There are a lot of people who work on projects, but usually only a few project managers. How do you help the non-PMs understand project management—and keep them working within the confines of the framework governing the project?
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An in-depth exploration of the new FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract, highlighting new ways to create integrated frameworks whilst improving value and working effectively with the supply chain. Case studies from the UK Ministry of Justice, Surrey County Council and Futures Housing Group (the first adopters of the FAC-1 form) will help you learn why this new contract is becoming the contract of our time and was described by delegates in a previous PMI webinar as “state of the art”. King’s College London Centre of Construction Law created the new FAC-1 standard form after 12 months of consultation with over 120 organizations in 14 countries, leading up to its publication in June 2016. The published form is already in use, has been presented at many international forums and is being translated for use into 5 other languages. Case studies will show you how clients and teams can improve value under a framework or alliance, using connected projects to build on their experience and establish more integrated systems. FAC-1 makes this easier for all parties and creates a transnational basis for improved working practices. FAC-1 is not a new building contract form, and instead is designed to connect any one or more existing building contract forms including: • any national or international building and engineering contract forms including FIDIC • any national or international consultant appointments. Project Management topics covered: • Procurement Strategy • Contract Management • Project Governance • Collaborative Working & Effective Communication • BIM (Building Information Management)
One of the key topics discussed when talking about agile concerns the inhibitors in its deployment. Practitioners feel they are doing something wrong, but often they are not to blame. The culprit is culture, either within an organization, but very often tied to multinational teams whose members think and act differently. This is quite normal because we carry with us the values and norms from where we come. Can these obstacles be overcome? YES! The outcome of crafting multinational crossfunctional teams creates a basis of trust and understanding that allows for organizations to fully utilize the power of diversity, all within an agile way of working.
Organizations change. They must change, or they disappear. Amidst change, they then struggle to ensure that the different changes they implement are really creating value. In this session we'll explore how to determine if a change has to occur, and how to ensure it delivers value.
How are processes developed today and where does the customer fall within your processes? Is the customer simply a participant in your internal processes, or is her desired outcome your focus? Do you use automation to facilitate design and adherence? What about collaboration with the employees who know the processes the best; those performing the work? In this video lecture, we describe Agile Process Design and why this approach is important to both Project Managers (part of the deliverables) and Business Analysts (focus on needs). Explicit approaches will be highlighted in this webinar, including examples of how processes are designed in an agile way.
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From the initiation to the closing stages of a project, different problems arise that may or may not affect project cost and schedule outcomes. We must record these in a specific format that will act as a reference document for future projects. This template is prepared considering the activities involved in construction projects, but it can be modified for different project purposes.
This deliverable relates both a project charter and a project record form to be used during the initiating phase of a given project. It gives a high-level overview of the project including the budget, scope, resources and roles and responsibilities.
Need help tracking activity status? This template is built for when you have two activities in a phase. You can extend it for multiple activities by adding sheets. You can only perform transactional activities like updating status of an activity, or inserting activity descriptions and dates.
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Information security is all about protection of information and its critical elements (confidentiality, integrity and availability), including the systems and process that use, store and transmit that information. When it comes to information security, what exactly does it mean to us as project managers? This author helps you put the right procedures in place.
In today’s dynamic and fast-paced project management environments, project planning rarely gets the attention it deserves from project managers. In this article, we will look at some of the tools and techniques you can use to prepare a project plan that covers all the bases.
Some project managers like to be hands-on. They want to know every detail of every process to better understand the system on an intimate level. Other project managers like to hire experts to take care of the day-to-day maintenance. Which project manager are you?
A failing result on the PMP exam is devastating. What you do next tells more about yourself than flying through the exam and passing with ease. What should you do? Get back on the horse!
Our closing webinar for the November Book Club selection (Project Management Simplified: A Step-by-Step Process) had more questions after the broadcast was over. Here, the author covers the additional questions and answers that came out of that session.
The webinar MP4PM-Mindmapping for Project Management – an Introduction was packed with information, and here the presenter covers some questions and answers that came out of that session.
Increasing efficiency makes for a more motivated team—and better project outcomes.
Project managers don’t stifle the creative process—they help it thrive.
Look to your organization’s strategy and processes to prevent project failure.
Spend time building your team—or risk poor performance.
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