Take a moment and picture the last time you led a project that involved change. How did it go? Did the plan you created and executed to perfection lead to changes in people that are still in place in your organization? Don’t cry…most of us would say “no.”
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The PMO can be a powerful tool to support organizational success. However, a PMO requires not just a well-defined purpose from the start, but ongoing redefinition to ensure fitness of use and value-based longevity. In this session, well-known industry experts will explain how PMOs can be positioned to deliver specific leadership team-determined business value, lead in the adoption and maturity of both traditional plan-driven and agile project-related practices, and drive effective execution of initiatives to achieve strategic goals.
We know that a well-defined strategy is critical to an organization’s success. We also know that same strategy will be achieved through a series of projects and programs. However, what happens when that same organization doesn’t develop the plan to prioritize, communicate or implement those projects? Craig explores the link between strategy and projects and the importance of having a plan to actually implement those projects. Without a good plan, your strategy is toast.
Regardless of whether they are quantitative or qualitative, when a project’s benefits are managed and realized, an organization ensures that the time, effort and monetary resources invested in projects have the greatest possible business return. Yet far too few organizations have an effective benefits realization management process in place. In fact, many have no benefits management plan at all and are missing an opportunity to understand what would help them increase their rate of project and overall strategic success.
Former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach is the expert that business leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations turn to for insight on strategy, innovation, leadership and people management. In our keynote, he outlines the Xbox saga from garage-shop inception, through crises, to ultimate business success, delving into the strategic process that brought together a group of talented individuals that applied intrapreneurship principles to build a successful consumer business within the larger Microsoft structure.
PMXPO 2017: 2017 Pulse of the Profession®: Success Rates Rise – Transforming the High Cost of Low Performance
Our latest Pulse of the Profession® research suggests a positive change in the way organizations are managing projects and programs. At the same time, the definition of success is evolving, and the ability of projects to deliver what they set out to do—the expected benefits—is just as important as the traditional measures of scope, time, and cost. This presentation will review PMI’s latest findings of how organizations are becoming more mature with their project practices and what factors they are investing in that distinguish more successful project performance.
To deliver success in today’s world, a PMO must be able to facilitate effective and efficient project delivery. It must be an enabler of effective portfolio management, and it must support practical agile approaches. Join the 2017 ProjectManagement.com Hybrid PMO workshop team to learn how your PMO can become more effective
Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude--along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds and a climbing team that's counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There's simply no room for poor judgment—one mistake or misstep can result in an "unrecoverable error."
As small to midsized organizations find the number and complexity of projects to be tracked and managed growing, they realize there is a need to create processes that can routinely validate, organize, prioritize and evaluate how those projects are pursued—and measure the value they deliver. For many, creating a formal PPM function is a daunting task—and well outside management’s comfort zone. The good news is that PPM doesn’t have to be complicated.
Join Mike for a review of problem-solving through the ages and how agile is the rediscovery of many old approaches! Wicked problems are those that cannot be solved with traditional methods or ways of thinking. They are the unique challenges never seen before in your organization, region or industry.