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Upcoming Webinars

Earned Value Management Systems - Lesson 2 of 2

Oct 5, 2016 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

The webinar is the second of two lessons and describes how to setup the WBS, schedule, budget, cost breakdown structure and organization breakdown structure to support the EVMS.

On-demand Webinars

Customer Satisfaction - Gaining Valuable Insights for Stakeholder Management

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Benjamin Govindsamy 

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.

Rethink Requirements - The Natural Language Processing Approach

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Mike Frenette, Jordan Kyriakidis

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.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Non-Conformance Report (NCR)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sameh Nasr

Need to document a non-conformance identified in a quality audit or other process review? This form helps you document the problem so that corrective action can be initiated. To be signed by the resident engineer, quality manager and contractor.

Project Records Workbook Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Chetan Katar

The project workbook allows project managers, team members, sponsors, and stakeholders to easily track and monitor project activities. Any of these worksheets can easily be broken out into separate documents. This workbook contains templates for Input Data, Minicharter, Status Report, Budget, CBA, Risks, Issues, Action Items, Milestones, WBS, Roster, R&R, RAM, RCM, A&C, Decision Log, Communication Plan, Stakeholder Analysis, Expectations, Change Log, DAL, PERT, Delphi, TimeSum and Qual Metrics.

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.

Learn From Others

Developing a Good Analytics Governance Framework

by Sangram Bhaskar Aglave

The objective of governance is benefits realization, risk optimization and resource optimization. A good governance framework can help a performing organization develop a more holistic approach toward analytics.

WBS: A Building Block of Sound Project Management

by Jon Quigley, Kim H. Pries

The work breakdown structure is fundamental to project execution. When we expend insufficient time and develop inadequate detail on the WBS, the project will yield poor results and we can expect to see last-minute identification of critical elements. Here we look in greater detail at this essential tool.

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.

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