In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will introduce KICKOFF™ - a FREE, 45-minute course and toolkit for informal project managers or members of project teams. KICKOFF™ guides users through the basic of project management, with bite-sized, engaging content and actionable templates, so they can effectively manage their projects from start to finish.
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Join PMI, Agilepoint, Autto, Kianda, and TrackVia for the PMI Citizen Developer Partner’s Perspective Webinar Series where we bring you valuable insights, perspectives and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement.
Gain valuable insights, perspectives and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement! This panel will discuss how to start your citizen development journey, what projects are best suited for low code/no code technology and what members of an organization should be at the forefront of implementing citizen development. The second discussion topic will focus on the best practices for implementing citizen development, important aspects of the citizen developer canvas and how to best mitigate risk when introducing low code/no code technology.
Lessons from Brazil’s Social Housing Movement This webinar will illuminate novel forms of project organizing to tackle grand challenges in emergent economies. So ,shed light on novel forms of project organizing to tackle socio-economic problems that are so complex, uncertain, and difficult to resolve that they can often seem intractable, with an emphasis on developing countries. Drawing from extensive fieldwork on the emergence of participatory social movement organizations that nest self-governing project teams to tackle the housing crisis in São Paulo, Brazil, Nuno will share how organizations can harness the power of self-managed projects to unleash cooperation, creativity, and adaptability without compromising internal organizational cohesiveness. A key insight Nuno will share is how to create a virtuous architecture of participation: one where by leveraging managerial control to build order inside the self-managed project teams, the organization builds capacity for the projects to contribute to spontaneous self-organizing activities, the result of which increases the beneficial effect of self-governing projects. Nuno will discuss implications to private and public-sector organizations which are willing to consider establishing autonomous project teams in the pursuit of solutions for grand challenges.
Managers construct narratives of innovation and ascribe themselves with informal roles such as leaders and champions of innovation (Sergeeva, 2016; Sergeeva and Green, 2019; Sergeeva and Liu, 2019). They are expected to create and communicate innovation narratives for both internal employees and stakeholders. The presentation discusses the crucial role of innovation leaders in stimulating and promoting innovations in projects and organizations. The processes of narrating and leading are connected and are important processes in project organizing. These processes are increasingly recognized as essential for successful delivery of projects/megaprojects that impact policy-making, strategizing, the economy and society as a whole. In this webinar, you will learn about Innovation narratives and leadership, and processes of leading and narrating. Key definitions and examples will be discussed. The presentation is based on longitudinal research studies in innovation and project management research.
This panel will discuss increasing digital demands and digital transformation projects, the important role the project manager plays in the success of these projects and how citizen development can have a positive impact on culture. The second discussion topic will focus on using citizen development to bridge the digital skills gap and empower IT and non-IT professionals to create custom solutions, the guardrails that need to be in place to safely adopt citizen development and the increase in job satisfaction this technology can have on individuals.
Project portfolio management (PPM), when tailored to context, improves the effectiveness of senior management decision making on selecting, prioritizing, funding, monitoring, and adjusting projects. Such portfolio-level approaches can improve alignment with an organization’s strategy and enhance return-on-investment (ROI). Although the construction sector is strongly project-based and represents a major segment of the global economy (13% of GDP $ 10 trillion in 2018 projected to $14 Trillion by 2025), little is known about whether and how Project Portfolio Management (PPM) can provide benefits in this important sector. The research team from Australia and the United Kingdom investigated approaches to strategic alignment and PPM through inquiring into project-based practices of organizations in the construction sector. We found that PPM approaches are used in the case firms investigated, despite the fact that the terms ‘portfolio’ and ‘portfolio management’ were not always used. Our findings also show PPM approaches being tailored to suit the construction context.
In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we aim to put youth on the path to success by incorporating project management skills into their daily lives. In 2019 the PMIEF Board of Directors approved a strategic plan which runs through 2027 which narrowed the scope of the PMIEF to enable youth through partnerships with Youth-Serving Nonprofits (YSNPs). As we enter the second phase of this plan, we would like to take the opportunity to present to the PMI community how we're doing on our mission and provide insight on legacy PMIEF programs.
Leadership in projects is dynamic and alternates between actors. This presentation on the award-winning study of leadership reality in projects and its resulting theory of balanced and horizontal leadership outlines project-specific approaches to leadership. These include temporary appointments of horizontal leaders, as well as the dynamic assignment (i.e., the balancing) of leadership authority to the best possible leader in different situations. To that end, it outlines a framework including recently identified types of leadership and their situational contingencies. This includes the five events that make up horizontal leadership in projects. These are nomination of team members, identification of potential leaders, selection and empowerment of leaders, empowered leadership and its governance, as well as leadership transition. Moreover, the presentation addresses the coordination of these events through the socio-cognitive space, and the dynamic assignment of leadership authority to the best possible leader at a time, which is known as balanced leadership.
PMI Citizen Developer™ Partner Perspective: Why Should Project Managers Care About Citizen Development?
Join PMI, MI-GSO | PCUBED and TrackVia for the first edition of the PMI Citizen Developer™ Partner Perspective where we bring you valuable insights, perspectives and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement. Sam Sibley, PMI’s Global Head of Citizen Developer, gives our audience an overview of PMI’s Citizen Developer™ practice and the relevance to the project management community. Sam also discusses the value of citizen development and why it is more important than ever to be adaptable, resilient and relevant. Rich Weller from MI-GSO | PCUBED, a leading project management consultancy, shares his views on why project managers should be excited about citizen development and the positive impact low-code technology will have on project success. Nate Allen from TrackVia, a low-code development platform, gives us real-life examples of how citizen development has transformed projects, improved efficiencies, reduced costs and expedited outcome delivery.