In this presentation, Rob Newbold will bring a practical perspective to making projects more predictable, a perspective gained from over twenty years of helping people to build and use schedules. He’ll discuss why predictability is important, some predictability traps people frequently fall into, and principles for achieving predictability. Along the way he’ll give you numerous tested ideas that you can quickly apply to your projects to dramatically improve their predictability and your job satisfaction.
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What is Agile? Why do I care? How is it relevant to me? These common questions reflect the state of confusion and ambiguity that surrounds the concept of agility. This webinar will attempt to resolve these questions by cutting through the ambiguity with practical, relevant insights into agility and its application to project teams - including teams not using iterative techniques in the design and scheduling of their projects. Real world examples of application in linear, task-driven projects in complex, regulated environments will provide a context for how agility can be applied even when your team isn't an "Agile team".
Just because you are working in a waterfall organization doesn't mean you can't be Agile. Join Dave Prior as he walks you through a case study on implementing Scrum in a waterfall environment. He offers some key practices and data points that will enable you to be successful in both keeping the team productive and providing the information needed to build trust and confidence with the Project Sponsors and Senior Executives you need to support your Agile implementation.
Are you a Project Manager that is trying to find a way to use your skills in the Agile space? Have you been trying to decipher the difference between a Project Manager and a Scrum Master? If any of these types of questions spring to your mind, come join me for an interactive journey into the roles of Scrum Master and Agile PM!
Use cases vs. user stories How business requirements would be defined from a PM perspective?
Where should you use Scrum and where should you use Kanban? Many factors weigh into this decision, including whether your teams are in development or maintenance mode and whether their work is highly predictable or sporadic. Attendees of this webinar will come away with a better understanding of Scrum and Kanban and when to utilize each, together or separately, to improve agility of their teams.
A critical component for a Project Manager’s success is oftentimes their ability to build and sustain a high performing team. To make matters more difficult most PMs don’t have the benefit of traditional managerial authority over these resources, and the dynamics can often be quite difficult to manage. In this engaging presentation participants will learn about the “Thoroughbred Style” of management and why it’s oftentimes the secret to leading a high performing team. We will also explore specific techniques for managing team conflict, building a solid team infrastructure, influencing without authority, encouraging effective and productive team communications, and maintaining high morale on the team.
September Book Club Intro - The Optimistic Workplace; Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone
Introduction webinar for September Book Club: The Optimistic Workplace; Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone by Shawn Murph