How can you commit to work if you don’t know whether that work will deliver what you want? Benefits realization isn’t easy, but it’s certainly not impossible. The fundamental issue is that work—and the benefits aligned with that work—is being defined in the wrong way.
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We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
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.
Scaling Agile beyond software development is a challenge because most popular Agile frameworks are conceived by software developers for software developers. In many cases, ‘scaling’ is done by returning to Lean Six Sigma practices, the very approach that Agile has tried to improve or even replace. Kanban is a Lean Six Sigma practice used with great success in manufacturing for almost 100 years. It is mistakenly considered as part of the Agile ‘umbrella,' and although it can be very successfully used in an Agile environment, it has built-in limitations that can significantly impact the most important Agility value: adapting to change. In this webinar, the presenter will share his practical experience with Kanban in manufacturing and software development projects.
Project portfolio management (PPM), when tailored to context, improves the effectiveness of senior management decision making on selecting, prioritizing, funding, monitoring, and adjusting projects. Such portfolio-level approaches can improve alignment with an organization’s strategy and enhance return-on-investment (ROI). Although the construction sector is strongly project-based and represents a major segment of the global economy (13% of GDP $ 10 trillion in 2018 projected to $14 Trillion by 2025), little is known about whether and how Project Portfolio Management (PPM) can provide benefits in this important sector. The research team from Australia and the United Kingdom investigated approaches to strategic alignment and PPM through inquiring into project-based practices of organizations in the construction sector. We found that PPM approaches are used in the case firms investigated, despite the fact that the terms ‘portfolio’ and ‘portfolio management’ were not always used. Our findings also show PPM approaches being tailored to suit the construction context.
Building a winning organization is not an easy task, and to succeed it needs to have solid foundations, foster collaboration and embrace continuous learning. Each of us have a key role in this success, whether as an individual contributor, Project Manager or head of the organization. In this webinar I share the most valuable lessons I´ve learned and cherished in Project and People management throughout my 15 year journey in mobile phones industry as part of global Quality Assurance organizations.
Fifty years since the first agile project, Enterprise Agility remains a hot topic and for some, it is a new delivery approach. Started in the late 1970s as an alternative to Lean Six Sigma, Agile became popular in the second decade of the 21st century when the frameworks used by successful small software development team found their way into projects. Possibly because it was successful on a small scale, or due to business involvement in the development of new software solutions, or just because agile has become something that any organization has to have over the last decade, agile “escaped” software development and is now more and more considered as an option for other Business Teams. "Scaling" Agile beyond software development is a challenge because most popular agile frameworks are conceived by software developers for software developers. In many cases, "scaling" is done by returning to Lean Six Sigma practices - the very approach that Agile tried to improve or even replace. Kaizen is a Lean Six Sigma practice used with great success in manufacturing. In this webinar, the author will share his practical experience with Kaizen in manufacturing as well as software development projects.
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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.
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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.
Innovation is difficult to measure, track and manage. An innovation accounting system can help to put facts at the forefront of your innovation processes and projects. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation, but these six principles are a good foundation.
What technology trends and predications will shape how organizations operate this year? From a shortage of skilled talent to optimizing infrastructure to continuous change, the C-suite has its work cut out for it.
Are you ready for your 3D virtual work avatar? Whether we like it or not, we are on our way to seeing more of our project and portfolio management functions transposed to the virtual world. Does this bode well for project and portfolio managers? Yes and no...
What constitutes a mature PMO in your organization? What should they deliver? And what should PMO leadership focus on when meeting with the C suite? Here we learn important PMO maturity lessons through the CEO lens.
If we could time travel 10 years into the future, what would we find in the world of PMOs? Today’s PMO models aren't sustainable in a project-delivery environment that is evolving as fast as it is. That’s why we’re already seeing the evolution of PMOs into more strategic, value-focused functions.
As AI becomes more generalized and more pervasive via the cloud and edge computing environments, the potential for innovation soars. How will you and your organization take advantage of this strategic imperative?
A consolidation of trends, from digital transformation to enterprise agility and strategic portfolio managements, sets up 2022 as the year for organizations to truly reimagine how they operate, invest and grow in the Project Economy.
The world needs organizations that develop technology and create products that don’t harm their stakeholders, intentionally or not. Here are two fundamental pillars to build a responsible innovation culture upon.
They say that perception is reality, and that could be a problem for project management. We have all experienced the frustration of not having a seat at the table when key decisions are being made. Yet things haven’t changed quickly enough.
Providing broader organizational insight to an employer can bring satisfaction to the project manager, increased management exposure and perhaps enhanced career opportunities. But does it come at the price of doing less of what we love the most?
The real challenge is not being able to identify project delivery improvement resolutions, but to create actionable ones. Here we provide a process to help your resolution discovery process, and provide four additional tips with steps to immediately implement.
Strategic thinking is an important aspect of adding value as a project manager—and the perfect PM resolution for 2022. Here we discuss what strategy and strategic thinking are, why they are important, and how project managers can be more effective as leaders by learning to think more strategically.
The adaptation and implementation of new technologies and business strategies has become a major organizational challenge. Here we look at how proper utilization of a wide skill set within the project management discipline can help.
The old mantra “do more with less” could be just around the corner. The level of uncertainty is paramount for organizations, and there is not a one-size-fits-all strategy that CIOs can follow. Where do CIOs go as a painful 2021 ends and 2022 promises more of the same?
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