Applying psychology to enhance Project Management

This session presents a brief overview of where knowledge of psychology can benefit the project manager at various points in the life-cycle (e.g. selecting staff, leading and motivating a team, influencing stakeholders, resilience, innovation etc).

James encourages taking an evidence-based approach and giving critical consideration to models and solutions before adopting them. He then focuses on providing a basic understanding of underlying cognitive and neuroscience processes which can help project managers become more self-aware and effective in problem solving, decision making and approach to risk.