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FREE Webinar April 7 - Leading A Quality-Driven Project Management Office: Honour the Past, Treasure the Present, Shape the Future

  • By: pcadmin on 01 Mar 2016

Operating a successful PMO requires leadership, vision, and insight. It also requires that your team buys in to your vision and works towards your common goals. This is really a cultural challenge: so can you create a culture where your PMO will thrive and continually improve?

In this case-based presentation, Procept associate Jonathan Nituch explores one company’s journey to create a PMO by focusing on quality first. How did this approach affect the creation of the PMO? What role did the team members play? How did the team’s attitude towards the PMO change over time?

You can’t create quality without managing quality. There is a tendency for quality to be associated with clipboards, inspections, and additional compliance burdens. Sadly, this perception is a reality when quality initiatives fail to recognize the critical role of culture. Through a culture of engagement, team members develop a sense of ownership for not only their projects, but for the PMO as a whole. As a result:

  • The PMO continually improves, along with the associated projects
  • The PMO maintains relevance amidst changing environmental conditions
  • The cost of quality continues to decrease
  • The ease of future changes increase dramatically

On April 7, 2016 at Noon Eastern time, attend this compelling presentation to learn how a quality-driven PMO honours the past by ensuring the necessary records are created; treasures the present by leveraging all opportunities for learning, growth, and improvement; and shapes the future by correcting past mistakes and preventing future errors.

Free Webinar - Innovative Lean Management Case Study: Implementing Lean in an Airline Cabin

  • By: pcadmin on 01 Mar 2016

While lean thinking and management techniques first began in the Japanese manufacturing sector, they have spread throughout many different industries (e.g. healthcare, distribution, and IT operations) and project types. Lean concepts are now popular with senior executives who want to improve results while reducing costs in these tight economic times.

Join us on March 11, 2016 at Noon Eastern time for this fascinating and unique 1-hour webinar presented by Þórdís V Þórhallsdóttir who applied her lean and project management training to her job as an airline flight attendant. Learn how she improved service delivery in an airline cabin challenged with turbulence, tight space restrictions, and short timelines. Don't miss this chance to learn from a unique case study with haunting similarities to problems we face in our business situations every day.

New Video - Highlights of the 2015 Annual PM Paper Competition

  • By: pcadmin on 27 Feb 2016

As the primary sponsor of the Annual PM Paper Competition, Procept is proud to present this video montage of key moments form the 5th annual competition in 2015.

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New Video - The Role of the PMO in Strategy Execution

  • By: pcadmin on 27 Feb 2016

Procept associate Amin Panjwani speaks on how a Project Management Office (PMO) can support business strategy execution. In particular, this presentation discusses the role of the PMO in strategy, from strategy development to execution. The speaker will share real-life case studies and lessons learned. This presentation will be useful for individuals who lead and direct projects and programs both in lines of business and within an EPMO, PMO leaders, business leaders and anyone interested in knowing more about how PMOs can contribute to strategy execution.

This is a recording of a live presentation at the 2015 International PM Day celebration in Toronto hosted by Procept.

New Video - Choosing the Right Approach

  • By: pcadmin on 25 Feb 2016

Kevin Aguanno, one of Procept's senior trainers and consultants, gives one of his most popular presentations titled "Choosing the Right Approach" in this 90-minute video published by Procept for free on YouTube. This presentation has been delivered at conferences and private corporate events around the world to tens of thousands of attendees. Learn the four different ways of structuring a project (waterfall, iterative, incremental, and IID/agile), the differences and benefits of the four approaches, and a decision-making framework to help you choose the right structural approach for any project. Examples are used from many different industries and many different project types to help clarify key points and ensure that all viewers can relate to the content.  This video was recorded live at the Procept-sponsored International Project Management Day celebration in November 2015 in Toronto.

Viewers of this video can claim 1.5 PDUs under Self-Directed Learning.

Procept Sponsors PMI Lakeshore Chapter Annual Symposium

  • By: pcadmin on 25 Feb 2016

Continuing its long-standing partnership with the PMI Lakeshore chapter, Procept is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the chapter's annual symposium to be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Procept's agile practice lead, Kevin Aguanno, will be a speaker at the event.

For further details, please visit the chapter's web site.

New Video - Understanding the PMI Talent Triangle

  • By: pcadmin on 12 Feb 2016

The Project Management Institute recently changed the way project managers claim recertification credits. They now require project managers to meet a minimum number of credits in each of the three areas of the PMI Talent Triangle. Take a half hour of your time to watch this video by Procept associate Kevin Aguanno wherein he explains why PMI needed to change the system, what is the Talent Triangle, how it affects the way we claim our professional development units (PDUs), and where one can go for more information. This change has already taken affect and you may already be impacted. Watch now to learn how to adjust to the changes.

New Video of Procept Associate Hamid Faridani Speaking on Troubled Project Identification and Recovery

  • By: pcadmin on 06 Feb 2016

Have you ever wondered how to tell if a project is headed in the wrong direction? Troubled projects can sneak up on project managers who don't know the early warning signs. Procept associate Dr. Hamid Faridani brings decades of experience identifying, assessing and helping to turn around troubled projects to this free 45-minute video of a live presentation at the Procept-sponsored International Project Management Day celebration in November 2015 in Toronto.

Videos Posted for 2015 PM Paper Competition

  • By: pcadmin on 06 Jan 2016

Video recordings of the presentations from the 5th annual PM Paper Competition (2015) are now posted online on Procept’s YouTube channel. Click on the button below to visit YouTube to view the videos.

As the primary sponsor of this event since its founding, Procept is pleased to continue its support through the 2016 season.

Dates Announced for 2016 PM Paper Competition

  • By: pcadmin on 02 Jan 2016

As the main sponsor, Procept is pleased to announce the official dates for the 6th PM Paper Competition. The annual event will be hosted at the University of Toronto and is open to post-secondary students across Canada in the academic category and those working in the PM profession, each in two distinct categories.

The first round of the competition sees participants submitting papers on the lessons learned from real-world projects. Guidelines and entry requirements are posted online at www.PMPaperCompetition.com. The submission deadline for the application forms and papers to the first round of judging is midnight (Toronto time) July 1st, 2016.

Finalists passing the first round of judging will be asked to give a short presentation on their papers in front of an audience and panel of judges to select the winners in each category. Presentations and final judging will be on Saturday, September 10, 2016. All finalists receive cash and other prizes, while winners receive an additional cash prize and bragging rights. Visit the PM Paper Competition web site for up-to-date news and details.

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