Change

Managing Organizational Change

by Stephanie Jaeger

Having managed multiple organizational change projects in several companies, this practitioner has experienced first-hand how change affects the individual employee—and how it can disrupt operations if not handled well. Here she summarizes lessons learned from successful and unsuccessful change projects so that others can benefit.

Agile

Knowledge Shelf

If Quality Slips, Check Your Risks

by Ronke Luke

Quality management is not independent of risk management yet the two are often decoupled after a project goes operational. When the quality performance of an operation falters, project management principles offer a useful framework for getting things back on track.

Communication

Topic Teasers Vol. 115: Project QuickPlan

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: Maybe I’m a project manager, or maybe a ScrumMaster? All I know is that my organization is using a form of agile, and I think implementing the most important parts of it. But we don’t quite have the entire “team meeting with the product owner and the other high-level stakeholders” perfected yet. For the necessary communication, I do get to sit with them and ask questions, which is good. However, without my familiar processes and paperwork for traditional projects, I don’t quite know what to ask or how to get the proper sign-offs. How can I make sure I’m taking the proper information back to my team?

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PMIEF Open house - PM Program Impacting Students Throughout Central PA

by Myles Miller
November 27, 2018 | 61:20 | Views: 1,940 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.33 / 5

The PMI Keystone Chapter, in partnership with the PMIEF, have been providing project management programs throughout their chapter area for four years. We have a proven formula that works to find school connections and teacher support advocacy of programs that we present with the help of PM professional from the chapter, who volunteer their time and share their knowledge and expertise. We will share why the program works and how you can create the same success in your chapters with a similar program. Join us to learn how to make an impact in your communities with PM programs for students!

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In this special occasion, I would like to wish you and your families Happy New Year 2019 in advance. May 2019 and all the coming years be full of Happiness, Health and Success to you and you ...







Giving Back That Feels Like Taking

by Mike Griffiths

Knowledge and experience are not finite resources to be hoarded; instead, they become more valuable as you share them. This practitioner shares his most valuable lessons from volunteering.


Managing Volunteers: Push for Efficiency!

by Lenka Pincot

The volunteer PM’s role is the same regardless of the environment—that is, to keep the project moving forward and deliver expected outcomes. Here are five tips on how to execute common project activities with volunteers such as meetings, planning and communication—all with a focus on efficiency.


Philanthropy: Supporting the PM Profession

by Kevin Coleman

Real-life lessons learned and ongoing mentoring is all but a necessity given all the challenges that the program and project management profession faces these days.


A Career in Philanthropic Project Management

by Andy Jordan

Want your work to make the world a better place? A not-for-profit or charitable organization is an obvious choice. But what does project management there look like?


Fitting in Humanitarian Activities for Worker Engagement

by Joe Wynne

Far from a waste of time, humanitarian team activities can improve worker engagement—and thus increase project team performance. Choosing the appropriate tactics will allow you and your team to reap unexpected productivity benefits.


Learn From the Past, Adapt for the Future

by Andy Jordan

Experience is the most important quality for a project manager, but knowing how to apply that experience is the true secret to success. And in that regard, new practitioners have the edge.


Most Agile Transformations Will Fail

by Anthony Mersino, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, PSPO

Agile transformation success is different than agile project success. And the sad reality is that though well-intentioned, most agile transformations tend to fail. Here are five reasons why.


6 Ways to Add Peace, Joy and Contributions to Your PM Career

by Bruce Harpham

As project managers, we know how to ship products and deliver change. If you want increased satisfaction, skill development and happiness, applying your project skills to a charitable organization is the way to go.


Técnicas de Auditoría para una Gestión Efectiva de Proyectos

by Alfredo Armijos
November 27, 2018 | 61:09 | Views: 316 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.22 / 5

Según el reporte PMI Pulse of the Profession 2018, aproximadamente el 50% de los proyectos no llegan a cumplir con el presupuesto original ni con el tiempo establecido para su ejecución, monitoreo y cierre. Casi 47% de estos proyectos sufrieron corrupción de su alcance original, siendo considerados como un fracaso en su gestión integral. Son estadísticas que alertan a la disciplina de la dirección de proyectos a tomar acciones inmediatas para su mejora. La auditoría aporta un valor significativo en la gestión del ciclo de vida de un proyecto, desde sus fases de conceptualización y pre-factibilidad, hasta su transición a la operación y medición de generación de valor mediante la gestión de realización de sus beneficios. Dicha relevancia es evidenciada, al incluir a la auditoría como una herramienta y técnica en algunos de los 49 procesos descritos en el PMBOK. No obstante, en la actualidad no existe un estándar de auditoría claramente difundido y entendido en la comunidad de Dirección de Proyectos, que brinde lineamientos claves sobre que documentos y técnicas lúdicas pueden contribuir en la detección de anomalías en cualquier punto del proyecto y sobre cualquier área de conocimiento, y que permita establecer acciones correctivas/preventivas previo al fracaso. Como consecuencia, es de vital importancia transmitir a los directores de proyectos la necesidad de aprender nuevas herramientas analíticas de auditoría, que les permitan evaluar el desempeño general en la administración de un proyecto, con el propósito de garantizar el éxito en la consecución de sus objetivos alineados a los beneficios esperados por la organización ejecutora.


Lightning Talks - Social Good Experts Explain How Their Chapters Give Back

by Marie Hegarty Josiane Ballin
November 21, 2018 | 19:01 | Views: 1,171 | PDUs: 0.25 | Rating: 3.88 / 5

The DVC Vision consists of Project Managers teaching project management principles and skills in our neighborhoods, in local civic and community organizations and to students at all levels of education, to empower success! We will go into detail of why Project Managers are important, and how they are positioned to provide hands on assistance and support universally.



Michael Strogoff - Jules Verne's Resilient Project Manager

by Chris Greco
November 20, 2018 | 57:54 | Views: 2,292 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.47 / 5

This webinar is based on the Jules Verne book called "Michael Strogoff - Courier of the Czar" and details the various problems that would prevent most of us from completing a project. The book shows that persistence and focus on the final goal will help overcome any obstacle.


Integrating Agile Techniques into Traditional Projects

by David Davis, Lynda Carter
November 15, 2018 | 61:16 | Views: 2,727 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

Hearing all the buzz about agile, wondering how you can get in the game? There are many ways to gain the benefits of Agile – from full on methodology to a hybrid approach. If you not ready to pick a method, but still interested in how you can use components of Agile, then this webinar is for you.


Project HEADWAY: Getting BAs and PMs to Talk the Same Language

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
November 15, 2018 | 64:47 | Views: 1,841 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.33 / 5

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly dives into the chasm that still separates the worlds of business analysis and project management. He explores where there are similarities and where there are differences. In particular, he examines where differences are a result of perspective, of practise or just of how we talk about things. Most importantly, he offers constructive and concrete suggestions of how to bridge the divide, and get everyone on the same page and talking the same language.


Big Data and project management, there is a point

by Jimmy Godard
November 14, 2018 | 61:08 | Views: 2,947 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Big Data is a game changer. From employees’ generated data to machine generated data, organizations have to deal with new streams of data that come their way. Interested in leading the change? Join this presentation to understand the role of big data program/project managers, the required skills, what the team structure looks like, how to define the program direction, and milestones.


Bridging Communication Gaps in Virtual Teams

by Donovan Hardenbrook
November 13, 2018 | 55:21 | Views: 2,553 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.15 / 5

Utilizing the concepts of lean new product development (NPD) to improve virtual team communications can lead to increased innovation throughput and quality.


Design Tracking Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This template helps you control all the salient phases of a design project, starting from the drafting of the list of works to the definition of the control cycles for the various types of elaboration; and to control progress, both at the whole design level and for each discipline involved in the project. The system was created in Excel and with the help of the VBA programming language.


Project Priority Index Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Julio Ruiz Rodriguez

This Excel template helps you prioritize projects in your organization using objective criteria like strategic fit, economic impact and feasibility. You can adapt this template using other criteria that you can consider. This template helps you determine big-impact, top-priority projects for your organization.


Project Task Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Pooja Lohiya

Use this log to stay on track of descriptions, owners, dates, status and more for project tasks.


Risk Management Register

PREMIUM deliverable
by Charles Borrelli

This risk management template in Excel includes alternate/backup risk management plans as well a risk score based upon probability and impact.



PM for Social Good® 2018 Open House Program Guide

presentation
by PMIEF

The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation is honored to partner with ProjectManagement.com to share an Open House event around the theme of project managers giving back. We're speaking directly to the practitioner community to discuss how you can get involved. This Program Guide shares all you need to know to make the most out of your day—and your career!


Portfolio Dashboard Template

deliverable
by Mamadou Issa

Use this Excel sheet to monitor and projects in your portfolio. Report status and financials to have a global view of the portfolio, including risk levels for scope, schedule and cost.


Project Dashboard Template

deliverable
by Mamadou Issa

Use this project dashboard to give team members and stakeholders a snapshot of your project, including an executive summary, completed and upcoming activities, milestones, risks, budget information and more.


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