How can you structure your large, in-house software developers to make agility flourish? Traditionally, software development is organized into short-term project teams that draw from a pool of specialized talent. Developers often work on multiple projects simultaneously. The problem? Project delays often create lags that ripple across multiple teams, creating inefficiencies and frustration. Moreover, jumping from project to project forces our brains to switch gears, meaning we work harder to function at a lower level.
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The importance of governance in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects (3P) is reflected in part by the development of standards for governance (PMI, 2016) as well as by the increasing attention being paid to governance in management/academic literature, and in practice. At the same time, organizations increasingly aim to improve their innovation capabilities, enabling them to survive in today’s dynamic, competitive environment. However, there is little guidance in research literature on whether and how 3P governance can be designed to support and promote innovation. The escalating importance of project delivery in organizations, especially for innovation, further highlights the need for better understanding of the relationship between governance, innovation, and success in 3P.
How much time do we waste thinking about, avoiding, or worrying about having a hard conversation and what does that do to your productivity? To your work relationships? You can have a "silent" conversation rattle around in your head for months if you avoid "it." Of IF the hard conversation you had goes poorly, you can have the 'I should have said this" conversation in your head. What if you learned how to have powerful conversations that led to better outcomes and stronger relationships? In the 1st part of this webinar, we will explore IF a conversation is needed, how to speak from a position of power, and delineate the types of conversations so you can better manage your emotions. I would recommend listening to my conflict resolution webinar so you have a foundation before launching into this discussion.
Building on the very successful webinar “Integrating Agile Techniques into Traditional Projects," Lynda Carter and Dave Davis will present creating visual and interactive communications to convey status and allow for feedback from your audience. We will focus on low tech/high touch means to tell a story and allow for stakeholder feedback. By having all team members contribute to the chart and take ownership of its content – everybody will have a better understanding of their purpose in contributing to the project benefits.
PMI launched the Talent Triangle with an objective of ensuring that on-going development should be balanced between technical, leadership and strategic and business management expertise. But what does that mean, exactly? And what should we be focusing on inside those overall categories? Most importantly, how can each of us build a development plan that is relevant and makes sense for us?
Find out about PMI’s fastest-growing certification: Professional in Business Analysis, PMI-PBA®. Explore the business drivers that are making this certification so valuable to both organizations and the individuals who earn it. Also learn what the requirements are for PMI-PBA certification and tips for applying past experience to count towards the required hours needed. Project professionals who already have the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification will get perspectives on their project experience to help them capitalize on their PM-BA hybrid role. Attendees will come away with a clear idea of what the exam covers and tips for preparing for and passing the exam. The key resources, including the Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, and the PMI Guide to Business Analysis, will be discussed to help attendees understand what will be involved in their PMI-PBA journey. The session will include open Q and A from session participants with answers provided by the PBA-certified presenter.
Lessons Learned from the 2014-2016 Ebola Virus Response Project management is like building a house - the right way. What if the house was built on water in the middle of the rainy season? During an emergency response, that is what project management feels like. But who doesn't want to live on a house boat?
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.
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.