Regardless of whether they are quantitative or qualitative, when a project’s benefits are managed and realized, an organization ensures that the time, effort and monetary resources invested in projects have the greatest possible business return. Yet far too few organizations have an effective benefits realization management process in place. In fact, many have no benefits management plan at all and are missing an opportunity to understand what would help them increase their rate of project and overall strategic success.
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Do you have cross-functional teams who can get to "done" for features? Too many organizations still organize by function or component. That makes it difficult for agile projects to succeed or an agile transition to stick. As an agile project manager, you can use the collaboration assumed by agile to help teams succeed. Teams don't just become self-organized, cross-functional, happy teams. They have to work to get that way. In this talk, Johanna will help you understand some of the challenges teams face, and how agile practices help. She'll also help you understand some of the practices that don't help, such as multitasking and distributed teams.
Take a moment and picture the last time you led a project that involved change. How did it go? Did the plan you created and executed to perfection lead to changes in people that are still in place in your organization? Don’t cry…most of us would say “no.”
We know that a well-defined strategy is critical to an organization’s success. We also know that same strategy will be achieved through a series of projects and programs. However, what happens when that same organization doesn’t develop the plan to prioritize, communicate or implement those projects? Craig explores the link between strategy and projects and the importance of having a plan to actually implement those projects. Without a good plan, your strategy is toast.
Part of the challenge that the Project Manager faces is having to serve so many different stakeholders and sometimes being pulled in very different directions. But what do you do when your sponsor is the problem???
While corporate culture plays a significant rolein the success of any corporation, governance and “governmentality” not onlydetermine how business should be conducted, but also define the policies andprocedures organizations follow to achieve business functions and goals. Intheir book, Organizational Enablers for Project Governance, Ralf Müller,Jingting Shao, and Sofia Pemsel examine the interaction of governance andgovernmentality in various types of companies and demonstrate how these factorsdrive business success and influence project work, efficiency, andprofitability.
Introduction webinar for November Book Club: Project Management Simplified: A Step-by-Step Process by Barbara Karten
All nonprofit organizations have visions, but their visions without plans are just dreams. Chapters and project managers have the talents to make these dreams come true. We will describe the processes and tools used by the AA-PMI chapter to plan and execute successful projects and the differences these projects have made the community, the chapter and its members.
In this webinar we will explore how Caterpillar's Global Program Management team is growing project management capability and competency in non-profits and charity organizations and how you can make a difference in your own community through the use of project management.
Introduction webinar for December Book Club: The Social Project Manager by Peter Taylor