How do project teams overcome differences to adopt a design plan that strikes a balance between short-term affordability and long-term adaptability? Hear how a formal framework for design flexibility on the front end encourages greater communication among project team members, helps avoid risks and reduce costs, and improves efficiency. While the uncertainties of the future will always be present, capital project teams can manage potential change more effectively by adopting these principals and designing for evolvability.
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Project learning is a vital prerequisite for innovation as it directly contributes to project and organizational capability development. As more organizations become project-based, there is an emergent need to understand how these organizations can overcome challenges of disruptive learning cycles caused by project temporality and employee mobility. Project learning occurs on the individual, team, and organizational level. Individual learning happens through intuiting and interpreting, learning by doing, experiencing using metaphors and cognitive maps. Team learning occurs through the integration of individual learnings, which result in shared understanding and mutual adjustment of mental models.
How can Business Analysis professionals working on agile projects be champions of business value? This session will share the journey of why business analysis is needed on agile projects and will highlight some effective techniques that help business analysis professional can accelerate the generation of business value across the enterprise.
Innovation is the process of translating an idea into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay. Invention is not innovation, as invention is coming up with a great idea and innovation is executing & testing a great idea, prototyping, delivering and getting it to spread!
Every project and team is under immense pressure to get requirements done fast, yet we continue to use the some of the slowest practices to get requirements done. This results in scope creep, changing requirements, and poor quality solutions that ultimately may not be what the users truly need. This session will look at techniques and processes that deliver requirements faster and with better quality.
Many stakeholders think once they’ve provided the vision of their solution, the project team should go away and give them what they’ve asked for. During this presentation we provide tips and techniques for not only for defining the real need, but for asking the right questions to uncover expectations.
Many organizations, including Project Management Institute (PMI), have performed studies to identify main reasons behind challenges and failures in projects. Although very often low quality of requirements as well as stakeholder management were among the top causes, the main reason behind all of them is ineffective communication.
Business analysis is a critical component for successfully implementing organizational change. When business analysis is properly planned for and incorporated into the work performed to support portfolio, program, and project management, research shows that success rates soar. Yet many organizations underutilize their business analysis resources leaving those performing the work a bit frustrated and desiring to demonstrate their value further.
PMI’s September 2017 Pulse of the Profession Report® ‘Achieving Greater Agility’ states that organizations who demonstrate high agility are those who utilize a variety of project delivery approaches and develop agile skills. In this presentation you will learn how to adapt your analysis skills to support the changing needs of project teams and organizations.
Why has project failure become the industry standard? How can projects deliver business value? What stands in the way of meeting stakeholder needs?