Lessons from 40 PPM Experts on Making the Transition from Project Management to Project Leadership
Changing project management to project leadership isn’t easy, but the rewards can be significant. Hear from
Ricardo and other 39 experts as they share leadership secrets that had a major impact on enterprise projects they managed. Download the free book 1 edition /
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English Published by: Workfront About the book
Gartner predicted a massive sea change in the world of project management—a change that is forcing project managers into a greater leadership role and requiring them to work closely with senior executives. With the generous support of AtTask, we reached out to 40 top Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) professionals and asked them the following question:
Please share a remarkable leadership secret that had a major impact on an enterprise project you have managed. Please tell the story and the results that you achieved.
We received a range of insightful answers that paint a picture of an industry in transition. The essays in this book roughly break down into three categories. Several of the practitioners focused on the new relationship that project leaders need to forge with senior management, how to understand their concerns and communicate with them in any way that works. Many PPM experts wrote about leading change and getting teams to work together in new ways.
Finally, many of our experts wrote about specific leadership techniques that have helped them clear hurdles and remove obstacles.Making the shift from project management to project leadership isn’t easy, but the rewards can be significant. We hope the collective wisdom and hard-learned lessons contained in these pages will inspire you and help you take your own teams to a higher level.
All the best,
David Rogelberg Editor Table of contents Foreword Introduction Our Project Leadership Experts Learning to Share Nurturing Effective Communication Leading from the Front Project Leadership, Not Project Management Building Trust One Project at a Time The Keys to Success: Ownership, Transparency, and Accountability Nailing the Vision: Ensuring Project Success Through Clarity Business-focused Leadership Wild Dogs and PM’s: Team Building for Successful Projects Preparation, Visibility, Empowerment Communicating with Empathy Going from Boss to Teammate The Deal is in the Details Virtual Leadership How ‘WIFM’ Rescued a Failing Project Winning Stakeholder Support Lightening the Weight of the World Through Trust Moving Projects Beyond “Analysis Paralysis” Getting Down to Genuine Leadeship No More “Winging It”: Devising a Plan to Save a Project Trust and Respect: The Keys to Successful Projects Risking Your Popularity to Be a Strong Leader Connecting Sustainability to the Enterprise Committing to an Agile Transformation Encourage Autonomy, Collaboration, Exploration Rescuing Failing Projects Trust: The Key to Successful Leadership Becoming the Linchpin for Your Project Implementing Situational Adapted Leadership Changing an Organization’s DNA Ensuring Success Through Face-to-Face Communication Leading Those Who Follow Starting Projects with Love and Integrity Cultural Competence: Effective Leadership in Multicultural Environments Project Leadership: The Main Ingredient in Getting Troubled Projects Back on Track Delegating Your Way to Project Leadership Consistent Project Management Without Excuses Clear Communication Leads to Commitment Principles of Performance-Based Project Management Love Your Project, and Your Team Will, Too Meet AtTask Resources & Insights Products & Services Ricardo Vargas Subscribe to our newsletter
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