How might project management change once it’s a completely digital discipline? Here are some thoughts that are going to happen, might happen, should happen, and will never happen (but we can dream, right?!).
What’s Up With Standards? – What They’re For, and Your Opportunity To Participate In Developing Them
In this webinar you will learn the purpose and use of standards, and how they form the basis of the profession and practice of project, program, and portfolio management. Standards are used to codify professional knowledge, to normalize practices in the field, and to provide practitioners with a toolbox of processes and approaches that can be applied to the project. Standards are developed by credible, recognized bodies, in particular by ISO and by PMI. This presentation will discuss the process by which standards are developed in an open, consensus-based manner, and you will learn how you can get involved in the development of standards at PMI and at the national and international level.
Voices on Project Management
by Kevin Korterud Once upon a time, projects were just projects. They were simple, had small teams and quite often finished on time. Projects were viewed as ...
This is the fourth in a series of posts based on the questions I ask project managers when we explore being a Project Motivator and the concepts of strengths-based project management. I ask these ques ...
Heuristic and Metaheuristic are optimization techniques, it would be great opportunity for everyone to hear from experts who have used these techniques on resources optimization and provide a live exa ...
I am preparing to take the PMP exam and see very little on termination in the PMBOK guide on project termination. I was wondering if anyone could provide me with some situations in which project term ...
Hello Project Community, I hope you are all well on whatever today is you are reading this. I am fully understanding of all of the knowledge that is given here and at PMI.org, and through the CA ...
Normally we are good to identify lessons to learn, but we are not effective in learning especially in a Global project environment as sometimes we can see some recurrence issues demonstrating that our ...
This is the end of my deep dive into the PMBOK Guide®-- Sixth Edition, and what it covers about Project Schedule Management. I’ve looked in detail at the major changes between the Fifth Edit ...
For those of you in GTIM Nation who are used to my writing direct, immediately-usable strategies for better project execution, or team cohesion, or shotgun blasts against what I perceive as management ...
The Daily Scrum is one of the simplest and most critical elements of Scrum. Unfortunately, for many, this event becomes a traditional status meeting that delivers little value. If your Development Tea ...
How to be a Chameleon in Your Project: Changing Your Management Style to Lead a Successful Project Q&Aby
The webinar How to be a Chameleon in Your Project: Changing Your Management Style to Lead a Successful Project received so much feedback, we didn’t have time to cover everything! The discussion continued afterward, and here Emily covers some additional questions and answers that came out of her presentation.
It’s no surprise to hear that technology continues to shape the future of business, but what does that mean for project management? It’s time to embrace our digital future.
Although it’s true that not every attribute can be quantitatively measured, leveraging PMI’s three processes makes sense when defining a quality project manager.
Like many fields, nonprofit and government organizations want to find ways to respond to projects faster and more efficiently. This article provides five ideas for them to use agile methods and approaches.
One area where new project managers seem to struggle is quality management. Let’s go back to basics and look at the foundations of quality (which will also be a useful refresher for everyone!).
We all know the last thing you do in the project is test it. The question, however, is how to plan for it. The problem with many project plans is that they don't allow for a situation where the test fails, which is almost inevitable. Here's some help.
It’s safe to say that we are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution—the birth of the digital age. So what lies ahead in the world of digital computing? How will it impact the way organizations are organized and operated?
Digital transformation is changing the way the world works…yet this author still meets project managers who don’t believe it impacts them. It’s time to wise up.
Agile is a continuous improvement process in itself, but at the enterprise level, most of the Agile frameworks can’t be used for process improvement because the business area has very limited room for agility due to strong governance requirements or because of the culture and strong resistance to change. Process Improvement is a very well defined discipline that has tools and metrics that can easily be used to measure the benefits delivered by transition to Agile. This webinar presents some options for improving processes that have an Agile component but are not entirely Agile.
Less than half of organizations consistently report high strategic alignment in their project management practices despite established research linking business success to strategic alignment in projects. Regulatory implementation programs, in particular, are susceptible to being operationally (as opposed to strategically) managed with the sole focus on “getting the job done”.
The world is becoming a difficult place to work as a Project Manager. We're working globally, across time zones and cultures, with new technology, and industries and projects are losing money at a staggering rate. We need to adapt.
Graf von Moltke was a Prussian Field Marshal who developed a rather genius, and simple, method to stack up his generals based on intelligence and initiative (or lack thereof.) The smart & lazy rose to the top because they made the right thing happen, at the right time and found the easiest way to do so. Marshal your projects (pun intended) and take control of your life!
Phileas Fogg is the protagonist in Jules Verne's novel, "Around the World in 80 Days," and proves that the project management process works in a voyage to beat all other voyages! Listen to how Phileas used the project management processes that we use every day to navigate various (and dangerous) risks in order to get what he thought would be the greatest reward - a successful trip around the world.
Virtually everyone agrees that projects benefit significantly when team members and key stakeholders speak up to ask questions, voice concerns (early!), and provide honest feedback. It’s that candid feedback that helps teams arrive at better decisions and sometimes avoid all-out calamity, but the truth is that oftentimes team members (even PMs) don’t feel free to speak up.