As many organizations now incorporate Agile ways of working to manage projects, there are new roles to be filled. In Scrum, one of those roles is the Product Owner. Does your organization have an unclear role and responsibilities for your Product Owners? Are you a Product Owner who is looking for ways to be more effective and successful in your role? If so, this webinar is for you.
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When writing Acceptance Tests, we respond to requirements and essentially turn them into scenarios that can be specified, tested, and then implemented. However, sometimes requirements are stated in a way that make the scenarios too large for effective testing and development. This webinar will investigate why this is, suggest techniques that can be used to decompose them into smaller scenarios, and demonstrate this using a real-world example of a complex business rule.
With COVID and social movements including the Great Resignation and Quiet Quitting, we are experiencing unprecedented numbers of employees leaving the workforce, either physically or mentally, in order to avoid high stress and burnout and bring a better sense of balance to their lives. All this, while the ongoing number of projects and change organizations are taking on to remain competitive and satisfy their customers continues to rise. To maintain and grow their customer base, organizations seek out, listen to and leverage their customers to influence decisions.
In the face of unprecedented disruption affecting the workforce with increasing speed, the playbook for driving business transformation requires a revolutionary approach. This webinar invites you on a journey of discovery, exploring Transformation Management Offices (TMOs) and their role in guiding forward-looking companies through impactful change. This interactive session will show you practical strategies, frameworks, and tips for creating and growing your own TMO to drive true organizational transformation.
Entre un biais pour l’espoir et un biais pour le désespoir : une lecture comportementale de la performance des projets
La performance des grands projets défraie souvent la chronique le plus souvent à cause des dépassements de coût et des retombées en deçà des attentes. En effet, les projets ont tendance à avoir un « comportement » compliqué voire « une vie » difficile. Dans une perspective de systèmes complexes, le comportement d'un projet est l'étude de la manière dont les projets prennent des tournures différentes et complexes entre leur lancement et leur exécution, ou connaissent des déviations systématiques par rapport au plan. Cet exposé met en scène deux personnages clés du récit du comportement des projets. Les Pollyanna ont un penchant pour l'espoir et considèrent que les projets peuvent, contre toute attente, réussir malgré les défis auxquels ils sont confrontés. Ils associent la dérive des projets à des erreurs de gestion plutôt honnêtes, mettent de l’avant « l’erreur » comme la source du mal c’est-à-dire des facteurs tels que les changements à l’envergure, la complexité et l'incertitude. Pour contrer l’erreur, ces sur-optimistes se tournent vers les « best practices » ou les bonnes pratiques de gestion. Les Cassandre ont plutôt un penchant pour le désespoir et avancent que les projets sont voués à la contreperformance. Ils lient la dérive des projets à une distorsion systématique de la pensée logique, pointent du doigt « le biais » comme la source du mal, notamment le sur-optimisme et le mensonge stratégique. Pour en finir avec ce trouble du comportement, ces sur-pessimistes recommandent de « débiaiser » les prévisions des projets. Qui a raison ? Qui a tort ? Dans cet exposé, nous nous basons sur des études de cas de projets pour dépeindre leur performance à travers ces deux lectures comportementales.
On June 15, 2023, a PMI Webinar was conducted where Lynda Carter and Dave Davis discussed “Empathy when Eliciting User Knowledge”. The discussion / interaction was tremendous and there were more comments and questions than the leaders could answer. Well, we listened to you and have now prepared a webinar to answer most of those questions and continue the dialog. The webinar will again feature Lynda and Dave sharing real world learning on the importance of Empathy in elicitation and how it can improve your professional skill set.
Sustainability has become a key parameter for organizations and this means that projects and operations have to be planned and implemented with this objective. At the project level it may be difficult to bring in sustainability initiatives because often times the scope of the project is already determined or it is contractual. To get a sustainability perspective one has to consider it beyond a project outcome and further this needs to be addressed by senior management. Therefore, an organizational level approach would be more appropriate.
Recycling or Recovery has been in vogue for the last two or three decades as a means to save the environment and many organizations , communities and countries have embraced it as priority But is this enough ? How do Repairs / Refurbish or Reuse / Repurpose compare with recycling /recovery? This becomes one step before and can be prevent large quantities of materials going to the final destination i.e. the landfill.
Elicitation of knowledge is a human interaction. In order to be effective, a project professional must understand the view of the knowledge worker on approaching the session(s). We will discuss human relationship components and how they dictate the environment. We will look at the elicitation cycle and how the project professional needs to use empathy to optimize this cycle. Finally, we discuss the culture intelligence environment and how it impacts the use of empathy to help the knowledge worker feel safe in the discussions.
This webinar will discuss the requirements that companies will need to develop an effective modularization business case that will complement the overall project business case.
Project Headway Webinars
In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores what it takes to deliver project information effectively in the boardroom. He discusses common challenges and pitfalls, and explores why project information often falls short of expectations. He identifies the information that executives are most often looking for, and how to think about, structure and present information in a way that is meaningful and relevant. The webinar will provide strategies to plan your next presentation, and to ensure to the greatest degree possible that it hits the mark.
For those who find this concept a little discomforting, this webinar is for you. Mark Mullaly explores what it means to develop and reinforce your abilities as a project manager. Rather than looking on career development as a honing and refining of technical skills and abilities, he takes on the necessary challenge of developing our career as one of ensuring visibility, reinforcing reputation and cementing perceptions of competence. It's not enough to be a great project manager; it is also necessary to be seen as a great project manager. Stand up and be counted; your career will thank you for it.
This webinar lifts the lid on project governance to explore what is supposed to be happening, why it isn't occurring, and what to do about it. Join Mark Mullaly as he explores the challenges associated with designing effective project governance structures. He will explore what steering committees are supposed to do, why they often don't, and what you can do about it. Make going to a steering committees the highlight of your month, not the thing that you dread most. Here's how.
So what does it actually mean to manage an agile project? What does it take to get acceptance and adoption, and to introduce the practices to an organization? Is it more effective to introduce aspects of the approach, hoping for some level of take-up, even if it means compromising many of the overall foundations? Or is it necessary to adopt agile wholesale, and fend off attempts to water it down? In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the agile phenomenon: where it came from, what it is meant to do, and how to best make it work. Whether you are trying to make it work, or just want to find out more about what it's about, be sure to tune in as we try to deftly explore the agile phenomenon.
Join Stephen Maye as he walks you through getting a handle on your project's risks. This video features a presentation on identifying potential risks, detailed risk analysis and risk avoidance and mitigation techniques as well as some more intimate conversations with Stephen on his experiences with risk.
Just because you are working in a waterfall organization doesn't mean you can't be Agile. Join Dave Prior as he walks you through a case study on implementing Scrum in a waterfall environment. He offers some key practices and data points that will enable you to be successful in both keeping the team productive and providing the information needed to build trust and confidence with the Project Sponsors and Senior Executives you need to support your Agile implementation.
Dave Prior explains how to use the teachings in Sun Tzu's masterpiece for success at work. While this presentation is geared towards in your role as a project manager, many of the lessons can be applied in other facets of day-to-day life to help you subtly manipulate a situation towards a desired outcome.
Michael Wood lays out 30+ years of experience in the trenches in this one-of-a-kind presentation. He shows you how to focus on business objectives, write practical project plans, cope with changing priorities, deliver continuous and effective communication, build confidence in your project management abilities, and most important...make it all look easy.
It is the projects that an organization undertakes that determine its strategy. Without a tie to execution, a company's stated strategy is no more than words on paper. Join Jennifer Tharp in this video presentation to learn about how to use strategic planning in the execution of your projects and turn vision into reality.
Jennifer Tharp moves past the current CSR fads and explains why you, as a project manager, should be concerned with corporate social responsibility. Learn how responsible and sustainable projects have a real impact on the success of your projects, your business, and ultimately your career.