Does your organization have a reliable way to intake project ideas? Do you struggle with how to determine whether project requests align with business strategy? How do you know if the costs will outweigh the benefits?
Join us for a webinar, where we will explore these topics and more. We’ll discuss:
•Providing a standardized idea Input form, making it easier to evaluate potential projects
•How to determine whether ideas align with strategic objectives
•How to determine relative priority across ideas
•The best way to evaluate costs and benefits of high priority ideas
•How to use Idea portfolios for what-if scenarios
•Converting ideas to projects
•Using workflows for Approvals, Action Items and Governance
After discussing these best practices, we’ll use CA PPM show how they can be implemented as a real world, practical solution!
This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
There are many myths that project managers and executives simply accept about project management. Dates are mandated. Project managers own the project. Resources are unlimited. On the other side, there are many excuses such as things will never change here. You don’t understand our corporate culture. Our organization can’t work like that. If you have heard any of this or believe any of this, than this session is perfect for you. Come hear world renowned speaker Rick A. Morris, President of R2 Consulting, LLC Mythbust Project Management for you! Rick is an expert in down to earth delivery of simple and executable tips and tricks to get you on a path of powerful change! In a quick hour, walk away with some simple facts and stories that can change the way you think about project management.Read more >
Part 4 of my continuing presentation on integrating Project Management (PMBoK) and ITSM (ITIL) to improve services.Read more >
As Agile and agile thinking has continued to gain traction in organizations beyond the software development teams, project managers are left wondering what it all means to them.
Some Agile practitioners promote the idea the PMs are no longer needed once you make the transition to using a practice such as Scrum. Does this mean that the PM role will become obsolete in Agile organizations? Or does it mean that the role of traditional project manager needs to transform to being a agile project leader?
If you are a PM in an organization making the transition to Agile, come find out what it means to you and what you need to do start the transformation to becoming an Agile Project Leader.
Agile is growing in your company! It’s speeding the pace of innovation and enabling your business to be more adaptive and collaborative. Though something‘s missing. Agile teams are not focused on providing upward visibility, strategic alignment, cost tracking and resource management; all of which are essential for your company’s success. The challenge for your company is to have a single source of truth for all projects, programs and portfolios, without compromising your agile innovation process.
Transformative integration of Agile Tools data with CA PPM makes the promise of Agile Portfolio Governance possible, providing portfolio level visibility for all of your company’s enterprise agile, waterfall and hybrid projects, rolled up into CA PPM for – upward visibility and governance. Agile Portfolio Governance bridges the gap between what management needs to see and what agile teams are often challenged to provide.
This session discusses a fully integrated, best-in-class Project, Program and Portfolio Management solution that will empower your PMO with governance, while enabling your agile teams to deliver strategic results - at the speed of innovation.
Agile is growing in your company! It’s speeding the pace of innovation and enabling your business to be more adaptive and collaborative. Though something‘s missing. Agile teams are not focused on providing upward visibility, strategic alignment, cost tracking, and resource management; all of which are essential for your company’s success. The challenge for your company is to have a single source of truth for all projects, programs and portfolios, without compromising your agile innovation process.
Transformative integration of Agile Tools data with CA Clarity™ PPM makes the promise of Agile Portfolio Governance possible, providing portfolio level visibility for all of your company’s enterprise agile, waterfall and hybrid projects, rolled up into Clarity PPM for – upward visibility and governance. Agile Portfolio Governance bridges the gap between what management needs to see and what agile teams are often challenged to provide.
This BrightTalk introduces a fully integrated, best-in-class Project, Program and Portfolio Management solution that will empower your PMO with governance, while enabling your agile teams to deliver strategic results - at the speed of innovation.
Do your project portfolio leaders and business executives have a clear picture of all the Agile work in their organization? The increasing number of agile teams and projects requires organizations to capture the entire investment portfolio, no matter how the work is getting executed.
Learn how CA PPM and VersionOne have created an integrated solution that leverages project portfolio transparency, top-down strategic alignment and resource management with agile execution.
Project Managers (PMs) are the key to a professional services firm's success. Yet many firms promote technical people into roles they are not prepared or ready for. As a result, project profitability suffers and there is frustration at every level of the organization. By enabling project managers, through financial and systems training, automation, and accountability measures, the firm's profit margins can increase substantially.
In this webinar, attendees will be able to:
-Evaluate the challenges that cause many Project Managers to struggle with project profitability
-Understand the reasons that projects go over budget
-Review the financial aspects of project management that Project Managers need to know to be successful
-Learn how technology can help Project Managers deliver more profitable projects
-Develop some best practices to help Project Managers succeed
June R. Jewell, CPA, President AEC Business Solutions
Jewell, a thought leader and expert in AEC firm profitability. has more than 28 years of business management consulting experience, and unsurpassed knowledge of the AEC industry. In addition to this role, she is the original founder and current strategic advisor of Acuity Business Solutions, a Deltek Premier Partner and consulting firm that works with AEC firms to support business profitability through web-based enterprise management technology.
She is the Amazon best-selling author of the book “Find The Lost Dollars: 6 Steps to Increase Profits in Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Firms.” Jewell has built and run a successful consulting practice, and is a highly sought after speaker at industry events and conferences. Her past speaking engagements include AIA, ACEC, SMPS, Design and Construction Network (DCN), Society for Design Administration (SDA), Zweig Group (formerly ZweigWhite), PSMJ, ROG Growth and Ownership Conference, Project Management Institute (PMI), Deltek Insight and Business of Architecture (BOA).
Your return on your investment in Clarity starts with your Project Managers. You need 100% adoption, and you need to ensure that your Project Managers are committed to maintaining high quality data that will drive true business decisions.
What is the best way to engage Project Managers? Teach them how to get the most out of Clarity, and how Clarity can help them to do their jobs better. Show them Tips & Tricks that take the chore out of project management, and bring some Clarity into their jobs!
In this 30 minute webinar, we’ll cover:
•Best practices for maintaining high-quality data in Clarity
•How to create a daily and weekly work cadence to streamline your Clarity experience
•How to customize Clarity so everything you use regularly is just one click away
•How to effectively drive your team meetings from within Clarity
Who Should Attend?
•Learn how to configure Clarity to help you manage your work, instead of you having to manage Clarity
•Put everything at your fingertips and get work done with fewer clicks
•See how to run your team meetings from within Clarity, so no work is duplicated
•Learn how a clear work cadence can help drive efficiency
•Understand why use of Clarity in meetings should be evangelized
•See how data quality starts with the PM and how individualization can be supported
Organizations that lack consistent, formally defined criteria for developing and delivering new products are exposed to much greater business risk than those that bring appropriate discipline and governance to the process. To make smarter development investments and effectively deliver on them, companies need better visibility into innovation portfolios and project pipelines.
Join this webcast to learn how CA Clarity and Kalypso’s Nova for PPM® methodology can help organizations substantially mitigate their exposure to risk while also greatly increasing their potential financial upside.
Attendees will learn:
- How the right process combined with the right tool can help companies select and maintain a winning portfolio of projects that maximizes return on investment
- Industry-proven practices for applying analysis, governance, and business rules to innovation
- How an accelerated, iterative implementation approach provides the right foundation for quick delivery that accounts for customer familiarization and targets end user adoption
Perspectives is an executive interview series. These one-on-one conversations with Contact Center Leaders let us explore their insights and personal experience on effective leadership.Read more >
Do projects seem to appear out of nowhere? Do you find yourself scrambling to pull together reports for executives? Watch this on-demand webinar and learn about several project portfolio management pitfalls and how AtTask can help you avoid them.
Watch this webcast and get an overview of several project portfolio management pitfalls and how collaborative work management and portfolio management tools can help you avoid them.
Learn how to:
- Prevent ad hoc project initiation
- Combat poor project estimation
- Avoid project planning that takes place in silos
- Streamline reporting and status updates
The way we work today has radically evolved from the way we worked 10, 20 or 50 years ago, yet the tools and methods we’re using to manage work and projects haven’t caught up. See how your IT team can increase, manage and collaborate on their work more efficiently—all on an enterprise-grade platform.Read more >
While many organizations manage a Project Portfolio, they have difficulty understanding how it relates to a Service Portfolio. And the existence of an Application Portfolio only adds to the confusion. In this presentation, we will describe the very important differences among these portfolios and why the Service Portfolio is valuable and important, why it is a sort of "Portfolio of Portfolios".Read more >
Project Risk management is the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities.Read more >
Maximising productivity is vital to your organisation's success. And with that includes a long list of important projects that need your attention. Staying on top of each project's status can cause a whirlwind of status inquiries, data gathering, and organising reports.
Ready to find a better way? It's time to get complete visibility into all of your organisation's projects and fly-by requests that fill up the workday.
Join TechWeekEurope’s Editor Duncan MacRae, Michael Luciano (Director of Quality Assurance at AtTask) and Jasmin Brandt (the Head of PMO at Kneipp) for a live webinar as we discuss tips and tricks to get real visibility into all of your projects. We'll demo a product that offers easy-to-use features that give you the power of real-time status updates without the hassle.
Join Dennis Baldwin as he explores the state of DevOps in 2016 and why you should ensure you are ready for it.Read more >
Despite advances in project management a surprising number of projects still fail by missing budget and timing goals, not delivering real business value or in other ways. Managers also still struggle with visibility into the entire portfolio and with communicating program status and success with stakeholders. Implementing a Project and Portfolio management toolset in the enterprise has proven to be one of the fastest IT payback investments and highest first-year Returns on Investment (ROI) available. In this session you will learn how others have implemented a toolset and improved their business results right away. You’ll also hear about a proven approach that focuses on performance, adoption, and simplification and how that will accelerate the benefits of a holistic approach to project and portfolio management.
Join Jay Krackeler, an HP Product Manager with extensive experience in this space and Russ King, from HP Partner ResultsPositive, for an informative session packed with real-world examples from companies across a variety of industries.
What makes for an award-winning entry? Two things: a great project, and a great presentation. Too often, cabinetry and millwork firms take their eyes off the prize, by missing one key step: good photography. Entering a contest will gain you recognition, visibility, and new business. But it’s the photo, not the project, that is submitted. So set some time at the project completion, put in controlled lighting, and do a real photo – not a cell-phone shot.Read more >
Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home"Read more >
At a time when digital transformation is driving significant change across all industry sectors, it is critical that organizations are able to align functional and cross-functional project activities to their strategic objectives. In the digital economy, the lines between technology, new product development, applications, service delivery and change management are increasingly blurred, and it's vital for the business to have an integrated view, not only to support strategic planning and investment prioritization, but also to effectively manage these initiatives through execution. The project portfolio management process must also evolve to handle both fast-moving digital initiatives and longer-term projects, with a shortened feedback loop that engages project teams and business stakeholders, and provides visibility at all levels. This session will address topics including:
·How to align projects to business goals in planning AND execution
·Why PPM is vital for a digital project portfolio
·How PPM can unify cross-functional initiatives
·When to consider changes to PPM processes
·Why project visibility is critical to successful business change
This event is approved for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
This Webinar will look at key trends impacting the demands on IT from both inside and outside IT and how these are already requiring new approaches to Project Management, Portfolio Management, and ITSM-driven governance. More specifically, this Webinar will address:
· How IT is expected to perform in 2013 and the foreseeable future, and how this represents a rupture with the past.
· How IT project management must change in response.
· How PPM solutions will eventually evolve into uniquely optimized workflows coupled with automation and analytics
· The present/future role of social networking and stakeholder management
· The Service Desk as “Fort Apache, the Bronx”
· How to begin to unravel the mess.
· Where to go from there.