The PM community has great models for how projects should work, and a wealth of good advice on how to make basically sound programs and portfolio management more effective. Unfortunately the business of selling PM effort is often in conflict with the profession of delivering PM services. We see this in the form of impossible deadlines, unrealistic promises, and estimates based on client budget rather than true cost of execution. In this session we’ll explain why this enormous problem continues to exist, show you how to assess the resulting risk on your own project / program / portfolio effort, and share proven strategies you can apply to minimize the impact. Every PM, regardless of experience or skill level, will benefit from this session.
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Wendy Practice II
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?
The gist of the matter is to manage "Collective Commitment" of an individual member, team, and an organization. This webinar will cover how that happens, managing certain prerequisites while forming a team and inducting a new team member, certain areas of leadership to help the team perform at their best, and certain behaviors to avoid.
Ask ten professionals and you will receive ten different answers. There is confusion around basic concepts that will require some elaboration, to set a proper point of departure.
Too often we think of project management in the context of "doing projects right", but it does not really work. We have to do the right projects first and make sure the desired outcomes do contribute to the company strategy realization. Benefits realization management (BRM) can be a good solution to align project management with company strategy. There are some common mistakes, which companies make in BRM, and some action points to avoid them and improve the situation.
Everywhere you look, there are references to culture. The April edition of the Harvard Business Review featured numerous articles on the topic of culture. There are references to culture in business news on a daily basis. Failure in M&A, Volkswagen and the VA Hospitals is blamed on culture. Everyone is talking about it, what is it and why does it matter to you?
What’s Up With Standards? – What They’re For, and Your Opportunity To Participate In Developing Them
In this webinar you will learn the purpose and use of standards, and how they form the basis of the profession and practice of project, program, and portfolio management. Standards are used to codify professional knowledge, to normalize practices in the field, and to provide practitioners with a toolbox of processes and approaches that can be applied to the project. Standards are developed by credible, recognized bodies, in particular by ISO and by PMI. This presentation will discuss the process by which standards are developed in an open, consensus-based manner, and you will learn how you can get involved in the development of standards at PMI and at the national and international level.
What's Hot and What's Not: Trends in Business Analysis on Projects Overview: Organizations are becoming increasingly aware that no matter how well they manage projects, they won’t succeed if they don’t get the requirements right. But what does it mean to have good requirements? Is it creating a mountain of unnecessary paperwork? Is it a rejection of techniques that have served requirements pra...
Organizations change. They must change, or they disappear. Amidst change, they then struggle to ensure that the different changes they implement are really creating value. In this session we'll explore how to determine if a change has to occur, and how to ensure it delivers value.