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4 Ways Planning Helps Agile Teams

by Bart Gerardi

Planning is time-consuming, and the end result is often inaccurate when assumptions crumble or circumstances change. No wonder many teams prefer to dive in and work out the details later. But even in an agile environment that does not delight in documentation, there is real value in planning (if not the plan itself).

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Overcoming the Executive Barrier to Agile

by Andy Jordan

Agile adoption presents many challenges, none greater than when executive leaders and decision-makers are the biggest barrier to the cultural change that needs to occur. But it’s not an impossible hurdle to overcome. You have to play the game on their terms, one step at a time.

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Before You Dive In...Make Sure the Water Is Warm

by Brent Langevin

The Pay for Success (PFS) approach provides a compelling “try before you buy” platform for conducting a new product or service analysis. Is there a way to “experience” the needs and challenges of engaging in a PFS initiative, and to “visualize” the potential benefits of the offering, without a large commitment of resources to such an up-front effort?

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Driving Improvement with Agile and Kaizen

by Mihail Barakoski

The Kaizen framework for driving improvements is a combination of agile and lean practices used together in a systematic way so that it improves the level of employee engagement while also improving bottom-line business results.

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How to be a Rock Star Project Manager on Digital Transformation

by Tony Saldanha
January 08, 2020 | 60:11 | Views: 1,404 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.43 / 5

Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?

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It Works: Applying Project Management Techniques to Due Diligence Efforts

by Rob Seiler

Project management techniques help to establish order and clear lines of responsibility and can be invaluable tools for successful implementation of due diligence efforts. The application of a WBS and a project schedule remove the potential bias of a “done deal” mentality and focus the effort to develop an informed opinion.


Make Your Move to Mid-level Project Manager

by Joe Wynne

Like many members of PMI and ProjectManagement.com, you may be an early-career PM. The excitement and benefits of the mid-career PM await you! Get there faster by determining what employers expect—and meeting those expectations better than your competition.


Topic Teasers Vol. 129: Preparing for Recession

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

Question: I am the project manager in a small business? Oh, wait…I’m also one of the owners. My partners and I are concerned with what we read and hear in the news about a possible upcoming recession. We’re not sure how to adjust our projects and our other business practices to have the best shot of surviving if an economic downturn occurs. How can I use my project management skills to set up a “Live Through It Successfully” project?



A Second Look at Leadership Rules to Live By

by Brandon East, PMP

Mantras like the golden rule are great to live by, but how do they pertain to the real world—and especially project management? Let's take a deeper dive with three popular rules we've all heard before.


Factors, Approaches, Impacts, and Effects of Communication

by Pang De Xian

Our fluency in conveying our messages affects the fluidity of the messages’ transmissions, and thus the effectiveness of their intentions. Learning the relationships between factors, approaches, impacts, and the effects of communication can help to improve our communication and correspondence skills in listening, writing, and conversation.


Estimation in the Era of Continuous Change

by Andy Jordan

With projects increasingly being initiated with incomplete scopes—and with change becoming ever more frequent—what role does estimation play today?



The Agile Enterprise: Managing Financial Aspects in Agile Projects

by Stelian Roman
January 10, 2020 | 59:56 | Views: 2,951 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.47 / 5

Agile is sometimes introduced as a cheaper way of delivering projects, products, and services. Unlike the traditional approach of measuring the value delivered based on the planned deliverables, the budget spent, and meeting the critical milestones, Agile doesn't and shouldn't track the delivery in the same way. Agile is a new approach, and traditional project finance management may not be relevant or can become an impediment to agility. Agile is or should be based on trust, and in an Agile organization, most of the financial planning and reporting should not be necessary. However, very few organizations have the necessary conditions to abolish tight financial management. This webinar will propose a few financial management approaches for Agile projects, highlighting the necessity as well as the challenges of each of the proposed models.


The Project Manifesto - The Guiding Principles of the Project Economy

by Antonio Nieto
January 08, 2020 | 60:45 | Views: 1,549 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example.


How to Prevent and Stop Workplace Bullying

by Lori Wilson
January 07, 2020 | 58:46 | Views: 3,212 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Workplace bullying is a fascinating and complex subject – whether it is happening to your personally in your relationships with others or showing up in your projects.




The Secrets to Conducting an Effective Project Kickoff Meeting

by Dana Brownlee
December 18, 2019 | 59:32 | Views: 5,275 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.70 / 5

The truth is that a project kickoff meeting can make or break a project. Done well, the kickoff meeting can set the project on a path for success, but a nightmare kickoff meeting can wreak havoc for months to come. These are a few simple secrets that can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your next project kickoff meeting. If you're already familiar with kickoff meetings, no worries. This presentation isn't a soup to nuts overview of how to run a kickoff meeting. Instead, we'll identify several specific techniques that you can throw into your bag of tricks to avoid common pitfalls and move your kickoff meetings from good to great!


The Proven and Practical Project Manager Toolkit: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Register

by Daniel Sklar
December 17, 2019 | 60:13 | Views: 3,190 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

Every project manager should have a proven, practical, and powerful toolkit – of skills, techniques, processes, procedures, tools, and templates – to help a project or program's success. The toolkit should be proven (it works), practical (efficient and adaptable), and powerful (big impact). This webinar focuses on three proven, practical, and powerful tools: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Registers.



Project Monthly Progress Report Outline

PREMIUM deliverable
by Mujahid Akhtar

Use this sample monthly progress report (created for a construction/engineering project) as an outline and adapt for your own project. It contains sections for an EVA summary, progress analysis, procurements and more.


Proposal Estimation and Planning Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sanjiv Dhupkar

There are many available techniques for estimation; however, during the RFP/proposal stage, estimation becomes a challenge due to the high level of scope and information, short durations, urgent submissions, etc. One has to rely on a work breakdown methodology and past experience to derive the schedule, effort and resource requirements. This sample template will help you log a variety of planning activities.



PM for Social Good® 2019 Open House Program Guide!

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The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation is honored to partner with ProjectManagement.com to share an Open House event around the theme of project managers giving back. We're speaking directly to the practitioner community to discuss how you can get involved. This Program Guide shares all you need to know to make the most out of your day—and your career!



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。



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