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Project Management at the Frederick National Lab

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.'s Project Management Office (PMO) resides within the Contract Planning, Administration, & Operations Directorate. The PMO maintains and implements state-of-the-art tools, templates, standards, processes, procedures, and FNL-wide training programs that include pharmaceutical and biotech industry best practices for managing projects.

Inspirational Leadership & Communication in a Project Delivery Driven Environment

with Lee R. Lambert
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
8:30am - 4:30pm
ATRF Auditorium
8 PDUs

You can’t afford to miss this learning opportunity. Decision Support information is one of a Project Management Professional’s most valuable products—communicating that information effectively is THE most vital responsibility. In a project delivery driven environment this task can be daunting.

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Faced with unrealistic budget/time constraints, organizational political uncertainty, ambiguity of expectations, human factors (paradigms) and relentless “don’t confuse me with facts” attitudes the Project Management Professional must rise above the “noise” and consistently deliver. Attending this powerful workshop will show you how to easily utilize simple tools and techniques to communicate “truth” and influence outcomes, while inspiring team members (loaned and owned) to new heights of performance.

Seating is limited to 30. Please email your interest in attending this seminar to Teresa Stitely at teresa.stitely@fnlcr.nih.gov no later than Thursday, January 15, 2015.

Assessing the Environment—Projects, Politics, Paradigms and Customers

1. What’s Project Management “Got to do with it?”
a. The Importance of Value Add Metrics
b. Dealing with Ambiguity of Objectives
c. Linking the WORK with the People—Allowing for Skill Set Variation
d. Knowing When to Say “Uncle”
2. Conducting a Stakeholder Analysis
a. Developing a Stakeholder Hierarchy
b. Creating a Stakeholder Communication Plan
3. Utilizing a Proven 4 Step Communication Model
a. Identifying Predictable (Desired) Outcomes
b. Quantifying “Effective” Communications
i. Encoding, Transmission, Decoding the Message
c. Facilitating Feedback—“The Breakfast of Champions”
d. Conducting a Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)
4. Converting Conflict to Creative Thinking and Innovation
a. Capitalizing on the Killman Conflict Handling Approach
b. Focus on the Real Triple Constraint—what’s in it for You, What’s in it for Me, and What’s in it for the Organization?”
5. Surviving in a Powerless Matrix
a. Understanding When/How to be a Leader and/or a Follower (SLM)
i. Encoding, Transmission, Decoding the Message
ii. Adapting Your Style to the NEED of the Followers
6. Focus on Product, NOT Process

Following completion of this program the student should be able to:
- Understand the Critical LINK between PM and Leadership/Followership
- Effectively Identify and Communicate with ALL Project Stakeholders
- Encode Communication “Messages” to Increase Level of Effectiveness
- Select the Appropriate Method of “Sending” Messages
- Secure Feedback from Receiver to assure Clarity and Comprehension
- Understand His/Her Leadership Style and Needs of the “Followers”
- Utilize Motivational Relationship Awareness to Maximize Performance
- Prepare a Positive Interaction Strategy with Individual Followers
- Recognize and Resolve Conflict in a non-Confrontational way
- Capitalize on the Productivity Impacts of Empowerment
- Create a “Lessons Learned” Leadership Log for Continuous Improvement

Lee R. Lambert, PMP, CEO
Lee Lambert takes the saying; "been there, done that, got the T-shirt" to new heights in project management training, by incorporating a pragmatic perspective and a unique use of personal analogies to help bring the subject matter to life. No other Project Management educator can contend with his uncanny technical knowledge, material content and refreshing delivery - not to mention his humorous, engaging, CommonSense™ style that has mesmerized more than 40,000 students in 21 countries. Lee has been an honored and distinguished member of the project management community since 1968 and was part of the original team that formulated and implemented the PMP Certification Program. He is recognized as one of the most effective project management educators in the world.

Communications Tool – The Meeting

Monday, November 3, 2014, Noon – 1PM
Building 549, Conference Room B (note location)

This hour draws on Carl Pritchard’s road show presentation “Making Meetings Magic”, which has been presented across the country with Lee Lambert. Carl hones in on the structures of effective meetings, keeping participants on the other end of the conference call engaged, and tools for quick, efficient information-gathering. He also hammers on the need for consistency from meeting to meeting to create a meeting culture…even if it’s just a one-manager culture!

PM Calendar: Local PMI Chapter Meetings

Quote of the Day

There is no I in Teamwork.

Mark Your Calendar

PMI Global Congress 2014 - North America
Phoenix, Arizona
October 26-28, 2014

More information will be posted in 2014!

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Congratulations to Evelyn Obot of the Clinical Monitoring Research Program for earning her PMP certification!