Project managers are called upon to make decisions. Wouldn’t it be great to improve your thought and decision making processes to better resolve and address predicaments and challenges or to promote opportunities that bring about productive changes and solutions? Join this webinar to learn about the seven cognitive skills and effective skills that all PMs need to be effective, productive and decisive.
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Decision making ability is one of the fastest ways to set yourself apart as a leader. Many projects have missed their deadlines because executives and sponsors did not make timely decisions. In this webinar, you will learn strategies to improve personal decision making and decision making for project. Presenter Bruce Harpham, PMP, will show you how to use sales and persuasion methods to help you ask for decisions and how to effectively delegate decision authority.
The Dynamic Progress Method: A New Alternative to the Critical Path Method
Projects and programs are the vehicles of change, and because of this, facilitating organizational change adoption should be a critical component of any project or change initiative. After all, change adoption is a necessary prerequisite that sets the stage for project driven benefits, ROI, and organizational value.
The Fast, Flexible and Fact based Front End: Examining Discovery the Not So Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
Donald G. Reinertsen was at Booz Allen Hamilton when he coined the term “Fuzzy Front End” in an article for PMI in the 1980’s. He did so because he thought there was something going on up there at the beginning of New Product Development but it was fuzzy. I interviewed him for an article a few years later. By then he had come to dislike the term, “Fuzzy Front End”. He felt that, after more study, there were a number of tools and processes in place (some for decades), that made the front end into a repeatable process. Together we changed the original premise to “Fuzzy Logic” for the article. That concept of Fuzzy Logic (sampling the environment, the market, technology, the competition, etc.) became the basic concept behind this important discovery stage and the basis for many popular branded processes like Hunting for Hunting Grounds™. Never mind Reinertsen’s new thinking, the term “Fuzzy Front End” was catching on by the mid-90’s in the New Product Development community and perpetuated the myth of this stage as somewhat mystical. This webinar will attempt to demystify the new product discovery.
The Internet of Things, Smart Devices, Brilliant Factories, and a Digital Thread are all concepts with the future of Manufacturing for the 21st century. What do these concepts mean? And what role will project management play in delivering the value that companies seek in these investments?
A sea change in project management practice and principles is already well underway. The roots go back as far as knowledge created and discovered in the early 20th century, but received a tremendous shot in the arm when the Agile Manifesto and Principles leapt into the world from its crèche in Snowbird, Utah. Commerce changes the world, drives both war and peace, and projects both move the initiatives of commerce forward and actualize them in organizations and in society. Simultaneously over the last 125 years, the populations we deal with have become increasingly well-educated, sophisticated, driven by their curiosity and need for self-expression and at the same time various forms of democracy and people based leadership and governance have evolved within governments large and small. In the late 20th century, the forces of globalization and climate change have increasingly destabilized organizations and markets of all sizes. We live in an era where—as so many times in the past—change is a fact of our daily lives and the rate of change is increasingly. Meanwhile, the world of the mind geometrically expands, informs more complex products and service delivery while interacting with the effects of globalization and climate change in a self-reinforcing loop. We cannot manage—or more accurately—lead projects in the way we have in the past. Attendees at this presentation will learn about: • The context driving changes in project management. • A range of emerging approaches to project management. • The key thing project managers must address as new approaches to project management enter their professional context. • Pointers for learning more and flowing with the changes emerging in the field.
This webinar will be deal with the development and content of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and what resources are available to members and certificate holders regarding the Code. The webinar will also focus on how process by which the Code is enforced.
This presentation will briefly describe how to define requirements for selecting a requirements management tool. We also discuss how to define a requirements architecture for your requirements methodology and organization. Finally, this talk will suggest ways to overcome common road blocks of implementing a requirements management tool once selected – including dealing with tool limitations and user adoption challenges.
Documentation is an essential, yet often misunderstood, project management tool. In some organizations, documentation is at the discretion of the project manager. In other cases, there are endless check lists and paperwork requirements to manage. In this webinar, we will cover the basics of documentation, the risk management benefits of documentation, and how documentation is a demonstration of professionalism. You will also learn how to use documentation to manage contracts and financial requirements.