Reinventing Project Management Series: The Project Canvas
After studying hundreds of successful and failed projects ranging from small individual ones, I have developed a simple tool – the Project Canvas – that can be applied by any individual, team, organization or country. I was inspired by two good friends, Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, creators of the Business Model Canvas, which has been used by more than 5 million practitioners around the world,The Project Canvas, validated by Alex and Yves, covers the basic principles and fundamentals of projects that everyone should know, is practical and easy to implement. It is a proven tool that will assist you in leading projects more successfully and in making your dreams a reality.
Project management methods have tended to be too complex to be easily understood and applied by non-experts. The pivotal assumption has been that documenting every aspect of a project in detail will provide a high level of control of the planned activities during the implementation of the project. Many project managers ended up producing massive numbers of documents and swathes of paperwork, leading to an overall feeling that the role was primarily administrative. In contrast, 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 and value chain analysis help to make strategy a key area for every organization to apply.
This webinar will explore the need for simplification of project management methods, and describe all the elements of the Project Canvas with practical examples. The presentation will be interactive and will ask participants for input.
The key learning objectives are:
- Listen why we need to reinvent project management
- Learn all the dimensions and elements of the Project Canvas
- Understand how to put the Project Canvas in practice to increase the buy-in of your shareholders
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Acknowledgements: Fred Ulmer and Kimberly Whitby