Integration

Have PMOs Turned the Corner?

by Andy Jordan

A few recent events have left this project manager feeling very positive about PMOs--and that’s something that hasn’t happened in quite some time. While we can't yet proclaim PMOs as saviors of organizations, they are now on the journey to success.

Scope

Moving Past Risk Analysis

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Risk analysis is a wonderful tool for project managers. But in order for risk management to be useful to a project or a program, the management team will need to move past risk analysis and into taking actions based on the analysis.

All About Project Scope

PREMIUM presentation

Simply put, scope is the size of the project. But there’s more to it than that!

Time

Status Reporting Template

deliverable
by Andy Jordan

This template calculates status and provides warnings based on the data provided. Up to four levels of tasks can be pasted from MS Project, or data can be manually entered using different levels. The template will calculate whether tasks are on time, ahead or behind schedule based on time remaining and percent complete.

Project Plan Reality Check

PREMIUM presentation

Before you submit your project plan for final approval, you'd better check it over. Learn the steps for cross-checking a project plan.

Cost

An Agile Look at Change

by Andy Jordan

The alternative to embracing change doesn’t have to be completely rejecting it. Are there ways we can introduce more flexibility to waterfall projects without losing control of change? Can traditional project execution approaches learn anything from the agile approach to change?

Project Status Report (Monthly)

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.

Quality

People

North America Congress Highlights – Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned in Improving Talent Management in Project, Program and Portfolio Management

Nov 23, 2015 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-5)
webinar

Please join us and continue the conversation with presenters from PMI Global Congress 2015 –North America. During this webinar we’ll explore best practices, key takeaways and lessons learned from Improving Talent Management in Project, Program and Portfolio Management sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually meet the presenters and get a glimpse into their post-conference highlights and teachable moments from PMI Global Congress 2015 –North America.

The Presentation on Presentations

Nov 11, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Attendees will learn how to prepare for a presentation, best practices, and get new ideas for and actionable steps to improve their own presentation skills.

Communications

Stakeholder Meeting Musts

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

A successful meeting with stakeholders can lead to funding, resources and a lot of other gains for your project. In order to engage them, you will need to meet with stakeholders and facilitate their understanding of the project--and what is needed for it to be successful.

Effective Steering Committee Meetings

by Michel Wagner, PMP

To achieve the best results, a project manager needs a steering committee functioning in a supportive and effective manner. You are the captain of the ship but some of the steering committee members may enjoy watching you “walk on the plank,” as if they want to throw you out to the sharks. Sound familiar? Here are some tips and techniques that may help the next time you encounter this situation.

Risk

The How and Why of Documentation In Projects

Sep 9, 2015 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Documentation is an essential, yet often misunderstood, project management tool. In some organizations, documentation is at the discretion of the project manager. In other cases, there are endless check lists and paperwork requirements to manage. In this webinar, we will cover the basics of documentation, the risk management benefits of documentation, and how documentation is a demonstration of professionalism. You will also learn how to use documentation to manage contracts and financial requirements.

4 Common Rookie Project Manager Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Sep 3, 2015 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

New project managers (and sometimes seasoned project managers alike) often fall victim to a few common missteps that unfortunately can prove fatal to their success. While project managers can often become consumed with the day-to-day crises, administrative tasks and status updating, they can sometimes lose sight of key steps that are a key part of the foundation of any successful project. This workshop explores four specific pitfalls often faced by the new project manager and provides specific techniques and best practices that can be immediately applied to avoid them.

Procurement

Procurement in Project Management - What You Need to Know

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Diana L Lindstrom

All project managers have to buy something, either goods or services. When you have a procurement professional on your team, you can manage the procurement as a subproject. But when you have to do the procurement yourself, you need to know exactly what has to be done, and when.

Stakeholder

First Step to a Successful Project: A Complete RFQ

by Ethan Wei, Max Li

It’s safe to say that the project management skill set is most profoundly used in the realm of business. The completion of each project, whether profit or non-profit based, creates building blocks to allow further growth and opportunities. For business-related projects, the process usually starts with a Request for Quotation.

Impossible Filmmaking (Part 2)

by Kevin Richardson

Nothing in his impressive experience could have prepared a time-crunched filmmaker for his hectic project in China...except one thing: earning his PMP certification. Read how this international project management consultant got an animated film off the ground in no time flat.

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