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The Informal Project Manager

May 26, 2020

Are you an Informal Project Manager

Not a Project Manager? But you are a Project Manager? Then book your place on this Free webinar

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The Informal Project Manager

There are three strata inside organisations today. There is ‘Business As Usual’ (BAU) what your business is all about, what do make, what you sell, what you offer, there are ‘Projects As Projects’ (PAP), the big scary changes that demand a full-time project manager, and ‘Projects As Usual’ (PAU). These are changes led by the Informal Project Managers of the world, and there are many such change leaders who deliver this as part of their day job but who, perhaps, have never been told how to do this, or who have no supporting community to aid them.

  • What challenges do you, as an Informal Project Manager face on a day to day basis?
  • What are the key things that you should need in order to be successful?
  • And where can you find help top do your job well?

This Webinar is aimed at your world, your challenges, your needs. Led by Peter Taylor, The Lazy Project Manager, and supported by a panel of experts from Microsoft Project targets your needs, today.

Agenda

  • Introductions
  • The world of the Informal Project Manager
  • What would really help you as an Informal Project Manager?
  • What are the risks of projects led by an Informal Project Manager?
  • What are the top 5 tips on being a successful Informal Project Manager?
  • How can you get help?
  • Panel Discussion
  • Close out/Final thought

Join Peter on 24th June and hear some great advice, meet many other Informal Project Managers, as well as having an experienced mentor ready to help you.

https://informalprojectmanager.eventbrite.co.uk

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March 30, 2020

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The Volatile World

November 16, 2019

Is your business life ‘Volatile’?

Vocano

Well don’t panic, you are certainly not alone, but you should accept that you are part the ‘VUCA’ world today!

V = Volatility: the nature and dynamics of change, and the nature and speed of change forces and change catalysts.

Meaning: Liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.

In a Forbes article ‘What Does VUCA Really Mean?’ Jeroen Kraaijenbrink writes: ‘Volatility refers to the speed of change in an industry, market or the world in general. It is associated with fluctuations in demand, turbulence and short time to markets and it is well-documented in the literature on industry dynamism. The more volatile the world is, the more and faster things change’.

The key here is speed of change and the variability of that change.

The days of nice 3, 4, 5-year plans are long, long gone, yes, there might be some long-term strategy associated to a vision but not at a detailed planning level. The days of starting a project or program and having a clear view of the business landscape that you have to lead that change across is also long gone. Who knows what might suddenly be needed by the organisation? Change in speed and direction driven by competitors, by the market, by the government, even by the people?

Despite the dictionary meaning of ‘Liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse’ such volatility should not be seen as a bad thing and that it automatically leads to a ‘worse’ situation. Instead that volatility, and associated change, is caused by a real need. It should also be considered that only not keeping pace with the volatile demand is what causes any business situation to worsen.

And so, the question has to be ‘How can we prepare ourselves to move at the speed required and to be flexible in our approach in order to meet volatility with stability?’.

Understanding the dynamics of change is a great start. What is it that makes change happen, what or who initiates this, and who or how can you overlay that change of the current business activities – in a rapid and realistic manner?

Having a change orientated culture and people ready to behave in a collaborative and business agile way is another.

Achieving true stability is probably beyond the possible in the modern business day but accepting a degree of volatility as the ‘norm’ is a very good way to view the world as relatively ‘stable.

Webinar

Join myself and Neil Derbyshire from Clarizen on the morning of 5th December where we will address the 4 main challenges of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) and how working in a business agile mind-set can bring the rewards of stability, certainty, simplicity and clarity to your day-to-day work.

Join this free webinar to learn first-hand how:

1.    VUCA can be used as a catalyst to bringing change in your day-to-day world

2.    How a business agile mind-set will help bring stability, certainty, simplicity and clarity to your role

3.    How technology can help you overcome challenges in a VUCA world

4.    What can businesses do today to prepare for challenges in the future

Register your interest today to avoid VUCA now and in the future!

https://mkt.clarizen.com/webinar-register-how-to-become-business-agile-in-a-VUCA-world.html

Let’s Un-VUCA the VUCA world!

Peter Taylor is a change expert who has advised many other organisations on Change and Project strategy.

He is also the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’.

More information can be found at www.thelazyprojectmanager.com

Why You Need to Become Business Agile

May 11, 2018

https://mkt.clarizen.com/webinar-register-why-you-need-to-become-business-agile.html

In the first of this 3-part webinar series, we will explore ways to not only significantly reduce change failures but also how to dramatically raise the capability, speed, and success rates of delivering strategic change in any organization through the adoption of a ‘business agile’ change structure.

Join our webinar to learn:

  • Evolution and Stasis of Project Management: Challenges and Failures
  • Best Practices and Pitfalls of Change Management
  • Business Agility and the Obstacles to “Going Business Agile”

Sign up today. Space is limited.

How to get fired at the c-level * All attendees who fill out a brief survey at the end of the webinar will receive an e-book copy of Peter Taylor’s: How to get Fired 

https://mkt.clarizen.com/webinar-register-why-you-need-to-become-business-agile.html

How to Deal with a Difficult Sponsor

October 9, 2013

In my travels I am always on the lookout for new sources of information that would help you address your project challenges and I believe I’ve found one that will interest to you.  Many of you have let me know that dealing with difficult sponsors poses a significant challenge for you (one of the reasons, in fact, that I wrote my book).

To give you some immediate ways to help you with your problem sponsor, I’d like to introduce you to Kimberlee Williams. She is a change management expert and has just put out a complimentary webinar called ‘Sponsor Influence Strategies- Masterclass’  where she goes into detail about how to address the Top 5 Most Difficult Sponsor Issues:

  • Unapproachable or Lack of Access
  • Doesn’t ‘Get IT’
  • Not Playing The Role
  • Not Listening or Acting on Advice
  • I’m Just a ‘Pair of Hands’/Working at Tactical Level

The course comes with several downloads including a very useful framework that will help you transform your role with your sponsor from ‘hands-on’ to ‘strategic advisor’, action guide, and others. In addition, you are going to receive exclusive access to a free 3-part video series (1.5 hours) that dives into the other six project ‘people elements’ you must manage in order to be successful.  You can watch the videos yourself and are also welcome to share them with others on your team.

You ‘ll learn more about Kimberlee in the webinar, of course, but suffice to say for now that she led the global change management program for one of the largest, most respected pharmaceutical companies in the world (is a former PMO leader and BlackBelt) and is now sharing her knowledge about dealing with difficult sponsors directly through this webinar.

There are several times offered to help fit this into your schedule, so I do hope you will attend.  Again, it is no cost to you and you can register Sponsor Influence Strategies

Peter

PS- Spoiler alert! I can tell you, some of the strategies will absolutely surprise you, as they will guide you to think more strategically about your role and how to position yourself to finally get what you want from your sponsor  – check it out today at Sponsor Influence Strategies