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.
Feedback is a powerful tool to manage project team members and enhance our own careers. In this webinar, you will learn two approaches to feedback to improve your results. First, you will learn how to use feedback - from sponsors, executives, customers and team members - to lead yourself higher. Second, you will learn how to deliver positive and negative feedback to your team members. Feedback is a powerful tool that you can use every week.
There are many paths to innovation success. In this webinar, you will learn how some of the greatest innovations in the history of technology came about. You will learn project management case studies from the invention of computers in World War 2 , the transistor and the dawn of the Internet age. You will learn about the partnership model for innovation, how to foster innovation environments and other insights to help you deliver innovation projects.
What happens when a key person leaves your project? How do you keep your project going? Cross training programs are a key strategy to use in large projects. In this webinar, you will learn how to design a cross training program for your team. Effective cross training is a great way to reward and motivate top performers. It is also an effective risk management strategy to reduce the impact of losing a key person. Cross training and people development are also activities that show you are capable of greater management responsibilities.
Establishing and managing schedule and cost contingency are integral to project risk management. Yet many organizations still struggle to define and adopt best practices that provide the organization confidence in their contingency setting processes.
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.
We are excited to bring Todd C. Williams President of eCameron to speak about Project Sponsors. As social media has taught us, the audience wants to be part of the discussion and this format draws on the collective group‘s knowledge. Some of the issues covered will include: micro managing sponsors, sponsor absenteeism, lack of engagement, replacing your sponsor, the 1st time sponsor, and more.
Social media, has not only introduced more communication methods but has influenced communication preferences (e.g. text, chat, or video calls) and caused shifts in communication styles (emoticon anyone?) Where picking up the phone to get a quick answer to a question used to be commonplace, many people now steer away from the phone in favor of email. Studies indicate that many professionals are no longer comfortable picking up the phone to make a work related call. We will explore how communication behaviors and preferences have changed, and examine how these changes create both opportunity and risk in our projects. From there we’ll discuss ways this impacts our current project communication plans, and explore ways to adjust our communications to be more effective. Finally we’ll share some practical communication tips.
Organizations demand that the projects that they commission these days are successful in order to meet their increasingly aggressive strategic goals, and for this to be possible the project managers that lead these strategic projects need to be the very best that they can be. But what skills are demanded on the new generation of 21st Century Project Managers? Join Peter Taylor in saying ‘goodbye’ to the ‘Accidental Project Manager’ and ‘hello’ to the Real Project Managers of today.
Like many issues of energy and environment, the question of how to decommission California's 27 offshore oil platforms was highly controversial. Presenters Max Henrion, PhD and Carl Speltzer present how they helped stakeholders compare perspectives and understand the implications of the decision options.
This webinar will show you how and why to design a continuing education strategy. You will learn how to connect your career goals with continuing education. Attendees will learn how to learn on a budget, how to network effectively to learn and how to scale up their learning program.
Have you ever wondered - if we build this will they come? Or, if we build it, will we just cannibalize our existing product? Jeri will help show how we can transform customer needs into engineering characteristics for a product.
Upcoming Project Management Webinars
Consumers spend more time with their mobile devices than any other form of media. Marketers know mobile engagement is mission-critical to stay relevant, but struggle to execute and often confuse strategy and tactics. In his presentation "The Marketer's Guide to Mobile Engagement", Adam provides a strategic framework to help marketers make sense of mobile. Adam will give marketers a high-level view of how mobile can integrate into all consumer touchpoints, including paid, organic, and social media. He will also show how mobile can enhance in-store and on-pack, and open up a new world of consumer insights and analytics. Adam will show examples of successful mobile engagement from major household brands, and given marketers a "crawl, walk, run, fly" tactical approach to making mobile engagement work for their brands and marketing campaigns.
Strategic program management integrates the dimensions of strategy, people, process, technology, structure, and measurement. This webinar illustrates a proven, agile-centric, strategic program management road map that can be utilized to plan, execute, and sustain the expected outcomes of any business transformation.
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.
Cognitive Biases and Failed Strategies: How errors in the way we think affect our ability to deliver project results
21st century science has taught us a great deal about how humans make decisions, and when they are likely to be right, and when they are likely to be very wrong. In this webinar, we will review some of the science and weave in examples from major change, including the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and the debt crisis of 2007.
Virtual work has become more common as companies seek to reduce cost and promote workplace flexibility. As project managers, we are on the front lines of this change - managing freelance staff, outsourced providers and other staff. This webinar covers three aspects of virtual work - how to adjust and tailor your communication practices, how to work remotely, and a brief introduction to virtual work tools and how to use them.
Documentation is an essential, yet often misunderstood, project management tool. In some organizations, documentation is at the discretion of the project manager. In other cases, there are endless check lists and paperwork requirements to manage. In this webinar, we will cover the basics of documentation, the risk management benefits of documentation, and how documentation is a demonstration of professionalism. You will also learn how to use documentation to manage contracts and financial requirements.
An Agile BA goes far beyond simply eliciting requirements. They are constantly on the hunt for new and better ways of delivering business value. They apply systems thinking to the big picture, rather than trying to document aspects of a single approach. They are, in fact, drivers of innovation.
Poor scope definition is the leading cause of project cost and schedule overruns, and long term operational issues in capital projects. As a result, front end planning is one of the most important processes in the construction and operation of capital assets. How can you improve scope definition and reduce project risk?
Sneak Peek into PMI Global Congress 2015 North America: Business Analysis and Requirements Management
An Inside Look at Global Congress 2015-North America Business Analysis & Requirements Join PMI for a sneak peak discussion on Business Analysis and Requirements topics being presented at PMI’s Global Congress 2015- North America. Join us as three of the presenters discuss the key themes to be presented in their sessions. • How to apply requirements estimation techniques that work with Joy Beatty, PMI-PBA • How to uncover gaps while eliciting requirements by asking the “right” questions by using requirements risk management techniques with Cheryl Lee, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP and Ori Schibi, MBA, PMP • How to prevent your requirements from failing before your project charter is in place with Andrew Burns, PMP, PMI-ACP
Leaders are learners. Whether you are just getting started in project management, or in the middle of your PM career, or have extensive project management experience, your Leadership Tool Kit needs to constantly grow.
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?
This webinar will focus on suppliers that provide mission critical inputs to the project over a long period of time. You will learn the fundamentals of large supplier management and how large suppliers differ from other suppliers. Next, you will learn about the key risks and opportunities available during procurement negotiations. The final section of the webinar will cover the art of supplier relationship management.
You can be highly successful as an introvert project manager if you learn how to leverage your strengths. In this webinar, you will learn how introverts achieve success, how to effectively work with introvert project team members, and you will learn about yourself by using personality tools. Finally, we will cover coping and self-management methods to succeed under pressure.
Sneak Peek into PMI® Global Congress 2015 –North America Organizational Agility Sessions Description:
An Inside Look at Global Congress 2015-North America Organizational Agility Sessions Join us for a panel discussion on Organizational Agility and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented in this content area at PMI Global Congress 2015 – North America.
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.
Description: An Inside Look at Strategic Business Management Skills Sessions at PMI® Global Congress 2015-North America Join us for a panel discussion on Strategic Business Management Skills and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented in this content area at PMI Global Congress 2015 –North America. Various Congress presenters will discuss the following in this webinar: • Visual Project Management: A new practice concept that integrates visual thinking tools and data visualization methodologies with more traditional project communication, reporting and collaboration practices. • Project Sponsorship: Senior Management's Role in the Successful Outcome of Projects-How to become a more effective project sponsor and what project managers need to do to help sponsors perform their role more effectively. • Negotiate to Win Across Cultures-How to open negotiations, reach and maintain consensus, as well as handle changes or conflict. If any of these resonate, register now to listen in on the discussion.
The essential framework for developing teams has been largely unchanged for nearly 50 years. Yet evidence suggests that what really contributes to team development requires a different approach and perspective than simply forming, storming, norming and performing.