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We hear a lot about portfolio management. It’s a term that is often misunderstood or at least used to represent a variety of ways to manage multiple projects. But what is the approach to establishing an effective portfolio and determining the projects to include? How do we know what to put in the portfolio bucket?
When using an Earned Value Management System (EVMS), Management Reserve (MR) is both expected and considered a best practice. But the lack of understanding of MR and its use extends from government agencies to contractors. MR is an integral part of an EVM System. MR should be part of the original project estimate, but how much should you plan and how do you use MR to manage your project. This presentation discusses how MR is established (risk based) and subsequently used to keep a program on track. It also covers the common issues/misunderstandings and how to deal with them.
Facilitating virtual project team meetings requires some conventional thought with a good dose of some out of the box thinking. A good project manager prepares well for all meetings and especially for those meetings held at a distance. In virtual meetings, the project manager needs to find creative ways to engage participants and know what people are really doing at the other end of a call. Have you ever attended a virtual meeting where someone is called upon and they don't answer or when a question is asked? Don't let that happen to you.
Even when speaking the same language, we all interpret words in our own way, with our own filters and supported by our personal or organizational context. We sometimes forget that others may define or react to the exact same word much differently than we do. In addition, organizations and areas within organizations may use and interpret the same word differently, depending on the context. As project managers, we don’t always understand the impact various contexts and these different interpretations can have on an organization’s ability to successfully implement change. As such we may find ourselves dodging verbal hand grenades – terms that can blow our organizational change projects right out of the water!
Project HEADWAY: Tools of the 21st Century PM - An Examination of 3 Different Tools Every PM Should Have
The project management profession has been around for more than a century and will continue to be relevant for the foreseeable future. We know that project managers are often equipped with a multitude of technical tools that support them in effectively managing a project that aligns to strategy. The opportunity to learn about specific capabilities and tools that support the project beyond the technical aspects is sometimes limited. This presentation presents three relatively universal capabilities that project managers will practice for a long time to come. We'll zero in on three specific and pragmatic tools that the project manager can use to effectively manage projects to there desired outcomes.
Steve Bodow is Head Writer for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the acclaimed Comedy Central news parody. Since joining TDS in 2002, Steve has won four Emmys, two Television Critics Awards, and a Peabody. He was also a writer for the Daily Show's #1 best-selling America: The Book.
This webcast will present the top ten mistakes made in conducting project negotiations, along with techniques that can be utilized to avoid these mistakes. Negotiating process best practices covering pre-meeting preparation, the negotiation session and post-meeting activities will also be discussed. This talk will help you understand when to hold your position, when to fold (compromise), when to walk away and when to run.
This presentation provides an overview of how project managers can interact, collaborate and connect with out spending a lot of time or money. After all, we've got projects to deliver!