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  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora ELEVEN PRACTICES OF REPEATEDLY SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGERS
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Leporawww.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Follow the PMBOK andYouWill be a Repeatedly Successful Project Manager… Right? Phases of Project Management  Initiate  Plan  Execute  Monitor and Control  Close KnowledgeAreas of Project Management  Integration Management  Scope Management  Time Management  Cost Management  Quality Management  Human Resource Management  Communications Management  Risk Management  Procurement Management 2copyright 2010
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora WRONG
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Who Wants to Work On YourTeam? 4copyright 2010
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Itinerary Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Remember Who They Are. …. Lead by Principles. ….Wear Many Hats and Build on Multiple Sources of Power. ….Are Proactive. ….Hold Themselves and Others Accountable. …. Inspire and Motivate Others. ….Serve as well as Manage. ….Are Team Builders. ….Are Always Looking to Be Replaced. ….Always Willingly Accept Responsibility. ….Appreciate Diversity.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Remember WhoThey Are…
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora AreYou Effective as an Individual? Mental Social Spiritual Emotional Physical
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora SWOT Yourself. KnowYourself. KnowYour Strengths andWeaknesses to Your Project Management style and practices. Know the Opportunities for, andThreats toYour Project Management style and practices.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora KnowYourself.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Who Are you? Behavior Dominant Steady Conscientious Influential Sensing Introversion Judging Feeling Intuition Thinking Perceiving Extraversion Personality
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Lead by Principles
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Leporawww.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Lead by Principles. Respond based on moods, feelings, and circumstances. Reflect, then respond based on principles and laws of life or operation. Reactionary- focused Principle- focused Principles are universal, objective, and timeless. 12copyright 2010
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Doing is the most important trait found in a project manager… by team members. Leading By Example ranks #1 Opinion Research Corporation
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Wear Many Hats And Build on Multiple Sources of Power
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com POWER Position/ Role Personality/ Influence Control of Resources Relationship Information Skills/ Knowledge 16
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com What type of power is best?
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Are Proactive.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com A LEADER IS ONE WHO SEES MORE THAN OTHERS SEE, WHO SEES FARTHER THAN OTHERS SEE, AND WHO SEES BEFORE OTHERS DO. Leroy Eims
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com BE PROACTIVE. PROJECT MANAGERS MUST SEE THINGS BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Know the Distance among Good, Better, Best 21 Better Good Best
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com BEING PROACTIVE MEANS LIVING BY DESIGN, NOT DEFAULT.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com ACTIVITY DOES NOT EQUAL ACCOMPLISHMENT.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com Repeatedly Successful Project Managers focus their time on R&R. Requirements Always complete first, what is expected and required by your stakeholders and/or customers. Return on Investment Focus on what you are best at. Do first what is going to bring the greatest return to the project. Find others to do work that is not in your strongest areas.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Hold Themselves and Others Accountable.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com IF YOU CAN'T BITE, DON'T SHOW YOUR TEETH. -Yiddish Proverb
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora 27 Strengthen Communication through Tracking Process Increase Project- Wide Appreciation for Goals & Milestones Improve Alignment and Focus Throughout the Team Alert All to Negative Performance & Leverages Opportunity to Correct Reinforces Great Performance
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora 28 Build A ScorecardThat Clearly Reflects and Delineates the Performance Levels Of All Aspects OfYour Project. Good Risky Low www.resultstrainingcompany.com copyright 2011-2012 Dr. Lepora
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com AFTER ALL, TO MAKE A BEAUTIFUL OMELET, YOU HAVE TO BREAK AN EGG. -Spanish Proverb
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Inspire and Motivate Others.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com You areTHE thermostat. Have the courage to set or change the temperature.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com You Are theTemperature thatYou Lead. Energy Attitude Values Efforts Results Orientation
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com Influence is a process.. • Develop relationships with relevant others. • Establish and maintain your credibility through action of promises. • Do your research to ensure accuracy of your message. • Continuously obtain the knowledge and understanding of relevant issues, stakeholders, and the environment. • Gain the trust of others.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com He/She who thinks he/she leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk. If you can’t influence people then they will not follow you. Without influence, you have no leadership. Leadership Proverb
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com Set the Bar Higher.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Serve as well as Manage.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS TO GIVE AWAY IS KINDNESS - IT IS USUALLY RETURNED. -Court R. Flint
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Leporawww.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Serve others by….. Genuinely Appreciate Their Contribution Show Outward Appreciation for the Work of the Team Members Listen and Learn Incorporate What You Learn from the Team for Future Navigation Ensure that They Know What to Expect From You Be Thankful for the Honorable Position of Leaderships that You Have 38copyright 2010
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com Serving Pays Well… Greater Dedication! Higher Discretionary Effort! Higher Morale! Goals Reached Better and Faster!
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Traditional Model of Project Management Progressive Model of Project Management 40 www.resultstrainingcompany.com copyright 2011-2012 Dr. Lepora
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com LISTEN, OR YOUR TONGUE WILL MAKE YOU DEAF. -Native American Proverb
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com THE REVERSE SIDE ALSO HAS A REVERSE SIDE. -Japanese Proverb
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Serving Requires Empathically Listening. 43 Observe Listen Speak
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com Serving is a Choice.  Acknowledge your personal biases as obstacles.  Communicate with Openness and Sincerity.  Focus on them and not yourself.  Be accessible.  Remember who people are, including what they do and what is important to them.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com DoYou Have a Servant’s Attitude? DoYou Know FiveThings about WhatYourTop Project Team MembersValue? The Most? • Home? • Work? • Church? • Family? • Hobbies? Rate your knowledge regarding the top five people in your team on A scale from 1-10.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers BuildTeams.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora They Ensure that the “team” knows who they are. 47  The team identity is different from the individual contributor identity.  Each team member knows the goals of the team and interdependencies among the tasks and respective members  There are agreed upon forms of behavior- acceptable and unacceptable for the team.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com A team makes the leader and the leader makes the team.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Communicating relevant information to your team on a regular basis is important. 49
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora UseVarying Ways to Communicate withYourTeam to StrengthenYour Message. 50
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Recognize when tough messages must be conveyed. 51
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Appreciate Diversity.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Instilling Diversity & Inclusion InYour Succession Plan • It better reflects your customer mix and equips you to serve better. • It enhances decision- making with alternative, differing mindsets. • It ensures greater participation and greater connection with global reality. Diversity is GreatValue to AnyTeam. 53 www.resultstrainingcompany.com copyright 2011-2012 Dr. Lepora
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Instilling Diversity & Inclusion InYour Succession Plan • Reward behaviors that address diversity and inclusion • Develop mentor efforts • Create a culture of openness and collaboration. Diversity can be seamlessly incorporated into your team approach. 54 www.resultstrainingcompany.com copyright 2011-2012 Dr. Lepora
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers Are Always Looking to be Replaced.
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  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora 57
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora The majority of information on projects should be managed and stored in a central repository. A centralized knowledge system empowers the team to continue work as seamlessly as possible when members exits. Consistent and regular updates to the central repository should be a general process for all team members to follow, not only the PM. Develop a Central Repository. What information is most pertinent to your project? 58
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Which Element Most Closely Resembles Your Project Management Style? 59 www.resultstrainingcompany.com copyright 2011-2012 Dr. Lepora
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora As a project manager, nothing gets through you. You hoard all of the information and vehicles to get anything done.You pull the ultimate trigger on everything. “My job is secure.” 60
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora As a project manager, things permeate rarely… though only when pulled and prodded out from team members. You are a tough gatekeeper. “You only need to know but so much...” 61 www.resultstrainingcompany.com copyright 2011-2012 Dr. Lepora
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora As a project manager, things permeate.. You give, but only as absolutely needed to get the assigned task completed. “I’ll give it to you, but only if you absolutely need it to finish this task at hand..” 62 www.resultstrainingcompany.com copyright 2011-2012 Dr. Lepora
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Knowledge flows generously, but without intention and strategy . There is no planning involved. “What would you like to know? “ 63 www.resultstrainingcompany.com copyright 2011-2012 Dr. Lepora
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora •You are a mentor. •You professionally develop your team strategically. •You pour out of yourself to others around you- above, below and laterally. •You encourage the same behavior for your team members. •Exponential growth is recognized among your team. •Learning is contagious. •You create stars who are tomorrow’s project managers of your organization. 64 www.resultstrainingcompany.com copyright 2011-2012 Dr. Lepora
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora AGOOD TEACHER HAS BEEN DEFINED AS ONE WHO MAKES HIMSELF PROGRESSIVELY UNNECESSARY. -Thomas J. Carruthers 65
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Repeatedly Successful Project Managers AlwaysWillingly Accept Responsibility.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com SUCK IT UP! The buck stops with you.
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora Reasons to Never Scapegoat as a Project Manager. 68
  • www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved. Dr. Lepora www.resultsconsulting.net all rights reserved www.drlepora.com THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO SPREAD THE LIGHT: TO BE THE CANDLE, OR THE MIRROR THAT REFLECTS IT. -Edith Wharton
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