Define the Project & Prepare for Planning – Step 1 (of 10)
The first step in a ten part series, we explore the basics of Project Management how to define the project and prepare for planning.
The second step in a ten part series, we explore the fundamentals of Project Management how to define the scope.
Roles, Responsibilities & Estimates – Step 3 (of 10)
The third step in the TidalShift ten step Project Management series, now that we know what needs to be done, we have to ensure that we get the right resources at the right time. We will also remove some myths surrounding estimations.
Critical Path – Step 4 (of 10)
The fourth step, now that we have defined the project Why, What and How, it is time to figure out the Who and How much time it will take to put things in order and determine the sequence.
Develop Schedule – Step 5 (of 10)
In the fifth step of ten in the Project Management Series, we will look at how to develop the project schedule. With the sequence and duration, we have the necessary building blocks to create an initial schedule, but what do we do when the schedule is not going to deliver within the desired time frame? Tune in for tools and techniques to deal with this all too common situation.
Money, Money, Money! – Step 6 (of 10)
The sixth step in the series. Staying on budget is often held as a key success factor in many projects. In our 6th in the series we will explore how to create a baseline to enable us to properly track money flow over the life of the project. With a better map, we will be able to handle those “S” curves like a sports car.
Risk – A Four Letter Word that can Sink Your Project – Step 7 (of 10)
Arguably the most determinate factor in the success of a project, effective risk management is all about enabling the project to reach it’s successful conclusion. We will address some myths about what is risk management and what it really means to be risk tolerant/adverse. We will also explore some the brain science behind how we process risk and how we can compensate for our own mis-perceptions.
Baseline – Crossing T’s and Dotting I’s – Step 8 (of 10)
Now that we have figured and re-figured our plan, explored various options and scenarios, it is time to put a stake in the ground, commit to a plan and transition to execution. In our 8th step in the series, we will discuss factors that lock us into analysis paralysis along with some tools to help us make that transition.
Execution – Plan the Work, Work the Plan – Step 9 (of 10)
Plan the work, work the plan, it is time for action! Backed by a solid plan, we now need to deliver. We will explore some common scenarios that can throw us off track and how to deal with these situations. Bring your ideas and experience for this highly interactive session.
Project Close – The Intelligent Use of Mistakes – Step 10 (of 10)
Success is the intelligent use of mistakes. This adage is never more true than when applied to project management. A key part of closing any project to learn quality lessons. In this final session of our series we will explore effective ways to facilitate this process.
Winning Strategies for Passing the PMP Exam
Join David Donaldson, Practice Lead and facilitator of TidalShift’s PMP Exam Preparation Program, “Blazer” for an informative hour of strategies/tips and techniques essential for preparing to write the PMP exam and pass. We will walk through the requirements for the PMP Certification as well as examine some winning strategies for preparing to pass the exam. Whether you are starting you journey, or ready to write, this informative session will be time well invested. David is not only the facilitator of the Blazer program, but he is also an alumni. The strategies discussed in this session are truly real world.
Critical Path – Basics & Bear Traps
Whether you are developing your project schedule or preparing for your PMP Exam, the Critical Path Method is an integral part of your PM tool box. Like any tool, proper understanding of its application, characteristics and limitations is key to effective application for best results. In this interactive webinar we will take a look at the Critical Path Method (CPM), how it is calculated and some of the cautions to keep in mind when developing a schedule.
Earned Value Management (EVM) – I Can See Clearly Now
Have you ever wondered why a project that was being tracked as under budget suddenly goes over budget at the end? It was likely over budget the entire time and you just did not see the complete picture. EVM will give you that complete picture. Although to completely understand the concept may take a bit of extra work, the pay-off is huge. Join David in this interactive 1 hour session as we walk through the basics and bear traps and learn to love EVM!
Agile vs. Waterfall – the debate continues
This webinar will take an objective look at the differences and similarities of Agile vs. Waterfall and dispel some myths. We will examine the appropriate application of both Agile and Waterfall and identify ways that both methods can be leveraged to produce superior results. Led by David Donaldson CTDP, PMP, MCATD an experienced Project Management professional, facilitator and consultant with over 20 years experience building and delivering solutions for clients across North America.
The 4 Pillars of Project Leadership – Pillar 1 (of 4)
There is a good reason why tables have four legs. Take one away and most tables will fall over, on occasion a table will stand, but will not be resilient to changes and will eventually topple. This is how many project managers go through life, precariously balancing and on occasion, toppling. This series will explore TidalShift’s Four Pillars to Effective Leadership in the world of Projects. With four solid “legs” the Project Manager will be able to transform statistic to success.
The 4 Pillars of Project Leadership – Pillar 2 (of 4)
There is a good reason why tables have four legs. Take one away and most tables will fall over, on occasion a table will stand, but will not be resilient, eventually toppling. TidalShift’s Four Pillars of Project Leadership provides that stable base enabling success.
“Culture eats process for breakfast” – Peter Drucker. In this the second of our four part series we will explore the effect culture has on project execution and how we as Project Managers can leverage this very powerful tool to our advantage.
The 4 Pillars of Project Leadership – Pillar 3 (of 4)
There is a good reason why tables have four legs. Take one away and most tables will fall over, on occasion a table will stand, but will not be resilient, eventually toppling. TidalShift’s Four Pillars of Project Leadership provides that stable base enabling success. In our third webinar in the 4 part series, we will explore objective evaluation and how it relates to projects. No one wants their projects to go off the rails and it is easy to be in denial when things are not going as smooth as we would like. There are a couple of bias’s that we must counteract and uncomfortable conversations to be had with our bosses as we deliver those less than glowing reports. During this webinar we will take a look at those bias’s and some of the tools and techniques we can use to obtain and accept a more objective evaluation of our actual performance.
The 4 Pillars of Project Leadership – Pillar 4 (of 4)
There is a good reason why tables have four legs. Take one away and most tables will fall over, on occasion a table will stand, but will not be resilient, eventually toppling. TidalShift’s Four Pillars of Project Leadership provides that stable base enabling success. We are all aware of the danger of distracted driving. Especially in today’s world of hyper connected, 24/7 availability and trying to “do more with less” – it is very easy to get distracted, lose focus and not realise that our project is going of the rails until it is too late. In this interactive session we will examine some of the causes and cures that will help us stay focused on the goal.
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