Automation represents the next frontier for organizational efficiency and innovation, but leaders must navigate ethical, technological and operational minefields to realize the benefits. Let’s consider some key elements of an automation strategy, including customers, costs, and people.
Connect In Person
Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
If you perform business analysis, your work is vital to project and program success. To most effectively support your organization and advance in your career, you need to know how to apply BA to any situation and delivery method. The new PMI Guide to Business Analysis will help you achieve this! Get an exclusive preview, with in-depth insights, at the PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017.
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 Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
The Proven and Practical Project Manager Toolkit: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Register
Every project manager should have a proven, practical, and powerful toolkit – of skills, techniques, processes, procedures, tools, and templates – to help a project or program's success. The toolkit should be proven (it works), practical (efficient and adaptable), and powerful (big impact). This webinar focuses on three proven, practical, and powerful tools: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Registers.
We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example. In contrast, project management methods have tended to be too complex to be easily understood and applied by non-experts. Under these circumstances, it is not surprising that we saw the rise of agile, triggered by the Agile Manifesto, in February 2001 by 17 independent-minded software practitioners. Considering that this year is the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the Project Management Institute, it is time that we co-create The Project Manifesto.
No one loses weight just by wearing gym clothes or acquiring gym equipment. Likewise, dressing an organization with new technologies and exotic tools is not enough to achieve the expected benefits. Could it be even as dangerous as putting roller skates in an elephant? What is needed to ensure lasting results in digital transformation? The key is in the human side.
Based on the presenter's experience as a practitioner, this webinar is an analysis of the principles of the Earned Value Standard and the challenges of using it in Agile projects.
Save Time With Tools Templates
This Excel sheet helps you track monetary trends for various project items and plots a graph summary based on your entries. Adapt the items and expenses to suit your project.
This Excel template helps you prioritize projects in your organization using objective criteria like strategic fit, economic impact and feasibility. You can adapt this template using other criteria that you can consider. This template helps you determine big-impact, top-priority projects for your organization.
This spreadsheet is used to calculate and compare the TCO (total cost of ownership) and CBA (cost benefit analysis) of multiple alternative solutions. This includes costs and benefits for not only the implementation, but also for additional years of maintenance.
This template can help project managers plan key planning and customer activities in preparation for go-live. It can be easily tailored for deployment planning for projects of all sizes.
애자일 변환은 어디에서 조직의 가치를 극대화 할 것입니까? 비즈니스 환경이 급속히 변하는 지역이나 고객 또는 이해 관계자가 서비스 또는 제품의 지속적인 개선을 기대하는 지역 일 것입니다. 민첩한 접근 방식으로 가장 이익을 얻을 수있는 영역을보다 효과적으로 파악할 수있는 유용한 방법을 제시합니다.
Learn From Others
Each year, the strategy team at the Project Management Institute conducts an assessment of global, long-term trends across a range of key issue areas. Conducted since 2007, this annual report examines and evaluates the global trajectory of major trends in everything from climate change to shifting demographics—and explores how these trends are impacting the world of project management and project professionals.
Most of the time, there are reasonable and logical reasons for an organization's “ways of doing things.” But what are justified reasons for breaking with protocol? When does doing “the right thing” take precedent over following “the rules” when a conflict arises?
Strategic business innovation has begun to create new markets, products and services—and establish new business models. All of this has the potential to disrupt existing markets. What effect will this have on your organization—and your career?
In the current digital era, organizations must keep with the pace of market and competitor dynamics. During these change initiatives, they need to clearly understand what factors and elements constitute as transformational—and what existing elements need continuous improvement.
If you are looking to use social media platforms as a way to sell your organization and its products and services, you will need to consider which ones would be good matches for your industry—and the best ones to use to pass your messages around.
Digital transformation has become the norm for every organization. There is intense competition, and industries are seeing more disruption than ever. Here, we look at key challenges to the success of this journey.
Legislation across the globe is mandating that public and private sector businesses include accessibility requirements in their environments, including digital channels and platforms. How do your efforts measure up?
In business, you must be able to produce products and services efficiently in order to survive in the competitive environment. But periodically, you need to “get your head out of the boat” and evaluate your competitors, environmental factors and your own strengths and weaknesses to define the correct direction for the company.
You might wish to avoid corporate politics, but it’s just not possible. You need to be able to navigate and leverage the political terrain that surrounds your projects. Creating an influence diagram as part of an approach called “project plumbing” can help.
A business that fails to embrace adaptive planning won’t survive for long. But some organizations have become so focused on trends and market changes that they’ve lost sight of their core mission. Sometimes the right response is no response at all.
Core values can’t be seen on the balance sheet, but they can be one of the most valuable assets in an organization. They can guide strategic decisions, align processes, and positively influence behaviors. At Netflix, it’s called a “culture code.”
Data-driven applications are more complicated than most software products, while working with data scientists has some unique challenges. We need to approach these efforts thoughtfully, recognize the patterns, and respect the special talents of each group. Here are five recommendations.
More often than not, companies facing expansion challenges end up executing a global systems rollout to support their expansion needs. In this article, the author looks at some of the key considerations to execute such a rollout successfully.
This article highlights an innovative program created by the PMI Chicagoland chapter that has been successful in creating a nexus of communication and collaboration between the corporate C-suite, the local chapter, its members, and the profession as a whole.
Drive Success in a World of Change: The Project Economy is one in which people have the skills and capabilities they need to turn ideas into reality. It is where organizations deliver value to stakeholders through successful completion of projects, delivery of products, and alignment to value streams. And all of these initiatives deliver financial and societal value.
Ask a Question