The initial stages of PMO setup are critical and when practitioners focus too much on the philosophical aspects of the task at hand, executives grow impatient and the organization becomes frustrated by the lack of progress. With these high stakes PMO leaders must create a pragmatic approach that allows them to quickly ramp up capabilities and deliver value to the organization as early as possible.
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Organizations demand that the projects that they commission these days are successful in order to meet their increasingly aggressive strategic goals, and for this to be possible the project managers that lead these strategic projects need to be the very best that they can be. But what skills are demanded on the new generation of 21st Century Project Managers? Join Peter Taylor in saying ‘goodbye’ to the ‘Accidental Project Manager’ and ‘hello’ to the Real Project Managers of today.
This webinar will explore the subject of working virtually and what we can do as project managers to support our project teams. We'll also examine some of the treacherous pitfalls that can surround working virtually.
In this webinar, we will go through the basic tenets of a business case. The business problem or opportunity, the analysis of the situation and probable solutions, the recommended solution and various techniques you can use as a Business Analyst to enable sponsors to make a sound selection.
Why wouldn’t we design project management processes around the human brain? People run projects, people are part of projects, and people influence project success. Economics, finance, and supply chain management have recognized the human factor by embedding behavioral sciences throughout their technical disciplines. Now, it’s project management’s turn. Mastering human factors gives us the ability to decrease risk and project cost, increase plan accuracy, and increase execution efficiency. Human factors empower project success in the midst of volatility, disruption, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
Recently Gartner claimed that 80% of today’s Project Management tasks will be eliminated by 2030 as Artificial Intelligence takes over. Will 80% of today’s PMO tasks will most likely also disappear too? On the other hand, the Project Economy claims that the future of work is about projects. How will this impact the future of PMOs? Will there be a need for PMO's? And in which form? This session, founded upon some of the latest research and practical examples, will explore how PMOs can adapt to the new reality and move towards a more strategic role to survive.
Project management methods have tended to be too complex to be easily understood and applied by non-experts. The pivotal assumption has been that documenting every aspect of a project in detail will provide a high level of control of the planned activities during the implementation of the project. Many project managers ended up producing massive numbers of documents and swathes of paperwork, leading to an overall feeling that the role was primarily administrative. In contrast, widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces and value chain analysis help to make strategy a key area for every organization to apply.
Knowing when to start a project is a key factor in its success. And yet it’s a strategic talent very few companies have developed. If you begin a project too soon, chances are high that the project will miss its deadline — if it doesn’t fail outright. Yet, there is currently no management framework available to help executives or individuals with the vital decision of when the right time has arrived. This webinar is based on my joint HBR article with Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself.
A recurring challenge for projects is the delivery of outcomes that meet stakeholder expectations. When outcomes do not produce expected results, the associated implementations that delivered those outcomes will likely be viewed unfavorably. Requirements definition is a well-known technique for specifying project deliverables and outcomes. Incorporating requirements definition into project phases can significantly improve the chances that the outcomes will meet expectations, and the associated implementation will be judged a success. Attendees will walk away with learning how to define requirements before project starts to improve project and outcome success, how the project charter contains the business analysis, and more.
This webinar explores what an expanded view of the potential career paths for project managers might look like. It questions the role that project managers have evolved to play, and where those roles might evolve to in the future. If you are wondering what is next for your career, this is a webinar that you won't want to miss.