The Dark Arts of Project Management: Influence and Politics with Joe Perzel
About the Presentor
Joe Perzel has been leading projects of all sizes and managing staffs since 1982 in both a corporate and vendor capacity. He has a background in multiple industries such as healthcare, insurance, finance, government, manufacturing, non-profit and education. Presently Joe is Partner JPerzel Inc. as well as Program Manager at Surescripts LLC. He has previously held leadership positions at Cargill, Thomson Reuters, MN Workers Compensation Bureau and International Multifoods.
Joe has been speaking since 2002 on topics ranging from project management, leadership, strategy, negotiations/sales. He has presented keynotes, chapter meetings and workshops to over 20 PMI chapters, PMI R2 and Global, as well as multiple corporate, Society for Quality (ASQ), International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA), Government and University events.
You can read more about Joe on his LinkedIn profile.
About the Presentation
Successful journey from start to finish of a project is not linear, clean, forecastable or easy. Your interest is to deliver the project on time, on budget with a smile on everyone’s face, but others have conflicting interests.
Armed with your System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), a planning tool of your choice and the innocence that always comes at the start of a project you think you are set to go. Then the plan that you have worked so hard to perfect shows a flaw, falls behind schedule or budget, gets amended or completely thrown out altogether. How you minimize these occurrences and provide the best chance to survive the project intact.
This presentation will start with the Top 10 Keys to Success which include Communicate, Communicate, Communicate; Managing Change and Expectations; Pace, Perfection and Price – pick 3. We then discuss how to become a Master Magician covering topics such as Winning at Politics; Controlling outcomes through Influence; Communicating & Motivating and Marketing your Project.
While it takes less than 8 hours to learn how to use a tool to manage a project it takes a lifetime to learn the art of successfully delivering a project. This presentation will focus on the soft-side of project management, having fun with the topic and using audience participation and exercises to share the community’s intelligence.