Tim Kloppenborg

Tim Kloppenborg

March 22, 2018 | Leadership

PRESENTATION: Lessons on Critical Leadership Behaviors from Agile and PM-2  

A perineal question is how to lead projects. Many smart, well-intentioned people have wrestled with this for decades. What is some of the most current thinking? We draw our ideas from two sources.

First, what does the Agile movement tell us? We will spend a bit of time describing these lessons. Second, PMI organized a small, global group to develop a course called PM-2 (Project Leadership, Teamwork and Communications) that ideally will help project managers who are PMPs develop into outstanding project managers. We will also briefly describe these lessons. Then we will discuss the five main ideas these two sources have in common: satisfy the customer, collaborate, develop trust, develop people, and improve.

We will then challenge the participants to brainstorm and record both challenges to implementing some of these cutting-edge ideas and methods of overcoming resistance to them. Participants on each topic will report their main ideas to the entire group and we will summarize. We will collect all of the ideas on challenges and methods of overcoming them and email them to the participants.


Timothy J. Kloppenborg, PhD, PMP is a Professor Emeritus from Xavier University. Tim has over 100 publications including 11 books such as: Contemporary Project Management, Project Management for Archeology, Achieving Success in Nonprofit Organizations, Strategic Leadership of Portfolio and Project Management, Project Leadership, and Managing Project

Quality. Dr. Kloppenborg is the founding collection editor for Business Expert Press’s portfolio and project management collection. He has lead thousands of people in consulting, training, and university classes on six continents. Tim still teaches short courses in project management and leadership at Xavier University and Tec de Monterrey Queretaro Campus