Projects are always hard to successfully manage. Even in the simplest possible case, when all of the objectives are known in advance and resources are available, there is still need for constant adjustment in response to external variables. PMBOK and basic tools do a great job of helping the PM manage these projects, but what happens when things aren’t so simple?
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New project managers (and sometimes seasoned project managers alike) often fall victim to a few common missteps that unfortunately can prove fatal to their success. While project managers can often become consumed with the day-to-day crises, administrative tasks and status updating, they can sometimes lose sight of key steps that are a key part of the foundation of any successful project. This workshop explores four specific pitfalls often faced by the new project manager and provides specific techniques and best practices that can be immediately applied to avoid them.
If you are a leader, sponsor, or coach, this is a must-attend, high-energy webinar on how to ensure success of the execution of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) DMAIC projects. While the tools and approaches used in the LSS DMAIC methodology are typically understood and utilized during project execution, the rigor of project management practices is not.
3M Company has built a solid reputation around innovation, quality and ethical conduct. Quality today is much more than just designing and delivering exciting, reliable product. “Customer Experience” includes quality at every interaction of the supplier-customer relationship. This presentation will share some of 3M’s best practices around designing and delivering innovative, highly valued solutions and service for consistently superior customer experiences. Best practices such as 3M’s culture of employee engagement, NPI, NTI, Customer-Inspired Innovation, Insights to Innovation, QFD, PPU, Quality Playbook, and the use of social media to drive customer engagement for word of mouth marketing will be introduced.
Most projects are not successful. According to a 2014 survey, less than 30% of capital projects are delivered on time or on budget. Planning and executing a successful project requires finding balance between the project schedule and risk.
Become a “PMO+” professional: complement your PMO skills with an approach to trigger more intrinsic motivation in program management
Today, there is plenty of program/project management methodology around (Waterfall, PRINCE2, Agile, …). They all have 1 thing in common (which is also their biggest shortcoming): it’s essentially a “hard” approach: a combination of structures, steps, controls, procedures, KPIs … to make people do what they should do in the program/project.
Too often, Project Managers are viewed (and view themselves) as administrators rather than leaders and significantly diminish the value that they can provide to the organization. By changing this perception we can deliver more value, build stronger teams, and create a more fulfilling workplace.
The on-demand video will be delayed due to technical difficulties with the recording. Neuroplasticity is the function that the brain has to create new pathways and synapses, allowing us to transform our life, learning new things and navigate through change. Otherwise said, we can reprogram our brain to change our behaviors, our life to overcome our brain basic ‘survival’ function that causes us to resist change. Join us to learn how to reprogram your brain and set yourself up for success!
This webinar introduces the issue of workplace bullying and its impact on projects and project managers. Bullying can be as harmful in the workplace and on projects as it is in schools and other areas of society. Projects are subsets of workplaces and since project management is, for the most part, an activity that involves working very closely with others, the impact of a bully in a project is potentially lethal to project success.
The idea of “Selling the PMO” is an approach that has caused untold damage leading many PMOs to execution difficulties and others to outright failure. This must see webinar will discuss why you should never sell the PMO and shed light on the problems that quickly appear when a “Selling the PMO” mindset is at play.