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Key Ingredients for Project Success: Trust and Mutual Respect

At our previous discussions, the core challenges faced by organisation, which prevented projects from being completed on time and budget, was people.

Therefore, we have tied up with Barasa Consulting to bring you this unique workshop which looks at the people element from a different perspective: a more values based approach.

As experienced project managers, you are keenly aware of the key criteria of project success:
• completing on time and within budget,
• delivering to your scope,
• satisfying all stakeholders,
• maximising adoption,
• delivering quality outcomes, and
• realising the benefits of your project

You would also know that fundamental to project success is the level of trust and mutual respect that characterises your project’s culture, and by project culture we mean how the values and attitudes play out in all of the internal and external relationships associated with your project. Cultivating and maintaining team trust and operating from a deep sense of mutual respect are essential to the effective functioning of all five processes of project management – initialising, planning, executing, controlling and closing a project.

Research has shown that team trust is a predictor of virtual project management success (Mumbi 2007). Mutual respect is essential to building a cohesive team and an environment where trust can flourish, where people take responsibility, support one another, listen to each other’s views, treat everyone equally, etc., (Sweeney, 2010). Trust and respect underpin effective decision-making, appropriate delegation, autonomous working with appropriate support, resolution of difficulties and challenges, fully realising the business benefits and so much more.

Building trust and mutual respect takes effort and a number of skills and attitudes. If some of your projects don’t succeed or you feel they could have surpassed expectations, it is well worth learning about these two elements and how you can bring them to life in your project’s culture.

This workshop will help you gain ways of thinking and practical ideas to measure the presence of trust and respect in your project culture and cultivate and maintain trust and mutual respect. We use a mix of presentation, case studies, up-to-date research, and experiential exercises to achieve these workshop objectives.

By the end of our time together you will:
• deepen your knowledge of both trust and mutual respect as key values related to project success;
• learn approaches to build and maintain trust and respect as a project manager, in project design and implementation;
• strengthen your skills to foster trust and respect in your project team; and
• develop a simple tool to measure whether these values are present in your projects.

Please email June at june@cionetwork.com.au to confirm if you are eligible to attend as attendees are qualified before confirmation to this free event.

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Session leader
Dimity Podger, Principal, Barasa Consulting Group

Date(s) - 8 Apr 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The HUB Sydney



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