PMXPO 2015: On Demand!

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If you missed PMXPO 2015, fear not! The 8th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition--our biggest event yet--is on demand until the end of July! Catch all six sessions full of informed project management viewpoints from leading industry experts, led by our keynote featuring Adam Steltzner--the Lead Landing Engineer of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Project! Register today for the free event if you haven't already, and then earn over 6 PDUs by watching all six presentations at the event site! Also check out our Visitor's Guide, PDU Instructions and our PMXPO 2015 Survey!


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Role of the 12-Point Maturity-Value-Success Metric in Achieving Corporate Success

by Dr. Erzsebet Lugosi, PMP, CISA, CRISC, ITIL-F

The contribution of a project to corporate success is an essential question. The results of PMI’s 2013 and 2014 Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Reports show clearly that at a high maturity level of project culture, the project value creation is realized in most cases. Employ the 12-point maturity-value-success metric (12-point MVS metric) to keep projects on the right track and increase the probability of delivering project value.

The PMO: Your Partner for Excellence and a Major Change Champion

by Nicolas De Dobbeleer, M.Sc., PMP

The PMO supports the establishment of a project management culture in organizations with low maturity. This article will provide some additional tips on how to position the PMO as a partner to top management to reach its vision of business excellence and help drive change. Implement the five guidelines to deliver higher value and support strategy execution.

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This webinar deals with the development and content of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and with what resources are available to members and certificate holders regarding the Code. The webinar will also focus on the processes by which the Code is enforced.

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PDU Category Structures: Existing and New

by Mike Griffiths

You may have heard that the PDU Category Structure is changing in December, but are you clear on what it changes from and to? This article illustrates those changes, contrasting the current structure to the new structure and discussing some of the implications.

Spotlight On: Career Development

Consult or Go Direct?

by Tom L. Barnett, PMP

It's an age-old dilemma--consult or hire in? Travel or stay put? Hunter or farmer? What do you do? While you’re busy weighing the pros and cons of each, here are three components of your decision that you should muse over before pulling the trigger on a life-changing decision.

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Topic Teasers Vol. 57: Skill Shifts to Notice

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP

Question: My teams seem to be composed of younger and younger people, and even though I am an experienced and certified project manager we are having retention issues. I am managing just as I have successfully done in the past, but it no longer seems to work. The expense of constantly recruiting and training new people for my team is raising flags with my manager about my own performance. What can I do?
A. The majority of employees in the workforce today are Generation X. They will not be led and must be allowed to form their own teams and do the work when and how they see fit. Do not try to manage them.
B. The majority of employees in the workforce today are millennials, and they do not respond well to being managed by someone for whom they do not have respect as a leader. Up your leadership skills.
C. Ask your own manager for the position power to put people who do not do what you ask within a reasonable amount of time, and to the standards you require, on report. Let them know that if this same behavior happens on the next task, they will be asked to leave the company.
D. Modern employees are unwilling to have someone else set the goals for their workday. Involve teams in each and every decision that is made about what the project will create, when it can be delivered and the quality standards to which it must adhere.
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