The Forum’s mission is to provide a community for women interested in the Project Management profession, focused on mutual growth and sharing of knowledge through informal meetings, networking and mentoring. Through mutual sharing the group seeks to provide insights into Project Management issues common to multiple industries. This interaction enables participants to make significant positive changes to their work environment.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is delivering new insights − previously hidden in vast pools of data − to add intelligence to many products and services that ultimately transform the way organizations and machines interact. AI can improve productivity of internal applications, increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve products and services with added functionality or communication modes. With such a wide-ranging application, enterprises also are struggling to understand what this means to them, how to go about identifying the key areas of benefits and modus operandi of going about it technically and culturally. One key to success lies in deciding what problems to solve and identifying a narrowly defined problem that is widely acknowledged within the organization as a pain point. The project should be practical, with adequate funding and access to data. From here on identifying the right tools, talent and methodology can set you on the right path. Also, Data analytics initiatives usually lead to significant changes in the organization’s procedures and culture. Acknowledging and accommodating for this early is imperative. All this, though, does not have to be overwhelming and daunting for the execution leader. This can be broken down into simple to steps to approach, assess, align and achieve.
We are all familiar with the artifacts of project management: goals, product backlogs, schedules, charts, risk lists, etc. As project managers, we are trained to use these tools on projects, with the understanding that they increase the likelihood that our projects will be successful. But many, perhaps most of us, have seen projects fail even as project management "best practices" were humming along. The schedule on the wall does not match the reality of what is being done, the chart tells management about what has happened, but not whether the project is in trouble, and the risk list sits in a drawer, only to be pulled out afterward to explain convincingly why the project failed.
What if, instead, we begin by actively engaging with the reasons our project might fail and then use that insight to determine what we need from a schedule and which activities should be moved to the project's front. This talk will explore the relationship between commitment and risk identification, the cost of being late, and the role of language in creating committed teams that deliver faster and more reliably.
We all know networking is key for career advancement and for fast, effective job searches, but are you doing it as well as you could be? Come and find out how to bring your networking to a whole new level!
When: Sat February 26th 2022 8:30am-1:00pm
Sun February 27th 2022 8:30am-1:00pm
Where: Virtually by Zoom
Early Bird: PMISV member: $99 Non-PMISV member: $111
Regular: PMISV member: $119 Non-PMISV member: $139
Last date for On-line Registration: 02/23/2022
Last date for early bird discount: 02/19/2022
In almost every field, from engineering to sales, the transition from practitioner to leader poses a particular challenge: Refocusing individual identity to encompass the success of a team rather than relying purely upon technical prowess. No matter how many examples we see of unparalleled experts in their field whose teams perpetually flounder, when the time comes for our own transitions, learning to base our pride around an entirely new set of metrics remains a universal challenge. But there is good news! With a slight shift in perspective, the exact same skills that led to technical prowess can be used to build and support world-class teams.
When: 08 December 2021, 7:30 am-9:00 am
Where: Virtual Meeting (Registrants will receive joining details from Meeting Leader)
The Chapter holds a Breakfast Round Table focused upon the PMO Practice and Operations once a month. This round table group provides a general forum to discuss various issues, problems, and challenges related to organizing, operating and managing a PMO within any organization. The format is open, with round-robin topics decided by the attendees each month.
If you are, or have been, involved in any of the following activities, this round table will be for you.