PM & BA for Business Success in the New Economy
Critical Business Practices for the 21st Century
This workshop begins by describing the challenges posed by what the National Academy of Sciences calls “The Gathering Storm”, the game-changing effects on business success of intersecting worldwide phenomena: the integrated global economy, the proliferation of the Internet and Information Technology, and the convergence of the digital, social and mobile spheres. These three happenings have forever changed the way the world economy functions, the way companies operate, the way employees work, and the way customers behave. For businesses to remain competitive, they need to continually innovate to build world-class capabilities, products, and services. However, project success rates remain woefully inadequate, and the business value of project outcomes is difficult to measure.
We look to the IBM CEO study that identified complexity as our biggest challenge; and that creativity is the most important skill needed in organizations today to leverage complexity. Furthermore, the 1500+ 21st century CEOs declared that they have not groomed creative leaders throughout their organizations. We then explore two relatively new disciplines that are emerging to capitalize on complexity to bring about significantly improved project outcomes: strategic business analysis and complex project management.
- Complex project management and strategic business analysis are both essential for project success.
- Our current project leadership maturity and competency levels are not commensurate with the demands of 21st century complexity.
- We need to close the capability gaps if we are to maintain our position of strength in the 21st century global economy.
- Shared leadership strives for higher levels of project performance.
- Innovation requires two distinct accomplishments: (1) arriving at a novel, creative idea (the strategic functions of business analysis,) and (2) implementing the innovation in a complex world (the project management discipline).
Activity: Diagnose the complexity of implementing a value-based BA practice using the Project Complexity Model 2.0 and determine management actions to manage the complexity dimensions.
Target Audience: Project, Program and Portfolio Managers, PMO and BACOE Directors, Product Managers, Operational Managers, Project Business Analysts, Enterprise Business Analysts, Business and Solution Architects, Customer Relationship Managers, IT Managers.
Kitty Hass BIO:
Kitty is the leading expert in Complex project management and Strategic Business Analysis.
She is a recognized thought leader in the Project Management and Business Analysis professions, a prominent keynote presenter at industry and corporate conferences, PM and BA trainer and expert facilitator of innovation.
This was delivered to several corporate events in North America, as well as Calgary, Boston, Ireland, Seattle, and New Zealand. Motivational, contemporary, forward thinking.
Kitty has written nine books, dozen of influental articles, and given lectures at corporations throughout the world. She is a Director on the IIBA Board.