Six Sigma can be the balance between Lean and Agile, measuring the impact of Lean and/or Agile initiatives. This presentation is based on a real case study, using Lean Six Sigma's Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) process to make the Scrum process more efficient in a software start-up.
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The Fast, Flexible and Fact based Front End: Examining Discovery the Not So Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
Donald G. Reinertsen was at Booz Allen Hamilton when he coined the term “Fuzzy Front End” in an article for PMI in the 1980’s. He did so because he thought there was something going on up there at the beginning of New Product Development but it was fuzzy. I interviewed him for an article a few years later. By then he had come to dislike the term, “Fuzzy Front End”. He felt that, after more study, there were a number of tools and processes in place (some for decades), that made the front end into a repeatable process. Together we changed the original premise to “Fuzzy Logic” for the article. That concept of Fuzzy Logic (sampling the environment, the market, technology, the competition, etc.) became the basic concept behind this important discovery stage and the basis for many popular branded processes like Hunting for Hunting Grounds™. Never mind Reinertsen’s new thinking, the term “Fuzzy Front End” was catching on by the mid-90’s in the New Product Development community and perpetuated the myth of this stage as somewhat mystical. This webinar will attempt to demystify the new product discovery.
Project management has evolved over the last 20 years. The tools project managers have allow for real-time collaboration and communication, but what are the common pitfalls that are still present today from 20 years ago? Despite new technology, issues relating to people and processes will always be present. How can project managers account for these issues given the tools they have at their disposal?
The topic of the webinar, close to the border of psychology, includes those ethical aspects that are tremendously influencing our projects and social life as well. The presenter, member of the PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group talks about the psychological distance between our actions and their impact, about how this distance explains some of our temptations (especially when we fell pray to them) and about the broken window concept applied in ethics (something that we encounter more and more nowadays). Ethics tools available for practitioners are presented and their possible practical results shortly described.
In an era of constant change, Learning Development has evolved dramatically. In this talk, participants will learn how to manage Learning/Knowledge projects.
This presentation explores the questions to be asked and the approaches to be taken in appropriately keeping culture front and centre in your project management implementation. It identifies the challenges that are typically, the strategies that have been proven to work and the considerations necessary to adapt those strategies to your organization. If you are trying to implement project management process—or you are being affected by someone else’s process expectations—this is the presentation for you.
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in full swing, we are once again surrounded by world-class soccer. What can the beautiful game teach us about the profession we've all dedicated our lives to?
When one evaluates the project management body of knowledge, processes, procedures and common practice one cannot miss that the main focus and attention are placed on the planning processes. Most of PMI PMBOK is dedicated to planning processes, the project management process has only one step dedicated to execution and all the rest are planning steps. As a result, it may be perceived that the key for project success is planning and that the most important skills for a project manager are planning skills. Is this really the case? In reality of high uncertainty is it possible that planning has a much lesser effect on performance than the common perception? Are the common planning practices enabling successful execution or promoting a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure? In this webinar we will discuss the effects of the common planning practices, the importance of execution and how to better balance the two so that the ultimate objective of successful project completion is better realized.
This webinar reveals practical concrete steps you can take to begin incorporating time-tested Agile practices that will help your team move the needle. Waterfall teams can adapt key Agile practices to improve agility without undergoing a full Agile transformation, enabling them to stay Waterfall or even adopt a hybrid Agile/Waterfall approach. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to begin adapting key Agile practices and taking your first steps toward Agile transformation.
The road to using artificial intelligence and big data in project management is not straightforward, and there is no need to make the full trip today. Projects are rich in data by nature and use technical, business, schedule, cost and additional types of data on a daily basis. However much of the data that's already in existence is either not being used, partially used or is hard to get to. The trick is not to use all the data available, but ask the right questions and support answers with smart data. A simple maturity model will be presented in this webinar to help project professionals navigate their way through the different options: from projects and organizations that have very little data, through the different project environments. In this interactive webinar, participants will gain knowledge in: 1. Asking the right questions. 2. Assessing data maturity. 3. Making incremental steps for better data use to deliver project benefits, results and deliverables.