The PM community has great models for how projects should work, and a wealth of good advice on how to make basically sound programs and portfolio management more effective. Unfortunately the business of selling PM effort is often in conflict with the profession of delivering PM services. We see this in the form of impossible deadlines, unrealistic promises, and estimates based on client budget rather than true cost of execution. In this session we’ll explain why this enormous problem continues to exist, show you how to assess the resulting risk on your own project / program / portfolio effort, and share proven strategies you can apply to minimize the impact. Every PM, regardless of experience or skill level, will benefit from this session.
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Solution evaluation is the often‐forgotten task. If you look at any diagram showing relationships of business analysis Solution Evaluation is always at the end. There are typically arrows showing the connection to the needs of a project or product. Still, poor solution evaluation always finds itself at the end.
Needs are arguably the most important input to any business analysis effort. It is the “anchor’ domain in PMI’s The Guide to Business Analysis (Includes the Standard for Business Analysis), providing inputs to every other domain.
PMI’s September 2017 Pulse of the Profession Report® ‘Achieving Greater Agility’ states that organizations who demonstrate high agility are those who utilize a variety of project delivery approaches and develop agile skills. In this presentation you will learn how to adapt your analysis skills to support the changing needs of project teams and organizations.
In exploring the lifecycle of product development, we generally begin with business requirements that then further evolve into stakeholder requirements, solution requirements, and finally, our final deliverables. Along the way, in between many of the work products, test plans are created. This can be a complicated process with many different elements.
Why has project failure become the industry standard? How can projects deliver business value? What stands in the way of meeting stakeholder needs?
As published in PMI’s Pulse of the Profession Reports, poor requirements is consistently one of the top reasons why projects fail. Whether it be missing requirements or incorrect requirements, some of the blame can be attributed to poor elicitation practices.
Did you know that Business Analysts and Design Thinkers perform similar activities, but their approach might be completely different? In this webinar, we focus on a number of activities to be found with a BA remit and highlight what exercises a Design Thinker might undertake.
In Expert Judgment: How to Incorporate the Latest Developments in Using this Common PM Tool, Paul S. Szwed provides research that will help project managers become more adept at using expert judgment effectively.