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.


Project Managers: The Level-Headed Heroes that Prevail

by Mike Donoghue

Being a project manager may not be flashy and inspire flowing-cape theatrics, but there are quiet ways in which you can work behind the scenes to ensure that everyone becomes the hero when your projects are completed on time, within budget and to everyone’s satisfaction.

All About Project Scope

PREMIUM presentation

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


Statistical PERT™ (SPERT™) Task Estimation Worksheet

by William Davis

Statistical PERT uses standard functions for the normal distribution that come built-in to Microsoft Excel. Using these two functions, SPERT can create endless estimates with probabilities ranging between 0 and 100%. SPERT allows estimators to subjectively indicate how likely the most likely outcome really is. With SPERT, an estimator’s subjective opinion changes the SPERT standard deviation, and that affects the SPERT-created probabilities associated with SPERT estimates. To be used in conjunction with the accompany article Introducing Statistical PERT.

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.


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)

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.



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)

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.


Improving Project Success Through Organizational Change


Too often, well-intentioned managers begin project initiatives without thoroughly evaluating the organizational changes required to help ensure the initiatives are truly successful. Neglecting to include and properly communicate with employees can lead to resistance and project failure. The author shares two examples from his practice to illustrate how and what to communicate effectively to increase project support.

Making Project Management Work Better

Jeff B. Garrison, PMP

Even the most experienced project managers can benefit from a refresher before initiating the project. If you do not have a line item that says “Project Management Training,” you may have missed the boat and may miss the goals of the project. Every project needs training at some level. Learn how to get your team thinking like project managers.


Managing Project Country Risk

Oct 7, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

The geo political scene keeps changing, and yet companies have to take on projects & risks on a global level and be global players in order to grow. The purpose of this presentation will be to provide tips for risk managers on how to understand and address geo political risks.

Managing Project Country Risk

PREMIUM on-demand webinar
by Nicki Kons

The geo political scene keeps changing, and yet companies have to take on projects & risks on a global level and be global players in order to grow. The purpose of this presentation will be to provide tips for risk managers on how to understand and address geo political risks.


Contracting for Infrastructure Technology (IT) Services – “Software as a Service” Projects

by Janice Blake, PMP

With business competition increasing, organizations have turned to third parties for delivery models that offer new ways of fulfilling their information processing and data needs. Managing an IT service is very different from managing IT products and requires new skills. Contract establishment, vendor management and education of the business staff is needed. This paper addresses some of the key areas to consider when contracting for large-scale IT service contracts.

Stepping Your Way Through Vendor Negotiations

by Teresa R. Ramsey

...or how a DIY trouper never stops learning. As this project manager planned her next big do-it-herself project, she started to parallel her effort to those she has encountered many times when executing a program or project at work. What can you learn from her experience...and mistakes?


Why Sustainability is Critical for Your Project

Karen Chovan

Evidence is showing an extremely high rate of project failure, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better--particularly on projects that have many stakeholders involved, and those that require environmental assessments. What are we missing, and why aren’t our improvement methods working?


"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore."

- Mark Twain