The Mental Game of Project Management:
The Math of Project Lies


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  • Date and Time
    Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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    $0 (Free)
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Pretend Lou just asked you how long it would take to you to design a job aide to support the new Hands-Only CPR process for your company. What would your answer be? Would you need more time to answer? Would you quickly Google to see what else is available or wing it on your own? And once you told me the number would it be how long it would take you uninterrupted or how long it will take you on the calendar given your present workload? In other words, if you said 2 hours would I get the job aide in 2 hours or two weeks from now when you have time to work on it?

At the Training 2015 Conference, Lou will be facilitating the Project Management Simulation clinic. In this simulation, learners will prove to themselves the danger of guessing numbers and calling them facts. In this preview webinar, Lou will share some of the more common ways projects are hampered by a guess multiplied by another guess. You'll also learn how to schedule work without guessing.

During this session you will laugh and learn about:

  • The Lies we tell ourselves during our projects that prevent success
  • The Lies our customers believe that prevent success
  • The Lies our stakeholders and executives believe that prevent success
  • How to eliminate guessing and just work back from the date

As always, we believe that Bad News Early is Good News. Join Lou in this webinar to preview her Project Management Simulation being held 2/9-11 at Training 2015 in Atlanta.

About Lou Russell

Lou Russell is the CEO/Queen of RMA, an executive consultant, speaker, and author whose passion is to create growth in companies by guiding the growth of their people. In her speaking, training, and writing, Lou draws on 30 years of experience helping organizations achieve their full potential. She inspires improvement in leadership, project management, and individual learning. 
Lou is the author of seven popular and practical books: IT Leadership Alchemy, The Accelerated Learning Fieldbook, Training Triage, Leadership Training, Project Management for Trainers, 10 Steps to Successful Project Management and Managing Projects. As a sought-after international speaker, Lou blends her humorous stories with her on-the-ground experience to speak to the real problems of the people in the room. Encouraged by Lou’s upbeat and practical style, every learner leaves with new enthusiasm and tools to improve their bottom line. 
You will be moving, laughing, participating, inspired and challenged. Most importantly to Lou, you will learn.

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