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

Power Skills

Project planning often suffers from fragmented or neglected approaches, leading to incomplete information and subpar results. This workshop is designed to deepen your understanding of effective project planning, emphasizing meeting facilitation and team cohesion. Elevate your project management skills by mastering the art of conducting productive kick-off sessions, regular status updates, planning meetings, technical discussions, and Agile/Scrum ceremonies.

Explore strategies for managing conflict and handling disruptive 'meeting goblins' like Billy the Bully or Tina the Tangent-Taker. In the post-COVID landscape, gain valuable insights into running remote meetings and incorporating retrospectives. The workshop encourages active participation through hands-on exercises in breakout rooms, including a successful PMI PD Day case study where participants take on different 'goblin' roles.

Learning Objectives (focus will depend on selected exercises):

  • Advanced facilitation skills for project meetings.
  • Techniques to foster team cohesion in project environments.
  • Conflict resolution strategies for effective meetings.
  • Proficiency in running remote meetings and utilizing AI.

Note - Attendance at the April 16th, 2024 Event is not a prerequisite for registering and attending the workshop.


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.

Rich Maltzman, PMP

Rich Maltzman, PMP
Rich Maltzman, PMP, (BSEE UMass Amherst, MSIE Purdue University) has 40 years of industry experience, starting as an engineer since 1978 and as project management director since 1988, including a two-year assignment in the Netherlands in which he built a team of PMs overseeing deployments of telecom networks in Europe and the Middle East. Up until his retirement from Nokia in 2018, Rich served as Leader, Learning and Professional Development, for Nokia’s 2,500 project managers in their PMO, helping hundreds of project managers pass the PMP® exam and accelerating the way in which the community of project managers share important project lessons learned. Rich has also focused on consulting and teaching, having developed curricula and/or taught at several universities, teaching at the university level since mid-1980s. Rich has written and presented papers at international conferences in South Africa, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Costa Rica, India, Mexico and multiple PMI Congresses in North America. He taught for an MBA program at Shenyang University of Technology, China, in 2017 and was the keynote presenter at the Italy PMI National Conference in Milan in 2019. Rich has been on the editing teams of the 5th, 6th, and 7th Editions of PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™) Guide. Co-authored books: Green Project Management (CRC Press, ©2010, Cleland Award Winner) and Driving Sustainability Success in Projects, Programs and Portfolios ©2015, CRC Press, with Dave Shirley Project Workflow Management ©2014 (with Dan Epstein) Bridging the PM Competency Gap, ©2017 J Ross with Loredana Abramo Chapter Author - American Management Association’s Handbook of Project Management for the Fourth and Fifth Editions (2014 and 2018). How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings, ©2018 with Jim Stewart Chapter Author - Handbook of Responsible Project Management, © 2023 De Gruyter) Great Meetings Build Great Teams – A Guide for Project Managers and Agilists (©2023, Business Expert Press) with Jim Stewart CAPM Exam Prep Instructor’s Guide– © 2023 PMI/Pearson The Green PMO (Chapter Author) – to be published 2024

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Type of category: Events

Type of activity: Power Skills, Ways of Working

Date: April 26th, 2024

Hour: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Registration close date: April 25th, 2024 at 5:00PM

# of PDUs: 3


Members: $50.00