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Upcoming Webinars

Building Options at Project Front-End Strategizing: The Power of Capital Design for Evolvability

May 25, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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How do project teams overcome differences to adopt a design plan that strikes a balance between short-term affordability and long-term adaptability? Hear how a formal framework for design flexibility on the front end encourages greater communication among project team members, helps avoid risks and reduce costs, and improves efficiency. While the uncertainties of the future will always be present, capital project teams can manage potential change more effectively by adopting these principals and designing for evolvability.

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Project Management Success in the Public Sector

by Jonathan Weinstein Winnie Liem Tony Van Krieken 
April 17, 2015 | 59:34 | Views: 1,200 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.67 / 7

Achieving project management success in the public sector has its challenges; some different than in the private sector. The presentation is based on the research and experience of the presenter, Jon Weinstein, and is capture in two books he co-authored on the subject. The session will provide attendees with practical lessons from real success stories across all levels of government, different organization types, and across the spectrum of project management processes and practices.

Performing Under Pressure

by Bill Benjamin
February 18, 2015 | 70:12 | Views: 1,803 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.28 / 7

Let’s face it—Government Leaders face enormous amounts of pressure. Failing to manage pressure is a significant reason why projects fail. This webinar will explore how the brain functions under pressure and will explore ground breaking research on how Project Managers can excel under pressure and drive engagement, innovation, growth and deliver success in their projects!

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Learn From Others

Ethics in Project Management

by Giovanni Giazzon

When discussing cultural and social behaviors, laws and the intersection with a professional career in a regulated market, being ethical means conforming to accepted standards of conduct. A recent trip and enlightening class brought the issue front and center to an experienced PM.

Lessons from a Successful Nuclear Project

by Bruce Harpham

Nuclear technology and project management have a long standing relationship. The River Corridor Closure Project was a finalist for the PMI Project of the Year award in 2015. As a large-scale project that dealt with significant hazards and large budgets successfully, there is much to learn from this project.

Project Management Policy in Government-Funded Projects

by Hajj Abdul Nsubuga, PMP

The number of investment projects in many governments—coupled with the necessity to share resources across multiple projects—has created the need for a more formal and structured approach to managing projects to ensure that they are delivered on time, within budget and to the desired quality.

Topic Teasers Vol. 70: Compliance Challenges

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

Question: We need to make some alterations in the way we manage our internal software and the access employees have to protected data. Now an audit shows we need to make specific changes immediately or pay a huge fine. Is there any way to avoid this embarrassment in the future and protect our public image?
A. International and federal regulations must be complied with, and knowing which regulations apply to your type of business so you can merge compliance into your plans at the project level will help satisfy the mandatory requirements to avoid large fines in the future.
B. Most staff members are reluctant to move forward with required changes to their daily routine, whether technological or manual. To get their cooperation and meet the audit list, fire the first three people who speak out in opposition. Setting an example clearly conveys that this change will occur with or without the agreement of the employees.
C. If your organization has been running smoothly and profitably, ask the legal team to search the past rulings to find ways to avoid altering the violation items listed by the compliance inspectors.
D. Each type of business has a single federal mandate to govern how they manage their profits. Know that the depreciation versus capitalization of corporate expenses should be recorded and tracked to meet audit specifications.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!

How Government Fosters Innovation Projects

by Bruce Harpham

The next frontier for innovation is the public sector and healthcare. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once remarked, “Taxes are the price we pay for civilized society.” Innovation projects in the public sector have the potential to strengthen and reinforce our society.

Why Government Projects Don't Follow an Ideal PM Process

by Abdullah Oguz

As project managers working for government agencies, we often give way to despair. Government projects appear to be from another planet at first--a deformed version of regular projects. We are expected to put them on the right track from the very beginning, not allowing any delay and keeping on a persistent path with a robust attitude and the right tools.

Method in the Mayhem: Managing Megaprojects (Part 2)

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

In Part 1, we looked at how two similar megaprojects--separated in time by 1,800 years--delivered transformational change through the magnitude of their engineering achievements. But to understand the challenges of managing megaprojects--what is it that makes them so alluring yet so fraught with difficulty?--we must first understand what shapes the urgency of their ambitions.

Teachable Moments: Ready for Disaster

by Sean Carroll, PMP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP; Scott Calhoun, P.E., PMP; Sean P. Hannigan, P.E.; Garrett Meyer; Jason Smith

The flawless maritime response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings validated the campaign to change the status quo and prepare for the unthinkable through benchmarking, validation, consensus, training and implementation.

Managing Effective Collaboration in the Early Acquisition Life Cycle Stages of an Enterprise Application for the DoD

by Randall Schmidt, PMP

Collaboration inside the Department of Defense is critical to program success, especially for enterprise-wide applications. DoD program managers face challenges unique to the DoD, including culture, organization dynamics and an abundance of complex statutory and regulatory requirements. Methods explored in this paper can assist the program management office (PMO) in achieving needed collaboration, and putting these in place at inception increases effectiveness.


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