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PMXPO 2016 (On-Demand)

April 28 2016 | online

ProjectManagement.com is excited to bring you the 9th edition of its annual virtual conference and exhibition! It's your opportunity to learn, network, earn more than 6 PDUs and gain valuable knowledge—all from the comfort of your home or office! You can view PMXPO 2016 on demand through July 28 for six sessions full of informed project management viewpoints from leading industry experts--led by our keynote from Robbie Bach, innovation expert and former Chief Xbox Officer.

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Project Management in Drug Discovery: Current Practices and Opportunities

by Charles W. Locuson, PhD, PMP

The demand for drug discovery organizations to produce viable drug candidates is critical, as they try to progress pipelines in a pharmaceutical industry facing increased complexity and costs. A survey of drug discovery scientists was initiated. Respondents overwhelmingly point to project management practices as a valuable asset and offer several actionable suggestions.

Best Practices When Dealing With Critical Situations

by Hari Doraisamy, PMP, Nick Del Grande

In a crisis, stakeholders look to the project manager to remedy the situation. The authors manage a team of critical situation managers in a large software and services company and share a list of best practices based on their team’s collective experience in dealing with similar situations over several years.

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Corporate Culture in Project Management: A Collabyrinth

on-demand webinar
by Karen Smits

When various companies come together to work on a project, they each bring their own corporate culture to the project organization. Consequently, a great variety of cultural aspects, as well as distinct practices and different values and interests for participation, emerge when stakeholders come together in a project organization. Hence, the project organization is a cultural complex work environment.

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The Critical Path

Spotlight On: IT Strategy

Project Failure as a Scapegoat for Organizational Failure (Part 1)

by Majeed Hosseiney

Organizations often talk of project management failure and put us in a vicious cycle of cause/effect analysis loops. The problem is that we look for the cause of project management failure where the light is--and not in the dark spot where the true issue is. This three-part series helps to uncover some key underlying and recurring sources of confusion within organizations.

Spotlight On: IT Strategy

2016 CIO Success Guide

by Michael Wood

Is it getting easier or harder to enjoy long-term success as a CIO these days? Has 2016 placed greater demands on CIOs, or is it a repeat of the last few years?

Topic Teasers

Topic Teasers Vol. 78: Breaking Stalemates

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP

Question: We are at a stalemate! Executives keep asking for more and more projects to be done, yet our resources do not have enough spare time to do them. We look bad, but when we say we don’t have enough time to do these requested projects, management doesn’t really “hear” us. I’m not officially a project manager, but is there any way I can step up and help my organization through this standoff?
A. If you are not a project manager, this is not your problem. Continue to do your daily work and spend whatever few hours a week you can working on projects as they are assigned by the boss of your department.
B. Ask to make a plea in the next executive meeting. When you present your case, let them know that everyone is too busy to do more projects and, realistically, it will a long time before the current ones are finished. It is important to set expectations.
C. Ask your immediate manager if you can work with your colleagues to try to capture the free time available for projects and then prepare information for him to present to the executives. In this way, you may be able to realistically show some options for moving forward with organizational projects.
D. Work to reduce the number of hours you spend on your current daily tasks so that you can focus more of your energy on important projects. Projects are the future, so they should be completed even if it is at the expense of the operational tasks that keep the company running in the present.
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