Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle.
In many ways, project management is as much about communication as it is about delivery – and communication, in turn, is tied to how the human brain works to process information. This process of information is also known as cognitive psychology.
Understanding cognitive psychology can help project managers to communicate effectively and use plan communication tools to organize information for optimal understanding. As a result, clear communication ensures stakeholders are in alignment.
In this webinar, attendees will get an academic understanding of how cognitive psychology can be applied practically to project management.
Some questions attendees will be able to answer after the session include:
- How much information can a human absorb on a single page?
- How many visual groupings or categorizations (i.e. color) can be applied to that data?
- When does a plan communications change from being understood at a glance to having to heavily delve into it?
Safford is the founder and Chief Operating Officer of OnePager, the developers of plan communications software with the same name. OnePager is an add-on to Microsoft Project that turns project data into summary graphics in seconds. Safford has held various management positions in the technology industry for more than a decade and holds a BA in psychology and management from Rice University.
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