Better Project Manager

Discover new ways in which you can perform better as a Project Manager, by taking into consideration three key perspectives: managing people, getting results and developing skills


Description

A brainstorming activity meant to help participants define and/or refine their approaches as Project Managers, when it comes to managing people involved in a project, achieving better results and developing skills crucial to project management. This activity is the perfect opportunity to share ideas or to be as creative as possible in defining a series of approaches essential to a PM’s activity.

Flow

Introduction

  • Introduce the activity to the participants and split them into teams.
  • Each team will name a team coordinator who will facilitate the discussion in the breakout room and then present the outcome to the other teams, based on the ideas written within the predefined template.
  • Provide the activity link to each team.

Work

  • Participants brainstorm and write down on sticky notes their ideas for approaching 3 major directions as Project Managers: managing people, achieving results, and developing skills.
  • They can cluster the ideas written on the notes even further since the sticky notes can be moved freely on the board.

Debrief (suggested)

  • The team coordinator from each team will present the outcome to the other teams.
  • The facilitator may ask the following questions:
    • What did you discover during this activity?
    • Which one of these approaches do you consider to be the easiest one to put into practice?
    • Do you need certain resources to implement these ideas? Can you name a few?

Variations

n/a

Additional info

This activity follows activity type guide from CARTA

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