Learn techniques to effectively manage the “Big Cats” also known as “executive stakeholders” during the strategic execution of complex projects and programs. Bob Kermanshahi presents a pragmatic / real world approach based upon his learnings from leading multiple large transformational projects at one of the world’s largest and oldest companies.
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In the next five years, the world will see more projects than ever. The reconstruction of the economy, healthcare, social care, and society at large after the devastating global pandemic crisis, will be unprecedented in human history. According to McKinsey, Governments’ have announced $10 trillion in reconstruction funds just in the first two months of the crisis, which is three times more than the response to the 2008–09 financial crisis. These are millions of projects, which will need millions of project managers. However, despite this positive outlook, significant trends will put at stake the project management profession that we have learned to know in the past 40 years. We should consider these signals as an urgent call for profound change in our practices and a much needed in our competencies. A small price to pay compared to the unique opportunity that the project management profession has to lead what I call our new world driven by change.
As part of our knowledge sharing, our team enjoys looking toward the future of the project management world. We reflect on the past and forecast trends in project management to help project managers prepare for what the coming year will bring. As 2021 ends and we look forward to 2022, we are again forecasting the trends we see that will affect project management practitioners. From advances in technology to advances in project management practices, the world is constantly changing, and project managers need to know how to stay caught up. What trends in technologies, industries, and best practices are going to affect project managers, and how can project managers prepare for them? Attendees will leave with a better idea of how to navigate coming changes.
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?
3Ts for Better Time Management: Tips, Tools, and Techniques That You Can Use to Manage Your Time Even Better
Nowadays, we face many challenges surrounding how to find time to do everything that we want to do in our 86,400 seconds per day. Managing your tasks in a more assertive and focused manner with some assistance from technology reveals the best way to enhance your project ecosystem as well as to strike a balance in your personal life. In this webinar, the presenter shares a set of tools and tips to enhance your daily routines in order to improve your time management. These techniques help managers and C-level executives to do their work better, allowing them to develop and foster a time oriented mindset in their teams.
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.
In the following webinar, we will cover the definition of team leadership, discuss the top skills of how to lead the team successfully and how to develop these skills. Also, we will talk about the tools and benefits of using Software and different applications. We will touch emotional intelligence, look at the team from an individual level and go through a four stages spring-winter cycle of the employee’s professional growth. We will also cover How to treat the team members at the different stages of their spring-winter development.
We’ll share our stories and insights on how volunteering has helped us to become better project managers. We were convinced volunteering was not for us and yet, these rich human experiences have turned us into passionate volunteers, thanks to the incredible learning we can gain.
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).