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Upcoming Webinars

Rethink Requirements - The Natural Language Processing Approach

Jul 12, 2016 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

According to PMI’s Pulse of the Profession, “When projects do not meet their original goals and project objectives, inaccurate business analysis/requirements management is cited as the primary cause 47% of the time.” And the increasing scale and complexity of projects is making it extremely difficult to assess and verify the project requirements. As a result - a huge amount of critical errors in project and systems development arise in the initial concept & design stages. In this presentation and workshop, we will focus on how harnessing automated computational tools utilizing Natural Language Processing can help project managers ensure their requirements are consistently clear & are a joy to work with. These project managers, business analysts, engineers and by extension their clients, will benefit in the earliest stages of a project to ensure poorly written requirements do not infiltrate later project stages leading to reduced stress, increased confidence and higher project success.

Customer Satisfaction - Gaining Valuable Insights for Stakeholder Management

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

We have all been placed in the position of being a customer and having experienced varying degrees of satisfaction. We may have even envisioned what ideal service should resemble, yet grappled with how service experiences often fall short of our expectations. This presentation will explore customer satisfaction in the world of project management.

On-demand Webinars

Aligning PMI®’s PMBOK® Fifth Edition to Lean Six Sigma DMAIC

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Rod Baxter

If you are a leader, sponsor, or coach, this is a must-attend, high-energy webinar on how to ensure success of the execution of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) DMAIC projects. While the tools and approaches used in the LSS DMAIC methodology are typically understood and utilized during project execution, the rigor of project management practices is not.

Improving Project Performance Through Assessments

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Mark Waldof

Improving Project Performance Through Assessments Projects Can be Made More Successful by Understanding What is Good and Not Every organization can improve how projects are managed. The question is what components of project management should be improved and specifically, what should change. In any problem solving situation, the root cause of a given condition must be known so that a real solution can be identified and proven assessments can be used to both uncover the root causes and also to form the basis for identification of specific improvement actions. This seminar addresses these topics. A free assessment tool is available and time for Q&A is included. The attendee will learn: • What types of assessments are appropriate for projects and for organizations • How assessments can be used to surface improvement areas and strengths • A process to employ the assessment to allow students to do it right away • How multi-dimensional solutions are defined and implemented Focus Audience: Management, Project Sponsors, HR, Quality Leads and Project Managers Format: Lecture, Examples and Industry Experiences Duration: 50 Minutes + 10 Minutes for Q&A Take-Away: Free Assessment Vehicle and Descriptions of Comprehensive Assessments Speaker: Industry Expert and Seminar Developer

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Material Checklist

PREMIUM deliverable
by Rami Kaibni

This material checklist and signoff form can be used for any type of material inspection. It is widely used in construction under the quality control process, but can be adapted for other non-construction areas.

Project Charter Document

deliverable
by Ralph Moore

This sample project charter helps you define the scope, objectives and overall approach for the work to be completed. It is a critical element for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and assessing the project. It should be the single point of reference on the project for project goals and objectives, scope, organization, estimates, work plan and budget. In addition, it serves as a contract between the project team and the project sponsors, stating what will be delivered according to the budget, time constraints, risks, resources and standards agreed upon for the project.

Project Status Report (Monthly)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Dan Roman

This Project Status Report is a monthly document presented to the Project Control Group (Steering Committee). This report is used to monitor the progress of the project, discuss and support tactical decisions that need to be taken to keep or put the project on track, mitigate risks and issues escalated by the project team and/or the Project Working Group, and recommend/approve changes in scope, budget or schedule.

Learn From Others

Overcoming Agile Testing Inertia with Mind Maps

by Paul Carvalho

When teams transition to agile development and the QA/testers continue to follow the same testing processes and tools they used before joining the agile team, you're asking for trouble. In this article, we contrast agile and traditional testing--and give an example of how a mind map can facilitate the testing process.

High-Impact Project Mistakes and Remedies

by Partha S. Ghose, PMP

Projects are the manifestations of scores of complex, unique activities that vary from project to project and industry to industry. But there are certain serious mistakes that are common in nature, and that are committed in many large projects. Learn how to deal with seven such major issues that are generally prevalent in almost all projects.

A Whole New World

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

When technology shifts, you need to learn how to move into a new world. It can be frightening at times, but if you choose your path carefully, you can find new adventures and rewards. Keep these tips in mind.

Project Workflow Framework: An Error-Free Project Management Environment

by Dan Epstein

The project workflow framework enables even the inexperienced project manager to use detailed step-by-step guidance, examples, tools and practical advice, freeing experienced project managers to manage programs and portfolios and promoting better use of project resources to reduce the cost of projects across all industries.

Project Management and Business Value Creation

by Diego Escobar

Project managers must ensure that projects are aligned with business strategy and value creation for their company and its shareholders. The author demonstrates the importance of the bridge between the business and project worlds, even when there is not a clear link between their objectives. But one objective always remains the same: to create economic value.

How to Undertake a Project Quality Review

by Michael Stanleigh

A project quality review helps to identify the root causes of problems on a flailing project and provides detailed guidance for how to get it back on track. It has a direct, positive impact on an organization’s bottom line. When undertaken at the end of a project, it provides valuable “lessons” for project teams working on future projects.

The Risk-based Testing Strategy

by Patti Gilchrist, PMP

What can you do when schedules slip and there is pressure to still deliver on time? Risk-based testing starts early in the project. You should begin identifying risks to quality early--and use that awareness to guide your testing strategy.

What We Are Still Getting Wrong About Quality

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

We’re getting quality more wrong than we are right. Which is fascinating, when you get down to it, because quality is the foundation on which project management is built. Why is this a problem? When everything is a constraint, nothing is.

How to Resolve Stakeholder Disagreements During Defect Reviews

by Joe Wynne

When stakeholders disagree over which defects must be fixed during the project, it can cause schedule or scope changes near the project end date. Avoid such changes--or at least justify them for a change request--by using these tactics to understand and work through disagreements efficiently.


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