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On-demand Webinars

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

by Nuno Gil
May 25, 2017 | 59:10 | Views: 3,793 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.45 / 7

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.

Project Management Success in the Public Sector

by Jonathan Weinstein Winnie Liem Tony Van Krieken 
April 17, 2015 | 59:34 | Views: 1,576 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.65 / 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.

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Navigating PM Challenges in Government Projects

by Mike Donoghue

As much as project managers are pioneers with a skill set that helps them and their teams through each difficult journey, the unexplored territories of government projects can add significant layers of confusion and effort.

Government Projects Are Different: Discuss

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

It is true that government projects are different...but not in the way that some argue. While it is wrestling with an entirely different animal to successfully manage the delivery of government projects, this PM argues those that do it well are some of the best project managers he knows.

Transitioning from the Private Sector into Government PM

by Joe Wynne

Those that have managed projects in a government agency after experience in the private sector have noted a difference in expectations for participation in projects, roles and responsibilities, and readiness for project success. Learnings from our Government topic section will help you take an effective consulting role in your transition into the public sector. The tactics described here will help you ask the right questions to succeed.

We Don't Track Benefits…We're Government!

by Andy Jordan

Just because an organization is in the public sector doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to manage to benefits. If we forget about public versus private sector for a moment, the premise that projects are undertaken to deliver results rather than just outputs should be clear.

Government Lessons in People over Process

by Mike Griffiths

Hear how a greenfield opportunity quickly became tricky. Then learn the people-first considerations for more effective change management in government and private organizations.

Portfolio Management in Government

by Andy Jordan

Government initiatives can benefit from many portfolio management principles. But portfolio management is not gaining the same traction in government as it is in private corporations. Why is that, and what are the implications?

Government PM: Challenges and Opportunities for Agile Adoption

by Bruce Harpham

Project management skills will play a decisive role in the evolution of government. Part of the equation lies in political will to provide the funds necessary to replace decaying infrastructure and improve access to services. As project managers, what can we do to deliver better projects for the public? Using agile is part of the answer.

Public Sector vs. Private Sector PM

by Michael Wood

Differences in culture and focus are the leading reason why government projects differ from their private sector counterparts. Understanding the cultural differences—and how they impact project success—can help project managers moving from the private sector into the public sector (and vice versa) make a more successful transition.

Why Government IT Procurement is Broken

by Andy Jordan

Government procurement for major technology projects often goes wrong—and it’s really not surprising because the entire process is broken. What is it about these initiatives that causes more difficulties than other types of projects?


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