Strategic Project Leadership® (SPL) is the new research-based approach to project management, which is transforming project managers into leaders of winning teams. By focusing teams on the business and innovation sides of their project, they become accountable for the project’s business outcome (not just for delivering its product). As “CEOs of Projects,” they learn to deal with the project’s strategic goals, the operational needs of getting the job done, and the leadership aspects of inspiring and motivating the team. They also learn how to adapt each project to its specific level of innovation by using “The Diamond of Innovation,” as part of an integrated strategic project plan.
We use real life success stories to demonstrate how the new leadership approach unleashes the hidden team energy to look for more ways to win in the marketplace (and have more fun while doing it). Finally, we show how teams can easily integrate Strategic Project Leadership® into their current practices while developing new skills on top of their traditional project management tools.
Dr. Aaron Shenhar, PMP, PMI Fellow
About the speaker
Dr. Aaron Shenhar is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in project management, innovation, and leadership. He recently received the IPMA Research Achievement Award and the PMI Fellow Award. He was also the first recipient of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Research Achievement Award, as well as Engineering Manager of the Year of IEEE. He holds five academic degrees in engineering and management, including a PhD from Stanford University.
After a career as executive in the aerospace industry, Dr. Shenhar served as tenured professor, founding new academic programs in project management in four universities. He is one of the most published and cited authors in the field, and his work has influenced project and technology management research and education throughout the world. He also served as consultant to major corporations such as 3M, NASA, Honeywell, Dow Jones & Co., U.S. Army, and Tata Group. His recent book, Reinventing Project Management, is the first project management book published by Harvard Business School Press.