Coaching is a way in which a project manager can benefit from alternative ideas and opinions from an experienced mentor. Coaching is a mind-opening, not instructional. process to help new project managers improve their levels of confidence. Through sharing the mentor's ideas, the project manager improves his ability to make his own good decisions. Coaching styles may vary, but the goal is the same - more effective project managers in your organization.
Coaching is a very effective way of building up the talented people who are managing projects but have not gained much experience on the complexities of different project situations. It can also be highly beneficial to experienced project managers who appreciate the usefulness of talking through current and potential issues. All advice given is confidential and that helps build trust between the manager and the coach.
Our coaching services provides unbiased assistance to help project managers achieve their goals. We offer a fresh perspective to help get through barriers, and create more value. We often include our coaching services as an element of our other services - because we believe coaching is a strong investment for an organization. PM4DEV can provide flexible coaching solutions tailored to the unique needs of your organization. Our coaching services will enable you to quickly take advantage of the many benefits of our project management expertise.
Our Coaching Services
We provide coaching services to project managers on a one-on-one basis. Individual requirements vary greatly, depending on the scope of the job and the skills and experience of the manager being coached. The commitment may be for just a few hours per month, or for several days per month in total.
The service can include face-to-face discussions, telephone conversations and e-mail exchanges. In addition to ongoing advice and comments on draft presentations, etc., we expect areas for attention to be identified at regular reviews. Because it is an integrated part of the manager's work pattern, rather than a classroom exercise, it can deal with specific gaps in experience or areas of concern.
Potential Benefits to the Organization and Individuals Include:
- Assistance with internal issues and team dynamics
- Help to broaden perspectives, provide "out-of-box" thinking
- Extra support in crises
- Sounding board for ideas
PM4DEV matches the coach to the individual manager, agreeing the scope of each assignment and reviewing it from time to time. Effective charge rates are significantly lower than those from the big consultancy companies, and in most cases the caliber of person is higher. For example, we can offer the services of people who have held senior management positions in other leading development organizations.
Coaching is tailored to meet the convenience of both parties. The coaching service is provided for a fixed monthly fee, agreed for a set period, based on a broad assessment of the time required. This method removes inhibitions from making specific requests for advice and results in better value for the money. The service is based on trust that it will not be misused, and is subject to periodic review by either party. We offer two methods to deliver coaching:
International coaching sessions are conducted via telephone with email support. Telephone sessions may be conducted either via fixed phone line or Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). To keep telephone call costs to a minimum prepaid calling cards are used as a cost effective option. Alternatively participants can use VoIP solutions such as the one provided by Skype, at no cost.
During the entire coaching engagement email will be used to provide ongoing support. We provide an extranet, with a secure access, were participants can download files and post questions. Conference calls are also used to help develop understanding of the topics discussed.
On Site Coaching
For teams that need a customized solution to deal with their own unique issues, on site coaching is a great opportunity to look at special problems in the project and jointly discover solutions and opportunities. On –site coaching is designed to quickly jump into practical solutions the project needs to build and deal with issues in project management.
Follow up session can be accommodated using e-coaching delivery options to support and provide feedback to the project teams. The main areas for coaching services are:
- Specific project management coaching to project managers and project teams
- Coaching on project management tools
- Meeting facilitation services for project management related events
- Related team effectiveness coaching, or people management coaching.
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PM4DEV can deliver flexible solutions tailored to the unique needs of your organization. Our consulting services will enable you to quickly take advantage of the many benefits of our project management methodology. By teaming with us, you will diminish implementation risk, ensure user adoption, and maximize your overall investment in PM4DEV solutions.
PM4DEV consultants understand how you do your work, we're uniquely positioned to help you achieve measurable success by utilizing a unified approach that combines:
- Reliability . PM4DEV works closely with you to ensure a successful project outcome. Our job isn't finished until we've achieved your goals.
- Expertise . No one understands PM4DEV products like the people who build them. PM4DEV consultants have the necessary knowledge and resources to guarantee your project success.
- Methodology . Our proven processes and methodology were developed during successful engagements allowing PM4DEV professionals to work with maximum speed to efficiency.