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PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016

14 September 2016, 8:30-5 PM ET | Online

You’ve put your organization on a path to becoming more agile – you have agile teams, you’re helping them prepare for and respond to change. But, somehow you keep bumping up against significant institutional blockers: Existing rules, structures and processes that slow things down. What can you do? Attend this free virtual event to learn how to create a more holistic approach to organizational agility. We’ll share the latest real-world techniques and tools to drive deeper organizational agility—skills you won’t find anywhere outside of PMI. Register today!

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2016 (On Demand)

30 June 2016 | 9 AM to 5 PM ET | 6 PDUS | Online | Online

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!

Upcoming Webinars

Building Your Reputation

Sep 13, 2016 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

What impression are you creating among your project and stakeholder community? Your reputation can provide a massive uplift in your influence, but only if it is well managed.

How To Play Office Politics Without Losing Sleep

Sep 14, 2016 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this webinar, attendees will learn how to influence others in an effective and ethical way. Strategies covered include leveraging different types of power (e.g. intellectual, formal, and relational), creating influential messages and more. It’s a must attend session for professionals tired of seeing their well-reasoned suggestions ignored.

On-demand Webinars

Handling Difficult Project Situations – PART II

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Mark Waldof

Learn how to handle troubling situations effectively! Note: This is a sequel to an earlier webinar titled “Handling Difficult Project Situations” that contains all new situations and proven solutions.

Grow Yourself into a Leadership Role

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Muhammad Aslam Mirza

Career advancement is dependent on the leadership role one can play effectively on a project. One needs to understand that the leadership starts from self-development and self-leadership that added skills to help with team management and reaching desired outcomes.

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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.

Save Time With Tools + Templates

Leadership Skills Assessment

by Stephane Parent

This template is designed to be used in conjunction with the webinar Develop Leadership - Deliver Leaders! Go to each of the tabs (Vision & Values, Direction, Persuasion, Support, Development, Appreciation) and assign a value of 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest) to the questions, before and after a leadership growing event, such as a project. The Summary tab will display the overall ratings for each dimension, along with a graph of the results. Based on Toastmasters' High Performance Leadership workbook.

Learn From Others

How to Develop Leadership Skills at Any Stage of Your Career

by Leigh Espy

You know that strong leadership skills can help you in your career, but just how does someone develop them before becoming a leader? It is possible to develop leadership skills that will help you at all leadership levels, and you can start now.

Agility and Value-Based Leadership (Part 1): Courage

by Andrew Burns

This is the first in a five-part series of articles regarding agile frameworks based on values, principles and practices. Scrum espouses five values: courage, openness, respect, commitment and focus. In this series, each article will explore one of these values--on which a deeper discussion of principles and practices assembles.

Invitation: The Secret Tool for Distributed Agile Leaders

by Mark Kilby

With over a decade of working with cross-organizational and cross-geographical teams, this practitioner has found that “invitation” is a powerful yet little utilized technique to encourage team self-management. And self-management is not a nice-to-have, it is absolutely critical.

Agile Experience Preferred?

by Andy Jordan

In the last year or so, this practitioner has seen an increasing number of project management job postings asking for agile experience. What’s driving this trend? Is this something project managers need to be aware of when considering their career development?

When is Helpful Not Helpful?

by Andy Jordan

Each member of our team has a unique role. How rigidly should they stick to those roles? Members of “super teams” can't always identify when they are working inappropriately. That’s where PMs really need to shine.

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.

Managing Resource Priorities

by Andy Jordan

When resources are asked to focus on multiple different work areas, everyone can suffer. How do we maximize productivity while minimizing disruption?

Micro-managing or Macro-managing: What Works Better for a PM?

by Muhammad Umais Mulki

Micro-management can be advantageous in certain situations, but often becomes an obstacle in the on-time delivery of projects. This article provides some insights on which management style is considered the best. It also gives a few tips on how PMs can improve their management style and work toward ensuring greater success with project delivery.

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