Project Productivity Killers: How to Get Them Before They Get You







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Seminar Description

Even with clear goals, good planning and excellent teamwork, the average project stakeholder loses about SIX WEEKS A YEAR due to wasted effort. It comes in the form of lost time (and increased stress) due to miscommunication, distractions and lack of clarity around task requirements and stakeholder expectations. Past seminar participants have been amazed by the amount of productivity “leakage” they experience as a result of these and other sources. 
This highly interactive and engaging seminar covers immediately applicable techniques and approaches that can save you a significant amount of time. You will be able to understand and manage the costs (budget/schedule over runs, stress, etc.) that go with miscommunication and wasted time on projects. You will walk away with your own personal application plan that includes the specific techniques you will apply to your projects after the session. Equally important, you'll get ideas and approaches for helping those on your project teams to be significantly more effective.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Use power communication techniques to get what you need to be successful. 
  • Use 8 key questions to avoid missed deadlines. 
  • Escape from "e-mail jail": Use and control e-mail and texting in a way that minimizes disruption. 
  • Tap the power of informal communication and apply the right communications techniques to build relationships, manage conflict, and get more done. 
  • Use targeted prioritization techniques to separate the urgent from the important. 
  • Use leverage to expand your bandwidth without spending your own time.


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PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.

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  • Technical
  • Leadership
  • Strategic
  • Total
  • PMP®/PgMP®
  • 4.00
  • 10.00
  • 0.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-ACP®
  • 0.00
  • 10.00
  • 0.00
  • 10.00
  • PMI-SP®
  • 0.00
  • 10.00
  • 0.00
  • 10.00
  • PMI-RMP®
  • 0.00
  • 10.00
  • 0.00
  • 10.00
  • PfMP®
  • 0.00
  • 10.00
  • 0.00
  • 10.00
  • PMI-PBA®
  • 0.00
  • 10.00
  • 0.00
  • 10.00
  • Talent Triangle Blue
  • Talent Triangle Green
  • Talent Triangle Purple
  • Complete Talent Triangle

Locations Offered

SeminarsWorld® in Chicago (31 October - 1 November)

31 October - 1 November 2017 Chicago Illinois, United States

SeminarsWorld® in Chicago offers seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle® that will help you with creative problem solving, teach you how to stop project productivity killers, how to lead strategic initiatives, and more.    SeminarsWorld Chicago complements PMI® Global Conference activities and education sessions. Two sets of SeminarsWorld programs are available this year in Chicago. The first takes place from 24-27 October, at the McCormick Place C
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Hyatt McCormick Place

SeminarsWorld® in San Francisco

15 - 16 November 2017 San Francisco California, United States

Deepen your knowledge in a key topic that impacts your organization (and your career). SeminarsWorld® in San Francisco offers multi-day seminars where you can learn how to manage multiple projects, gain a blueprint for project success, or lead strategic initiaves, and so much more.  Seminars are led by international thought leaders and provide the opportunity to collaborate with your peers as you sharpen your skills or master new ones.   You will network and learn in sma
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Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Event Instructors


David Po-Chedley
Locations: Chicago, San Francisco

Dave Po-Chedley, PMP, has been  involved in project management for over 25 years, and a SeminarsWorld faculty member since 2002. A  Principal at Cambridge Consulting, he helps clients enhance project effectiveness. Thousands of people from organizations across the globe have benefited from workshops and consulting services provided by Mr. Po-Chedley, including Google, General Dynamics, Hasbro, Boeing, General Motors, IBM, AT&T and General Electric. Dave has written several books used to support client workshops and consulting services. Topics include project management, relationship management,  communication, coaching and leadership. His book, Client Relationship Management is used by professionals around the world.

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