The Manifesto for Agile Software Development might have been written for software development, but did you know that agile was based on lean, servant-leadership and other principles which can be applied to any type of project? This webinar will cover agile behaviors, practices and techniques which can be used regardless of industry or project delivery approach.
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Gantt Charts are a fine mechanism for planning projects that have well bounded activities with a clean start and end point, and with understood dependencies and sequences. But in the non-linear, sometimes chaotic world of Product Development, Gantt Charts can be inadequate, cumbersome, or even misleadingly inaccurate. In the session, we will explore an alternative using mechanism of Agile product development - a Backlog of value to deliver with estimations of size (effort) and a reality-based Burndown that shows a plan with visible assumptions. Together these mechanism provide an effective way to plan, track, and replan a complex Product Development effort.
Launch Trajectory – Why Integrating Definition and Execution Is Critical to Development Project, Program and Portfolio Success
It isn't easy to make exact copies of even a simple product, but at least you begin that effort knowing what "done" looks like. Development introduces a special kind of challenge – you only learn what "done" looks like at the end. The critical path for execution becomes dependent upon the critical path for definition and vice versa. The development path can be thought of as a part "altitude" you wish to attain and part "distance" you must travel to get there. We'll use this powerful analogy to explore why development outcomes vary so widely, why Agile methods are essential, and to help you plot the optimum launch trajectory for any given effort.
Project management is not an exact science as much as we want it to be. People are dynamic. They change hour to hour while projects last months or years. As a leader, project managers have to deal with these dynamic individuals on a daily basis. There is not a science that has come up with an equation to solve the mental mysteries of team members.
When problems are tackled collaboratively, usually organization win. Where effective collaboration requires more than technology. It demands the right mindset and strategic framework.
Project implementation is required to reach the desired outcomes in business. You develop a WBS, apply project management systems, particularly EVM and then settle down with project monitoring and control processes to reach the end result - but is that enough?
Closing Q&A webinar for February Book Club on Project and Program Turnaround by Thomas Pavelko
Introduction webinar for February 2017 Book Club: Project and Program Turnaround by Tom Pavelko
A development program or project in trouble is distinct from a program encountering typical development difficulties. A program or project with this problem can appear to be in free fall. This webinar will provide insight and guidance for a wide range of listeners, from students of business to top executives. Every member of a project or product development team will find its recommendations to be valuable.