April Event: Great Meetings Build Great Teams: A Guide for Project Leaders and Agilists

Ways of Working

Meetings are a necessary part of every project manager’s (and agilists) day. However, as important as these events are, they are frequently poorly run and leave both meeting leaders and attendees dissatisfied. Meeting failure can harm team motivation and confidence in the project manager; it will also hinder ongoing project communication. In this session, attendees will learn the fundamentals of good meeting management starting with having a good agenda, agreed-upon ground rules, the need to be “large and in charge” and dealing with meeting goblins (some of whom you’ll meet in our session).

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of planning for your meetings and your projects.
  • Recognize and deal with disruptive meeting behavior.
  • Learn how to prevent others from hijacking your meeting.


Jim Stewart, PMP

Jim Stewart, PMP
Since 2003, Jim has been Principal of JP Stewart Consulting LLC. Jim is a certified PMP® and possesses multiple Agile certifications including IC-Agile coach and Certified Scrum Product Owner. Jim is a long-time member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and served for several years on the board of the local chapter. He has, for many years, taught and developed courseware for PMP® classes and co-developed an Agile 101 online course. Since going solo in 2003, Jim has implemented several PMOs, worked on projects rolling out software such as Salesforce and Workday, acted as Scrum Master for startups and recently worked with a global pharmaceutical as Agile coach to assist them in their Agile transformation. Jim also mentors and coaches individuals to become project managers and agilists including an Iraqi vet and an associate researcher at a leading school of public health. With Rich Maltzman, he is co-author of the book How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings and its update, Great Meetings Build Great Teams: A Guide for Project Leaders and Agilists.
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Type of category: Events

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: April 16th, 2024

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Registration close date: April 16th, 2024 at 5:00PM

# of PDUs: 2


Students: Free

Members: $5.00

Non members and Guests: $15.00