- Duration: 2 days
- Class size: 3-12
- Location: On site
- Follow-up coaching: Included
- Instructors: 1 geek + 1 non-geek
Who should attend:
The leadership team of a project.
- Project managers
- Project sponsors
- Technical leads
- Other functional leaders
Don’t let poor relationships undermine your project.
An estimated $80 billion a year is lost to failed technology projects in the U.S., and studies show that the root causes of project failure are found in breakdowns in human relationships. Even the most expertly engineered process can’t succeed in the face of poor communication, misaligned expectations, and mutual mistrust.
Your project needs a good communication plan.
Communication is the bedrock on which successful projects are built, but most teams fail to plan for how to keep all their stakeholders in-the-loop and on-board through the ups and downs of complicated technical projects. Breakdowns in communication are the “canary in the coal mine” for project health; they should be detected and repaired long before they result in missed deadlines, runaway budgets or shoddy quality.
Your project leadership team can create a culture of success.
This course will show you how to:
|Forecast accurately||by||Creating a common language for geeks and non-geeks to plan collaboratively|
|Propel projects forward||by||Establishing a communication plan for the team to follow|
|Save time and money||by||Reversing the cycle of mistrust, avoidance and blame|
|Create better products||by||Getting geeks and non-geeks to be in the same conversation|
|Prevent project failure||by||Monitoring, measuring and restoring project health|
Phase 1: Pre–course assessment
The course is driven by the needs of a real-world project, so two weeks before the face-to-face workshop, participants fill out a survey that serves to:
- Guide the customization of course content
- Establish baselines for how participants see themselves, their project, their roles and each other.
Phase 2: Workshop
Phase 3: Follow-up support and coaching
Three weeks after the completion of the workshop, we conduct a remote session to review the state of the project and the leadership team, offer coaching on issues that have arisen, and renewing the team’s commitment to maintaining collaborative relationships.