January 8 - 9, 2013
Microsoft Project 2010 Tips and Tricks
Demonstration of the MS Project 2010 Key Features with Tips & Tricks
November 13, 2012
Back From Red: Recovering Failed Projects
Estimates for the annual cost of project failure are as high as two-trillion dollars a year. The rates for projects being at risk are in the 60-70% range, and a quarter of all project's problems are so bad they are simply canceled prior completion. However, moving from a 60% failure rate to 0% is unrealistic. Before organizations can succeed at reducing project failure rate, they must understand what makes their projects fail. Reasons range from methodology to human failure to poorly understood concepts to scope creep. Analyzing projects as systems uncovers all the factors that can contribute to failure.
October 9, 2012
Have you ever been awakened by a phone call in the middle of the night?
Usually not good news. We are all only one call away from a life changing experience. Remember that we define success.
In this program, Jim Morrison explains a way to define success, the importance of good communication skills in achieving that success and how the skill we use the most is the one we learn the least. Jim also shows how important attitude is in how we look at Success and how we strive for it. He also talks about that one phone call and what we can do with it.
2013 March Meetings - Resource Management and Microsoft Project Server
March 12, 2013
Bryan Quick, Microsoft
Demonstrate the capabilities of Project Server with a focus on resource management and capacity planning solutions.
We previously brought you information on MS project 2010, now in March we will take a deeper dive into MS Project Server 2010 Enterprise Edition with specific emphasis on Resource Management.
10 years ago, one of the first events held by PMI-NEW was a tour of the brand-new Fox Cities PAC and a presentation by Boldt on the project management for this huge endeavor. For our 10 year anniversary, we thought it appropriate to go back. Join PMI Board Member Steve DelGrosso, past and present PMI-NEW Board members and PMI-NEW chapter members in celebrating this milestone.
May 1 and 2, 2012
The 2012 Professional Development Days event is focused on world class performance in project management. With the Summer Olympics being held in London we thought it would be appropriate to gather world class experience and talent to share their project management knowledge with local business leaders, project managers, business analysts or anyone who has a role in projects at work or volunteer.
April 10, 2012...This presentation focuses on helping attendees with putting things in perspective by identify and prioritize those things that are most important from those things that are least important. The presentation will not only show why this is important to successful project management but also why it is critical to effective life management. Attendees will be informed, encouraged and challenged in this presentation. They will leave with a renewed perspective of how to categorize their problems and avoid making mountains out of molehills.
March 13, 2012...Whenever we introduce a major change in our organization (the oftentimes lumbering elephant!) we’re likely to experience considerable “push-back” against this change. Teaching an elephant to dance is one thing. Getting the elephant to dance is quite another. In this lively and interactive seminar you’ll learn the four dimensions of organizational change readiness, assess your organization’s readiness using the Organizational Change Readiness Quotient™, and identify strategies for strengthening your organization’s change readiness. You will leave this session with a clear understanding of the key factors that influence the success of a change initiative and ideas for ensuring that your change initiative starts off on the right foot -- and that your elephant learns its first dance steps! As a special bonus, participants will also learn the eleven most common reasons why change initiatives fail—and what leaders can do to increase their success at driving change.
Project management continues to grow in importance in most organizations. The volatile economic environment is a major factor in the enhanced interest in project management and is forcing businesses to adopt cost effective, resource optimizing methods to achieve strategic goals. Project management provides the framework to meet the needs of this challenging environment. There is also a renewed interest in the advantages of a Project Management Office and in well executed and enterprise focused Project Portfolio Management.