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PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016

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

Is Your Agile Transformation Set up to Fail? Find out at the PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2016, FREE and Exclusive for PMI Members. We know there are barriers that slow your organization’s ability to be agile: failed agile transformations, complex organizational processes, team dynamics and the uncertain role of the PMO in an agile environment (just to name a few). Attend the PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016 to get help breaking down these barriers. It’s free for PMI Members.

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2016 (On Demand)

June 30, 2016 | 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.

Upcoming Webinars

Leadership Strategies for Organizational Development and Success

Oct 26, 2016 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In today's PMO environments, a clear understanding of PMO management’s leadership role and responsibility is absolutely essential for a successful evolution, from project management to program management to portfolio management organization. This presentation will focus on the expanding role and vision of PMO management while exploring the corresponding project/program/portfolio management essentials and dynamics necessary for collaboration and organizational success.

On-demand Webinars

Project Relationship Management (PRM)

by Ruffin Veal III
October 05, 2016 | 62:39 | Views: 940 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.61 / 7

An essential skill we as PM professionals need to recognize is Project Relationship Management or PRM. This presentation takes a look at each of the essential relationships encountered during the life cycle of a project and the effective development, cultivation and maintenance of each.

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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.

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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.

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Culture Change Training: Focus on Strategic Initiatives

by Joe Wynne

The PMO is an important force to help keep the focus on strategic initiatives. One way to do this is to support targeted effective workforce training. Your support is only possible if you know what topics effective training includes, especially those topics specific to the PMO role.

Predicting Human Productivity

by Lanfranco Fiorentino

This article deals with workers and productivity. It approaches the problem from a numeric point of view, trying to give a value to different types of employees and factors that may come into play.

Project Leadership: The Beauty of Knowing What to Do

by Lawrence C. Obi

Knowing what to do is all about seeking information and continuously growing in knowledge. In doing this, you become a leader. Learn how the ASK process (Ask, Seek and Knock) can help you be more focused.

Taking the Lead on a Strategic Project

by Mike Donoghue

If you are looking to establish a new project that will help improve your organization’s competitive advantage, then you need to develop a well-defined project strategy to gain you a foothold in the business marketplace. The strategy will need to contain the following components...

Agility and Values-Based Leadership (Part 4): Commitment

by Andrew Burns

This fourth installment of articles scrutinizing agile frameworks based on values, principles and practices focuses on commitment (following the entries on courage, focus and openness). A stated value of the Scrum framework, commitment is everything in agile.

Project Management Mantras: Be an Efficient PM, Not a Bookish Zombie

by Saurabh Saxena

Stats don’t show a gleeful picture of the software industry. So what’s the main problem? Are we relying too much on management tools, or are we not able to apply book knowledge into practical scenarios? Are we becoming modern-day zombies who are managing projects as machines without applying people management skills? Here are some proven mantras for successful project managers.

5 Ways to Improve Your Leadership Using Empathy

by Michael MacIsaac

Why is empathy important for leadership? Empathy may be the greatest pillar of emotional intelligence. If you don’t connect with others, you are not a leader. The purpose of this article is to drill deeper into the importance of empathy in leadership.

Agility and Values-Based Leadership (Part 3): Openness

by Andrew Burns

All agile frameworks may be examined in terms of core values. This third entry in a five-part series continues to explore agile frameworks from the vantage point of values, principles and practices. Agile’s Scrum framework in particular espouses five values: courage, focus, openness, respect and commitment. This offering looks at the value of openness to bring principles and practices into better relief.

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