In this latest episode of UMBC’s Mic’d Up podcast, we chat with graduate faculty, Mr. Quincy Wright, MBA, CCM, PMP, about the importance of operating in the professional world of engineering and project management through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We discuss various circumstances in the workforce environment that can be affected by a lack of attention to DE/I. He shares his professional experiences and offers us insights into his path to leading organizations and project teams in commercial and government sectors, and ultimately to teach at UMBC.
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About Mr. Quincy Wright
Quincy M. Wright, MBA, CCM, PMP is the President of PMO Nerd LLC, a Project Management Training, Development, & Coaching Firm. Mr. Wright is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Construction Manager (CCM) with 15+ years of experience leading organizations and project teams in commercial and government sectors. Mr. Wright graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, and an Applied Science in Architectural Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Wright is a subject matter project due diligence, project planning, project execution, and project closeout. Mr. Wright’s portfolio includes commercial, industrial, manufacturing, utility-scale transmission & distribution, grid modernization, renewable energy, and technology projects and programs. He is regularly sought after for speaking engagements, consulting, and coaching amongst organizations around the world related to expertise in project management, agile, strategy, and creating inclusive cultures of belonging to enhance organization performance.
I recently listened to your podcast episode on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Project Management” and I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts with you. First and foremost, I commend you for shedding light on this crucial topic and addressing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of project management.
Your discussion on how diversity in project teams can lead to better decision-making, creativity, and innovation was eye-opening. Your insights on the benefits of fostering an inclusive culture within project management teams, where everyone feels heard, respected, and valued, were thought-provoking. It’s evident that you have a deep understanding of the role that diversity, equity, and inclusion play in project management success.
Furthermore, I appreciated how you shared practical tips and strategies for project managers to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teams and projects. From fostering open communication to addressing unconscious biases and promoting diversity in hiring and promotion processes, your recommendations were actionable and impactful. Your emphasis on the need for intentional efforts to create inclusive environments in project management resonated with me, and I found your insights to be highly relevant in today’s diverse and dynamic workplaces.
Overall, your podcast episode was a powerful and informative discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion in project management. Thank you for bringing attention to this important topic and sharing your knowledge and experiences. I’m looking forward to listening to more of your episodes and learning from your perspectives. Keep up the great work, Author! Learn more:
Thank you for sharing this insightful podcast on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in project management. As someone who is interested in project management, I found the perspectives and insights shared by the speakers to be really helpful in understanding the importance of creating inclusive and diverse teams in the workplace.
I appreciated the emphasis on the business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion in project management, as well as the discussion of the ways in which biases and stereotypes can impact team dynamics and project outcomes. Your focus on practical strategies for creating more inclusive and diverse teams was especially helpful in understanding how project managers can take action to address these issues.
One aspect of the podcast that stood out to me was the emphasis on the role of project managers in driving change and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. As the speakers noted, project managers have a unique opportunity to shape team dynamics and create a culture of inclusion and respect, which can ultimately lead to better project outcomes and a more positive work environment.
Overall, I thought the podcast was well-produced and informative. The speakers provided valuable insights and practical advice on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion in project management, and their perspectives and experiences were really helpful in understanding the importance of these issues in today’s business environment. Thanks for sharing this podcast with the project management community!
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