In April 2011, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics issued a directive requiring broad use of Should Cost Reviews (SCRs) for major acquisition programs. Since then, some additional direction has been provided by USD ATandL, yet many SPOs are still grappling with the what and how of SCRs. A.T. Kearney's private sector and defense experience indicates that SCRs can be a valuable tool in helping drive program affordability if conducted with a focus on determining actionable cost reduction outcomes. This session will address the question: Pragmatically, how can SCRs be conducted to make real cost impact versus becoming just another study?
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What is Quality? Can you define Quality? This webinar will provide an overview of the project management quality process, the critical role that it plays in obtaining goals for business improvement. Additionally best practices and tools & techniques will be discussed to achieve a better understanding of quality.
In order to fully complete a project on-time, within budget and with the available resources, the project leads and managers must tenaciously drive to influence the appropriate people at all levels of an organization to take action. Having excellent communication skills becomes of paramount importance to successfully achieving that result.
Innovation author and consultant Mike Dalton makes a bold claim: 50% or more of your new product innovation capacity is hiding in plain sight. That's right - even in the best of companies, half of new product resources (Marketing, R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing Scale-Up and Sales) end up as waste. In this highly interactive and engaging session, you will experience some of the root causes for this waste as well as learn steps you can begin taking to double new product throughput with your existing resources.
Lean Six Sigma techniques can be used at a smaller scale, but to be successful it needs to be adapted to the specifics of IT projects. This presentation is based on a real case study, using Lean Six Sigma to measure the impact of process improvement initiatives in a hybrid project delivery environment.
While every project is unique, project managers encounter common problems that are sources of stress, risks, and project delays. Harry Hall feels your pain. He’s been managing projects for more than fifteen years. Harry will give you practical tips you can immediately use.
This is an expanded and updated version of popular session that ran on February 23, incorporating additional information based on your feedback.
Recent PMI Study calls Requirements Management a core competency for project and program success - and does so for a good reason. 47% of projects run into trouble due to incomplete or changing requirements & specifications, lack of user input or unrealistic expectations. UX methods brought wild success to Apple, Google and other top players and it has been increasingly popular ever since. But what most magazines don't tell you is that it's not just the Design part of UX that makes it so effective! Attend this webinar to learn abut the not-so-glamorous, but extremely effective new UX tools and processes - for gaining accurate user insights, discovering 'missing' requirements and hidden underlying problems - the ones that business users would really like to see resolved first - even when they are not be clearly articulated.
As we mark the 50th anniversary of human beings’ first steps on another celestial body, a new goal has been set for this nation to return astronauts to the moon within 5 years. In this webinar, we will take a retrospective look (from a Project Management point of view) at what has been characterized as mankind’s greatest achievement