PMXPO 2012 Live Blog
by erin decaprio, Dave Garrett, Taralyn Frasqueri-Molina, Don Kim, Andy Jordan, Cameron McGaughy, Michael Wood, Mark Mullaly
Get live updates all day long from the PMXPO on May 17, 2012. You can still register and catch anything you may have missed on demand until August 17, 2012.
PMXPO 2012 Keynote: CSI:Project
by David Berman and Jon Wellner, Researchers and Actors, CSI
Few of us run projects that depend on DNA samples or tire tread analysis, but the same research and attention to detail that has made the CSI franchise so wildly successful can translate to better projects for YOU! Series consultants and actors David Berman and Jon Wellner will be on hand at PMXPO 2012 to take you from idea to air-date with night-vision clarity and behind-the-scenes information on how the show is made and how you can apply TV-show solutions to real-world project challenges.
Session 1: Most Valuable Certifications: A Recipe for Your Perfect Alphabet Soup
by Andy Jordan, President, Roffensian Consulting, Inc..
Project managers have no shortage of certification choices -- multiple certifying bodies offering multiple certifications each. How do you choose the right one for you? Do you simply follow the crowd, or would you do better to stand out from the rest? Is one qualification enough or do you need several? Should you be a generalist or a specialist? In this presentation, Andy Jordan tries to disentangle the jumble of letters and offer some practical advice.
Session 2: Brave New World of PPM: What We Need, Why We Need It and How To Get There
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
There has been an exceptional amount written, presented and discussed around the topic of portfolio management. Some of it is theoretical, some of it is useful and some of it is contradictory. For the executive or manager trying to make sense of portfolio management, a reasonable understanding of what it is and how to make it work is critical. Mark Mullaly provides an exploration of the world of portfolio management - both what has been done, and what is emerging as new trends and perspectives.
Session 3: Going For Gold: Delivering Successfully Despite Uncertainty
by Penny Pullan, Director, Making Projects Work Ltd.
We live in an uncertain world of tricky projects and programs. For most of us, this means ambiguous requirements, disinterested stakeholders and even teams dispersed around the globe. In this complex and messy world, we're still expected to deliver. This means managing risks, both positive and negative. But too often, risk management in projects is a boring bolt-on, rather than a fundamental part of ensuring successful delivery, and is of little value. In this presentation, we'll look at how you can engage other people to identify, own and manage risks on your project or program.
Session 4: Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: Defining a CXO's Bottom Line
by Michael Wood, SME and IT Strategist, gantthead
This session focuses on trade-offs between organizational/project efficiency vs. effectiveness. Many organizations confuse the two concepts not realizing that an overly focused effort to run the business efficiently can all-too-often erode how effective the organization is at delivering value to stakeholders. The same is especially true when it comes to achieving project success. Is efficiency overrated? Join Michael Wood in this session and decide for yourself.
Session 5: Managing Agility: Embracing the Benefits of Agile Leadership
by Don Kim, Agile Project Leader, gantthead Contributor
This presentation will review the concept of Agile Leadership as it is described in the Agile Manifesto, within the context of well-known leadership concepts and methods to solve problems that project leaders face on a day to day basis. It is more than simply removing impediments or driving tasks to completion, but rather managing and embracing the tension of being both leader and servant, task master and coach, and mentor and mentee depending on the situation.