Microsoft Excel is remains one of the world's most popular business applications for good reason. You can use it to analyze data, create budgets and even build databases. In this webinar, you will learn over a dozen tips and tracks to boost your Excel productivity. This webinar is best for beginner to intermediate Excel users.
In theory, teams should deliver results that are greater than the sum of their parts. In practice, most teams fall short of their potential. This webinar is about closing the gap between the potential value and the actual performance of teams. We will help you understand why teams tend to under-perform. We then step through a field-tested process called the 3x3 framework that helps you generate commitment and gain buy-in from your people. Dr. Moussa and Dr. Newberry draw on decades of combined experience advising senior leaders on effective collaboration. Their framework is also a product of their research at the Wharton School, as described in their recent book: Committed Teams.
Anticipate. Influence. Elevate. These were the themes of PMI Global Congress 2016—North America. Words of contemplation listed on a wall, blasted on screens, without context. Until we started the program and it all became clear.
Thousands of project managers gathered in San Diego in September to share best practices, network and improve their skills. In a few short days, there was much to learn. In this article, some attendees share some of the benefits they gained through meeting others and sharpening their skills.
The PMI Educational Foundation administers the prestigious Kerzner Award, sponsored by International Institute for Learning, to recognize a project manager who most emulates the professional dedication and excellence of Harold Kerzner, a globally recognized project management expert and best-selling author. This year's winner shares his San Diego experience.
Guess what…this project manager went to a project management conference and it wasn't boring! In fact, it was very memorable. This two-part article recalls some thoughts from attending the recent PMI Global Congress 2016—North America in San Diego.
Attending the PMI Global Congress 2016—North America as part of the "Ask the Expert" sessions, one practitioner quickly discovered that the experts are everywhere—and that we all have something to learn.
Entrepreneurial project managers are a different breed of project managers. They occupy a small niche within the project management discipline, but have a profound impact on those who’ve worked with them.
You have worked for your company for several years and have made the most of it; but now, it’s time to move on. With job search activities based on Process Groups in the PMBOK® Guide, this article explains how you can treat job hunting like a project, meaning that you set a timeline to execute it, it should be temporary and you should have a start date and a finish date.
Question: Luckily, a key department manager went to bat for us and we now have a standing team. I think this will help us produce deliverables more quickly, as we don’t have to get reacquainted and learn to work with a whole new group on each project. However, the “negative Nellie” on the team is already concerned that this will stall his career. How do I show my colleagues that this is a positive step and that it will help their career progress, not hinder it?
Plan for the organization to pay for as many certifications and college or junior college classes as possible. Insist that any coursework your teammates want to take is crucial to their success at their current work. All knowledge is powerful knowledge in the workplace.
No one can plan a future career, as promotions and opportunities are only given to those who have special connections or subservient relationships with those at the CEO, CIO and CFO level. You are puffing smoke to craft pipe dreams if you suggest otherwise to your friends.
Work with each team member to draft a blueprint of where they would like their career to go within the next five years. Help them choose, plan and implement important steps to allow them to be ready for opportunities along their desired path. It may not work, but it’s better than not having a plan.
As the old Doris Day song goes, “Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future is not ours to see. Que sera, sera.” With the lightning speed changes in business occurring each day, it is impossible to envision what skills one will need in the future. Cross your fingers and hope.
After nearly 30 years in a variety of roles at AT&T, the career journey of Frank P. Saladis has transitioned to consulting, writing books and raising the profession’s profile. Here, the esteemed PMI Fellow shares some of his thoughts on his career and the project management profession.
This Telephone Reference Check Template will help you checking references in a consistent way, asking the same questions of each former employer/reference so that you have comparative data to work with at the end of the process.