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Leading the Complex Acquisitions Process

Projecting yourself as a leader

  • Navigating leadership challenges throughout the acquisitions process
  • Defining the science and art of program management

Differentiating between management and leadership

  • Evaluating management activities
  • Assessing leadership actions

Building a shared vision as a catalyst for change

  • Balancing facts with emotion
  • Guiding teams through leadership

Reviewing Leadership Models

Exploring modern leadership frameworks

  • Identifying leadership attributes within your team
  • Establishing self-awareness of your own values
  • Leading with an entrepreneurial mindset

Addressing external awareness

  • Investigating local and national policies that can impact your agency
  • Monitoring industry trends

Establishing an atmosphere of accountability

  • Championing accountability within the government
  • Steering accountability within the contracting community

Developing Your Team

Evaluating the team dynamics necessary to solve complex problems

  • Describing characteristics of an effective team
  • Implementing effective Integrated Product Team (IPT) structures
  • Communicating with team members
  • Empowering team members to proactively engage

Leading the technical community

  • Identifying the behavioral qualities of technical experts
  • Resolving conflicts regarding interface issues
  • Managing the debate over technical soundness
  • Leading the verification and validation process

Managing Stakeholders

Evaluating known/unknown stakeholders

  • Mitigating difficult relationships early
  • Maintaining professionalism throughout conflict

Creating your stakeholder strategy

  • Evaluating strategy objectives
  • Briefing the executive branch and Congress

Expanding channels of communication

  • Employing active listening skills
  • Encouraging outreach and regular communication

Leading Change

Adapting a process for driving cultural change

  • Overcoming the political hurdles
  • Leading a complex change effort
  • Deploying best practices in change management

Sustaining change

  • Evaluating progress
  • Instituting regular evaluation

Implementing a Project Portfolio Strategy

Working with a multiple-project mindset

  • Transitioning from a competitive mindset to a cooperative mindset
  • Defining the organizational objectives

The importance of financial tools

  • Outlining common business tools
  • Prioritizing projects to optimize goals
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