Projects need a wide spectrum of conditions to be successful. Most project managers are aware of a number of basic things a project must have but are often not fully knowledgeable of everything needed to support a project functioning effectively. This seminar addresses the full gamut of project prerequisites necessary to support project success and provides examples of these conditions for different project types. The risks to projects when any of these prerequisites are not in place is discussed and guidance on how to ensure your projects have what is needed for success is a key part of the seminar. A checklist to assess the status of necessary project inputs and conditions during different project phases is included.
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Projects get into trouble for repeating and well understood reasons. Many proven solutions to these common root causes of project issues are now well known. This seminar addresses a process to recover troubled projects. The process determines the core project issues and defines steps necessary to put the project back on a successful path. In addition, organizational level structural actions that can be very valuable in preventing projects from getting into trouble in the first place and what infrastructure is needed and how this infrastructure can be developed is addressed.
Ten years ago, a new way of working was branded Agile. At that time, many of the practitioners were living on the edge, challenging people and process in ways that were sometimes good but other times overly extreme. Ten years later, agile methods and agile practices are less radical and even more able to provide a competitive advantages if applied pragmatically. In this session, David Hussman will share experience and techniques for introducing agile methods into high governance and high criticality environments. David has successfully introduced agility in medical devices development, aerospace, defense and many government funded projects. The session will explain techniques used to select practices, introduce them and measure their success. Please sign in armed with an open mind and a pile of questions and healthy skepticism
This one-hour webinar offers a unique and comprehensive model for effective capacity planning. The Capacity Quadrant consists of Visibility (Broadening Your View); Prioritization (Understanding what’s Important); Optimization (Focusing on Value and Efficiency); and Iteration (Planning at Multiple Levels). This engaging session will offer valuable guidelines for excelling in all four areas, thus helping you make more effective use of your valuable resources. The session is perfect for resource managers, PMO leaders, senior managers, and anyone looking for better ways to manage resource capacity.
We will look at project risk management from two perspectives: management level risk and project level risk. Management level risk is created when scope, cost, schedule and quality are constrained. Identifying and dealing with management risk is covered in the presentation. Project level risk is all the bad and good things that can go wrong on a project. The presentation will highlight the risk management process and key concepts. Several easy to use tools will be described to help project managers plan for and mange risk on their projects. The presentation will conclude with a short explanation of project unknown risks and how to plan for them.
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.