In 2002, Andy Crowe, a leader in the IT project management industry, left his high-profile career to combine his passion for writing with his in-depth knowledge and experience as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®. He wanted to empower others to learn project management in a simple, dynamic way that also encouraged personal and professional growth. As a result, Andy has published one of the most respected books in the industry, The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, which has been reprinted 27 times in five editions and sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide. Among other titles, Andy is also the author of Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know That Everyone Else Does Not, which is based on his landmark Alpha Study of over 5,000 project managers and stakeholders in the U.S.
Fluent in both English and Spanish, Andy is a highly sought-after speaker with a focus on project management theory, curriculum development, and instructional delivery. Below, learn more about the presentations Andy is currently engaged in.
Asking the questions “What Motivates YOU?” and “What motivates YOUR TEAM?”, this presentation explores the differences in response from Senior Management versus Project Managers. Drawing on data from the Alpha Study, an intensive, professional survey of over 5,000 project managers and stakeholders, Crowe highlights the three most important project management skills ranked by Senior Management. Crowe also delves deep into the various motivational theories out there, and explains how to increase Intrinsic Motivation among your team members.
Project management author Andy Crowe did just that with The Alpha Study, a landmark survey of over 5,000 project managers and stakeholders. Through in-depth interviews and discussions, the common attributes of the most elite project managers—from character and beliefs to organizational approaches—were uncovered and explored. This presentation shares findings from the Alpha study, getting you inside the minds of the top managers (the “Alphas”) and sharing their practices, their attitudes, and their secrets.
It will explore eight major areas where the top performers stand apart from everyone else: Attitude and Belief, Focus and Prioritization, Communication, Approach, Relationships and Conflict, Alignment, Issue Management, and Leadership. Alpha Project Managers takes you beyond theory to help you understand the real and perceived differences that separate the top project managers from everyone else. You’ll learn how your company’s project managers can incorporate these same characteristics, skills and successes into their own management style.