When errors, misses, over-runs and problems occur during projects, a balanced, measured response from the project leader is critical. If you underreact, stakeholders will begin to doubt your effectiveness. If you overreact, your teams will be in fear, crushing any creative effort and stifling information sharing. In this course, authored by Cornell Instructor Robert Newman, you will examine the human elements of project monitoring and control and review common errors that occur on projects. You'll learn how to ask the right questions and improve team connectedness.
It is recommended to take Leverage Emotional Intelligence for Project Results prior to this course or have equivalent experience.
KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS
Review the methods and tools to keep project status and outlook visible to yourself and others
Make effective use of meetings, milestones, and smart goals, determining when to use and not to use them
Lead teams in a manner that effectively handles the problem and recovery cycle as a matter of course
Learn how to ask the right questions, work toward solutions, and improve team connectedness
Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University
Experienced upper manager and change agent with an outstanding track record of delivering organization development, business growth, and management at providers of technology, capital equipment, consumables, and support services at world-leading engineering focused organizations. Successfully managed the integration of teams following four acquisitions, performed a very successful business turn around, and drove seven years of dramatic growth at a start-up.
Formerly CEO of MiTeGen, a small bio-tech manufacturing company. Prior to that served as COO of AeroFarms LLC, a start-up company providing capital equipment for controlled environment agriculture; Business Manager of Service and Customer Support at Mettler Toledo Hi-Speed, North America’s leading manufacturer of checkweighers and integrated product inspection solutions; and as Vice President of Customer Support and Implementation at Moldflow Corp., the global leader in CAE for polymer processing, hot runner controllers, and related injection molding and production monitoring equipment.
Undergraduate Degrees, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Team leaders, managers, and individual contributors responsible for the success of projects of initiatives of any size that involve teams of people. Students need no formal project management training or background.
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