Integration

Embracing Mistakes: Learning from Experience

by Jon Quigley, Shawn P. Quigley

Failure to learn from mistakes--and from each other--can cost organizations dearly. Learning and adapting are hallmarks of good project management and of functioning organizations. Making mistakes is not a problem--it's how we learn.

Scope

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.

All About Project Scope

PREMIUM presentation

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

Time

Corrective Action Request (CAR) Form

deliverable
by Sameh Nasr

Has your project deviated from the planned scope, schedule, cost or quality requirements? Need to get it back in line with your project baselines? Corrective actions can help; use this form to make a request.

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

Earned Value Management Formulas...Illustrated

by David L. Rico, PMP

The whole point of Earned Value Management is to use past project performance measurements to depict the current standings and predict future efforts and resources required to complete the project goals. If you think in pictures, this illustrated formula will aid in your pursuit of certification or provide a refreshing perspective for veteran practitioners.

Intelligent Project Management: Adopting a 'Program Mindset'

by Nic Horn, Mark Seymour

Establishing a “program approach” allows leadership to control performance across multiple projects to achieve maximum efficiency and ensure alignment to strategic goals. The “Intelligent Project Management” model (iPM) provides a fully integrated approach utilizing smart controls, greater visibility of performance data and ensuring people have the right capabilities to support delivery.

Quality

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.

People

Brain Leadership: How to Engage Employees through Neuroscience

Aug 25, 2016 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

For decades, leaders and managers have been trained to think and act on upon the assumption that employees and customers are rational beings. Motivational, organisational and structural approaches have been developed on the premise that people know what is good for them and that they behave accordingly. Therefore rewards, bonuses, job promotions as well as punishments have been designed to make sure people understand and achieve goals. However, there is strong scientific evidence that this approach is not just irrelevant but dangerous because it does not accept humans as they are: emotional, irrational and primarily focused on their survival. Management styles need to change and modern leaders have to reconsider their approach. This webinar provides both the evidence for the need to change and directions on how this should happen. Prepare for the holistic brain leader!

Communications

How Building Information Modeling (BIM) Can Help Project Managers

by Saad Al Jabri

Building information modeling (BIM) has grown tremendously in just a few years. Meanwhile, factors are pushing the construction world to innovate opportunities for improving efficiency and productivity. In this scenario in any project, the project manager has the overall responsibility for project success.

Communication: The Leader's Language

by Suresh MK

Communication is the medium through which one articulates vision, strategy, change and feedback. It is most critical for leaders to have effective communication skills as they are the ones delivering important strategy and vision. If they fail to articulate that effectively, it could lead to unintended consequences.

Risk

Getting Project Risk Management Right

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Identifying risks that are not related to the project is a common mistake, leading to incorrect analysis and poor responses. The end result is that risk management is frequently adding more waste and inefficiency instead of helping to increase project success rates.

Agile Risk Management

by Mike Griffiths

Agile approaches do not have risk management approaches built in as standard; they have the integration points, but not the steps required. Fortunately, with a little effort, we can fill those gaps and equip teams with the skills they need to address risks and opportunities effectively.

Procurement

Outsourcing: Too Good to Be True?

by Andy Jordan

Outsourcing vendors make lots of promises around the cost savings and productivity improvements they can deliver. Are the benefits really that good?

Top Reasons to Outsource

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

There are many reasons and benefits from outsourcing work. Here are some of the top reasons for looking outside of your organization for expertise and assistance in executing projects.

Stakeholder

Maintaining Documents

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Documentation is very rarely kept up to date often enough—and is usually out of date a few days after it has been approved. When working on a project, out-of-date documentation can be a major issue in executing the project correctly.

Managing Benefits Risk

by Andy Jordan

Projects are undertaken to deliver business benefits. How well does our risk management approach support the protection of those benefits?

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