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Project Management for the Non-Project Manager

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by David Ottenstein, Mick Kuehn, Gina Lund, Kimberly Johnson, Brian Cohn

The skills required in companies lacking a PMO are; distinguishing between Work and Projects, picking a financially rewarding project, justifying a valid project to upper management, and successfully running the project to completion. This webinar will provide important information for the non-project manager.

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From Technology Adoption to User Adoption: How Technology Has Changed Change Management

May 19, 2015 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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We accept technology into our lives without question. We know something new will emerge soon and we know that society expects us to adopt and adapt when the next new thing shows up. We accept it. Often we welcome it. Thanks to technology, we are saturated with change. You’re working on a project that will introduce more change. In fact, your measure of success is user adoption, and if your users don’t accept your change then your project will fail. Technology has shifted our change thresholds for better or worse. As project managers we have to deal with that. We will journey down a slightly different path of change management and user adoption. We’ll explore the impact of technology in shifting change thresholds. While a change management plan focuses on managing changes in such a way as to achieve the best outcome, you’ll learn how to create an adaptability plan, which focuses on the people being impacted by the changes, including individual and group needs required for success.

Project Management for the Non-Project Manager

Apr 21, 2015 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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The skills required in companies lacking a PMO are; distinguishing between Work and Projects, picking a financially rewarding project, justifying a valid project to upper management, and successfully running the project to completion. This webinar will provide important information for the non-project manager.

How to implement IT change projects successfully and gain team engagement

Apr 1, 2015 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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The technology sector is the fastest changing sector globally. With so many changes succeeding one another in organizations, it is important for project managers to engage people to make the transformation successful. Change already defies people, so it can be a challenge to engage people for transformation projects from start until delivery.

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Topic Teasers Vol. 65: Assessing Electronic Tools

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP

Question: I know project managers are now going to be more involved in business analysis things, but that doesn’t mean I know how to do that part of the job yet. My manager asked me to narrow down a list of electronic tools to see what would be best for our corporate situation. How do I even start?
A. Google “software tools for project management.” The product with the highest number of listings in your search page is the best one on the market. Recommend that one.
B. Ask your local PMI chapter, Agile Alliance chapter or IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) chapter board what three products they would recommend. They may also have a list of the vendors that had booths or tables at their last local event.
C. Software changes rapidly. Try to find the most recently developed software so that you don’t get stuck with outdated code. Always go with the old saying, “The latest created is the greatest created!”
D. Your management team, with the help of the procurement staff, will probably make the final decision. Use a logical matrix of tool profiles to narrow down the field for what you need in your organization, and then turn the final decision over to them.
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Strategic Talent Management: R&R Time

by Kevin Coleman

Recruitment and retention of human capital is now a strategic imperative for organizations in this highly competitive global work environment. As such, this issue has been raised to the C-level to ensure required results are obtained. How can you help?

Talent Management Doesn’t Begin With the People

by Andy Jordan

If we aren’t bringing the right people on board, then it doesn’t really matter how well we manage them! Here we look at creating a strong foundation for talent management through better planning.

Improving Engagement Between IT and Business: Key Roles

Santosh Kadatare

Technology is driving transformation in the business model. Now more than ever, a need exists for roles that can work seamlessly between the IT and business sides to bring organizational strategy to fruition.

Top 3 Tips for Value-Centric Project Delivery

by Tushar Patel

PMOs, IT leaders and CIOs are commonly measured on their ability to complete projects on time and on budget. This is no longer enough. In today’s world, IT has a seat at the business strategy table, so we must look beyond our traditional metrics and challenge ourselves to ensure we are providing business value.

Projects for a New Era of Technological Advancement

by Kevin Coleman

Five emerging technologies will combine to create a challenging period of time for project management professionals. Given the breadth of use of these technologies, every sector will be impacted. Are you ready?

Are We Headed for an Internet Infrastructure Train Wreck?

by Michael Wood

The world of technology is growing faster than ever and shows no indication of slowing down. So what are the implications of these technologies as they evolve and mature at an exponential rate? Can the aging infrastructure of the internet keep pace?

The 5 Critical Elements to Creating a Project Management Center of Excellence

by Michael Stanleigh

Creating a Project Management Center of Excellence is the driving force that takes an organization forward to realize its project management mandate. It encompasses the process of creating a strategy for project management, re-shaping the culture to be more focused on the consistency in the management of projects an implementing a project management process.

Is the Project World Becoming More Agile?

by Andy Jordan

Have you noticed that as project execution approaches evolve, they become more Agile (or at least “small ‘a’ agile”)? Does that create opportunities for more formal acceptance of agile concepts throughout organizations?

Effective IT Leadership: What is the CIO's Role?

by Sreekumar Menon

CIOs holds the key in establishing IT as a part of the strategic business plan, which can help drive initiated changes across the organization. However, CIOs must also focus on maximizing outcomes with results in order to dramatically change the perception and actual value of IT in the eyes of the business.

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