Project Management deals with advancement in uncharted waters within a specified time & budget and needs to prepare a team to implement change and satisfy all those who may be affected with the change. The results/outcomes of an endeavor have a direct bearing on the level of satisfaction of every human in any capacity involved. This sensitivity requires close attention to behavior & attitudes of team members & all others involved. Some of the human aspects need focus to improve the situation in any environment.
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Change resistance is usually accepted as normal, but this begs two questions - who gets to define “resistance,” and what causes it? This webinar examines the normal reasons behind resistance and then goes deeper into the interaction between the change team and those impacted by the change to find the real reasons for resistance. Further, change resistance is often used by the change team as an excuse for their mistakes in determining what needs to change (and what needs protection from change) or how they choose to involve others in the process (including what they can learn from what appears as resistance).
Misunderstanding leadership at different levels can often be confused with managerial skills when moving to important commanding-roles. Often this leads to disastrous outcomes or, at minimum, damage human relationships and respect for business purpose.
We all struggle with the concept of uncertainty, but it does not deter us from trying from planning the unplannable. This webinar will focus on developing project teams with the ability to share and collaborate turning ambiguity from a deficit to a vehicle that allows your assignee's to produce added-value deliverables. We start this webinar by describing the current situation in how disjointed teams directly contribute to project failure. The effectiveness of a games model, through use of project-based simulation, is then characterized. The basis of this webinar is then illustrated through a number of situational real-life exercises performed. Lastly, we discuss the expectations of this approach, listing some of the lurking pitfalls of this method.
As the complexity of project management continues to expand, Organizational Change Management (OCM) is becoming more ingrained in implementing projects. This is taking the entire topic of Stakeholder Engagement into new directions. We are moving beyond defining if the stakeholder is an advocate or an adversary, and trying to understand what is driving their position. Understanding the stakeholder’s organizational, and personal, culture is helping project evaluate the stakeholder perspective. This “Cultural Intelligence” of the project manager can greatly improve the effectiveness of the Change Management aspect of a project.
Speaker: Susan Cortese Abstract: Although we all experience transitions emotionally, our reactions may be quite different. Using a psychometric model to understand these differences may go a long way to facilitating change and managing people more effectively. The DiSC model is constructed on two behavioral dimensions which form four basic profiles. Each profile, or behavioral prototype, des...
This session will discuss the use of Agile Techniques in implementing Organizational Change Management. This presentation will be focused exclusively on Organizational Change Management using the Disciplined Agile process-decision toolkit to realize the benefits. The presentation will include: 1) Definition of a Change Management Project/ Program a. Defining Benefits b. Setting expectations 2) An agile culture to enable Agile practices 3) Challenges to using an Agile toolkit in Change Management 4) Information Radiators 5) Retrospectives The presentation will be delivered by a certified Disciplined Agile Instructor with over 30 years of Project Management experience and a Certified Change Manager (CCMP, Prosci) with over 10 years of Change Management experience. It will focus on practitioner experience and projects that integrate a Change Management Workstream (blade) within a multiple workstream projects. It will also touch on how the PMO needs to adapt to this ever-changing dynamic.
This presentation will place EVM within the context of a maturing enterprise looking to understand what EVM is and is not, what it can do, and how to discuss a ‘tailored’ implementation. Attendees will learn how Earned Value is incorporated within the PMBOK®, within the project management methodology and how to ‘speak’ about the values delivered by EVM in terms of objective Technical Performance Measures (TPMs).
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.
LEAN has been used primarily in manufacturing industries, however, recent trend is to use it for service industries as well, for identifying waste in processes and making the process robust and efficient, which in-turn drives the business requirements, aligning the requirements to project objectives thru LEAN.