Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned: They Really Aren't a Bad Thing!

by Andy Jordan

You don’t have to be a seasoned project manager to have a negative view of the lessons-learned process. But is it really such a waste of time? New PMs especially should carry out lessons learned as often as they can. Here are some ways to do that...

Change Management

The Scribe Approach

by Dileep Rajan

As project manager for a newly rebooted team, this author supported its natural drive for a culture emphasizing work order data integrity. A key ingredient for the project’s success was approaching the transformation project through the role of a “scribe.”

Knowledge Shelf

Flex for Success: Case Study on Maintenance, Repair and Operations

by Manu Siddharth Paliwal

MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) services today have greater challenges to deal with to meet the present demand-supply requirements of an increasing number of aircraft flying. This case study identifies opportunities that can be realized by slightly steering strategies and realigning priorities with respect to resource planning and buffer management.

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Mastering the Art of Mediation

by Dana Bernstein
November 06, 2019 | 60:14 | Views: 1,343 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

In this webinar, we will discuss how mediation, an alternative dispute-resolution technique, can defuse tensions to make for a more productive work place. Using mediation skills instead of imposing a decision, you will be able to apply communication skills, objectivity, and creativity to help disputants reach their own voluntary solution to the conflict.

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When Will We Start Talking to the Right PMO People?

by Andy Jordan

The vast majority of articles you can find that talk about helping PMOs succeed are not addressing the right audience. If you want your PMO to excel, you have to get people involved who are enablers of that success. And that’s not just the PMO head!


Conducting a PMO Health Check (Part 3)

by Michael Wood

To further assist in the health check process, this series continues with an examination of the rationale as to why each statement within each dimension is deemed to represent a healthy practice. In this installment, we look at the statements in Section 2 of the PMO Health Check Worksheet: Project Planning.


Flex for Success: Case Study on Maintenance, Repair and Operations

by Manu Siddharth Paliwal

MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) services today have greater challenges to deal with to meet the present demand-supply requirements of an increasing number of aircraft flying. This case study identifies opportunities that can be realized by slightly steering strategies and realigning priorities with respect to resource planning and buffer management.



Lessons Learned: They Really Aren't a Bad Thing!

by Andy Jordan

You don’t have to be a seasoned project manager to have a negative view of the lessons-learned process. But is it really such a waste of time? New PMs especially should carry out lessons learned as often as they can. Here are some ways to do that...


Conducting a PMO Health Check (Part 1)

by Michael Wood

PMOs are tasked with managing the project assets of the organization throughout the project lifecycle. Thus, it stands to reason that the health-check process should evaluate the PMO in terms of how well it functions in context to that lifecycle.


The 3 Keys to Sustaining Change

by George Trachilis
November 06, 2019 | 61:08 | Views: 967 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.27 / 5

What should you do to ensure lasting change in your organization? George Trachilis, Shingo Research Award winner, explains this is as easy as 1-2-3. However, it is not simple. It requires understanding your true potential as a leader and transferring the same challenge to your students.


Martial Arts Principles Applied To Project Management

by Derek Tse
October 31, 2019 | 54:28 | Views: 1,699 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.40 / 5

Martial arts principles are applied to first manage the self, the people around you, and the environment around the people, this is very similar to a project management context, and many of the principle are directly applicable and can lead to more positive experiences and positive outcome. Participants will get a basic understanding of these principles, why they are important in a martial arts context, examples of how they relate to the project management discipline, and how to practice them.



Sustainably Smarter: How PM Knowledge Networks Improve Skills

by Chivonne Algeo, Katrina Pugh
October 24, 2019 | 62:49 | Views: 6,087 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.38 / 5

A PMI-funded research study identified how project staff use their knowledge networks to build project capabilities, and how knowledge is transferred, translated and managed in these networks. We also explored the role of networks in providing mutual support for 'members' and as a coordination mechanism for the project. The outcomes of the study will help project staff, and their organizations, to understand practical network design strategies and behaviors to transfer and manage knowledge across and within different project environments.


A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework (Part 8): Methodology & Tools

by Uri Galimidi 
October 22, 2019 | 61:44 | Views: 1,278 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.22 / 5

This is in the eighth (and final) installment in an 8-part webinar series, A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework, presented by Uri Galimidi. The series covers an advanced yet practical framework which Project Managers can use to assess the health of their projects. The framework consists of eight key project management areas. This webinar covers Methodology & Tools.


A Deep Dive Into Y2K – A PM Perspective

by Peter de Jager
October 21, 2019 | 61:14 | Views: 1,111 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

We stand on the verge of the 20th anniversary of a curious date: one where, for many reasons, the world didn't end. Y2K was a global project of immense proportions, as organizations literally raced against the clock to prevent their information systems from failing as the rest of the world celebrated the dawn of the new millennium. For the most part, they kept going. This webinar takes a retrospective view of the Y2K project, one of the largest coordinated systems efforts that the world has yet seen; it offers an alternative perspective and far more insight into the management underpinnings of how to manage an effort that was complex, diffuse and world-wide. Join Peter de Jager for a look back at a global incident that monopolized the activities of nearly all IT departments through the 1990s. He'll explore what we've learned, what we still have to figure out, and what we are perilously close to once again forgetting.


Project HEADWAY: Should I Be Tweeting This?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
October 17, 2019 | 65:49 | Views: 1,788 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.62 / 5

This webinar explores what social media can do, what we can do in social media and where we might want to think about drawing the line.


Negotiation, Critical Skill for Project Success

by Syed Moize
October 17, 2019 | 58:02 | Views: 2,896 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.64 / 5

We all manage critical projects for our stakeholders and help organizations succeed in their strategic initiatives. During this project management journey, we often come across situations that require us to effectively use our negotiation skills to resolve conflicting situations. In this webinar, the presenter will highlight the importance of negotiation, key concepts, and share some tips on improving your negotiation skills.


User Acceptance Check Sheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Elok Robert Tee

User acceptance testing of systems and components can be tedious. This simple test check sheet template focuses on test details (test action and expected outcome) and enables stakeholders to minimally record "pass/fail" results with sign-off on test outcomes by authorized testers. Adapt the template to suit your corporate needs.


Project Post-Implementation Review Checklist (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist

このテンプレートは、プロジェクトの結果に焦点を当て、理解するのに役立ちます:技術的な成功、ビジネス上の利点、学んだ教訓。 調査結果は、最終的な調整と調整を行い、プロジェクトを効果的に閉じ、将来のプロジェクトを効果的に実施する組織の能力に貢献するのに役立ちます。




Deliverable Acceptance Document

PREMIUM deliverable
by Nabeel Shahid

Use this Deliverable Acceptance Form to provide verification that your deliverable(s) have been reviewed, accepted and approved by stakeholders, verifying that all work is complete and that the applicable acceptance criteria has been met.


Project Risk Register Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Excel file contains a Project Risk Register Log and instructions for each field, including help ranking probability of occurrence, risk impact, risk ranking and risk response.


Project HEADWAY: You're Not As Agile As You Think

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

This webinar explores what organizational agility looks like in theory, and what organizational reality often looks like in practice. It identifies the requirements for agile, and the necessary pre-conditions to having it actually work at scale.



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