When Sound Transit decided to expand the light rail system in Seattle, Washington, USA, it had to find a way to tunnel under the densely populated city without disrupting life above ground. Seattle was the second worst city in the U.S. for time commuters were stuck in traffic. The University Link Light Rail Extension extended the light rail system 3.2 miles (5 kilometers) through underground tunnels providing relief for roadway congestion. The rail line opened months ahead of schedule, and the project closed US$200 million under budget. This project was a finalist for the 2017 PMI Project of the Year Award. Learn about this awarded project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
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L’objectif de cette conférence est de présenter les résultats du projet Öko entrepris par la Délégation MGP 2018 de l'ESG UQAM, un projet étudiant d’envergure internationale. Découvrez les leçons apprises tirées par les conférenciers à la suite de leurs rencontres avec des organisations allemandes. Provenant de milieux variés, ces organisations ont toutes entrepris des projets de mobilité durable en contexte urbain.Cette présentation permettra de mettre en relief leurs constats sur les pratiques de gestion des parties prenantes favorisant l’acceptabilité sociale. Visibilité, légitimité et approches participatives seront au coeur des discussions.
The Fast, Flexible and Fact based Front End: Examining Discovery the Not So Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
Donald G. Reinertsen was at Booz Allen Hamilton when he coined the term “Fuzzy Front End” in an article for PMI in the 1980’s. He did so because he thought there was something going on up there at the beginning of New Product Development but it was fuzzy. I interviewed him for an article a few years later. By then he had come to dislike the term, “Fuzzy Front End”. He felt that, after more study, there were a number of tools and processes in place (some for decades), that made the front end into a repeatable process. Together we changed the original premise to “Fuzzy Logic” for the article. That concept of Fuzzy Logic (sampling the environment, the market, technology, the competition, etc.) became the basic concept behind this important discovery stage and the basis for many popular branded processes like Hunting for Hunting Grounds™. Never mind Reinertsen’s new thinking, the term “Fuzzy Front End” was catching on by the mid-90’s in the New Product Development community and perpetuated the myth of this stage as somewhat mystical. This webinar will attempt to demystify the new product discovery.
Project management has evolved over the last 20 years. The tools project managers have allow for real-time collaboration and communication, but what are the common pitfalls that are still present today from 20 years ago? Despite new technology, issues relating to people and processes will always be present. How can project managers account for these issues given the tools they have at their disposal?
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in full swing, we are once again surrounded by world-class soccer. What can the beautiful game teach us about the profession we've all dedicated our lives to?
If you work in a multi-project environment as a product developer, engineer, or R&D expert, then the notion of multi-teaming is probably familiar. Most likely, you have key people assigned to multiple projects at the same time. Planning and managing these resources efficiently is almost impossible. Key resources themselves are challenged with fragmented work, time pressure, lack of focus, ambiguity, a constantly changing environment and, above all, dissatisfied project managers. These skill groups serve several projects in a non-dedicated way. They switch from project to project based on demand. They’re between a rock and a hard place. In this webinar, Jan Willem will show you how resources should be managed in order to make multi-project environments successful.
One of the 2017 PMI Award for Project Excellence winners, ICT fitout delivered ‘As a Service’ for 1 William Street, saw Dimension Data develop an industry-first technology solution for the Queensland State Government that has provided a benchmark platform that can be readily applied across all state-owned building into the future. Despite challenges, such as having to deal with a large and diverse subcontract base which introduced complexity and potential cost implications, the project was delivered on time and on budget. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
February 2018 Book Club Q and A Closing Webinar - Implementing Positive Organizational Change - A Strategic Project Management Approach
Closing Q and A webinar for February 2018 Book Club on Implementing Positive Organizational Change – A Strategic Project Management Approach by Gina Abudi.
LEAN has been used primarily in manufacturing industries, however, recent trend is to use it for service industries as well, for identifying waste in processes and making the process robust and efficient, which in-turn drives the business requirements, aligning the requirements to project objectives thru LEAN.