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New Video Series Explores Value Delivery Landscape

by PMI

Senior PMI leaders and representatives from PMI’s Global Executive Council recently appeared in an online video series sponsored by World Finance. The videos cover a range of topic areas, including a discussion on the full spectrum of competencies along what PMI calls the value deliver landscape.

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Reducing Waste in Project Management

by Daniel Iannucci

It would be satisfying to say we could simply remove those processes that add no value. In many cases, those processes had a worthwhile goal, they just failed to accomplish it. To solve this, PMOs can learn from the product development idea of a minimum viable product.

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Scaling Agile: An Existential Threat to Project Management?

by Louis J. Taborda

How might efforts to "scale agile" and apply its self-organizing principles to the development of increasingly complex solutions impact the project management discipline? Two key challenges are identified: the purposeful avoidance of the project manager role and favoring stable, persistent teams over temporary organizations.

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4 Steps to Increasing the Agility of Your Organization or Team

by Ryan Gottfredson

Over time, the external marketplace changes. As this happens, the policies and procedures originally used to create efficiencies slowly become barriers to the changing needs of customers and environmental demands. How do organizations or project teams become agile? Here are four recommendations.

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Systematic Innovation in Complex Environments

by Kimberly Johnson, Mick Kuehn, Darrell Mann
March 19, 2019 | 61:44 | Views: 789 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

As the world becomes more inter-connected, it becomes inherently more complex and more prone to tipping into chaos. This phenomenon is not helped by the fact that most individuals do not understand the differences between how complex systems work. A lot of our assumptions are plain wrong when it comes to complexity – we look for root causes when there are none; we adopt command-and-control management strategies when self-organisation is the only viable method; and we fail to recognise that whenever discontinuous change happens, things will get worse before they get better. This webinar offers a crash-course in complex systems theory and provides real-world examples of how enterprises that embrace the complexity are progressively displacing traditional organisations.

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PMXPO 2019 Agenda

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PMXPO 2019

by ProjectManagement.com

It's time for PMXPO 2019! Join us Thursday for a day-long slate of enlightening presentations, networking and more! Our virtual doors open at 8:30 am ET. Opening remarks begin at 9 am ET, soon followed by our keynote from Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project!



What Should a PMO Actually Do?

by Andy Jordan

There is a lot of focus on PMO value and accountability at the moment, but how does that translate into work? What should a PMO actually be doing on a daily basis?


Navigating the Talent Triangle®

by Mike Griffiths

The PMI Talent Triangle® can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. It's not so mysterious—and it’s actually very easy to claim PDUs from each category, which collectively describe the people, processes and industry knowledge and skills needed to be effective.


Servant Leadership in Volunteering

by Stephanie Jaeger

Servant leaders see the group as more important. They put the needs, growth and development of others at the center. As a volunteer who follows this philosophy, you can enrich not only the lives of others, but also your own.


All for One Backlog, One Backlog for All

by Bart Gerardi

Backlogs are typically prioritized by product folks, so developers can often feel disempowered, which can create disagreement and disharmony. But multiple or split backlogs aren't the solution. Here are better ways to ensure a collaborative environment and a proper outcome for all.


Predictive, Iterative and Adaptive Life Cycle Approaches: Managing Projects in the Knowledge Environment

by Barry Milteer
March 14, 2019 | 61:57 | Views: 1,243 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.73 / 5

While the number of project management frameworks (COBIT, PMBOK, PRINCE2, SCRUM, SAFe) continues to increase, the number of approaches to project management used by organizations and practitioners appear to be decreasing. Although other useful approaches to managing projects surely exist, many publications now promote the use of two (2) primary approaches - Predictive and Agile.


How an Awarded Program Improved Hospital Discharge Summaries for Successful Patient Recoveries

by Vinod Kumar Paidakula, Lorelie Kaid, Andre D'Penha, Michael Caesar
March 12, 2019 | 58:33 | Views: 1,638 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.38 / 5

The University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada wanted to ensure that patients who are discharged from hospitals receive the necessary support for a successful recovery. In 2014, UHN embarked on a 3-year, CA$955,000 quality improvement initiative which included creating a standardized electronic Discharge Summary for UHN’s 35,000 annual inpatients, detailing their hospital experience and requirements for ongoing care. The program finished on schedule and under budget and was a winner of the 2018 PMI Award for Project Excellence. Learn about this awarded program’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.


The Agile Enterprise: What is different in an Agile Project

by Stelian Roman
March 08, 2019 | 58:36 | Views: 1,451 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.30 / 5

The concept of the Agile Project Manager is almost universally accepted, at least in IT projects; although there is no Agile Project Management Methodology. Traditional approaches like PMBoK and PRINCE2 had always the capability to use techniques that are part of the Agile delivery: incremental and iterative development, early delivery of increments of the project, multi-functional teams, inspect and adapt, etc.


The Project Revolution: The Implications of the Silent Disruption That Is Taking Place and the New Skills Needed to Adapt

by Antonio Nieto
March 07, 2019 | 61:33 | Views: 2,271 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.55 / 5

By 2025, regardless of industry or sector, senior leaders and managers will spend at least 60% of their time selecting, prioritizing, and driving the execution of projects. In fact, soon "we will all become project leaders, but many of us are not prepared for this shift.” According to recent research, the number of individuals working in project-based roles will increase from 66 million (in 2017) to 88 million (forecast 2027). And the value of project-oriented economic activity worldwide will grow from $12 trillion (in 2013) to $20 trillion (forecast 2027). Those are millions of projects requiring millions of project leaders per year. In this landscape the percentage of work activities performed as part of projects is markedly increasing as projects are becoming the essential model to deliver change and create value around the world. The so-called gig economy is also driven by projects.


Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1)

by Ruth Pearce
March 06, 2019 | 61:19 | Views: 2,198 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.65 / 5

Being a strengths-based project manager means playing to the strengths of those around us to build cohesive high-performing teams. In this session attendees will learn about the “aware-explore-apply” model of character strengths and how just knowing their own strengths will positively impact their teams and projects.


Visual Control Board for a Strategic PMO

by David Davis, Gideon Okonrende
February 28, 2019 | 61:23 | Views: 1,576 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.28 / 5

PMOs are an integral part an organization’s strategic plan for implementing improvement, keeping the business running, and directing change. The PMO has a wide range of responsibilities with a diverse set of stakeholders and an ever increasing demand for status. Thus, many PMOs are transforming into “Strategic PMOs” and assumed the role of defining the, and reporting the status of, the clear line of sight from Strategic Intent to Project Outcomes.


La gestion de projet à l’international - Enjeux selon les milieux de travail: Des ONGs à l'entreprise privée

by Alexandru Beg, Aliki Courmanopoulos, NICOLAS GAUVIN, Michèle Le Moëligou, Robert Nadeau
February 26, 2019 | 60:07 | Views: 615 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.27 / 5

Vous aimeriez en apprendre plus sur la gestion de projet à l’international et sur les enjeux que cela peut comporter? Ne manquez pas le webinaire du 26 février prochain! Quels sont les défis et les bonnes pratiques en gestion de projet à l’international? Quelle est la réalité de la gestion des parties prenantes dans le cadre de projets dans ce contexte? Au cours de ce webinaire, deux professionnels de la gestion de projet vous partageront leur parcours professionnel, ainsi que les expériences professionnelles qui leur ont servi de tremplins pour orienter leur carrière en gestion de projet à l’international. De la coopération internationale à l’entreprise privée, ils exploreront les défis auxquels ils ont fait face, ainsi que les bénéfices qu'ils en ont retirés. L’un oeuvrant pour une ONG internationale, l’autre pour une entreprise privée, ils effectueront une analyse de la gestion des parties prenantes dans le contexte professionnel respectif. Quelles compétences transférables sont nécessaires pour devenir gestionnaires de projets internationaux; comment faire face aux défis de la gestion de la diversité; comment travailler dans une optique d’empowerment des équipes locales; comment conjuguer sa propre adaptation à la vie à l’étranger et son travail, voilà des questions auxquelles nos panélistes répondront lors du webinaire.


Project HEADWAY: Innovation Doesn’t Work The Way You Think It Does

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
February 21, 2019 | 65:44 | Views: 3,768 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.48 / 5

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly tackles the challenge of actually innovating—what it is, what it looks like and how to do it. You’ll learn how to bring innovative approaches into your life and work, and how to manage innovation projects.


Statistical PERT™ (SPERT™) Estimation Worksheet

deliverable
by William Davis

Now updated! Statistical PERT is an estimation technique that project professionals use to align expectations and make better business decisions. Use Statistical PERT to create a probabilistic forecast for many project uncertainties, such as how much the project will cost, or how long the project will take to deliver. Statistical PERT easily models a wide variety of uncertainties using built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel, making estimation easy to do—even for people who don't like statistics.



Resource Management Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Maeghun Bagayatkar

This sheet is intended to give project managers as well as functional managers a snapshot of over/under allocated resources in their team. This will help with better resource management as work can be moved between resources or additional resources can be requested.


Resource Loading Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This template allows you to upload resources to the activities of a program using a simple interface based on Excel; it produces a resource histogram. Included in the zip file are instructions, a sample template and a blank template.


Project HEADWAY: Innovation Doesn’t Work The Way You Think It Does

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

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly tackles the challenge of actually innovating—what it is, what it looks like and how to do it. You’ll learn how to bring innovative approaches into your life and work, and how to manage innovation projects.


PM Point of View #59: Psychometrics: Myers-Briggs and Beyond

podCast
by Kendall Lott, David Cooper, Ray Linder, Hile Rutledge
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

Know thyself. Then know your teammates. A key component of effective project management is teamwork, but that’s not always easy when you bring together people representing a range of ages, backgrounds, and values. There are steps PMs can take to engender a harmonious and, consequently, a productive work environment.



Bug Forecasting Template

deliverable
by Steve Poessnecker

Project bugs and the forecasting of progress can be complex. An Excel spreadsheet can be employed to gauge the progress of the testing and resolution teams. Using this simplistic method in conjunction with test-estimation techniques can help the project manager determine the completion date for testing efforts. Use this template in conjunction with the article Software-Simplistic Prediction Model for Bug Forecasting.


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