PMI Central Alabama Chapter

ALFISIG May 2019 Meeting

ALFISIG May 2019 Meeting

Presenter: Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM
Topic: Is the PM’s Role Diminishing With Self-Directed Teams?

When we think of self-directed teams, we often imagine a team completing tasks with little or no direction. And we all too often think of a project manager (PM) leading teams with an authoritarian style, so the concept of a PM leading self-directed teams seems impossible. This presentation explores this seeming contradiction and explains why it is neither a contradiction nor impossible.

Specifically, this presentation discusses:

  • The concept of servant leadership and its relationship to a self-directed team
  • The role of a PM on all projects
  • The nature of leadership
  • Misconceptions related to both self-directed teams and project managers

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to discuss:

  • What project management and self-directed teams are and are not
  • The nature of true leadership
  • How PMs can effectively lead self-directed teams

E LarsonBio: Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM is a consultant and advisor for Watermark Learning/PMA. She has over 30 years of experience in project management and business analysis. Elizabeth’s speaking history includes repeat keynotes and presentations for national and international conferences on five continents.

Elizabeth has co-authored five books and chapters published in four additional books, as well as articles that appear regularly in BA Times, Project Times, and Modern Analyst. Elizabeth was a lead author/expert reviewer on all editions of the BABOK® Guide , as well as the several of the PMI standards.

Elizabeth enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, theater, and spending time with her 6 grandsons and granddaughter.

PDU Awarded for Attendance: 1

Date: May 29, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Conference Call only. Registration required to attend for PDU credit.


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Event Properties

Event Date 05-29-2019
Event End Date 05-29-2019
Registration Start Date 04-22-2019 12:00 am
Cut off date 05-29-2019
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