This webinar is a review of the resurgence of Lean principles describing why and how Lean evolved and why it failed to adapt to the modern market. Practices like Kanban, Kaizen, Theory of Constraints, Servant Leader, to name just a few, are not new. The second part of the webinar is an analysis of Lean vs Agile using DevOps, RPA and AI - three of the 'new' practices seen as Agile evolution.
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The process of project management is the process of making decisions. Much of our thinking about how to make decisions reflect an ideal generally called rational economic actor. In an ideal world, you weigh the alternatives based on reliable data, compute the most advantageous path and decide to choose that course. We maximize the expected economic outcome given some set of constraints. Ideally, we do this in a timely manner using a process that is transparent and inspectable. Everyone involved can understands why that particular decision was made. In the messy real world, we down-select the alternatives to consider. We work with limited data, fuzzy or even inaccurate data and, frequently, decide to take the path of least resistance. Getting to better decisions requires some planning well before the decision is to be taken. Increasingly we acknowledge the role our inherent biases play in our decisions. The insights of behavioral economics allow us, up front, to design decision making strategies and processes which limit the role of our cognitive biases. No process will immunize us against all failures but knowing what to look out for increases our success rate. During this talk we will examine how to increase the chances that our decisions will actually advance our project’s objectives without being stick in analysis paralysis. We will discuss how to make your decision making more aligned with your goals and make those decisions quicker and more reality based.
Many people claimed to have worked under a bad boss. Bad bosses are a top reason that good people leave a company, and they are bad for a company's bottom line. But what makes a bad boss? Is there a way to identify a bad boss? Is someone a bad boss, or do they simply communicate poorly? In this webinar, the presenter, Ryan Haag, walks you through his experiences with two particularly bad bosses and uses them as examples to help you identify bad bosses and to be able to work through them.
We’re making changes to both the Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) to reflect the range of different project approaches and your need for flexibility. We’ve heard questions about how the 12 principles evolved for the Standard for Project Management and how we developed the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. We’re here to answer them.
Knowing when to start a project is a key factor in its success. And yet it’s a strategic talent very few companies have developed. If you begin a project too soon, chances are high that the project will miss its deadline — if it doesn’t fail outright. Yet, there is currently no management framework available to help executives or individuals with the vital decision of when the right time has arrived. This webinar is based on my joint HBR article with Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself.
VUCA , an acronym that stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, has become a buzzword in management and business circles. It has added a new dimension to management principles and practice this requires a fresh approach to adapt to the new situations that are emerging in business and industry. Over the years project management standards have been adapting to industry practices and through its revisions introducing new topics and areas of knowledge. The objective of the standards has been to present information that is relevant and valid for today's operations. Various project management standards have been studied to assess if the four parameters of VUCA have been included and discussed and if they are adequate for the practising project manager to function effectively.
The advancement of the Internet over the past two decades has taught us that we must run our organizations differently for our businesses to thrive, and perhaps even survive. This digital transformation is inevitable. To successfully move into the future, leaders need to strike a balance between organizational hierarchy and cross-functional coordination. While there still needs to be accountability for results, organizations need to be able to move faster to achieve these results. Learn how Steve’s transformational leadership framework is used to adjust your culture for success – to create a digital culture. You’ll learn how to accelerate change to fuel the growth of your firm in this new world and propel your personal leadership success.
There is an increasing recognition that embracing Agile (either adopting several Agile practices or going through a complex Agile transformation) becomes mandatory in these times of a rapidly changing market place. An Enterprise Agile Transformation is, however, a deep organizational change for which “copy & paste” does not work. This presentation explains why there is no one single recipe for Agile transformation and illustrates through real life examples the crucial role that culture plays in any such an endeavor.
Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Developing Effective Leadership Habits
This is in the eighth installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals. The webinars are informed by the latest in the science of leadership and include practical strategies and approaches to build the skills and behaviors covered by each webinar. Professor Laurie Santos of Yale University says that knowledge is less than 50% of our transformation journey to become better leaders. Building leadership skills and qualities requires deliberate practice over a sustained period of time. In this webinar, we will discuss the neuro-science of habits and how we can use this knowledge to develop sustainable effective leadership habits that will serve us for the rest of our careers.
Project Management in the Public Sector: How Public Sector Projects Differ from those in the Private Sector
Did you know that the United States Air Force invented the title “project manager”? In fact, much of the early development of project management was on projects performed for the government. This webinar will discuss project management by the government rather than for the government. If you work in government, or want to know more about project management in government, this is the webinar for you. We shall consider projects in the context of public organizations, how the nature of government affects projects, how the public agency perspective on projects differs from that of the private sector, and challenges faced in the public sector. This an introduction, with more in-depth discussion to follow in future webinars.