Are organizations spending enough time thinking about how they can leverage technology to disrupt their industry, or are they are simply focused on streamlining and digitizing? Are you at least thinking bravely?
With the significant increase in automation of operations and the increase in change initiatives and project work, a new role is emerging in the executive committee. Companies are beginning to consolidate responsibility for orchestrating and successfully implementing the organization’s continuous transformation and significant strategic initiatives within a single C-level executive. And it’s not only multinationals and for-profit organizations. The chief project officer goes far beyond the traditional Project Management Officer role or the direct sponsorship of individual projects.
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By Lynda Bourne. Over the last few months, I have been part of a group working on a series of papers looking at the history of project management and project controls. This required the classif ...
The most current PMI Fact File is in! Each month, updated numbers will be posted to the community through the Critical Path Blog. We’re very excited to continue providing this information to you ...
I'm developing a schedule management plan for my project and my organizations PM maturity level is still at an Ad-Hoc level. In the schedule management plan in the schedule changes section, I'm tryin ...
Hi Gentlefolks, I am a student in a PM Master's program. I am looking for a mentor for the next 8 weeks, preferably someone in the IT field. I am not sure if this is the correct forum. If there is a b ...
OK, so let’s start with that goofy title. It’s supposed to be a reference to that scene (clip below) from the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz… You probably know w ...
The common and accepted notion is that project management is still and will continue to evolve as time passes. From it being a practice to a full fledge profession and so on. With the many currents an ...
I'm looking for ideas for what would make up an OBS report. Early research shows an EVM report by OBS on a single project. I was thinking it more of a portfolio management tool where a mngr/exec/sui ...
Before GTIM Nation accuses me of indulging in PM fan-boy-ism, allow me to point out that the supporters of virtually every management strategy or new business model never seem to be able to articulate ...
There is a welcome focus on wellbeing in the workplace these days, but we need to ensure that expectations are realistic for everyone. It doesn’t always happen on fast-paced agile projects, where the human toll on software development teams to deliver is often ignored.
As the healthcare landscape shifts, project management innovations will continue to evolve. But fundamental principles—including the importance of relationships and close collaboration—will remain the same. Here are three success factors learned from a recent hospital renovation.
A sprint review is an essential part of the agile process, where the team can demo new features and functionality. But the demo is only half the story. The sprint review is also an opportunity for productive conversation and feedback between the team and stakeholder, which will lead to a better product.
A new report from Project Management Institute and the National Academy of Public Administration outlines nine tenets that federal agencies can implement to become more effective, efficient and equitable.
The digital revolution is here to stay, and it's highly disruptive—which is a scary reality. But there’s no reason why project managers, PMOs and all stakeholders in project delivery can’t leverage it to deliver higher levels of performance.
The climate crisis is a prime example of a Grand Challenge, one with an increasing urgency that needs to be addressed. Up to now, project management as a profession has been key for “getting things done,” and as such is likely to be part of the solution for climate change. But it may not be a straightforward process.
There’s been a lot of focus on empowering project delivery teams to work how they see fit, but what are the implications of that for PMOs in terms of their day-to-day work? There’s no single answer, but a services menu model can help.
Question: I am managing millennials who really want to feel a purpose to their work, not just have a job. But the organization is expecting us to deliver a return on their investment. How can I blend in “improving society” into my web development projects without increasing their cost? Seems like a hopeless undertaking.
Join PMI, Agilepoint, Joget, Pipefy, and Quixy for the PMI Citizen Developer Live Webinar Series where we bring you valuable insights, perspectives and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement. Moderating the session: The Best Practices for Implementing Citizen Development & Low-Code and No-Code Technology, is Claire Sanders, Manager of the Citizen Developer Partner Program at PMI. Claire will be giving our audience a short introduction into citizen development and the PMI Citizen Developer practice before jumping into speaker introductions. Claire will be joined by low-code and no-code industry leaders Jesse Shiah, Co-Founder & CEO at AgilePoint, Raveesh Dewan, President and CEO of Joget, Kristen Davis, Director of Customer Solutions Marketing at Pipefy and Vivek Goel, Vice President, Marketing and Evangelism at Quixy. The panel will discuss how to start your citizen development journey, what projects are best suited for low code/no code technology and what members of an organization should be at the forefront of implementing citizen development. The second discussion topic will focus on the best practices for implementing citizen development, important aspects of the citizen developer canvas and how to best mitigate risk when introducing low code/no code technology.
On the road towards a sustainable future, one of the topics which finds frequent mention is the circular economy. This requires that we look at initiatives with a total and holistic perspective. This applies to project professionals as well. How do we as project managers reconcile between project as a temporary endeavor with a circular economy which is essentially long-term and operational in nature? How can we contribute towards and benefit from this economic activity? This talk will deliberate on understanding the opportunities and challenges of a circular economy and what it presents for project professionals. It will help in further exploring our roles in our projects, organizations and society. Examples and case studies will be included to give a picture of current happenings.
A lean, concise, and easy-to-read charter allows the team to focus on delivering within the success criteria. This presentation discusses this new paradigm and impact to organizations, as well as the roll of charters in funding capacity, EPICS and charters, and integrated work teams. Can we deliver value faster if we adopt new business rules regarding the project faster?
Lessons from Brazil’s Social Housing Movement This webinar will illuminate novel forms of project organizing to tackle grand challenges in emergent economies. So ,shed light on novel forms of project organizing to tackle socio-economic problems that are so complex, uncertain, and difficult to resolve that they can often seem intractable, with an emphasis on developing countries. Drawing from extensive fieldwork on the emergence of participatory social movement organizations that nest self-governing project teams to tackle the housing crisis in São Paulo, Brazil, Nuno will share how organizations can harness the power of self-managed projects to unleash cooperation, creativity, and adaptability without compromising internal organizational cohesiveness. A key insight Nuno will share is how to create a virtuous architecture of participation: one where by leveraging managerial control to build order inside the self-managed project teams, the organization builds capacity for the projects to contribute to spontaneous self-organizing activities, the result of which increases the beneficial effect of self-governing projects. Nuno will discuss implications to private and public-sector organizations which are willing to consider establishing autonomous project teams in the pursuit of solutions for grand challenges.
This presentation is based on eight recent Project Management Surveys including PMI, PwC, McKinsey and others. While these eight elements of project success may be intuitively known to many Project Managers, the approach to addressing them may not be as common knowledge and definitely not common practice. The presentation discusses the eight most important success factors for large technology-based projects, based on the results of the surveys (included in the reference slide).
Managers construct narratives of innovation and ascribe themselves with informal roles such as leaders and champions of innovation (Sergeeva, 2016; Sergeeva and Green, 2019; Sergeeva and Liu, 2019). They are expected to create and communicate innovation narratives for both internal employees and stakeholders. The presentation discusses the crucial role of innovation leaders in stimulating and promoting innovations in projects and organizations. The processes of narrating and leading are connected and are important processes in project organizing. These processes are increasingly recognized as essential for successful delivery of projects/megaprojects that impact policy-making, strategizing, the economy and society as a whole. In this webinar, you will learn about Innovation narratives and leadership, and processes of leading and narrating. Key definitions and examples will be discussed. The presentation is based on longitudinal research studies in innovation and project management research.