We began posting Facilitation Best Practices in 2011. Find below our three most popular posts, including Parking Lot Management.
- Transform Your Responsibility Matrix into a GANTT Chart — Frequently we don’t get much actual “work” done in a business meeting. Rather, we learn, decide, and agree on activities that need advancing after the meeting. There is no better instruction set anywhere on HOW TO facilitate consensual understanding about roles and responsibilities than this tool that we built from the sweat and tears of experience.
- How to Design an Agenda — Twelve simple steps guide you to design an agenda beginning with the meeting purpose. The design concludes with refinement of the agenda based on input you should receive from your executive sponsor, project team, and meeting participants.
- How to Manage the Parking Lot and Wrap-up Meetings — Again we find that many readers are seeking better ways to convert meeting discussion into action. The result from many productive meetings can be summed up with four words: “WHO DOES WHAT & WHEN.“
- As a bonus, the Project Manager Hut asking us to contribute our content on “How to Build Stakeholder Analysis.” After all, it’s all about ‘satis-delighting’ our stakeholders.
Don’t ruin your career or reputation with bad meetings. Register for a class or forward this to someone who should. Taught by world-class instructors, MG RUSH professional facilitation curriculum focuses on practice. Each student thoroughly practices and rehearses tools, methods, and approaches throughout the week. While some call this immersion, we call it the road to building impactful facilitation skills.
Our courses also provide an excellent way to earn up to 40 SEUs from the Scrum Alliance, 40 PDUs from PMI, and 40 CDUs from IIBA, as well as 3.2 CEUs for other professions. (See individual class descriptions for details.)
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- Five Reasons to Hold a Facilitated Session (mgrush.com/blog)
- How To Plan Appropriate Group Processes (mgrush.com/blog)
- Five Problems with Meetings and What To Do About Them (mgrush.com/blog)
- How to Facilitate Alignment (mgrush.com/blog)
- How to Analyze Brainstorming Input (continued) (mgrush.com/blog)
- How to Get a Promising Meeting to Fail (mgrush.com/blog)