Thursday August 20, 2015
Networking at 11:30 AM; Presentation at Noon
Paul Sawyier Public Library
319 Wapping Street, Frankfort
Presentation: People Manager or People Leader: The Project Manager Role
In a mixed-matrix organizational structure in which many of us work, we are Project Managers but typically not People Managers – that is, functional managers who hire and fire, discipline and promote. This distinction has its challenges, but also its advantages. After all, just because we are not people-managers doesn’t mean we are not people-leaders.
PMI emphasizes that leadership is integral to effective project management. Their Talent Triangle concept of the ideal skill set combines technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management.
This presentation will guide us through the complex nuances of manager vs. leader. Interactive discussion of leadership challenges will include:
- Being a project manager but not getting to pick your team.
- Acting as a project manager but not having the recognition or title.
- Being a project manager without a project, but rather a member of a project team (business analyst, technical writer, tester, etc.)
You will also be introduced to PMI’s Talent Triangle, with links to explore before the cutover to the new PDU structure on December 1st.
Bring your manager vs. leader scenarios and questions - We look forward to lively discussion!