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Upcoming Webinars

How To Grow Your Internal Network

Jul 31, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Without a thriving and growing internal network, a project manager cannot be successful. An internal network is the relationships, favors and information you have at your current organization. In this webinar, you will learn how to build your internal relationships.

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.

On-demand Webinars

"Copy That": The Why And How of Feedback on Projects

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Bruce Harpham

Feedback is a powerful tool to manage project team members and enhance our own careers. In this webinar, you will learn two approaches to feedback to improve your results. First, you will learn how to use feedback - from sponsors, executives, customers and team members - to lead yourself higher. Second, you will learn how to deliver positive and negative feedback to your team members. Feedback is a powerful tool that you can use every week.

Cross Training Programs: Keys To Keeping The Team Going and the Project Delivered

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by Bruce Harpham

What happens when a key person leaves your project? How do you keep your project going? Cross training programs are a key strategy to use in large projects. In this webinar, you will learn how to design a cross training program for your team. Effective cross training is a great way to reward and motivate top performers. It is also an effective risk management strategy to reduce the impact of losing a key person. Cross training and people development are also activities that show you are capable of greater management responsibilities.

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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.

How To Grow Your Internal Network

Jul 31, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Without a thriving and growing internal network, a project manager cannot be successful. An internal network is the relationships, favors and information you have at your current organization. In this webinar, you will learn how to build your internal relationships.

"Copy That": The Why And How of Feedback on Projects

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Feedback is a powerful tool to manage project team members and enhance our own careers. In this webinar, you will learn two approaches to feedback to improve your results. First, you will learn how to use feedback - from sponsors, executives, customers and team members - to lead yourself higher. Second, you will learn how to deliver positive and negative feedback to your team members. Feedback is a powerful tool that you can use every week.

Vendor Management: Contract Preparation

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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

Buddy PM: Improving Project Management through Paired Reviews

by Debasis Roy

This article introduces a concept for project management improvement through the use of existing project management resources, without the need for disruption. The concept intends to avoid costly overheads in implementation and running--and introduces optimal use of project managers for review of projects, bringing down risk and involvement of costlier management overhead.

PDU Category Structures: Existing and New

by Mike Griffiths

You may have heard that the PDU Category Structure is changing in December, but are you clear on what it changes from and to? This article illustrates those changes, contrasting the current structure to the new structure and discussing some of the implications.

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...


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