Have you or your Agile teams had trouble refining requirements on an Agile project? Are your teams struggling with user stories and tasks that are too large for them to handle well? If so, you and your teams need more guidance to implement backlog / user story grooming. Backlog grooming is a step-by-step process of taking high-level (“coarse-grained”) requirements and refining them to lower-level user stories and tasks (“fine-level”) that are ready to put into a sprint. In RefineM’s Backlog/Story Grooming presentation, attendees will learn how to work the process to achieve fine-grained requirements that are ready just in time. The key to success is leveraging tools and techniques as well as the expertise of your team to refine requirements iteratively.
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Lean Six Sigma techniques can be used at a smaller scale, but to be successful it needs to be adapted to the specifics of IT projects. This presentation is based on a real case study, using Lean Six Sigma to measure the impact of process improvement initiatives in a hybrid project delivery environment.
Innovators have long recognized that constraints very often stimulate or guide the process of creativity and innovation. When ‘the box is the limit’, creativity often comes to the surface organically as the most ultimate and natural solution. This webinar is aimed at every professional who’s convinced that creativity plays a crucial role in the daily work environment, but is also aware of the boundaries that take away the illusion of ‘the sky is the limit’.
Big Data is a game changer. From employees’ generated data to machine generated data, organizations have to deal with new streams of data that come their way. Interested in leading the change? Join this presentation to understand the role of big data program/project managers, the required skills, what the team structure looks like, how to define the program direction, and milestones.
Project Management is becoming a very competitive industry, and we are finding that a way to ensure that you and your projects are a success is knowing about how to work successfully with other cultures. Do you want to learn some hints and tricks for working with other cultures? During this webinar, we'll discuss 3 different cultures (India, USA, Middle East) and how to successfully navigate a positive working relationship with them as well as some more generic tips for how to succeed with any culture!
How much time do we waste thinking about, avoiding or worrying about conflict and what does that do to your work environment? Conflict does not generally go away unless you actively manage it. In the webinar, we will explore how to have productive conversations and provide you with a framework where you can be successful in winning a resolution.
Project managers face two competing imperatives, 1) to be as fast and efficient as possible, and 2) to improve what you do and how you do it. The first one is about being on budget, on time and on target. The second one is about doing that better than you did it last time, perhaps radically better. In other words innovating the products you develop and the processes you use to do that. In this webinar you will learn a simple intuitive framework—a mindset—for thinking about your work, that enables that innovation. A switch that will make you and your team more adaptive, resilient and resourceful, as you enhance rather than compromise your efficiency.
In this seminar, Dr. Reich will first discuss two practices which can position a project to deliver value: Design Thinking and Benefits Mapping. Then she will review findings from a large scale study done to compare predictive and agile methodologies. An unexpected and interesting finding is that combining predictive and agile practices into a hybrid approach can produce good outcomes.
One of the reasons Santa Claus is so productive in toy making is because he spends a lot of time in the workshop with the elves listening to their challenges and success. This concept of “going out to the field” is rooted in LEAN and Six Sigma philosophy and captures the value of a leader’s presence in the field, observation of the work where it is being done, and the teaming of people and process in the spirit of Kaizen.
Project Headway Webinars
In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores what it takes to deliver project information effectively in the boardroom. He discusses common challenges and pitfalls, and explores why project information often falls short of expectations. He identifies the information that executives are most often looking for, and how to think about, structure and present information in a way that is meaningful and relevant. The webinar will provide strategies to plan your next presentation, and to ensure to the greatest degree possible that it hits the mark.
For those who find this concept a little discomforting, this webinar is for you. Mark Mullaly explores what it means to develop and reinforce your abilities as a project manager. Rather than looking on career development as a honing and refining of technical skills and abilities, he takes on the necessary challenge of developing our career as one of ensuring visibility, reinforcing reputation and cementing perceptions of competence. It's not enough to be a great project manager; it is also necessary to be seen as a great project manager. Stand up and be counted; your career will thank you for it.
This webinar lifts the lid on project governance to explore what is supposed to be happening, why it isn't occurring, and what to do about it. Join Mark Mullaly as he explores the challenges associated with designing effective project governance structures. He will explore what steering committees are supposed to do, why they often don't, and what you can do about it. Make going to a steering committees the highlight of your month, not the thing that you dread most. Here's how.
So what does it actually mean to manage an agile project? What does it take to get acceptance and adoption, and to introduce the practices to an organization? Is it more effective to introduce aspects of the approach, hoping for some level of take-up, even if it means compromising many of the overall foundations? Or is it necessary to adopt agile wholesale, and fend off attempts to water it down? In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores the agile phenomenon: where it came from, what it is meant to do, and how to best make it work. Whether you are trying to make it work, or just want to find out more about what it's about, be sure to tune in as we try to deftly explore the agile phenomenon.
Join Stephen Maye as he walks you through getting a handle on your project's risks. This video features a presentation on identifying potential risks, detailed risk analysis and risk avoidance and mitigation techniques as well as some more intimate conversations with Stephen on his experiences with risk.
Just because you are working in a waterfall organization doesn't mean you can't be Agile. Join Dave Prior as he walks you through a case study on implementing Scrum in a waterfall environment. He offers some key practices and data points that will enable you to be successful in both keeping the team productive and providing the information needed to build trust and confidence with the Project Sponsors and Senior Executives you need to support your Agile implementation.
Dave Prior explains how to use the teachings in Sun Tzu's masterpiece for success at work. While this presentation is geared towards in your role as a project manager, many of the lessons can be applied in other facets of day-to-day life to help you subtly manipulate a situation towards a desired outcome.
Michael Wood lays out 30+ years of experience in the trenches in this one-of-a-kind presentation. He shows you how to focus on business objectives, write practical project plans, cope with changing priorities, deliver continuous and effective communication, build confidence in your project management abilities, and most important...make it all look easy.
It is the projects that an organization undertakes that determine its strategy. Without a tie to execution, a company's stated strategy is no more than words on paper. Join Jennifer Tharp in this video presentation to learn about how to use strategic planning in the execution of your projects and turn vision into reality.
Jennifer Tharp moves past the current CSR fads and explains why you, as a project manager, should be concerned with corporate social responsibility. Learn how responsible and sustainable projects have a real impact on the success of your projects, your business, and ultimately your career.