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Project Leadership & Communication


This class meets two consecutive days: June 21 & 22, 2018



Leading and communicating within the delicate balance of personalities and talent in a project environment requires an astute understanding of the motivations, anxieties and goals of the team members you lead. Without the proper tools successful leaders employ, even the best planned project can end in failure. This useful program will equip project managers with the skills they need to lead and communicate effectively in a project environment, 12-PDU-LOGO-WEBespecially in projects where they don't have direct authority over other members of the project team.

Learning Points:

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Clearly identify the role of a project leader
  • Understand how to conduct a stakeholder analysis
  • Describe project vision, objectives and scope
  • Understand how to exert influence
  • Improve communications with team members and stakeholders
  • Develop and execute a communication plan
  • Explain how to handle internal and external conflicts


What is the Role of a Project Leader

  • How does leadership differ from participation
  • Important qualities of an effective project leader
  • The four phases of transition to leadership

How to Conduct a Stakeholder Analysis

  • Identify stakeholders
  • What do you need from each stakeholder?
  • What information do stakeholders need about the project?

What Is Your Natural Leadership Style?

Why Vision, Objectives and Scope are Important

  • Project objectives should be specific and measurable
  • Are performance measures clear?
  • Do all stakeholders understand and support the project?
  • How to determine project success

How to Increase Your Influence with Your Team and Stakeholders

  • Eight ways members and stakeholders may resist your influence
  • Six influence tactics
  • Six conditions of a highly motivated project team

How to Improve Your Personal Communication Skills

  • How a communication model can explain failures
  • How to give and receive feedback

Communications Planning and Management

  • Tools and techniques for communicating with stakeholders
  • The communications management plan
  • Tools and techniques for distributing information
  • Performance reporting tools and techniques

How to Conduct Effective Project Team Meetings

  • Encourage participation from less verbal members
  • How to handle dominate members

How to Resolve Conflict within the Team and Among Stakeholders

  • What causes project teams to disintegrate?
  • How to tell if your team is heading toward trouble
  • How to turn impasses into acceptable solutions

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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Management Institute, Inc. 2018. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI.

Talent Triangle values:

  • PMP/PgMP: 0 Technical  11 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • PMI-ACP: 0 Technical  11 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • PMI-SP: 0 Technical  11 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • PMI-RMP: 0 Technical  11 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • PfMP: 0 Technical  11 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • PMI-PBA: 0 Technical  11 Leadership  1 Strategic


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