Michael Wood lays out 30+ years of experience in the trenches in this one-of-a-kind presentation. He shows you how to focus on business objectives, write practical project plans, cope with changing priorities, deliver continuous and effective communication, build confidence in your project management abilities, and most important...make it all look easy.
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All project managers face challenges that seem insurmountable, but Russell Brice and his team face the world's highest peak. Success for this project team is literally a question of life or death. Hear how Russell has applied his project management experience to conquer Mt. Everest time and time again, and find out how to manage your biggest, scariest, most challenging projects with the same principles.
Not all projects are life and death...they just seem that way. For Ric O'Barry, founder of The Dolphin Project and producer of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, projects are very much life and death. Not just for his career or the future of his company, but for an entire species of intelligent and beautiful creature who have been exploited and abused for little more than entertainment. Ric has gone to the literal ends of the Earth and pulled together world-class teams from industries as varied as pearl diving and movie effects to find success on his project. In this exclusive presentation, he'll share his thoughts on inspiring others with his own passion and how to keep your project in perspective when your emotions might get in the way of progress.
Enterprise PMOs are the way of the future. They bring a tremendous amount of benefit to the organization through shared best practices, companywide resource utilization, enterprise risk management, and of course the economies of scale that can only be dreamed of at the department level PMO. More and more organizations are recognizing the advantages that can be gained by taking PMOs to the enterprise level, but these gains don't come by chance. To be effective EPMOs need to ensure that they have integrated portfolio management across their entire organization -without that an EPMO is merely an umbrella for a group of disjointed methodologies and functions. This presentation provides some sign posts on the roadmap towards a successful EPMO implementation.
Are you able to consistently deliver, on time and within budget, projects that meet or exceed stakeholders' expectations? Today's organizations expect project managers to have a strong set of soft skills to compliment their use of innovative methodologies and project tools. This webcast will present the top six soft skills leaders need today to manage their projects more effectively, power tips to promote project success and three leadership tips for action. This presentation will offer value to private and public sector project managers, project management office directors, public sector executives and consultants in the public sector. Bring along your questions!
The search for a better way to get work done requires that we stand back and take an objective look at the project management process with fresh eyes. Thomas Kuhn coined the phrase "paradigm shift" in 1962 — which suggests that sometimes it's possible to see the same information in an entirely different way. Ty will talk about how democratizing work and empowering project teams is the paradigm shift that will increase visibility, ramp up efficiency and streamline repetitive processes.
Agile, Lean, ToC...these concepts are gaining industry acceptance and increased popularity. Introduced as pure process changes to project teams, organizations quickly learn that there is much more to "becoming agile" or "becoming lean" than introducing a daily meeting or a different set of steps. The result: Fizzled transitions with less-than-stellar results when the impacts of these changes on the overall system are overlooked.
Few of us run projects that depend on DNA samples or tire tread analysis, but the same research and attention to detail that has made the CSI franchise so wildly successful can translate to better projects for YOU! Series consultants and actors David Berman and Jon Wellner will be on hand at PMXPO 2012 to take you from idea to air-date with night-vision clarity and behind-the-scenes information on how the show is made and how you can apply TV-show solutions to real-world project challenges.
We live in an uncertain world of tricky projects and programs. For most of us, this means ambiguous requirements, disinterested stakeholders and even teams dispersed around the globe. In this complex and messy world, we're still expected to deliver. This means managing risks, both positive and negative. But too often, risk management in projects is a boring bolt-on, rather than a fundamental part of ensuring successful delivery, and is of little value. In this presentation, we'll look at how you can engage other people to identify, own and manage risks on your project or program.
Project managers have no shortage of certification choices -- multiple certifying bodies offering multiple certifications each. How do you choose the right one for you? Do you simply follow the crowd, or would you do better to stand out from the rest? Is one qualification enough or do you need several? Should you be a generalist or a specialist? In this presentation, Andy Jordan tries to disentangle the jumble of letters and offer some practical advice.