Corporate Membership O Risk Management O Productivity
Corporate Membership O Risk Management O Productivity O Accountability
Corporate Membership is… <ul><li>Group access to all of gantthead’s resources </li></ul><ul><li>Project HEADWAY , the PMBOK-integrated PM Process </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with over 290,000 Peers </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of articles </li></ul><ul><li>Over 700 deliverable templates </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of checklists and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 project plans </li></ul><ul><li>Dozens of subject matter experts </li></ul><ul><li>12 application development methodologies </li></ul><ul><li>In a way that is aligned with the PMI standard, gantthead corporate membership provides the structure and resources to make your project managers more effective. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Investment, your gain </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve invested significant resources to create the largest library of project management tools on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Rather than duplicate our efforts, a corporate membership allows you to leverage what we already have in place. With each download, the membership yields cost and time savings that far exceeds the subscription price. </li></ul>Subject Matter Experts & Like-Minded Peers to ask questions of Thousands of practical templates, examples, and information
Challenges You May Be Facing Resting on the PM’s shoulders Think about the key role of the project manager. We place a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. They often justify, plan and deliver on a project based on their past experience. If we want to know what is happening we have to ask the PM. We hope the PM won’t be taken by surprise by unseen risks, that he/she is giving us accurate status, and is delivering a high quality outcome. To support the PM, we often ask his/her to follow the industry standard embodied in the PMBOK. They then understand WHAT to do, but the real question is - HOW and WHEN do they do it? How do they makes the standard work to reduce risk and get everyone on the same page? Every project is being managed in a different way – so you often have to accept someone’s subjective opinion on status and quality. Project Management tasks are designed to reduce project risk - but what should you focus on? How can you ensure that your project is worthwhile and will deliver its intended value on time and under budget? Your organization has bought into the PMI standard. in the pursuit of operational excellence – but standards often only tell you WHAT to do, not HOW to do it. Making The PMBOK Work Managing Project Risk Understanding what’s happening
Making the PMBOK work Project HEADWAY A key element of gantthead corporate membership, Project HEADWAY is step-by-step project management WBS integrated with a complete online version of the PMBOK®. Drop in tasks you want to complete and the resulting plan keeps you on track the PMI way. Built in MS Project, so your project managers can follow “the PMI way” in the tool they typically work in. Team roles, techniques, inputs, outputs, dependencies are all integrated into the template. Supported by 1000+ project management templates Very detailed. Each Stage, Task, and Step is thoroughly described and includes advice from gantthead’s subject matter experts. These “voices of gantthead” give offer real-world insight into how these steps play out in practice. Get further discussion with experts in our integrated discussion groups.
Credible Content Proven Value Project HEADWAY is the latest update of a project management process that has been used on tens of thousands of projects since 1981. Gantthead itself houses the largest repository of project management templates, plans, and information anywhere on the web. This content has seen tremendous usage and refinement through exposure to gantthead’s huge global member base. Gantthead is THE information source for all of your project management needs. Content that’s VISIONARY Content that 290,000 Members really USE “ When seeking out project management processes and resources that would support our requirements, I first went to gantthead .” Laura Caldwell Pragma Systes Reston, VA
The Big Picture/Future <ul><li>Architectural Overview </li></ul><ul><li>The Project HEADWAY framework is a full lifecycle overview of effective project delivery – from idea to completion. It’s about doing the right things in the most effective and efficient way possible. </li></ul><ul><li>At its center is Project HEADWAY, the PMBOK-Integrated PM Process. This is where the rubber meets the road and things get done. Supporting components are grouped into Project Governance and Product/Service Development approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Project Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Project Governance answers the question, “What should I choose to do and how will I allocate resources to do it?” </li></ul><ul><li>Product/Service Development </li></ul><ul><li>Product/Service Management answers the question, “How do I get this done well, accepted by stakeholders, while optimizing the permanent business process?” </li></ul>
Ongoing Knowledge Transfer How We Learn Everyone needs to start with a strong foundation, that’s why we recommend starting your PM journey with our Foundation Class in Project Management. During this on-site interactive training class, your project managers will gain an understanding of WHY key aspects of project management are important by relating their individual experiences to effective PM solutions. We leverage the process as we work through the classroom exercises, which gives each student a framework for finding their own solutions as needed on the job. Everyone learns differently, but many learn best through direct on the job support, which is why the Project HEADWAY process is such an important part of the equation. It gives PMs deep resources exactly when needed in a way that fits perfectly with their foundation training. Then to “sharpen the saw” on a regular basis gantthead corporate members participate in task-specific monthly webinars that help them refine key skills and allow them to ask questions about how the process materials apply to their specific situation. Foundation Class The Process Monthly Webinars Understanding Why and How it Works Getting the Details Right When you Need Them. Refining Skills and Asking Questions
FAQs – The Basics Can you explain the pricing structure for membership? Standard Membership on gantthead is free. An annual Individual Premium Membership costs $350. Premium Members do not have access to Project Headway. Basic pricing for Corporate Membership is $336 per seat, starting at 10 seats minimum. volume pricing on a one-to-one basis. How do I set up a Corporate Membership? Once you decide to move forward on a Corporate Membership, gantthead will set up a special access code exclusive to your company or organization with secured username and passcode. You will provide the secured username and passcode to employees you have approved to use the corporate membership. How do I know how many seats I need? gantthead membership seats, or licenses, belong to anyone who opens, uses, alters any gantthead tools for projects. A good analogy is software licensing: software is loaded up on each machine or individual users. The same system works with gantthead seats. For more help with licensing, see "gantthead Corporate Licensing at a Glance" here .
FAQs – Customization Does all of this stuff stay online or can I download and use it? It's all stored online, but the components of it that you would want to customize (the WBS in MS Project, Deliverable Templates, etc.) can be downloaded and customized locally. How would I customize Project HEADWAY for internal use? If you have no existing PM method, you can start with Project HEADWAY's Small, Medium, and Large WBSs. Those can be customized and stored locally for use by your staff. If you have an in-house method already, many of the steps in Project HEADWAY will likely match up to what you already have in place. So you can map the two and link in the very deep step-level references in all of the appropriate places in your method. In either case, Project HEADWAY is constantly being added to and updated. The links to deeper resources on gantthead are what really matter. So much of the near impossible maintenance load is taken off of you in-house resources and ensures you have a living, improving process for use by your staff. What if I don’t need to use all the steps or tasks for a particular project? The beauty of Project Headway is that it helps you understand just how much of the process you need to use. There is a great deal of guidance for customizing it for a specific project. You start by selecting one of three (small, medium and large) project size templates based on how many people are involved, how long the project will last, and complexity measures. Every task in the process also has project size advice that helps you further gauge the effort needed for that particular activity . Project Headway's task-level risk advice is designed to help you understand exactly which tasks are most important to the success of your project. Based on the type of risks you are facing, certain tasks will surface as being key to making the project work. Other tasks can receive less emphasis, reducing project overhead. In this way, Project HEADWAY is just enough process to make your projects successful.
FAQs – Integration with Other Tools We've made a huge investment in an Enterprise Project Management Tool (such as Clarity, PlanView, Primavera, and others), would this replace that? No, these tools house process-oriented content like Project HEADWAY. You could easily port the WBS and links to Project HEADWAY into Clarity (or most any Process/Project Management Software Package) and use it there. If I use a collaborative portal environment (such as SharePoint), can I create a tab for gantthead and link to corporate membership and Project HEADWAY? Yes, but either everyone in the environment would have to be licensed or individuals would have to log in separately on that page.
What Does it Cost? Quick sign-up, huge gain Five minutes on the phone can get you started right away. You’ll be amazed how quickly it pays off. <ul><li>Annual Membership Fee Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>10-24 members: $336/seat </li></ul><ul><li>25-49 members: $329/seat </li></ul><ul><li>50-99 members: $322/seat </li></ul><ul><li>Up to300 licensed members: $30,000 flat rate </li></ul><ul><li>Payment Options: </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Card </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase Order </li></ul><ul><li>Bank Draft </li></ul><ul><li>Wire Transfer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please have the following information: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential number of users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Method of payment </li></ul></ul>More Seats = Less $ Per