Leadership Skills for Project Managers

Overview

This leadership course provides the knowledge and skills to lead project teams and facilitate bringing projects within scope, cost and time.

Pre-requisites

None

Designed For

Project Managers who wish to acquire leadership skills. The course is also suitable for those who are expecting to move into positions leading project teams.

Course Description

This 2 day course for project managers is designed to provide them with the knowledge and skills in leading project teams and facilitating bringing projects in within scope, cost and time. The course covers the following:

Leadership
  • What?
  • Styles
  • Characteristics
  • Leadership and management
  • Own leadership style (based on questionnaire)
  • Why do groups need effective leadership
  • Leadership and delegation
  • Techniques to make delegation effective
Teams
  • Characteristics of a team
  • Roles of teams
  • Team membership
  • Team development; common purpose, individual differences
  • Conflict in the team
  • Communication in/with the team
  • Evaluating team performance
  • Developing performance indicators
  • Measuring team/individual performance
  • Performance issues
  • Providing constructive feedback
  • Improving performance; plan a action plan, put it into action, evaluate 
Goal Setting
  • Individual and team goals
  • Goal setting and planning
  • Linking goals to organisational/business planning
  • Action plans
  • Tools and techniques with goal setting and planning

Leading and managing projects 

  • Planning for projects
  • Strategic Planning - critical issues for business
  • Project Governance
  • Align Business and Strategy
  • Program/Portfolio/Project Management