“May you live in interesting times!” This is an ancient and famous Chinese curse. Today, we do live in interesting times: Our environment is characterized to be Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA). Change is constant and happens at a frenetic pace. Change poses severe challenges to project managers. It makes team members uncomfortable and may also cause unethical behavior or unprofessional conduct. Mismanaging change can severely impact project success. This very interactive webinar will cover a typical project change scenario and provide you with practical tips and techniques to deliver strong, proactive, leadership and confidently ride the waves of change.
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Agile is often 'sold' as a way to improve quality of products and services. One of the fundamental Agile principles is that continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
Negotiating is an extension of building community. You will not get anything you want if the other person feels slighted or if they do not think they are getting an equitable deal. You will have to work harder to get people MORE of what they want so you can have MORE of what you want. Not everything in the negotiation has to be a down-and-out battle between you and the vendor. Be flexible, and the vendor will usually follow suit. Negotiating specifications with a vendor is not easy as you both have your own agendas. This process of negotiating the project’s requirements starts with the first phone call and continues until the last bill is paid.
Robot Process Automation (RPA) is one of the recent practices that is usually combined with Agile adoption as part of Digital Transformations. This webinar analyzes the benefits of RPA, combined with Agile adoption, using a parallel with the introduction of robotization in manufacturing. It is also an analysis of how/if RPA and Artificial Intelligence can be used in Project Management to improve the project delivery process.
Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Project Manager as Change Manager: 4 Steps for Successful Change
Every project in the organization is, effectively, a change project. This means that every project manager must also be a change manager.
In the modern workplace, much emphasis is placed on technical skills and knowledge. However, with the onset of advanced technologies, soft skills are becoming more and more critical to maintaining clear communication and positive human interaction on project teams and amongst stakeholders.
Many projects that fail cite the same reason - "a breakdown in communication." Even projects that succeed experience this issue on some level; while the project itself succeeded, portions of it could and should have gone better. A voice user interface (VUI) can bridge this gap.
Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Navigating The Complexity of Strategic Internet of Things Opportunities
Internet of things (IoT) offers numerous strategic opportunities for companies - whether they are considering digitalization of customer value-added chain, introducing new services, or using big data for product improvement. This session will provide attendees with an understanding of the complexity of IoT initiatives, as the presenter shares her experiences leading strategic programs to establish a competitive advantage using IoT capabilities.
Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Improving Employee Experience for Better Digital Transformation Results
For over a decade, leaders worldwide have been struggling to raise employee engagement which has been way too low. Most employees silently disengaged as they experienced a challenging era where the focus was put on change and cost reduction. This era is now over!
In this keynote presentation, Doug Powell will discuss the radically collaborative practice of humancentered design thinking and how it is transforming the 107 year-old global tech company—and the many businesses IBM works with across industries.