When Sound Transit decided to expand the light rail system in Seattle, Washington, USA, it had to find a way to tunnel under the densely populated city without disrupting life above ground. Seattle was the second worst city in the U.S. for time commuters were stuck in traffic. The University Link Light Rail Extension extended the light rail system 3.2 miles (5 kilometers) through underground tunnels providing relief for roadway congestion. The rail line opened months ahead of schedule, and the project closed US$200 million under budget. This project was a finalist for the 2017 PMI Project of the Year Award. Learn about this awarded project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
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We are the largest private Bank in Brazil with almost 100k employees. In our IT area, we have around 10k people that are organized in 500 squads and 50 tribes. We have been on an agile transformation journey for some years. In this webinar I will share how Disciplined Agile (DA) has been supporting us on our journey, the challenges we faced along the way, and the lessons we learned.
How Digitalization Affects Project Management – Evidence from Two Case Studies in the Construction Industry
Digital transformation is a phenomenon occurring across sectors and nations, affecting not only technical processes, but also organizational forms and managerial practices. Among them are: (1) project-based organizations (PBOs), common in traditional sectors like the construction industry, and (2) project networks (PNWs), the most favorable form of project organizing in modern service and creative industries. Project management, which is often used as an agent for change, plays a significant role in initiating and implementing digital transformation. To analyze the digital transformation of traditional PBOs and modern PNWs, comparative case studies in the context of commercial construction have been conducted in Sweden and in Germany.
In an increasingly agile world, do we still need middle managers? Clearly we do, but middle management and HR departments must adapt or never meet the promise of highly motivated and productive teams.
This webinar focuses on what portfolio, program, and project managers can do to lead and drive a business transformation undertaking within their organization to success.
Citizen Development is gaining traction and many organizations are using low-code or no-code software to build apps and solve business problems. But how to choose the right software to use? In this session Rogerio will share tips on how to go about choosing the right low-code or no-code software platform to use for your citizen development project.
Have you ever been faced with a complex, multi-dimensional project and pressure from multiple stakeholders? Is this the normal course of business in your organization? If so, this webinar is for you.
With the move online, we could just begrudgingly endure the meetings and emails. Or, we could build trust, inspire team cohesion, and drive astonishing impact. When we move from in-person work to virtual (or hybrid) work, our communication frequency, structure, participation, and even content change. We risk wasting time in misunderstanding, false-agreement or rework. The Four Discussion Disciplines (4DDs - integrity, courtesy, inclusion and translation) are practices teams can use on email, in meetings, or in posts to address this. In this session, Katrina Pugh (Columbia University, New York, NY) and Chivonne Algeo (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) will discuss how to lead the 4DDs with your teams, across your organization, and with partners to improve meaning-making and relationship-building.
Join three of our Center Stage podcast guests for a provocative dialogue on how knowledge coupled with unlearning enable innovation. Guest Larry Prusak highlighted the true competitive edge of knowledge, “When you have a project team, it matters far less what an individual knows. It matters greatly what the team knows.” Does this threaten the value of a project manager? Both Larry and guest Barry O’Reilly caution against knowledge becoming stale. Larry says, “Refresh the knowledge you have. Always be open. Always be learning.” But Barry believes you may have to throw some of what you know in the trash: "It’s…the inability to unlearn existing mindsets and behaviors that were effective in the past but now are maybe limiting your success." What does this mean for adhering to methodologies when faced with uncertain requirements, divergent stakeholders and evolving delivery methods? As Peter Temes points out, there is often a tension between managing for efficiency and managing for discovery. Does managing for efficiency hold you back from finding innovative ways of working?
The recently released 2015 Project Management Curriculum Guidelines & Resources from PMI provides an excellent opportunity to educators in several disciplines to enhance their courses with Project Management (PM) competencies and measureable student learning outcomes. In this webinar you will be introduced to the key components of the curriculum guidelines and several freely available teaching resources that can help you teach PM concepts. Also as a registered participant you will receive access to a comprehensive PM curriculum spreadsheet model that will help you integrate PM knowledge modules, key concepts and transferable skills into your program. The workforce demands many of these competencies and it will give your students an edge if such competencies are embedded into your program.