Supplier Integration is an important tool and process for any firm that is looking to optimize the financial performance of their projects. We should not engage all suppliers the same way since they all have various core competencies that are more or less valuable to us.
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One of the most difficult, yet important, questions regarding projects is "What advantages will this project create for the investors and key stakeholders?" Projects and programs should be treated as investments. This means that the focus of projects shifts from delivering within the triple constraints (time–cost–quality) towards some of the more fundamental questions: • What is the purpose of this investment? • What are the specific advantages expected? • Are these benefits worth the investment? This presentation will provide an overview of a model for executives and practitioners within the portfolio, program, and project environment. It will guide them through the important work that must be addressed as the investment progresses towards the realization of benefits. The model will cover processes addressing the strategic elements of benefits realization which will bring the program delivery teams and the operational users together with a new perspective. Covering an area of program and project management that is rapidly becoming more widely valued, this presentation blends theory with practical experience to present a clear process flow to managing the benefits life cycle.
You may have heard that “90% of a project manager’s work is communication.” But, have you heard why communication is so important and what is good project management communication? In this webinar, the presenter explains why communication is no longer just the transfer of information and giving directives to project teams. Modern communication theory is based upon creating shared understanding – “the coordinated management of meaning.” The presenter gives practical tools and methods for creating understanding among your project team and stakeholders. With understanding comes better project task execution and more support from project sponsors, customers, and stakeholders.
What is beyond the certification? This taboo subject and its associated paths to success will be visited during this informative and fun webinar. If you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to the profession, you’ll hear nuggets of gold that your manager may not have had the time to share with you during your last one-on-one coaching session.
In this seminar, Dr. Reich will first discuss two practices which can position a project to deliver value: Design Thinking and Benefits Mapping. Then she will review findings from a large scale study done to compare predictive and agile methodologies. An unexpected and interesting finding is that combining predictive and agile practices into a hybrid approach can produce good outcomes.
Big Data is a game changer. From employees’ generated data to machine generated data, organizations have to deal with new streams of data that come their way. Interested in leading the change? Join this presentation to understand the role of big data program/project managers, the required skills, what the team structure looks like, how to define the program direction, and milestones.
"BIM & Agile: Towards The Change" is a presentation that drafts the similarities between BIM (Building Information Modeling) and AGILE management in terms of values, processes and workflows. It concludes with thoughts on the Change Management needed in order to implement them in organizations.
An explanation of blockchain both on the technical level and the business level. This technology will be described and explore the business use cases where blockchain technology is seen to be of great value. Blockchain projects will grow exponentially in the future; as such, project managers will benefit from better understanding the technical and business sides of blockchain.
We've all been in this situation: the project is falling behind schedule. Project team members come to you expecting answers. Vendors are late. There are numerous bugs in your code. How do you handle the situation? You need the ability to solve problems creatively. In this webinar, you will learn how to use mental models from multiple fields to solve problems faster.
For decades, leaders and managers have been trained to think and act on upon the assumption that employees and customers are rational beings. Motivational, organisational and structural approaches have been developed on the premise that people know what is good for them and that they behave accordingly. Therefore rewards, bonuses, job promotions as well as punishments have been designed to make sure people understand and achieve goals. However, there is strong scientific evidence that this approach is not just irrelevant but dangerous because it does not accept humans as they are: emotional, irrational and primarily focused on their survival. Management styles need to change and modern leaders have to reconsider their approach. This webinar provides both the evidence for the need to change and directions on how this should happen. Prepare for the holistic brain leader!