A sea change in project management practice and principles is already well underway. The roots go back as far as knowledge created and discovered in the early 20th century, but received a tremendous shot in the arm when the Agile Manifesto and Principles leapt into the world from its crèche in Snowbird, Utah. Commerce changes the world, drives both war and peace, and projects both move the initiatives of commerce forward and actualize them in organizations and in society. Simultaneously over the last 125 years, the populations we deal with have become increasingly well-educated, sophisticated, driven by their curiosity and need for self-expression and at the same time various forms of democracy and people based leadership and governance have evolved within governments large and small. In the late 20th century, the forces of globalization and climate change have increasingly destabilized organizations and markets of all sizes. We live in an era where—as so many times in the past—change is a fact of our daily lives and the rate of change is increasingly. Meanwhile, the world of the mind geometrically expands, informs more complex products and service delivery while interacting with the effects of globalization and climate change in a self-reinforcing loop. We cannot manage—or more accurately—lead projects in the way we have in the past. Attendees at this presentation will learn about: • The context driving changes in project management. • A range of emerging approaches to project management. • The key thing project managers must address as new approaches to project management enter their professional context. • Pointers for learning more and flowing with the changes emerging in the field.
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Project Managers normally use the same questions to understand the current status of their project and tasks assigned. We get so used to asking the same questions that it becomes a habit: What's the status on this? How are we getting on? Perhaps it's time to look at some other questions to assess the health of your project. Are you team members happy? Are they able to do their work without being impeded by others? What are they most looking forward to in delivering this project? During this webinar we'll explore the questions that you should be asking as a Project Manager to determine the real status of the project.
The Internet of Things, Smart Devices, Brilliant Factories, and a Digital Thread are all concepts with the future of Manufacturing for the 21st century. What do these concepts mean? And what role will project management play in delivering the value that companies seek in these investments?
In today’s environment with pressures for business value and growth, increased profit, and enhanced accountability, organizations must address the proper management of project risks in order to succeed. In order to ensure this occurs, Project Managers and their staff must clearly understand industry risk management best practices, techniques, and critical success factors to achieve success.
This webinar brings you coaching concepts that will help to apply these concepts on your life to boost your personal efficiency, helping to align your personal goals, priorities, activities and more. These are important concepts for any professional who wants to improve results, not only in the professional life but in the personal life.
How do project teams overcome differences to adopt a design plan that strikes a balance between short-term affordability and long-term adaptability? Hear how a formal framework for design flexibility on the front end encourages greater communication among project team members, helps avoid risks and reduce costs, and improves efficiency. While the uncertainties of the future will always be present, capital project teams can manage potential change more effectively by adopting these principals and designing for evolvability.
Project Management teams need the advantage of an iterative planning and execution model to keep them moving in an aligned direction. It is this type of discipline that will ensure a high-performing team culture.
Closing Q&A webinar for March 2017 Book Club on How to Manage Complex Programs; High-Impact Techniques for Handling Project Workflow, Deliverables, and Teams by Tom Kendrick
One of the key topics discussed when talking about agile concerns the inhibitors in its deployment. Practitioners feel they are doing something wrong, but often they are not to blame. The culprit is culture, either within an organization, but very often tied to multinational teams whose members think and act differently. This is quite normal because we carry with us the values and norms from where we come. Can these obstacles be overcome? YES! The outcome of crafting multinational crossfunctional teams creates a basis of trust and understanding that allows for organizations to fully utilize the power of diversity, all within an agile way of working.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the underlying causes and challenges of managing in the face of uncertain, complex and difficult situations. He explores where and why complexity emerges and the challenges it presents for our projects. He outlines effective strategies to anticipate, address, plan for and manage complex situations when they emerge. Finally, he addresses the challenges associated with keeping other stakeholders—and particularly our sponsors—on side and supportive when difficult situations arise. If complexity overshadows your projects, there is a simple and uncomplicated solution: join us for this webinar.