While Course 1 was intended as an overview, this course is intended to help you get started implementing Commitment-Based Project Management on the teams you lead. The course focuses on your regular team meetings. It provides what is likely a little different structure and agenda for those meetings, intended to produce increased clarity about who needs to deliver what to whom, and if commitments are being met.We expect and hope that after applying the CBPM approach to regular team meetings as part of this course, you continue this approach and want to learn even more about CBPM. Like Course 1, the target main target audience is what we call embedded project managers - those who manage projects in organizations that have formal project processes. But anyone that has lead responsibility for at least part of a project can utilize the practices taught in this course. Course 1 is pre-requisite to Course 2, as it provides a larger context for the specific practices in this course.
The course contains a little less than an hour of lectures, but you should expect to take a few weeks to complete the course if you are implementing the lessons as you go which is intended. This course also offers a free 30 minute phone or teleconference (e.g. Skype) consultation you can schedule with an Ensemble consultant. You will be prompted in the course when it is about the right time to use this consultation. We had planned to charge for this course and we may still, but we have decided to offer it free for now.
The instructor, Timm Esque, is an award winning author and consultant who along with others created this approach to projects and has been helping teams use it since 1996. Timm has been cited as an expert on performance under pressure in the Wall Street Journal. He has published over 50 articles and book chapters, 3 books, and has presented or consulted in over 15 different countries.As Managing Partner of Ensemble Management Consulting, Timm is hoping to use these Udemy courses to get the word out about CBPM and create a broader community of CBPM practitioners.
Timm J. Esque is a dedicated student of management practices and an internationally known thought leader on performance improvement and project management. Since 1996, Timm has been helping high stakes project teams do what they say they are going to do, leading to faster delivery of higher quality products at lower cost. Many if not most technical projects at Intel Corporation (where Timm worked for 15 years) still begin with a project planning technique Timm helped develop called “Map Day”.
Timm is co-Founder and Managing Partner of Ensemble Management Consulting, whose clients include some the world's fastest and most valuable global corporations, as well as small and medium sized businesses. Timm’s work with project teams has been featured in Product Development Best Practices Report and Training Magazine. He has been cited as an expert on performance under pressure in the Wall Street Journal and quoted in many other publications.
Timm frequently presents and publishes his findings. He has published over 50 articles and chapters in a variety of publications. He was a regular essayist for ISPI's Performance Journal from 1997-2002. Timm’s book No Surprises Project Management: A Proven Early Warning System for Staying on Track (ACT Publishing, 1999) describes in detail the commitment-based approach to project management. He has authored an award winning book on management in general called Making an Impact: Building a Top Performing Organization from the Bottom Up (CEP Press, 2001) and edited a third book called Getting Results (HRD Press, 1998). His most recent article is "Motivation 3.0: A User's Guide", due to come out in a special issue of PI Journal in 2015.
Timm and his team enjoy traveling and working with different cultures. Timm has taught, consulted or presented to project managers in Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, China, Cyprus, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Korea, Macedonia, the Philippines, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK and across the United States.
Timm is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) and a former Board Director for the International Society of Performance Improvement. Timm received his B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University in 1981 and his MEd in Educational Technology from Arizona State University in 1985. He was lead developer of the Masters of Technology Management curriculum for the University of Phoenix, and is a Master Trainer of the Chain Gang Simulation for improving individual and team productivity.