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Slides from the July 14, 2009 presentation to the Project Management Institute Central Massachusetts Chapter.

Slides from the July 14, 2009 presentation to the Project Management Institute Central Massachusetts Chapter.

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  • 1. Industry Exploration The Inside Scoop on What It’s Like to PM Project Management Institute Central Massachusetts Chapter July 14, 2009 Facilitator: Maya Townsend, Partnering Resources 617.395.8396 o maya@partneringresources.com o www.partneringresources.com
  • 2. About the Presenter • Founder of management consulting firm Partnering Resources. • Specializes in identifying the hidden web of relationships that drive organization performance and helping leaders reach across the “white spaces” to develop solutions that stick. • Client list includes Alcatel-Lucent, eCopy, eTeck, Fidelity, Financial Profiles, Hanover Insurance Group, Momenta Pharmaceutical, and Novartis, as well as a variety of public and third sector companies such as Andover / Phillips Academy, Close to Home, National Air and Space Administration, and Project Harmony. • Teaches leadership, strategy, and alignment at Northeastern University and Boston University Corporate Education Center. • Published by CIO.Com, Mass High Tech, Chief Learning Officer, and other magazines and journals. • Serves on the Editorial Review Board for OD Practitioner, the premier organization development practitioner journal in the United States. Contact: 617.395.8396 o maya@partneringresources.com o www.partneringresources.com 2 © 2009 Maya Townsend
  • 3. Agenda • Welcome • 20 Questions • Industry Exploration – Round 1: 15 minutes at the table of your choice – Round 2: 15 minutes at a second table – Round 3: 15 minutes at a final table • Debrief & Lessons Learned • Next Steps 3 © 2009 Maya Townsend
  • 4. Job Changing is the Norm • 10% of people: < 5 jobs • 40% of people: 11+ jobs 4 © 2009 Maya Townsend Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov)
  • 5. Jobs Depend on Social Capital Human Capital Social Capital What you know Who you know 5 © 2009 Maya Townsend Image: Stock photo & Partnering Resources
  • 6. People with High Social Capital • Find better jobs more quickly • Are more likely to be promoted early • Receive larger bonuses • Enhance the performance of their teams • Help their teams reach their goals more rapidly • Perform better as PMs • Help teams generate more creative solutions • Coordinate projects more effectively • Receive higher performance evaluations 6 Data: R. Burt (1992), R. Burt (2000), S. Gabbay (1997), Mizruchi & L. Stearns (2000), M. Hansen (1998), A. Gerve (1999), D. © 2009 Maya Townsend Ancona & D. Caldwell (1992), M. Gargiulo & M. Benassi (2000), R. Burt, J. Jannotta, & J. Mahoney (1998).
  • 7. Industry Exploration • Three rounds of 15 minutes each • You can: – Stay at the same table for 45 minutes – Go to one table each round – Join a table as an industry SME • Rules of engagement: – Whoever comes are the right people – Take responsibility for your experience – Share the space 7 © 2009 Maya Townsend
  • 8. The Industries 1. Pharmaceutical 1. Utilities 2. Healthcare 2. Insurance 3. Retail 3. Financial Services 4. Defense 4. Education 5. High Tech / Manufacturing 5. Construction 6. Consulting 8 © 2009 Maya Townsend
  • 9. Industry Exploration The Inside Scoop on What It’s Like to PM Project Management Institute Central Massachusetts Chapter July 14, 2009 Facilitator: Maya Townsend, Partnering Resources 617.395.8396 o maya@partneringresources.com o www.partneringresources.com