What you will learn:

As a Project Manager, one of the most important things you can do is ensure that stakeholders and team members know what's going on. What's been accomplished? How are you tracking to plan? What's in your way, what might derail things and what are you doing about those things? What might speed things up, improve quality or help the team succeed?

Far from being just informative, effective progress reports allow stakeholders to play a role in helping the project succeed. As stakeholders they have a stake in the outcome!

In this Elective we will:
  1. Make the case for knowing who your stakeholders are and producing meaningful, high-value progress reports
  2. Share real-life stories that illustrate why they matter and how they work when they are working well (and when they're not)
  3. Provide the "essential elements" of an effective progress report and how to put them to work in service to your project.
  4. Offer practical tips, trips and traps. How do you know when you're at the right level of detail? Is it possible to go too far? How frequent is too frequent? What's the best way to deliver them?

About the instructor:

A musician at heart, Joe's upbringing and work over the past thirty years across countries, languages, cultures and industries instilled a deep appreciation for the power of perspective and collaboration. He has had the great fortune to work with some truly amazing teams.

In the late 1980's as a student of engineering, political science and philosophy, he sang bass with the Ohio State Men's Glee club; awarded "Choir of the World" at the prestigious International Music Esteddfod in Scotland. As a young systems analyst in the early 1990's, during a 9-month "foreign assignment," Joe helped support a fledgling private mobile telecom industry which ended up spanning 9 years, 7 countries, 5 roles, 4 languages and a family.

Over the following two decades, Joe's accomplishments include:
  • being part of an international team of 20-somethings that launched a phone company in Spain,
  • designing and delivering a course on international team leadership across 16 countries,
  • helping re-design Yamaha Music Corporation's commercial process,
  • and helping to raise two incredible human beings
In 2011, Joe formed Slatter Consulting and began to assemble the lessons he'd learned over time into something that could be used to help others improve how they improve. With a history of success inspiring groups and organizations to create more value through collaboration, design thinking, change enablement, talent development, process design/improvement and organization design, he created the Better Practice methodology to help others accelerate towards better.

An engaging and dynamic speaker, Joe is passionate about helping individuals, teams and organizations of all kinds achieve and maintain high performance through collaboration and sustainable, continuous improvement. His practical and personable style inspires people to activate their best self and collaborate to drive growth.

Joe lives in Colorado and supports projects, engagements and teams around the world. He orders his three most important roles as: 1. Parent 2. Teacher 3. Barista.
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