We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example.
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Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?
The Proven and Practical Project Manager Toolkit: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Register
Every project manager should have a proven, practical, and powerful toolkit – of skills, techniques, processes, procedures, tools, and templates – to help a project or program's success. The toolkit should be proven (it works), practical (efficient and adaptable), and powerful (big impact). This webinar focuses on three proven, practical, and powerful tools: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Registers.
Board meetings require proper etiquette to ensure efficiency and content. Proper etiquette also supports the lively and spirited discussions that are commonly the norm at many board meetings. Those who participate at board meetings must also ensure that they are speaking at the meeting in observance of legal and ethical principles. Program and project managers are increasingly being called upon to attend or participate at board meetings - - - So are you prepared if you get asked?
Learn techniques to effectively manage the “Big Cats” also known as “executive stakeholders” during the strategic execution of complex projects and programs. Bob Kermanshahi presents a pragmatic / real world approach based upon his learnings from leading multiple large transformational projects at one of the world’s largest and oldest companies.
No one loses weight just by wearing gym clothes or acquiring gym equipment. Likewise, dressing an organization with new technologies and exotic tools is not enough to achieve the expected benefits. Could it be even as dangerous as putting roller skates in an elephant? What is needed to ensure lasting results in digital transformation? The key is in the human side.
Based on the presenter's experience as a practitioner, this webinar is an analysis of the principles of the Earned Value Standard and the challenges of using it in Agile projects.
We stand on the verge of the 20th anniversary of a curious date: one where, for many reasons, the world didn't end. Y2K was a global project of immense proportions, as organizations literally raced against the clock to prevent their information systems from failing as the rest of the world celebrated the dawn of the new millennium. For the most part, they kept going. This webinar takes a retrospective view of the Y2K project, one of the largest coordinated systems efforts that the world has yet seen; it offers an alternative perspective and far more insight into the management underpinnings of how to manage an effort that was complex, diffuse and world-wide. Join Peter de Jager for a look back at a global incident that monopolized the activities of nearly all IT departments through the 1990s. He'll explore what we've learned, what we still have to figure out, and what we are perilously close to once again forgetting.
How Digitalization Affects Project Management – Evidence from Two Case Studies in the Construction Industry
Digital transformation is a phenomenon occurring across sectors and nations, affecting not only technical processes, but also organizational forms and managerial practices. Among them are: (1) project-based organizations (PBOs), common in traditional sectors like the construction industry, and (2) project networks (PNWs), the most favorable form of project organizing in modern service and creative industries. Project management, which is often used as an agent for change, plays a significant role in initiating and implementing digital transformation. To analyze the digital transformation of traditional PBOs and modern PNWs, comparative case studies in the context of commercial construction have been conducted in Sweden and in Germany.