Social Responsibilities Of Project Managers

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Presented January 2010 to PMI-Midlands Chapter at monthly luncheon. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers

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Social Responsibilities Of Project Managers

  1. 1. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers Ric Trimmer, ,PMP
  2. 2. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers FOUR QUESTIONS!
  3. 3. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>Imagine a world in which project management is as visible and recognized as other professions globally and in which project management is a unique competency in organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>PMI Today – July 2007 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>be a </li></ul><ul><li>Professional? </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of a Practitioner </li></ul><ul><li>One who practices something, especially an occupation, profession, or technique. (The American Heritage® Dictionary) </li></ul><ul><li>This is an intermediate qualification . … who can demonstrate an ability to manage non-complex projects or run a key control function of a large-scale project . </li></ul><ul><li>This qualification …is for any relatively experienced project manager who is looking to demonstrate their ability. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>be a </li></ul><ul><li>Professional? </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of a Certified PMP </li></ul><ul><li>Certification is the process through which an organization grants recognition to an individual, organization, process, service, or product that meets certain established criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Join PMI </li></ul><ul><li>Qualify/Apply to take test </li></ul><ul><li>Pass Test </li></ul><ul><li>You are now a certified practitioner </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>Of, relating to, engaged in, or suitable for a profession: lawyers, doctors, and other professional people. </li></ul><ul><li>Conforming to the standards of a profession: professional behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career: a professional writer. </li></ul><ul><li>Performed by persons receiving pay: professional football. </li></ul><ul><li>Having or showing great skill; expert: a professional repair job. </li></ul>Why be a Professional? Definition of a Professional
  7. 7. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers Why be a Professional? Characteristics of a Professional
  8. 8. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>What’s </li></ul><ul><li>In </li></ul><ul><li>It </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Me?? </li></ul><ul><li>Manager vs Leader </li></ul><ul><li>M - My </li></ul><ul><li>A - Actions </li></ul><ul><li>N - Never </li></ul><ul><li>A - Actually </li></ul><ul><li>G - Generates </li></ul><ul><li>E – Enthusiastic </li></ul><ul><li>R - Response </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>What’s </li></ul><ul><li>In </li></ul><ul><li>It </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Me?? </li></ul><ul><li>Manager vs Leader </li></ul><ul><li>L - Likeable </li></ul><ul><li>E - Energetic </li></ul><ul><li>A - Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>D - Deserving </li></ul><ul><li>E - Everyone’s </li></ul><ul><li>R - Respect </li></ul>
  10. 10. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>What’s </li></ul><ul><li>In </li></ul><ul><li>It </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Me?? </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Developmen t </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a ‘skills’ assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meyers Briggs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HBDI Inventory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Birkman Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>360 degree assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a development plan for gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your work </li></ul><ul><li>Work your plan </li></ul><ul><li>Treat it like a project! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>What’s </li></ul><ul><li>In </li></ul><ul><li>It </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Me?? </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Read books to expand your soft skills </li></ul><ul><li>Enlist a peer or significant other to be your ‘coach’ and guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a commitment to yourself – and keep it! </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Keep score in a journal or planner </li></ul><ul><li>Record your victories </li></ul><ul><li>Record your failures and lessons learned </li></ul>
  12. 12. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>What’s </li></ul><ul><li>In </li></ul><ul><li>It </li></ul><ul><li>For </li></ul><ul><li>Me?? </li></ul><ul><li>Gain the respect of… </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Peers </li></ul><ul><li>Your Management </li></ul><ul><li>Your friends and acquaintances </li></ul>
  13. 13. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>do </li></ul><ul><li>I </li></ul><ul><li>Need </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>Do? </li></ul><ul><li>Develop YOUR Leadership Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Build and ‘Work’ a network </li></ul><ul><li>Find a mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Become a mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace and Promote ethical behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Complete professional development coursework </li></ul>
  14. 14. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers <ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>are </li></ul><ul><li>available </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>me? </li></ul><ul><li>Get your PMP or other certification </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in PMI at a chapter or component level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Region 14 Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North American Leadership Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Membership in Rotary International </li></ul><ul><li>Join Toastmasters </li></ul>
  15. 15. Social Responsibilities of Project Managers QUESTONS???

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