Advancing Personal and Professional Development for Project Managers
Course updates are posted to your left, following my contact info, and may be modified throughout any given week with additional slides or material. It's your responsibililty to manage your course by keeping up with its documentation. Mastering flows of information is a critical project management responsibility, separating the good from the best.
This Course prepares you by providing lessons and experiences to enhance your PM mastery. A masterful PM:
Seeks and uses feedback
Is self-confident in a non-arrogant way
Is a “straight shooter” who is able to be direct without being disrespectful
Takes full accountability and never makes excuses
Exhibits business acumen (e.g., when presenting to senior management, links their analysis and recommendations to real business issues)
Highly proactive (versus reactive) in their approach to getting things done; is a self-starter who takes action without waiting to be asked/told
Resourceful; able to figure out a path forward when faced with obstacles or situations with a high degree of ambiguity
Views issues cross-functionally and avoids “silo” thinking
In terms of time management and prioritization, balances the urgent and the important
Is outcome-focused (versus activity-focused) and exhibits ROI (return on investment) thinking when considering where to allocate time, money and resources
The Reminder Column
Dropping and Adding
You are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drops, academic renewal, etc., found in the CSU Chico University Catalog. You should be aware of the deadlines and penalties for adding and dropping classes. If you choose to not attend the class and fail to formally drop the class, please know that you will receive an “F” for the class – so if you decide to drop, you need to take care of your own responsibilities to remove yourself formally from the responsibilities of the class.