When Sound Transit decided to expand the light rail system in Seattle, Washington, USA, it had to find a way to tunnel under the densely populated city without disrupting life above ground. Seattle was the second worst city in the U.S. for time commuters were stuck in traffic. The University Link Light Rail Extension extended the light rail system 3.2 miles (5 kilometers) through underground tunnels providing relief for roadway congestion. The rail line opened months ahead of schedule, and the project closed US$200 million under budget. This project was a finalist for the 2017 PMI Project of the Year Award. Learn about this awarded project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
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Project learning is a vital prerequisite for innovation as it directly contributes to project and organizational capability development. As more organizations become project-based, there is an emergent need to understand how these organizations can overcome challenges of disruptive learning cycles caused by project temporality and employee mobility. Project learning occurs on the individual, team, and organizational level. Individual learning happens through intuiting and interpreting, learning by doing, experiencing using metaphors and cognitive maps. Team learning occurs through the integration of individual learnings, which result in shared understanding and mutual adjustment of mental models.
The DVC Vision consists of Project Managers teaching project management principles and skills in our neighborhoods, in local civic and community organizations and to students at all levels of education, to empower success! We will go into detail of why Project Managers are important, and how they are positioned to provide hands on assistance and support universally.
The PMI Keystone Chapter, in partnership with the PMIEF, have been providing project management programs throughout their chapter area for four years. We have a proven formula that works to find school connections and teacher support advocacy of programs that we present with the help of PM professional from the chapter, who volunteer their time and share their knowledge and expertise. We will share why the program works and how you can create the same success in your chapters with a similar program. Join us to learn how to make an impact in your communities with PM programs for students!
Are you ready to shine? Do you want to know more about PMI Professional Awards? Is there a person, project, or PMO that has outstanding performance to be recognized globally? If you answered yes to any of these, please join us to learn how to determine which award nomination might be most appropriate. We will share best practices, sage advice, and new updates on submitting a nomination. In 2019, ALL nominations will be completed online, so save time by joining this informative webinar.
Assurance reviews are essential to the overall good governance of major public projects and programs; in this webinar, we explore some of the challenges around framing and implementing assurance review recommendations during the life-cycle. PMI have funded a research study led by The University of Hull, which seeks to uncover how the treatment of assurance review data influences recommendations and the subsequent actions (or inactions) that arise, using a definitive set of data. During the webinar, we will discuss some of the implications arising from the findings of this study, explore suggestions for improving current assurance processes in practice and identify recommendations for future research.
Stakeholders are a key to any project, and understanding our stakeholders, their wants and their needs is essential for any successful project. In this session we are going to look at some diverse ways to analyze our stakeholders. We will look at journey maps and empathy maps to help us understand how we can build and use them as part of stakeholder analysis.
Business Analysts, or those performing this role, have created Business Requirements Documents (BRDs) for many years. This was often done in the early stages of a project, documenting very detailed requirements that were often considered “frozen” because of the complexities and effort to produce them. The Agile world has turned the role of the business analyst upside down.
Defining and elaborating requirements is especially important when you think about your projects, your IT strategy, or your business strategy. It is all about product requirements because you have to propose the solution which will satisfy all consumers. But how could you know what kind of characteristics the product must have? This presentation will propose the approaches and practices of creating a successful project perfectly from the start as you define and elaborate requirements.
There are many myths surrounding the discipline of business analysis: the myth of gathering requirements, the myth of the user, the myth that the business knows what it wants and so forth. What distinguishes the successful business analyst from others is the successful business analyst recognizes the myths and does not succumb to them. This presentation addresses these and other myths and how to overcome the mindset of business analyst myths.