Chapter Meeting: Cross-Functional Collaboration

Date: 
14 May 2024 - 6:15pm
PDU Category: 
Power Skills
Place: 
Virtual, via Zoom
Agenda: 

6:15 | Sign-in, Networking
6:45 | Announcements
7:00 | Guest Speaker (1 PDU)
8:15 | Communities of Practice programs (1 PDU)
            (PM & Quality CoP's)

Topic: 
Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  Maximizing relationships to ensure project success

Effective cross-functional collaboration is a critical driver of project success in the modern workplace. This presentation explores the nuanced dynamics of cross-functional teams and the strategies project managers can employ to harness their full potential. Through a blend of theoretical frameworks and real-world applications, we'll dive into the mechanisms of building strong, resilient relationships across different organizational functions. Attendees will learn how to identify and overcome the common barriers to cross-functional collaboration, such as siloed working cultures and misaligned objectives.

Key topics will include:

  • Principles of Cross-Functional Teamwork: Understanding the foundational elements that foster a collaborative environment.
  • Strategic Alignment and Vision: Techniques for aligning diverse team goals with the overarching strategic vision of the project and organization.
  • Communication and Trust: Strategies for enhancing transparency and trust among team members, crucial for navigating the complexities of cross-functional work.
  • Agile Methodologies: How agile principles can be applied to enhance collaboration across various functions, emphasizing flexibility, rapid iteration, and shared accountability.
  • Case Studies: Real-life examples of successful cross-functional collaboration, highlighting actionable insights and lessons learned.

By the end of this session, participants will be equipped with practical tools and strategies to optimize their cross-functional teams, ensuring that projects are not only completed efficiently but also deliver maximum value to the organization.

Speaker: 
Lauri Accardi

Photo of Lauri AccardiLauri Accardi, founder of CataPoint Consulting, LLC, brings over twenty years of experience in project management and agile methodologies to her role as a leadership and project management coach.

Transitioning from Director of Program Management at Comcast to founding her consultancy, Lauri blends strategic leadership with a passion for people development. An MBA candidate in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Penn State World Campus, she is also pursuing a Masters in Strategic Management and Executive Leadership. An award-winning leader with 26 professional certifications, Lauri is a member of Phi Sigma Pi and Sigma Nu Tau honor societies while also being the President of the Board of Directors for a local non-profit Montessori school. Lauri is an advocate for a growth mindset and psychological safety through all of her endeavors.

Outside of her professional life, she is a dedicated mother of four, loves to cook and bake for her family and friends, and practices daily mindfulness.

Fees: 

This will be a virtual meeting.

$15 for PMI Westchester Chapter Members
$20 for non-members

Pre-registration is required; registration closes Monday, 13 May 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
Registration fee is non-refundable.

Registration is not yet open.

Location (Address): 

Virtual, via Zoom - Zoom meeting link will be included in the registration confirmation e-mail.