"You are the most powerful project management
tool you will ever use"
Mastering Projects Work
Finally, a workshop about projects that's designed for everyone working
with projects, not just for project managers!
The Mastering Project Work workshop helps equip anyone associated
with a project with the insight, perspective, and techniques to improve
their project experience. Mastering Project Work helps all
members of the project community understand the real nature of project
work and their own leverage for making the project work -- for themselves,
their project team, and their organization.
Building on the old fable of the six blind men failing to describe an
elephant to each other, this workshop helps participants understand the
true source of and the resolution for the difficulties inherent in project
work. While exploring the root cause of these difficulties -- incoherence,
the inability of a group of people to make common meaning from their common
experience -- participants will develop a set of useful insights and techniques
for developing the coherence essential for successfully adapting to the
real nature of their fuzzy projects.
Using David Schmaltz’s book The Blind Men and the Elephant: Mastering
Project Work as a foundation, this two-day workshop engages each participant
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Understand the real nature of projects and their fundamental relationship
with their projects
Choose useful roles and responsibilities within their project
Discover their own power and authority to create a meaningful experience
Access and leverage their potential to create exceptional results
Who Should Attend?
Mastering Project Work considers the challenges for each person
associated with a project -- sponsors, customers, suppliers, project leaders
and managers -- as well as for those assigned to perform project work,
the project workers. It focuses upon helping all members of this project
community better understand their power within the project context, so
each can more meaningfully contribute to his or her project’s success.
Mastering Project Work's readings, lectures, simulations, and
conversations are designed to uncover and unlock the hidden potential that
each project participant (often unknowingly) brings to their work assignments.
Sidestepping the common arguments about approach and method, this workshop
focuses upon elements that anyone can choose to deploy, regardless of the
maturity, orientation, and underlying capacity of their project's sponsoring
Mastering Project Work focuses on changes each participant has
full power and authority to make. This experience shifts the focus
from the participants’ attempting to change external factors -- other individuals
on the project, the nature of the project, and the organization -- as conditions
for improvement, to the participants’ changing themselves and their relationships
to the project and to others in the project community. This avoids the
often-encountered difficulty where real change is held hostage to someone
or something else's inability or unwillingness to change. Participants
will consider their own capacity for becoming the master of their own experience,
and so transform the project's potential to deliver exceptional results.
The Blind Men And The Elephant: Considering The Nature Of Project
The Wall: Considering Your Role On Projects
Ensuring A Juicy Experience
The Spear: Considering A Subordinate's Power
Creating More Useful Realities
The Snake: Considering The Others Around Us
The Tree: Considering Project Organization
How Work Really Gets Done
The Fan: Considering My Project Within My Project Assignment
Using What I Have To Get What I Want
The Rope: Considering Community In The Real World
Theologic Wars: Making The Best Of Curious Choices
The Seven Universal Laws of Project Work
Mastering Projects Work Open Enrollment Dates
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