Project management for me is about leadership and communication. The PMBOK is just one of many tools needed to lead successful projects. Many people can lead projects, but great leaders not only finish projects on time and on budget, they build a culture of success. Great leaders don't just give orders, they are hands on working side by side, offering support, providing vision, and removing obstacles.
The keys to my project management success have been my leadership style, my total systems approach and my communication skills. One of the most important things is creating and communicating a common vision where you can motivate people to embrace your mission, join your team, and work hard. Seeing and communicating the big picture and potential obstacles and contingency plans is also essential to staying on track. Knowing your teammates well and what motivates and de-motivates them helps you adjust your leadership approach to the team and key individuals. Another factor that has helped me is my ability to work side-by-side with teammates and contribute. You earn respect when you are in the trenches with your team, not just giving instructions and monitoring progress. Good Project Management is a skill.
Another important thing that many experts on project management forget to say is that it is just as important to understand when to kill bad projects. Killing bad projects early helps save lots of time, money, and wasted resources. Sometimes ending bad projects is a challenge and it takes a lot of courage. Great leaders don't take it personal and know when to speak up and get away from projects that don't support a company's vision or long-term success.
Here is my current 2015 Resume and Cover Letter.
Project Management and Support. I've led many cross-functional teams throughout my career. Effectively communicating and motivating others toward a common goal have been two of the keys to my success as a project manager.
Change management. I love working with teams to develop and implement new programs that lead to long-term positive organizational development. Developing new programs and procedures to help create a better future for everyone.
Dietrich Designs And Solutions - we do almost everything. Marketing, Advertisting, Organizational Development, Project Management and Suppport, Business Strategy and Development. I love bringing my experience and insight to new clients to help them succeed.
Balancing the big picture with the details, the short-term crisis with the long-term impact. Integrating business with technology, marketing with engineering, research and development with manufacturing. Being able to look at the market and see opportunities. Understanding what is and creating a Vision of what can be.
A Level 5 Leader is a person who focuses on the team, on the project, not on their potential gains from taking on a leadership role. Someone who puts the project, the team, before themselves. These types of leaders produce the best results not only in terms of output, but in terms of team performance and employee job satisfaction.
Positive Psychology is a passion of mine. Helping people to be happy and to flourish and to see things in a different life is the most rewarding work I do. My positive attitude is contagious and I'm always looking focusing on solutions, not problems, because what is most important is not what happens to us but how we deal with it.
Can Creativity and Intuition be taught? Creativity can be your greatest resource. You must hire and nurture every talented and creative person you can find. Creatives will drive your business. They will see things that others can't, and create solutions when things seem impossible. This is an organizations most valuable asset.
Working with Research and Development, Manufacturing, Field Service. Effectively communicating with Scientists, Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Industrial Engineering to Design, Evaluate, and Develop the Advia:Centaur at Bayer. I completed the Risk Analysis (FTA/FMECA) on the blood analyzer for the FDA.
Fully Customized Responsive Websites. For many of my clients I develop WordPress websites and train them how to update and maintain them. For some it's fully customized, programmed HTML5/CSS3 websites with SEO.