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24
Jun
2022

Transformational Leadership in this Digital Age for the Project Economy - 2022908

06-24-2022 9:00 am -1:00 pm
WebEx Virtual Class
$299.00

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The digital age is disrupting every area of business. Adapting to digital transformation requires more than new strategies, a complete restructuring of the organization and its operations and processes. This begins by understanding how digital is transforming the industry value chain and how new value propositions can be defined for the digital customer. The leadership needs to reimagine & transform the organization for ambitious purpose.

What are the leadership competencies needed to thrive in this era of rapid technology and business model change? This presentation will examine the challenges/issues presented and the new leadership models/theories that have emerged over the past few years. The entrepreneurial success stories of the digital economy definitely supports the theory that ‘Leaders aren't born, they are made’. We will discuss the impacts of digital age and some ‘bold’ & ‘inspired’ leadership successes. For this age of digital disruption, the demand is for Transformational leadership, where a leader identifies the needed change, creates a vision to guide the change and executes through inspiration.

Organizational transformations are happening through projects. As projected by PMI, project-oriented economic activity worldwide would grow to $20 trillion in 2027. There will be cultural & organizational impacts due to this transformation to a project economy. In this change-driven world, leadership can use the project canvas framework to strategically define the value and benefits.

This Half-day Seminar addresses why project/program/portfolio managers need to understand & acquire this skill to lead the transformational aspects of strategic initiatives in this digital age. A Case Study of a successful transformational leadership will be discussed. Social media clips and digital surveys will be used to engage the participants. Harvard Business Review(HBR) articles/case studies on Transformation and Reinventing Team Leadership will be discussed to thrive in this digital economy. Participants earn 4 PDUs (3 Leadership PDUs + 1 Strategic PDUs). PMI members have the advantage of discounted rates for attending the half-day seminar.

After completing the course, you will be able to

1. Describe the new business & leadership opportunity created due to digital transformation.

2. Recognize different leadership behaviors and develop new digital skills for this era of technology, change in markets and social media.

3. Learn from Case Study/ examples presented and apply the transformation principles/ techniques to various projects.

This course is ideal for Business leaders, Project/Program management consultants & Practitioners.

25
Jun
2022

Measure What Matters - 2022906

06-25-2022 8:00 am -12:00 pm
WebEx Virtual Class
$279.00

One of the keys to successful project, program, and portfolio management is measuring the success in ways that support critical decisions. Planned vs. actual duration and cost, number of defects, and number of change requests are only a few of the powerful metrics that can help drive strategic decision-making. There are lots of metrics that can be measured but the key question is whether they are all relevant? It is extremely important for project managers to work with sponsors and stakeholder to identify the metrics that matters for customers, sponsors, stakeholders and the team, and then develop a plan to collect, analyze and report them on a regular basis.

In this webinar we’ll cover the relevant metrics at project, program and portfolio levels for both waterfall and agile projects. You will participate in individual and group exercises to reinforce your understanding of metrics and how to determine which matters for your project. You will leave the course prepared to identify and use powerful metrics that matters for your projects, programs, and portfolios.

After completing the course, you will be able to

· Explain why metrics are important to measuring the success of projects, programs, and portfolios.

· Identify key metrics that matter to track for projects, programs, and portfolios.Shrivastava-NK-cropped-border

· Compile reports and communicate results to stakeholders.

This course is ideal for project managers, PMO leads/directors, business analysts, and others in the organization involved with metrics.

Earn 4 PDUs (2 Technical PDUs + 2 Leasdership PDUs)  

09
Jul
2022

Agile Project Management: From Scrum to Scaled Agile and Disciplined Agile (Virtual) - 2022802

07-09-2022 9:00 am -3:30 pm
WebEx Virtual Class
$495.00

What is Agile Project Management? Why is Agile Project Management becoming the chosen approach by innovative organizations in delivering high quality products to the market faster.

Agile Scrum methods work very effectively for innovative agile teams. Many organizations devise “hybrid” agile frameworks including Scrum practices plus additional agile practices that work for them. What is Agile Scrum or hybrid Agile framework?

When the organization launches dozens or hundreds of agile teams throughout the enterprise, a majority of the business units of the enterprise need to operate in an Enterprise Agile environment. The organization needs to scale up agile to improve the corporate performance and execute organizational strategy. 

In August 2019 PMI acquired Disciplined Agile. What is Disciplined Agile (DA)? The DA toolkit is the world’s only comprehensive agile body of knowledge (BOK) that provides straightforward and practical guidance to help individuals, teams and organizations optimize their traditional or agile practices, customize any method or framework -- such as traditional, Scrum, or SAFe® – to drive outcomes that differentiate them from their competitors.

This seminar covers Agile Project Management as utilized by Scrum teams, as well as by Enterprise Agile teams, when there are dozens or hundreds of agile teams throughout the organization. Agile practices and methodologies are utilized to optimize individual team performance, as well as corporate performance and execute organizational strategy.  The Disciplined Agile toolkit will be introduced as a guide for continuous improvement of agile methods and practices and help participants in choosing their new (agile) way of working, customizing their agile methodology in order to optimize their organizational performance in executing organizational strategy.

Disciplined Agile comes with a certification roadmap for PMI members along with agile training to help project practitioners and PMI members attain and maintain the DA certifications. This seminar will also cover DA training and certifications and why/how project professionals should create their own DA certification roadmap.  

In closing, the seminar describes the future of project management in an Agile world.

This seminar has been offered by the same instructor, Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, PMI-ACP, DASSM, ATP Instructor, CSM, CSPO, ICP-ACC, SAFeAgilist for various PMI Chapters, including PMI Atlanta Chapter.

15
Jul
2022

Elevate Your Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence (Virtual)

07-15-2022 9:00 am -1:00 pm
WebEx Virtual Class
$299.00

As the project management profession continues to increase in complexity, there is a demand for Leaders. With the changing business climate, the yardstick for measurement is the emotional competence of Project Managers and Leaders. This seminar will examine the challenges/issues presented to Project managers and how emotional intelligence helps drive success. Leadership excellence cannot be achieved by technical competence but by character and Emotional Intelligence(EI).

Shobhna-Raghupathy-photoIn today’s changing business environment, Project managers not only need to manage global, virtual and multi-cultural projects, but also establish a direction and align with the organization vision. Successful Leadership is a dynamic process requiring both cognitive and emotional competencies. The globalization of workplace puts special premium on Emotional Intelligence for Project managers. Several studies demonstrate that strong leadership style and emotional intelligence leads to the success in implementing large and complex global initiatives.

This Half-day Seminar addresses why Emotional Intelligence is an important skill required for excellence in Leadership. As Emotional Intelligence is an important skill under Leadership – the core competency of the PMI Talent Triangle, project/program/portfolio managers need to acquire this skill. The seminar will outline how the Emotional Intelligence Framework is central to leadership & will discuss how you can manage your emotions & stress through EI. Case Studies and social media clips will be used during the seminar.

Participants earn 4 PDUs (3 Leadership PDUs + 1 Strategic PDU)

After completing the course, you will be able to

  • Describe the Emotional Intelligence Framework and how to excel as Leaders by leveraging emotions.
  • Understand how Emotional Intelligence can help establish a positive team environment.
  • Identify and develop the emotional competencies that are required for project management success.

This course is ideal for

  1. Project management practitioners interested in developing emotional intelligence to lead and manage projects/programs.
  2. PM Consultants interested in raising their emotional intelligence to deliver successful projects consistently.
  3. Business leaders, Program Managers and Directors, responsible for implementing solutions with emotional intelligence, for constantly changing stakeholder & market needs.
13
Aug
2022

Disciplined Agile Overview - 2022803

08-13-2022 9:00 am -3:30 pm
WebEx Virtual Class
$495.00

In August 2019 PMI acquired Disciplined Agile. What is Disciplined Agile (DA)? The DA toolkit is the world’s only comprehensive agile body of knowledge (BOK) that provides straightforward and practical guidance to help individuals, teams and organizations optimize their traditional or agile practices, customize any method or framework -- such as traditional, Scrum, or SAFe® – to drive outcomes that differentiate them from their competitors.

This seminar covers an introduction to Agile and Scrum, as utilized by many agile teams. It provides an overview of Disciplined Agile, describe the principles of DA, the four views of DA, the use of the Disciplined Agile toolkit as an enebler to enterprise agility. DA will be introduced as a guide for continuous improvement of agile methods and practices and help participants in choosing their new (agile) way of working, customizing their agile methodology in order to optimize their organizational performance in executing organizational strategy.

Disciplined Agile comes with a certification roadmap for PMI members along with agile training to help project practitioners and PMI members attain and maintain the DA certifications. This seminar will also cover DA training and certifications and why/how project professionals should create their own DA certification roadmap.  

This seminar has been offered by the same instructor, Victoria S. Kumar, PMP, PMI-ACP, DASSM, ATP Instructor, CSM, CSPO, ICP-ACC, SAFeAgilist for various PMI Chapters globally.

Course Objectives

1. Understand what Agile, Scrum and Disciplined Agile are all

2. Explore the value of the Discipline Agile toolkit

3. Describe the DA tool kit and how to use the DA tool kit to “Choose Your Way of Working (WoW)” – get your free digital copy (ebook): “Choose Your Way of Working (WoW)”.

4. Discuss the Disciplined Agile certification roadmap (to assess if DA certification for you)

Seminar Outline

1. What is Agile? What is Scrum?

2. What is Disciplined Agile (DA)? Why DA?

3. The DA Principles and the four views of DA

4. DA as an enabler to enterprise agility

5. Disciplined Agile Tool Kit 6. Choose Your Way of Working (WoW) – get your free digital copy (ebook).

7. Disciplined Agile training and certification roadmap

Who should attend?

1. Project Managers, Project Coordinators and Business Analysts who have responsibility to run projects and/or develop project management processes, requirements management processes, formal enterprise-level project development/management methodologies.

2. PM Consultants, Program Managers, Program Management Office (PMO) Managers/Directors, responsible for implementing projects, interested in establishing standard project/program management processes.

3. Project management practitioners interested in developing project management strategies and in utilizing project management processes, tools and techniques in a project environment.

Member Benefits

PMI Atlanta, made up of over 5,000 members, is located in a large geographic area serving project managers all over North Georgia and metro Atlanta.

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