The Evolution from Project to Business Manager – Lukas

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Project success is not just delivering the scope on time and within budget. What clients need from project teams is delivery of the expected business benefits. Project managers who also have business skills greatly increases their value, since they can assist the client in defining, managing and delivering the project benefits. This paper will review key strategic planning concepts including goals and objectives, and how the project manager can support the client in selecting the projects that provide optimum value. A major focus of this paper is the importance of establishing key performance indicators and success factors; along with a business case based on quantitative benefits. In addition, value achievement best practices will be discussed, which is ensuring the project benefits are realized. This paper provides a roadmap for project managers to evolve into business managers by learning the skills to help define, manage and deliver the project benefits.

PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic and Business Management

Collaborative Design Review With Combined Technology – Roske

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Combining existing technologies, including 3D models, a project schedule, emerging virtual reality platforms, drones, laser scans and high def overlays, it is now possible for teams to collaborate and review a design and current vs. planned project progress in real time. This means the remote team can view the actual site in fine detail, whether it is on the 81st floor of 50 Hudson Yards in Manhattan, inside the Guangzhou Evergrande Football Stadium or 138′ above the Fraser River under the Port Mann Bridge in British Columbia. accurately identifying, reviewing, assigning, and resolving issues can now be done in a matter of hours or days rather than weeks.

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management