We all have our unique risk management styles, but we mostly apply our skills in a business context. Project practitioners have lots of skills they aquired through experience and life long learning that can be applied to personal risk management. How can we help ourselves and others manage risks in this day and age?
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The PMI Silicon Valley Chapter is pleased to announce its 2020 Annual Symposium for October 9-10! This year's theme is: “Working Together, Apart - Leadership skills, tools, and practices for building inclusiveness in disconnected project teams.” Join us at this virtual symposium and learn more about how to work effectively with your team members. If you are interested in sharing your insights, please submit your proposal to become a speaker!
Your organization is on the path towards greater agility. All aspects of an organization can benefit from greater agility, and this includes your approach to human resources. Your approach to appraisals, the relationships that project managers have with other team members, the way that you recruit, and even the way that you refer to people all change in an agile manner. In this webinar PMI’s Scott Ambler interviews Pierre Neis, Agile HR and Agile Transformation expert.
In today's world the role of "Learning" in education has acquired great value and has become preferred mode as compared to "Teaching”. This emphasis on learning and its growth has been due to the preponderance of digital information and easy access to it. Technology has been enabler in this respect. However, the change in organizations to adapt to the new situation has not been as quick because of traditional work styles or culture .One can argue, that on this front the slower rate of change is understandable because soft skills take longer time to acquire and adapt. But with it comes the problem of meeting the challenges of changes in technology and information overload which happen here and now and in a VUCA* environment. The current pandemic situation has only exacerbated the situation by advancing a work culture and lifestyle which was possibly expected only in the future. In context of the above situation, the concept of the "Learning Organization" as enunciated in the 1990s by Peter Senge and others has some relevance. We can investigate it in relation to projects and project management by asking two questions. 1. How can we effectively manage projects in a Learning Organization? 2. What benefits can Project Managers obtain by using the concepts of Learning Organizations in their projects?
The Technology Fallacy: How People are the Real Key to Digital Transformation, especially during COVID-19
Digital technologies are disrupting organizations of every size and shape, leaving managers scrambling to find a technology fix that will help their organizations compete. This presentation offers managers and business leaders a guide for navigating digital disruptions—but it is not a presentation about technology. It is about the organizational changes required to harness the power of technology, many of which have become essential as companies seek to adapt to the global disruption caused by COVID-19.
SeminarsWorld® Virtual provides a live, highly interactive small-group experience. These seminars are available at all levels for anyone managing projects, programs or portfolios and focus on a specific topic. Participants will experience a unique learning opportunity, discuss their challenges, participate in real-time with instructors and classmates, build skills, and earn PDUs or CEUs to maintain their certifications. Choose seminars from a wide variety of subject areas that range in length from one hour to 1-4 days. A new Spanish 1.5 hour class is now available. You’ll also earn PDUs or CEUs toward maintaining your certifications. Register for an October one- to four-day course and become automatically enrolled in four “Power Up” one-hour courses at no additional cost. Plus, enjoy yoga, meditation breaks and networking opportunities. Learn more!
As professionals, career development is top of mind, Oftentimes, career goals are set at the beginning of each year or during the year. Having professional certifications are sometimes part of our career goals because certifications show credibility and prove our knowledge in the industry. However, with busy schedules and so many things vying for our time, it could be difficult to find time to prepare, study and pass the certification exams. Thus not able to achieve the career goal set. This is a huge challenge especially for Project Professionals.
Cette formation se veut une aide de la théorie à la pratique visant à vous outiller comme gestionnaire de projet pour vous permettre d’utiliser la puissance de votre savoir-être. Ceci afin de passer de : Boss à Leader. Cette formation est en lien direct avec le chapitre 3 du PMBOK 6ed soit : Le rôle du chef de projet.
A Program Manager spends the vast majority of his or her time communicating. Reporting progress to stakeholders, conducting meetings, and sharing metrics can take much of the day. Certain communication requires careful consideration due to its volatile impact and visibility. Escalating issues requires the insight and deft touch from the Program Manager. This session presents guidelines and tips gathered from both project and program management experience.
Educators are continually searching for techniques to improve knowledge retention, especially during the pandemic. Research shows that poor knowledge retention exists because teaching typically follows a traditional waterfall approach, which studies show to be ineffective. The “learn and forget” style of rote learning should be discouraged. Employers are frustrated as they find themselves retraining new hires on concepts that should have been learned in schools. Employing agile techniques in pedagogical practices increases knowledge retention. Delivering a course in order of importance, with constant stakeholder collaboration, and adapting the delivery based on feedback increases learning and knowledge retention. Also, educators should use a test-driven development approach with continuous planning and frequent feedback to improve learning and satisfaction.