Project Management Institute
The variety and volume of technology available to assist those who lead and manage has never been greater. This technology is most evident in the burgeoning communications field including the Internet, E-mail, voice mail, pagers, cell phones, networks, and computer software designed to manage parts or all of this "Information Highway". However, the promise of technology for most leaders often has not produced better decisions. They are overwhelmed and frustrated by their inability to deal effectively with the sheer volume of information to which they are increasingly exposed.
New standards in the PMBOK and ISO require new leadership skills to raise personal and organizational productivity in order to compete and win in a global economy. New leadership skills will be required to add value to people and organizations seeking to avoid the spiral of implosion from traditional business practices being overwhelmed by the Information Highway. The Asilomar Conference will outline a partnership of skills and technology that can fulfill the needs of effective leadership.
Submitted by Sherrill Mc Donald at Asilomar Meeting - March 26, 1996Leadership; the Challenge Definition of leadership and how it is affected by today's ballooning technology. Human/Organizational Factors How to improve human reliability and avoid potential failure within the project Communication Failures = Lawsuits Why communication failures are the primary cause of lawsuits and what can be done about it. Communication: A success Unique uses of communication tools can reduce risk and improve project team understanding Technology: Leadership Aide Obstacles to leadership and how technology can help overcome them Effective Habits An overview of the methods from the popular book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" The Partnership Vision How leadership and technology might function in a perfect world Group think: questions Break audience into groups of 4 or 5 to come up with two questions each for the Sunday panel The Panel Distinguished speakers field the group questions and engage in a cross discussion of their own