There’s a problem in our culture’s innovation discussion. We equate innovation almost exclusively with digital technology or new products. What do you need to do? Develop an innovation mindset.
This webinar is for project managers who are seeking new tools and approaches. While this presentation is not in any way meant to be a thorough discussion or analysis of Gemba Kaizen, it touches on how to apply specific Kaizen techniques and processes towards ANY project, and more importantly how to have a Kaizen mindset to improve policies, processes, and morale while, or through, the act of reducing waste (Muda).
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I'm reviewing a CAPM course upgrade to PMBOK 6th ediition. Critical Chain has been removed from the 6th edition without any explanation. Would someone please illuminate me? Thanks. ...
Organizations are ramping up investment in AI, data and analytics initiatives to accelerate business agility, but a vast majority of them are struggling with business transformation in general, and cu ...
The pace of change and disruption in the business environment demands that we, as Project Leaders, grow and acquire new skills. To be successful, we need to look past the rigor and discipline of manag ...
Remember the mobile-app explosion that changed the tech landscape around 10 years ago? According to a feature article in February PM Network®, a similar mad rush is now occurring in the emerging w ...
Hi all, I'm looking to implement the critical chain method with a team that does about 300 projects per quarter, with a team of 65 handling about 5 projects per person. The team of 65 reports into 8 ...
February – the month of LOVE. It’s everywhere you look in decorations, foods and even emotional commercials. Personal love is one thing; professional love is another. ...
Has anyone practically applied critical chain method on an ongoing project?? ...
As a Good PM, How should you communicate bad news with team? Or what is the best way to communicate bad news with team?from Project Management Central posted by on
As a Good PM, How should you communicate bad news with team? Or what is the best way to communicate bad news with team? ...
The webinar Culture Club: Succeeding in a Diverse Workplace was such a hit, the discussion continued afterward! Here, Emily covers some additional questions and answers that came out of her presentation.
New project managers tend to rely on standard processes and techniques. That might seem like a good approach, but it really isn’t.
To preserve one of the world’s largest natural sequoia groves, a team balanced the needs of tourists and trees.
After you get certified, there is still a great deal to learn about working as a project manager. Use these simple tips to further your new career.
Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People teaches timeless, universal principles to help us be our best. Take a quick tour through the 7 habits with a special emphasis on their relation to project management. Self-reflective questions prompt readers to consider how they might execute projects more effectively.
Have you been thinking about completing a certification like the CAPM® or PMP® forever…but just can’t get it done? This practitioner's hope is that two steps can help get you going.
Thinking of becoming a freelance project management consultant? Here are five steps to keep in mind before you make the leap.
When considering the format of exams, it may be tempting to just keep things as they are. However, beyond ease and popularity, the world of learning is also changing.
In this seminar, Dr. Reich will first discuss two practices which can position a project to deliver value: Design Thinking and Benefits Mapping. Then she will review findings from a large scale study done to compare predictive and agile methodologies. An unexpected and interesting finding is that combining predictive and agile practices into a hybrid approach can produce good outcomes.
Project Management is becoming a very competitive industry, and we are finding that a way to ensure that you and your projects are a success is knowing about how to work successfully with other cultures. Do you want to learn some hints and tricks for working with other cultures? During this webinar, we'll discuss 3 different cultures (India, USA, Middle East) and how to successfully navigate a positive working relationship with them as well as some more generic tips for how to succeed with any culture!
Planning is vital to your project execution and success. Projects are often multifunctional, requiring input from various stakeholders. This webinar will discuss how to effectively facilitate productive face-to-face kickoff sessions (both in person and virtual) and ongoing planning meetings.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores an alternative project management curriculum. Join him to find out what he wished he had learned at project management school—and what we can all benefit from learning as well.
Project managers face two competing imperatives, 1) to be as fast and efficient as possible, and 2) to improve what you do and how you do it. The first one is about being on budget, on time and on target. The second one is about doing that better than you did it last time, perhaps radically better. In other words innovating the products you develop and the processes you use to do that. In this webinar you will learn a simple intuitive framework—a mindset—for thinking about your work, that enables that innovation. A switch that will make you and your team more adaptive, resilient and resourceful, as you enhance rather than compromise your efficiency.
Assurance reviews are essential to the overall good governance of major public projects and programs; in this webinar, we explore some of the challenges around framing and implementing assurance review recommendations during the life-cycle. PMI have funded a research study led by The University of Hull, which seeks to uncover how the treatment of assurance review data influences recommendations and the subsequent actions (or inactions) that arise, using a definitive set of data. During the webinar, we will discuss some of the implications arising from the findings of this study, explore suggestions for improving current assurance processes in practice and identify recommendations for future research.
One of the most difficult, yet important, questions regarding projects is "What advantages will this project create for the investors and key stakeholders?" Projects and programs should be treated as investments. This means that the focus of projects shifts from delivering within the triple constraints (time–cost–quality) towards some of the more fundamental questions: What is the purpose of this investment? What are the specific advantages expected? Are these benefits worth the investment?
Have you or your Agile teams had trouble refining requirements on an Agile project? Are your teams struggling with user stories and tasks that are too large for them to handle well? If so, you and your teams need more guidance to implement backlog / user story grooming. Backlog grooming is a step-by-step process of taking high-level (“coarse-grained”) requirements and refining them to lower-level user stories and tasks (“fine-level”) that are ready to put into a sprint. In RefineM’s Backlog/Story Grooming presentation, attendees will learn how to work the process to achieve fine-grained requirements that are ready just in time. The key to success is leveraging tools and techniques as well as the expertise of your team to refine requirements iteratively.