The People Side of Project Management: Overcoming Challenges & Getting Things Done


Trainer: Chrissy Scivicque

On-Demand | (Recorded)

Successful project management isn’t just about tasks and to-do lists. Most of the time, you have a team to wrangle as well! As an administrative professional, this can be especially difficult. You probably lack direct authority over the individuals on whom you’re relying, so you can’t impose consequences on team members for failure to do what’s asked of them. This webinar offers proven strategies to help you “herd the cats” on your project teams so you can keep people focused on accomplishing the goals.

In this session, you will learn how to: 

  • Establish your authority as project manager—even without the official title
  • Communicate assignments confidently
  • Ensure team members stay on track and meet deadlines
  • Keep stakeholder expectations in check so the project doesn’t grow unwieldy
  • Ways to escalate team issues to leadership (and when to do it)

About Chrissy Scivicque: Chrissy Scivicque believes that work can be a nourishing, enriching life experience—and she loves helping professionals discover exactly what that means for them and how to achieve it. Her popular website,, is devoted to this mission. As an award-winning writer, certified career coach and experienced corporate trainer, Chrissy brings a unique perspective to the world of professional development. She is an experienced “unofficial” project manager and the author of the book, “The Proactive Professional: How to Stop Playing Catch Up and Start Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life!).”

Bonus Handout: How to Adapt to Different Communication Styles

Hot tip: To avoid misinterpretation when communicating assignments, use directive rather than suggestive language. For example: Say, “Please show me your numbers before submitting them,” instead of, “Feel free to show me your numbers before submitting them.

Chrissy brought clarity and focus to a lot of the things about being an EA that I’ve experienced over many years, things I may have known about in a nebulous way but never really put into a solid thought. And the fact that She’s been there and knows the in’s and out’s of the job makes her uniquely qualified…She’s given me a boost of confidence!”
– Executive Assistant and Presentation Attendee

Related Article: 7 Strategies for Influencing Without Authority


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July 5, 2017

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