Agile

The Value of Planning

by Scott Ambler

There can be significant value in planning, but it is possible to plan too much. Determining the right level should be based on a collection of factors such as the complexity and risk of the situation, the skills and experience of the people involved, and the uncertainty that you face.

Agile

The Specialist Challenge on Agile Teams

by Andy Jordan

How do we incorporate the business world’s increasing reliance on specialists into organizations with stable, cross-functional agile teams? The concept of components teams is a good solution, but in some cases a consultant model will be a more effective approach.

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.

Career Development

Being Strategic About Career Development

by Andy Jordan

If you want a successful career in project management in today’s world, you need to develop—and manage—a clear strategy for what you want to achieve. But how many PMs actually do that?

Strategy

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A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework (Part 6): Stakeholder Management

by Uri Galimidi 
November 12, 2019 | 61:11 | Views: 452 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.55 / 5

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.

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Agile Is Under Attack…Join the Resistance!

by Paul Oppong

There are a number of reasons why agile is under attack. In this article, the author looks at the role of management, the confusion over the meaning of “agile,” and the fact that agile is not always the best fit. Learn what you can do to resist the “attack”!


Make It OK to Speak Truth and Take Risks

by Quint Studer

Psychological safety—the belief that one can communicate ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes without negative consequences—is one of the most important factors in team productivity and morale. Here are 16 ways to foster a project environment where people feel free to share their ideas, perspectives and feedback.


Conducting a PMO Health Check (Part 4)

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 3 of the PMO Health Check Worksheet: Project Execution & Oversight.


Overcoming Fatigue in Digital Transformation

by Shashank Sinha

The process of digital transformation causes immense fatigue not only for the organization, but also for the people undergoing and executing the change. The article covers some best practices to help overcome this challenge and be successful.




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.


The Agile Enterprise: Using TRIZ for Business Teams

by Stelian Roman
November 08, 2019 | 61:04 | Views: 353 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.33 / 5

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.


Mastering the Art of Mediation

by Dana Bernstein
November 06, 2019 | 60:14 | Views: 2,168 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 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.


The 3 Keys to Sustaining Change

by George Trachilis
November 06, 2019 | 61:08 | Views: 1,685 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.34 / 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.


The Human Side of Digital Transformation

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
November 05, 2019 | 60:28 | Views: 738 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.16 / 5

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 Applied To Project Management

by Derek Tse
October 31, 2019 | 54:28 | Views: 2,054 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 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: 6,939 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.39 / 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: 1,417 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.21 / 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.


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。




Project HEADWAY: Should I Be Tweeting This?

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

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.


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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