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Upcoming Webinars

How to Handle Project Politics

Oct 27, 2016 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Sad but true, most projects are set within a political culture that is hard to decode, and even harder to manage. This webinar will consider the psychological dynamics in play while also sharing practical ways that you can learn more about the politics and begin to manage them more effectively without betraying your sense of integrity.

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A PM's Guide to International Projects: Succeeding Overseas

by Matthew Michaelson 
August 25, 2016 | 59:35 | Views: 895 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.61 / 7

Successfully planning, leading, and managing projects across continents, time-zones, and cultures requires a unique approach to project scheduling/oversight, stakeholder communications, Risk Management, Staffing, etc. See how this webinar can help you succeed overseas!

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Timesheet Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Rami Kaibni

This timesheet sample template can be used for any organization or project to record the MHRS spent on every activity (and by whom) for cost monitoring purposes and payment purposes for employees.

Sample Job Function Description (Construction)

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by Rami Kaibni

This sample template is an example of a completed Job Function Description for a position in the construction industry. You can modify it to apply to other industries/projects/positions. It should be used to write in details on the roles and responsibilities of key team members. It can be used for any project and it is very useful in properly identifying the exact responsibilities required from each key team member.

Project HR Gap Analysis Template

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by Serafin Mitrotti

Does each one of your project team members have what it takes to get the job done? Use this template to assess their current and needed levels of knowledge, competencies and skills to document why, when and by when you plan to bridge the gaps you have identified.

Learn From Others

Project Management Software Should Not Replace Project Managers

by David Robins

Why do so many customers of project management software show disdain for the discipline itself? This long-time practitioner of project management is concerned by the perception that project management is only relevant for large-scale initiatives.

Job Title Obsolescence?

by Andy Jordan

Virtually everyone in the workplace has a job title, but does that concept have any relevance in 2016? Or should we be looking at a different approach? For most people reading this, you should be making resource and accountability determinations based on skills, not titles.

Challenges of Managing Human Resources for Large Infrastructure Projects

by Pradeep Sangal

Successful projects are built on strong relationships and solid processes; however, it is the people involved that make every project happen. Managing people is also the most challenging part of the project. Some of the issues related to human resources are peculiar to projects—but can be dealt with using an innovative approach that is unique and project specific.

Internet or Internot: What is Your Policy?

by Mike Donoghue

An internet policy is not just about saying “no” to everything—it’s about finding a balance of what is needed and how to improve productivity, all while building a working environment that clearly describes the responsibility each employee has in their unique capacity.

Topic Teasers Vol. 80: Compliance Without Power

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

Question: We recently developed new accounting software for internal use to create invoices. Due to interest in tracking benefits realization and also capturing customer reactions to evaluate our success, my project team has been asked to stay on and address any issues for six months. One of the sales representatives gives special discounts and terms but fails to enter them into the new system for billing, and the angry customers call my team. I’ve told his manager, but the behavior continues. It makes the process improvement statistics for our software look bad and is costing us money. What can I do?
A. If talking with the sales representative’s manager didn’t work, talk to the manager’s manager. This sales person should be fired.
B. Take the salesperson to lunch. See if there is anything bothering him. Try to help him solve any work-related or personal issues, so that he can focus more on entering the correct data for billing.
C. Alert the representative by e-mail when the invoices will be sent out for two months. Give him a deadline to enter any unique terms not covered by the default pricing tables in the software. Copy his manager.
D. Prepare a second training class on how to operate the new software and schedule all of the employees in the organization who use the software to attend. If one person isn’t using it correctly, perhaps there are more.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!

Managing Contractors

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Contractors and consultants may be a necessary part of your project team, but you cannot manage their work in the same manner you manage employees--or even matrixed resources.

The Successor Problem...and Solution

by Karim Fathy

Human resources are the most valuable asset for any organization. But for small- and medium-sized companies, a lack of competent successors can be an easy trap. Business owners should set a number of key performance indicators for their organization--and for key personnel.

Project Management and the Learning Organization

by Jon Quigley, Shawn P. Quigley

Most people have heard of the term "learning organization." However, do we know what it has to offer project planning management? Before a proper discussion of how it can be employed throughout the project process groups, we must first discuss the five components that form LO.


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