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By Cyndee Miller I’m a city person—no ifs, ands or buts. I may have been stuck in the suburbs growing up, but I literally packed up and moved out the day I got a part-time job. I’ ...
I am sure that by now everyone noticed the new PMI brand and other related changes, like new look and new platforms for the PMI websites. In the age of Agile when rapid change is the only constant th ...
This was originally written in June, 2012. Re-posting since recent conversations on LinkedIn made it relevant to share. There has been a tendency to translate the seven wastes of manufa ...
I've written about many drivers of individual motivation. Receiving regular recognition (Early Saturday morning alliteration!), effective empowerment giving us autonomy over our work, having oppor ...
Hi all, Is anyone using Microsoft Teams for your projects? If so, what do you use it for, do you have any advice? I may be able to get it cheaply… Also do users get on well with it, particular ...
Note: This is a work in process. It is being presented as a request for input to improve it. The disciplined Agile Manifesto states the belief system of the team behind Disciplined Agile. It is not ...
Enterprise awareness is one of the key principles behind Disciplined Agile (DA). The observation is that DA teams work within your organization’s enterprise ecosystem, as do all other team ...
In which ways can I be a better advocate and champion for my project? ...
Project management is a profession that continues to grow and evolve.As project manager, we need to continually grow, learn and evolve in our skills and capabilities. but how?from Project Management Central posted by on
Project management is a profession that continues to grow and evolve.As project manager, we need to continually grow, learn and evolve in our skills and capabilities. but how? ...
A business that fails to embrace adaptive planning won’t survive for long. But some organizations have become so focused on trends and market changes that they’ve lost sight of their core mission. Sometimes the right response is no response at all.
More often than not, companies facing expansion challenges end up executing a global systems rollout to support their expansion needs. In this article, the author looks at some of the key considerations to execute such a rollout successfully.
This article highlights an innovative program created by the PMI Chicagoland chapter that has been successful in creating a nexus of communication and collaboration between the corporate C-suite, the local chapter, its members, and the profession as a whole.
Core values can’t be seen on the balance sheet, but they can be one of the most valuable assets in an organization. They can guide strategic decisions, align processes, and positively influence behaviors. At Netflix, it’s called a “culture code.”
Perhaps the most daunting type of project for new PMs is the external one—the one where you are looking real customers in the eye. What are the secrets to success?
Each project has its own characteristics and complexity. When we have to execute a project significantly bigger or complex than usual, it’s necessary to check if the actual team size is up to the task.
Using unique approaches to problem solving can lift us up to become better people by using our inner passions and focus on self-improvement as a motivator. This article expands on an alternative healing experience by the author that can potentially help foster innovation.
The biggest impact a PMO can have may well be before projects ever start, but is that how your PMO operates? If PMOs took a “grocery shopping” approach to project selection and allocation, the results would be far better than they currently are.
At their best, Project Managers are great leaders. A leader’s prime responsibility is to produce positive results. In developing The Living Organization ® operating system, we have reverse engineered how the best leaders create lasting impact with less effort than most others. In this presentation, we reveal the secret source of such leaders and provide practical examples of how project managers can integrate it into their daily practice.
*This webinar is presented in Romanian* Trăim într-o lume interconectată, unde echipele dispersate geografic sunt mai degrabă o normă decât o excepție, cum era acum 30 de ani. Internetul este un mediu de colaborare fantastic, dar una din lecțiile învățate din boomul outsourcingului și una dintre recomandările Agile este pozitionarea echipelor într-o singură locație. Rolul liderului în Agile, indiferent dacă se numește Scrum Master sau Manager de Proiect, este esențial, iar din motive practice este mai ușor să aducem liderul la echipă decât să aducem întreaga echipă unde este liderul. Managerii de proiect angajați pe durată determinata aduc experiență și cunoștințe care protejează interesul clientului, totodată având beneficii financiare și profesionale atât pentru individ, cât și pentru organizatie. In viata este bine ca "la pomul lăudat să nu te duci cu sacul", beneficiile vin întodeauna cu provocări și lucrul în medii culturale diverse este una dintre ele.
We’ve made it to the end of Mastering the Art of Contracts and Negotiations webinar series and what ties this all together is you. Who do you want to be when faced with an ethical dilemma? You really get to choose. You have the tools to empower yourself no matter the pressures on you to do something that’s outside your ethical circle. Your life is made up of your choices. Everything we talked about since the start of the “mastering” series has been about relationships and making them stronger. Ethics is no different.
How Digitalization Affects Project Management – Evidence from Two Case Studies in the Construction Industry
Digital transformation is a phenomenon occurring across sectors and nations, affecting not only technical processes, but also organizational forms and managerial practices. Among them are: (1) project-based organizations (PBOs), common in traditional sectors like the construction industry, and (2) project networks (PNWs), the most favorable form of project organizing in modern service and creative industries. Project management, which is often used as an agent for change, plays a significant role in initiating and implementing digital transformation. To analyze the digital transformation of traditional PBOs and modern PNWs, comparative case studies in the context of commercial construction have been conducted in Sweden and in Germany.
The Agile Enterprise: Using Risk Management Standards - A Look at the Role of PMI and ISO Standards in Agile
Most Agile frameworks developed for small software teams (relative to the size of an organisation) believe that adopting Agile is a Risk Mitigation approach and/or that in Agile risk is reduced compared with the traditional planned approach, wrongly limited to "waterfall" software development. Apart from the fact that there is no empirical or scientific evidence of that, most Agile practitioners can't or won't look at the dual aspect of risk (positive and negative), missing one of the significant benefits of Agile – opportunities management, or in other words, positive risks. Considering Risk Management from the Agile perspective, this webinar is a review of how Risk Management practices and standards can be scaled down and adopted by Agile Teams.
Are you looking for a new job in the project management profession? Our premier job board is your career headquarters. In this webinar you will learn about the PMI Career Center, and how to access free job tools available to you. The PMI Job Board is a free tool for project professionals to explore relevant opportunities and to stand apart to top companies in the world of project management.
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.
Of course NOT! What world do YOU live in? In this world, there are only so many hours in a day. We cannot travel through time and we cannot clone our resources. Accepting these realities is a key to successful project management and the ticket to ensuring your team still wants to work with you after your current project.