Hidden Skills of PM

Projects are not just about initiating, planning, controlling and closing. The project manager must have various skills that are not written down anywhere. Project managers should have the ability to react, manage problems, deals with conflict. This is a course that will strive to delve in to how to master these "hidden skills". The skills range from conflict resolution to how to influencing project team members and sponsors.

  • Understand what the challenges that projects and project managers face.
  • Identifying the tools and techniques that can be used to on-board team members.
  • Ability to become a problem-solver and how to use these skills.
  • Understand that conflict is good in project and that the role of the project manager is to manage it.
  • The principles behind what a project leader is and how to implement it.
  • The ability to influence sponsors and team members alike in non-ideal situations.
  • Understand how to effectively communicate project results and status.
  • To be proactive and reactive in managing project situations and conflict.

Specialist in Project Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Agile Project Management, Project and Program Risk Management, Contract Management and Project and Program Leadership. Holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management and holds multiple project and program management accreditations (PMP©, PMI-ACP©, PMI-RMP©, PMI-SP© and PgMP©) from the Project Management Institute (PMI©). He has over 23 years of professional experience. During that time, he has led some significant global IT and Infrastructure projects and programs for various industries. Coupled with his industrial experience, he spends time training and coaching in USA, Middle-East, Africa, Asia and Europe on the topic of project and program management.

Few of the companies he has worked with over the years: Red Bull, AdidaS, Philips, GlaxoSmithKline, Sony, Heineken, BBC, Seat, Samsung, Fox Sreachlight Studios, SHell, Unilever, Sainsbury's, Cannes Lions.