What you will learn:
We've already learned about progressive elaboration and a method of breaking big things into smaller, manageable pieces. How do you organize the work so that those things are actionable by your team? An effective work plan helps you organize the tasks, so they are done in the right order at the right time by the right people. They also make it easier to keep the project team and stakeholders informed about progress, identify issues and risks sooner and celebrate wins as you go. In this session we will:
- Make the case why building and maintaining effective work plans is critical and why it isn't something a Project Manager can delegate
- Share real-life stories that illustrate how they work when they are working well (and when they're not)
- Provide the "essential elements" of an effective work plan (task dependencies, critical path and milestones) and how to put them to work in service to your project's success
- 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 should you update the plan? What's the best way to deliver them? What if your stakeholders change their mind about what they want?
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.
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 in 8 months,
- designing and delivering a course on international team leadership across 16 countries,
- helping re-design Yamaha Music Corporation's commercial process (so fun),
- helping raise two incredible human beings, and
- being told to stay in his box many, many times.
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.
The company began doing business as Better Practice in 2013 and proceeded to assemble a community of over 25 talented advisors, trainers, coaches and project managers across 5 countries. When the world went remote, it was like they suddenly all joined the world of Better Practice. Having worked in cyberspace for years, we were in a unique position to help others learn how to collaborate across space and timezones.
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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Suggested Length:75 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
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