Ruffin Veal III

Paper and Presentation: Soft Skills: Essentials for Project Success

Abstract: We as project management professionals are well aware of the importance of the so-called “soft skills” in our professional development and success.

Where do you rank when it comes to the soft skills necessary for project success?

Do you know your weaknesses in the PM soft skills area?

How do you determine and address these weaknesses?

This webinar will provide practical tips and best practices to improve the professional soft skill development of PM personnel.

Attendees to this webinar will learn:

  1. The Eight Essential Areas of PM Soft Skill Development
  2. The defining aspects and importance of each soft skill area.
  3. Guidelines and best practices for improving their skill level in each area.

PMI Talent Triangle: Power Skills

Biography: Ruffin Veal III, founder and Principal of Ruffin Veal and Associates, Inc., is an information technology and management professional whose career spans over three decades. He has been employed both full-time and as a consultant in multiple industries including manufacturing, banking, retail and government. He is a published author whose articles can be seen in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Virtual Library as well as national and international publications.

He is a highly regarded speaker/presenter/educator and continues to be active in the project management community as a volunteer and mentor. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and an M.S. degree in Project Management.

Ruffin Veal and Associates, Inc. is a two-time winner of the annual “Best of St. Paul Award” in the area of Information System Project Management. This award recognizes outstanding businesses in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area.