As project management evolves and organizations focus on faster paths to delivery, is the role of project manager set to change dramatically?
Shaping your Intercultural Project Leadership: How to Leverage Cross-Cultural Challenges in your Project
Intercultural gaps threaten many projects. National cultures, job cultures, enterprise cultures, generational cultures: any gap in those components can lead projects to face culture clashes…and additional problems. Yet, project managers can not only actively manage those gaps, but also leverage them and thus extend leadership skills. This webinar will highlight which levers project managers can use to identify and proactively manage intercultural factors within the project, and suggest practical ways to develop an intercultural leadership style which can be effective both at personal and team level.
Voices on Project Management
By Marian Haus, PMP We’ve all heard about those projects in crises—the ones that required a quick and firm intervention with the help of a taskforce to bring it back on track. No pro ...
Currently many people decide to train on their own, although it is true that the costs of courses is high for an individual, against part of a company that includes it in their budget and knows that t ...
Information is what we use to create knowledge, which drives many of the business and project decisions that keep our corporations afloat. In the Agile and Scrum world, information is shared with all ...
Dear reader, don't be alarmed - this IS your regularly scheduled article! I'd like to thank Sante Vergini for providing the inspiration for the first topic and the second one had been a spl ...
Hello All, I would like to know if you are using data analytics to make better decisions in your day to day project management practice. If yes, could you please explain how. Thanks, Saurabh ...
It is a well recognized concept that the overall risk inherent in a project generally decreases as you reduce its scope or complexity. This leads to the common practice of splitting complex proj ...
Project Management Attitude Project Managers are a special breed of professionals. It's a calling to lead people on the right path to achieve results. Having the right attitude in Project ...
The Point Person A Project Manager is your architect to formulate and execute a plan to deliver a project on-time within the approved budget. Project Managers are involved from the inception of a p ...
When senior manager getting into your way in project management and they are influencing your project. Offcourse they do not have any bad intention but it is affecting your project. How to handle it.from Project Management Central posted by on
I have a very prestigious project and my senior manager is influencing a lot. He is connecting to resources directly bypassing me and sometimes coming up with urgent client pleasing requirements in be ...
Intending to transform the established life insurance business of a leading insurer is a multi-dimensional challenge. It is also a story of the level of adaptability, perseverance and collaboration. In this case study of a leading Swiss insurance Company, the author shares the insights gained from the four-year journey as the company prepares for implementation.
The use of agile methods lean toward faster delivery of results at a more frequent pace and in a more cost-conscious manner. However, not every project is best suited to be delivered in an agile way. As an agency partner, you need to be honest with yourself about where you are in your agile journey.
Most agile practitioners admit to an important truth: we often don’t know what we don’t know. This brings into question the concept of commitments, which can become impractical, even in shorter increments, when new information is constantly emerging that requires individuals and teams to adapt.
Despite resistance to change from team members, this practitioner went through a coaching experience that gave him a sense of fulfillment. Read about his challenges—and the three simple stages he took with coaching.
The future of work is going to be very different, and agility is going to be a very important part of that future. There are profound implications and wide-open opportunities. Are you ready?
Planning goes into what projects will entail and what their timelines will be—and agile is a medium to get there and achieve goals. Is your project really agile? Agile iteration makes sense if certain conditions are met...
When problems are tackled collaboratively, usually the organization wins. Effective collaboration requires more than technology. There’s a subtle, but important, fact that the most powerful solutions are only as good as the people using them.
What went wrong? If you got everything right along the way and the change effort still faces problems, chances are you are not communicating effectively. In this session, we'll explore how communication influences change projects.
This session covers the entire life-cycle of stakeholders’ engagement, from day 0 to project sign-off, and describes not only WHAT to do but also HOW to do it efficiently – including original tools and techniques proven by Mr. Jucan’s successful track record in complex stakeholder environments.
Launch Trajectory – Why Integrating Definition and Execution Is Critical to Development Project, Program and Portfolio Success
It isn't easy to make exact copies of even a simple product, but at least you begin that effort knowing what "done" looks like. Development introduces a special kind of challenge – you only learn what "done" looks like at the end. The critical path for execution becomes dependent upon the critical path for definition and vice versa. The development path can be thought of as a part "altitude" you wish to attain and part "distance" you must travel to get there. We'll use this powerful analogy to explore why development outcomes vary so widely, why Agile methods are essential, and to help you plot the optimum launch trajectory for any given effort.
February 2018 Book Club Intro: Implementing Positive Organizational Change - A Strategic Project Management Approach
Introduction webinar for the February 2018 Book Club Selection, Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach by Gina Abudi
December 2017 Book Club Q and A Closing Webinar – The Business of Portfolio Management – Boosting Organizational Value
Closing Q and A webinar for December 2017 Book Club on The Business of Portfolio Management – Boosting Organizational Value by Iain Fraser
In this presentation, Mark Mullaly takes us back to the essence of what program management is, and what it means to be a program manager. It explores where program management came from, and what it was intended to address. The webinar explores the challenges that were present when program management was conceived, and the challenges that continue to be present in taking a program approach. Finally, it considers how to practically consider and apply the principles of program management in the real world.
The 80/20 Principle, also known as the Pareto principle, states 80% of your outputs are derived from 20% of your inputs. In other words, the majority of the tasks you get done or products your produce are a result of only a handful of activities. This presentation is designed to give you five rules to make better decisions using this principle. You will start to realize how few decisions are actually important, and when they are essential, default responses are already in place. Also, this process will help you determine what is working (double down) and what is not (change early).