What do project managers really need to understand about the businesses they support—and business in general—to be successful? A primer on the essential business skills that every project manager should understand.
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In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores what project managers really need to know about ensuring priority and understanding alignment. He examines what organizations should have in place to make appropriate project decisions. More importantly, he explores what project managers need to ask and understand to confirm the priority of any individual project. If you manage projects in organizations, this presentation will provide insight today into how to better manage alignment tomorrow.
For projects to succeed and have lasting impact, project managers must be able to strategize, innovate, motivate, empower and collaborate - in other words, project managers must learn how to lead.
“Project Management in History: The First Jeep” tells the story of the American Bantam Car Company, which dared to meet the challenge to build the prototype in the impossible time frame of 49 days. The “¼ ton truck 4×4 light project,” as the effort was titled by the Army, represents a textbook case of entrepreneurship and project management that holds lessons for today’s business leaders and project managers. Contemporary leaders face a similar environment of rapidly changing technology, volatile economic circumstances and turbulent international relations, forces that assailed the U.S. Army throughout the interwar period.
The skills required in companies lacking a PMO are; distinguishing between Work and Projects, picking a financially rewarding project, justifying a valid project to upper management, and successfully running the project to completion. This webinar will provide important information for the non-project manager.
This webinar is based on the book "Managing Stakeholders as Clients", published by Project Management Institute. The author, Mario Trentim, was the recipient of the PMIEF 2014 Harold Kerzner Award for his contributions to the project management profession. Participants will master tools and techniques to involve and engage project stakeholders in a very practical and dynamic way through plenty of real-world examples and stories.
We accept technology into our lives without question. We know something new will emerge soon and we know that society expects us to adopt and adapt when the next new thing shows up. We accept it. Often we welcome it. Thanks to technology, we are saturated with change. You’re working on a project that will introduce more change. In fact, your measure of success is user adoption, and if your users don’t accept your change then your project will fail. Technology has shifted our change thresholds for better or worse. As project managers we have to deal with that. We will journey down a slightly different path of change management and user adoption. We’ll explore the impact of technology in shifting change thresholds. While a change management plan focuses on managing changes in such a way as to achieve the best outcome, you’ll learn how to create an adaptability plan, which focuses on the people being impacted by the changes, including individual and group needs required for success.
Projects are always hard to successfully manage. Even in the simplest possible case, when all of the objectives are known in advance and resources are available, there is still need for constant adjustment in response to external variables. PMBOK and basic tools do a great job of helping the PM manage these projects, but what happens when things aren’t so simple?
Effective Innovation can be attained through the creation of an Innovation Ecosystem. This Ecosystem is founded on the Principles of ConcurrencyTM and can be applied by anyone anywhere to fundamentally change how organizations Innovate with remarkable results. In this talk, Peter will explore the Principles and share examples of the results obtained by taking this holistic approach to Innovation.
Projects and programs are the vehicles of change, and because of this, facilitating organizational change adoption should be a critical component of any project or change initiative. After all, change adoption is a necessary prerequisite that sets the stage for project driven benefits, ROI, and organizational value.