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Applications Delivery

Application Development: The Power of Foresight

by Rajakumar Ramakrishnan

Do project managers need to think beyond their current project boundary? Do we need to have foresight? What do we lose if we don’t have it? When it comes to development projects, this author shares how we can look beyond success of the current project for something even more meaningful.

5 IT Infrastructure Lessons Learned from Missed Requirements

by Andrew Makar, PMP

In a typical software development project, gathering and managing requirements is a common process. But what about IT infrastructure projects? Do they have specific requirements beyond the architecture diagram? Here are five lessons learned from an infrastructure project that struggled with missed requirements.

Business Case

Need for Speed: Efficiently and Consistently Delivering Value

Aug 18, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
webinar

An Agile BA goes far beyond simply eliciting requirements. They are constantly on the hunt for new and better ways of delivering business value. They apply systems thinking to the big picture, rather than trying to document aspects of a single approach. They are, in fact, drivers of innovation.

Project HEADWAY Project Proposal

PREMIUM deliverable
by Interthink

The purpose of the project proposal template is the first step to gain approval of a project moving forward. Similar to a project charter, it provides the initiator of the project with an avenue to document the purpose of the project, the objectives, and the basic information need to see the project approved through to the planning stage.

Business Intelligence

Project Management Culture - A Success Factor

Jul 30, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Culture is equally important as a winning strategy required for successful advancement for implementation of a project. The PMI Pulse of Profession Report 2015 findings demonstrate a clear path forward through a focus on the following fundamentals, which are the underpinning factors in Project Management Systems leading to success. * Culture: High-performing organizations fully understand the value of project management and creating a project management mindset. * Talent: High-performing organizations are significantly more likely to focus on talent management, establishing ongoing training, and formal, effective knowledge transfer. This is especially important in project management, where technical skills are enhanced by the leadership and strategic and business management capabilities that are nurtured through experience. * Process: High-performing organizations support project, program, and portfolio management through standardized practices and by aligning projects and programs to the organization’s goal. Participants will learn: a) Foundations for PM Culture b) PM Culture Constituents c) Maximizing factors d) Benefits achieved with Culture

Data Warehouse BQA Prototype Plan

PREMIUM project plan

This Microsoft Project Plan will walk you through the ins and outs of putting together a business question assessment to analyze the data you need for your data warehouse.

Career Development

4 Common Rookie Project Manager Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Sep 3, 2015 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

New project managers (and sometimes seasoned project managers alike) often fall victim to a few common missteps that unfortunately can prove fatal to their success. While project managers can often become consumed with the day-to-day crises, administrative tasks and status updating, they can sometimes lose sight of key steps that are a key part of the foundation of any successful project. This workshop explores four specific pitfalls often faced by the new project manager and provides specific techniques and best practices that can be immediately applied to avoid them.

Consulting Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

Whether you're a consultant starting with a new client or a company looking to outsource, this agreement will make sure everyone is on the same page going into your next project.

Communication

Technology Impact on Communication Management: Q&A

by Beth Spriggs

In the webinar Technology Impact on Communication Management with Beth Spriggs, she talked about technology’s impact on communication management. She explored with attendees how communication behaviors and preferences have changed, and examined how these changes create both opportunity and risk in our projects. She also discussed ways this impacts our current project communication plans, explored ways to adjust our communications to be more effective and shared some practical communication tips. Here, she answers attendee questions.

Motivational Action Plan

PREMIUM deliverable

If you're having trouble with your team, this might be a good time to check in on their motivation and take some positive action. Here's a plan to get everyone back on the right track.

CRM

The Balance Between Customer and Project

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

The expectations and the needs of the customer do not always balance the needs of the project--and the project management processes. Project managers often have to walk a fine line between the customer and the project. Keep these tips in mind.

IT Strategy

The Four Windows: Turning Opportunity into Innovation in Megaprojects

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

Apart from the size of their budgets and the reach of their ambition, one defining characteristic of megaprojects is their desire to create enduring legacies. Crossrail--the United Kingdom’s largest infrastructure project--hopes it will have an even greater impact in the field of innovation.

ITIL/Service Management

A Project Manager's Guide to IT Service Management

PREMIUM on-demand webinar

This webinar will explain the similarities and differences between PMI's PMBOK Guide and IT Service Management concepts. It will also examine how Project Management can be used in conjunction with ITSM to further improve IT and meet business needs

Knowledge Management

Four Steps Project Managers Should Follow to Help Ensure Strategic Success

by Marcela Diaz Angel, MGP, PMP

Although project managers are often called upon to begin a project immediately, it is important to stop and think critically about the project before getting started. By integrating relevant knowledge before beginning a project you can save time during execution and will have a more complete view to help develop adequate and necessary structure, tools, techniques and guidance to ensure project and organizational success.

Knowledge Management Best Practices

PREMIUM presentation

Closing the execution gap in knowledge management is never easy. This excellent presentation gives you hints on how to do just that. It concentrates on KM best practices and keys for success.

PMI Standards

Aligning PMI®’s PMBOK® Fifth Edition to Lean Six Sigma DMAIC

Aug 12, 2015 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

If you are a leader, sponsor, or coach, this is a must-attend, high-energy webinar on how to ensure success of the execution of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) DMAIC projects. While the tools and approaches used in the LSS DMAIC methodology are typically understood and utilized during project execution, the rigor of project management practices is not.

Impossible Filmmaking (Part 1)

by Kevin Richardson

Nothing in his impressive experience could have prepared a time-crunched filmmaker for his hectic project in China...except one thing: earning his PMP certification. Read how this international project management consultant got an animated film off the ground in no time flat.

Requirements Management

Sneak Peek into PMI Global Congress 2015 North America: Business Analysis and Requirements Management

Aug 20, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
webinar

An Inside Look at Global Congress 2015-North America Business Analysis & Requirements Join PMI for a sneak peak discussion on Business Analysis and Requirements topics being presented at PMI’s Global Congress 2015- North America. Join us as three of the presenters discuss the key themes to be presented in their sessions. • How to apply requirements estimation techniques that work with Joy Beatty, PMI-PBA • How to uncover gaps while eliciting requirements by asking the “right” questions by using requirements risk management techniques with Cheryl Lee, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP and Ori Schibi, MBA, PMP • How to prevent your requirements from failing before your project charter is in place with Andrew Burns, PMP, PMI-ACP

Stakeholder Analysis Worksheet

PREMIUM deliverable

Every project has stakeholders. Your job is to get to know the ones who will be crucial to your project. This analysis worksheet will help you get a feel for what to expect from various key parties who have an interest in your project.

Scrum

Agile Innovation

by Mike Griffiths

There are great opportunities for growth and deviation outside the standard agile models for stable teams who want to evolve further. This article tells the story of one team that did just that--and what other people can learn from it.

The Agile Certification Landscape

by Kevin Aguanno, PMP, MAPM, IPMA-B, Cert.APM, CSM, CSP

The number of agile certifications available in the market keeps growing, and one must consider the unique needs of the inquiring company or individual to know what would be best for them. What factors should you consider? Do you even know the options available?

Testing/Test Management

Agile Testing for Rapid Feedback

by Paul Carvalho

Development organizations are often attracted to agile development practices with the promise of increased test automation to help their teams deliver higher quality faster. It’s not just any tests though: We look to automate the kinds of tests that provide rapid feedback to tell us if we have built the product right. But which tests do we automate, and when?

Testing Tools Evaluation Form

PREMIUM deliverable

This Testing Tools Evaluation Form details a complete description of the expected level of service and performance to be provided by prospective testing tools.

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