Serving as a Project Leader

Organizations increasingly rely on projects to generate value, while emerging methodologies question how project work gets done. This course explores how an adaptive mindset and servant approach help project leaders succeed in any environment.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 4, 2021
Duration
2h 9m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 4, 2021
Duration
2h 9m
Description

What does it mean to be a project leader today? Projects are increasingly critical to organizations, but emergent methodologies are simultaneously changing how project teams perform. The role of project leader is paradoxically more important but also less defined than ever before. In this course, Serving as a Project Leader, you'll explore how an adaptive mindset and understanding of servant leadership can help project leaders succeed in any environment. First, you’ll learn how project teams deliver value to organizations, and how leadership efforts should be focused on facilitating this journey. Next, you’ll explore how assessment skills and an understanding of project team member skills and attributes can be combined with an understanding of project objectives to form a tailored leadership approach. Finally, you’ll discover how leaders may adapt their skills to agile initiatives that are typically more self-governing in nature than traditional projects may be. By the end of this course, you’ll understand the role of leaders within project initiatives, and how you can shape your approach to best fit your team, your mission, and your environment to facilitate success.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit http://CaseyAyers.com

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, Serving as a Project Leader. What does it mean to be a project leader today? Projects are increasingly critical to organizations, but emergent methodologies are simultaneously changing how project teams perform. The role of project leader is paradoxically more important, but also less well defined than ever before. In this course, we'll explore how an adaptive mindset and understanding of servant leadership can help project leaders succeed in any environment. First, you'll learn how project teams deliver value to organizations and how leadership efforts should be focused on facilitating this journey. Then, you'll explore how assessment skills and an understanding of project team member skills and attributes can be combined with an understanding of project objectives to form a tailored leadership approach. Then, you'll learn how leaders may adapt their skills to agile initiatives that are typically more self‑governing in nature than traditional projects may be. By the end of this course, you'll understand the role of leaders within project initiatives and how you can shape your approach to best fit your team, your mission, and your environment to facilitate success. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with some of the principles of project management in order to better relate to the material we'll discuss. This course is part of our series here at Pluralsight on project management skills, as well as agile leadership, both of which can help you to prepare for the PMP and other certification exams, as well as to earn continuing education credits or simply learn more about this important topic. I hope you'll join me to learn more about how you can facilitate the success of project teams with Serving as a Project Leader, here at Pluralsight.