Author, Speaker, Thinker

Patrice BLANCHARD

Next events
Feb 14th 2019 : What Jazz can bring to Public Speaking (Artful Orators – Sister’s café, Brussels)

Feb 21st 2019: From Shay to Star in 60 minutes (The Brussels Imagination club – Timesmore, Boulevard Saint Michel, Brussels)

Project Management and Psychology

Project management is about management, isn’t it? Keeping schedule up to date, managing the risks and finding response plans for the various issues.

I am afraid not. Project Management is about people. Without people, no project and without project, no success. So let’s start together this nice journey into psychology and check out how this can improve the success of our projects.

Patrice – Master thinker

All over the world

Patrice is a project manager for more than 30 years. And for more than 30 years, he knows that there is no better school to learn project management than experience.

Hence he talks about what he knows: his experience. The various projects he has encountered, the various people he has met, the issues he has managed.

Patrice has managed project in Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, United States and France.

He has been invited in conferences in Belgium, UK, Netherlands, France, Poland and United States.

10 WAYS TO GET HATED AS A PROJECT MANAGER

Narcissic perverts are everywhere. And sometimes they even are Project Managers. If you want to know how to spot one or the best recipes to become one, this is the one stop location.

Be aware: Some have found real pieces of naughty humour and naked truth in this conference.

Format: 1 hour conference
Standard price: 200 euros
TRAGIC STEERCO

Tragic Steerco is a murder party. A what? A murder party.

Imagine 5 steering committees with a project manager and stakeholders. Every steercing committee runs as planned and issues are raised regularly. At the 5th Steerco, the Project manager is found dead. And the killer is in the room.
The audience has to investigate and vote for the potential killer.

This 2 hours sessions is a highly interactive game where the audience is obliged to follow thoroughly the evolution of the situation to understand what is going on.

Format: 2 hours workshop
Standard price: on request
DECISION NINJA

Human being have this wonderful ability to make mistakes. They do their best to take the right decision but they are wired to screw up. Computers and monkeys don’t have these issues. What is the difference? Human are biased.

Do you want to understand the biases that run into our brain? SO yo want a few hints to avoid them? This conference is for you.

Format: 1,5 hour conference
Standard price: 200 euros
HAPPY TEAM – HAPPY PM

Money never makes people happy. Managers do. People are rarely keeping a job for the cash. They keep it because they believe they have a good manager. the manager is the key resource to make people happy.

This workshop explains how to take decisions to make a team happy. What are the right moves? How should be doing this job? What will he do next?

These are the kind of questions explained during this game.

Format: 3 hours workshop
Standard price: on request
FROM SHY TO STAR

Public speaking is scary for everyone. Speak in front of an audience is just not something anyone can so without some apprehension.

What if I tell you you can start improvising and telling inpromptu stories in from of a group in just 60 minutes?

Wouldn’t that be an interesting experience?

Format: 1,5 hour workshop – Max 12 participants
Standard price: 15 euros par participant
HOW TO WORK AND MOTIVATE VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are not working for money. They get something else from what they do. They have different needs and other objectives in life.

Want to know ho to motivate volunteers? How to understand them and provide them what they are waiting for? This workshop is for you.

Format: 1 hour conference
Standard price: 200 euros

TRAGIC STEERCO – The Game

A murder party for project manager. With this game, you have the whole description to recreate a murder party based on a Project Steering Committee. Project description, characters psychology, events, progression of the project (or lack of it), risks, issues, test results.

HAPPY TEAM

The whole sert to make a team happy. The project environment, the characters, the events happening all the time and a cookbook to calculate the  happindess level according the to the decisions taken.

Isn’t that great?

10 WAYS TO GET HATED AS A PROJECT MANAGER

Book based on the conference « 10 ways to get hated as a project manager »

BAD DECISIONS

How do we take decisions? Why are we so often taking the wrong one? This book analyses the human decision processes alone or in group and proposes better processes not relying on human behaviors in order to avoid mistakes.

MAD HOUSE

A psychotherapist is wildly killed before the meeting with the patients starts. All patients are locked in the house by a cop who appeared to be there.

During the play, all patients are killed by the strange killer.

Would this be the perfect murder?

THE DINNER

A couple is living a happy life until the husband meets a colleague and falls in love. He decides to announce to his wife that the relation is over before declaring to the colleague.

As the colleague refuses his proposal, he tries to correct the situation and organises a dinner with the wife and … the colleague.

Let’s meet after the conference to discuss reality of life…. or not.