Project leaders need to know where to focus their attention and teams at all times or they risk higher costs, missed deadlines and unhappy stakeholders. Ruthless prioritization keeps the things that would be nice to do from getting in the way of the work that matters most.
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The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.
Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies.
The purpose of this presentation is to summarize and share the strategies, planning, and execution lessons learned from a large scaled Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration project at a large Health Care provider organization. The author will share the challenges presented, and the tactics and techniques developed and implemented by his team to complete the project on schedule and on budget. This is not an instruction guide on how to plan and execute a Windows 10 migration project. This presentation simply shares their lessons learned and best practices with the hope that the audience can harvest one or more point to apply in any future desktop operating system migration project.
Statistics show that globally about 33% of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted. On the other hand, we have about 11 % of world suffering from malnutrition and hunger. According to UN based WHO, even if 25 % of the food wasted is saved then it can alleviate the hunger problem. The problem is acute and is obvious but yet organizations and people have not come to grips with it. Thankfully, during the last few years the situation is changing. The factors responsible for the problem can be identified under three approaches - Advocacy, Attitude and Know-How. How can we as project management professionals get involved and help solve this problem. What are opportunities from a business perspective? What are the options at work, home or in society? How can we contribute to the solution as part of our social responsibility? This webinar will look at these questions and present ideas and projects which will help save and recover food waste. This is an awareness program. The first half of the presentation will deal with issue of food waste and food recovery worldwide and the current practices. The latter part will consider solutions to the problem, especially with a perspective of areas where project managers can contribute.
The process of project management is the process of making decisions. Much of our thinking about how to make decisions reflect an ideal generally called rational economic actor. In an ideal world, you weigh the alternatives based on reliable data, compute the most advantageous path and decide to choose that course. We maximize the expected economic outcome given some set of constraints. Ideally, we do this in a timely manner using a process that is transparent and inspectable. Everyone involved can understands why that particular decision was made. In the messy real world, we down-select the alternatives to consider. We work with limited data, fuzzy or even inaccurate data and, frequently, decide to take the path of least resistance. Getting to better decisions requires some planning well before the decision is to be taken. Increasingly we acknowledge the role our inherent biases play in our decisions. The insights of behavioral economics allow us, up front, to design decision making strategies and processes which limit the role of our cognitive biases. No process will immunize us against all failures but knowing what to look out for increases our success rate. During this talk we will examine how to increase the chances that our decisions will actually advance our project’s objectives without being stick in analysis paralysis. We will discuss how to make your decision making more aligned with your goals and make those decisions quicker and more reality based.
Per the Agile Business Consortium, business agility allows businesses to adapt quickly to market changes; respond rapidly and flexibly to customer demands; adapt and lead change in a productive and cost-effective way without compromising quality; and continuously be at a competitive advantage. The primary reason for moving to Agile is to achieve faster business value and keep you ahead of the competition. Agile is built for change - fundamentally, it is about creating Business Agility. It enables the enterprise to deliver projects more efficiently, with relentless focus on business value and providing the highest return on investment. Whether it is a software project, a new service offering or a new product, Agile’s twelve principles and three pillars (transparency, inspection, adaptation) are designed to reduce money spent on undesirable or unusable features which were built based on outdated requirements.
This PM Network interview offers some perspective from a chief data officer, including balancing the need to remediate the legacy landscape with building future capabilities for growth: https://www.pr ...
McDonald's $155 million Digital Acceleration initiative was a PMI Project of the Year finalist: https://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/565563/2018-PMI-Project-of-the-Year-Finalist--McDonalds-Custo ...
A chief of IT services shared her thoughts on determining project delivery approaches, managing stakeholders and more in this PM Network interview: https://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/565565/PM ...
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This project charter includes sections for allocating phase owners and tasks; timelines; budget/resource allocation; and cost estimation. Adapt it to fit your project.
This transition plan provides the resources supporting production the required information they will need to support the solution when deployed into the production environment. This documentation will provide the operational support resources the detail to facilitate the following: monitor and support in production and minimize outages and their negative affect on the business; obtain role-specific education; triage, troubleshoot and resolve an incident.
El código es la firma de un desarrollador en un proyecto de software, y no todos los desarrolladores cumplen las reglas de los buenos estándares de codificación. Asegúrese de que su equipo de desarrollo deje un legado de codificación que no solo implemente la aplicación en cuestión, sino que pueda ser entendido por otros y mantenido durante futuros ciclos de desarrollo.
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For 2019, the expectation of the CEO and their leadership team will be that the CIO demonstrates decisive leadership, momentum and innovation that drive value to both the top and bottom lines.
Many organizations began their PMO journey in IT, but the traditional IT PMO is changing significantly. What does that mean for those PMOs, for IT and for organizations as a whole?
In the quest of software excellence, IT organizations try various approaches across different phases of an application's lifecycle. However, two areas that are often neglected are requirements management and testing.
What are some of the fundamental building blocks required in software projects? Things that can help position teams to adapt to changes quickly (including implementing the latest tech trends) and ultimately add value to business?
Security foundations for a project should be strongly laid in the initiation phase, preferably when the project charter is created and signed to document all possible risks, threat vectors and security loopholes, and should include conceivable remediation measures. Internal, external and technology-related risk are examined in alignment with project management processes.
Even when engineering teams follow best practices and work on incorporating security requirements into software products, companies still see an influx of reported issues. Keep these tips in mind.
Project bugs and the forecasting of progress can be complex. An Excel spreadsheet can be employed to gauge the progress of the testing and resolution teams. Using this simplistic method in conjunction with test-estimation techniques can help the project manager determine the completion date for testing efforts.
There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into defining and completing an end-of-life cycle for every software product. It also requires a skilled program/project manager. Here are some recommendations to help facilitate this process.
Business analysis that precedes system implementation is one of the key factors influencing overall project success. The goal of the analysis is to elicit requirements on the solution and provide inputs for their prioritization.
A program map is a diagramming technique used for showing the relationship between various components (usually operations and project-type activities) of a program and program events plotted against time. Program maps, when properly constructed, can convey a lot of information that stakeholders can easily absorb.
Disruptive technology is more than just one of the latest buzzword terms, it’s something that will change project management. Are we returning to project managers who have to be IT experts?
In school, this practitioner was taught to think about the “5Ws and H” when writing. He applied the same principle to developing and executing beta programs—which improved efficiency. Keep these basics in mind for your next testing endeavor.
It's important to have a common language in project management. The rub comes when we get so preoccupied with labeling that our focus gets misdirected—we begin to concentrate on form rather than function.
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