building better business TM Fact Finding Meeting Dolby Laboratories Intro to Effective Global Project Management DJ Moulto...
MEETING OBJECTIVES <ul><li>To obtain  direction  and  information  needed to develop the Dolby “Introduction To Effective ...
Facing unprecedented growth in its business, Dolby is seeking a way to evolve … “The Dolby Way” COMPANY GROWTH Increase in...
The explosive growth in project work poses some key challenges to Dolby …  ? What else keeps YOU up at night  that project...
Dolby wishes to take immediate steps to address the increase in project work <ul><li>Offer PM basic training for its emplo...
Dolby’s first step is to develop a project management basics workshop… Workshop Description Target Audience Things To Cons...
…  then Dolby can address the “Dolby PM Standard,”  as well as other ways project management can serve the organization <u...
Our immediate next steps … <ul><li>Review project plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on overall timeline and approach </li><...
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  1. 1. building better business TM Fact Finding Meeting Dolby Laboratories Intro to Effective Global Project Management DJ Moulton, Laurence Lew December 7, 2010
  2. 2. MEETING OBJECTIVES <ul><li>To obtain direction and information needed to develop the Dolby “Introduction To Effective Global Project Management (PM)” workshop </li></ul><ul><li>To identify immediate next steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. Facing unprecedented growth in its business, Dolby is seeking a way to evolve … “The Dolby Way” COMPANY GROWTH Increase in employee base Increase in geographic footprint Increase in leadership team WORK Increase in number of projects More work spans multiple geographies Increased complexity <ul><li>Dolby is experiencing significant growth in its company and in its work …. </li></ul><ul><li>… . resulting in a need to develop THE DOLBY WAY </li></ul>
  4. 4. The explosive growth in project work poses some key challenges to Dolby … ? What else keeps YOU up at night that project management may be able to solve? 1 There is a need for a greater number of resources with adequate training to effectively manage the large number of projects within the organization 2 There is currently no standard approach to project management within Dolby; project management skill varies widely by individual 3 Managing virtual project teams adds increased complexity and requires special skills to be successful
  5. 5. Dolby wishes to take immediate steps to address the increase in project work <ul><li>Offer PM basic training for its employees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate techniques to address project management in virtual teams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide simple, easy-to-use PM tools </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a “Dolby PM Standard” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw from “best practices”, existing Centers of Excellence (e.g. The Mobile Group) and Subject Matter Experts in the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the benefit of PMI certification to the organization and to its employees </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Dolby’s first step is to develop a project management basics workshop… Workshop Description Target Audience Things To Consider Key Learning Outcomes <ul><li>A workshop which introduces the fundamental concepts of project management, presents the basic approach towards successfully managing a project, and provides simple tools and techniques that can be used to overcome common obstacles to project completion. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals with little or no exposure to traditional project management concepts. Individuals who will be working in or leading project teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify basic roadblocks common to project management in virtual teams and how to address them </li></ul><ul><li>Project team members learn how to operate in a basic project team </li></ul><ul><li>Project managers learn how to manage a basic project </li></ul>So what should the workshop look like ? ? What other information will help us to create a successful workshop?
  7. 7. … then Dolby can address the “Dolby PM Standard,” as well as other ways project management can serve the organization <ul><li>Develop a “Dolby PM Standard” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw from “best practices”, existing Centers of Excellence (e.g. The Mobile Group) and Subject Matter Experts in the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think about how project management can best serve Dolby </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is project management a functional skill or is it an organizational competitive advantage? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In what ways can project management support the corporate strategy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can project management help in the organizations basic operations, e.g. resource management, budgeting/finance, compliance … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conduct a Current-State/Future-State PM Skills Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess the organization’s existing PM capability, i.e. how good is Dolby currently at project management? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine the organization’s desired PM capability, i.e. how good should Dolby be at project management? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Our immediate next steps … <ul><li>Review project plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree on overall timeline and approach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conduct workshop development </li></ul><ul><li>Continue discussion on how we can help Dolby’s overall organizational effectiveness </li></ul>

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