This Project HEADWAY webinar explores the greening of project management and examines the role that the project manager can and maybe should play.
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Change Management is viewed more and more as critical to project and organizational success. In this Change HEADWAY webinar, we will be examining the change management process from a project manager's perspective to understand how change management can impact all aspects of your project.
A little bit of up-front effort to understand what stimulates your team can have a long lasting impact on team members working on your project. This Project HEADWAY webinar will examine the concept of motivation and present some simple, but powerful ways by which you can foster and maintain inspired team members and an invigorated team.
This must see webinar will discuss considerations and techniques for executive dashboarding. While PMO executive dashboarding is a simple concept, many organizations struggle with actually doing it effectively.
This webinar offers practical insights, techniques, and case examples for how to set up and manage a successful, business driven, PMO. Developed in response to member feedback from project organizations of all shapes and sizes throughout the Middle East.
In projects it is important that the project manager know who's on first.. They can facilitate the negotiation of and agreement to project roles. They can also orient people to their role. And the sooner the better. The sooner those involved in projects understand their role and how it relates to the roles of others on the project, the more effective they can be in their roles when executing the project. Everyone knowing who's on first can prevent much confusion and reduce the number of problems you encounter on a project.
As project managers we often have projects handed to us. We are often not involved in defining the compelling reason to make the change or do the project. Our involvement often begins with a: “Hey Sue, would you take this one on?” And off we go to plan and deliver the project, sometimes in a bit of a vacuum that can bite us along the way.
The advent of social media brings with it exciting new communications opportunities within projects. It also brings a new kind of risk. In the age of social media, project managers have a whole new communications dynamic to manage in their projects. This can create a radically different communications plan. It can also create the need to define communications recovery strategies and can impact how we define roles and responsibilities within projects.
Alot of project management is wrapped up in the idea of scheduling. Many project management software packages put the management of schedule front and centre; for some, it's all they really actually provide support for managing. Project management courses emphasize the ideas of managing the critical path, building Gantt charts and analyzing PERT networks. Much stress is created about project schedules, milestones, dependencies and deadlines.
Prioritization of projects involves making competing decisions. Sometimes the competition is between projects. At other times, the competition is between departments and business units. The decisions we make are based upon different projects, to accomplish different outcomes, by different areas of the organization. We aren't comparing apples and oranges; at times, we are comparing kumquats and bathroom tissue.