On-Demand Webinars that provide practical best practice solutions

to make common PPM challenges possible.

"The Art of Possible"
Portfolio and Project Management Webinar Series

Eating the Elephant - Migrating from Microsoft Project Server to Project Online

Watch Now  9/18/2018  60 minutes

This webinar will describe a phased, low risk approach to migrating from an enterprise-based solution to Project Online using a methodical, step-by-step approach focused on driving adoption and building maturity.

Migration from any version of Microsoft Project Server to cloud-based Project Online can involve many considerations and opportunities. There are many benefits associated with being in the cloud including integration with O365 applications, Power BI reporting and Project Online itself.

All the potential benefits will not be achieved in one day, but they are achievable with a focused, methodical approach. 

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Benefits of Project Online
  • A low risk, phased approach providing adoption periods
  • Migration considerations

 

We know migration and we can help you get there so you can enjoy the n=benefits of the cloud.

Learning curve? Let’s talk best practices using Project Online and Power BI

Watch Now  9/20/2018  60 minutes

When considering Microsoft Project Online and Power BI as a PPM solution, it is critical to understand the best practice capabilities of the toolset. This webinar will provide a comprehensive demonstration of these tools.

We will also present methods for implementation which are low risk and allow organizations to build maturity. As always, our approach is designed to drive value by delivering both technology excellence as well as organizational adoption and usage.

Our project data is in the cloud. Now how do we interact with other systems?

Watch Now  9/25/2018  60 minutes

Many users of Project Online and Power BI want to optimize an integrated Enterprise PPM capability through integration with third party applications. An integrated Enterprise PPM capability allows different systems to be the “system of record” for key functions. For example, Agile can be managed by JIRA, IT Incident Management by ServiceNow.

With these integrations, Project Online can support enterprise resource management, portfolio management, cost management, project management and dashboards / reporting.

BIAdvantage, QuantumPM;s Azure based SaaS integration hub, provides the connections between third party solutions and Microsoft applications. 

This webinar will discuss the integration and implementation approaches, using BIAdvantage, to connect Project Online with: 

  • ServiceNow
  • JIRA / VSTS
  • ERP

 

As always, our approaches are designed to drive value by delivering both technology excellence as well as organizational adoption and usage. 

Understand the value of Microsoft licensing and how you'll be impacted by future changes to Project Online

Watch Now  10/16/2018  60 minutes

Do you understand the value of the Microsoft Licenses your company owns? Many users of Microsoft Project Online and Power BI have implemented their solution based on existing PPM solutions, past processes and older schemas. The result is that companies are not taking full advantage of what their licenses can do. Project Online and Power BI can do a lot more without increasing cost. This webinar will explore the capabilities of the Microsoft Project Online license types: 

  • Project Professional
  • Project Premium
  • Project Essential

 

We’ll also tell you about the coming changes to Microsoft’s “New Project” including

  • New capabilities
  • Deployment timeline
  • Migration
  • Architecture

 

Understanding the capabilities of the licenses you already own and the value they will bring to your organization now and in the future, represents an opportunity without additional license cost. 

How do I know if I’m doing better or worse than last month? Trend analysis with Project Online and Power BI

Watch Now  10/23/2018  60 minutes

Users of Microsoft Project Online and Power BI frequently have a requirement to “take snapshots” and perform trend analysis of historical data to understand process performance, identify pain points / road blocks and drive continuous improvement. 

BIAdvantage, QuantumPM’s Azure based SaaS integration hub, provides the capability to take snapshots of data and can serve as a repository to help with analytics and reporting. It can be implemented in a low risk, scalable manner to meet your needs. 

Proactive Intelligence for Leadership

Watch Now  11/27/2018  60 minutes

A key PPM challenge of many businesses is the availability of reports and dashboards to provide insights into portfolio performance. We’ll talk about potential roadblocks and issues we’ve seen, such as: 

  • Not having a clear understanding of key metrics
  • Not having a single source of truth for data
  • Data is spread across different sources
  • Cluttered, unfocused reports

 

This webinar will provide methods to eliminate the roadblocks so you can focus on developing Dashboards and Reports that make sense for you. We’ll demonstrate BIAdvantage integration capabilities and Microsoft’s Power BI solution. Topics to be covered include:

  • Where to start when building a dashboard / reporting construct
  • Dashboard and reporting opportunities available

 

Series on Common PPM Challenges
faced by many businesses.

The Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) Opportunity and the Program Management Office (PMO)
  Watch Now 2018  60 minutes

A best practice driven PPM capability is required within an enterprise to drive project management excellence and a project management discipline.  This webinar will focus on how a PMO is established and set the stage for the rest of the webinar series.  Key discussion topics include:

  • Establishing a PMO
  • PMO Capabilities
  • Portfolio Analysts
  • Resource Management
  • Reporting
  • Continuous Improvement
Project Management with Agile and Waterfall approaches
  Watch Now  2018  60 minutes

Many organizations face challenges with operating a PPM capability using a Waterfall or Agile life cycle approach. Agile development is now a focus of the Agile organization which strives to drive innovation.

  • Systems development lifecycles – Waterfall and Agile
  • When to use either method?
  • The Agile organization and innovation

This session will focus on PPM best practices for both Waterfall and Agile implementation approaches.

Project Portfolio and Intake Process Management
  Watch Now  2018  60 minutes

Determining which projects to undertake is critical for ensuring scarce resources are utilized correctly. Managing the intake process, scoring candidates and ensuring portfolio optimization are essential to maximizing the return on investment. Topics to be discussed include:

  • New product development
  • Innovation
  • Agile product development
  • Project scoring
  • Portfolio management

PPM for New Product Development and Innovation
  Watch Now  2018  60 minutes

New product development through innovation is critical to bringing new products to the marketplace. How does ideation work? How are product proposals reviewed and approved? How are products managed from “concept” to “go to market”?

PPM excellence for new product development is critical for bringing products to market quickly and driving the business case.

Topics include:

  • Project management of new product development
  • Ideation
  • Ideation workflow
  • Business case validation
  • Reporting

PPM and Resource Management
  Watch Now  2018  60 minutes

Optimized resource management requires that resources are effectively utilized and working on the proper things. This session will address how effective enterprise resource management can be achieved and the opportunities it presents from a planning and optimization perspective.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Best practices in resource management
  • Resource management capacity planning
  • Succession planning and HR

Reporting and Dashboards
  Watch Now  2018  60 minutes

PPM optimization is dependent on having insightful reports and dashboards.  Near real time reporting is an opportunity for an enterprise to proactively manage a process and are essential for an optimized PPM function.  Reporting and dashboards are also an excellent opportunity for driving continuous improvement activities.

  • Reporting dashboards
  • Targeting an audience
  • Report design best practices
  • Benefits and challenges of “real time” and “single source of truth” reporting
  • Opportunities for continuous improvement
Top 3 Success Strategies for the PMO
  Watch Now  2018  60 minutes

Installing a PPM solution is a great start but unless you produce measureable results quickly, your PMO will not be able to demonstrate ROI. This session is intended to demonstrate the types of measurements that a PMO can put in place to manage their organization’s expectations and introduce positive change.

Regardless of the maturity level of your organization’s Project Portfolio Management maturity, your PMO will find elements they can introduce to show the value of the solution


Healthcare Industry Webinar Series

Healthcare Industry Challenges and Necessary Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) Capabilities Needed to Manage Them
  Watch the Webinar  2018  60 minutes

This webinar provides an overview of key challenges, trends and opportunities in the healthcare industry and what project management capabilities will be needed to manage them.

Key healthcare challenges include:

  • Customer experience – Per PwC, organizations need to educate both patients and clinicians how to use available tools and integrate them into care then administer the data they generate, PwC advised. “73 percent of provider executives say balancing patient satisfaction and employee job satisfaction is a barrier to efforts to improve the patient experience,” PwC wrote. “But the two have the potential to go hand in hand. The Cleveland Clinic saw major improvements in patient experience measures after conducting programs to engage employees in the mission of caregiving.
  • Value-based payments- With the shift away from fee-for-service, healthcare industry companies need to find ways to lower costs and improve quality of care. Value-based payment models have the potential to upend traditional patient care and business models.
  • Engaged digital consumer – Health and Safety Assurance Services (HSAs), patient portals and wellness education materials are key to improving patient engagement.
  • Vertical integration and M&A – The healthcare industry is redefining its value chain; pushing delivery closer to the patient, linking payors and providers (hospitals and insurance plans)
  • Disruption from new players – Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan
  • Innovation – driving new products, services and capabilities rapidly to market

A best practice driven PPM capability is required within an enterprise to manage this change, drive project management excellence, project management discipline and maximize the value derived from these opportunities.

This webinar focuses on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them.


Delivering Value-Creating Solutions in the Healthcare Industry
   Watch the Webinar  2018  60 minutes

Healthcare is a dynamic industry with significant opportunity. However, cost concerns, uncertainty and complexity can also make it an unnerving one. Substantial upside exists for players that can deliver value-creating solutions and thrive under uncertainty.

Major shifts are occurring in three areas:

  • Technology – medical science and technology and the onward march of big data, advanced analytics, machine learning, and digital. Medical data interoperation between all healthcare institutions and patient portals is a future. What is the role of Blockchain which allows for decentralized authorization, immutable transaction logging, and distributed ledger – all features which can bring the goal of healthcare data interoperability closer to reality.
  • Industry orientation- the move toward B2C and rapidly rising consumer expectations
  • Reallocation of risk across the value chain

These forces are fundamentally altering the structure of the industry and basis of competition.

How do you manage these trends, identify the correct opportunities, measure and verify the opportunity, understand and verify the business case and finally deliver it?

This webinar focuses on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them.

Many organizations face challenges with operating a PPM capability using a Waterfall or Agile life cycle approach. Agile development is now a focus of the Agile organization which strives to drive innovation.


Healthcare Partner Ecosystems: Integrating & Optimizing Value
  Watch the Webinar  2018  60 minutes

Within the healthcare industry there is significant realignment in the facilities used for delivering healthcare services, integration between payer and provider and construction of more patient focused facilities.

All of these trends introduce complexities to the project management function. Topics to be discussed in this webinar include:

  • Management of facilities development
  • Vertical and horizontal integration of providers, payer and third-party activities
  • M&A management
  • Financial management

This webinar focuses on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them. PPM integration and enterprise reporting will also be a topic.


Financial Services Industry Webinar Series

Part I: Financial Services Industry Challenges and the PPM Capabilities Needed to Manage Them
  Watch the Webinar  2018  60 minutes

Given the scope of change and possible PPM solutions, this will be a 2-part webinar.

The financial services industry is undergoing significant changes including:

  • Digital transformation: Many firms still struggle with making a digital transformation, even as future growth may depend on it.  Using data and analytics, firms may predict client needs and find new paths to profit.
  • Customer centric experience: Many banks and insurance companies are feeling pressure because they are not deliverying the level of service that consumers are demanding, especially with technology.
  • Technology innovation and management: To help banks become more agile, they should manage their portfolio of technology assets to emphasize activites that truly differentiate them. Externalization efforts should be focused on generic functions with an emphasis on cost efficiencies.
    • Machine Learning / AI
    • Block Chain
    • Micro-insurance
    • IoT
  • Security and cyber risk
  • Regulatory stabilization and signs of divergence among national regulators
  • New competition from FinTechs, InsurTechs and big techs: FinTechs continue to lead innovation in the baking industry by sharpening their focus on customer experience.
  • Reimagining the workforce
  • Merger and acquisition activity

 

Part I will focus on some of the key challenges being faced in the financial services and insurance industry and what PPM capabilities are needed to manage these opportunities.  it will also focus on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them.


Part II: Financial Services Industry Challenges and the PPM Capabilities Needed to Manage Them
  Watch the Webinar  2018  60 minutes

Part II of this 2-part webinar continues with a discussion on the challenges and trends in the financial services industry and how they can be managed with PPM.

Being able to navigate these trends – and harness the opportunities they represent – defines whether companies succeed in the future.

This webinar will focus on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them.


Harnessing Technology in a Disrupted Financial Industry
  Watch the Webinar  2018  60 minutes

A primary driver of disruption and transformation in the financial services industry is new and emerging technology.

New technology and advancement is driving:

  • B2C and enhanced customer experiences through technologies like AI, IoT and maching learning
  • Business model changes
  • New industry participants like Fintechs and Insuritechs
  • Product aggregation due to information on customer experience
  • Innovation – demand for new services and offerings by customers
  • Security through block chain and organizational focus

 

Decisions on what capabilities to keep in house vs. those which are shared with third parties will also be discussed.

Managing these trends will be critical to the overall success of the financial services and insurance sectors.

This webinar will focus on how you can establish necessary PPM capabilities and how Microsoft technology can be used to enable them.

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