We stand on the verge of the 20th anniversary of a curious date: one where, for many reasons, the world didn't end. Y2K was a global project of immense proportions, as organizations literally raced against the clock to prevent their information systems from failing as the rest of the world celebrated the dawn of the new millennium. For the most part, they kept going. This webinar takes a retrospective view of the Y2K project, one of the largest coordinated systems efforts that the world has yet seen; it offers an alternative perspective and far more insight into the management underpinnings of how to manage an effort that was complex, diffuse and world-wide. Join Peter de Jager for a look back at a global incident that monopolized the activities of nearly all IT departments through the 1990s. He'll explore what we've learned, what we still have to figure out, and what we are perilously close to once again forgetting.
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One of the reasons Santa Claus is so productive in toy making is because he spends a lot of time in the workshop with the elves listening to their challenges and success. This concept of “going out to the field” is rooted in LEAN and Six Sigma philosophy and captures the value of a leader’s presence in the field, observation of the work where it is being done, and the teaming of people and process in the spirit of Kaizen.
Successfully planning, leading, and managing projects across continents, time-zones, and cultures requires a unique approach to project scheduling/oversight, stakeholder communications, Risk Management, Staffing, etc. See how this webinar can help you succeed overseas!
Businesses are increasingly focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) – realizing that multiple perspectives can be more profitable when building products and services. However, DEI initiatives often translate to addressing the needs of marginalized groups whose members are immediately identifiable while underserving invisible groups like LGBTQ+, religions, people with mental health issues &/or disabilities, to name just a few. By continuing to disenfranchise these groups, companies are unwittingly lowering productivity and potentially losing valuable human resources. Through a mix of storytelling, statistics, and practicing human-centered design methodologies, webinar attendees will build understanding of the experiences of visible and invisible marginalized groups then discuss creating actionable plans for making micro-cultures of inclusion – even if it’s just on their team or in their cubicle!
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. Given that action, you may be required to work at home given the continued spread of the coronavirus-19. There is little doubt that is putting remote work to the biggest stress-test ever. Clearly, it is taking place at unprecedented scale. It has been in the news night after night and not likely to change anytime soon. Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft have all been taking part, and the list continues to grow. Based on the latest briefings and news reports, this trend will progress for weeks, if not months. A few surveys of employees that work at home feel they are just as productive as they were when they went into the office. Some actually feel they should work more given they do not have commute time and expense.
The presentation describes process guidelines and framework for the enterprises’ board of directors and senior management teams to consider when providing oversight, examination and risk management of third-party business relationships in the areas of information technology, systems and cyber security.
A Change Team and a Project Team have a very similar purpose: they both need to migrate smoothly to a new, and in most cases, unknown situation. The journey is not a common one, the obstacles are diverse, and the result is unique each time. This very practical presentation provides examples on how several group dynamics theories could contribute to raise the commitment of the Change Team and demonstrate how tangible results can be obtain by applying accessible tools.
Less than half of organizations consistently report high strategic alignment in their project management practices despite established research linking business success to strategic alignment in projects. Regulatory implementation programs, in particular, are susceptible to being operationally (as opposed to strategically) managed with the sole focus on “getting the job done”. This is due to the perception that these programs are a cost burden to financial institutions with limited contribution to value creation. A decade of responding to increased regulatory scrutiny globally has nevertheless spurred commercial interest in project management frameworks that are tied to business strategy. This presentation examines the adoption of a strategy-driven approach in an implementation program of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) 2 in Asia Pacific; assesses the efficacy of this approach towards program success and; highlights the implications for future regulatory programs.
We all want successful projects. Projects that not only deliver a product on time, on budget, and on scope, but also value to customers. This webinar will start with defining value creation and value delivery to make a thriving business model and a happy customer. Then we will explore the two main ways that a product or service can offer value to customers. The first way is value creation, to ensure that the product has the features that customers need, and they see value in. To do this, we will discuss prioritization techniques to ensure the highest priority features are delivered first, for every release. The second way is value delivery, through value stream mapping and waste elimination while developing a product. As a project manager, you need to understand where waste is created and look for ways to eliminate it in your project management processes. Lean processes combined with strong value delivery approaches will help your organization become successful in the long term.
Accelerating Innovation: Launching or Partnering with a University-affiliated Proof of Concept Gap Funding Program
Proof of Concept (POC) gap funding programs evaluate commercial potential, demonstrate the value, and generally de-risk (or perception of risk) the project to commercial partners or investors. You can use the information in this webinar to share internally to begin dialogue and create momentum around external partnership and funding models for future innovation