Capability improvement programs
Of the $3 trillion it's estimated that we spend on projects every year, between $500m to $1 billion is spent on project management. In the last 11 years, the Standish Group estimate that the number of projects considered successful has changed by 0% (29% in 2004, 29% in 2015).
It's obvious therefore, that we're spending the money on the wrong things.
Method-based courses have been extremely popular over the last 10 years and have created millions of people with certificates saying that they're project managers. The methods that are taught - be it PRINCE2, PMBoK or agile approaches - are all important knowledge areas for those aspiring to be project managers. However, they are the least important areas when it comes to consistently good delivery and the Standish Group figures back this up.
Noted project management professor, Lynn Crawford, went further by saying that 'Once a project manager has attained an entry level of project management knowledge, then more knowledge doesn't make them more competent: it's their personality and leadership style that does.'
My programs are focussed on giving those that wish to become great project managers knowledge of the two things that can make a measurable difference. Leadership and culture.
Whether through a year-long capability development program or an on-house workshop or by attending one of my public courses, I give people the information they need to choose to become a leader and the skills to create cultures that others want to be part of.
As an experienced trainer, I supply the approach to make any workshop, planning session or team building activity unlike anything your project managers have done before. They're unique, fun, innovative and challenge the 'old ways' of doing things.
My Conscious Project Leader program can also be tailored to meet the opportunities for improvement that you have. I don't believe in 'standard' when it comes to project management capability development.
Remember, the best projects are a result of the person that leads it or the environment they create. Transform your project managers from those that avoid the job, to those that lead the organisation by focusing your development on the right things: leadership and culture.
'Good enough stopped being good enough a long time ago, why not be great?' - Seth Godin
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