Executives and managers get excited about transformation. Whether that’s about developing a digital strategy, championing improvements or finding efficiencies, change efforts abound. The promises made are significant, and the investments are large as well. Every change effort succeeds or fails, however, based on the support of people. Explore the strategies that can actually make your transformation successful.
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The PM community has great models for how projects should work, and a wealth of good advice on how to make basically sound programs and portfolio management more effective. Unfortunately the business of selling PM effort is often in conflict with the profession of delivering PM services. We see this in the form of impossible deadlines, unrealistic promises, and estimates based on client budget rather than true cost of execution. In this session we’ll explain why this enormous problem continues to exist, show you how to assess the resulting risk on your own project / program / portfolio effort, and share proven strategies you can apply to minimize the impact. Every PM, regardless of experience or skill level, will benefit from this session.
If you work in a multi-project environment as a product developer, engineer, or R&D expert, then the notion of multi-teaming is probably familiar. Most likely, you have key people assigned to multiple projects at the same time. Planning and managing these resources efficiently is almost impossible. Key resources themselves are challenged with fragmented work, time pressure, lack of focus, ambiguity, a constantly changing environment and, above all, dissatisfied project managers. These skill groups serve several projects in a non-dedicated way. They switch from project to project based on demand. They’re between a rock and a hard place. In this webinar, Jan Willem will show you how resources should be managed in order to make multi-project environments successful.
One of the 2017 PMI Award for Project Excellence winners, ICT fitout delivered ‘As a Service’ for 1 William Street, saw Dimension Data develop an industry-first technology solution for the Queensland State Government that has provided a benchmark platform that can be readily applied across all state-owned building into the future. Despite challenges, such as having to deal with a large and diverse subcontract base which introduced complexity and potential cost implications, the project was delivered on time and on budget. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
Lessons Learned is one of the worst oxymorons in the project management profession. This webinar will cover many of the common challenges experienced with the implementation of lessons learned practices and will provide some practical ideas on how to gain greater value from this critical practice.
Communication is the building block of business relationships. The communication can range from face-to-face meetings, conference calls, emails and presentations. In all such scenarios it is vital for the Project Manager to get his/her message across to the audience.
An exploration of how companies can begin using change management principles to increase project effectiveness in times of significant change. The presentation will focus on change management, as well as stakeholder and sponsor management.
February 2018 Book Club Q and A Closing Webinar - Implementing Positive Organizational Change - A Strategic Project Management Approach
Closing Q and A webinar for February 2018 Book Club on Implementing Positive Organizational Change – A Strategic Project Management Approach by Gina Abudi.