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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

Sneak Peek into PMI Global Congress 2015 - North America: Strategic Business Management Skills

Sep 8, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
webinar

Description: An Inside Look at Strategic Business Management Skills Sessions at PMI® Global Congress 2015-North America Join us for a panel discussion on Strategic Business Management Skills and get a glimpse into some of the key themes to be presented in this content area at PMI Global Congress 2015 –North America. Various Congress presenters will discuss the following in this webinar: • Visual Project Management: A new practice concept that integrates visual thinking tools and data visualization methodologies with more traditional project communication, reporting and collaboration practices. • Project Sponsorship: Senior Management's Role in the Successful Outcome of Projects-How to become a more effective project sponsor and what project managers need to do to help sponsors perform their role more effectively. • Negotiate to Win Across Cultures-How to open negotiations, reach and maintain consensus, as well as handle changes or conflict. If any of these resonate, register now to listen in on the discussion.

Project HEADWAY Project Proposal

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 needed to see the project approved through to the planning stage.

Business Intelligence

Prioritizing and Aligning Continuous Improvement Projects with Strategies

Sep 16, 2015 12:00 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 prioritize and align continuous improvement projects with organizational strategies. This webinar focuses on the development and execution of a project prioritization matrix, as well as a strategy correlation matrix.

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

North America Congress Highlights – Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned in Improving Talent Management in Project, Program and Portfolio Management

Nov 23, 2015 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-5)
webinar

Please join us and continue the conversation with presenters from PMI Global Congress 2015 –North America. During this webinar we’ll explore best practices, key takeaways and lessons learned from Improving Talent Management in Project, Program and Portfolio Management sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually meet the presenters and get a glimpse into their post-conference highlights and teachable moments from PMI Global Congress 2015 –North America.

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

Making The Most Of Virtual Work

Sep 9, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Virtual work has become more common as companies seek to reduce cost and promote workplace flexibility. As project managers, we are on the front lines of this change - managing freelance staff, outsourced providers and other staff. This webinar covers three aspects of virtual work - how to adjust and tailor your communication practices, how to work remotely, and a brief introduction to virtual work tools and how to use them.

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

When Hardware and Software Become One: Project Partnerships and Infrastructure

by Mike Donoghue

When working on the complex tasks associated with configuring for combined hardware and software product deliverables--and the sharing that takes place between the technologies--it is important to have the right mix of teams in place in order to make project execution a less painful reality.

IT Strategy

The Failure of Strategy

by Craig Curran-Morton

Some organizational strategies are wildly successful, while others fail to make it to the launch pad. What are some of the key reasons behind those strategies that fail miserably?

ITIL/Service Management

Managing Large Suppliers Effectively

Aug 21, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

This webinar will focus on suppliers that provide mission critical inputs to the project over a long period of time. You will learn the fundamentals of large supplier management and how large suppliers differ from other suppliers. Next, you will learn about the key risks and opportunities available during procurement negotiations. The final section of the webinar will cover the art of supplier relationship management.

Managing Large Suppliers Effectively

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Bruce Harpham

This webinar will focus on suppliers that provide mission critical inputs to the project over a long period of time. You will learn the fundamentals of large supplier management and how large suppliers differ from other suppliers. Next, you will learn about the key risks and opportunities available during procurement negotiations. The final section of the webinar will cover the art of supplier relationship management.

Knowledge Management

Translating the Business Needs: The Role of the Project Manager

by Craig Curran-Morton

Project managers play many roles on projects--negotiators, coordinators, schedulers, planners…so many roles all crammed into a solitary person. We are complex beasts, and it's time to acknowledge another underappreciated role we play...

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

Master of Your PM Domain?

by Patti Gilchrist, PMP

Domain knowledge is becoming increasingly important within the project management profession. Is it really necessary, and why? Are you master of your domain? And if so, what do you need to do to stay relevant in the profession?

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.

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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