Service Networking: How to learn Project Management without really trying

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Learn from personal experience from Project Managers who started learning
the management and communication skills you need through a combination of
Service Learning and Social Networking. Presenters will share ways if you are new to Project Management to start small, listen, and gain experience.
This session will include a number of PM best practices including:
The Three Most Important Rules for being a Successful Project Manager.
1. Do Your Homework.
2. Build a reputation for doing good work.
3. Build Relationships with people in your industry.
You have been given a project..now what?
1. What are the fundamentals that you need to know?
2. When to ask for help.
3. Reporting the numbers.
Building Teams
1. The Dog ate my homework: tips for handling non-performing team members
2. Procrastination is the thief of time, money, and scope.
3. Leadership is a matter of habit.

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Service Networking: How to learn Project Management without really trying

  1. 1. Service Networking: How to learn Project Management without really trying Jill Bullard Almaguer, P.E., M.B.A. Carla Fair-Wright, PMP, CSQE
  2. 2. Co-Presenters Jill B. Almaguer, PE, MBA • Lead Project Manager, District Ancillary and Support Services, Harris County Hospital District Carla Fair-Wright, PMP, CSQE • Owner, Optimal Consulting, LLC
  3. 3. Project Management Leaders What Is It Why Do I Need It How Do I Do It Team Building Project Management Delivering Value
  4. 4. What Is It ?  Project Management Toolbox of skills and processes Provides a way to control and predict actions Accomplishes some specific goal  Service Networking Service Learning Social Networking
  5. 5.  There is a problem or situation that needs a solution  There are limited resources  The job to be done requires lots of coordination  Most important – It has to done right the first time Why Do I Need It ?
  6. 6. The Three Most Important Rules How to get started Building Teams How Do I Do It ?
  7. 7. The Three Most Important Rules Success as a Project Manager requires you to: 1. Do Your Homework 2. Build a reputation for doing good work 3. Build Relationships with people in your industry
  8. 8. I have a project..now what? Knowing the fundamentals Initiation Planning Execution Controlling Closing
  9. 9. I have a project..now what? What makes a successful Project Manager  Knowing when to ask for help.
  10. 10. Best Way to Deliver It ?  Reporting the numbers Face-to-face E-Mail or V-Mail Telephone Internet
  11. 11. Building Teams 1. The Dog ate my homework: tips for handling non-performing team members 2. Procrastination is the thief of time, money, and scope. 3. Leadership is a matter of habit.
  12. 12. Building Teams The Dog ate my homework: tips for handling non- performing team members Persuasion Coaching OR
  13. 13. Building Teams Procrastination is the thief of time, money, and scope. Common Causes: Wishful thinking if I just wait a bit, things will get better Fear if I act too quickly, I might make a mistake Risk Reduction if I delay this action, the odds of success may improve
  14. 14. Building Teams Leadership is a matter of habit. Leaders are not born; they are grown. Most of the habits of a successful leader can be cultivated and grown by developing a few common sense habits.
  15. 15. Building Teams Leadership is a matter of habit. 4 common sense habits: © Copyright 2007 by Academic Leadership 1. Cultivate a Learning Habit. No one follows a leader who doesn't have a clue. 2. Cultivate a Motion Habit. You can't lead from your ivory tower. (MWBA) 3. Cultivate a Confidence Habit. If you believe in yourself, others will believe, too. 4. Cultivate Character. Step back every so often and take a good look. Be proud of what you are building.
  16. 16. My Contact Information Jill Bullard Almaguer, P.E., M.B.A Association of IT Professionals Past President – Houston Chapter Work: 713-634-1346 Mobile: 281-795-3523 E-Mail: jill_almaguer@sbcglobal.net
  17. 17. My Contact Information www.optimalconsultingonline.com Carla Fair-Wright, PMP Work: 800-723-6120 Mobile: 713-301-0206 E-Mail: carlawright@yahoo.com
  18. 18. QUESTIONS

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