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New Practitioners

Do You Have To Learn Traditional Project Management First?

by Andy Jordan

Increasingly, project managers are being asked to understand both traditional and agile delivery approaches. But does it matter which order you learn them in? Be very careful about the stereotypes you perpetuate to new project managers.

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Make Your Voice Heard: Vote for the PMI Board!

by PMI

The election is now open to fill four vacancies on PMI's global Board of Directors for the 2022-2024 term. Learn more about the nine candidates by reading their bios and watching their videos. PMI members check your email for your personalized ballot to cast your vote before 5 p.m. EDT on 2 August.

Strategy

Do You Have a Good Intake Process?

by Bart Gerardi

Many project practitioners focus on execution and think their responsibilities start with the kickoff meeting. But before then, a good intake process can ensure a project is truly ready to begin. And, yes, it should involve not just portfolio or program leaders, but also project managers and teams.

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VES August 2020:Crafting Successful Executive Presentations

by Bruce Gay
August 15, 2020 | 30:07 | Views: 209 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Being invited to pitch an idea to senior executives can be both a blessing and a curse. On the upside, it provides an opportunity to showcase expertise before individuals with influence and strategic decision making within an organization. On the downside, a poor presentation can cast a negative shadow over the perception of someone's capability. This session will demonstrate how to design and deliver information more effectively at the senior level and enhance preparedness for leadership.

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Citizen Development Weekly Digest

by PMI

Read a weekly digest of highlights and a selection of articles being published about Citizen Development from around the world. Check in every week for new insights!


Are You Really Using 'Artificial Intelligence'?

by Michael Wood

Companies love to tout how they are using artificial intelligence solutions in their products. But these days, it seems that the definition of AI—along with “robots” and “robotics”—is getting redefined. Are things getting out of hand?


Opportunities for PMs in the Legal Sector

by Dee Tamlin

There continues to be opportunity for project leaders with stellar communication and organizational skills to make a difference in the legal sector, beginning with helping legal departments prioritize their work and risks.



What A Waste

by Andy Jordan

Most organizations have limited resources to invest in improvement initiatives. And a significant percentage of those resources don’t deliver results. That’s a huge problem. To begin to fix it, we have to understand where and why this waste is occurring.



Sometimes, Sidestepping a Problem Is the Answer

by Andy Jordan

Project managers and teams are used to solving problems, but sometimes the better approach is to not even try. Unfortunately, not many PMs are embracing that approach yet.


Project HEADWAY: Real World Project Management Challenges

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 17, 2021 | 61:17 | Views: 821 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.81 / 5

This webinar is a survey of some of the more common (if we can think of them that way) real-world challenges that project managers encounter, and what we might do with them. Whether you are a new project manager or you already have the scars of real-world experience, you will find content of value and ideas you can use.


A Disciplined Agile Approach to People Management (HR)

by Scott Ambler
June 16, 2021 | 36:03 | Views: 287 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.57 / 5

The complexity faced by organizations today requires teams of people working and learning together so that we may address the dynamically evolving demand of our customers. Yet our organizations are struggling to attract, grow, and retain the right people with the right skills at the right time. To address this dynamic situation we must embrace an agile approach to HR. 


Agile Enterprise Architecture-Disciplined Pragmatic Strategies

by Scott Ambler
June 16, 2021 | 49:23 | Views: 358 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.57 / 5

Enterprise architecture (EA) can potentially promote a common business vision within your organization, provide guidance to improve both business and IT decision making, and improve IT efficiencies. Unfortunately many EA teams struggle to provide these benefits, often because they are perceived as ivory tower or being too difficult to work with. 


An Executive's Guide to Disciplined Agile

by Scott Ambler, Mark Lines
June 16, 2021 | 52:35 | Views: 699 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

Business agility – being an adaptive, lean, responsive, and learning organization – is the race that enterprises need to win today. Yet there is no quick fix, no silver bullet, to attain business agility. This is a multi-year journey requiring hard work, experimentation, and most importantly a willingness to improve.


Choose Your Wow! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Choosing Your Way of Working

by Scott Ambler
June 16, 2021 | 69:42 | Views: 130 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.88 / 5

The book "Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Choosing Your Way of Working (WoW)", was released January 2019. It represents a significant new release of the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) portion of Disciplined Agile and, more importantly, describes how a team can take a streamlined, guided approach to process improvement.


Choose Your WoW! DevOps in the Enterprise

by Scott Ambler
June 16, 2021 | 33:24 | Views: 359 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Disciplined DevOps is an enterprise-class approach to DevOps that shows how mainstream DevOps, DevSecOps, DataDevOps, release management, and support fit together in a seamless and streamlined manner.


Crushed by Technical Debt?

by Scott Ambler
June 16, 2021 | 53:39 | Views: 334 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.69 / 5

This presentation explores disciplined agile strategies to avoid technical debt in the first place, to remove existing technical debt, and how to fund the removal of technical debt.  Industry data regarding technical debt will be shared.


Disciplined Agile Data Management

by Scott Ambler
June 16, 2021 | 58:49 | Views: 425 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.42 / 5

Data Management is a critical component of both your DevOps and IT strategies.  We work through the Disciplined Agile mindset for Data Management as well as a collection of strategies that enables you to take an evolutionary and collaborative approach to Data Management that provides the right data at the right time to the right people.


Wickedness Factor Analysis Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Michael Wood

How wicked is your problem? This template provides a mechanism to score nine attributes in terms of their presence in the problem to be solved—and in terms of their solvable nature. Each row of the analysis contains one attribute. Each attribute is then rated in terms of its impact on the problem. Use in conjunction with this article.


Project HEADWAY: Real World Project Management Challenges

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

This webinar is a survey of some of the more common (if we can think of them that way) real-world challenges that project managers encounter, and what we might do with them. Whether you are a new project manager or you already have the scars of real-world experience, you will find content of value and ideas you can use.


Program Financial Tracker

PREMIUM deliverable
by Jeremy Wiltz

This program financial tracker has a set of dashboards for a program to provide customers/client, and use to manage the financials of their program. The entry tabs allow the program to enter planning and actual material costs, funding sources, and labor costs (even with multiple CLINs) to a granular percentage of an employee's time. The dashboards are calculated from the data entered. The dashboards included: Balance Sheet (and graph); Material Costs; Monthly Expenses; and Funding Sources.


Personal Leadership Development Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Eduard Hernandez

Translate your improvement plans into concrete actions and real results using this simple questionnaire, which helps you chart development focus areas and tie them to situations you encounter on the job. Adjust to fit your situation, and add rows/sections as needed.


Project Plan Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Valentina Enache

This Excel workbook includes sheets to help you keep track of scope, schedule, risks, costs, resource allocation and your work breakdown structure during a project. Adapt it to fit your organization and project.



Project HEADWAY: Surviving Bad Leaders

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

This webinar dives into the depths of bad leadership to understand what it is, what it looks like and why it happens. More importantly, it provides concrete strategies to function, operate and be as effective as you can be while working for a bad leader. If you have a bad leader now—or you fear you might work for one in the future—this will be a webinar that you won’t want to miss.


Final Project Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Gabrielle Dunkerton

This Final Project Report provides a snapshot of your project and provides an outline to help you surfaces relevant information on milestones, budget, time, lessons learned, and more! Adapt it to fit your needs.


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