Lesson 10: Global Perspectives on PM Skills

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The objective of this lesson is to equip adult learners with an understanding of how project management (PM) skills apply and vary across different cultural and global contexts. Learners will gain practical insights into adapting PM methodologies to diverse cultural landscapes, enabling them to manage international projects effectively and navigate the complexities of global teamwork.

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PM skills are essential for successfully delivering projects within scope, time, and budget constraints. In a global context, these skills must be adaptable to accommodate various cultural norms, communication styles, and business practices. Key PM skills to be covered in this lesson include:

  • Cross-cultural communication and negotiation.
  • Global stakeholder management.
  • Adaptation of PM methodologies to different cultural norms.
  • Risk management in a global setting.
  • Time zone and remote team management.

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Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation: Effective communication is paramount in global project management. PMs must be adept at navigating language barriers, understanding non-verbal cues, and respecting cultural differences in communication styles.

Actionable Insight: Adopt the use of visual tools like diagrams or project management software to transcend language barriers, and always have key documents translated into the local languages of the team members.

Example: When presenting a project timeline to a team that includes members from Japan, Germany, and Brazil, utilize a Gantt chart with annotations in each language, ensuring ...

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