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.
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.
The four knowledge cornerstones of project risk management are: Project Management (how to run a project) Earned Value Management (how to measure project performance) Risk Management (how to identify and mitigate risks) Subcontract management (how to manage subcontractors) Project risk management is essential today and for future work challenges to manage a successful project. This webinar focuses on project management, the first knowledge cornerstone. It will explain the project management process and how it is used to achieve effective project risk management on you project. The webinar will explain what Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is and how project risk management fits into it. The future of work and how project risk management will be affected is presented.
Rescheduled - Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Communicating with Impact
This is in the first installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals. The webinars are informed by the latest in the science of leadership and include practical strategies and approaches to build the skills and behaviors covered by each webinar. Communicating with impact is the most important skill executives use to inspire, negotiate, and motivate others to bring about their desired outcomes. This webinar describes a practical approach to building and habitualizing powerful communication skills, which participants can use in all communication modalities including: one-on-one, meetings, and presentations.
Serious games are defined as games that have a primary purpose other than entertainment. Games have been known to shorten the learning curve and as one of the best ways to break patterns and adopt new habits. In this session, we will shortly present the science and research behind it and how it can help you become better at your job and learn new tricks. We will have three interviews about different project management serious games: from basic quizzes, project management board games to project virtual worlds. To top it off, a gaming expert will explain why playing serious games are a key element in professional development and success.
Rescheduled from 11/15 - Project HEADWAY: The Strategic PM: Aligning our Projects with the Organization
This presentation provides the project manager with a primer in how to think strategically about projects. It provides guidance about what questions to ask at the beginning of a project to ensure a project is strategically aligned as possible. It gives a framework for thinking about potential strategic linkages and how best to support them. And it provides a framework for evaluating project success that express impacts in strategic terms. If you are managing a significant project, or want the impact of your project to be more significant, then this presentation will help provide the tools to succeed.