Project Management Institute

Project Productivity Killers: How to Get Them Before They Get You


Topics: Business Skill Enhancement | Communication and Presentation Skills | Resource Optimization Technique | Time Management Scheduling

Even with clear goals, good planning and excellent teamwork, the average project stakeholder loses about SIX WEEKS A YEAR due to wasted effort. It comes in the form of lost time (and increased stress) due to miscommunication, distractions and lack of clarity around task requirements and stakeholder expectations. Past seminar participants have been amazed by the amount of productivity leakage they experience as a result of these and other sources. 
This highly interactive and engaging seminar covers immediately applicable techniques and approaches that can save you a significant amount of time. You will be able to understand and manage the costs (budget/schedule over runs, stress, etc.) that go with miscommunication and wasted time on projects. You will walk away with your own personal application plan that includes the specific techniques you will apply to your projects after the session. Equally important, you'll get ideas and approaches for helping those on your project teams to be significantly more effective.

What You Will Learn

  • Use power communication techniques to get what you need to be successful. 
  • Use 8 key questions to avoid missed deadlines. 
  • Escape from "e-mail jail": Use and control e-mail and texting in a way that minimizes disruption. 
  • Tap the power of informal communication and apply the right communications techniques to build relationships, manage conflict, and get more done. 
  • Use targeted prioritization techniques to separate the urgent from the important. 
  • Use leverage to expand your bandwidth without spending your own time.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 4 10 0 14.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 0 10 0 10.00
PMI-SP 0 10 0 10.00
PMI-RMP 0 10 0 10.00
PfMP 0 10 0 10.00
PMI-PBA 0 10 0 10.00
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Seminar Instructor(s)


David Po-Chedley PMP

Dave Po-Chedley, PMP, has been involved in project management for over 25 years, and a SeminarsWorld faculty member since 2002. A Principal at Cambridge Consulting, he helps clients enhance project effectiveness. Thousands of people from organizations across the globe have benefited from workshops and consulting services provided by Mr. Po-Chedley, including Google, General Dynamics, Hasbro, Boeing, General Motors, IBM, AT&T and General Electric. Dave has written several books used to support client workshops and consulting services. Topics include project management, relationship management, communication, coaching and leadership. His book, Client Relationship Management is used by professionals around the world.

Course Information

2 Days
11 - 12 March 2020


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 10 February)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 10 February)
Government Pricing

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