Lean-Agile Procurement (LAP) is a new and exciting simple approach for procurement. Imagine sourcing an ERP system in just four weeks by having three competitors cocreate their proposals simultaneously in the same room over two days. LAP is based on agile and lean principles and focuses on the business value and people involved. The results will surprise you! Lead time of sourcing a new partner is reduced to days. The approach solves the most important customer problems upfront to reduce risk. LAP strategies are part of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit’s approach to Vendor Management because LAP represents the leading edge in partnering with vendor organizations.
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COVID-19 has disrupted business continuity and project priorities with long-term impacts on our ways of working. Many organizations have quickly assembled a current state of operations that is ad-hoc and temporary. And yet we’re only halfway through our change journey with a return to a “new normal” at some point. How can we proactively prepare our teams to transition to a future state when there are so many unknowns?
A PMI-funded research study identified how project staff use their knowledge networks to build project capabilities, and how knowledge is transferred, translated and managed in these networks. We also explored the role of networks in providing mutual support for 'members' and as a coordination mechanism for the project. The outcomes of the study will help project staff, and their organizations, to understand practical network design strategies and behaviors to transfer and manage knowledge across and within different project environments.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced colleges and universities around the world to move to remote learning for all classes. While some institutions and faculty are used to this delivery modality, others are jumping in for the first time with little time to plan and prepare. During this webinar, project management faculty members with extensive experience teaching online will share their best practices as well as simple, actionable tips that can help smooth the transition from in-person to remote classes.
Prior research suggests that information technology (IT) project managers (PMs) often fail to take adequate steps to manage project risks and that this may contribute to the high failure rate associated with IT projects. In this presentation, I will discuss PMI-funded research that explores how IT PMs’ mental construal affects four key IT project risk management activities: (1) risk identification, (2) risk impact assessment, (3) risk response planning, and (4) risk response enactment. This research contributes to our understanding of IT project risk management and suggests ways for improving IT project risk management practices
Project Management teams need the advantage of an iterative planning and execution model to keep them moving in an aligned direction. It is this type of discipline that will ensure a high-performing team culture.
This webinar presents the results of a two-year research project funded by the Project Management Institute about the performance of megaprojects. Researchers conducted a systematic review of the megaproject management literature, in which over 6,000 scientific papers were analyzed to identify 18 causes and 54 solutions to address poor megaproject performance.
Citizen Development is gaining traction and PMI have launched new resources to help support project managers to learn all about this new approach. In this session we will provide an overview of the recently launched Citizen Development: The Handbook for Creators and Change Makers. This book brings together the latest thinking on Citizen Development from industry thought leaders, no-code/low-code vendors, transformation experts, and executives who oversee large technology investments. It guides organizations to deliver Citizen Development projects, design better apps, scale the operating model, align key stakeholders, and nurture and grow Citizen Development. Come explore how the PMI Citizen Developer handbook can guide Citizen Development project teams with flexibility to help drive change, innovation and business transformation.
Part of the challenge that the Project Manager faces is having to serve so many different stakeholders and sometimes being pulled in very different directions. But what do you do when your sponsor is the problem???
The Silver Lining of Project Uncertainties