Project HEADWAY Webinars

Project HEADWAY Training Webinars

Each of these hour-long webinars are designed to help you learn more about how Project HEADWAY can get you through crucial parts of your project. You can also earn PDUs for your continuing certification. Live webinars happen once a month, and the recorded versions will be posted here as they become available.

If you would like to claim PDU credit for participating in the live webinars or for viewing the recorded versions, please visit my account and expand the "PDUs awarded" section.

Project HEADWAY: Building The PM Organization

Dec 15, 2016 3:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

So you want to improve your project management. And hire some project managers. What works and what wastes time in building effective project management organizations? How do you find good project managers, and how do you manage expectations to ensure they best deliver value?

Project HEADWAY: BAs, PMs and Other Acronyms

Nov 17, 2016 3:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Business analysis and project management are now frequently discussed in the same sentence. To what extent should they be? Are they allied disciplines? Or overlapping ones?

Project HEADWAY: Strategy, Projects And You

Oct 20, 2016 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

This presentation dives into the world of strategy, projects, objectives and implementation. Mark Mullaly explores how strategy is developed and the challenges that are encountered in its implementation. More importantly, he identifies the approaches that can be adopted to better align strategy and execution in organizations. Finally, he identifies what project managers can do to enhance the strategic impact of their projects, even in environments where these two concepts do not intersect as well as they should. What does it really mean to implement strategy? And how do we do it successfully? If these are important questions in delivering on our goals, then we’re pretty sure this presentation should be a priority.

Project HEADWAY: Is Consistency Valuable, Really?

Sep 15, 2016 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly dives into the role and relevance of consistency in making project management happen in organizations. He explores why consistency is perceived to be important, and the role it is intended to serve. We’ll explore how the principles of consistency translate into real life practices, and the challenges of sustaining consistency on an on-going basis. We’ll test the assumption that consistency matters, explore the ways in which consistency is relevant—and where it isn’t. Most importantly, we’ll provide practical guidance in how to focus organizational practices on those dimensions of consistency that actually make a difference in delivering projects. If you manage projects in an organizational context, this is a webinar you’ll want to be sure to attend and share.

Project HEADWAY: Enterprise & Project Risk: Separated At Birth?

Aug 18, 2016 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly takes a deep dive into the ocean of risk, exploring the bodies of project risk management and enterprise risk management and whether or not they flow together or diverge. Whether you are a project manager, the PMO leader, an organizational executive or an enterprise risk officer, the probability of realizing value from this webinar is high, and the impact will be significant. Of this, we’re quite certain.

Project HEADWAY: Outsourcing For Project Managers

Jul 21, 2016 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly takes a critical look at outsourcing and how to make it work for your organization. He’ll explore why organizations seek to take advantage of outsourcing, and how outsourcers seek to take advantage of organizations. You will learn why outsourcing can be useful, when it can be damaging or unhelpful and how to make an objective assessment of the opportunities, costs and risks associated with outsourcing decisions.

Project HEADWAY: The New Project Management Toolset

Jun 16, 2016 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the new world of project management software. He looks at what is out there, why it exists and what it means. He explores and speculates on what is coming, and what it will enable. In particular, he explores the functionality and the software solutions that are appearing, and how they can help—and hinder—project management teams from effectively managing their work and getting things done. Join us to discover what the on-trend project manager needs to know about software technology. Stay to find out whether it’s worth actually being trendy.

Project HEADWAY: Adapting Project Management For The Real World

May 19, 2016 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

As noble a profession as project management might be, it is still looked on with mistrust by some. It can be seen as overly rigid and bureaucratic. Overly linear and traditional by others. Some value it, some question it and some loathe it. How to navigate managing projects in the real world and ensure success in any environment. For anyone facing the challenges of how to practically manage projects in a way that works, this webinar will offer some useful suggestions, perspectives and strategies.

Project HEADWAY: Career Development & You

Apr 21, 2016 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly takes a critical look at the principles of career development in a project world. He explores what it means to be a project manager in today’s economy and career environment. Most importantly, he identifies the options available within a project career path, what is required to take advantage of them and how you can best position yourself for success.

Project HEADWAY: Building Conflict-Competent Teams

Mar 17, 2016 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Join Mark Mullaly as he explores strategies for building conflict-competent project teams. You’ll leverage recent insights into team development and be exposed to the latest research in how to most effectively manage decision making in groups. The result will be concrete strategies that you can adapt and apply in your organization today.

Project HEADWAY: Ethics & The Project Manager: A Critique

Feb 18, 2016 3:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Behaving ethically is easy to do in theory. It can be awkward in actual practice. In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores what the challenges of being ethical and behaving ethically. He critically explores what is defined, what is done and what sometimes gets missed. Or misinterpreted. Join us on 18 February 2016. In all good conscience, how could you miss it?

Project HEADWAY: Resolving to be a Better Project Manager

Jan 21, 2016 3:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the development challenges of project managers, and suggest a roadmap for on-going improvement. He outlines the development possibilities that are available, and how to assess what is most meaningful and relevant. Regardless of where you are in your project management journey, you’ll gain insights on how you can continue to move to the next level. Resolve to join us to find out how you can be a better project manager. It may be the one resolution you can keep.

Project HEADWAY: Developing The Next Generation

Dec 17, 2015 3:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Join Mark Mullaly as he explores the challenge of project management development in an emerging age. He explores the challenges that have shaped how project management has evolved so far. He confronts what has worked and what has failed in developing the skill sets, capabilities and leadership abilities. And he defines the strategies, expectations and commitments that will be required if a future generation of project managers is to succeed and thrive. If you supervise, mentor, coach, train or simply act as a role model that others might look up to, this is a webinar you won’t want to miss.

Project HEADWAY: A Practical Guide To Risk Management

Nov 19, 2015 3:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly takes a practical look at the practice of risk management. He explores the challenges associated with appropriately assessing and anticipating risk. He also provides guidance in how to practically negotiate expectations regarding project risks, and strategies for identifying, assessing and planning for what might happen. Participants will gain a practical understanding of how to apply the principles of risk management in a structured and streamlined fashion. If you wrestle with how to manage the uncertain and unknown on your projects, and knowing how much effort is enough, then this is a webinar you won’t want to miss.

Project HEADWAY: Managing As If Value Mattered

Oct 15, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores where and how value fits into managing projects. He explores what the project manager should (and shouldn’t) do in ensuring the realization of value. The presentation includes an exploration of where value fits in the project management process, how it needs to be considered, and what project managers can do to measure and monitor whether realization of project value is likely (or possible).

Project HEADWAY: Revisiting Team Building: Exploring Strategies That Work

Sep 24, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly navigates the world of team building. He provides insights into traditional viewpoints and why they have endured. More importantly, he explores what we know about what works and doesn’t work in team building. You will learn what strategies effectively support team building, how to design an effectively team development approach and what is most effective in terms of sustaining team performance over time. If you lead teams (and who among us doesn’t?) this is a presentation you won’t want to miss.

Project HEADWAY: Revisiting Program Management: Structuring To Deliver Value

Aug 20, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Following up on our well-attended January webinar, this presentation delves further into the world of program management. When programs are a vehicle essential to the effective delivery of value, how do you best structure them to be successful? And what does success look like?

Project HEADWAY: Managing Innovation: Just An Oxymoron?

Jul 16, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores what it takes to manage in creative and innovative environments. Drawing on insights and experiences in a range of creative professions and environments, he explores the work of creativity and innovation. He shares real-life experiences of individuals in a variety of professions and environments, and uses these experiences to develop broader principles for delivering creative work. Finally, he offers guidance on how to think about planning and managing work in situations where creativity and innovation are essential. Creativity can indeed by managed; join us to find out how.

Project HEADWAY: Politics & Process: A Guide To Establishing Strategic Alignment

Jun 18, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores what project managers really need to know about ensuring priority and understanding alignment. He examines what organizations should have in place to make appropriate project decisions. More importantly, he explores what project managers need to ask and understand to confirm the priority of any individual project. If you manage projects in organizations, this presentation will provide insight today into how to better manage alignment tomorrow.

Project HEADWAY: Managing Change: Whose Job Is It Anyway? - Reschedule

Jun 4, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Reschedule from May 21, 2015. In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the challenging but important topic of organizational change management. He explores how the discipline of change management has evolved, and what is expected to successfully manage organizational change. Most importantly, he explores the answers to the fundamental questions regarding projects that deliver change: Where does it fit in the process of project management, how does it work, and whose job is it anyway?

Project HEADWAY: A PM’s Guide To Business

Apr 16, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

What do project managers really need to understand about the businesses they support—and business in general—to be successful? A primer on the essential business skills that every project manager should understand.

Project HEADWAY: Finding & Being A PM Mentor

Mar 26, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

This webinar explores in detail the role that mentorship plays in effective career development. Mark Mullaly provides a grounding in effective mentorship, and the roles, expectations and value that mentorship provides. He explores the different kinds of mentor that exist, and provides guidance on the purpose and function of each type of mentorship. Most importantly, he provides guidance on how to effectively plan, negotiate and manage a mentoring relationship, and how to sustain its value on an on-going basis. If you are seeking to advance your career, enhance your profile and improve your effectiveness, this presentation would be a great place to start.

Project HEADWAY: A Practical Guide To Managing Quality

Feb 19, 2015 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

If you struggle with how to manage quality, are concerned with how to demonstrate success or are overwhelmed with what is necessary (and what is overkill), then this is the webinar for you. Mark Mullaly introduces a practical, pragmatic approach to managing quality that will provide a lot of value without an entirely reasonable amount of effort.

Project HEADWAY: A Pragmatic Approach To Program Management

Jan 15, 2015 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Join Mark Mullaly as he delves into the different and distinct world of program management. Whether you are a project manager looking to broaden your understanding, a program manager trying to better navigate your world or an executive trying to more effectively deliver strategic undertakings, this presentation is one you won’t want to miss.

Project HEADWAY: The Next 10 Years: How Will PM Change?

Dec 18, 2014 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores how project management has evolved to date, and the current state of project management practice. In particular, he examines the forces and influences that are shaping project management, and the uncertainties that the discipline faces. If you are a project manager, an executive responsible for project management, or the leader of a project management office, this presentation is for you. Join us for this in-depth exploration of how the discipline and practice of delivering effective change may continue to evolve in the coming decade.

Project HEADWAY: The PM Scorecard: What Should You Really Be Focussing On?

Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly delves into the question of what makes a successful project manager. The presentation explores the traditional dimensions of success, and the implications and challenges that they represent. More importantly, it explores additional potential dimensions that may be important, and the impact these have on our organizations, our projects, our teams particularly ourselves. From this foundation, Mark suggests a way of rethinking about our personal scorecards as project managers, and what we may need to be more appropriately keeping front-and-centre as measures of success.

Project HEADWAY: Lessons In Leadership

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the leadership challenges associated with the project management role. He identifies the critical leadership capabilities that are most valued by team members and most sought by executives. Most importantly, Mark identifies strategies and approaches to build, develop and continue to enhance our leadership capabilities. Leadership is what defines success. Join us and define your path to becoming a more successful leader.

Project HEADWAY: Beyond the Business Case: Selling Project Intangibles

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly reviews the challenges of current approaches to business case development. He provides a candid assessment of how business cases are being used today, where the challenges are, and what needs to change in the future. Most importantly, he offers concrete strategies to better present benefits and make the case for your project, and particularly how to evaluate and present the impact of intangible benefits. Invest in attending this webinar; it could have a tangible impact on your future success.

Project HEADWAY: Simple, Not Simplistic: An Essential View Of PM

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly steps back from the details to explore the essential principles that make project management work, and how to reconsider and reapply them in ways that make project management manageable. The webinar takes a look at what is optimal, and what can be optimized, to make project management the essential and value-added function it was always intended to be. If you're overwhelmed the project management challenge, step back, take a deep breath, and join us.

Project HEADWAY: Reinventing The PMO: A Value Added Approach

Jul 17, 2014 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly leverages insight from research and current practice to identify what works in developing the value-added PMO. He explores what works and why it works, and helps to outline a framework and approach that any PMO or project services organization can adopt to ensure that its services effectively deliver value.

Project HEADWAY: Rethinking How We Manage Change

Jun 19, 2014 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the forces behind the change process, and how they support—and derail—the ability to create effective change. You will learn to look beyond the processes to the people and perceptions that shape effective change. You will be exposed to strategies and mindsets that can help make the change process more acceptable and adopted. You will build new perspectives that you can apply in helping your next change effort to have a greater impact.

Project HEADWAY: Explaining Project Management In The Boardroom

May 29, 2014 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores what it takes to deliver project information effectively in the boardroom. He discusses common challenges and pitfalls, and explores why project information often falls short of expectations. He identifies the information that executives are most often looking for, and how to think about, structure and present information in a way that is meaningful and relevant. The webinar will provide strategies to plan your next presentation, and to ensure to the greatest degree possible that it hits the mark.

Project HEADWAY: Marketing Ourselves - Career Development for Project Managers

Apr 17, 2014 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

For those who find this concept a little discomforting, this webinar is for you. Mark Mullaly explores what it means to develop and reinforce your abilities as a project manager. Rather than looking on career development as a honing and refining of technical skills and abilities, he takes on the necessary challenge of developing our career as one of ensuring visibility, reinforcing reputation and cementing perceptions of competence. It's not enough to be a great project manager; it is also necessary to be seen as a great project manager. Stand up and be counted; your career will thank you for it.

Project HEADWAY: Making Steering Committees Work - Strategies For Better Governance

Mar 20, 2014 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

This webinar lifts the lid on project governance to explore what is supposed to be happening, why it isn't occurring, and what to do about it. Join Mark Mullaly as he explores the challenges associated with designing effective project governance structures. He will explore what steering committees are supposed to do, why they often don't, and what you can do about it. Make going to a steering committees the highlight of your month, not the thing that you dread most. Here's how.

Project HEADWAY: Bridging To Agile: Baby Steps Or Big Break?

Feb 28, 2014 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

So what does it actually mean to manage an agile project? What does it take to get acceptance and adoption, and to introduce the practices to an organization? Is it more effective to introduce aspects of the approach, hoping for some level of take-up, even if it means compromising many of the overall foundations? Or is it necessary to adopt agile wholesale, and fend off attempts to water it down? In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the agile phenomenon: where it came from, what it is meant to do, and how to best make it work. Whether you are trying to make it work, or just want to find out more about what it's about, be sure to tune in as we try to deftly explore the agile phenomenon.

Project HEADWAY: Project Management Software: What Actually Works?

Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

So what actually does work in the world of project management software? What are the solutions that we should see, what would we like to see, and what gets us derailed? What would the ideal project management solution look like, and what pragmatically represents 'good enough' to get the job done. This webinar explores the world of project management software. Join Mark Mullaly as he explores what is needed in project management software, where the tools are falling down and what project managers should look for in an ideal solution.

Project HEADWAY: The Volunteer PM: PM Practices For Social Projects

Dec 19, 2013 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

This webinar explores what it means to think about social change efforts as projects, and how to think about applying the tools of project management in a way that can provide value. Join Mark Mullaly as he explores the factors that make social change projects unique, the challenges in directly translating project management techniques, and strategies to be able to do so effectively. Managing social change is about delivering results; appropriate strategies need to be relevant, appropriate, responsive and scalable. It has been said that with the right lever you can move the world; this presentation explores how project management can be a critical source for good.

Project HEADWAY: Learning From Projects – And Making It Stick

Nov 21, 2013 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Join Mark Mullaly as he explores the imperative of actually learning from projects. This webinar explores the need for conducting lessons learned, the essential steps that should be addressed, and how to ensure that the results have a meaningful impact. Explore the critical stages of learning from projects, identify what works and what doesn't work in doing so, and find out how to make sure that the insights you gain actually provide benefit to future project teams. Make sure you tune in; you just might learn something.

Project HEADWAY: Tales From The Crypt: Very Scary Projects

Oct 24, 2013 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the scary world of projects-gone-wrong. He examines some of the great (and not so great) project failures that have haunted the halls of project management. He probes the detritus to find out just what happened, and examines the entrails to figure out why it happened. Most importantly, he draws what insights he can from this motley collection of ghoulish gore to offer suggestions for how we mere mortals might avoid a similar tragedy. Join us as we pry open the crypt and shine a light on the horrors that lie within. It should be a hauntingly interesting presentation.

Project HEADWAY: Training The Senior PM: Where To From Here?

Sep 26, 2013 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the development opportunities that are available to senior project managers. He shares insights from research and interviews to define the skills that organizations most value in looking for senior project managers. The webinar will lay out development options that are available to senior project managers, and suggest strategies by which those options can be pursued. If you are a senior project manager, if you are someone that cares about your career, if you are someone that is striving to be the best you can in your role and your organization, then this may be your path to what’s next. Join us.

Project HEADWAY: Negotiating Requirements: How To Get Stakeholder Agreement

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the process of negotiating requirements in detail. He starts with an understanding of what requirements are supposed to do, and how they fit into the overall process of project planning. This presentation provides practical guidance that any project manager can apply to successfully laying the groundwork for a successful project plan. After all, isn't that the least you require?

Project HEADWAY: How Much PMO Support Is Enough? What Is Too Much?

Jul 18, 2013 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

So how much support from a PMO is enough? What does the optimal PMO actually look like, and what services do they provide? To what extent should they be interventionist, or provide support on a demand-based, as-needed basis? In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores what the optimal value-adding PMO looks like, the services it provides and the level of support required to actually be seen to be effective.

Project HEADWAY: When Do You Need A Consultant? When Don’t You?

Jun 20, 2013 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores how to think about the role that consultants can play on your projects and in your organizations. The presentation outlines the types of consultants and why each is relevant and valuable. Also discussed are effective strategies for selecting and hiring consultants. You will learn how to when a consultant can provide value, the kind of consultant you need to look for and the best ways to ensure they deliver the outcomes you need. You will also learn what to watch out for, and what not to do along the way.

Project HEADWAY: Thinking Agile In Traditional Projects

May 16, 2013 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the origin of both traditional and agile techniques, and explains why these viewpoints are actually two extremes on a continuum. Rather than viewing the problem as a black-and-white, either-or proposition, this presentation illuminates the shades of grey that can be leveraged in developing effective management strategies.

Project HEADWAY: Negotiating The Support You Need From Your Steering Committee

Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly outlines a series of strategies for effectively negotiating support from your sponsor and steering committee. It outlines how to approach this critical relationship at the outset in order to get the help you need, when you need it. Learn how to educate your sponsor about the support that you need. Find out how to negotiate a working relationship that is effective. Help them to make decisions in a way that helps you deliver your results. Above all, built the governance structure that you need to be successful.

Project HEADWAY: Managing Business Process Improvement Projects: How Are They Different?

Mar 21, 2013 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores what it takes to manage a business process improvement project successfully. He explores why process improvement projects are difficult, and the factors that make them challenging to be able to manage. He also introduces strategies to more effectively manage these projects successfully. Find out how to approach the initiation, the planning and ultimately the management of business process improvement projects in ways that will most reliably deliver success.

Project HEADWAY: How To Train Your Sponsor

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Join Mark Mullaly as he provides guidance on how to train your sponsor to provide the support you need to be successful.

Project HEADWAY: Planning for Success: Resolving to be a Better Project Manager

Jan 17, 2013 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly provides an overview of the key skills project managers are identified as most in need of developing. He introduces several meaningful models of personal development, and provides guidance on how to use these models to develop an effective personal development plan. If you are striving to improve your skills as a project manager, this is a presentation you will want to build into your training plan.

Rescheduled from 11/15 - Project HEADWAY: The Strategic PM: Aligning our Projects with the Organization

Nov 30, 2012 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

This presentation provides the project manager with a primer in how to think strategically about projects. It provides guidance about what questions to ask at the beginning of a project to ensure a project is strategically aligned as possible. It gives a framework for thinking about potential strategic linkages and how best to support them. And it provides a framework for evaluating project success that express impacts in strategic terms. If you are managing a significant project, or want the impact of your project to be more significant, then this presentation will help provide the tools to succeed.

Project HEADWAY: Revisiting Portfolio Management: Making it Relevant, Making it Valued

Oct 18, 2012 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Join Mark Mullaly as he explores the challenges and potential benefits that a portfolio management implementation can provide. This webinar will explore the challenges that exist at each stage of the portfolio management process, and suggest strategies to address them. It will also consider some of the larger organizational challenges that are associated with implementing a portfolio management approach. Lastly, it will provide some survival strategies for those facing the need for better portfolio decisions in environments where portfolio is a dirty word.

Project HEADWAY: Is There Anything New Under the Sun? Opening Up the View of PM

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

So what is new in the world of project management? What needs to change about how we think about managing projects today, and what we need to be bringing to the project landscape? In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores what is changing in the world of project management, and why. He considers what this means not just for the discipline of project management but for individual practitioners. He suggests a blueprint for continued professional development in order to be relevant in the projects and organizations of today, and tomorrow.

Project HEADWAY: Low Impact PM: How Can We Get Out From Under All That Paper?

Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the challenges of managing our way out from under the mounds of documentation that represent our projects. He identifies where current practices evolved from and why, how they got this intensive and what we can do about them. Learn how to accurately assess how much project management is enough, and how to scale down the documentation - and the expectations around the documentation - associated with your project. You will gain a better understanding of what is appropriate for effective project management, and how to effectively manage with a lower impact on you, and on the trees.

Project HEADWAY: Megaprojects: How Different are They, and What Lessons Do They Offer the Rest of Us?

Jul 19, 2012 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

What do the management practices of mega-projects actually look like? How do these differ from the practices of normal projects? How do the results of mega-projects differ? And what insights might be useful and relevant managing the projects that the rest of us get involved with? In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the processes by which mega-projects are managed, and the degree to which they relate (and differ) from what might be viewed as traditional project management practices. He evaluates the track record of mega-project techniques in delivering projects successfully. And he explores the lessons learned and insights gained from actual mega-projects, and how these can be related (or adapted) to our own practices and projects. Join us for what promises to be a really big (and very useful) presentation.

Project HEADWAY: Taking Control: Personal Management Strategies for the Effective PM

Jun 21, 2012 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the challenges, opportunities and approaches by which project managers can get control over their own work life. He discusses the typical difficulties that project managers face in gaining control of their own workload, and provides concrete suggestions on how to manage more effectively. In an age where the need for work/life balance is commonly discussed, isn't it time you took the time to figure out how to get some? Carve some time out of your schedule for this webinar; it could be the most important one you spend this month!

Project HEADWAY: A Political Primer for PMs: Exercising Influence without Authority

May 24, 2012 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Join Mark Mullaly as he explores politics in a project environment, and provides an overview of the political skills that any project manager should have to survive and thrive in their workplace. You will learn strategies for exercising politics productively, as well as for addressing instances of negative politics when they unavoidably turn up.

Project HEADWAY: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Strategies for More Effective Stakeholder Management

Apr 26, 2012 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Stakeholder management is about more than just writing down their names and maintaining the information in a log. A lot more. Successful project managers don't just manage their stakeholders, they engage with them. They build an early dialogue with their stakeholder community, and they keep communicating throughout the project and even after it is completed. Join Mark Mullaly as he provides insights into the tips and techniques that will enable you to engage more successfully with your stakeholders.

Project HEADWAY: Are Projects Ready for Social Media? Is Social Media Ready for Projects?

Mar 15, 2012 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the world of social media, and its relevance for project management. The presentation will include an overview of available media solutions, how they can be used (and abused) in a project context, and guidelines for how to select, plan for and incorporate social media. He will explore strategies to take best advantage of social media solutions, as well as cautions, risks and pitfalls to be watched for.

Project HEADWAY: Breaking the Triangle: What to Cut When Cuts Loom Over Your Project

Jan 19, 2012 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)

It is never something that we like to face – but it is a reality that we often have to accommodate, despite our preferences to the contrary. When we are told to do more with less, and to scale down what it will take to do our project, what are our options? How do we approach it? How do we make sure that, when all is said and done, we have the bandwidth and resources to still successfully deliver what we are committed to?

Project HEADWAY: What's Your Issue? Strategies For Effective Issue Management

Dec 15, 2011 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Issue management is a critical aspect of effective project management, but one that often gets overlooked or given less attention than is needed. While risk management is often perceived as being critical, it is in the management of issues that risks are actually identified and managed. Which means that ignore issue management is, well, risky…

Project HEADWAY: Getting Closure: Knowing Your Project Is Really Done

Nov 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
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What we understand as a project is clear and well defined: a clear objective, a set of related activities and a defined start and end date. Except when the project doesn't it. Getting project closure is important, but also can be elusive. Customers and sponsors resist closing out projects for a variety of reasons: because they are unsatisfied with the results, because they have further plans, or because there is more work to be done. At the same time, project managers and teams struggle with uncertainty, ambiguity and stress.

Project HEADWAY: Managing the Upside of Risk

Sep 27, 2011 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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Risk management has a bad name. “Risk”, like “politics", is a word weighted with negative baggage. When we hear the word, we view it as focussing on problems. Risk management on projects can become a doom-and-gloom exercise in finding all of the bad things that might go wrong, and coming up with plans of what to do about them.

Change HEADWAY: Planning As If Change Mattered

Aug 16, 2011 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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Projects are hard enough when the focus is on getting the technical result produced, on time, on budget and to specification. When we add in the complication of getting that used, however, the challenge becomes much more significant. Organizational change requires the evolution of structures, roles, responsibilities. processes and - above all - behaviours. It is all about getting people to work in new and different ways, and to embrace why they need to make this change.

Portfolio HEADWAY: Owning Other Peoples' Choices: Prioritization And Selection of Projects

Jul 19, 2011 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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Prioritization of projects involves making competing decisions. Sometimes the competition is between projects. At other times, the competition is between departments and business units. The decisions we make are based upon different projects, to accomplish different outcomes, by different areas of the organization. We aren't comparing apples and oranges; at times, we are comparing kumquats and bathroom tissue.

Project HEADWAY: Scheduling: What Comes First?

Jun 21, 2011 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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Alot of project management is wrapped up in the idea of scheduling. Many project management software packages put the management of schedule front and centre; for some, it's all they really actually provide support for managing. Project management courses emphasize the ideas of managing the critical path, building Gantt charts and analyzing PERT networks. Much stress is created about project schedules, milestones, dependencies and deadlines.

Change HEADWAY: Piloting Change

May 10, 2011 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

This webinar focuses on various aspects of piloting change in organizations when change is largely implemented via projects.

Project HEADWAY: Project Communication in a Social Media World

Mar 15, 2011 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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The advent of social media brings with it exciting new communications opportunities within projects. It also brings a new kind of risk. In the age of social media, project managers have a whole new communications dynamic to manage in their projects. This can create a radically different communications plan. It can also create the need to define communications recovery strategies and can impact how we define roles and responsibilities within projects.

Change HEADWAY: Selling the Dream: Develop a Effective Change Story

Feb 15, 2011 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
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As project managers we often have projects handed to us. We are often not involved in defining the compelling reason to make the change or do the project. Our involvement often begins with a: “Hey Sue, would you take this one on?” And off we go to plan and deliver the project, sometimes in a bit of a vacuum that can bite us along the way.

Portfolio HEADWAY: Whose Bucket is it Anyway? Defining Portfolios to Manage By

Jan 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)

We hear a lot about portfolio management. It’s a term that is often misunderstood or at least used to represent a variety of ways to manage multiple projects. But what is the approach to establishing an effective portfolio and determining the projects to include? How do we know what to put in the portfolio bucket?

Project HEADWAY: Where is Your Team Anyway? Facilitating Virtually

Dec 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)

Facilitating virtual project team meetings requires some conventional thought with a good dose of some out of the box thinking. A good project manager prepares well for all meetings and especially for those meetings held at a distance. In virtual meetings, the project manager needs to find creative ways to engage participants and know what people are really doing at the other end of a call. Have you ever attended a virtual meeting where someone is called upon and they don't answer or when a question is asked? Don't let that happen to you.

Change HEADWAY: Verbal Hand Grenades: Words and Their Impact on Change

Nov 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)

Even when speaking the same language, we all interpret words in our own way, with our own filters and supported by our personal or organizational context. We sometimes forget that others may define or react to the exact same word much differently than we do. In addition, organizations and areas within organizations may use and interpret the same word differently, depending on the context. As project managers, we don’t always understand the impact various contexts and these different interpretations can have on an organization’s ability to successfully implement change. As such we may find ourselves dodging verbal hand grenades – terms that can blow our organizational change projects right out of the water!

Project HEADWAY: Tools of the 21st Century PM - An Examination of 3 Different Tools Every PM Should Have

Oct 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

The project management profession has been around for more than a century and will continue to be relevant for the foreseeable future. We know that project managers are often equipped with a multitude of technical tools that support them in effectively managing a project that aligns to strategy. The opportunity to learn about specific capabilities and tools that support the project beyond the technical aspects is sometimes limited. This presentation presents three relatively universal capabilities that project managers will practice for a long time to come. We'll zero in on three specific and pragmatic tools that the project manager can use to effectively manage projects to there desired outcomes.

Project HEADWAY: The Roles On A Project: Who's On First?

Sep 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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In projects it is important that the project manager know who's on first.. They can facilitate the negotiation of and agreement to project roles. They can also orient people to their role. And the sooner the better. The sooner those involved in projects understand their role and how it relates to the roles of others on the project, the more effective they can be in their roles when executing the project. Everyone knowing who's on first can prevent much confusion and reduce the number of problems you encounter on a project.

Project HEADWAY: Conducting a Meaningful Post Implementation Review - What to Do When the Project Is Done

Apr 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

The project is done and you are wrapping things up. There is one key step that you and your organization must take is conducting the Post Implementation Review (PIR). You can call it lessons learned or a benefits realization or a PIR. Regardless, it is often not done frequently enough and when done, it is not done well. This is very unfortunate because the PIR is critical to provide you, your project team and the organization the opportunity to get better at managing and governing projects. Join us for this Project HEADWAY webinar when we will explore the the meaningful PIR. There is only one rule for this webinar - No Pointing Fingers!

Project HEADWAY: The Project Manager as Coach - What's the Game Plan?

Feb 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)

This Project HEADWAY webinar will examine the role that you play or can play as a coach on your projects and within your organization. We will introduce a coaching process for project managers, examine at some of the actions to take and the pitfalls to avoid.

Portfolio HEADWAY: Governance & Oversight - Managing Projects From A Portfolio Perspective

Oct 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

How can the portfolio support projects and ensure they have the opportunity to realize their benefits? What are the steps the portfolio can take to ensure projects have the required supports, that expectations are being managed and that governance and oversight is being applied? This Portfolio HEADWAY webinar examines portfolio governance and oversight.

Change HEADWAY: Extreme Project Management - Building the Bridge as You Walk On It

Jul 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

The notion of "on-time, on-buget, on-scope" seems to be more of a myth than reality and the idea of being able to plan the whole project at the beginning and sticking close to our project plan is long dead. In this Change HEADWAY webinar we examine the concept of extreme project management and explore some of the opportunities this project management approach presents and the pitfalls we should avoid.

Project HEADWAY Webinar: Selling Project Management to Your Organization: Are They Buying?

Jun 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

In this Project HEADWAY webinar, we interview Mark Mullaly, the President of Interthink Consulting Incorporated and a co-lead of PMI's Value of Project Management research study. Mark will provide insights into the challenges that we experience and offer suggestions for how we can try to gain the support and commitment of management to the project management process.

Project HEADWAY: Managing a Virtual Team: It's More Than Just The Phone

Apr 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

An increasing number of projects now involve team members from multiple locations across the city, the state, the country or even the world. This Project HEADWAY webinar will examine virtual teams and provide thoughts and suggestions on how you can manage them more effectively. Please join us because it really does involve more than the phone.

Change HEADWAY: The Value of the Lessons Learned Exercise: Gaining Understanding From Our Projects

Feb 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)

A good lessons learned session is more than just an exercise in asking questions. It is about the willingness to hear the answers and make the necessary changes to avoid the same problems on current and future projects. It is not about finger pointing. It is about collectively assessing opportunities to build stronger projects. This Change HEADWAY webinar will explore what makes a good lessons learned discussion work.

Change HEADWAY: Planning for Change: Incorporating Change into a Project

Jan 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)

As project managers, we should incorporate change management activities into our project management plans to increase the likelihood that our projects will have lasting, long term success. This gantthead Change HEADWAY webinar will examine the key change management activities you should consider and how they will impact the project.

Change HEADWAY: Preparing for Change: Knowing When the Organization is Ready

Dec 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)

Projects are about change: changing locations, changing technology, changing people, changing processes. Successful change is, in part, about doing a project at just the right time. This Change HEADWAY webinar will focus on how change management techniques can be used to understand where your organization is at prior to embarking on the project.

Change HEADWAY: What is Change Management?

Nov 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Change Management is viewed more and more as critical to project and organizational success. In this Change HEADWAY webinar, we will be examining the change management process from a project manager's perspective to understand how change management can impact all aspects of your project.

Project HEADWAY: Motivating Project Participants

Oct 9, 2008 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

A little bit of up-front effort to understand what stimulates your team can have a long lasting impact on team members working on your project. This Project HEADWAY webinar will examine the concept of motivation and present some simple, but powerful ways by which you can foster and maintain inspired team members and an invigorated team.

Project HEADWAY: Dealing with Project Issues

Sep 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

As a project manager, it is important to actively monitor and manage issues to ensure they do not explode and become a risk that impacts the success of the project. In this gantthead Project HEADWAY webinar, we will define project issues, explore some of the causes and try understand how to manage them to ensure project success.


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