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2020 Project Management (Part 2)

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Hello, welcome back to video 2 of my training series, 2020 Project Management. My name is Elizabeth Harrin, founder of Project Management Rebels and the blog, A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, and I’m delighted to be back here with you.

In this video, we’re going to be talking about confidence at work. but more importantly I’m also going to show you how that helps you show up and be more present for your team, and do a better job as a project manager. You owe it to yourself and your project team to tackle your work with confidence!

In video 1 we talked about skills, and that was intended to help you save time working out where to spend your professional development effort. So if you haven’t seen that video, go back and watch it now, and then come back to this one!

Today I’m going to build on what we’ve already learned by talking about the people stuff. The key to confident project management is being able to do the people stuff. What we’re going to look at today will help you tackle some of the trickier people problems at work and get you on track towards leading your project in the way I know you want to.

We have a lot to cover today so be sure you have some paper and a pen ready to take notes and follow along.

The truth is that trying to interact with people can be pretty frustrating sometimes.

Your sponsor doesn’t have time for you, your team don’t seem to take responsibility for their tasks, and nothing is completed on time, your stakeholders don’t agree about what the project should be delivering. People are hard!

And if you’ve ever faced situations like these before, then know that you are not alone! It’s totally normally. Even so, you can’t let behaviour of other people, or yourself, if you don’t know how to handle it, get in the way of being able to deliver your project successfully and in a low stress way. By low stress, I mean, that no one is working until midnight trying to be a hero and getting stuff done. Low stress means the work is planned out, it happens on time, everyone knows what they are doing and you’re making steady progress.

That’s why in this video we’re going to get super practical and talk about the people stuff. So are you ready to dig in?

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About Elizabeth Harrin

Elizabeth HarrinElizabeth Harrin FAPM is a professional project manager and award-winning blogger behind A Girl's Guide To Project Management. She's passionate about demystifying project management and making tools and techniques work in the real world. She's also the author of several books including the PMI bestseller, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers.
Elizabeth lives in the UK with her family. She uses her organisation and project management skills at home, and also to help other bloggers at Totally Organised Blogging.

Comments

  1. Elizabeth Harrin says

    That sounds like a time management issue. Plan the time into the week to do the work you need to do. If you have too much work to do, escalate to your manager and get some help, or delegate. Perhaps there is someone else on the team who would be interested in helping with documentation. It also sounds like you are doing the work alongside doing the project, so that is something to discuss with your manager – you’d normally have one or more people doing the work, and you wouldn’t personally be responsible for (much of) it.

  2. Louis says

    The skill I really need to work on is the documentation requirements for each project, I concentrate on getting the project done and report each week on progress but fail to submits meeting, progress and overall project results to team member, help

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