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.
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Make 2018 the year you commit to developing your group creativity techniques and group decision-making techniques! This session will introduce you to thinking tools to help you better engage stakeholders to think more creatively about the requirements of their products-and to help them come to consensus on ranking and prioritizing those requirements.
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.
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.
PMXPO 2018: 2018 Pulse of the Profession®: Success in Disruptive Times: Highlights from PMI’s 10th Global Project Management Survey
Conducted since 2006, PMI’s Pulse of the Profession is the global survey of project management practitioners. The Pulse of the Profession charts the major trends for project management now and in the future. Join PMI’s Melissa Buchanan and Tricia Cabrey as they provide an overview of the state of project management as reported in the 2018 Pulse.
Underperformance is a common threat to megaproject managers and the track record of cost and time overruns in these projects is well documented. While front end planning is important, not all events and scenarios can be foreseen when the project can take several years to complete and may involve many companies and stakeholders. In our research we find that the capacity to adapt to this uncertainty during the life of the project is crucial for megaproject performance but it is often overlooked as a capability.
Introduction webinar for the August 2018 Book Club Selection, Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach by Michael M. Bissonette
This workshop is based on a global survey (>3400), consisting of ten scenarios describing common ethical quandaries and the response that respondents made. Demographic Questions were also included. Participants will have the option to participate by using the polling feature to respond to these situations and observe the ways in which diversity influenced their decisions. Participants will understand the relationship between values, ethics and decision making and recognize the impact that ethnicity, culture and other sociodemographic characteristics have in decisions on ethical issues.
Introductory webinar for the October 2018 Book Club - Practitioner's Guide to Project Management
Inevitably, project managers will find themselves in situations that challenge their accumulated knowledge in the field. If you ever find yourself faced with such situations that leave you talking to yourself, muttering statements like "They would never let me do what I learned at this place" or "I’ll never be able convince them that what they have asked me to do is wrong," then this webinar is for you.