Why inject complexity into your projects when elementary math will suffice? Cut through the quantification using these three simple formulas when engaging with stakeholders.
Rather than simply delivering a quality product, project managers are now expected to take responsibility for ensuring the benefits that the product should provide. Although expectations have moved on, the corresponding tools have not kept pace. This webinar presents a novel and powerful framework by which to extend existing tools into the benefits-delivery space.
The profession of project management can be stressful and to perform at their very best (and increase the chances of project success) a project manager must ensure that they are looking after their own wellbeing. This presentation will give attendees practical skills and exercises they can use to increase their levels of wellbeing and authentic happiness.
This webinar provides an introduction to the extension of the Earned Value Management (EVM) framework to the area of benefits realization management (BRM). The "third musketeer" is a new indicator, Realization Performance Indicator (RPI), which complements the existing CPI and SPI.
October 2018 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value
Closing Q&A webinar for October 2018 Book Club on The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value by Lynda Carter.
The Fast, Flexible and Fact based Front End: Examining Discovery the Not So Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
Donald G. Reinertsen was at Booz Allen Hamilton when he coined the term “Fuzzy Front End” in an article for PMI in the 1980’s. He did so because he thought there was something going on up there at the beginning of New Product Development but it was fuzzy. I interviewed him for an article a few years later. By then he had come to dislike the term, “Fuzzy Front End”. He felt that, after more study, there were a number of tools and processes in place (some for decades), that made the front end into a repeatable process. Together we changed the original premise to “Fuzzy Logic” for the article. That concept of Fuzzy Logic (sampling the environment, the market, technology, the competition, etc.) became the basic concept behind this important discovery stage and the basis for many popular branded processes like Hunting for Hunting Grounds?. Never mind Reinertsen’s new thinking, the term “Fuzzy Front End” was catching on by the mid-90’s in the New Product Development community and perpetuated the myth of this stage as somewhat mystical. This webinar will attempt to demystify the new product discovery.
Clarifying and widening the status quo around value, especially at the enterprise level. This webinar aims to offer an explanation of value management that goes beyond the notion of value engineering and process-based tools.
Launch Trajectory – Why Integrating Definition and Execution Is Critical to Development Project, Program and Portfolio Success
It isn't easy to make exact copies of even a simple product, but at least you begin that effort knowing what "done" looks like. Development introduces a special kind of challenge – you only learn what "done" looks like at the end. The critical path for execution becomes dependent upon the critical path for definition and vice versa. The development path can be thought of as a part "altitude" you wish to attain and part "distance" you must travel to get there. We'll use this powerful analogy to explore why development outcomes vary so widely, why Agile methods are essential, and to help you plot the optimum launch trajectory for any given effort.
Save Time With Tools + Templates
Earned value management is used to measure progress of a project with respect to cost. This template runs a basic earned value analysis and monitors spending over the life of a project. This EVM worksheet is used for planning and tracking of your spending.
Is your project on time and within budget? This tracker will guide you through the Earned Value Method, giving a clear, step-by-step approach to help you answer that question.
This Excel sheet performs the calculation for earned value and earned schedule analysis. The forecast resulting from all KPIs [time-based SPI, CPI, CPI (internal), CPI (external) and WPI] is calculated based on the different forecast methods proposed by A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK? Guide). The user can choose which method shall be used for each KPI.
Earned value analysis is an excellent technique to assess project health and apply metrics to manage your project. Use this presentation to conduct an earned value orientation for your team members.
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The article is devoted to the underlying mathematical concepts of earned value: linear function, Cartesian coordinates and tangent. The EV visualization named “budget square” is derived from these concepts—and helps us master the earned value concept for both certification and practical needs.
Most projects don't end with their launch date—they have an active lifespan and eventual decommissioning. Do you know what the true end-to-end cost of your project is?
When agile practices are implemented for the first time in a waterfall environment, more predictive techniques like earned value management (EVM) will need to be integrated. Here, a practitioner looks at two sprint examples to explain how this approach works.
Cuando se implementan prácticas ágiles por primera vez en un entorno de cascada, se deberán integrar más técnicas predictivas como la gestión del valor ganado (EVM). Aquí, un profesional observa dos ejemplos de sprint para explicar cómo funciona este enfoque.
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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When it comes to scheduling, you cannot do advanced tasks before covering the basics. Most people want to do PERT analyses and critical path sensitivities, Monte Carlo simulations and applications of earned value techniques. Those tools can be helpful in providing guidance for better decision making, but a lot of ground must be covered first.
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