Applied Leadership Training for Traditional and Agile Projects

Level: Intermediate
Rating: 4.8/5 4.80/5 Based on 30 Reviews

This three-day, hands-on Applied Leadership course is based on lecture, class discussion, and realistic case studies. The unambiguous elements of leadership who are your followers, what is your vision, what is your model to affect change, how will you influence- are presented with definitive examples. The details of traditional, agile, and project portfolios are presented from the leader's perspective with emphasis on project execution. The tenants of emotional intelligence are applied to influencing, handling mistakes, decision making, and negotiation. The class concludes with a realistic capstone team exercise designed to reinforce the key learning points of Applied Leadership from the course.

Key Features of this Applied Leadership Training for Traditional and Agile Projects:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply an unambiguous definition of leadership to your project initiatives
  • Distinguish yourself as leader in traditional and agile projects
  • Succeed in the project execution phase
  • Influence, negotiate, and handle mistakes through the lens of emotional intelligence

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In Class & Live, Online Training

  • 3-day instructor led training course
  • Earn 17 PMI PDUs
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
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Standard $2650 USD

Government $2355 USD




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Note: This course runs for 3 Days

  • Mar 9 - 11 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • Apr 12 - 14 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • Sep 7 - 9 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Ottawa / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Important Applied Leadership Training Information

  • Requirements

    Project Management experience and experience working in Agile environments.

  • Who Should Attend This Course

    This course is designed for Project Managers looking to develop strong leadership and communication skills.

  • Exam Information

    This course includes a Learning Tree end-of-course exam.

Applied Leadership Training Outline

  • What Is Leadership, Anyway?

    • Followers
    • Vision
    • A Model for Change
    • Influencing
    • Leaders Instill a Culture
    • Proof of Leadership: Iconic Leaders
    • Proof of Leadership: Business Leaders
    • Proof of Leadership: You
  • Leadership and Project Management

    • Goal Setting
    • The Difference Between Traditional and Agile Approaches
    • The Goal of Innovation
    • The Fifth Discipline and Double-Loop Learning
    • Project Management Paradigm Shift
    • System Characteristics Drive the Change Model
  • Project Portfolio Management

    • Traditional Project Management
    • The Function of the Work Breakdown Structure
    • WBS Realities
    • WBS Data Dictionary
    • WBS Dictionary Example
    • The Network Diagram
    • Estimating Methods
    • The Critical Path
    • Milestones
    • PERT Analysis of Critical Path
  • Agile Project Management

    • The Agile Leadership Model
    • The Agile Manifesto
    • Iterative/Incremental Methodologies
    • Agile Risk Management—Timeboxing
    • Leadership in the Scrum
    • Structural Empowerment
    • Psychological Empowerment
    • Hybrid Agile—The Leader’s Perspective
    • Agile Feature Estimation: Avoiding Groupthink
    • Agile Features Are Defined by User Stories
    • Using Personas to Better Understand Users
  • Project Execution

    • Project Management Realities
    • The Core Belief
    • Monitor and Control
    • Headlight vs. Rearview-Mirror Metrics
    • Agile Metrics for Leaders
    • Risk Management
    • Communicating Issues
  • Leading a Project Portfolio Strategy

    • Project Portfolio Management
    • Defining the Organizational Objectives
    • Prioritizing Projects
    • Addressing Risk in Financial Decisions
    • Qualitative Risk Assessment
    • Best-Case/Worst-Case-Scenario Analysis
    • Graphical Presentation
  • Emotional Intelligence

    • Emotional Intelligence for the Project Leader
    • Influencing Skills for the Project Leader
    • Factors Driving Influence Success
    • Influencing Techniques
    • Handling Mistakes
    • Decision Making
    • Negotiation Framework
    • Negotiation Sins in Project Management
    • The Skills and Techniques of Negotiation

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Applied Leadership FAQs

  • Why are soft skills important for Project Managers?

    Leadership and communication are very important when managing projects. Project managers set the tone for the project and provides a clear vision about its objectives for the team and the stakeholders.

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