GLOBALINX CORP - Project Management Skills

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Prepare all project team members to work in and lead high performance, multicultural, global project teams.
We focus on giving workers practical skills that can be applied in their daily work and produce immediate, visible, and measurable benefits both for themselves and for their companies.
This means building happy, productive project teams, who finish projects on schedule, within budget, and which exceed their client’s expectations.

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  • 1. Developing High Potential People for Global Business Since 1968 INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CONSULTANTS
  • 2.
    • Background
    • Several Years ago clients began requesting PM training
    • Specific needs were unclear
    • However, they wanted:
      • Global Standard training (PMBOK)
      • High completion rates; interesting for students
      • Verifiable results; useful, practical lessons
      • Broad range of target participants
    • GLX began researching
    Global Standard Training
  • 3.
    • Objective
    • To identify common problem areas
    • Method
    • Research ; PM journals, published surveys, etc.
    • Survey ; GLX customer survey
    • Client needs assessments ; internal surveys
    • Face to face interviews ; with PMs, PMOs, Line Mgrs
    • Client requests ; direct requests
    Needs Assessment
  • 4.
    • 1/5 of Global GDP is spent on projects
      • US$12,000,000,000,000 last year
    • Survey of Global Senior Executives:
      • Most important management job category (PM)
      • Other 97% were parts of PM Profession
      • 60% said PM collaboration is increasing
    • Global business is Project Business
    Global Need
  • 5.
    • PM “Hard skills” were generally adequate*
      • OJT and PM training effective (in mature PM businesses)
      • *Less effective in non-project oriented businesses
    • Problem areas were mainly “soft skills”
      • Leadership and Management
      • Customer relations
      • Negotiation
      • Communication
      • Team building
      • Conflict Resolution
      • Diversity & Multicultural Awareness
    Research Results 1
  • 6.
    • Soft skill problems were serious:
    • Project teams lacked clear direction;
      • projects were late, quality slipped
    • Customers were unhappy
      • lack of ownership for problems
    • Project costs went over budget
      • team members could not negotiate w/ foreign suppliers, etc.
    • Conflict among team members
    • Too much management escalation
      • team members could not solve their own problems
    Research Results 2
  • 7.
    • Problem
    • Global Project Teams are the future
    • Global Project Teams must communicate in English
    • Solution
    • Experienced English speaking Project Managers as trainers
    • Benefit
    • Trainees practice their skills in English; more realistic
    • Training has multicultural dimension
    Why English?
  • 8.
    • To prepare all project team members to work in and lead high performance, multicultural, global project teams.
    • We focus on giving workers practical skills that can be applied in their daily work and produce immediate, visible, and measurable benefits both for themselves and for their companies.
    • This means building happy, productive project teams, who finish projects on schedule, within budget, and which exceed their client’s expectations.
    PM Mission Statement
  • 9.
    • Globalinx Corp has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
    • Certificate of Completion; 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP certification.
    Registered Education Provider
  • 10.
    • R. E. P. Assessment process:
    • Mature organization (GLX = Established 1968)
    • Delivery method (Classroom, practical)
    • Content is Global Standard (PMBOK)
    • Continuous improvement process
    • Qualified course designers/trainers (PM’s)
    • Random Audits, 3 year certification
    Quality Control
  • 11.
    • Mark Beresford; Program Director of GLOBALINX
    • 20 years experience in Project Management
      • International Construction, Telecommunications, IT, and Program Development projects
      • Diverse, Multicultural, and Remote project teams
    • 10 years experience as corporate trainer and program developer
    Program Designer
  • 12.
    • PM Essentials
    • Team Work
    • Negotiation (for Project Managers)
    • Facilitation (Process Management)
    • Stakeholder Communication
    • Multicultural Team Management
    • Proactive Communication
    • PMP Exam Preparation (Basic)
    • PMP Exam Preparation (Advanced)
    Program Menu
  • 13.
    • Communicate the project vision clearly
    • Reduce communication problems and misunderstandings
    • Reduce personal agendas which conflict with project objectives
    • Deal with team members who resist taking orders
    • Get team members to provide honest, up to date status reports
    • Build team members confidence or skills
    • Choose the correct leadership style to match staff needs
    • Give & receive feedback constructively
    • Build a self monitoring team and reduce escalations
    • Manage diverse project teams
    • How to negotiate a "third way" of behavior for multicultural teams
    • Use conflict creatively and cooperatively
    • Resolve negative conflict directly
    Project Benefits
  • 14.
    • Effective Project Management:
    • Increases innovation
    • Boosts competitiveness
    • Improves operational efficiency
    • Helps identify, retain, and grow HR talent
    Benefits
  • 15.  
  • 16. Company Profile April 1968 Established corporate English training business 1985 Sales >200 million > 30 native English speaking instructors 1986 Started Cross-Cultural and Business Communication Skills Training May 1990 Changed corporate name to GLOBALINX CORP October 1992 Started Personnel Management Training October 1998 Tadashi Iwaki appointed president July 1999 Started Chinese Business Seminars and Training Services April 1999 Published PC software for developing business communication skills July 2001 Started eLearning programs and services with reallyenglish April 2002 Published The Great Presenter in association with Asahi Press April 2004 Published The Great Negotiator in association with Asahi Press May 2006 Published The Great Facilitator in association with Asahi Press October 2006 Started Project Management Skills Training September 2008 Philip Deane appointed president November 2009 Reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). July 2010 P Mark registration for privacy policy approved by JIPDECK GLOBALINX CORP. INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CONSULTANTS Developing High Potential People for Global Business Since 1968