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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
PMI MEMBER-ONLY event

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

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by Robbie Bach

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

deliverable
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

Intelligent Project Management: Adopting a 'Program Mindset'

by Nic Horn, Mark Seymour

Establishing a “program approach” allows leadership to control performance across multiple projects to achieve maximum efficiency and ensure alignment to strategic goals. The “Intelligent Project Management” model (iPM) provides a fully integrated approach utilizing smart controls, greater visibility of performance data and ensuring people have the right capabilities to support delivery.

Project Failure as a Scapegoat for Organizational Failure (Part 3)

by Majeed Hosseiney

Organizations often talk of project management failure and put us in a vicious cycle of cause/effect analysis loops. The problem is that we look for the cause of project management failure where the light is--and not in the dark spot where the true issue is. This three-part series helps to uncover some key underlying and recurring sources of confusion within organizations. Part 1 looked at decision-making dilution; Part 2 explored methodological and structural confusion. We now turn our attention to leadership pollution and conclude our series.

Demand Management: Connecting PM with ITSM

by Cihan Karakus

In this article, the author describes how to connect and harmoniously execute two management domains--project management and information technology service management--by giving a sample categorization of demands for IT organizations.

Business Process Oursourcing

by Kevin Coleman

Outsourcing is a huge and complex product and services segment. One of the strongest market segments is business process outsourcing. BPO is seen as a strategic initiative that improves customer service and operational efficiency, and can be leveraged to dramatically improve the technology that supports a business.

Re-Defining Urgent: An Exposé

by Beth Spriggs

We often want people to feel that certain tasks are urgent. In order to do that, we have to create consequences to get people to act with urgency in otherwise non-urgent situations. This means that we deliberately want people to feel that something bad could happen if they don’t work quickly. And that's a problem. A culture of urgency makes it difficult for long-term thinking, and reinforces finding the quick fix.

Cloud Computing: More to Come

by Michael Wood

...a lot more. There is still much to look forward to in the cloud computing space. CEOs and CIOs are concluding that the rewards can far exceed the risks, so the move to the cloud is accelerating across a broad range of organizations.

Digital Transformation Strategy: A Matter of Survival

by Kevin Coleman

Digitization has fundamentally altered the essence of business and our personal and professional lives. Organizations need to create appropriate goals when it comes to digital transformation--and a clear leader must establish a vision of the future that includes the path that will be followed to get the organization there.

Insights from a High-Performance PMO

by Bruce Harpham

Low client satisfaction scores. Inadequate project success. Internal coordination problems. Such problems can be found in many organizations. However, how many organizations find ways to deliver significant improvement in all three areas?

Leading Beyond the Iron Triangle

by Byron A. Love, MBA, PgMP, PMP, CISSP

The failure of a “successful” project came as a shock to an experienced PM. Turns out that managing projects according to the triple constraints alone is not enough.


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