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New Video Series Explores the Changing Role of the Project Manager

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 how the project management profession has shifted over the years.

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Are You Keeping Pace with Strategic Planning?

by Kevin Coleman

Strategic planning must change to keep up with the times. It is essential for organizations to address the magnitude of change—and the internal and external knowledge required when it comes to strategic planning—to be effective.

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Enterprise Agile Transformation: Challenges and Ways to Overcome

by Falguni Rolekar, Srinivasan Balasubramaniam

It is a critical decision process for executive teams as to whether, why and when to embark on an agile transformation. Practicing new ways of working and transforming an entire organization is a huge challenge but can help enterprises to deal with digital disruption, reduce costs, boost efficiency and improve quality.

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2019 Technology Update: The AI Influence

by Michael Wood

The real story for technology in 2019 (and for the foreseeable future) is the integration of AI into virtually all of the technologies we hold near and dear. What will this convergence mean to us humans over the next five to 10 years?

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Beyond the Triangle: Delivering Value in an Agile World

by Blaize Reich
January 28, 2019 | 60:46 | Views: 3,612 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

In this seminar, Dr. Reich will first discuss two practices which can position a project to deliver value: Design Thinking and Benefits Mapping. Then she will review findings from a large scale study done to compare predictive and agile methodologies. An unexpected and interesting finding is that combining predictive and agile practices into a hybrid approach can produce good outcomes.

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2019 Technology Update: The AI Influence

by Michael Wood

The real story for technology in 2019 (and for the foreseeable future) is the integration of AI into virtually all of the technologies we hold near and dear. What will this convergence mean to us humans over the next five to 10 years?


Are You A Self-Determined PM?

by David Deacon

At the heart of the job of managing projects and people is the imperative — and opportunity — to create the environment within which the team does their work. The best project managers know that the informal rules around how people should work make a substantial difference to what people do and what they pay attention to, and they seek to shape that in a way that maximizes success.


Are You Keeping Pace with Strategic Planning?

by Kevin Coleman

Strategic planning must change to keep up with the times. It is essential for organizations to address the magnitude of change—and the internal and external knowledge required when it comes to strategic planning—to be effective.


Enterprise Agile Transformation: Challenges and Ways to Overcome

by Falguni Rolekar, Srinivasan Balasubramaniam

It is a critical decision process for executive teams as to whether, why and when to embark on an agile transformation. Practicing new ways of working and transforming an entire organization is a huge challenge but can help enterprises to deal with digital disruption, reduce costs, boost efficiency and improve quality.


Incubating Innovation

by Mike Griffiths

If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? The basics are simple to understand—but difficult to implement and stick with in the face of adversity.


The Empowerment Culture

by Andy Jordan

An empowered workforce sounds good, but it doesn't do much good unless organizations take meaningful action to support it. Competent project teams that operate with confidence, decision-making autonomy and closer access to their internal and outside customers will reward organizations with exceptional results over the long run.


Delivering Project Management Innovation

by Andy Jordan

Innovation in project management is necessary—but not easy to achieve. How do organizations invest in it with the best chances of success?


Logistics Project Management: The Basics

by Kimberly Halos

“Where’s my package?” It’s a question we are all familiar with. Project management in the field of logistics requires broad insight into a true end-to-end process, quality documentation and far-reaching team management skills. How does one manage this process for a customer?


Guide to Cultural Diversity for Project Managers

by Philippe Honore
February 12, 2019 | 60:32 | Views: 613 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

“Y’all need to RSVP ASAP, so we know if that site is RFI or not! I mean, that’s like PMP101, you got me?” Because communication is paramount in Project Management, it is crucial for all stakeholders to understand your message. This webinar will expose participants to a variety of cultures - how we perceive them and how they perceive us. The presenter will share his own experience and the challenges he faced as a project manager in various countries in Europe and Africa. This presentation will provide the cultural diversity awareness necessary to better lead team members.



Driving Cultural Transformation

by Nic Jain, Kristin Jones, Derrick May, Sheryl Unger, Wendy Heckelman
February 06, 2019 | 60:26 | Views: 736 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.12 / 5

This webinar offers five (5) core principles to guide culture change and improve the probability of successful cultural transformation.


Applying Gemba Kaizen and CI Principles in Non-Kaizen Enterprises

by Kevin Richardson
January 30, 2019 | 62:49 | Views: 2,052 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

This webinar is for project managers who are seeking new tools and approaches. While this presentation is not in any way meant to be a thorough discussion or analysis of Gemba Kaizen, it touches on how to apply specific Kaizen techniques and processes towards ANY project, and more importantly how to have a Kaizen mindset to improve policies, processes, and morale while, or through, the act of reducing waste (Muda).


Culture Club: Succeeding in a Diverse Workplace

by Emily Luijbregts
January 22, 2019 | 60:34 | Views: 2,413 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.65 / 5

Project Management is becoming a very competitive industry, and we are finding that a way to ensure that you and your projects are a success is knowing about how to work successfully with other cultures. Do you want to learn some hints and tricks for working with other cultures? During this webinar, we'll discuss 3 different cultures (India, USA, Middle East) and how to successfully navigate a positive working relationship with them as well as some more generic tips for how to succeed with any culture!


How to Facilitate Productive Planning Meetings

by Jim Stewart, PMP
January 17, 2019 | 60:51 | Views: 4,198 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Planning is vital to your project execution and success. Projects are often multifunctional, requiring input from various stakeholders. This webinar will discuss how to effectively facilitate productive face-to-face kickoff sessions (both in person and virtual) and ongoing planning meetings.


Project HEADWAY: What I Wish I Learned At Project Management School

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
January 17, 2019 | 63:32 | Views: 2,183 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores an alternative project management curriculum. Join him to find out what he wished he had learned at project management school—and what we can all benefit from learning as well.


Flip the Switch - Shifting to Innovation Centered Project Management

by Kimberly Johnson, Mick Kuehn, Dennis Stauffer
January 15, 2019 | 55:33 | Views: 6,047 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Project managers face two competing imperatives, 1) to be as fast and efficient as possible, and 2) to improve what you do and how you do it. The first one is about being on budget, on time and on target. The second one is about doing that better than you did it last time, perhaps radically better. In other words innovating the products you develop and the processes you use to do that. In this webinar you will learn a simple intuitive framework—a mindset—for thinking about your work, that enables that innovation. A switch that will make you and your team more adaptive, resilient and resourceful, as you enhance rather than compromise your efficiency.



Bug Forecasting Template

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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.


Sample Decision Matrix

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by Charles Borrelli

Project teams are often faced with the need to quickly make decisions and are often called upon to defend and explain their decision-making process. A simple weighted matrix of choices can be a team-building activity and provide traceability for critical business decisions. This sample Matrix should be used in conjunction with the article Using a Decision Matrix for Group Problem Solving.


Data Model for Project Management Application

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by Charles Borrelli

This data model represents a simple approach to creating a project management database. It was designed in a very popular open source database, but it can be incorporated into any database.


Project Template Package

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by Rob Hassen

This Excel workbook contains a wealth of templates to help you during your project. It includes a project checklist, charter, budget sheet, risk log, scope change log, project team register, communication reference chart, lessons learned register and more.



Profit-Loss Template

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by Khaled Istanbouli

This Excel sheet helps you track monetary trends for various project items and plots a graph summary based on your entries. Adapt the items and expenses to suit your project.


Daily Construction Record and Weekly Dashboard

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by Hesham Arafa

This template is an Excel sheet with a pivot table utility report that retrieves data from data tables. By keeping a record of construction project data and information on data tables—and by using pivot tables—we can get back many forms and dashboards, such as a daily and weekly construction report. This zip file contains a sample record and a blank record.


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