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The Necessary Culture for Soaring Performance

by Karen Chovan
March 22, 2017 | 61:48 | Views: 2,937 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.47 / 7

Has your organization or quality management team gone through the effort of adopting the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) strategy for making improvements to various processes? This talk will dive into what it really takes for an organization, or even a department within, to make true gains from the PDCA process.

Emerging Technologies – The New Norm for Projects

by Kevin Coleman
March 21, 2017 | 62:36 | Views: 3,555 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.86 / 7

Industry and subject matter experts believe that we are in the early stages of an era of technological advancement that will dwarf the Internet era of the mid to late 90s. Having a basic understanding of these technologies and their current status will provide program and project managers with the tools they need to move forward.

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The Necessary Culture for Soaring Performance

Mar 22, 2017 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Has your organization or quality management team gone through the effort of adopting the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) strategy for making improvements to various processes? This talk will dive into what it really takes for an organization, or even a department within, to make true gains from the PDCA process.

Emerging Technologies – The New Norm for Projects

Mar 21, 2017 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Industry and subject matter experts believe that we are in the early stages of an era of technological advancement that will dwarf the Internet era of the mid to late 90s. Having a basic understanding of these technologies and their current status will provide program and project managers with the tools they need to move forward.

Mindset of a LeAgile Leader

Mar 7, 2017 12:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

This session will give you a unique perspective in the possibility of using lean and agile in unison, not only to all kinds of projects, but at overall organizational project management, as well as a top down view on your organization as a Lean-Agile (LeAgile) Organization. The session will endeavor to link the conceptualizations from top-down as well as bottom-up approaches to enable audience get a wholesome picture of a LeAgile Organization.

Introduction to PL/SQL

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If you want to extend your SQL capabilities with Oracle's PL/SQL option, this is a good place to get a solid footing.

Controlling the Software Development Process Checklist

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Use this checklist to evaluate your organization's mechanisms for identifying problems in the software development process, correcting development process deficiencies and preventing the recurrence of project problems brought on by development process deficiencies.

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Your Social Media Strategy

by Michael Wood

Project managers must often develop a social media policy—and make decisions about the tools that will be used to digitally communicate and share project-related content. Here is some guidance for PMs to consider when developing a social media strategy.

On Program Management: The End of the PMO

by Eric S. Norman

Let’s face it: In the project/program/portfolio management world, delivering real value seems to be the most elusive aspect of any PMO. And because of this, the PMO seems to be one of the first places organizational leaders look to “right-size” or “optimize,” reducing the impact and potential value PMOs might generate for their organizations.

Implementing CRM Systems: Not All Sunshine and Roses

by Michael Wood

It's easy to understand why organizations would want to implement an efficient and effective CRM solution. So what goes wrong with these initiatives? Why are around 70% of CRM deployment efforts fraught with problems and unforeseen complications? Let’s explore some remedies...

The Importance of Data Quality

by Ken Serrell

Improving your data quality and completeness of your data are crucial to a successful outsourcing project. In order to scale a solution, the organization must address underlying issues around essential data.

Planning Your IT Transformation Strategy (Part 1)

by Maxson Anthony

This series focuses on preparing you to embark on your transformation journey and help you ask the right questions, understand and accept facts, define realistic goals and consider the right parameters. Most importantly, it helps you establish continuity and sustain such strategies in the long term. The first installment helps you ask the right questions and accept facts.

Be Careful Not to Break Something While Being Agile

by Rich Hephner

Agile is all about managing change, but every organization has a different rate of change. We generally think about agile as removing impediments to accelerate development and keep up with change. It also has an important role to play in placing constraints on change so that it doesn’t spin out of control. This article is a case study of how too much change can lower quality and lead to products that completely miss the mark.

Strategic Project Management: New Skills for the Modern-Day PM

by Ajaykumar Kittur

Developing the business acumen to understand and provide the right feedback to senior leadership to pick and choose the right projects that will help achieve the larger strategic objectives is essential for the modern-day PM. Are you ready for the challenge?

Solving a Multi-Criteria Decision Problem of Process Technology Selection

by Partha S. Ghose, PMP

Selection of the correct process technology for a manufacturing industry, with several complex variables that will dictate success, is of vital importance. This article applies Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to complex problems with both objective and subjective criteria. Here, the methodology is used in a selection decision for identifying the optimal technology for a steel-making enterprise.

The Titanic and the Manager's 5 Deadly Sins

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota

The Titanic was an ambitious project, projected to reach extraordinary success...but it sank. Why did this happen? By going through this interesting historical case, we'll visualize how behavioral aspects could sink the best project or business. These are “must have” concepts for any manager interested in getting the most from projects.

Topic Teasers Vol. 86: The Failure Repository

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: I’m not in IT, but I’m heading a project to implement one of those big name software packages that is supposed to place all the corporate information in one application. We’ve rolled it out, but as a 24-hour organization it seems that we have departments unable to access their information at all hours of the day and night. Our vendor is on call for the fixes, but the outages interrupt our business. I’m discouraged, angry and exhausted. How do I manage these issues?
A. With a big name supplier, the responsibility to keep things up and going is on their shoulders, not yours. Contact upper management and ask to have any payments to them stopped until all areas of your organization are up and running with no down time for at least six weeks.
B. Each department was probably given a chance to express what connectivity they needed before the customization of this overriding package was finalized. Get the name of each person who was part of the planning team and subsequently had an outage in their area and report them to their own manager.
C. Ask your own IT team to get involved in solving these issues. Obviously, the vendor does not have competent people on its staff who can manage an install like yours. If your own internal staff takes over the responsibility, you will have better communication and a team that understands the high stakes when your systems go down.
D. The reality of any install that must switch over an entire organization at one time is that there are going to be hiccups. But as a non-IT expert, the most productive path for you is to create a way that the failures can be grouped and tracked so that past problems can be easily accessed to provide faster solutions to new outages or feature failures that occur.
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