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PMI Talent Management Conference 2015

Presenter: J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, GWCPM, SCPM


Title: 5 Ways to Build the Best Project Managers on Earth!
Date: Friday, 4 December 2015
The Earth is a pretty big place….

The Earth is a pretty big place

But it needs more!


with plenty of project managers
Based on some of the world’s most experienced
folks who crunched the numbers…..
This adding
machine
Esther, these doesn’t have
numbers are enough 0’s
shocking!
The Earth is a pretty big place….

15.7 million more


in 7 industries
by 2020!

PMI: Project Management Talent Gap Report, March 2013


There’s a lot of money at
stake…..

How much?
By 2020 the value of projects in 7 industries
in the U.S. will be…..

$5.8 Trillion

PMI: Project Management Talent Gap Report, March 2013


We can’t just roll the dice and hope
for the best!
As leaders we need to foster the
development of the best
project managers
on earth!

PMI: Project Management Talent Gap Report, March 2013


LeRoy-
Use these five
and you’ll knock
‘em dead in your
presentation!
Here are the 5 things you need to do….
1. Provide plenty of skills &
career development
2. “Hardwire” the learning
3. Develop a career path
4. Encourage PMs to earn
certifications
5. Foster community support for
PMs
Wow, this is
really
interesting
stuff!
Skills & Career
1 Development

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Skills & Career Development
Hard Skills
– Sched., Cost Ctl, Methodology
Leadership (Soft) Skills
– Stakeholder Mgt., Negotiations
Advanced PM (Leadership) Skills
– Leadership for Strategic Exec.
– Managing Without Authority
– Adaptive Execution of Strategy
Company-specific Skills
– Consulting skills, Financial Mgt.,
Relationship Mgt.
Is all this training & development really
worth the money?

% of High Performers….Complete >80% projects to Time, Cost, and Scope

% of Low Performers

PMI Talent Management, Powering Strategic Initiatives in the PMO, 2014


PMO Involvement in Skills & Career Dev
Enterprise Department Project/Program Center of
80% Wide Level Level Excellence

70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%

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”Hardwire” the
2 Learning

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“Hardwire” the learning—it’s all about
sustainment
• Provide ample opportunities for
PMs to apply their new skills
• Reinforce the learning-
– Webinars
– “chunks” of eLearning modules
– Discussions with managers and
peers
– “Selected” YouTube videos (no
stupid cat trick videos!)
– Coaching
If you don’t provide reinforcement, they’ll
forget what they learned very quickly

I don’t remember a
thing about earned
value…but the
bagels were great!
Dr. Hermann Ebbinghaus

Use it or
lose it!

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The Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve

MEMORY RETENTION %
Forget 40% of
what I said since
I started talking
Forget half of
Forget
whatmyI said
name
& most of what I
said

Forget you
attended this
webinar and that
I exist!

ELAPSED TIME (DAYS)

Ref: www.Revunote.com retrieved May 26, 2015

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Sustainment and perception of PMO
performance

NO NO NO NO NO

YES YES YES YES YES

Poor Fair Good Very Good Excellent

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We have a long way to go….

but it’s a trip worth taking!

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Develop a
3 Career Path

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PM career path and project performance
100%
90%
80%
70% NO NO
38% NO NO
60% 42% 70% 87%
50%
40% YES
YES
55%
30% 50%
20% YES
27%
10% YES
13%
0%
>75% (To Between 50% and <50% (To <25% (To
T/B/S/CSAT) 75% (To T/B/S/CSAT) T/B/S/CSAT) T/B/S/CSAT)

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Why?
Let’s stop and think for a
moment………..

about project managers.

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Why does a career path have this affect?

 Provides motivation for project


managers to move “up the ranks”
 In order to advance they have to…
– Learn more
– Have additional and better
experience
– Perhaps earn a certification or two
– Engage more with senior
executives

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Encourage PMs
4 to earn
certifications

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What is the value of certification?

 Demonstrates a minimum level of experience,


knowledge, skills/competencies
 Indicates individual commitment to achieving
a goal
 Reveals a life-long interest in learning
 Represents strong support for the profession
 Can make someone a better project manager

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What motivates real people to earn a
PM certification?
The Internet
What do you think is the main
benefit you realized as a
result of earning the PMP?
Jess Powell

“Was culmination of proof to myself that I


have the knowledge to do the work”
Laurie Phillips
“Don’t forget the ongoing education
(requirement). There’s a degree of
commitment to the PMP that adds to its
validity.”
Deepak
Baliyarsingh
“It changed my perspective of handling
projects. It gives a structure way
to approach pretty much everything
we do.”
Keith Wright

“To stay competitive in the job market.


Period.”
Edilson Barros

“…the certification…will…get rid of various


addictions, to recycle and learn the
practices another way.”
Ana Gutierrez

“..when I prepared for the certification, I


learned about some topics …I didn’t know
about. Gave me self-confidence..in spite of
certifications being considered ‘a paper’ for
some clients.”
Brian Schonfeld

“The greatest value for me was learning a


more systematic approach than the way the
Army was doing things.”
Mohammad Jamshidi

“Wanted to shape a project culture in the


company and talking all with the same
language.”
Vicki Stephenson

“..most of all it gave me the confidence to


look for a new job And of course, it helped
me get that next job….and the next.”
Ganesh Srinivasan

“The association with PMI chapters brings


greater value for your career.”
What motivates real people to earn a
PM certification?

Challenge to meet the highest levels


of professional standards

Greater access to jobs and


higher salaries
PMI’s salary survey
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The PMP is “table stakes” in today’s job market

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Foster
5 Community
Support for PMs

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Another “Members Only” club!

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Alike in so many ways
 Exclusive
 Members of similar:
– Interests
– Political affiliation
– Business relationships
– Social background
– Educational level
– Financial status

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Project Managers like “clubs” too!
 Professional associations
(PMI, IPMA, etc.)
– Main organization
– Local area
– Areas of specific interest
 Social media
– LinkedIn Groups
– ProjectConnections.com
– Projectmanagment.com

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Executive Sponsorship
 Need the “right” exec—level in the
organization is critical
 PM role advocate among the C suite
 Inviting other execs to present to
the COP
 Validate current/future initiatives
 Help provide strategic direction
and insight
 Run interference and remove
obstacles

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So, there you have it……
1. Provide plenty of skills & career
development
2. “Hardwire” the learning
3. Develop a career path
4. Encourage PMs to earn
certifications
5. Foster community support for PMs
Thanks
for
listening!
Questions?
J. LeRoy Ward
jleroyward@gmail.com
www.strategyex.com
www.leroyward.com