Influence and Project Management How to Advise and Motivate for Successful Project Results
Type: Symposium Track Session Track: Project Management
Tuesday October 31 10:00am to 11:00am Credits: 1 PMI PDU - Strategic and Business Management
As a project manager in a matrix organization, you are in a unique position to influence behavior of people competing project activities and advise key decision makers. How do you motivate workers and also advise executives? The answer is trust.
This presentation will discuss trust and its importance to a project manager. Trust is not granted by title, it has to be earned. We will explore ways trust is earned, ways it is lost, and ways it can be rebuilt. Using a combination of life experiences, amusing anecdotes, and proven research, you will better understand how trust is the cornerstone soft skill for a distinguished project manager. Additionally, you will know how to build trust and respect among your team.
What is influence, and how does a project manager obtain and manage influence of critical behaviors?
What does it mean to be a trusted advisor and how does the project manager earn the right to advise executives.
What roles do Desire, Inspiration, and Ability play in achieving the end result
Dave Davis Senior Project Manager, Ohio Health PMO Dave Davis, PMP, PgMP, & PBA is a practitioner of project and program management and a recognized professional in the field of helping businesses implement change. With over 30 years experience in private enterprise as a manager, project manager, program manager, business analyst, and knowledge manager. Dave holds 3 master’s degrees including an MBA and eBusiness Project Management. He has published many articles and delivered presentations throughout the world; including the PMI Pulse of the Profession. He has held many roles within the Project Management Institute including executive roles at local and national components, serving on Standards committees, and writing questions for the certification exam. Dave currently has an active blog on projectmanagement.com, which drives his PMI influence score of 85 / 100.
As far as a real job, Dave is currently a Project Manager for General Electric focused on implementing the “Digital Thread” combining IT and manufacturing within a Program called “Brilliant Factory”. He is also chairman of the Judy Hug annual Christmas Event. The organization provides a fleece wrap to children who have lost a parent during the year as a reminder that there are people who care. He is also an active member of several other service organizations including: Mobile Meals, ALS Walk, and Nightingale's Harvest.