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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
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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

PMXPO 2016: The Xbox Story: Lessons in Leadership, Strategy & Team Management

by Robbie Bach
April 28, 2016 | 86:07 | Views: 1,751 | PDUs: 1.50 | Rating: 6.27 / 7

Former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach is the expert that business leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations turn to for insight on strategy, innovation, leadership and people management. In our keynote, he outlines the Xbox saga from garage-shop inception, through crises, to ultimate business success, delving into the strategic process that brought together a group of talented individuals that applied intrapreneurship principles to build a successful consumer business within the larger Microsoft structure.

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Save Time With Tools Templates

Project Selection Scoring Template

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by Andy Jordan

This template calculates weighted scores for proposed projects based on their alignment with the organization's strategic priorities.

Strategic Plan Workbook

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by Marcia Mitchell, PMP

This workbook has been created to provide a generic and customizable tool for performing strategic planning with the intention of producing a strategic plan, including a roadmap. This workbook contains strategic planning process instructions and information, and can be used by novices through experts.

PMO Status Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Dan Roman

The PMO Status Report is a weekly report in Excel format submitted to the PMO, portfolio or program manager. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary that will be aggregated at the program or portfolio level. This report focuses on financials, risks and issues that should be escalated at the program/portfolio level.

CIO Assessment Template

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by Michael Wood

Use this extensive assessment template to see how you're keeping up as a world-class CIO. This Excel spreadsheet evaluates CIO performance and attitude on 37 different levels for a complete overview.

Project Plan Compliance Assessment

PREMIUM deliverable

This document is a checklist for assessment of whether a project plan meets an acceptable standard. This standard will vary from company to company, so feel free to tailor this form accordingly to meet your needs.

Learn From Others

PMI's Pulse of the Profession: The High Cost of Low Performance 2014

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by Project Management Institute

Organizations today face a chasm between what they should be doing--aligning projects to their strategy--and what they are able to accomplish. As a result, 44 percent of strategic initiatives are unsuccessful. PMI’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession, its annual global research, examines the impact of the implementation of project, program and portfolio management. This report demonstrates that in order to remain competitive, organizations must place a strategic focus on people, processes and outcomes. And the time to act is now.

The 10 Truths of Successfully Managing Information Technology

by Harold E. Kerr, MBA, PMP, CSM

Are you aware of the 10 truths of successfully managing IT? Implementing all of these concepts may seem overwhelming. But if you understand the truths and apply the suggestions to address them, the payoff is huge. You’ll give your organization the poise and balance to make it across that technological and organizational tightrope.

PMaaS: Time to Think from Within the Box

by Jiwat Ram

Project Management as-a-Service (PMaaS) is an emerging approach that signifies a shift in thinking and mindset on how project management can be carried out. But what exactly is PMaaS, and does it have any practical utility?

Hot IT Jobs for 2016

by Michael Wood

Last year, as predicted, the IT job market finally started to heat up. For 2016, the good news is the IT job market is going to be even better—at least for those with the right credentials.

Big Data Projects: Strategic Disruption or Storm in a Teacup?

by Jiwat Ram

Stories of many failed Big Data projects have cast doubts on their strategic necessity and value. This raises the question of whether Big Data analytics and the associated technologies are a strategic disruption for organizational productivity, or just another hyped-up pretender of business value—a storm in a business teacup?

PMOs and the Advancement of Project Management

by Andy Jordan

What role, if any, do PMOs play in shaping the future of project management? PMOs must not only understand the trends that are occurring within project management as a whole, they must act as the shapers of those trends within their organizations.

3 Common Roadblocks to Realization of Strategic Initiatives

by Kevin Coleman

The most challenging aspect of operational project management are the strategic initiatives that are all too commonly associated with this type of management plan and program. After 25 years of hands-on program and project management experience, this PM shares the three major forms of resistance that he has encountered the most.

Organizational PM: Start Small, Keep it Simple

by Michael Wood

It is only when projects fail and have major impact on the organization’s bottom line that they seem to get the attention of the CEO. So why don’t all organizations, at least those with a backlog of projects, embrace OPM at least in principle?

More Changes to Risk Management for Organizations

by Kevin Coleman

Today, risk management is an essential tool that enables C-level executives and boards of directors to understand the level of risk to the organization, the distribution of risks that contribute to that total, and insights into how best to manage strategic risks.

Strategy: A Transformational Way for Businesses

by Júnior Rodrigues, MSc, PMP

Strategy transforms organizations from entities stuck with unchangeable plans to industry leaders utilizing flexible and transformational ways for their business. Organizations must therefore not base strategy on fixed and unchanging planning, but rather planning that is flexible, attentive and proactive to changes in the environment.


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