Businesses are increasingly focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) – realizing that multiple perspectives can be more profitable when building products and services. However, DEI initiatives often translate to addressing the needs of marginalized groups whose members are immediately identifiable while underserving invisible groups like LGBTQ+, religions, people with mental health issues &/or disabilities, to name just a few. By continuing to disenfranchise these groups, companies are unwittingly lowering productivity and potentially losing valuable human resources. Through a mix of storytelling, statistics, and practicing human-centered design methodologies, webinar attendees will build understanding of the experiences of visible and invisible marginalized groups then discuss creating actionable plans for making micro-cultures of inclusion – even if it’s just on their team or in their cubicle!
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Project Management Processes, both predictive and adaptive, are applied to a variety of projects including "repeating projects." This webinar addresses the processes of initiate, plan, execute, monitor/control, and close (as well as burn down charts in Agile) related to piloting a small general aviation aircraft. The webinar will explain the type of aircraft, the procedures involved in everything from takeoff to touchdown (landing), and finally how this application can help you "land" your next project.
We all want successful projects. Projects that not only deliver a product on time, on budget, and on scope, but also value to customers. This webinar will start with defining value creation and value delivery to make a thriving business model and a happy customer. Then we will explore the two main ways that a product or service can offer value to customers. The first way is value creation, to ensure that the product has the features that customers need, and they see value in. To do this, we will discuss prioritization techniques to ensure the highest priority features are delivered first, for every release. The second way is value delivery, through value stream mapping and waste elimination while developing a product. As a project manager, you need to understand where waste is created and look for ways to eliminate it in your project management processes. Lean processes combined with strong value delivery approaches will help your organization become successful in the long term.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many teams to start working remotely. Even for those who are used to working in virtual environments, the events of 2020 have accelerated the intensity and changed the pace. The pandemic has changed how remote working is perceived, and has most likely changed forever, how virtual teams interact. With the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in leading project teams, it becomes more important while working remotely. Team members may feel isolated and this may contribute to reduced productivity. The leader may also feel the loss of control and could suffer from emotional disconnect. But these situations can be managed effectively. This webinar outlines basic the steps that you can take as a leader of project teams, to ensure that your teams remain engaged and highly productive.
Hybrid projects require both the skills of agile and of waterfall environments. This could be very challenging as the style of leadership may change, according to the needs of the different streams within the project or to the stakeholders or teams you work with. The different situations and approaches will be discussed during this 1 hour webinar.
Join me for this interactive session to explore what are the value drivers of adaptive leadership and what can be done so that we can first understand ourselves first and then try to have discussion with our team so that we give them all physiological safety that can help them to outperform in their current role.
As team leaders, we need to focus our efforts on people factors to get maximum return in performance. This is why it's so important to understand how to build and support healthy teams. During this webinar, we will focus on building and maintaining high-performing teams, creating a collaborative environment, and looking at leadership styles depending on what stage of formation the team is.
Why implementing agile methodologies does not lead to business agility in some cases? Why does digital transformation fail for the customer? The key is on the human side! Real life examples taken from electronic government, digital transformations, M&A’s and even from economic development in the middle of the jungle, will help you to visualize what is a how to lead the complexity that human factor adds to change and transformation initiatives.
Agile found its way into project delivery with the PMBOK® Guide and PMI certifications recognizing the growing adoption of agile practices. Most Agile frameworks, like Scrum, Crystal and XP, were conceived by developers for a small team of developers and do not cover the entire Project Lifecycle. A project is not limited to product delivery by a small team, and most Agile frameworks are challenged when scaling up to the enterprise level, especially in organizations with a mature Governance framework where a Project Management Office has the responsibility for Project Delivery. In the trenches, the famous 'mindset change' applies not only to people that used planned approaches but also to the people that started Agile in small product development teams that must learn the value of aligning their ways of doing things to Enterprise goals. This webinar is the first in a series of four webinars covering the project delivery phases. It is based on the author's 30+ years of experience as an agile practitioner, moving from managing Software Development teams to managing projects. The webinar will be an experience sharing exercise based on the fundamental principle that the best way to become Agile is by "doing it and helping others to do it".
Earned Value Management (EVM) is essential to project success. It is used extensively in the Department of Defense (DOD) and construction industries but not in the IT industry. This webinar focuses on applying EVM to large IT projects. It will present: a brief overview of the EVM fundamentals; why EVM is not used on large IT projects; how to create a baseline for the project; what a rolling wave is and how to use it; and the benefits of using EVM on large IT projects.