Description: “Without Power, project managers can accomplish very little. As organizations and projects have become more complex and as project managers become more dependent on more and more persons over whom they do have formal authority, they increasingly need power to influence the behavior of others. There can be no argument that effective performance by project managers requires them to be skilled at the acquisition and use of social power.”
Yourker, Robert (1991). Power and politics in project management. PM Network, 5(4), 36–40.
Consequently, the purposes of this workshop are:
To study various forms of social power such as positional, informational, relational, situational, etc. and about methods how to create resources (and power) from scratch.
To learn about an interrelationship between resources and power and about methods how to create resources (and power) from scratch.
To introduce VRIO (Value, Rareness, Imitability, Organization) Analysis as a framework for the evaluation of Project Manager’s resources and capabilities.
To discuss best practices for the project managers on how to acquire and use power.
Presenter: Alexsandr Sorokin, PMP
Dress Code: Dress code is business or business casual
Cost: Free to Members of PMI Keystone Chapter and Penn State University Students; $5.00 for Non-members
Registration: All attendees may preregister for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website: www.pmi-keystone.org. Keystone Members must login and register for the event with their ID and Password to obtain the discounted rate ($0.00 cost).
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PDUs: PDUs are to be self-reported by attendees and are not created automatically. Upon request, a certificate will be emailed to indicate completion of 1 PDU (0.1 CEU).