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PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2016 (On Demand)

30 June 2016 | 9 AM to 5 PM ET | 6 PDUS | Online | Online

Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies. Register today!

On-demand Webinars

Brain Leadership: How to Engage Employees through Neuroscience

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Nikolaos Dimitriadis

For decades, leaders and managers have been trained to think and act on upon the assumption that employees and customers are rational beings. Motivational, organisational and structural approaches have been developed on the premise that people know what is good for them and that they behave accordingly. Therefore rewards, bonuses, job promotions as well as punishments have been designed to make sure people understand and achieve goals. However, there is strong scientific evidence that this approach is not just irrelevant but dangerous because it does not accept humans as they are: emotional, irrational and primarily focused on their survival. Management styles need to change and modern leaders have to reconsider their approach. This webinar provides both the evidence for the need to change and directions on how this should happen. Prepare for the holistic brain leader!

Grow Yourself into a Leadership Role

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Muhammad Aslam Mirza

Career advancement is dependent on the leadership role one can play effectively on a project. One needs to understand that the leadership starts from self-development and self-leadership that added skills to help with team management and reaching desired outcomes.

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Save Time With Tools And Templates

Process Interconnection Diagrams

by Talha Elgazzar

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) explains process inputs and outputs in a graphical representation, but shows this individually for each process without connecting the processes in a knowledge area in one diagram. This collection of maps not only achieves this, but also has connected all project processes (except the integration processes) in the same diagram with a minimum number of lines crossing. This collection of PDFs includes a diagram of each knowledge area that shows all of the internal connections, and then all are put together in one map. Also included is a Project Integration Management Diagram. Collectively, they serve as a great study aid or a nice refresher for experienced PMs.

PMI-PBA Certification Hours Worksheet

by Rich Larson

Thinking of getting your PMI Professional in Business Analysis certification? This PBA application worksheet helps candidates organize their experience and education hours for applying for the PBA. It is practical and valuable for candidates to compile their hours before applying.

Employee Feedback Planner

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Use this form to prepare and organize more useful feedback for team members and other people involved in your team.

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Topic Teasers Vol. 82: Balancing Business Analysts

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

Question: After being team lead for our Customer Operations business unit transformation project, I’ve been offered a position to head the new department. It will now also include Information Technology (IT). Here’s my issue up front: I’m a traditional project manager and now I’ll have nine business analysts and an agile IT team to lead. Who is responsible for what on projects now? I need to figure this out fast.
A. Business analysts replace project managers, so once you assign a BA to a project, your work is over. All you will need to do is help referee the conflicts between the BAs and the IT teams.
B. If your business analysts are trained and certified, they’ll know their own roles or can adjust quickly to what you want them to do. The agile IT team should be fairly self-directed. All you need to understand is who does what, present the responsibility chart and stand back ready to support them if needed.
C. Agile teams do not need any supervision or direction over and above their own ScrumMaster, who is 100% devoted to one project at a time. Ask your BAs if they will cross-train as ScrumMasters to maximize the number of projects you can run at any one time.
D. Due to the new strategic and business requirements from PMI, project managers have now been renamed. Just have your newly christened business analysts do what project managers have always done.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!

The True Cost of Free Exam Prep Questions (Part 2)

by Mike Griffiths

In Part 1 of this article, we examined how many free exam simulators can actually be poor value for money. In this article, we will continue exploring how to spot poorly written test questions to avoid wasting your study time—and also provide some tips for answering situational questions more effectively.

Agile Experience Preferred?

by Andy Jordan

In the last year or so, this practitioner has seen an increasing number of project management job postings asking for agile experience. What’s driving this trend? Is this something project managers need to be aware of when considering their career development?

Top 14 Skills for Digital PMs

by Helena Lui

In the digital world that we now live in, companies are implementing more and more projects that involve digital content. If you want to be a digital PM, it is not enough to know the tactics of project management. Here are some fundamental design and development skills that you should invest in…

PERT: Part of Your Military DNA!

by Jay Hicks

The United States military has developed many project management tools and techniques that are widely accepted around the world and in use today. Using PERT, you can analytically estimate and justify the most likely time required for your project.

The 5 Steps to Achieve PMP® Certification

by Fábio Mourão

Everybody can learn from the experiences of others. In this article, the author shares how he planned for, studied and passed the PMP® exam by following five steps.

Making the Military Transition to PM Easier

by Jay Hicks

Companies believe there are many benefits to recruiting and hiring you, the veteran. However, some companies have misconceptions about the risks and challenges associated with hiring employees transitioning from the military. You can easily overcome this bias by gravitating toward military-friendly companies.

Three Career Opportunities Created By Outsourcing

by Bruce Harpham

For many corporations, outsourcing has become business as usual, a key way to reduce costs and increase flexibility. While many debate regulation and controls, outsourcing presents an opportunity for project managers primed to seize it.

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