Are you prepared to wear armor in the face of oncoming changes in a wide spectrum of avenues affecting our craft? Are you up to date on emerging technologies? This is where change management comes into play as the foremost tool in the arsenal of an effective project manager.
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14 June 2017, 9am - 5pm ET (Doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online
PMI MEMBER-ONLY event
Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind.
Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career.
• Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk
• Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow
• Earn 6 PDUs
• Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers
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Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies.
The webinar of this presentation will consider how the combination of innovation and agility can produce business value while aligning service. Attendees will learn how they can drive change for innovative and disruptive transformation.
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.
Far too often, companies are ignoring the basic business rules by moving from one extreme to another with regard to tools, methods and processes instead of managing the change as an evolution. And regardless of the evolution in technology, the social economy and market changes, there is one simple formula that remains constant, one that will maintain the main muscle of your business.
Is the organizational structure moving back to flat? Will the new structure for large organizations be a blend of hierarchy and wirearchy models? This article will discuss how the matrix structure has hit malaise, and share a potential structure of the future.
If your organization has lost the courage to move innovation to its center and has gotten stuck in a project-focused, reactive innovation approach, now is your chance to regain the higher ground and refocus—not on having innovation success, but on building innovation capability. Are you up to the challenge?
The tsunami of devices from the Internet of Things (IoT) has come to our homes, workplaces and industries—and to the projects we manage and products we create. Let’s see why the combination of innovation and agility is essential to leverage the “power of the thing” to win in this highly competitive market.
Fuzzy and seemingly subjective criteria are used to evaluate filmic stories in the entertainment industry. They can be explained with gestalt psychology and theory—and the good news for content creators is that gestalt psychology has “laws” that you can use to evaluate works in progress and final products.
Change is a team sport, and there are many different roles for people to play. With this in mind, the author has created a list to identify the 11 roles that are important to the forming of a balanced and successful change leadership team.
Strategy has been given increased importance with many of today’s leading executives, who recognize that their environment has changed significantly. This has organizations busy trying to find their own secret formula for success in this new, highly dynamic environment.
In order to move forward, you must sometimes look back—and see that some patterns have surfaced. These are no longer trends, but core competencies of the market. This year, expect to see a renewed interest in some of these tried-and-true methodologies.
How do we support innovation strategy in a way that best delivers business benefits and growth? Review the key enablers and common pitfalls and learn how project management can help you realize the greatest value from innovation.
Individual and collective negativity can derail new product ideas and innovations before they ever have a chance. Here are three useful practices to overcome our inherent bias against the unknown, and to give adept thinking a seat at the strategic planning table.
People are becoming increasing comfortable with artificial intelligence. But what does consulting have to fear from AI? These are challenging times for large consultancies and small independent consultants as they are forced to respond to attacks from three sides.
This article proposes that the most effective projects naturally develop and evolve through a series of distinct phases and asserts that failing to recognize these transitions helps explain why so many projects fall short. Each phase calls for a distinct level and type of engagement. And that’s where your project management approach becomes critical.
There are many emerging technologies that will generate a number of programs and projects in the next few years. Read about three of the top emerging technologies that are likely to find their way into many projects—and thus impact PMOs.