Project Management

Organizational Culture

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: How PMI Toronto Is Making a Difference

by Sandy Matos

DEI principles have become a focus for many organizations and industries because more and more employees want change to happen—and difficult conversations to occur. Learn how the PMI Toronto Chapter has made a difference—and what you can do to strengthen your organizational culture.

Leadership

Are You Guilty of These 4 Leadership Mistakes?

by Andy Jordan

Have you ever considered how you work? It’s something most of us never consider, but it can have a dramatic impact on the performance of our teams and our projects. Why? Because the way you work affects the way your team works.

Risk Management

Don't Forget Standard Deviation!

by Andy Jordan

Project managers often focus a lot on developing estimates, but sometimes they ignore the most important aspect of those estimates. Let's discuss the importance of standard deviation.

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Finding Confidence in Conflict

by Aina Aliieva
September 02, 2021 | 61:03 | Views: 2,917 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.38 / 5

Managing conflict is a critical competency for every leader and employee. Unfortunately, many people choose simply to ignore conflict and hope it goes away by itself, thinking that it’s not my call to resolve it. However, conflict is an essential part of growth, especially when there is a need to be innovative and creative, when deadlines are tight, and when the directions are unclear.

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Citizen Development Weekly Digest

by PMI

Read a weekly digest of highlights and a selection of articles being published about Citizen Development from around the world. Check in every week for new insights!




2 Ways To Balance AI’s Worst Tendencies

by Bruce Harpham

The way we work today is increasingly being shaped by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. To keep up, we need to understand these technologies holistically—where they add value, and where they fall short.



5 Tips To Manage the 'New Normal' Work Environment

by Bruce Garrod

Building relationships with the people we work with is critical for business success. Project managers have become accustomed to the “new normal” of working from home or other remote arrangements, so use these five steps to help strengthen relationships and improve project performance.


Project HEADWAY: Can Waterfall And Agile Co-Exist?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
September 16, 2021 | 61:00 | Views: 450 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.67 / 5

The domains of waterfall and agile often appear as two solitudes, not overlapping at all. More often they appear to be warring camps, decrying the other and advocating for their preferred way of working. This gets reinforced by the adherents of one practice or the other (often most influenced by which perspective they learned first). One is considered good, the other bad, and there is very little middle space to explore common ground, let along find a potential way of working together. And yet, work together they can. Both strategies have a place, both have a role, and both deliver value. They key is in understanding what each provides, how they are similar and in what important ways they are different, and how commonalities can be found. If you’re stuck in the middle—or you are wondering what all the fuss is about—you won’t want to miss this webinar.


Descend to Soar – Why Humility is Important to Your Career Success

by Sunny Faronbi
September 09, 2021 | 62:02 | Views: 470 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.56 / 5

As powerful as humility is, a common misconception is that it's a sign of weakness. Some think that people who are humble behave as if they are inferior to others. As a result, humility is not regarded as a critical skill. But the fact is that there is an incredible amount of courage and strength involved in the practice of humility especially for those in leadership. As a leader in the project management space, it is critical for you to understand that humility is the foundation of great leaders, and the basis for world-class customer service. This webinar will highlight how humility can take your career to heights you may not have imagined.


Conversations on Citizen Development: Leveraging Data with No-Code for New Innovative Ways of Working

by Sam Sibley, Mat Rule
September 08, 2021 | 29:31 | Views: 507 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.44 / 5

In the latest in our Conversations on Citizen Development series, Sam Sibley explores citizen development with Mat Rule. Mat Rule, CEO and Founder, Toca, and Sam Sibley, Global Head for Citizen Developer at PMI had a wide-ranging conversation about citizen development, no-code, and how to leverage data for new, innovative ways of working. Mat shares his experience of citizen development and how organizations can use no-code to democratize development and leverage data for new ways of working.


Situational Problem Solving Versus Problem Prevention - How to Best Use Your Energy

by Steven Mitchell
September 08, 2021 | 59:59 | Views: 3,358 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.68 / 5

In this webinar we uncover that all problems can be broken down into a few categories, each with their own solution technique. Knowing this assists with quick problem identification and action, which will properly utilize our time and efforts. Likewise, we will review which prevention methods work best for each problem category, and our unique situation. We will understand how to solve problems while maintaining relationships, instead of compromising relationships to solve problems.


Finding Confidence in Conflict

by Aina Aliieva
September 02, 2021 | 61:03 | Views: 2,917 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.38 / 5

Managing conflict is a critical competency for every leader and employee. Unfortunately, many people choose simply to ignore conflict and hope it goes away by itself, thinking that it’s not my call to resolve it. However, conflict is an essential part of growth, especially when there is a need to be innovative and creative, when deadlines are tight, and when the directions are unclear.


Senior Leaders’ Expectations on Project Management - New Insights from Harvard Business

by Antonio Nieto
August 30, 2021 | 59:22 | Views: 2,202 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.56 / 5

As the number of projects in organizations skyrocket, understanding project fundamentals and fostering project management skills have become essential. Leaders have too many projects with too little visibility into them, and they lack the project oversight and delivery competencies to untangle them. In a recent survey with Harvard Business Review, we wanted to look at the current challenges faced by senior leaders when dealing with projects and project management, as well as their expectations for the future. The results, combined with other case studies, will help us better understand how organizations are using projects now, where they are finding success with projects, and where they are struggling. The session will help project managers translate their hands-on know-how up to the leader’s-eye view.


Getting to know the Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC)

by Klaus Boedker
August 24, 2021 | 54:39 | Views: 8,514 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.56 / 5

This webinar centres on how the Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) successfully coaches agile teams utilizing the DA mindset and tool kit.


The Agile Enterprise: Using Agile to Fast Track Process Improvement

by Stelian Roman
August 23, 2021 | 58:53 | Views: 1,485 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.56 / 5

Agile, the new approach that in 1970 was created to replace Lean Six Sigma, is now 'scaling up' by reverting to Lean Practices, such as Kanban, Theory of Constraints, Voice of Customer, and, Kaizen. Although the main scaled Agile frameworks originated as Lean frameworks, the Process improvement practices, including the very important Six Sigma component that is the most mature and confirmed way of measuring the impact of process improvement initiatives, were left out.


Risk/Technical Grid: Suitability Assessment for Citizen Development (Part 2 of 3)

deliverable
by PMI

The Suitability Assessment is one process that falls under the Project Delivery component of the Citizen Development Canvas. Our free guide to the Risk/Technical grid will walk you through the main steps you will need to undertake in order to assess if your project is a suitable fit for citizen development or not.


Project HEADWAY: Can Waterfall And Agile Co-Exist?

PREMIUM presentation
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

The domains of waterfall and agile often appear as two solitudes, not overlapping at all. More often they appear to be warring camps, decrying the other and advocating for their preferred way of working. This gets reinforced by the adherents of one practice or the other (often most influenced by which perspective they learned first). One is considered good, the other bad, and there is very little middle space to explore common ground, let along find a potential way of working together. And yet, work together they can. Both strategies have a place, both have a role, and both deliver value. They key is in understanding what each provides, how they are similar and in what important ways they are different, and how commonalities can be found. If you’re stuck in the middle—or you are wondering what all the fuss is about—you won’t want to miss this webinar.



Project HEADWAY: Cross-Discipline Project Management

PREMIUM presentation
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Cross-disciplinary projects are particularly challenging in that they require everyone to align and support each other to be successful. When you inhabit different worlds, adopt different perspectives and use very different terminology (although occasionally using theoretically-familiar words). If you currently manage cross-disciplinary projects and teams, or you fear that you will in the future, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.


Monthly KPI Tracker

PREMIUM deliverable
by Ramanand Bhat

Use this Excel template to help track of epics on your project and get a graphical representation of progress. Adapt to fit your needs.





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