Project Management and ZEN

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Today’s projects become increasingly complex and a test of our leadership. The question is how we can master this increasing complexity? Individuals in the team and the whole team need orientation and guidance or an inspiration how to do so by themselves. Personally, I have found that the philosophy of Zen offers many insights which can help us achieves this. In simple, easy to understand language it outlines avenues to find our lost individual and project identity, overcome burdens and master challenges, reduce complexity and guide us to personal success.

This presentation introduces 10 Zen insights and translates them into the language of project management. It thus shows how to apply Zen insights in a project setting. Zen can help inspire us personally and how to interact effectively with our team, customers and stakeholders. Applying Zen in projects makes it easier to build teams, perform on a high level and deliver results which delight our customers and teams alike. It thus helps us and the team to evolve into a performing unit and excel.

A synopsis is available in the Speaker’s Notes of the first slide.
I am inviting you to share your stories of Project Management and Zen. Please visit http://thomasjuli.wordpress.com/zen/ and share yor story.

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    1. 1. Picture © Barbara Eckholdt | Pixelio.de Balance Project Management and Zen Dr. Thomas Juli, PMP , CSM ® ® Thomas Juli Empowerment Partners & i-Sparks © 2011 by Thomas Juli by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved © 2011-22 1
    2. 2. Today‘s World © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rainer Sturm | Pixelio.de 2
    3. 3. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Gisela Peter | Pixelio.de 3
    4. 4. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Fiionn Große | Pixelio.de 4
    5. 5. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Gerd Altmann | Pixelio.de 5
    6. 6. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Gerd Altmann | Pixelio.de 6
    7. 7. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Gerd Altmann | Pixelio.de 7
    8. 8. © 2011-22 by Thomas by Thomas Juli & Frank French © 2012 Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Dieter Schütz | Pixelio.de 8
    9. 9. © 2011-22 by Thomas by Thomas Juli & Frank French © 2012 Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Dieter Schütz | Pixelio.de 9
    10. 10. © 2011-22 by Thomas by Thomas Juli & Frank French © 2012 Juli; all rights reserved Picture © S. Media | Pixelio.de 10
    11. 11. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rainer Sturm | Pixelio.de 11
    12. 12. photo by Jule_Berlin © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture taken from Jürgen Appelo’s presentation The Zen of Scrum, available at http://de.slideshare.net/jurgenappelo/the-zen-of-scrum-10
    13. 13. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Stefan Schwarz | Pixelio.de 13
    14. 14. A Way Toward a Better Now and Tomorrow © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Michael Ottersbach | Pixelio.de 14
    15. 15. Or Yet Another Challenge? © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/377ktsf 15
    16. 16. Which Path to Follow?What guidance can help usmaster the challenges ahead? © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Drawing © Michael Huber, Edingen-Neckarhausen 16
    17. 17. Balance © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Juli © 2011 by Thomas Picture © Barbara Eckholdt | Pixelio.de 17
    18. 18. Zen is a process of discovering balance in our projects and outlines avenues  to find our lost individual and project identity,  to overcome burdens and master challenges,  to reduce complexity  to guide us to personal success© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Juli © 2011 by Thomas Picture © Barbara Eckholdt | Pixelio.de 18
    19. 19. 10 Insights from Zen 1 - Identity 6 – Hierarchy ... ... and Individualism © 2011 by Thomas Juli 19 © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 28 7 – Team Play 2 - Timeliness © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 21 © 2011 by Thomas Juli 273 - The Power of Vision 8 – Truth and Illusion Picture © WRW | Pixelio.de 22 © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 28 4 - Simplicity 9 - Motivation © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 15 - Overcoming Angst 10 - Passion © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 25 © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 19
    20. 20. 1 - Identity© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Bernd Sterzl | Pixelio.de 20
    21. 21. Who am I? © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 21
    22. 22. What does my project look like? © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/329ev7b 22
    23. 23. Accept your past © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/39yhynn 23
    24. 24. 2 - Timeliness © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Wolfgang | Pixelio.de 24
    25. 25. Lack of Time © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rainer Sturm | Pixelio.de 25
    26. 26. There is an appointed time for everything.And there is a time for every event under heaven. Eccl 3:1 King Solomon New American Standard Bible © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 26
    27. 27. 3 - The Power of Vision © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © WRW | Pixelio.de 27
    28. 28. Where are we going next? © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Gabriele Planthaber | Pixelio.de 28
    29. 29. Visualize your future © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Günter Z. | Pixelio.de 29
    30. 30. 4 - Simplicity© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rike | Pixelio.de 30
    31. 31. What is Priority?© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Gisela Peter | Pixelio.de 31
    32. 32. Focus on your Top 3© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Marc Wolf | Pixelio.de 32
    33. 33. 5 - Overcoming Angst © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Andrea Damm | Pixelio.de 33
    34. 34. Who is to blame? © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Stephanie Hofschläger | Pixelio.de 34
    35. 35. Accept Responsibility and Relax © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Ronja0 | Pixelio.de 35
    36. 36. 6 – Hierarchy ... ... and Individualism © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Harry Hautumm | Pixelio.de 36
    37. 37. Your employer owns your job, You own your career!© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Andreas Trapp | Pixelio.de 37
    38. 38. 7 – Team Play© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 38
    39. 39. Conflict?© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Stephanie Hofschläger | Pixelio.de 39
    40. 40. Synergy© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Stephanie Hofschläger | Pixelio.de 40
    41. 41. Success “Players win games, teams win championships.” . Bill Taylor © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Photo retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2w3ynjt 41
    42. 42. 8 – Truth and Illusion© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © S. Media | Pixelio.de 42
    43. 43. A Simple Truth © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Juli © 2011 by Thomas Picture © Sabrina Gonstalla | Pixelio.de 43
    44. 44. 9 - Motivation © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved
    45. 45. Acknowledge Performance © 2011-12 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2v632h6 45
    46. 46. Black White© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved 46
    47. 47. Balance © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Friederikchen | Pixelio.de 47
    48. 48. 10 - Passion© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Paulwip | Pixelio.de
    49. 49. In a Nutshell © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/23aldws 49
    50. 50. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Gerd Altmann | Pixelio.de 50
    51. 51. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Stefan Schwarz | Pixelio.de 51
    52. 52. 10 Insights from Zen 1 - Identity 6 – Hierarchy ... ... and Individualism © 2011 by Thomas Juli 19 © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 28 7 – Team Play 2 - Timeliness © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 21 © 2011 by Thomas Juli 273 - The Power of Vision 8 – Truth and Illusion Picture © WRW | Pixelio.de 22 © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 28 4 - Simplicity 9 - Motivation © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 15 - Overcoming Angst 10 - Passion © 2012 by Thomas Juli & Frank French 25 © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Background Picture © Barbara Eckholdt | Pixelio.de 52
    53. 53. Zen can help inspire us personally and how to interact effectively with our team, customers and stakeholders. Applying Zen in projects makes it easier to build teams, perform on a high level and deliver results that delight our customers and teams alike. It thus helps us and the team to evolve into a performing unit and excel.© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Juli © 2011 by Thomas 53
    54. 54. Know Your Destination © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/377ktsf 54
    55. 55. Start Your Journey © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2d63vh5 55
    56. 56. Set Yourself Free… © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rainer Sturm/ Pixelio.de 56
    57. 57. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Rainer Sturm/ Pixelio.de 57
    58. 58. Photo retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2g4ylbm© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Photo retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2f2vfa2 58
    59. 59. Yes We Can! © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Photo retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/2w7ufz5 59
    60. 60. The Journey is Never Over © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/33ckmpo 60
    61. 61. Until We Make it Home! © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved http://tinyurl.com/3xl224d 61
    62. 62. Now it‘s up to YOU © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/275fehh 62
    63. 63. To Walk on Water © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Daniel Stricker | Pixelio.de 63
    64. 64. Happy and Safe Journey© 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © Twinlili | Pixelio.de 64
    65. 65. Share your story This presentation is published under the Creative Commons agreement.* This means you are free To share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work To remix – to adapt the work Please see the last slide for additional details. In addition, I am inviting you to share your stories of Project Management and Zen. Please visit http://thomasjuli.wordpress.com/zen/ and share yor story. Thank you!* See speaker’s notes of this slide to learn whyI made this presentation available for free. © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved Picture © M.E. | Pixelio.de 65
    66. 66. [your company logo]Dr. Thomas Juli [your name]Founder and President, i-Sparks [your position or role]i-Sparks is an online community that helps [your photo]people and organizations interested in socialchange grow their ideas into projects forsuccessEmail: Email:tjuli@i-sparks.com [your email address]Web: Web:www.i-Sparks.com [your website address]www.ThomasJuli.com [your website address]Twitter: i_sparks, thomasjuli Twitter: [your twitter name] © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved
    67. 67. References & Book Recommendations © 2011-22 by Thomas Juli; all rights reserved
    68. 68. This presentation was inspired by the works of many people, and I cannot possibly list them all. Though I did my very best to attribute all authors of texts and images, and to recognize any copyrights, if you think that anything in this presentation should be changed, added or removed, please contact me at tjuli@i-sparks.com.You are free:to Share – to copy, distribute and transmit the workTo Remix – to adapt the workUnder the following conditions: Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes. Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.With the understanding that:Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.Public Domain — Where the work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is inno way affected by the license.Other Rights — In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license: Your fair dealing or fair use rights, or other applicable copyright exceptions and limitations; The authors moral rights; Rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way todo this is with a link to this web page: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
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