Welcome to PMO Advisory Webinar Series
It’s a challenge staying up-to-date given the incredibly rapid changes in the Project Management Profession. With your busy schedule, finding quality information that is relevant to your needs isn’t easy. You can access our previous webinars online as your personal learning sessions facilitated by PMO Advisory experts, at your convenience to increase your knowledge and improve performance. So please enjoy past PMO Advisory webinars below which offer relevant content, for free, and available on demand at your convenience – right below!
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (1 – 2 PM US Eastern Time)
Summary: As the world confronts the pandemic, project professionals are also refocusing their energy to tackle the unprecedented challenges. This webinar highlights ten important findings from the preliminary study. Some of the findings are expected, for example, most project managers are working on fewer projects. But there are also many surprises such as the positive impact of pandemic on project performance. For more information, visit our blog page to participate in this study or to request the preliminary report: https://www.pmoadvisory.com/blog/covid19-managing-projects-during-a-pandemic/.
Summary: The Agile approach continues to grow in popularity, which is due in part to project success when using it, and the need for project management to be adaptable to changing Agile to be successful in your management of projects? requirements. As the playing field changes for traditional PMs, what do you need to know about. In this webinar, we will first define what is means to be Agile and why and when to use an Agile approach for project management. We will then compare traditional project management to Agile project management, and lastly discuss some Agile methods.
Summary: Boeing has been in the news often recently, and it is not for any good reasons. The Boeing 737 Max 8 is grounded world wide after two of the planes crashes killing 346 people. This webinar takes a closer look at the development of Boeing 737 Max 8 from the perspectives of project management, program management, and portfolio management. Click here to download the presentation and here for more information about this webinar.
Summary: Over the past decade, PMOs have been growing across all industries. They are being viewed as the perfect choice for handling projects within any organization with an intense project environment. In this webinar, we will first define the purpose and benefits of PMOs, present four models of PMOs from a Learning PMO to a Strategic PMO, highlight some of the latest developments, present steps to create a PMO, and finally discuss the best practices to operate, continuously improve, and develop a world class PMO.
Summary: This webinar is designed for advanced project management professionals who are looking to attain skills and certifications beyond project management. Project management serves as the foundational building block to completing time-sensitive and often important endeavors. But as an organization increases its maturity, as competition heats up, and as our society is becoming ever more integrated and complex due to changes such as digitization, globalization, and regulation, project management itself is no longer sufficient to achieve that sustainable advantage. In this webinar, we will highlight two advanced project management disciplines: program and portfolio management.
Summary: Project management is becoming the dominant mechanism in which organizations implement their strategies. From public work projects such as building new bridges to companies attempting to make inroads with digitalization, projects and project management are becoming ever more prevalent. This webinar describes the power and potential of the project management discipline. It explains why project management is a worthy profession not only for the entry-level person but also for mid-career changers.
“Everything about Project Risk Management and PMI-RMP® Certification”
Summary: This webinar is designed for people who are serious about the management of unknowns, especially on complex or high-stake projects. The webinar will highlight:
- The ubiquity of risk in complex projects
- The processes of identifying, evaluating, and planning risk response
- How risk management credentials enhance the credentials of all project professionals, especially those already possessing PMP
- The latest development by the Project Management Institute and the new Global Standard of Risk Management for Projects, Programs, and Portfolios
- And for professionals who are serious about this specialization, we will provide a detailed overview of the Project Management Institute’s Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) certification
Summary: All projects confront the same problem – how to get started as efficiently and effectively as possible. Naturally, the bigger, the more complex, the greater the number of stakeholders, the higher the risk and uncertainty, and the challenges of determining an optimal start becomes greater. Often there are many, if not infinite ways of getting started. What is the first step? This is the problem commonly known as the “fuzzy front end”.
This webinar addresses this common project challenge, especially on innovative projects, head on. After presenting the background with illustrated cases, the webinar will explore the implications of poorly managed as well as optimally managed projects. We will present the common practices especially some specific issues.
Project management is becoming a general business skill, and its application can be seen everywhere. From the construction or repair of the latest bridge to managing new product development, project management is at the heart of getting the initiative completed artfully. Projects are becoming so popular that there is a broad discussion of projectification of our society in which many, if not most temporary endeavors are managed as projects. This webinar is designed for people who are serious about getting started in project management and highlights:
- The ubiquity of projects and project management in our society today, especially in business organizations
- How to start building your project management skills and gaining experiences
- For entry-level professionals who are serious about project management, the optimal certification to consider is the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) accredited by the Project Management Institute.
Summary: For project management insiders, the overall discipline is composed of three sub-disciplines called project, program, and portfolio management. Comparatively, an overwhelming amount of attention is given to project management. It is by far the most popular, as demonstrated by having over 1,000,000 active PMPs in the world. But as organizations strive to attain additional competitive advantage, program and portfolio management are entering the forefront. This webinar provides an introduction and comparison of project, program, and portfolio. Using a career ladder, it shows how professionals can build their experience and climb this ladder beyond project management. We will then discuss the challenges and opportunities preparing for these advanced certifications.
Summary: What is Agile Project Management and when does it make sense to use it for Non-IT projects? What are benefits of using an Agile approach, and when is it not a good fit? This presentation provides an overview of a number of Agile methodologies and details their benefits, weaknesses, and when they are commonly used. Click here to download the presentation. The password to open is “PMO Advisory” (case and space sensitive).
Summary: As a relatively young discipline within the broad umbrella of project management, portfolio management is gaining more attention from both practitioners and researchers. Yet, they often tackle portfolio management from very different assumptions, leading to a significant gap between application and research. This lead to confusion and sub-performance. The purpose of this study is to understand the contour and key features of portfolio management, from the perspective of what actually occur in the real world. The study is ongoing, and if you are a portfolio manager, then you are encouraged to participate. For more information, please click here.
Summary: Are you like me and millions of others who ponder during the holidays how to best reinvent ourselves? For example, is it time to transition from your current career to one that offers more opportunities? Or have you been eyeing a certification that just did not have time to pursue it? How about learning something new, trying a new activity, or just exploring ways to advance your current career?
In this webinar, we will propose our 5 Steps process to make and keep your goals. Using project management as a backdrop, we will suggest important and proven ways in which you can advance your goals – whether it is to learn new skills, experiment with responsibilities, or earning new credentials.
Summary: Program management is one of the latest frontiers in the development and maturity of project management. Programs are collections of related projects, and they are managed as a program to achieve significant business benefits. Programs are usually large and complex, and managing them well is viewed as a competitive advantage.
Think about this example. Imagine two competitors in the same industry: Company A successfully delivers a new capability, creates a new department, or develops a new complex product. Company B, a competitor, struggles. Which company is likely to be more competitive?
This presentation provides an overview of program management, positions program management in the context of project, program, portfolio, and other organizational endeavors, highlights how to think like a program manager, and finally discusses the Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification.
Summary: Among project management professionals, the idea of the CPO has been around for well over 20 years, and yet there are very few of them. With organizations intensifying their project efforts, isn’t it time to re-affirm and perhaps even enhance the role of Chief Project Officer and other senior project executive roles? These enhancements can potentially include:
- Accountable for the strategic initiatives of the organizations, often manifest in enterprise projects, programs, and portfolios.
- Champion culture change and shift the organization toward greater execution excellence.
- Establishment of key processes including governance, risk management, implementation methodology, project talent management, and other strategic practices.
“Implement PPM Book Tour”
In recognition of IPM Day we hosted a discussion on the newly released PMI® published book: Implementing Project Portfolio Management: A Companion Guide to The Standard for Portfolio Management. This book is a companion guide to Project Management Institute’s The Standard for Portfolio Management, currently in the Fourth Edition. Enjoy the discussion below!
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