If you would like to earn PDUs while improving your communications and leadership skills, this opportunity is for you! PMI Atlanta has teamed up with Toastmasters International to offer you a chance to hone your public speaking, critical listening, and leadership skills in a supportive environment. You will also have an opportunity to practice speaking off-the-cuff, giving and receiving feedback, emceeing a meeting, and many other valuable business skills. Since this club is exclusively for PMI Atlanta members, you will also have an opportunity to develop bonds within the PMI community.
Date: Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Hilton Garden Inn-Atlanta-Perimeter Center at 1501 Lake Hearn Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319
Although many successful project management practitioners are “accidental project managers,” successful projects should not be “accidental.” By utilizing major contributors to project success and avoiding the leading causes of project failure, project success should be predictable and repeatable, instead of a hit-and-miss occurrence.
What are the most important project management skills for delivering successful projects every time? As a starting point, project management practitioners should focus on developing skills from the PMI Talent Triangle: technical project management skills, strategic and business management skills, and leadership skills. They should also emphasize and apply principles from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). However, not all processes can be applied to every project at every organization. The successful project manager recognizes the need to adapt practices from the PMBOK® Guide to individual initiatives within their own organization’s process and culture.
Research studies have identified the reasons for project failure and reasons for project success. PMI’s Pulse Research identifies a number of key factors affecting project outcomes. For example, 47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management. To address this, it’s critical for organizations to implement standardized requirements management processes in collaboration with stakeholders. There is also the need to develop a formal (agile/traditional) project management methodology, implement standardized tools and infrastructure through a strategic Program Management Office (PMO), and ensure executive management support for projects. PMI’s Pulse research also shows that having an actively engaged executive sponsors is the top driver of project success. These critical success factors, when implemented and achieved in collaboration with stakeholders, can lead to consistent delivery of successful projects.
This workshop describes an approach to ensure consistent delivery of successful projects by focusing on major contributors to project success: effective requirements management, a strategic PMO that implements standardized (agile and/or traditional) project/program/portfolio management, and executive management sponsor engagement.
Earn 16 PDUs (8 Technical PDUs + 8 Strategic PDUs) with 14 (classroom) hours and pre-seminar reading assignments. Take advantage of discounted rates for PMI members.
Continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 and snacks refreshments will be served for afternoon break.
This seminar has been offered by the same instructor, Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, SA for PMI SeminarsWorld as a two-day seminar.
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