Projects are always hard to successfully manage. Even in the simplest possible case, when all of the objectives are known in advance and resources are available, there is still need for constant adjustment in response to external variables. PMBOK and basic tools do a great job of helping the PM manage these projects, but what happens when things aren’t so simple?
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New project managers (and sometimes seasoned project managers alike) often fall victim to a few common missteps that unfortunately can prove fatal to their success. While project managers can often become consumed with the day-to-day crises, administrative tasks and status updating, they can sometimes lose sight of key steps that are a key part of the foundation of any successful project. This workshop explores four specific pitfalls often faced by the new project manager and provides specific techniques and best practices that can be immediately applied to avoid them.
Using an Agile Methodology, companies have proven that they can take a concept from idea to revenue generation quickly. So, why are people still afraid to adopt?
Leaders are continuous learners. Our learning never stops. Regardless of where we are in our Project Management careers – just getting started or anxious to retire -- we should constantly be growing our PM leadership skills. Yet, where do we begin? What skills do we need to add?
A Comparison and Contrast Between CM and PM Key Success Factors, Best Practices, and Causes of Failure
This webinar is Part 2 of two webinars that compare the roles and relationships between contract manager and project manager. Participants will learn and compare the attributes of successful contract teams to project teams. They’ll learn what the key success factors are as well as the leading causes of troubled contracts and how to mitigate those risks. There will be a group discussion of how we can apply these to our PM roles, organizations and projects, and how we can go about it.
This webinar is Part 1 of two webinars that compare the roles and relationships between contract manager and project manager. Learn fundamentals of contract management methodology and discuss key processes and tool. Find out how you can work more effectively with your contract management partners.
Successfully planning, leading, and managing projects across continents, time-zones, and cultures requires a unique approach to project scheduling/oversight, stakeholder communications, Risk Management, Staffing, etc. See how this webinar can help you succeed overseas!
A Change Team and a Project Team have a very similar purpose: they both need to migrate smoothly to a new, and in most cases, unknown situation. The journey is not a common one, the obstacles are diverse, and the result is unique each time. This very practical presentation provides examples on how several group dynamics theories could contribute to raise the commitment of the Change Team and demonstrate how tangible results can be obtain by applying accessible tools.
Accelerating Innovation: Launching or Partnering with a University-affiliated Proof of Concept Gap Funding Program
Proof of Concept (POC) gap funding programs evaluate commercial potential, demonstrate the value, and generally de-risk (or perception of risk) the project to commercial partners or investors. You can use the information in this webinar to share internally to begin dialogue and create momentum around external partnership and funding models for future innovation
When initiating a high profile project there is a very good chance that you will start on the back foot, already one week behind a schedule that still needs to be agreed. In this session, we use a very simple analogy to illustrate why you would not want to reach for the low hanging fruit immediately.