IT Project Management

Eradicating Emotional Blind Spots in Technology Projects (Peak Performance)

Course Overview
The course discusses the impact of emotional blind spots in technology projects. The Cambridge Dictionary offers us two definitions of the word blind spot. The first being, "an area that you are not able to see, especially the part of a road you cannot see when you are driving, behind and slightly to one side of the car" The second definition of blind spot is, "a subject that you find very difficult to understand at all, sometimes because you are not willing to try." But, how does this all tie in with our emotions and technology projects? Well, that’s what we’ll explore in this video. The featured expert is Wesley Higbee. Wesley, is the author of the book, Commitment to Value, How to Make Technical Projects Worthwhile. He has years of experience developing software and working with teams to improve how software is developed in order to meet business objectives.

Track: Peak Performance
Methodologies and proven practices that advance the management skills of IT professionals

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Understand how emotional blind spots can impact technology projects;
  • Recognize the project threats and common blind spots you should be mindful of;
  • Discuss how to deal with blind spots by utilizing the PEAR Process. PEAR stands for Problems, Education, Awareness and Reaction;

Content Partner:


Speaker / Author:

Wes Higbee helps organizations make the leap from Today to Tomorrow.

His career has been a journey. He started out in software development helping organizations tackle business opportunities. In working closely with customers, as a consultant, he realized there are many needs beyond the software itself that nobody was taking care of. Those are the needs he addresses today, whether or not technology is involved.

Along the journey Wes has had a passion for sharing knowledge. He's been a speaker at countless local groups, community organizations, webinars and conferences. And he speaks professionally to help organizations improve.

He authored the book Commitment to Value: How to Make Technical Projects Worthwhile. He's authored multiple online courses with Pluralsight and O'Reilly. He writes extensively about business on his blog. And his written work includes articles featured on VeraSage, MSDN Magazine, and InfoQ.

He's been interviewed on "The Businessology Show", "Art of Value", and Agile.FM.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $29.00
Subscribers: $29.00
Pillsbury U Online: $29.00
Metro State Univ: FREE


Course Code : WIT-1941

Release Date : 09/01/2016
Expire Date : 10/01/2018
Credits :
PMI PDU 0.50

Course Level : N/A

Length : 25min
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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