Genuine feedback and open vertical communication are fundamental to effectively leading comprehensive and successful projects and programmes. In this session, Jane will explore the vital importance of clear two-way communication between leaders and team members.
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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.
Are you using an established Agile framework in your company, but you feel things got stuck and you cannot improve your teams? Sprint by sprint you think things got mechanic, and no real WOW? — Here are the questions to ask to diagnose where your company is in terms of Agility, and a framework based on key Agile values that shows you which areas to focus. I present you to A.L.M.A., the essence of your company! By the end of this engaging session, participants will be able to assess Agility within their teams using the framework, leaving with action items on the right areas to focus.
Our daughters’ wedding – a case study in Crisis Management. This case study is based on a personal “project” - our daughters’ wedding. This talk will bring home the challenges faced and describe some interesting anecdotes in people behavior, procurement and leadership. It will spell out inferences and Best Practices from this episode which can be applied in crisis situations in organizations or personal life.
An Understanding of How to Maximize Organizational Culture with Project Management AURA – Model for High Performance
The application of a project management methodology impacts culture in the following ways: a) Project Management Practices culture – the application of defined practices leads to behavioral change b) Collaborative Leadership culture – project management is a leadership intensive endeavor c) Change Management culture – the project management approach deals with change in the workplace d) Organizational Learning culture – capturing lessons learned creates organizational knowledge leading to continuous improvements Together, the above, synergize into a strengths-based organizational culture and can result in miracles in an organization’s performance, productivity, and sustainability. Since a supportive culture may be considered a mandatory requirement for the successful advancement of business, organizational culture needs to be managed. Organizations desiring high performance should develop a high performing culture with supporting systems. These serve as an emotional driving force for the advancement and implementation of strategy in order to reach desired goals effectively and efficiently. Managing culture is a continuous endeavor. In this webinar, you will learn how to maximize supportive culture with Project Management-AURA Model to create a strong competitive edge in the market. Here the word "AURA” is used symbolically to refer to enlightened individuals who exude a certain energy that attracts or enlightens others. This displayed power may come from knowledge, experience, or leadership and is described as individual aura. Project team members may be coached to channel this personal aura to perform at their peak. The PM AURA-Model for high performing organizational culture has the following dimensions: A – Applying PM Principles for Organizational Transformation U – Understanding Human Factors and Workplace Environment R – Respecting Diversity, Building Team, Meaningfulness, and Growing to Leadership Role A – Agility in Project Management and Collaboration
Balanced Scorecard has been one of the most successful business management tools applied during the last few decades, leading to better business performance. The strength of the balanced scorecard lies in linking the strategy development with its planning to achieve the objectives.
The idea is to explore all the project management methodologies in the market - waterfall, agile and lean methodology. We will talk about the strengths and weakness of each methodology in a systems implementation and how to exploit the strengths to ensure a successful project.
3M Company has built a solid reputation around innovation, quality and ethical conduct. Quality today is much more than just designing and delivering exciting, reliable product. “Customer Experience” includes quality at every interaction of the supplier-customer relationship. This presentation will share some of 3M’s best practices around designing and delivering innovative, highly valued solutions and service for consistently superior customer experiences. Best practices such as 3M’s culture of employee engagement, NPI, NTI, Customer-Inspired Innovation, Insights to Innovation, QFD, PPU, Quality Playbook, and the use of social media to drive customer engagement for word of mouth marketing will be introduced.
This webinar is for project managers who are seeking new tools and approaches. While this presentation is not in any way meant to be a thorough discussion or analysis of Gemba Kaizen, it touches on how to apply specific Kaizen techniques and processes towards ANY project, and more importantly how to have a Kaizen mindset to improve policies, processes, and morale while, or through, the act of reducing waste (Muda).
Closing Q&A webinar for April 2017 Book Club on Managing and Leading People through Change by Julie Hodges