This webinar looks at the #noestimate approach, a revolutionary approach seen by some Agile teams as a waste reduction, team morale improvement and of course the elimination of one of the most dreadful activities in "waterfall". The webinar is based on the presenter's practical experience as a Project Manager and Development Manager, including real life examples of the benefits and pitfalls of estimation and lack of estimation.
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“Jugaad”, an Indian word signifying improvisation has become a buzzword in management circles. Originally used by native users to solve their myriad problems in getting things done in day to day operations, it is now being adapted more systematically and formally as a method to improve and innovate. How does the concept and practice of “Jugaad” relate to formal project management principles and knowledge? Traditional project management through its bodies of knowledge has espoused a structured methodology. One of the main criticism on the emphasis of detailed planning has been its unsuitability to situations and projects which are uncertain or developmental in nature.
A clean rear view mirror makes you a better driver. Are you making use of yours? Teams of 5 or 25, in Agile or traditional set-up, new to agile or in this for years - they all stop once in a while to look back and plan ahead. But not all get the magic results they expect. This webinar is about maximizing the effect of your retrospectives - how often to have them, how to set them up, how to make them useful and constructive. The presenter will review how to avoid hours of complaining or another meeting people try to get out of. It is about retrospectives people actually WANT to attend, about behaviors from real teams that made it and from some that didn't.
Ever feel like your projects would run much more smoothly if everyone just did their job without nagging? Help is on the way. Emotional Intelligence is the way to really connect with everyone on your team. Take project management to the next level using Emotional Intelligence principles to guide your interactions and activities. Come learn practical applications of Emotional Intelligence (checklists and all) for everything from communications to meetings to dealing with catastrophes.
Project managers need to balance people, teams, process, product and a host of other things. The people/team part of the equation (especially the team part) often falls through the cracks - it’s harder to quantify and the guideposts are few and far between. Getting a team working well together can be like herding cats - just when you think you’ve got them all going the same direction another one wanders off. Social intelligence (a kind of sideways look at emotional intelligence) can help us herd those cats effectively, keeping the project as well as the team together. It gives us some clues to understanding and managing the connections between people, most particularly those we work with on a regular basis.
The pace of technological change is taking place at an exponential rate and continues to accelerate. Organizations have few if any options – these days, that has made adapting to emerging technology a strategic business initiative which supports the estimate of the trillions of dollars + overall cost of digital transformation in the next few years. All of this has an increasing percentage of the C-suite becoming concerned that failed initiatives will likely have a negative effect on their reputation and on the bottom line. With so much at stake for an increasing percentage of organizations (large, medium and small), it is easy to see why there will be increased attention on program and project managers’ delivery of strategic transformational initiatives. This webinar provides a brief glimpse into some of the challenges strategic initiatives involving emerging technologies are likely to have in store for program and project managers.
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An Anthropological Perspective on the Symbolic Interpretations of the Dutch High Speed Train Megaproject Megaprojects can be perceived as modern symbols; they are crucial for the encapsulation of ideas, attitudes, and beliefs. This webinar explores which exegetical meanings (meaning derived from local interpretations) a megaproject can encapsulate and how this shapes the megaproject’s process. We discuss a longitudinal study of how the Dutch High Speed Train megaproject was executed. The findings show three exegetical meanings of the megaproject which were used for strategic goals, resulting in power struggles, delays, cost overrun, and finally a negative symbol of a failed megaproject.
Per the Agile Business Consortium, business agility allows businesses to adapt quickly to market changes; respond rapidly and flexibly to customer demands; adapt and lead change in a productive and cost-effective way without compromising quality; and continuously be at a competitive advantage. The primary reason for moving to Agile is to achieve faster business value and keep you ahead of the competition. Agile is built for change - fundamentally, it is about creating Business Agility. It enables the enterprise to deliver projects more efficiently, with relentless focus on business value and providing the highest return on investment. Whether it is a software project, a new service offering or a new product, Agile’s twelve principles and three pillars (transparency, inspection, adaptation) are designed to reduce money spent on undesirable or unusable features which were built based on outdated requirements.
This webinar will introduce the strategy implementation circle showing the role of project and products in support an organization in implementing strategy. The webinar will highlight the need for organizations to use an iterative approach to product development and project execution. The relationship between products and projects and product owners and project managers will be explored in an iterative environment that focuses on delivering products that add value to customers.