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Upcoming Webinars

Putting the “Learned” Back in Lessons Learned

May 2, 2018 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Lessons Learned is one of the worst oxymorons in the project management profession. This webinar will cover many of the common challenges experienced with the implementation of lessons learned practices and will provide some practical ideas on how to gain greater value from this critical practice.

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Use Games to Build Your Agile Project Teams

by Michael Boyle 
February 14, 2018 | 60:48 | Views: 4,379 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.80 / 5

We all struggle with the concept of uncertainty, but it does not deter us from trying from planning the unplannable. This webinar will focus on developing project teams with the ability to share and collaborate turning ambiguity from a deficit to a vehicle that allows your assignee's to produce added-value deliverables. We start this webinar by describing the current situation in how disjointed teams directly contribute to project failure. The effectiveness of a games model, through use of project-based simulation, is then characterized. The basis of this webinar is then illustrated through a number of situational real-life exercises performed. Lastly, we discuss the expectations of this approach, listing some of the lurking pitfalls of this method.

Benefits Map: What Is It, Why You Need It, and How You Create It

by Jagjivan Matharu
November 16, 2017 | 60:52 | Views: 5,084 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.05 / 5

In the context of benefits management a comment was recently made that a benefit map was the most valuable tool, but is often misunderstood and/or misused. Benefits maps can be the most valuable tool in the benefits management toolkit which can provide a huge amount of value - if done correctly.

The What and Why of ‘Benefits’ and ‘Benefits Realization Management’

by Jagjivan Matharu
October 17, 2017 | 58:20 | Views: 3,443 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.83 / 5

You might have noticed that there is more and more chatter about ‘Benefits’, ‘Benefits Management’ or ‘Benefits Realization Management’ and several thoughts may have gone through your mind. This webinar will explore what Benefits Realization Management is and why it is important.

Practical Real World Benefits Realization Management

by Jagjivan Matharu
July 13, 2017 | 62:31 | Views: 3,061 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.03 / 5

Do you find yourself thinking that this benefits management stuff just seems really complicated and you’re not sure what to do? Then this webinar is for you!

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Blog Insights

Benefits Realization

by David Davis

This blog will look at the practice of benefits realization and how it applies to both Program Management and the overall Portfolio, Program, Project Methodology (as well as Business Analysis and Organizational Change Management)

Save Time With Tools + Templates

Benefits Realization Planning Template (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Andy Jordan


Work Stream Tracking Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stephane Parent

Large projects often require tracking by work streams. Work streams are the progressive completion of tasks by a specific group or project team. For example, the work streams for a manufacturing facility may include engineering, drafting, procurement, fabrication, quality control and shipping.

Benefits Validation Tracker

by Andy Jordan

This tool tracks progress against proposed benefits for all project benefit metrics. It compares commitments/projections made in business cases with the actual outcomes. If your projects have purely objective metrics and you monitor performance over a fixed time period, you may wish to repurpose this template into Excel to take advantage of the calculation ability. For subjective metrics and/or variable time periods, this Word version provides more flexibility and easier tracking.

Learn From Others

Why and How You Cancel Projects

by Phil Doyle

Unfortunately, not all projects successfully deliver what they set out to achieve. The harsh reality is that some projects end up being cancelled. In this article, the author explores why some projects should be cancelled, identifying two main categories of cancellation—and how they should be handled.

Topic Teasers Vol. 105: Strategic Analysis for Typical and Non-Typical Projects

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: With the new emphasis on strategic and business skills for project managers, I know I should do some more concrete analysis of project success. But the projects I do are non-typical, and the “success” is more difficult to measure than number of units sold or even the profit margin. How can I calculate value in a more intangible environment?

7 Steps to Selling Your Vision

by Carleton Chinner

A new program can be a confusing time for your team and stakeholders. What’s the program all about? How will we know that we have delivered? At this stage, the end goal may be as little as a vaguely defined strategic intention. Here are seven ways to make sure your program vision sticks.

Best Practices in BRM (Part 5): Create Benefits Realization Strategies

by Michelle MacAdam

This is the fifth of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance. Here we address creating benefits realization strategies. This helps ensure clarity around post-implementation roles, engages impacted functions by involving them in determining monitoring strategies, and facilitates post-implementation monitoring and review processes.

Program Management as a Formidable Weapon

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

When program management is born in a business, circumstances are seldom ideal . Yet when it occurs, businesses realize that program management's many benefits are just what is needed to fight the competition.

Best Practices in BRM (Part 3): Justify Funding on Strategic Value

by Michelle MacAdam

This is the third of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance. Here we address justifying project funding and resourcing on strategic value. This helps organizations demonstrate accountability, shows that the executive leadership team is walking its talk, and keeps the focus on initiatives that offer the greatest value.

Best Practices in BRM (Part 2): Relate Deliverables Directly to Strategy

by Michelle MacAdam

This is the second of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance. In the BRM discipline, projects and programs are aligned with strategic objectives to generate verifiable value. This happens through three stages: benefits identification, benefits realization and benefits sustainment.

RPA Ruminations

by Devika Shanker

In order to maintain and increase efficiency from operations, it’s critical that mature financial services organizations drive transformational change through innovation. This article shares a few key themes that need to be addressed before, during and after the implementation of a robotics process automation initiative in a financial services setting.

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