Before the Project Management Institute was formed in 1969, the term “program management” was as common as “project management”. Program management referred mainly to work by public sector agencies. This webinar will discuss the role of program management in government. If you work in government, or want to know more about project and program management in government, this is the webinar for you. We shall consider programs in the context of public organizations, how the nature of government affects programs, and challenges faced in the public sector.
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Infrastructure Projects are largely intended to benefit the general public, and usually, the government is the Sponsor. Thus, Infrastructure Development Projects have a varied spectrum of Stakeholders. A delay in such Projects - for instance, the construction of a road, a power plant, or a water reservoir- can have negative implications for the population and may even result in political and economic issues at the national level. This webinar will look into various reasons for delays in infrastructure projects as well as mitigation proposals. Information Technology, Procurement, Production, Human Resources and even Consulting related projects are usually part of an Infrastructure Portfolio, so this Webinar is also relevant to professionals looking to improve these processes.
This webinar presents the results of a two-year research project funded by the Project Management Institute about the performance of megaprojects. Researchers conducted a systematic review of the megaproject management literature, in which over 6,000 scientific papers were analyzed to identify 18 causes and 54 solutions to address poor megaproject performance.
Project Management in the Public Sector: How Public Sector Projects Differ from those in the Private Sector
Did you know that the United States Air Force invented the title “project manager”? In fact, much of the early development of project management was on projects performed for the government. This webinar will discuss project management by the government rather than for the government. If you work in government, or want to know more about project management in government, this is the webinar for you. We shall consider projects in the context of public organizations, how the nature of government affects projects, how the public agency perspective on projects differs from that of the private sector, and challenges faced in the public sector. This an introduction, with more in-depth discussion to follow in future webinars.
To keep pace in today’s disruptive world, the Government of Canada is adopting new ways of thinking and working in key areas, including project management. It focuses on nimble processes that allow projects and initiatives to adjust and adapt to evolving needs and technologies and, a workforce that can put them into action. The Canada School of Public Service has a key role to play and is enhancing its project management learning to help meet these needs.
Lusail City extends across an area of 38 square kilometres and includes four exclusive islands and 19 multi-purpose residential, mixed use, entertainment and commercial districts. It is a comprehensive arena with leisure spots, residential buildings, commercial towers, avenues and public ports. Lusail, a true city of the future, will eventually accommodate 450,000 people. City includes 22 hotels with different international star ratings, making it an element of attraction for investment in Qatar.
Assurance reviews are essential to the overall good governance of major public projects and programs; in this webinar, we explore some of the challenges around framing and implementing assurance review recommendations during the life-cycle. PMI have funded a research study led by The University of Hull, which seeks to uncover how the treatment of assurance review data influences recommendations and the subsequent actions (or inactions) that arise, using a definitive set of data. During the webinar, we will discuss some of the implications arising from the findings of this study, explore suggestions for improving current assurance processes in practice and identify recommendations for future research.
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.
Achieving project management success in the public sector has its challenges; some different than in the private sector. The presentation is based on the research and experience of the presenter, Jon Weinstein, and is capture in two books he co-authored on the subject. The session will provide attendees with practical lessons from real success stories across all levels of government, different organization types, and across the spectrum of project management processes and practices.
Let’s face it—Government Leaders face enormous amounts of pressure. Failing to manage pressure is a significant reason why projects fail. This webinar will explore how the brain functions under pressure and will explore ground breaking research on how Project Managers can excel under pressure and drive engagement, innovation, growth and deliver success in their projects!