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Make the Most of Adaptive Planning

by Andy Jordan

Flexible and responsive strategic planning is the key to sustainable organizational success. But adaptive planning can't deliver on its promised benefits until organizations commit to a top-down, lightweight approach; otherwise it's just traditional planning rushing to go nowhere.

Earned Value

The Earned Value Budget Square

by Vladimir Malinovskiy

The article is devoted to the underlying mathematical concepts of earned value: linear function, Cartesian coordinates and tangent. The EV visualization named “budget square” is derived from these concepts—and helps us master the earned value concept for both certification and practical needs.

Strategy

Feedback Is A Gift: Seek and Provide It

by Hernani Alves

Project leaders should seek feedback from their teams, and soon they'll be seeking it from you. When it's done with positive intentions, the full potential of teams can be unleashed, and projects prosper.

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What’s Up With Standards? – What They’re For, and Your Opportunity To Participate In Developing Them

by Karl Best
June 17, 2019 | 59:00 | Views: 521 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.27 / 5

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.

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No-Collar Workforce: The Future of Project Management?

by Kunal Mitra, PMP

Larger projects bring more human complexities, taking people management to a new scale. The use of the no-collar workforce for routine project management jobs actually frees up the time—and can increase the involvement—for project managers and PMO team members to focus on team management.


The Many Interpretations of Ethics

by Kumar Srikant

Ethics violations and dishonesty have led to the downfall of a number of mighty companies and their high-profile leaders. What are the nuances of the highest ethical standards?



3 Ways to Respond to Disruption as a Project Manager

by Bruce Harpham

What does disruption mean for project managers? Without your input and leadership, your career and organization are going to suffer from disruption. Use these tips to take advantage of this opportunity.


Covering Things up Is Never the Right Approach

by Andy Jordan

Project managers sometimes feel they have to hide problems or challenges. That is never the right approach. When project managers try to mask or hide issues, they expose the project to a number of additional risks.


Event Project Management: 5 Best Practice Tips

by Mark Romanelli, Dr. Susanne Gellweiler

Project managers are regularly called on to coordinate event projects. The list provided here includes some tips from event management experts, who share some best practices.



What Is a Quality Project Manager?

by Bruce Garrod

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.


The Agile Enterprise: How Can Agile Processes Be Improved?

by Stelian Roman
June 14, 2019 | 58:16 | Views: 1,363 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.17 / 5

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.


A Strategy-Driven Approach to Regulatory Implementation

by Alexandra Wong
June 06, 2019 | 59:55 | Views: 1,597 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

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”.


Leading Change Through Project Management

by Angela Montgomery
June 05, 2019 | 57:21 | Views: 3,199 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

Change is necessary because organizations are struggling with the new demands and challenges of complexity. This webinar looks at how Project Management can be the engine of change.



The 4-Hour (Project) Workweek

by Sean Hull 
May 28, 2019 | 57:35 | Views: 2,657 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.94 / 5

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!


PM Lessons Learned From Game of Thrones

by Dmitry Ilenkov
May 23, 2019 | 57:29 | Views: 5,377 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.25 / 5

“A bruise is a lesson and each lesson makes us better” – Arya Stark The HBO series, Game of Thrones, provides a project manager with lots of insights and lessons to consider.


Phileas Fogg: The Around the World Project Manager

by Chris Greco
May 22, 2019 | 61:03 | Views: 3,522 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

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.


The Secrets to Developing a Culture of Candor

by Dana Brownlee
May 22, 2019 | 59:44 | Views: 4,212 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

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.


OPM3® Self-Assessment Questionnaire

PREMIUM deliverable
by Marcos Guoglielmi

Get help assessing your organizational maturity with this set of 500 questions that correspond with PMI's Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®).


OPM3® Self-Assessment Questionnaire (Spanish)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Marcos Guoglielmi

Obtenga ayuda para evaluar su madurez organizativa con este conjunto de 500 preguntas que se corresponden con el Modelo de Madurez de Gestión de Proyectos Organizativos (OPM3®) de PMI.


Technology Project Status Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Payam Montazami

This clean and simple Microsoft Word template can be used for reporting the status of various technology type projects. It allows you to report high level information as well as a breakdown of the details when required. (Note: The fields can easily be renamed to fit other types of projects.)



Transition Plan Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Jonathan Winchenbach

This transition plan provides the resources supporting production the required information they will need to support the solution when deployed into the production environment. This documentation will provide the operational support resources the detail to facilitate the following: monitor and support in production and minimize outages and their negative affect on the business; obtain role-specific education; triage, troubleshoot and resolve an incident.




Gantt Planner for Excel

deliverable
by Gary Weber

The tool creates a Gantt chart that can be used for presentations. Using this planner for "what-if" upfront planning is faster and easier than trying to do it in real time with dedicated project software. The tool easily allows adding comments or annotations to a Gantt chart, re-arranging tasks into logical flows, or showing multiple tasks in a single row.


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