Get ready to apply Improvisation techniques as a project professional. Regardless of your role: Project Manager, Change Manager, SCRUM Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Program Manager, or Subject Matter Expert, you will benefit from Using Applied Improv as a means of establishing Healthy Communication within your teams. This is not Improv in the sense of comedians at a nightclub in Los Angles. This Improv in the sense of getting ideas to solve unknowns and define abstract ideas in concrete deliverables. You know, the stuff we do every day. We often host workshops, requirement elicitation sessions, lessons learned meetings, iteration retrospectives, and project kickoffs. This presentation will help you bring life to those meetings (ceremonies?) Applied Improv is a way of approaching a conversation that helps facilitate a growth mindset, generative thinking, and building a team whose members feel included and heard. Using the principles of Applied Improv, you will learn how to energize your meetings, workshops and requirements elicitation sessions. You will find new ways to interact with your stakeholders to create a growth mindset, increase participation, discuss feedback, and suggest improvements. Just as Improv implies creative thinking, Applied Improv has defined practices to encourage generative thinking.
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As Digital Transformation efforts sweep across Government and Corporate America, many enterprises are finding that the results of their Digital Transformation efforts are much less than expected. A recent survey of one hundred Digital Transformation efforts internally measured using various criteria reported thirty percent of those efforts were deemed “successful.” Corporations are finding that a key area of difficulty is analyzing the organization and how it needs to function in the digital world. Analyzing an organization today using standard techniques is little more than looking at the organization chart and “looking” for inefficiencies. In fact, the “traditional” organization chart tells us very little about how the organization actually functions. This webinar will present and describe some innovative techniques that can be used in analyzing how organizations need to address organizational transformation to provide successful digital transformations, beyond just technology change. As a group, these techniques are described as part of B. (Business) I. (Information) O. (Organization) Transformation – BIO Transformation.
We all know that life is not in black and white, nor is Project Management. Experienced Project Managers know when and how to adapt the project management tools and techniques so that they can help the most, are relevant, and add value to their projects and organizations. This presentation advocates for using Agile practices, even in waterfall projects, and gives examples from real life situations where specific practices were successfully used. The advantages and possible setbacks will be illustrated and discussed with the audience.
Ever wonder what your life would have looked like if you learned project management early in life? If you said yes, you’re not alone. We’ve wondered – if we learned PM skills as life skills early on, what would life look like now and how can we help young people today?
Kanban and Kaizen are considered by some teams as the natural evolution from Scrum to an Enterprise Level Agile. While there are few Agile frameworks that adapted Kanban and Kaizen to software development as a scaling up approach, it is little known that these Lean Six Sigma practices originated in manufacturing more than 50 years ago. In fact, the 1990s Agile Enterprise used Kanban and Kaizen at scale for large teams and complex products, proving their utility.
This webinar explores what sustainable, stable PMOs do differently to reach that vaunted status.
Rescheduled: The Case for Project Risk Management: In Predictive (Traditional) vs. Adaptive (Agile) Life Cycle Approaches
Although the project failure rate has seen improvement over the last decade or so, roughly half continue to fail. As such, project risk management [which is designed to address risks that contribute to project failure] has gained significant interest over the same period. While perhaps one of the more challenging knowledge areas of the PMBOK®, project risk management is a key competency for professional project managers. This webinar will contrast project risk management across today’s two primary project life cycle approaches – Predictive (Traditional) and Adaptive (Agile) Project Life Cycles.
This session will walk the attendee through 10 practices that are sure to be problematic. Topics will include but are not limited to: 1. Including summary tasks in project sequencing; 2. Assigning resources to summary tasks; 3. Constraining activities rather than sequencing dynamically; 4. Scheduling project tasks as late as possible; 5. Leveling resources without analysis; 6. Inadequate baselining techniques; 7. Using elapsed durations for team schedules; 8. Incorrect calendar association resulting in incorrect schedules; 9. Organizing project tasks incorrectly forcing incorrect reports. 10. Dismissing Agile Tools Objectives: After attending this session the attendee should be able to: 1) identify inappropriate practices in their MS Project schedules. 2) Resolve issues created by these practices and 3) leverage their learning in future project plans by avoiding the recurrence of inappropriate practices.
In your day-to-day practice of project management, questions often arise and you need to find the answers. PMI has been publishing articles to help you find solutions since the profession was founded; there are over 9000 articles in the Learning Library alone. Let us help you understand the different types of content available and how to access them, how we have recently improved the PMI.org search function and how to make your own contribution to this valuable collection and share your expertise with other practitioners.
Start an online discussion about agile and the divide will become painfully apparent between those agile purists who believe that the only way to deliver value is through Scrum or similar frameworks and those traditionalists who believe that agile was just a passing, failed fad. PMI acquired Disciplined Agile (DA) in late 2019 and many of you are probably wondering what DA is and how it might be relevant to you, especially if you don't lead software development projects. This webinar will provide an overview of DA's pragmatic, choice driven approach to realizing value.