Meetings are a necessary part of every project manager’s (and agilist's) day. However, as important as these sessions are, they are frequently poorly run and leave both meeting leaders and attendees dissatisfied. This can be detrimental to the project because of inherent miscommunication or non-communication. In this session attendees will learn the fundamentals of good meeting management starting with having a good agenda to being “large and in charge” to dealing with meeting goblins.
- Recognize and deal with disruptive meeting behavior.
- Understand the importance of planning for your meetings and your projects.
- Learn how to prevent others from hijacking your meeting.
Master Lecturer, Boston University
Rich considers himself a ‘pracademic’ – and is now Master Lecturer at Boston University, an author, and a consultant, providing clients with a deep, learning experience and improved results. He had a 40-year career in telecom, mainly in engineering and project management. At the University level, his focus is always on the converting weaknesses into strengths while teaching clients/students how to apply learned skills to everyday situations.
Rich co-founded EarthPM, LLC, a company devoted to integrating sustainability thinking into project management. His integration of a holistic, global view of project management has resulted in international consulting and speaking engagements in which the focus is the long-term success of projects, with an eye towards ecological and social systems. His blog at the projectmanagement.com site has become very popular.
A co-author of seven books on project leadership, Rich is a former VP of Professional Development for PMI Mass Bay (the Boston area PMI Chapter), and was on the Review Committee for the 7th Edition PMBOK® Guide, helping to assure that sustainability thinking finally made it into the Standard and the Body of Knowledge.
Principal Consultant/Owner. JP Stewart Consulting, LLC
Since 2003, Jim has been Principal of JP Stewart Consulting LLC. Jim is a certified PMP® and possesses multiple Agile certifications including IC-Agile coach and Certified Scrum Product Owner. Jim is a long-time member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and served for several years on the local chapter board. For many years, he has taught and developed courseware for PMP® classes and co-developed an Agile 101 online course.
Since going solo in 2003, Jim has implemented several PMOs, worked on projects rolling out software such as Salesforce and Workday, acted as Scrum Master for startups, and recently worked with a global pharmaceutical as Agile coach to assist them in their Agile transformation.
Jim also mentors and coaches individuals to become project managers and agilists including an Iraqi vet and an associate researcher at a leading school of public health.
With Rich Maltzman, he is co-author of the book How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings and its update, Great Meetings Build Great Teams: A Guide for Project Leaders and Agilists.