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Vancouver, BC | Sep. 24-27 2018

Session Details

Are Your Tools and Processes Creating Zombie Project Managers?

Type: Symposium Track Session
Track: Project Management
Tuesday October 31
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Credits: 1 PMI PDU - Technical

  • Description

    Are we putting process over innovation? Let’s explore the impact tool standardization has on a project manager. It will discuss real-life examples of how toolsets: 1) Project Management Integrated tools 2) Resource allocation tools 3) Agile Tracking tools & 4) general templates, impact a project manager or a PMO. Has standardization reduced the creative aspect of managing projects and replaced it with a scripted playbook that dictates what must be followed?

    Learning Objectives
    • You will explore ways how the project manager can utilize creative means to manage the project and still become a strategic influence in the organization.
    • You will examine the impact of standardized tools, how it impacts the role of the project manager, and how they feel about their contribution to the organization. You will examine data that reflects the project manager role becoming more administrative and less strategic and how that impacts the responsibilities and job satisfaction of the Project Manager.
    • You will cover the pros and cons of standardization of tools, templates, and process in a project management office. You will the impact of tools across all aspects of the PM role and the way how the tool has become the driving force behind processes and project reporting.

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