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Upcoming Webinars

Real Project Management

Jul 8, 2015 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Organizations demand that the projects that they commission these days are successful in order to meet their increasingly aggressive strategic goals, and for this to be possible the project managers that lead these strategic projects need to be the very best that they can be. But what skills are demanded on the new generation of 21st Century Project Managers? Join Peter Taylor in saying ‘goodbye’ to the ‘Accidental Project Manager’ and ‘hello’ to the Real Project Managers of today.

Brain Reprogramming for Success in Change

Jul 8, 2015 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Neuroplasticity is the function that the brain has to create new pathways and synapses, allowing us to transform our life, learning new things and navigate through change. Otherwise said, we can reprogram our brain to change our behaviors, our life to overcome our brain basic ‘survival’ function that causes us to resist change. Join us to learn how to reprogram your brain and set yourself up for success!

On-demand Webinars

Strengthen Your Project Management Leadership Skills

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Laszlo Retfalvi

The best Project Managers are outstanding leaders. They motivate, bring people together, and accomplish great things. They are the pillars of any organization. They are the ones that succeed. Leadership competence is not an optional project management skill, but a key part of being a successful and respected Project Manager. Please join Laszlo as he reviews the Project Management Leadership Model and discusses proven techniques to strengthen your leadership skills to meet today’s project challenges.

Scaling Agile Metrics and Measuring what Matters

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Sally Elatta

Through this webinar we'll take a deeper dive into the hard metrics (quantitative) that should be tracked at the Team, Program and Portfolio levels.

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Blog Insights

Extraordinary Leader

by Naomi Caietti

Listen. Empower. Adapt. Dream ... LEAD   Helping you learn about the next generation of leadership tools, valuable tips and techniques. Leadership 2.0 is a new fresh approach to leadership for the next generation of leaders; start your journey of future growth and development to become an extraordinary leader.

Leadership Catalyst

by Vinay Nadig

We are an amazing group of people here! We help turn ideas and concepts into reality using all the hard tools and frameworks at our disposal. We are leaders whether we are acknowledged as such or not. In this blog, I will focus on a set of leadership behaviors that I have used and have helped others practice - to achieve exceptional outcomes. Of course I may veer off course occasionally, and rant about the latest pet peeve I have about project execution! I hope this will be an engaging experience for you.

Learn From Others

The Next Generation PMO Leader

by Andy Jordan

Change is driving the evolution of project management, driven by the growth of portfolio management and the increased alignment between strategy and execution to improve the chances of a portfolio delivering success. These changes are also occurring in the PMO. But the leader that got PMOs this far is not the same as the one that will take it further.

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.

Putting the Business in IT Strategy

by Andy Jordan

For too many organizations, IT strategy has become an oxymoron--IT is simply a follower of business strategy. That results in lost opportunities--but those can be avoided if IT learns how to relate to the business.

Who Are We Fighting In Organizations? A Path to Maturity Growth

by Ramona Maduta, MEng, PMP, SCPM

Building the right team for a project, especially when assumptions at the start are bad, relies on understanding people's motivations and mastering relationships between them. Working on a multi-country project, the author learned how to position herself as a leader by recognizing and accepting the diversity of people and being sensitive to the interests and feelings of all the team members.

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!

2015 CIO Survival Guide: Rising to the Challenges

by Michael Wood

Once again, a new year is in full gear. 2015 looks to be a year of change on many fronts--and that means an opportunity for CIOs to thrive, or fall flat. In 2015 and beyond, what will CIOs need to do to be successful and provide the necessary leadership?

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.

Leadership and Stewardship: Is There a Connection?

by Michael Wood

Ever wonder why effective leaders almost always see themselves as stewards of something far bigger than themselves, a keeper of a sacred trust? There is a connection between leadership and stewardship that would-be leaders need to understand if they are to mature into someone who can lead people--and organizations--to success.


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