What challenges do digital agencies face when trying to implement agile? Dave Prior will present the findings of a year’s worth of interviews and research exploring why agile is such a tough fit in digital agencies. He will also share recurring success patterns that are in place at agencies that have been able to make the switch to an agile approach.
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The idea of a project management office has been around for a few decades now. In that time, we’ve still not come to agreement on what they are, what they do or how they should be organized. The idea of PMO is in the eye of the beholder. And while some are inarguably successful in delivering value to their organizations, there are many more that are not.
Sustainability, like quality, is an inherent characteristic of every project. Sustainability – which you can interpret here as ‘long term thinking’ smooshed together with ‘benefits realization’ - should permeate every aspect of project planning.
As Founder of the Global Soap Project, Kayongo has built a multi-million dollar venture which takes recycled soap and distributes it through global health programs to people who lack access to it around the world. He breaks down the key factors that have led to his personal success; (S.E.L.F.) Service, Education, Leadership and Faith and shares his account of life as a Ugandan refugee and the turning point which lead him to a brilliant transformation as a social entrepreneur.
Today, change is occurring at breakneck speed and an increasing number of organizations are being challenged like never before. New technologies, new business models, new threats, globally expanding competition and so much more are combining to create an environment that challenges even the best organizations and professionals. At this point there is no end in sight to this trend. It is all about strategic innovation.
Learn how an innovative and fast process can help individuals and teams find solutions to challenges! In this presentation, Sally Arnold will move you through the three stages that build on each other to create the “6-Minute Problem Solver”
You can open numerous books and observe two dozen ways to stand up a PMO. And reviewing PMO maturity model tools will lead you to believe that a more “mature” PMO is better. However, none of these books or tools know your business or your culture, and there is only one PMO that is right for you—and only you can determine what that is!
This session provides a creative look at collaboration and teamwork through the lens of a professional jazz combo. During the session, we will alternate between performance and discussions with the musicians about how they approach collaboration, communication, listening, mastery, tradition vs. exploration, and the boundaries between art and business. If you're in the mood to hear some great music from one of San Diego's best jazz groups, while exploring master level collaboration, come on by!
The rise of game-changing technology has spurred a frenzied race for organizations to undertake digital transformation. Project leaders and the project management office (PMO) have a key role to play in this transformation—but only if they’re willing to evolve. Join PMI’s Vasili Lebotesis, Payal Kondisetty and Kelley Hunsberger as they provide highlights from the research conducted in partnership with Accenture, Forbes Insights and Capgemini to learn how organizations are managing the impact of disruptive technologies—and embracing the change that they bring.
As technological innovations, trade tensions, urbanization and other macro trends fuel disruption around the globe, organizations must respond accordingly with bold changes to modernize institutional cultures, embrace emerging skills and reimagine their vision and focus. And project professionals are natural leaders of change. According to the Pulse of the Profession®, organizations that undervalue project management as a strategic competency for driving change report an average of 67 percent more of their projects failing outright.