PMI UK Chapter

Webinars

Webinars

30
Sep
2020

Project Data Analytics Webinar: Using Data to Transform Project Performance. 30th September 2020

30-09-2020 11:00 am -12:30 pm
Free

Launch event for the Project Data Analytics Task Force. A collaborative venture to deliver a step change in project delivery performance.

The Project Data Analytics Task Force exists to facilitate a Project Delivery Transformation. However, the vision will only become a reality if we work collegiately. It is an opportunity for everyone, at every level to play their part.

01
Oct
2020

Joint PMI UK & Major Projects Association Webinar: Reinventing Webinars: Tips & Tricks for Online Meeting Design and Delivery. 1st October 2020

01-10-2020 12:30 pm -1:30 pm
Free

Are you ever bored or distracted during webinars? Do you quickly zone out or leave if a presentation doesn’t ‘float your boat’? Maybe you stay just long enough to obtain the PDU code for a unit of professional development? We know some webinars can feel like a dirge. Death by PowerPoint, endless bullet points, shown on complicated impenetrable slides!

Alternatively, you may have attended webinars where the speaker hooked you in from the start, made you feel involved throughout, and left you with a STAR (something that you will always remember)? Let’s hope so. 
Many of us have been thrust, kicking, and screaming, into a new world of virtual presentations as presenters, panellists, moderators, hosts, event organisers and even production teams - all without professional training! 
With some careful planning it is possible to master roles such as; tech support, engagement specialist and online chat show host, whilst working together as a team to design and deliver compelling must-attend events that create value for participants and leave a lasting legacy.
In this session, we draw on our experience from more than 100 webinars to:
  1. Identify good practice for online event production
  2. Demonstrate the capabilities necessary to produce high-stakes virtual events
  3. Reflect on (sometimes painful) lessons learned and our long list of do’s and don’ts
  4. Provide a ‘behind the scenes peak’ at the GoToWebinar platform and Mentimeter
  5. Share some practical take-aways
08
Oct
2020

Joint PMI UK & Major Projects Association Webinar: How to get started in project data analytics. 8th October 2020

08-10-2020 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Free

As projects proceed through their life-cycle, they create an exhaust plume of data that is a by-product of delivery. By pooling this data and applying advanced data analytics and AI, it can be analysed to develop predictive insights and recommendations, tailored to the phase and specific circumstances of a project.

But is project data analytics hype or reality? Only you can decide, but what is for certain, is that it is disruptive and could have a significant impact on your career in the way we deliver projects and how you work. Unfortunately, it is often shrouded in jargon and it all sounds very daunting. Within this masterclass, James provided a range of insights into:

  • The potential impact of project data analytics.
  • How to prepare yourself for the new future.
  • How to get started.

Advanced project data science and analytics have the potential to change the face of project management and project delivery forever. But the project management profession is slow to catch on. Together, we can shape a new future; let’s make it happen.

13
Oct
2020

Joint PMI UK & Major Projects Association Webinar: Machine learning will transform how we deliver projects. 13th October 2020

13-10-2020 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Free

Machine learning offers a huge amount of potential for project delivery professionals. It opens up a wide range of predictive insights that will transform our roles. We all have a responsibility to understand how we can leverage it to deliver projects better, whilst also understanding how it will impact our role and ultimately our careers.

This is part of a series of interactive webinars by James on project data analytics and it will cover the following topics:

  • What is machine learning?
  • How could it help to transform how we deliver projects?
  • Factors that influence accuracy.
  • How does it work?
  • What can it do?
  • How to get started
  • Why data is so important
  • Why it doesn’t happen overnight
  • How to upskill your team and get ready for an inevitable future

We hope you get an opportunity to join us.

14
Oct
2020

PMI UK Toastmasters Event. 14th October 2020

Free

PMI UK Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation.

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14
Oct
2020

Project Data Analytics: Panel Session: Data Analytics and Project Controls. Opportunity or Threat? 14th October 2020

14-10-2020 6:30 pm -8:00 pm
Free

In our October meetup we will be hosting a panel session bringing together some of the leading minds in project management and project controls to discuss the impact of advanced data analytics and AI on their discipline.

There is a wide range of perspectives on how project controls will evolve. Some people believe that AI will provide additional tools to help existing project controls professionals. Others believe that the industry will be fundamentally reinvented through a more statistics and evidence driven approach.

Are we entered in a new era?
How disruptive will it be?
How will we need to adapt?
Will a new cadre of professional emerge?
What are the opportunities for data professionals?

Although we strive for diversity in our meetup, we often struggle - we have a lot of male speakers. So in this session we are delighted to be able to host an all female panel comprising the following hugely impressive line up.

15
Oct
2020

PMI UK Webinar: Understanding Risk. Operational Life versus Ideal World. 15th October 2020

15-10-2020 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
Free

An alternative approach to Risk Management delivered by someone who has been at the “sharp end”.

Based on experiences from both his military and civilian careers Tony will present, facilitate and co-ordinate  this interactive workshop will allow attendees to consider a number of issues and to develop their own bespoke alternative risk management plan appropriate to their industry/organisation.

26
Oct
2020

PMI UK Webinar: Maintaining your mental wellbeing during this season. 26th October 2020

26-10-2020 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Free

It is estimated that 1 in 4 people will experience mental ill health each year which anxiety, depression or panic attack in any given week. 

This results in a challenge and also an opportunity for organisations to strengthen the mental wellbeing of their employees. Organisations that invest in strategies and proactively protect and care for the mental wellbeing challenges will reap the rewards of a robust and resilient workforce.

Whether large or small every project is done through people. Project Human Resource Management includes the processes that organise and manage the people who have assigned roles and responsibilities for completing the project. 

28
Oct
2020

PMI UK Toastmasters Event. 28th October 2020

Free

PMI UK Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. 

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04
Nov
2020

PMI UK Webinar: Negotiating Successfully across Cultures. 4th November 2020

04-11-2020 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Free

Have you ever come out of a negotiation feeling you could have achieved more? We all negotiate daily – at home with our kids and spouse, at work with colleagues in our project team, and with customers 

or suppliers. And, if we have international contacts, with different nationalities – which adds another important dimension we can’t afford to ignore.

In this highly-interactive session with Michael Gates we will look at a few general tips for negotiations where everyone comes away satisfied, at how different cultural types (according to the Lewis Model of Culture) typically behave in game theory experiments, and how we can use that knowledge to improve our outcomes. You will also get insights into communication, decision-making, and how to build trust, which you can put to immediate practical use.

Attendees will gain an introduction to a practical cultural model and how to apply it to negotiation, based on game theory research.