Modern project management has been mainly focused on the different methods and delivery approaches for managing projects and programmes. Waterfall, Lean, SCRUM, Kanban, Agile – the list goes on. Utilising the right approach for the right project is key, yet the biggest success factor for successful projects remains the same – effective leadership and management of people in project environments. In this three-hour workshop, Eileen and Lindsay cover several different frameworks, approaches and techniques that the modern project practitioner can utilise in their day-to-day work that make a different to people and their performance levels.
The session covers areas including servant leadership; facilitation, coaching and conflict management – the approaches to managing the behavioural aspects of modern projects. The workshop explains the leading approaches and techniques and gives delegates the opportunity to practice in a group setting.
The workshop is guaranteed to provide a number of different approaches you can add to your project management toolkit and elevate how you lead, manage and interact in your projects.
Eileen Roden is an experienced PMO and PPM Consultant and Trainer, specialising in the development and delivery of certified and bespoke training and consultancy to help individuals and organisations improve their delivery capability. Her clients come from a range of industry sectors including transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, defence, utilities and the public sector.
Eileen gained 17 years practitioner experience in a variety of UK and International PMO and project management roles before moving into training consultancy over 14 years ago. She has continued to drive the PM and PMO profession through her work with AXELOS, APM, AIPMO and PMO Flashmob, alongside being a Director in a number of Project Management Training companies. Her publications include P3O®Best Management Practice, PMO Principles and Knowledge Management in a Project Environment, along with contribution to Gower’s Programme Management Handbook and a number of APM publications. She has a plethora of professional qualifications as well as an MA in Applied Project Management (with distinction).
Eileen is passionate about the practical application of project management and works with a direct, pragmatic approach, coupled with an infectious enthusiasm to ensure good practice is used to best effect within the culture and maturity of the organisation.
Lindsay Scott has worked in and around PMO's since the late 90s – working first as a Project Office Co-ordinator and later as the PMO Manager for Hewlett-Packard’s Consulting Division. She then co-founded Arras People – the project management recruitment business and focused on PMO recruitment for a number of years. Alongside this work she became a part of the PPSOSIG, which later became the PMOSIG, the specialist interest group for the Association for Project Management in the UK. She then founded PMO Flashmob in 2013, which is a networking and learning group for people working in PMO. With the success of that, the annual PMO Conference which takes place each June in London soon followed. The last conference had 400 PMO practitioners in attendance, all eager to be inspired by PMO thought leadership. In 2018, PMO Learning was formed which is totally focused on formal training and certification qualifications in PMO.
Lindsay is also the careers expert for PMI’s PM Network magazine; co-editor of the Handbook of People in Project Management; and regularly writes on PMO themes in a number of publications. She loves PMO.