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The Project Management Coaching Workbook

Book Description

Take These Six Steps to Reach Your Project Management and Leadership Goals!
Starting with an insightful self-assessment, The Project Management Coaching Workbook: Six Steps to Unleashing Your Potential offers tools, questions, reviews, guiding practices, and exercises that will help you build your roadmap to project management and leadership success.
Based on her experience as a coach and mentor, Susanne Madsen offers a proven six-step method designed to help you understand and articulate what you want to achieve—and then assist you in achieving those goals.
This workbook will help project managers at any level overcome some of the most common challenges they face by:
• Effectively managing a demanding workload
• Leading and motivating a team
• Building effective relationships with senior stakeholders
• Managing risks, issues, and changes to scope
• Delegating effectively

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. About the Author
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Introduction
    1. The Six-Step Journey
    2. How to Use this Workbook
  11. Step 1: What Do You Want to Achieve? Create Your Vision and Mission Statement
    1. What Is Project Management?
    2. Management vs. Leadership
    3. What Is a Good Project Manager?
    4. Role Models
    5. Identify Your Strengths
    6. Identify Your Project Management Challenges
    7. Identify Your Limiting Factor
    8. Write Your Vision and Mission Statement
    9. Examples of Vision and Mission Statements
  12. Step 2: Self-Assessment: Create a Benchmark of Your Current Skill Set
    1. Your Self-Assessment
    2. Skills and Knowledge
    3. Project Initiation and Planning
    4. Managing Product Quality
    5. Tracking Cost and Schedule
    6. Risk, Issue, and Scope Management
    7. Managing and Motivating the Team
    8. Stakeholder Relationships and Communication
    9. Self-Management
    10. Leadership Behavior
    11. Project Stability and Identity
    12. Consolidate Your Scores
    13. Analyze Your Scores
    14. Gap Analysis
  13. Step 3: 360° Feedback: Seek Feedback from Managers, Peers, and Customers
    1. 360° Feedback Form: Project Management Performance Review
    2. Skills and Knowledge
    3. Project Initiation and Planning
    4. Managing Product Quality
    5. Tracking Cost and Schedule
    6. Risk, Issue, and Scope Management
    7. Managing and Motivating the Team
    8. Stakeholder Relationships and Communication
    9. Self-Management
    10. Leadership Behavior
    11. Project Stability and Identity
    12. Incorporate 360° Feedback into Your Workbook
    13. Consolidate Your Scores
    14. Analyze Your Scores
    15. Refine Your Gap Analysis
  14. Step 4: Action: Create an Action Plan and Move Forward
    1. Action Planning
    2. Draw Your Goal Map
    3. Take Action and Create Stepping Stones for Success
  15. Step 5: Guiding Practices: Learn More about Project Management and Leadership Techniques
    1. What Causes Poor Project Delivery and Failure?
    2. Guiding Principles for Project Management Success
    3. Project Success Criteria
    4. Managing Risks and Issues
    5. Risk Management
    6. Issue Management
    7. Initiating and Planning a Project
    8. Managing Changes to Scope
    9. Team Motivation
    10. Adaptive Leadership
    11. Stakeholder Management
    12. Building Trusting and Lasting Stakeholder Relationships
    13. Time Management
    14. Stress Management
    15. Lessons Learned
  16. Step 6: Progress Review: Examine Your Progress and Determine Next Steps
    1. Review
    2. Closing Note
  17. Index