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Moving from Requirements Order Taking to Business Enabler

by David Marsh
March 25, 2013 | 66:54 | Views: 404 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.09 / 5

In this webinar, David’s objective is to guide the audience away from order-taking and towards becoming business-enablers on public sector projects. He first argues that the consequences of failure for public sector software projects is higher than it is for private sector projects, especially in terms of visibility (and publicity). He then recounts some typical order-taking scenarios and explains their impacts. Finally, David reviews some proven techniques for root cause analysis (e.g., 5-whys and fishbone diagrams) and then describes some of his own techniques for ensuring that business clients maximize the benefits they receive from technology implementation.

How PRINCE2 complements the PMBOK - REPEAT Presentation

by David Whelbourn
February 13, 2013 | 67:54 | Views: 257 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.22 / 5

Attendees will gain an understanding of the PRINCE2 Methodology and how it is complementary to the PMBOK. Learn the seven key principles that form the basis of PRINCE2. PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) is a best practice methodology for project management. This presentation will show how PRINCE2 allows Project Managers to re-energize project delivery by applying international best practice Principles, Themes and Processes.

Affordabililty in US Defense

by Alan Heckler, Tyler Skarda
July 11, 2012 | 45:33 | Views: 1,253 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.83 / 5

The entire defense value chain stands on the precipice of significant change triggered by severe budget pressures. During the past 10 years the defense budget has experienced unprecedented growth. Now that trajectory has turned, and DoD stands at a crossroads in which the alternative paths to meeting its budget challenges imply very different consequences—namely, reduce scope, or maintain scope and dramatically change the way business is done. Successes in the commercial sector offer government and the defense industry a way forward, but they also beg a key question: Can defense value chains respond similarly? A.T. Kearney interviewed participants across the entire spectrum of the defense value chain from Tier 3’s to Primes and from government Program Managers to Pentagon policy makers to understand their perspectives on impediments and potential actions on improving defense affordability. This webinar will cover their findings.

7 Deadliest Communication Sins of Public Sector PMs

by Skip Weisman
February 17, 2012 | 45:32 | Views: 775 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.20 / 5

This webinar will unveil the most damaging communication mistakes public sector project managers make when communicating to influence. Participants will also learn the three primary reasons these communication mistakes occur and the various contexts in which they occur so they can be aware of how their interpersonal communication style can either support or impede progress on projects. Additionally, at the close of the webinar Presenter Skip Weisman will provide three power communication beliefs of “Champion” project leaders and offer additional resources for next steps and continued development.

Project Governance Policies Enhance PMO's Existance

by Saadi Adra
November 29, 2011 | 64:27 | Views: 804 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.13 / 5

Several PMOs lose their momentum and organizational support within the first two years of initiation due to several reasons. These vary depending on the zone, culture and business requirements. There are key elements that are uncovered when conducting an OPM3 Assessment or managing an As-Is Analysis of existing PMOs, with one major deficit that is common to many PMOs - the lack of a governance policy.

Mind Map Your Project

by James Frankllin
November 23, 2011 | 61:50 | Views: 426 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.07 / 5

Attendees will learn about mind-mapping software as a more effective method to capture, organize, share and take action on information and ideas. Benefits inlcude enhancing tem collaboration, brainstorming and proble-solvng. The presenter will speak to a more efficient approach to create project planning documents and to organize and share information with the project team.

Governments Need to Create PMOs to Achieve Results

by Dennis Bolles
September 01, 2011 | 60:27 | Views: 469 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.86 / 5

In his presentation, Dennis will address the following questions: Why are Government Project Management Offices (PMOs) needed ? Why is Project Business Management (PBM) the right sustainability solution? How is a sustainable PBMO created? What are the values and benefits of a PBMO?

Using Agile in a Govt Contract Environment

by Peter Borsella
May 13, 2010 | 65:33 | Views: 1,380 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.10 / 5

Starting with an explanation of what it means to be Agile, we'll then move through an overview of the specific Agile practice of Scrum, we will explore how working in a government contract environment is different from other forms of work and how, if at all, Agile practices can be applied. Some of these differences we'll discuss include documentation expectations, projects that are not restricted to software development, and Earned Value Management. We'll also review some of the developments in government agencies leaning towards agile practices, and reserve time for question.

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