Many conversations with clients and when delivering training have shown that people are finding it difficult to run projects remotely in terms of missing those informal or spontaneous opportunities to communicate – ask questions, get advice, work together on a plan or gain visibility of their project. So I have put together a three hour online session for project managers/leaders or project teams who would like to collaborate and communicate more effectively when not everyone is in the same place. The session will share best practice, tips and techniques to explore how you can utilise the skills and strengths of remote/hybrid teams to benefit your projects.
Identifying problems and challenges
Benefits of a remote or hybrid team
Getting it right from the start – best practice for remote project teams
Agreeing communication norms
Building trust in your project team – key strategies to improve collaboration
Increasing project visibility
Planning a Ways of Working Charter with your project team
Managing competing demands and maintaining your focus
The session can be adapted to suit your organisation’s needs and can be held in house.
We are all working in new ways and dealing with unpredictable situations, which makes managing our everyday work even more challenging. This half day virtual interactive session gives you space to explore where things are going wrong, gives practical information and offers techniques and best practice to help you manager your every day work. The session is for anyone who wants to improve the way they plan and prioritise work, and will help bring focus to make your day less overwhelming and more productive.
The session covers:
Six domains of resilience
Working out what is essential – defining priorities
Outlining the scope of your work
Producing a realistic plan
Linking tasks to resource – tips and tools
Contingency planning – and keeping a focus on core priorities when things change
It has been quite a year for Causeway – from having to cancel all face to face training bookings from March, to adapting every course for online and writing new courses to fit the new ways we need to work. Thanks so much to our loyal clients, our business is surviving and thriving. It’s almost time to take a deep breath at the end of this turbulent year for everyone. First of all (I am a project manager after all) here is a summary of the project management courses we will be delivering. Let us know if we can help your organisation choose and implement projects successfully in the new year. Thanks again and hope you get time to relax and reflect before the new year begins.
Extensive training of project managers has shown me that, however skilled an individual project manager is, there are often systemic reasons why projects fail. This new course is for organisational leaders – those who might sit on a project board or steering group, who are (or about to be) project sponsors.
The session looks at aligning projects with organisational strategy, and assessing them to make the right choices. It also clarifies project roles and responsibility, and looks at guidance, reporting and assurance through the phases of a project.
Take a look and please get in touch if you would like to discuss running this for a team in your organisation. Details here: Where Strategy meets Projects
We have developed a comprehensive four modular programme, each online session lasting 3 hours. These can be run as stand alone modules or as an ongoing development programme. The modules will give anyone with management responsibilities a complete toolkit to run a highly motivated and high performing team, ensuring focus in rapidly changing times.
The four modules cover:
– How to Brilliantly Manage your Team
– How to have Honest and Challenging Conversations that get Results
When we return to our organisations after many weeks of remote working, organisational cultures will have shifted, people will be used to working in different ways and expectations will have changed. Some new ways of working may have proved to be better, some of your core priorities may not now seem as relevant or achievable. Some staff will have stepped up to the challenge and developed new skills. Some staff will have been on furlough and may need help to adjust.
We are offering a three hour virtual workshop (available in house and as open courses) which will give you great techniques to plan yet another transition as you prepare for a return to a post pandemic world. How do you build on what you have learnt about yourself and your team and what’s important for your organisation as you manage the return to this new way of operating.
We are all working in uncertain times and unusual situations. As soon as we’ve got a plan, things change. It becomes out of date and we need to rethink our approach. This leaves people feeling frustrated, often resulting in extra work and a lack of clarity and direction.
I have developed an online interactive session which gives delegates the opportunity to explore where things are going wrong and how to cope with this. It provides practical information and oﬀers techniques from the ﬁeld of project management. It will bring focus so you can plan, prioritise and adapt as situations change in the months ahead.
Supporting yourself in turbulent times is a 3 hour online course designed to help you build up resilience and keep focus, especially when working remotely during the current lockdown. Let us know if you would like to hear more.
Our course on how to manage teams remotely will now be offered as a shorter virtual learning session and focus primarily on practical advice in this time of crisis. We hope this can help organisations and their teams keep focus and resilience. Please get in touch if this feels a helpful thing to talk through. See details here: Managing a remote team in a time of crisis