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Embedding Quality Gates for Successful Project Delivery in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Aug 21, 2020 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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By 2023, it is estimated that pharmaceutical sales will top $420 billion in the United States alone. Project management is the key to addressing the unique regulatory, compliance, and quality needs of the pharmaceutical industry. In this webinar, an up-scaling project - with the goal of increasing production efficiency - is presented in order to illustrate the complexity of integrating up to five quality gates within a project’s life cycle. The presenter will demonstrate how quality gates act as checkpoints to prevent bumpy project planning, execution, and close-out and thus increase odds for successful project delivery.

Boosting Organizational Value through Smarter Portfolio Management

Aug 19, 2020 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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A topsy-turvy world requires thinking that challenges the status quo and seeks smarter ways of deploying the well-known portfolio management mantra of ‘doing the right things’. The world’s economies will struggle to recover from the global COVID pandemic, meaning organisations of all sizes will need to focus on well considered and planned activity and the selection of initiatives that provide the most business value towards business objectives and ultimately strategic goals. However, post pandemic factors will be at play that will limit achievement of success. This presentation offers perspectives and challenges together with some suggested solutions that should be considered and acted upon to maximise portfolio success. These will fire your imagination.

Food Waste & Recovery - Opportunities for Project Managers

Aug 18, 2020 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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Statistics show that globally about 33% of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted. On the other hand, we have about 11 % of world suffering from malnutrition and hunger. According to UN based WHO, even if 25 % of the food wasted is saved then it can alleviate the hunger problem. The problem is acute and is obvious but yet organizations and people have not come to grips with it. Thankfully, during the last few years the situation is changing. The factors responsible for the problem can be identified under three approaches - Advocacy, Attitude and Know-How. How can we as project management professionals get involved and help solve this problem. What are opportunities from a business perspective? What are the options at work, home or in society? How can we contribute to the solution as part of our social responsibility? This webinar will look at these questions and present ideas and projects which will help save and recover food waste. This is an awareness program. The first half of the presentation will deal with issue of food waste and food recovery worldwide and the current practices. The latter part will consider solutions to the problem, especially with a perspective of areas where project managers can contribute.

The Agile Enterprise: We tried Agile, and it didn’t work - What’s next?

Aug 14, 2020 9:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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Agile, for many a silver bullet, worked pretty well for software development teams with most of them being the first attempt to have a structured approach. Bringing some order to chaos was beneficial, and the results were in some cases spectacular. Most, if not all Agile frameworks were developed by software engineers and for software engineers. Apart from a couple of frameworks, like Disciplined Agile and SAFe that combine Agile with traditional Lean practices used in manufacturing, most Agile frameworks were developed for small teams (less than 10) and a start-up culture. In real life, Agile does fail, more often than we think and far more often than we learn in the training courses. Agile became the victim of its success with some organizations trying to use Agile as a remedy for core issues like lack of vision, lack of decision or even lack of skills. Contrary to public opinion, Agile and self-organization require more skills and discipline than command and control. To be Agile, an Organization must be Agile at all levels not only at the team level. Agile is based on trust; verbal agreements should be enough. There is no need of sign-offs and approvals for each and every activity. But that's a risk when there are multiple parties involved, especially when commercial agreements are made between entities. This webinar is a collection of real life projects that had to balance Agility with traditional practices. In most cases, the solution was the return to following a plan. For each example there will be an assessment of the causes that lead to failure, what the organization could've done better, and lessons learned that could prevent such issues. 

Project Risk Management/Risk Management

Aug 13, 2020 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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How do you incorporate risk mitigation plans into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)? This is important because it is useful to be able to see the status of the mitigation plan in the IMS and the impact on other tasks if the mitigation plan begins to slip. This webinar presents a tutorial on risk management. It includes: the risk management process; risk identification methods; risk analysis techniques; risk response (handling) methods; and risk monitor and control approaches. Finally, the webinar will explain and show by example how to integrate a risk mitigation plan into the IMS.

From Chaos to Calm: Lessons from a Successful Program Turnaround

Aug 12, 2020 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Are you struggling to get your stakeholders aligned and onboard for your program goals and objectives. Are you not sure if they understand what the outcomes of the program will be? Join us to learn about how through successful stakeholders management, crisp communication and strong RACI we were able to turn a chaotic situations into calm where there was perfect symmetry within roles and we had aligned outcomes.

Driving Operational Excellence using Lean Six Sigma

Aug 12, 2020 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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Have you heard about Lean Six Sigma and wondered what is all of the fuss about? Are you wondering why it’s growing in popularity and experience requested in a growing number of job posting requirements? Are you considering learning more about it so that you can become a practitioner? If so – join us for this one hour overview where we answer these questions.

The Role of Project Practitioners in the World of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Aug 11, 2020 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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The world of work is changing, disruptive technologies are accelerating change at unprecedented speed rendering many traditional ways of doing work obsolete. This change is causing ripple effects forcing every organization and their staff to assess how they should compete in this new world of work. Project Managers are no exception to this change, they are adapting and demonstrating their relevance by focusing on value delivery and strategy execution and in doing so becoming more strategic. In the new world of work, technology will enable Project Manager’s to become free from administrative tasks and focus more on strategic tasks that deliver business value through their projects and program. As knowledge workers, they will seek more personal development and in return they will expect organizations to support their growth.

How to Create a Culture That Promotes Diversity and Inclusion

Aug 6, 2020 2:30 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Regardless of culture, race and gender, the universal need is for everyone to feel respected, heard, recognized and most importantly valued. Fostering an environment where these emotions are embedded into the team development strategy will make team members feel included despite varying cultural backgrounds and personalities.

4 Seasons of Leadership, Tools and Skills to Lead Your Team Successfully

Aug 6, 2020 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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In the following webinar, we will cover the definition of team leadership, discuss the top skills of how to lead the team successfully and how to develop these skills. Also, we will talk about the tools and benefits of using Software and different applications. We will touch emotional intelligence, look at the team from an individual level and go through a four stages spring-winter cycle of the employee’s professional growth. We will also cover How to treat the team members at the different stages of their spring-winter development.

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