In today's digital landscape, organisations need to manage a large portfolio of programs, projects and operations. Given the ongoing market and economical changes, the traditional portfolio management function has to be agile and adaptive to shift direction when required. Some organisations are currently implementing Lean Portfolio Management of SAFe to inject flexibility and adaptability in how they connect execution to strategy. We will address the transition strategy to smoothly move from an existing set of portfolio management processes to LPM of SAFe.
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Ability to design and facilitate effective and engaging meetings has always been a vital skill for successful project managers. Your ability to facilitate virtual meetings and to engage your team members virtually is especially important today, as we are wrestling with challenges of our collective new reality amidst the pandemic. In this talk, I will share how to design, prepare for, and facilitate meetings that consistently achieve results, engage and motivate your team, and ensure that every voice is heard. We will dive deep into facilitation competencies and their application in virtual context.
In the webinar presenters will discuss various communication considerations and pitfalls, and share a set of best practices for becoming more effective project communicators who intentionally consider the Who, What, Why, When and How of effective communication.
How Supply Chains Can Be More Resilient by Practicing Lean, Green & Agile Methodologies in a Post Pandemic Era
Supply Chains are the back bone of economies across the world. At the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed how the supply chains collapsed in a short span of time leading the world to a disastrous condition. Many experts termed this phenomenon as Black Swan, nevertheless the world needs to formulate robust strategies in order that we do not get into this disaster in future again. Question is how do we make our Supply Chains resilient to absorb future shocks? My research undertaken on this subject has dealt with various Lean, Green and Agile Methodologies to recommend a frame work which may rescue the future supply chains from the ill effects which the COVID 19 Pandemic brought to the world. This session shall address the importance of Lean, Green and Agile to bring resilience for global supply chains. It shall elaborate on the effectiveness of Lean, Green and Agile methodologies through our work employing validated Research Methodologies during the time of the pandemic. It shall also enumerate on how Lean, Green and Agile methodologies can be suitably adapted for revival of Supply Chains in post- pandemic era.
Over the past few years, many organizations that manufacture tangible products have attempted Agile approaches for new product development. Unfortunately, many of these processes fail to deliver the expected results in speed-to-market and flexibility. Yet, returning to a full waterfall process remains bureaucratic and intractable with remote and virtual teams. The solution is a hybrid agile-waterfall process. In this session, we will identify various processes and systems for new product development (NPD). You will learn about two approaches to hybrid product development that can enhance the culture of innovation in your organization. We will provide examples of companies that adopted different processes to add flexibility while minimizing risk. Comparing and contrasting a non-profit using WAGILE Product Development and a manufacturer using Lean NPD, you will understand how culture and risk tolerance impact the choice of an effective product development process.
Two key criteria for user stories to be effective are that they should be small and independent. Small user stories are easier to size and prioritize, and independent stories fit better in sprints due to fewer dependencies. To split user stories into smaller and more digestible pieces, teams have a variety of techniques and criteria available to them.
The presentation is based on eight recent Project Management Surveys including PMI, PwC, McKinsey and others. For each element Uri describes practical proven approaches to address the challenge at hand, along with case stories to illustrate the concepts involved.
Project management in any organization rolls up to leadership visibility for strategic management of new products or services. At the bottom line, a project manager's steering to success is the key to each measurable element. The modern era's projects are more complex today and we are required to navigate through lots of challenges such as; people management, schedule, technical etc. using our leadership & communication skills. Those are our necessary means of navigation though. However, we may need to identify a "what if-scenario" to be able to enable everyone to realize Project Management needs, organization goals & how everyone (internal stakeholders) can better involve and contribute for the success of each project. My experience, thoughts and ideas come from weak-matrix organization particularly where a Project Manager has less authority over resources and needs more efforts to form, push & maintain a good balance between different stakeholders throughout the process. My idea of "project management for all" could help realize how a project goal delivers values & builds images across the regions.
In a bid to embrace agile trends, organizations are rushing to implement agile practices rather than adopting an agile mindset. In this interactive session, Dr. Helen Uzamere will elucidate the difference between "Being Agile" and implementing agile practices, such as Scrum, XP, Kanban and demonstrate why an agile mindset, not practices, drives successful projects.
In this presentation, Mark Mullaly takes project management to its bare bones, and builds it up again into an essential framework that you can manage and use just about anywhere.