What you will learn:

President Eisenhower famously said: “A plan is useless, planning is everything.” A plan merely reflects that proper and robust planning has taken place, that the important questions have been asked and incorporated, and that it is appropriately documented. Many project managers support the premise that planning is the critical phase of project management. It identifies what needs to be done, by whom, in what sequence, and at what time. This Elective will present a series of planning questions that facilitate the creation of a plan. The RACI Framework (responsible, accountable, consulted, informed) will also be introduced to establish clear expectations and support the execution of the plan.

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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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Lecture with Discussion

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