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Projects: Not Planning Well Enough . . . and Failing.

PREMIUM on-demand webinar

Planning has always been thought of as one of the key aspects of project management or even management in general. 65% of practitioners believe the planning phase to be the most critical to project success yet it is woefully understudied. New research from more than 1,300 global projects will be discussed.

Invite Engagement: Frame Change as Choice

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Do you like change? Most of us don't - especially when it's forced upon us. Project Managers Olaf Lewitz and Michael Sahota will teach you new ways of how to help your team adjust to change and getting them to work with you rather than against you.

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Getting Things Done for Project Managers: Keys To Increased Performance

May 22, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Project managers often struggle to reach success at work because of their limited formal authority. Presenter Bruce Harpham, PMP will discuss how to overcome this obstacle by exploring different tips and techniques, discussing the importance of organization, and how this can enhance your reputation.

Projects: Not Planning Well Enough . . . and Failing.

May 19, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Planning has always been thought of as one of the key aspects of project management or even management in general. We have all heard the quote from Benjamin Franklin: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” ? and most of us believe it. In fact, 65% of practitioners believe the planning phase to be the most critical to project success yet it is woefully understudied. New research from more than 1,300 global projects will be discussed, the implications, and how this information can help project managers manage better projects. Researcher and PMP Dr. Pedro Serrador discusses his recent research findings and ways to optimize planning to achieve the best chance at project success.

Leadership Through Quality: Improving The Quality of Our Everyday Work

May 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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How can you make sure your work is of high quality? Presenter Bruce Harpham will discuss how to leverage the quality best practices from health care and other industries in project work. These practices will set you apart from others and speed your career advancement.

Vendor Management: Contract Preparation


Need some help with preparing your vendor contract? This presentation will help with the management of delivery and your relationship with the vendor.

Learn From Others

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.

Do Virtual PMP Bootcamps Work?

by Bruce Garrod

Can individuals achieve the same level of success taking an online PMP bootcamp--perhaps from the comfort of their home--as they can by attending one in a typical classroom setting?

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.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!

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?

Teachable Moments: The Reluctant BA/PM

by Ruffin Veal, PMP

Teachable moments are formed when you have done something--regardless of the outcome--and learned from the experience. Learning makes us better at what we do and provides a great opportunity to develop others and sharpen skills. We’ve compiled our best Teachable Moments from our community members for you to learn from and share with other project managers. In this installment, a reluctant leader takes charge.

PMI Credentials: The Last Decade...and the Future

by Mike Griffiths

It's been a long time since the PMP credential debuted in 1984. Here we take a look at how the number of Project Management Institute credential holders has grown over the last 10 years--and speculate where they might go in the future.

Preparing for the Exam with PMBOK Guide—Fifth Edition (Part 9): Communication Management

by Bruce Garrod

Do you need to study how to communicate in preparation for the PMP exam? Really? With only three PMI processes based around the function that every project manager does every day of their life, it may feel that studying this chapter in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)—Fifth Edition is a waste of effort. Not so fast...

7 Points to Consider Before Taking an Out-of-State Job

by Tom L. Barnett, PMP

Congratulations! You just secured that job in a different state! It might be the perfect change for you--just make sure you look before you leap by considering these seven factors before accepting that offer.

PM Skills: Shades of Grey

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

If uniqueness is the mutable metal of our projects, then repetitiveness is the forge on which we temper those specialist skills that give it shape. But what kind of repetitiveness tempers those skills? And how long does it take to temper them? What really counts is the quality of the experience--and not just its quantity.

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