Workplace change has never been at a higher rate or faster pace than now. PMOs, leaders and their teams grapple with multiple disruptions, from mergers and acquisitions to restructuring, pandemics, and digital transformations. In today’s dynamic environment, being successful in change is not about being perfect; it’s about being fast and effective so you can move on to the next task or issue—the speed of execution matters. Adopting one 80/20 action to address common project challenges is the best strategy. It gives you 80 percent of the results in 20 percent of the time. In this upbeat and interactive session, we will discuss how you can apply the 80/20 rule to focus in on one action to navigate the tasks and common situations that Project Managers typically encounter during a transformation project.
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Citizen Development is gaining traction and PMI have launched new resources to help support project managers to learn all about this new approach. In this session we will provide an overview of the recently launched Citizen Development: The Handbook for Creators and Change Makers. This book brings together the latest thinking on Citizen Development from industry thought leaders, no-code/low-code vendors, transformation experts, and executives who oversee large technology investments. It guides organizations to deliver Citizen Development projects, design better apps, scale the operating model, align key stakeholders, and nurture and grow Citizen Development. Come explore how the PMI Citizen Developer handbook can guide Citizen Development project teams with flexibility to help drive change, innovation and business transformation.
Change and conflict go hand-in-hand. We need to understand and embrace how change can create conflict and how, as leaders, we need to address and manage that conflict. This webinar will provide you with ideas that will help you embrace the positive conflict that drives change and build your willingness to engage and manage conflict. The webinar touches the following concepts: the change process, pain vs. gain, change threshold, the change curve and strategies for managing conflict.
In the next five years, the world will see more projects than ever. The reconstruction of the economy, healthcare, social care, and society at large after the devastating global pandemic crisis, will be unprecedented in human history. According to McKinsey, Governments’ have announced $10 trillion in reconstruction funds just in the first two months of the crisis, which is three times more than the response to the 2008–09 financial crisis. These are millions of projects, which will need millions of project managers. However, despite this positive outlook, significant trends will put at stake the project management profession that we have learned to know in the past 40 years. We should consider these signals as an urgent call for profound change in our practices and a much needed in our competencies. A small price to pay compared to the unique opportunity that the project management profession has to lead what I call our new world driven by change.
Project management is a young and very dynamic science. Nowadays we have different methods, which we use together, individually, or one after another. Project management continues to develop. What direction is the development going in now? Today we pay more attention to the need for flexible methodologies, as they will give us the advantage of keeping up with the times or even getting a little ahead. Project Managers everywhere witness their profession develop, but there are now some challenges or possibilities for us. We have to think about the future. Which competencies must a future Project Manager have? What skills we need for the future depends on what choices we make and which direction we take. Now it seems that we are standing at a project management crossroads. The webinar shows professional development possibilities and what we can do for our growth.
Digital Transformation in the 2020s: The six technologies every business leader must know how to use
The next wave of digital transformation will determine the winners and losers in the 2020s. Businesses who were quick to embrace PC technology, and the mobile/cloud era that followed, put themselves at significant competitive advantage. The companies who take full advantage of the next era, the Spatial Computing Era, will further distance themselves from their competition. Spatial computing technologies create intimate connections between the digital and physical worlds. Their powerful capabilities significantly expand the number of business problems that can be solved with digital technology. Spatial computing will lead to exciting new products and services, enhance the way we work, streamline business operations, open new markets, and create new business models and revenue streams. Natural interfaces, machine vision, industry 5.0, hyper personalization, autonomous vehicles, blended realities, passenger drones, intelligent products, cobots, connected services, generative design, and augmented work are all covered in this fast-moving talk that reveals the incredible opportunity business leaders will face in the 2020s.
Project Management Processes, both predictive and adaptive, are applied to a variety of projects including "repeating projects." This webinar addresses the processes of initiate, plan, execute, monitor/control, and close (as well as burn down charts in Agile) related to piloting a small general aviation aircraft. The webinar will explain the type of aircraft, the procedures involved in everything from takeoff to touchdown (landing), and finally how this application can help you "land" your next project.
We all want successful projects. Projects that not only deliver a product on time, on budget, and on scope, but also value to customers. This webinar will start with defining value creation and value delivery to make a thriving business model and a happy customer. Then we will explore the two main ways that a product or service can offer value to customers. The first way is value creation, to ensure that the product has the features that customers need, and they see value in. To do this, we will discuss prioritization techniques to ensure the highest priority features are delivered first, for every release. The second way is value delivery, through value stream mapping and waste elimination while developing a product. As a project manager, you need to understand where waste is created and look for ways to eliminate it in your project management processes. Lean processes combined with strong value delivery approaches will help your organization become successful in the long term.
Our next Center Stage podcast club brings together two of our most popular and provocative Center Stage leaders – Dr. Nancy Dixon and Dr. Madelyn Blair on building resilience and establishing deep learning when we are engaged in dialogue and trust. They will join PMI member and volunteer Tammy Ashraf, our Podcast Club moderator, for a provocative discussion.
Outages are planned shutdowns of plants for maintenance, including preventative maintenance and defects. Preventative maintenance works have pre-defined scope, a job plan and resource requirements built into a maintenance management system. The problematic area is corrective maintenance scope (i.e., defects). Defects often result in significant increase in outage scope, known as scope creep. Scope creep is a serious challenge that outage managers, outage engineers and planners face before and during an outage. In order for us to manage it, it is necessary to understand what scope creep is—and what its causes are. If the root causes are taken care of, the problem will be solved by itself! The webinar will discuss this in detail based on practical experience and will be followed by Q&A.