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Strategy

The Future Is Not Conservative

by Andy Jordan

As organizations navigate dramatic technological change such as digital transformation, conservative, “wait-and-see” strategies will most likely fail. There are risks to moving fast, but now the risks of complacency are far greater, and many businesses won’t recover from being slow to meet rapidly evolving customer expectations.

Knowledge Shelf

Governance Around Projects: An Organizational Approach

by Lourdes Medina, PMP, PfMP, ITIL, CSM

An efficient frame of governance helps to ensure the strategic alignment of the organization with corporate initiatives and their realization. This article analyzes governance around projects with an organizational approach at the strategic level, at the tactical and portfolio level, and at the program and project level.

Benefits Realization

Best Practices in BRM (Part 5): Create Benefits Realization Strategies

by Michelle MacAdam

This is the fifth of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance. Here we address creating benefits realization strategies. This helps ensure clarity around post-implementation roles, engages impacted functions by involving them in determining monitoring strategies, and facilitates post-implementation monitoring and review processes.

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The Creepy Scope

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Best Practice…Says Who?

by Michael Wood

Just what makes any practice or process a “best practice”? Who establishes it? What are the criteria used? Here, the author looks at a number of criteria by which a process or practice could be tested to see if it truly qualifies as “best.”


Align Your Team to a Common Purpose

by Barry Kaplan and Jeff Manchester

Do the members of your team have a sense of purpose, a belief that their roles are important to the success of the project, that their contributions matter? Or are individuals operating in silos, disconnected from a larger, shared vision?


Program Management as a Formidable Weapon

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

When program management is born in a business, circumstances are seldom ideal . Yet when it occurs, businesses realize that program management's many benefits are just what is needed to fight the competition.


Understanding the Decision-Making Dynamic

by Gundo Nevhutalu

Of the many reasons that could cause contractors to experience a project delay or cost overruns, two elements always get this practitioner's attention: ineffective communication and slow decision making. How can this be solved? It all starts with understanding the process.


Negotiation: A Key Skill for Project Success

by Syed Moize

In this article, the author introduces some key concepts of negotiation, shows why negotiations play a critical role in our day-to-day work and shares how we can improve our negotiation skills so that we create a win-win situation for our projects and business issues.


Project Managing the Start-Up: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Project Managers

by Dr. Riaan Steenberg, MBA, PMP

There is a strong correlation between the success of a start-up and the extent to which the entrepreneur executes on the disciplines of finding customers, enabling operations and managing resources. How can entrepreneurs gain insight into the link between the methods needed to manage projects and the processes of establishing a business?


Industrial Project Management: Where SUM Meets SPOC

by Marc Rodriguez Girbau

In order to achieve outstanding results in the implementation of industrial projects, there are two essential concepts: the early involvement of operations in the project for early input on the design; and start-up management to ensure the receiving organization’s readiness for the project. A single point of contact (SPOC) and start-up manager (SUM) can help.




5 Rules for Decision Making Using the 80/20 Principle

by Christopher Cook
February 14, 2018 | 59:48 | Views: 0 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: / 7

The 80/20 Principle, also known as the Pareto principle, states 80% of your outputs are derived from 20% of your inputs. In other words, the majority of the tasks you get done or products your produce are a result of only a handful of activities. This presentation is designed to give you five rules to make better decisions using this principle. You will start to realize how few decisions are actually important, and when they are essential, default responses are already in place. Also, this process will help you determine what is working (double down) and what is not (change early).


Use Games to Build Your Agile Project Teams

by Michael Boyle 
February 14, 2018 | 60:48 | Views: 0 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: / 7

We all struggle with the concept of uncertainty, but it does not deter us from trying from planning the unplannable. This webinar will focus on developing project teams with the ability to share and collaborate turning ambiguity from a deficit to a vehicle that allows your assignee's to produce added-value deliverables. We start this webinar by describing the current situation in how disjointed teams directly contribute to project failure. The effectiveness of a games model, through use of project-based simulation, is then characterized. The basis of this webinar is then illustrated through a number of situational real-life exercises performed. Lastly, we discuss the expectations of this approach, listing some of the lurking pitfalls of this method.


Agile Software Development from the Product Owner Perspective

by Everton de Dias
February 08, 2018 | 60:43 | Views: 7 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: / 7

Software development is frequently discussed from a project management perspective, focusing on knowledge areas, challenges, specific business cases. In this presentation, we want to discuss Agile Software development from the Product Owner perspective, his/her role, profile, performance and challenges.


A Risk-Based Management Approach to Third-Party Data Security, Risk and Compliance

by Robert Putrus
February 01, 2018 | 61:15 | Views: 1,556 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.56 / 7

The presentation describes process guidelines and framework for the enterprises’ board of directors and senior management teams to consider when providing oversight, examination and risk management of third-party business relationships in the areas of information technology, systems and cyber security.



Microsoft PPM and Agile: Are They A Good Match?

by Bob Tyler
January 23, 2018 | 59:44 | Views: 2,643 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.55 / 7

In the webinar “Microsoft Project and Agile: Apples and Oranges?”, we explored how to use Microsoft Project on the desktop to manage Agile projects. In this webinar, we’ll take it to the next level and discuss how to use Project Web App (PWA) to manage Agile projects! And we’ll do it without custom coding or writing macros!


Project HEADWAY: Talent Management Is A Personal Responsibility

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
January 18, 2018 | 62:31 | Views: 3,025 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.78 / 7

When we talk about talent management, we often identify the work that organizations take on to develop and ensure availability of the skillsets and capabilities that they need to thrive in the future. That is all well and good in ensuring the organization has the competencies it requires. In this day and age, however, we all need to be responsible for our own talent management. We need to be identifying and building our own talents to ensure we are positioned for the roles we want in order to succeed and thrive. This webinar provides you with the grounding and guidance to manage your own talents, and take charge of your own career.


Critical Path Weighting Template

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by Stefano Pittaluga

This template will help with planning an activity by giving a method to weight critical paths, with the final goal to calculate contractor delay responsibility by calculated weightings.


Decision Tracker

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by Venkata Kolisetti

We make a lot of decisions throughout the project life cycle. Tracking these decisions is crucial, especially for projects that run for years. With people moving around and with constant change in roles, the tracking of decisions is necessary. This log helps new stakeholders get up to speed on the decisions made—and the reasons behind them.


EVM Progress Tracker

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by Stefano Pittaluga

Is your project on time and within budget? This tracker will guide you through the Earned Value Method, giving a clear, step-by-step approach to help you answer that question.


Multi-Project Tracking Template

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by Stephane Parent

This template shows how you can track actual time and dollars against estimated time and dollars across projects, activities and persons. The pivot table allows you to roll up the data at the project, activity and person, in any order.


Pareto Chart Template

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by Sromon Das

The Pareto Chart is a simple yet powerful tool that allows one to distinguish between the critical few and trivial many. While this is a quality tool, it can be used by any project team for any project type. Microsoft Excel currently does not have built-in functionality to create a Pareto Chart; this Excel template has an in-built macro that can generate a Pareto chart with just a click of a button.


Schedule Risk Scorecard

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by Stefano Pittaluga

This Excel scorecard is composed of three tabs to help you evaluate risks derived by the schedule: overall schedule risk score, schedule content risk score and schedule technicality risk score.


Project HEADWAY: Talent Management Is A Personal Responsibility

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by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

When we talk about talent management, we often identify the work that organizations take on to develop and ensure availability of the skillsets and capabilities that they need to thrive in the future. That is all well and good in ensuring the organization has the competencies it requires. In this day and age, however, we all need to be responsible for our own talent management. We need to be identifying and building our own talents to ensure we are positioned for the roles we want in order to succeed and thrive. This webinar provides you with the grounding and guidance to manage your own talents, and take charge of your own career.


Project Scope Statement Outline

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by Anatoly Savin, PMP, M.S.P.M., MCP

The Project Scope Statement documents the entire scope, including project and product scope. It describes the project’s deliverables in detail. It also provides a common understanding of the project scope among project stakeholders. Use this outline as a basis for your statement.


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