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Art of Project Management

Most organizations focus on technical training courses for project managers – the “Science”.  Those things like methodology, processes and how to use tools like Microsoft Project.  In fact, over the years so much emphasis has been on the tools, that many folks think a project plan is a task list built in Microsoft Project or a similar tool.

While methodologies and tools are important, successful project managers will tell you and recent research has shown that the “soft skills” are the ones that separate the best from the rest!   In fact, the research has shown that 70% of project management success can be attributed to the soft skills while only 30% relates to the science or hard skills.

Not only are soft skills critical for managing projects, they are absolutely necessary for any good manager or leader to master.  This presentation will cover some of the more critical “soft skills” for project managers – leadership, communication, team building, motivation and conflict management.

Put these practices to work and those around you will notice!