functional teams to deliver critical projects. He is an “Engineer Whisperer”, helping engineers and other technical professionals communicate and engage with increased clarity, collaboration, and cooperation with both technical and non-technical partners.

Michael Riegel is a coach, consultant, author, speaker, and project management expert working across industries with a focus on technical and business operations clients. He developed an expertise in managing technical professionals, creating high-performing teams, and an understanding of how to help leaders grow and exceed their individual as well as corporate goals.

As a technical professional himself, Michael brings insights and perspectives on the challenges and organizational dynamics that can thwart analytical, technical, and structured-thinking professionals. In his coaching work, he often focuses on building emotional intelligence, communication skills, collaboration, cooperation, and leadership skills, especially for technical professionals who work with non-technical leaders and teams.

His client organizations include Amazon, Apple, Wayfair, Fox Home Team Sports, Roku, Columbia University, Washington Gas and Light, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Michael also established a strategic partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction to build greater awareness of coaching and professional development benefits to traditionally underserved professionals, industries, and companies.
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