CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2020 SERIES
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
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Stephanie Jaeger, has over 7 years experience setting up project management processes and templates in companies. In addition to that she has over 15 years as project manager and 15 years experience as Senior Manager. She specializes in aligning project management processes to the corporate strategy and mentoring the team during implementation. Her experience is in the IT and Healthcare Sector both in private enterprises and NGO sector.
Stephanie focuses on the human factor in project management, program management, change management, PMO development, process management and mentorship. She is the ideal partner to help you align yourself to the changing needs of your industry. She is also a certified Strength Deployment Inventory Facilitator, psychometric testing for improvement of team work outcomes and prevention of team conflicts.
Stephanie is an experienced volunteer for Project Management Institute (PMI) having served on the PMI Kenya Chapter Board, the Region 16 Publication Committee and in multiple other roles. She is a Registered Nurse, has a BBA Healthcare Management and is PMP certified and a certified SDI Facilitator. She is also a graduate of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC). She is a regular content provider on www.projectmanagement.com.
Stephanie is a German Citizen with 26 years multicultural and multilingual experience in East Africa.
What is your project management super power?
Having started my career as a Nurse and having all my top strengths in the people focus motivational value group makes me a project manager that looks at the human factor in project management.
How can gender diversity be improved in the project management profession?
Good role models, that are available and willing to mentor your project managers. We women also need to come out of the shadows and get into the lime light to show what we have achieved. Get out there, share your knowledge, so that young female project managers can be inspired.
As the profession evolves, what skills do you think will be key for future success?
People skills and communication skills. We need to keep taking these a notch higher, every time we have excelled.
How do you recover from difficult situations?
I usually make time to go for a forest walk. Out in nature it is much easier for me to calm myself and then reflect on the situation.
What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?
Take a step back, take a deep breath. If you realize the situation is making you go into conflict and you are taking it personal for whatever reason, then you may need a neutral person to help. Think of what you need to do to resolve it. If possible and you can postpone until tomorrow, sleep over the situation. However you need to make it clear that this is a situation that needs to be resolved.
If you are not involved, but your team members are, then call them one by one and listen to their side, but stay neutral. Once you have listened to all, then bring them together and discuss the situation with an aim of resolving. Do not allow blame game.
Which 3 words best describe why you enjoy being a project manager?
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