By Frank Turley.
Each month I recommend a webinar to watch on projectmanagement.com as this is a wonderful resource provided by PMI and is available to PMI members.
What I look for in a webinar?
- Something new that looks at another side of project management
- Good presentation skill that will not bore you to death
Pick 1 to watch this month
- Webinar Title: Conflict and Change - The Two Elements Go Hand-in-Hand
- Time: 57 minutes
- Rating 4.49
Introduction to Webinar
Change and conflict go hand-in-hand. We need to understand and embrace how change can create conflict and how, as leaders, we need to address and manage that conflict. This webinar will provide you with ideas that will help you embrace the positive conflict that drives change and build your willingness to engage and manage conflict. The webinar touches the following concepts: the change process, pain vs. gain, change threshold, the change curve and strategies for managing conflict.
My favourite quote: Change means movement. Movement mean friction.
- Learn the difference between constructive and destructive conflict
- Some good background information on change
- Overview of where conflict occurs
About Speaker: Lynda Carter
Lynda has extensive experience designing and delivering project management training programs as well consulting on all aspects of project management, from: methodology / framework design and implementation, project metrics, establishing and maturing a PMO, coaching sponsors, and improving project management maturity.
Pick 2 to watch this month
- Webinar Title: 2021 and Beyond....5 Disruptive Trends in Project Management
- Time: 61 minutes
- Rating 4.65
Introduction to Webinar
In the next five years, the world will see more projects than ever. The reconstruction of the economy, healthcare, social care, and society at large after the devastating global pandemic crisis, will be unprecedented in human history. According to McKinsey, Governments’ have announced $10 trillion in reconstruction funds just in the first two months of the crisis, which is three times more than the response to the 2008–09 financial crisis. These are millions of projects, which will need millions of project managers. However, despite this positive outlook, significant trends will put at stake the project management profession that we have learned to know in the past 40 years. We should consider these signals as an urgent call for profound change in our practices and a much needed in our competencies. A small price to pay compared to the unique opportunity that the project management profession has to lead what I call our new world driven by change.
- Learn about the main disruptive trends impacting the world of project management
- What are the unique opportunities that these trends will bring to our profession?
- How do need to project managers evolve if they want to keep being relevant and lead the new world driven by change
About Speaker: Prof. Antonio Nieto
Antonio is recognised by Thinkers50 as one the most influential management thinkers in the world. He is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose featured by Harvard Business Review, or the Project Manifesto; which argues that Projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.