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Managing Seasonal Depression

by Michael Huber

Seasonal depression is all too real. The slowdown around the holidays can create a void that can lead to an emotional rut, which can grow into something deeper. Here's some advice on how to minimize some of the overwhelming feelings that can come during this time of year.

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Agile Leaders, Business Leaders (Part 1)

by Andy Jordan

Today’s agile is more than simply a way to deliver projects, it’s rapidly becoming a mainstream business approach—and there are challenges that need to be overcome to enable that. Let's look at how organizations can optimize performance by elevating agile leaders to become business leaders.

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Best Practices for Sprint Planning

by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George
November 17, 2022 | 60:16 | Views: 2,799 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

This webinar will focus on proven best practices to run sprint planning meetings effectively and maximize the ability of the team to plan their sprint, commit to a sprint goal, and execute.

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BAs' and Work Packages

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Senior leadership have introduced the working practice of using deliverable specific work packages, I have a business analyst in my team who is adamant that work packages based on deliverables aren't ...









3 Skill Sets PMs Must Focus on for Future Success

by Joe Wynne

Where will you be working in a year? What tools will be necessary for success? How will you build your career? To be a successful PM, you don't need to see into the future—but you do need to continuously build skills in these three critical areas.


6 Lessons a Broken Ankle Taught Me About Life…and Project Management

by Dr. Deepa Bhide, PMP

Over 12 weeks of bedrest nursing a complex fracture, this physician was confined with little movement. It gave her an opportunity to be introspective—and she soon learned valuable lessons about life that we can also take to heart in our careers as project managers.


Deconstructing the Future of Project Management

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

At the intersection of how organizational practices are framed and how accountability for project management is articulated lies four possible scenarios for our PM future. Which dimensions are more or less likely to emerge going forward? This is where there are some intriguing insights...


The Problem With PMO Maturity Models

by Andy Jordan

Attempts to pursue maturity as defined by a model may lead a PMO—and the larger organization—to miss out on opportunities to improve performance in other ways. If your maturity model isn't the right approach, what’s the alternative?


Topic Teasers Vol. 154: Confused by Too Many New Agile Terms?

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

Question: With the addition of Disciplined Agile, we now have three types of approaches to how projects should be managed. But this means three times as many terms and roles to try to manage. In my company, different teams use different ways to organize their work, so inter-team communication becomes daunting. What is a good way to learn terms—and advice on how to use them correctly?


Deliver More by Committing to Less

by Bart Gerardi

By committing to full capacity, teams often must make compromises, accepting partial work or splitting work. But by leaving some capacity available, teams can take on additional work based on customer feedback or new information without disrupting the existing plan—and deliver more.


Is Pressure Undermining Your Team’s Collaboration?

by Dr. Heidi K. Gardner and Ivan A. Matviak

High-pressure environments often stoke anxiety on both the individual and team level. Project leaders must be alert to the ways this unease can poison team collaboration, including siloed behaviors, risk-aversity and rigid thinking.


Revisiting the PM Future

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

Nearly a decade ago, this practitioner examined the proposition that if we want to understand what project management’s future might look like, a good place to start is to look at how people in the past envisioned the future. Is that proposition still valid?


Encore une fois, l’innovation en action... 4 étapes et 5 questions

by Laurent SIMON
November 23, 2022 | 56:28 | Views: 585 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.66 / 5

L’innovation étant une préoccupation stratégique croissante pour les organisations, des études récentes montrent que la plupart d’entre elles déclarent ne pas maîtriser les processus d’innovation. Dans ce webinaire, nous présentons un cadre simple, conceptuel et pratique en 4 étapes pour favoriser l’innovation, conditionnel à la réponse honnête de 5 questions structurantes.


Bridging the Gap Between Project Portfolio Management and Lean Portfolio Management of SAFe

by Julien Mansourian
November 21, 2022 | 60:23 | Views: 1,895 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

In today's digital landscape, organisations need to manage a large portfolio of programs, projects and operations. Given the ongoing market and economical changes, the traditional portfolio management function has to be agile and adaptive to shift direction when required. Some organisations are currently implementing Lean Portfolio Management of SAFe to inject flexibility and adaptability in how they connect execution to strategy. We will address the transition strategy to smoothly move from an existing set of portfolio management processes to LPM of SAFe.


Project HEADWAY: Managing Small and Fast-Paced Projects

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
November 17, 2022 | 61:35 | Views: 2,648 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.69 / 5

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly tackles the essential principles of applying lightweight management projects to small and speedy projects. He explores why small projects are their own unique challenge, and why the traditional views of project management just don't fit. He examines what will make a difference, and the adaptations and appropriate techniques that work when projects need to be truly lean. If you struggle with how to lead in the face of scaled-down projects and rapid response, this is a webinar that you won't want to miss.


The Importance of Governance & Cyber Security to leverage Citizen Development – Part 2

by Jesse Shiah, Pete Schaefer, Osvaldo Sousa, Laura Faughtenberry, Ian Gosling
November 14, 2022 | 54:48 | Views: 494 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.60 / 5

Join PMI, Agilepoint, Autto, Kianda, and TrackVia for the PMI Citizen Developer Partner’s Perspective Webinar Series where we bring you valuable insights, perspectives and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement.


4 formas en que el voluntariado le convertirá en un mejor gerente de proyectos para la nueva normalidad

by Mayte Mata-Sivera, Yasmina Khelifi
November 11, 2022 | 57:53 | Views: 323 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

Nosotras estábamos convencidas de que el voluntariado no era para nosotras. Sin embargo, pronto descubrimos que gracias al voluntariado nuestra experiencia personal y profesional nos estaba enriqueciendo de forma exponencial. Rápidamente nos convertimos en voluntarias apasionadas gracias al increíble aprendizaje que obtuvimos. En este seminario web, compartiremos nuestras experiencias, anécdotas e ideas sobre cómo el voluntariado nos ha ayudado a convertirnos en mejores gerentes de proyectos.


Evolution of a PMO Leader - Lessons from Matthew McConaughey

by Hussain Bandukwala
November 09, 2022 | 61:07 | Views: 4,807 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

This webinar takes inspiration from the career renaissance of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey. The session outlines Matthew’s own career transformation and extracts the key skills required to become a successful PMO leader.


Leadership Maturity Framework: The Path to Leadership Development

by Aina Aliieva
November 08, 2022 | 60:44 | Views: 4,043 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.28 / 5

Leading in VUCA world, leadership skills need to be refined and adjusted accordingly to new conditions. Current and future trends indicate complexity, accelerated change and near-constant uncertainty. During the industrial era, the leadership path was to evolve horizontally, meaning developing their hard and operational skills and being promoted to the next level. In the modern world, the evolution is vertical, meaning that emotional maturity, soft skills and global vision need to be evolved first.


Maximizing Organizational Resilience Under Institutional Complexity in Interorganizational Projects

by Ralf Müller, Linzhuo Wang
November 02, 2022 | 60:47 | Views: 1,737 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

The design of governance systems of collaborative relationships should aim for resolving institutional complexity, which further improves organizational resilience for IOPs. By adopting a sequential qualitative-quantitative approach, we conduct research based on empirical evidence to address the issue of resilience of IOPs under institutional complexities. Consequently, this research broadens the perspectives of earlier studies by proposing a shift from focusing on operational conflicts to institutional conflicts and has identified a dynamic stakeholder engagement strategy toward improved resilience. This novel perspective is better aligned with practical reality and provides a comprehensive theoretical framework of governance for improved resilience in the face of institutional complexity.


Agile Project Management: Nuances & Skills

PREMIUM presentation
by Gaurav Dhooper

Agile Project Management requires some additional skills to be possessed by an Agile Project Manager. It does not only involve managerial skills but also requires more team-oriented and leadership skills. Agile Development is a value-driven model with focus on outcomes unlike traditional approaches which are plan-driven in nature and based on output.


Best Practices for Sprint Planning

PREMIUM presentation
by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George

This webinar will focus on proven best practices to run sprint planning meetings effectively and maximize the ability of the team to plan their sprint, commit to a sprint goal, and execute.


Cheating Just a Little Bit

PREMIUM presentation
by Simona Bonghez, Leah Brophy

The topic of the webinar, close to the border of psychology, includes those ethical aspects that are tremendously influencing our projects and social life as well. The presenter, member of the PMI Ethics Member Advisory Group talks about the psychological distance between our actions and their impact, about how this distance explains some of our temptations (especially when we fell pray to them) and about the broken window concept applied in ethics (something that we encounter more and more nowadays). Ethics tools available for practitioners are presented and their possible practical results shortly described.


Communication: The Key to Project Success

PREMIUM presentation
by Sajeev Kumar Menon

Communication is the building block of business relationships. The communication can range from face-to-face meetings, conference calls, emails and presentations. In all such scenarios it is vital for the Project Manager to get his/her message across to the audience.


Creative Leadership Thinking for Innovative Inspiring Performances

PREMIUM presentation
by Sally Arnold

In this webinar Sally will bring exciting Creative, Innovative thinking to your role as a Project Manager. She will inspire you to put on new glasses, 3D, to view Performance, the Lifeline of projects as you have never seen previously. Just as Performing Artists create Standing Encore performances you can achieve this too by understanding and instigating the following methods which will be unpacked in this session.



Formalized and Systematic Risk Management Process for Complex Projects

PREMIUM presentation
by Esra Tepeli

Project risks can give negative impacts on project objectives such as delay, cost overruns, decrease in quality and security aspects, then we can observe serious project failures. Risk management aims to identify the possible causes of threats and opportunities, to assess them qualitatively and quantitatively and to propose an action plan for risks deemed critical in order to decrease the undesirable effects on project objectives. Complex projects are affected by numerous risks and opportunities because of their complex organizational plan with a large number of stakeholders, complex planning with a long life-cycle, complex resource management, technical issues, and particular environmental factors.


In the Digital Fray, Don’t Just Converse. Collaborate Inclusively.

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by Chivonne Algeo, Katrina Pugh

With the move online, we could just begrudgingly endure the meetings and emails. Or, we could build trust, inspire team cohesion, and drive astonishing impact. When we move from in-person work to virtual (or hybrid) work, our communication frequency, structure, participation, and even content change. We risk wasting time in misunderstanding, false-agreement or rework. The Four Discussion Disciplines (4DDs - integrity, courtesy, inclusion and translation) are practices teams can use on email, in meetings, or in posts to address this. In this session, Katrina Pugh (Columbia University, New York, NY) and Chivonne Algeo (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) will discuss how to lead the 4DDs with your teams, across your organization, and with partners to improve meaning-making and relationship-building.


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