This newly created standard provides a framework to align project, program and portfolio management practices with organizational strategy and objectives. It’s a valuable tool for organizations looking to better meet their strategic objectives—regardless of approach and where they are in the value delivery landscape. Available now for purchase. Free download for PMI members.
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All organizations, whether small or large, need individuals who understand how important and impactful adaptability and agility are to overall success. By attending this virtual event you will learn how you can help your organization embrace the opportunities in change, disruption, and transformation.
What does agile mean for your organization? Find out at this free virtual event—and sharpen your agile edge. With sudden market shifts and new priorities by the minute, agile transformation is an organizational imperative. You need to understand what agility means for your organization—and how to help lead it through change.
Is Your Agile Transformation Set up to Fail? Find out at the PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2016, FREE and Exclusive for PMI Members. We know there are barriers that slow your organization’s ability to be agile: failed agile transformations, complex organizational processes, team dynamics and the uncertain role of the PMO in an agile environment (just to name a few). Attend the PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016 to get help breaking down these barriers. It’s free for PMI Members.
PMOs are an integral part an organization’s strategic plan for implementing improvement, keeping the business running, and directing change. The PMO has a wide range of responsibilities with a diverse set of stakeholders and an ever increasing demand for status. Thus, many PMOs are transforming into “Strategic PMOs” and assumed the role of defining the, and reporting the status of, the clear line of sight from Strategic Intent to Project Outcomes. This implies a method of consistent reporting status to various stakeholders, of extremely diverse projects, to stakeholders with various job functions throughout the organization. This presentation will examine a real example of creating a Visual Control Board for a HealthCare IT PMO. It will explore the entire foundation of the PMO purpose and how it provides a single visual of all projects. It will demonstrate a sample of the board as well as the purpose of the PMO as a strategic partner. The presentation will discuss: • Run the Business / Improve the Business Model • Strategic Partner Model • The Importance of a Visual Control Board • Do Our Project Outcomes Impact KPI’s? • Communicating Project Status for entire PMO • PMO Visual Control Chart Example If you want to better understand a PMO’s approach to communicating the health of multiple projects to many stakeholders via a visual control board, then this presentation is for you. This example is for a healthcare organization, but the concept spans all industries and provides important knowledge to help the PMO become a strategic partner with the entire organization.
The concept of the Agile Project Manager is almost universally accepted, at least in IT projects; although there is no Agile Project Management Methodology. Traditional approaches like PMBoK and PRINCE2 had always the capability to use techniques that are part of the Agile delivery: incremental and iterative development, early delivery of increments of the project, multi-functional teams, inspect and adapt, etc. Most Agile frameworks, like Scrum, were created by and for software development and are challenged when it comes to complex projects where Risk Management, Stakeholder Management, Procurement, and Financial Management skills and knowledge are crucial for a successful delivery. The role of Project Manager is as important as ever for the success of any initiative defined by scope, time, and budget - otherwise a project. Agile may or may not be the best delivery approach, but if it is, how is an Agile project different ? This webinar is trying to answer this question using real life examples from IT and Business projects.
Planning is vital to your project execution and success. Projects are often multifunctional, requiring input from various stakeholders. This webinar will discuss how to effectively facilitate productive face-to-face kickoff sessions (both in person and virtual) and ongoing planning meetings.
Terminology sections or documents are critical resources for implementing a standard. However, users tend to take them for granted as just being part of the standard. But did you know: • In what situation a word or phrase is selected to be defined as a term in the terminology document or section? • What science is behind the definition of a term? • How to find definitions of a term in various standards for free? • How to relate the meaning of a term to the meaning in common dictionaries? • The word or phrase will be not be adopted as a term if the intended meaning of the word or phrase is found in a dictionary? • If not, you are not alone. New terms are not adopted easily in standards. It's a profound process - dull to some - yet largely unknown to people.
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This template provides a solid basis to help project managers define project roles and responsibilities. It can be easily tailored and aligned for projects of all sizes.
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.
This Power vs. Interest Matrix template—developed with Microsoft Excel and little bit of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)—is the ideal tool for stakeholder analysis. Fill the fields with your stakeholders name, give a number to power and interest, classify the engagement and write the stakeholder's expectations. After all stakeholders are identified, print the matrix and keep monitoring the power and interest of each stakeholder during project execution.
Occupational health and safety (OHS)—also commonly referred to as occupational safety and health (OSH), occupational health or workplace health and safety (WHS)—is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. This presentation provides a primer on important introductory points.
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In 1998 a project was chartered to develop an international standard for industry and government strictly through the grassroots efforts of unpaid volunteers. Their journey led to the development of the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), and this is their story.
Innovation in project management is necessary—but not easy to achieve. How do organizations invest in it with the best chances of success?
To succeed, project managers need experience. How do organizations get that experience for their PMs without risking failed projects?
While many organizations use the final months of a given year to show gratitude for what they have and support for those in need, a company that practices charitable actions with its employees on a regular basis is one that truly proves its generosity and compassion.
Corporate philanthropy is increasingly being used by large organizations as a way to attract staff and improve their reputation, but small companies can do their bit, too.
Having managed multiple organizational change projects in several companies, this practitioner has experienced first-hand how change affects the individual employee—and how it can disrupt operations if not handled well. Here she summarizes lessons learned from successful and unsuccessful change projects so that others can benefit.
Company-wide, defined processes help with the understanding of the PM lifecycle and the integration of processes between departments. If individuals understand how what they are doing fits into the big picture—along with why they are doing it and its overall importance—they will be more excited about their work and be more efficient.
RPA is often perceived as a means to reduce headcount. But in reality, the key drivers of RPA adoption are improved operational effectiveness along with an enhanced employee and customer experience.
A new organizational model with a dedicated project management office and alternate roles can offer multiple benefits to deal with increased scale and diversity in the execution of projects. Learn how these new roles can provide opportunities to bring about positive change for enterprises large and small.
A change in work patterns toward more temporary roles is disrupting project management. The gig economy is moving from niche player to mainstream as millennials enter the workforce with different career aspirations—and organizations tap new labor markets and reduce headcounts.
Are you looking beyond individual departments and focusing on the value created in the full series of activities they perform to create and deliver their product? Here’s the story of one PM who was willing to step beyond her role to move the focus of “better, cheaper, sooner” to the whole chain of work her firm delivered to its customer.
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