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 Management in History: The First Jeep” tells the story of the American Bantam Car Company, which dared to meet the challenge to build the prototype in the impossible time frame of 49 days. The “¼ ton truck 4×4 light project,” as the effort was titled by the Army, represents a textbook case of entrepreneurship and project management that holds lessons for today’s business leaders and project managers. Contemporary leaders face a similar environment of rapidly changing technology, volatile economic circumstances and turbulent international relations, forces that assailed the U.S. Army throughout the interwar period.
This webinar deals with the development and content of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and with what resources are available to members and certificate holders regarding the Code. The webinar will also focus on the processes by which the Code is enforced.
An Inside Look at Business Analysis and Requirements Management PMI® Global Congress 2015-EMEA Join us for a discussion on Business Analysis and Requirements Management and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented on this topic at PMI Global Congress 2015 –EMEA. Panelists include various Congress presenters covering topics like requirement management plans, the importance of security requirements, outcome measurement for solution delivery and implementing visual requirements. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet our expert presenters!
Please join us for a discussion on Change Management and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented in this content area at PMI Global Congress 2015 –EMEA. Topics to be discussed include, managing change, the role of sponsors, emotional intelligence, change intelligence and cultural intelligence
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.
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.
This one-hour virtual workshop is broken down into two parts…plus a Q&A. The first part outlines the three critical innovative environments great leaders create and the 10 most important skills great leaders possess. The second part describes in detail the single most critical tool used to create active/engaged followers…versatility.
Organizational Maturity is a state of dynamic competence achieved with organizational systems & leadership put together to advance & serve the business purpose, satisfy the need & expectation of stakeholders and chart the path to strategic goals successfully, consistently, reliably and predictably. It is a continuous process of dynamism to withstand the emerging environmental demands.
As a follow-up to his recent presentation "The Effective Project Manager," presenter Michael Stratton will discuss the functionality of mind maps - how to create them from scratch as well as show how to use an existing template. He will also discuss his mind mapping tool of choice and other available options.
This webinar is designed for intermediate to senior project managers who are seeking to expand upon his/her current leadership skills to not only improve project performance, but leave a project leadership legacy.
Delivering higher-value projects in increasingly shorter timeframes sustains competitiveness. Challenges exist at every turn; risk must be understood and mitigated, and problems recognized and solved quickly. Adaptive reasoning and problem-solving skills have become increasingly important in project management, where decisions based on sometimes sparse, voluminous, or contradictory data must be ...
Upcoming Project Management Webinars
Description: An Inside Look at Leadership Sessions at PMI® Global Congress 2015 - EMEA Join us for a panel discussion on Leadership and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented in this content area at PMI Global Congress 2015 – EMEA. Panelists include various Congress presenters covering topics like positive leadership, personal legacies, making faster and better project decisions and how to enhance your effectiveness as a leader.
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.
This webinar is based on the book "Managing Stakeholders as Clients", published by Project Management Institute. The author, Mario Trentim, was the recipient of the PMIEF 2014 Harold Kerzner Award for his contributions to the project management profession. Participants will master tools and techniques to involve and engage project stakeholders in a very practical and dynamic way through plenty of real-world examples and stories.
Effective Innovation can be attained through the creation of an Innovation Ecosystem. This Ecosystem is founded on the Principles of ConcurrencyTM and can be applied by anyone anywhere to fundamentally change how organizations Innovate with remarkable results. In this talk, Peter will explore the Principles and share examples of the results obtained by taking this holistic approach to Innovation.
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.
Projects and programs are the vehicles of change, and because of this, facilitating organizational change adoption should be a critical component of any project or change initiative. After all, change adoption is a necessary prerequisite that sets the stage for project driven benefits, ROI, and organizational value.
For projects to succeed and have lasting impact, project managers must be able to strategize, innovate, motivate, empower and collaborate - in other words, project managers must learn how to lead.
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?
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.
Change management is recognized as large, complicated, messy and yet critical to the delivery of project value. Where does it fit in the process of project management, how does it work, and whose job is it anyway?
PMI® Global Congress 2015-EMEA key topic take-a-ways: A spotlight on Change Management Please join us and continue the conversation with presenters from PMI Global Congress 2015 –EMEA. During this webinar we’ll explore best practices, key takeaways and lessons learned from next generational Change Management sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually meet the presenters and get a glimpse into their post-conference highlights and teachable moments from PMI Global Congress 2015 –EMEA.
Modern leaders and managers increasingly recognize the importance of being able to influence people over whom they don’t have formal authority. Because authority is becoming an ambiguous concept, contemporary leaders can no longer simply tell others what to do, particularly when facing common issues such as: - Working across departments in a matrix and flat structure, where authority and responsibility are unclear. - Working across cultures in multi-site or multinational organizations. - Managing projects across national boundaries. - Managing cross-functional and cross-cultural teams located in different countries. - Trying to get ideas accepted upward and across organizations.
PMI® Global Congress 2015-EMEA key topic take-a-ways: A spotlight on Business Analysis and Requirements Management Please join us and continue the conversation with presenters from PMI Global Congress 2015 –EMEA. During this webinar we’ll explore best practices, key takeaways and lessons learned from Business Analysis and Requirements Management sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually meet the presenters and get a glimpse into their post-conference highlights and teachable moments from PMI Global Congress 2015 –EMEA.
Description: PMI® Global Congress 2015 - EMEA key topic take-a-ways: A spotlight on Leadership Please join us and continue the conversation with presenters from PMI Global Congress 2015 – EMEA. During this webinar we’ll explore best practices, key takeaways and lessons learned from innovative and transformational Leadership sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually meet the presenters and get a glimpse into their post-conference highlights and teachable moments from PMI Global Congress 2015 – EMEA.
Join us as Peter Block wraps up a book club discussion of his book Flawless Consulting.
We know that our projects are supposed to be responsive to organizational strategy, and should represent the top priorities of the organization. Yet establishing alignment is often dismissed as ‘doing portfolio management.’ What project managers really need to know about ensuring priority and understanding alignment.
Innovation and creativity are often referred to as interchangeable ideas. And there is a strong sense that creativity is a product of inspiration and sudden insight. So can innovation be managed? And what would that look like?