GOL - Graduation Project Session 29-Oct-13 in the US Embassy

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This session includes:
-Project Management
-Teamwork
-Communication skills
-Presentation skills
-Leadership

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GOL - Graduation Project Session 29-Oct-13 in the US Embassy

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  2. 2. Biography • • • • • • Nourhan Alaa-Eldin Adel Hassan Faculty of Computers & Information Science – Cairo University Major in Decision Support & Operations Research Pre-Master in DSOR – didn’t start the master thesis yet  Works at P&G as BS Site MPD Packaging Leader Previous Experiences: – – – – – – Online Marketer at Nile Radio Productions Trainer at SCCi’14 Social Media Trainer at SCCi’13 Logistics Member at SCCi’12 Moderator at SCCi’11 Best Participant at SCCi’10 10/29/2013 2
  3. 3. Game 10/29/2013 3
  4. 4. Agenda • Introduction • Project Management • Team work and Communication skills • How to pick a LEADER! • Your Supervisor • What is your WOW? • Presentation skills 10/29/2013 4
  5. 5. Introduction If someone told you that he can teach you how to make the best GP, then know he is lying  10/29/2013 5
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  7. 7. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" Marianne Williamson 10/29/2013 7
  8. 8. So, What is a Graduation Project from your point of view? And what is its importance? 10/29/2013 8
  9. 9. Project Management • Projects are one of the principles means by which we change the world. • Project Management has become one of the most popular tools for organizations, both public and private, to improve internal operations, respond rapidly to external opportunities, achieve technological breakthroughs, streamline new product developments, and more robustly manage the challenges arising from their business environment. 10/29/2013 9
  10. 10. Project Management – Cont. • What is a project? – A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources to create a UNIQUE product or service. • What are the project characteristics? – – – – – 10/29/2013 Specific Objective Defined start and end dates Have funding limits (if applicable) Consume human and non-human resources Multifunctional 10
  11. 11. • Project Management – Cont. Projects’ properties: 1. Ad hoc endeavors with a clear life cycle. 2. Building blocks in the design & execution of organizational strategies. 3. Responsible for the newest and most improved products, services, and organizational processes. 4. Provide a philosophy & strategy for the management of change. 5. Entails crossing functional & organizational boundaries. 6. The principle outcomes are customer satisfaction. 7. Apply planning, organizing, motivation, directing, and control. 8. 10/29/2013 Terminated upon the successful completion of performance objectives.11
  12. 12. Project Management – Cont. 10/29/2013 12
  13. 13. Project Management – Cont. • What is Project Life Cycle? – Refers to the stages in a project’s development. 10/29/2013 13
  14. 14. Project Management – Cont. • How to determine Project Success? 10/29/2013 14
  15. 15. Project Management – Cont. • Understanding Success Criteria: 10/29/2013 15
  16. 16. Project Planning 10/29/2013 16
  17. 17. Game 10/29/2013 17
  18. 18. So lets get it started 10/29/2013 18
  19. 19. Team Work and Communications skills • How to choose your team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10/29/2013 19
  20. 20. Team Work and Communications skills – Cont. Teamwork skills include the mix of interactive, interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills needed by a group of people working on a common task, in complementary roles, towards a common goal whose outcomes are greater than those possible by any one person working independently. 10/29/2013 20
  21. 21. • Team Work and Communications skills – Cont. How to design teamwork tasks: – Clearly defined learning outcomes which include teamwork skill outcomes such as negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills; – Criteria against which outcomes will be assessed - either by an assessor or in conjunction with the students; – A variety of roles and responsibilities; – Scope for creativity; – A group ‘product’ that can be assessed collectively; and – A requirement for high level cooperation. 10/29/2013 21
  22. 22. Team Work and Communications skills – Cont. • Distinguish between tasks that require: – Cooperation - each team member can produce a part of the whole independently; and – Collaboration - the end result or product represents the work of the team as a whole. 10/29/2013 22
  23. 23. Team Work and Communications skills – Cont. • NOTE: – You can’t choose your team members in real life. – Diversity in team membership is a positive. – Team members must have mutual goals and shared commitment. – Everyone is accountable for achieving the task and managing the process. –There needs to be a workable balance between the task and the process. 10/29/2013 23
  24. 24. • Team Work and Communications skills – Cont. What is Communication? – Process by which a source sends a message to a receiver by means of a channel to produce a response. • 3 Fundamental Techniques in Handling People – Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. – Give honest and sincere appreciation. – Arouse in the other person an eager want. 10/29/2013 24
  25. 25. • Team Work and Communications skills – 6 ways to make peopleCont. like you – Become genuinely interested in other people. – Smile. – Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language. – Be a good listener and Encourage others to talk about themselves. – Talk in terms of the other person’s interests. – Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely. 10/29/2013 25
  26. 26. Game 10/29/2013 26
  27. 27. How to pick a LEADER? • A leader should understand his or her own needs and characteristics. • A leader should understand the needs and characteristics of each participant of the group. • This understanding helps in planning the program and in getting things done. • This understanding creates trust and builds confidence among group participants. • Knowing and using the resources of the team. • Good planner. 10/29/2013 27
  28. 28. How to pick a LEADER? • Has good Communication: – To improve your skills in getting information: • Pay attention and listen carefully. • Make notes and sketches. • Ask questions and repeat your understanding of what was said. – To improve your skills in giving information: • Be sure others are listening before you speak. • Speak slowly and clearly. • Draw diagrams, if needed. Ask those receiving information to take notes. • Have the listeners repeat their understanding of what was said. Encourage questions. 10/29/2013 28
  29. 29. To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves! Lao-Tsu 10/29/2013 29
  30. 30. Your Supervisor! • His major is compatible to your topic. • Supportive and willing to give you enough time. • Willing to learn and walk the road with you. • Give you constant feedback and follow up on your actions. • Make sure the whole team is participating. 10/29/2013 30
  31. 31. hat is your WOW? 10/29/2013 31
  32. 32. Presentation Skills 10/29/2013 32
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