Successful Project Management in a Low Authority Environment – Joseph Lukas

3:45 pm -4:15 pm

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Benjamin Banneker #2212

Paper Title:

Successful Project Management in a Low Authority Environment


A frequent complaint by project managers is that they do not have the “authority” to do their job. Project managers are expected to elicit top performance from all members of the project team, often in an environment of high responsibility and low authority, coupled with the use of borrowed resources in a matrix organizational structure. This presentation will strengthen your ability to effectively work with project teams and other stakeholders to achieve project success without formal authority. This talk will explore the difference between a leader and manager, the role of emotional intelligence, and how personality styles impact the application of leadership and management. This presentation will explain the sources of power available to all project managers, along with tips for getting results with limited authority. Specific project situations will be examined, along with suggested methods for obtaining the necessary results in a low authority environment. Finally, this talk will discuss the role of conflict management, and how to make it work for you in an environment of low authority.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership


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