Project management (re)boot camp: adding value in transition

Moving away from top-heavy project management toward more rapid, iterative, user-first processes can bring a number of benefits, but it isn’t free. Methodologies like Agile can create a large number of new projects, stressing existing project management resources. Some businesses have attempted to eliminate their PMOs, hoping those projects can run themselves.

In the end, someone needs to manage a project, regardless of where that person sits in the organization. In some cases, that person is a business manager without any formal project management training, but a deep understanding of business needs. In others, it may be a seasoned project manager cut off from familiar methodologies and tools, faced with the task of creating order from chaos. Both types of project leaders will need a tremendous amount of help guiding the machinery that will get the project to delivery. This Webinar will examine the evolution of the PMO and the training and tools this group needs to succeed.

Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor AtTask for “Project management (re)boot camp: adding value in transition,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Key topics of discussion:

  • What demands do Agile and other rapid methodologies place on project management?
  • What are the costs and benefits of moving toward a “project leader” model?
  • What are the most critical issues facing project managers today?
  • What new communications, reporting, and monitoring processes do project managers require?
  • What kind of training should businesses provide?
  • What is the role of tools and automation for this new breed of leader?

Who should attend:

  • CIOs and CTOs
  • VPs of Application Development
  • Project Management Professionals
  • VPs of Engineering
  • Application Developers and Architects
  • PMO Directors
  • IT Decision-Makers