When it comes to PM philanthropy, there is more that can be provided to organizations in need beyond serving as a project manager. Helping organizations to become project management self-sufficient may provide a higher calling.
Agile was born from the necessity to adapt product development to market changes. In the 1990s Agile Enterprise, the Agility combined with Lean practices resulted in fast market release of products combined with efficiency delivered by waste reduction and improved development and build processes. Using Lean Six Sigma for innovation brought efficacy and efficiency. In any product development, systematical innovation is crucial to the competitiveness. Although TRIZ (Theory of Solving Inventive Problems) has been developed with special emphasis on manufacturing, it is after all an approach to product development and process improvement. TRIZ proved useful in process problem solving, so it can be useful for all project management issues and activities.
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By Conrado Morlan As a project management practitioner, I’ve been lucky enough to deploy programs and projects across the Americas, supported by teams in South Asia and Europe. Working ...
For some, talking about joy in your work might sound corny or might not seem important, but I believe it is something we should all consider. Here’s why: Think about a highly functionin ...
PMI is currently seeking volunteers to validate translations of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition! The PMBOK® Guide will be available in eleven languages, and volunteers are needed in o ...
Each and every day as of late, new and innovative use cases for emerging technologies are being developed by the innovative creators of the connected world of tomorrow. They are inventing the products ...
They want me to train people for certification. Last minute request. They reached out on LinkedIn. ...
How do you manage the User Accepting Testing - UAT phase? Which tools and which methodologies do you use while the PMO? ...
My interest is in risk-driven project management vs process driven. The objective of project management is to mitigate risk and enhance benefits as is the role of the project manager and the entire pr ...
A good deal of our business thinking is shaped by delusions, which are shaped by flawed judgments and errors of logic and that distort our understanding of the real reasons for an organisation's p ...
Using your vision of the quintessential project manager (e.g., one who has the perfect balance of hard and soft skills and domain knowledge), what noteworthy positions could be filled by his/her skill ...
When discussing our soft skills, many of us fall back on vague generalities and focus instead on the hard skills we deploy to deliver successful projects. But to differentiate ourselves from our technically qualified peers, we need to make our soft skills a meaningful part of our story by connecting them to principled beliefs.
You can move your projects from me to we to why by creating an emotionally intelligent environment that provides recognition, strives for clarity, and equips and empowers your teams.
Automation represents the next frontier for organizational efficiency and innovation, but leaders must navigate ethical, technological and operational minefields to realize the benefits. Let’s consider some key elements of an automation strategy, including customers, costs, and people.
The article talks about the myth that you must have strong pre-existing relationships to drive the key changes necessary to transform an organization. What truly helps attain success is having crucial conversations with one and all—one at a time.
Much like a flu shot protects you from a specific strain of the flu, this article presents actionable techniques for project managers to take to immunize their team from the negative effects associated with a toxic member. Learn how to identify and mitigate the contagious spread of toxic behaviors before the risk to your project becomes too great.
Taking actions that create discomfort in ourselves and others is difficult. Yet that is an inescapable part of a leader’s job. From asking questions to owning the message, here are some tips for handling the “unsettling” that change brings, and why it’s worth it in the end.
Most of the time, there are reasonable and logical reasons for an organization's “ways of doing things.” But what are justified reasons for breaking with protocol? When does doing “the right thing” take precedent over following “the rules” when a conflict arises?
Do large-scale philanthropic initiatives have something to teach us about how portfolio, program and project management gets done?
Learn how you can take your career to the next level by applying for a PMIEF award!
Looking to make an impact in your community through project management? Look no further! In this webinar, listen in as Agata Czopek, PMP Vice President of the PMI Switzerland Chapter and PMIEF Liaison and Ka Yi Hui, Director of the PMI Switzerland Chapter share how they hosted a workshop with WFUNA and used their project management skillset for social good.
This is in the sixth 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 Stakeholder Management.
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.
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.
No one loses weight just by wearing gym clothes or acquiring gym equipment. Likewise, dressing an organization with new technologies and exotic tools is not enough to achieve the expected benefits. Could it be even as dangerous as putting roller skates in an elephant? What is needed to ensure lasting results in digital transformation? The key is in the human side.
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.
Based on the presenter's experience as a practitioner, this webinar is an analysis of the principles of the Earned Value Standard and the challenges of using it in Agile projects.