October 21-23, 2012
Teams and teamwork are the heart and soul of every project. This is especially true for agile teams. It is not the individual performance or accomplishment that counts but that of the team. Just like in team sports the team succeeds and fails together. The Agile Manifesto puts the team at the center of interaction. It states, “The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.” But what does “self-organizing” mean? Does “self-organizing” mean that team building is no longer necessary and that instead the teams do this by themselves? And, if teams are self-organizing why do so many teams and projects still fail?
My whitepaper is now available for free download.
PMI Global Congress EMEA, Marseille, France, May 2012
Please join me for my presentation on Wednesday May 9, 2012 at the PMI Global Congress EMEA in Marseille. I will be speaking about The 5 Team Leadership Principles for Project Success and how they can help build and manage a performing and winning team.
Additional information about the presentation is available at the official PMI Global Congress EMEA website.
A handout of the presentation is available here; follow this link for an article / whitepaper on the 5 team leadership principles for project success. Last but not least you may be interested in a past presentation on the same topic I gave at the NASA Project Management Challenge 2011. That presentation is available on Slideshare.
NASA Project Management Challenge 2012, Orlando, Florida, February 2012
I was invited to present “Project Management and Zen” at the NASA Project Management Challenge 2012 in Orlando, Florida in February 2012. The presentation is available on Slideshare.
PMI Global Congress North America, Dallas, Texas, USA, October 2011
I was honored to give 2 presentations. My first presentation was entitled “The 5 Team Leadership Principles for Project Success”, my second one “The Learning Project Organization”. Have a look at my 3 blog posts on the Congress in Dallas. It includes both of my papers and articles as well as key take-aways from this conference.
PMI Global Congress EMEA, Dublin, Ireland, May 2011
My presentation was entitled “The Good and Evil of Collaboration Tools”. Additional information can be found here.
8th NASA Project Management Challenge in Long Beach, CA, USA, February 9-10, 2011
I talked about “The 5 Team Leadership Principles for Project Success“; an excerpt of the presentation is available here. In addition, have a look at my past blog posts to learn more about this lecture:
- Creating high-performance contexts for teams
- Learning from Egypt: A Lesson in Leadership
- What is the key to effective project management and project success?
5th Project Management Congress in Athens, Greece, November 2010
I was invited to present my book “Leadership Principles for Project Success”. Have a look at my past blogposts for deteails: https://thomasjuli.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/pm-conference-in-athens-greece-presentation-available-for-download/ and https://thomasjuli.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/photo-impressions-from-conference-in-athens/.
PMI Global Congress North America, Washington, DC, October 2010
My presentation was entitled “A fool with a tool is still a fool: overcoming possible pitfalls of introducing collaboration tools”. The article can be found here.
PMI Global Congress EMEA, Milan, Italy, May 2010
On May 10 and 11, 2010 I conducted 2 workshops at the PMI Global Congress EMEA in Milan, Italy. The workshops were entitled “The 5 Team Leadership Principles for Project Success”.
The workshop showed that project management alone is not sufficient for project success. What it takes is project and team LEADERSHIP. This interactive seminar presented 5 Team Leadership Principles and showed how they can help secure project success. Participants got the chance to apply the principles in exercises in the session.
Both sessions were fabulous. Everybody participated in the exercises. A big Thank You! goes to all particpants!
Pictures of both sessions are available on my online photo album.
PMI Global Congress North America, Orlando, Florida, October 10-13, 2009
I presented my insights on “It Takes a Team to Re-Align a Project: Lessons from Rescue Missions” at the 2009 PMI Global Congress. The official synopsis as well as the article and presentation are available for download.
Pictures will be available soon.
Also, there is a new online survey on identifying key factors for project success. Preliminary results are available online once you have completed the survey.
PMI Global Congress EMEA, Amsterdam, May 18-20, 2009
I conducted two 3-hour sessions entitled “Yes We Can: Team Building as a Means to Re-Align a Project”.
Content: Project recovery missions are probably one of the most difficult challenges a project manager may face. Alone a project manager cannot handle such a situation. It takes a team to do so. The workshop will show why and how team building can be an effective and efficient mean to re-align projects gone astray.The presentation can be viewed and downloaded here.
Impressions of the 2 workshops can be viewed in my online photo album.
As a follow-up and preparation for the PMI Global Congress in Orlando this fall, I have started an online survey on team involvement and project re-alignment. Please share your experiences and recommendations. The survey will take only a few minutes. Thanks for your insights!
PMI Global Congress North America, Denver, October 2008
I conducted a workshop “Realigning Project Objectives and Stakeholders’ Expectations in a Project Behind Schedule”. The article on which this workshop is based as well as the presentation are available for download from my my website.
For additional information about the PMI Global Congress, visit http://congresses.pmi.org/NorthAmerica2008/TheCongress/.
Creating high-performance contexts for teams