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?
The 80/20 Principle, also known as the Pareto principle, states 80% of your outputs are derived from 20% of your inputs. In other words, the majority of the tasks you get done or products your produce are a result of only a handful of activities. This presentation is designed to give you five rules to make better decisions using this principle. You will start to realize how few decisions are actually important, and when they are essential, default responses are already in place. Also, this process will help you determine what is working (double down) and what is not (change early).
In this webinar, we are going to address the urgency of Change Management with focus on ‘Internet of Things’ in its various ‘avatars.’ We shall also solve the puzzle of the five imposing Ws that force us to think out of the box.
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?
Managing continual change is ‘business as usual’ for both public and private organizations. What is new is the increased pace and volume of the changes required to manage their rapidly evolving mandates, operating conditions, and stakeholder expectations. Identifying, understanding and aligning with changes is the best way to ensure support of outcome delivery.
Most people don’t know how to run a meeting because they have never been to an effective meeting. During this webinar, high-impact strategies that enable meetings to bring tremendous value will be revealed.
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.