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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.

Upcoming Webinars

How to Enhance the Project Management Maturity of an Organization

Nov 3, 2016 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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As projects and programs are getting increasingly complex, organizations are continuously grappled the challenges. This webinar would be of interest to project, program and portfolio managers across various domains who are seeking to improve the organizational PM maturity.

Managing Projects in a Matrix Organization

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Organizations are becoming more complex. Gone are the days of simple Org Charts where things flow in an orderly fashion. Complex matrix organizations are now the norm. Projects are pulling resources from different parts of the organization and, many times, from entirely different organizations. How can Project Managers be successful in matrix organizations?

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Organizational Agility – We Asked Questions. We Got Answers.

by Lawrence Cooper
August 16, 2016 | 62:19 | Views: 2,112 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.90 / 7

Larry Cooper recently approached a group of senior leaders from a broad spectrum of industries, sectors and countries to participate in a Wisdom Council to answer a series of questions on Organizational Agility. In the webinar Larry will share the insights he gathered from them.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Stakeholder Analysis: Power/Interest Matrix

by Alvaro H. Beckerig

This Power vs. Interest Matrix template—developed with Microsoft Excel and little bit of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)—is the ideal tool for stakeholder analysis. Fill the fields with your stakeholders name, give a number to power and interest, classify the engagement and write the stakeholder's expectations. After all stakeholders are identified, print the matrix and keep monitoring the power and interest of each stakeholder during project execution.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Template

by Elok Robert Tee

We often encounter work that may not be properly documented. This practitioner designed this template for his clients to define their business or operating processes (when those are contentious). This template may be used for projects that create an SOP document as a deliverable.

Project Selection Tool

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stephane Parent

This tool demonstrates how to measure a list of projects against organization objectives. By assigning rates for each project against each organization goal, an overall quantitative measure can be assigned to each project so they can be compared.

Learn From Others

The History of OPM3

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by John Schlichter

In 1998 a project was chartered to develop an international standard for industry and government strictly through the grassroots efforts of unpaid volunteers. Their journey led to the development of the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), and this is their story.

Project Governance: A Matter of Strategy or a Routine Activity?

by Jiwat Ram

Project governance has often been taken as something that is merely strategic in nature. This situation necessitates further discussion about how to make the utility of project governance simple and more applicable for organizations with little to no expertise and foundation in adopting this approach. One way to do that is to look at some of the challenges and work backward to identify solutions.

The Untouchables

by Andy Jordan

While the broadest definition of “portfolio” may be all of the organization’s initiatives, there are always a small number of those initiatives that demand the greatest attention and focus. These are the strategic projects that will make or break the organization’s performance.

Acknowledging the Two-Tier PM Workforce

by Andy Jordan

The latest evolution of project management is leading to a need for different skills and experience. Project managers are sensing a very real shift in the value that organizations are placing on many of their projects, one that’s going to reduce the sense of self-worth that individuals will have. So what should organizations do about it?

Time for a PMO Revamp

by Laura Burford

The reality is that implementing a PMO, whether strategic or tactical, has difficulties because the term means different things to different people—and there is no standardized or commoditized PMO-in-a-box. It requires the right executive and PMO management team.

Project Controls Expertise: Foundational to Successful EPPM Implementation

by Graham Campbell

In recent years, executive leadership has come to a realization: The traditional “point of delivery” decision-making process for which project management practices to apply across thousands of ongoing projects, in multiple geographies and across different sectors is not achieving business goals. Read how one company affected change.

Good Change vs. Bad Change

by Andy Jordan

Most organizations experience high levels of change in their strategic projects. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes it’s bad. How do you know which is which?

Collaboration with Accountability

by Andy Jordan

Collaboration has become a vital tool in modern project execution, but not all organizations know how to ensure it happens in the right way. How do we foster effective collaboration while still ensuring our teams and individual team members are accountable for delivering on time, scope and budget?

The Portfolio-Driven Hub: PMO 2.0?

by Andy Jordan

As organizations evolve to a more portfolio-driven approach, the need for a “management hub” for that approach will grow. How can the PMO establish itself as the hub of that approach, acting as the central function driving all non-operational activity?

What’s Your Policy on Making a Policy?

by Mike Donoghue

While you may find it difficult to put practices down on paper for any given policy you are tasked with drafting, there are some basic steps you can follow to organize your thoughts, begin the writing process and edit the content to a final version.

OPM: Tactics for Employee Readiness (Part 2)

by Joe Wynne

Planning and implementing organizational project management requires that you think through how it will affect your workforce, as workforce readiness is essential during feasibility determination, planning and implementation. Start with the correct survey questions and the remaining tactics become much easier.

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