Transformations are all the rage. We have agile and digital transformations, but do they truly transform or just upgrade? Chasing aspirations is a noble goal, but what can most organizations expect from them?
If you work in a multi-project environment as a product developer, engineer, or R&D expert, then the notion of multi-teaming is probably familiar. Most likely, you have key people assigned to multiple projects at the same time. Planning and managing these resources efficiently is almost impossible. Key resources themselves are challenged with fragmented work, time pressure, lack of focus, ambiguity, a constantly changing environment and, above all, dissatisfied project managers. These skill groups serve several projects in a non-dedicated way. They switch from project to project based on demand. They’re between a rock and a hard place. In this webinar, Jan Willem will show you how resources should be managed in order to make multi-project environments successful.
Voices on Project Management
by Wanda Curlee Not long ago, neuroscience was considered something akin to science fiction. In recent years, however, it has crawled out of that genre and into practical reality. By identifying wa ...
Initial speakers have been announced for the PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018! This new symposium is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposiu ...
I have noticed few photos with less number of influence, yet their photo is advertised on top banner of this website, I am just wondering what it takes to meet requirement. Mind you it is not a hig ...
(Click to download MP3...) When an organization has a structured PMO, using your project management skills can be easy. But, what if your organization doesn’t have a PMO or doesn&rsquo ...
If a contractor was performing bad in the project and decides to cede the contract to another contractor to avoid cancellation, contractually is that the right thing. What should the employer do to a ...
I have just completed post boot camp study and complete-reading of the PMBOK guide. Has anyone taken the latest test or have that "wish I knew a certain thing before their test" last minute tips to sh ...
If yes , what was the software you have used to conduct FMEA ? The process is very straightforward, and begins by identifying all of the probable failure modes. This analysis is based on experience ...
When qualitatively analyzing risks, we are taught to have our stakeholders estimate the probability of realization and the impacts to project objectives if risks are realized. If we have goo ...
Workplace Arrogance is a common phenomenon in all organizations. Arrogance is one of those behavioral attribute that hampers workplace relationship development and causes uncomfortable climate, and ne ...
Key behavioral skills that are inherently people-oriented form an important dimension. They complement the core technical and strategic skills of project managers and complete their arsenal to achieve project success.
An understanding of why diversity matters could help organizations devise strategies and tactics that drive business performance with the help of a culturally diverse workforce—especially in project-oriented organizations.
The concept of a “sprint commitment” was removed from the official Scrum Guide years ago, and for good reason. The very nature of agile is to adapt to new information or ideas, and the act of committing to something that may be invalid days or even hours later is counter to that approach.
Agile isn’t new and it’s not a trend. It is the modern approach to all elements of work, and it must be embraced — not as a replacement to traditional methods, but as a valued addition to them. That requires some changes in perception — among leaders, project managers and agile practitioners.
Most project portfolio managers and PMOs continue to rely on traditional performance metrics to measure overall success. This article explores the benefits of using agile principles to track project performance with greater accuracy and quicker, actionable information that will prevent projects from failing with little or no warning.
There are many potential routes to success, but iteration without direction can lead to chaos. True agility requires a combination of that which is fixed and deliberate, and that which is more flexible or emergent in order to discover new solutions and opportunities.
Do you and your team members trust their leaders and each other? If not, there’s a good chance you don’t have the speed, agility and adaptability needed to compete in today’s volatile world. Here are some common leadership mistakes that squelch trust, generate fear and slow teams.
Large, complex projects seem like an impossibility at the start. However, taking on such a project piece by piece relieves you of the weight of the world. You can now focus your attention on the micro to accomplish the macro. With this shift, anything is possible.
The PM community has great models for how projects should work, and a wealth of good advice on how to make basically sound programs and portfolio management more effective. Unfortunately the business of selling PM effort is often in conflict with the profession of delivering PM services. We see this in the form of impossible deadlines, unrealistic promises, and estimates based on client budget rather than true cost of execution. In this session we’ll explain why this enormous problem continues to exist, show you how to assess the resulting risk on your own project / program / portfolio effort, and share proven strategies you can apply to minimize the impact. Every PM, regardless of experience or skill level, will benefit from this session.
One of the 2017 PMI Award for Project Excellence winners, ICT fitout delivered ‘As a Service’ for 1 William Street, saw Dimension Data develop an industry-first technology solution for the Queensland State Government that has provided a benchmark platform that can be readily applied across all state-owned building into the future. Despite challenges, such as having to deal with a large and diverse subcontract base which introduced complexity and potential cost implications, the project was delivered on time and on budget. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
Communication is the building block of business relationships. The communication can range from face-to-face meetings, conference calls, emails and presentations. In all such scenarios it is vital for the Project Manager to get his/her message across to the audience.
An exploration of how companies can begin using change management principles to increase project effectiveness in times of significant change. The presentation will focus on change management, as well as stakeholder and sponsor management.
Congratulations! You’re the new manager of a PMO. Even as you celebrate your promotion, expectations are being created. Responding to and managing those expectations is going to be critical to your on-going success. This presentation provides the new PMO manager with a guide to setting goals, setting direction and seeing success.
This webinar will provide a full view and understanding of Risk Management. New practitioners will find this webinar informative and immediately useful in their work. Experienced project managers will benefit from a refresher on risk management, as well as receive actionable best practices they can put to work today.