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Agile

Disciplined Agile and The Standard for Risk Management

by Mike Griffiths

Initially, there may not seem like much overlap between Disciplined Agile (DA) and the PMI Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects. After all, DA promotes lightweight, agile-inspired guidance, and risk management information can be prescriptive and documentation-heavy. Yet, they are surprisingly aligned and compatible.

Career Development

The Mentoring Project: 6 Key Learnings from Helping Others

by Syed Moize

Mentoring programs are a complete project unto themselves, and most of our PM skills can easily be applied to make a difference in the lives of others. Here are six ways that project management and mentoring programs intersect.

Knowledge Shelf

Implementing and Managing IT/Telecom Projects in Hardship Locations During a Pandemic

by Anthony Chukwunenye Akpu

Implementing large-scale IT/telecom projects in hardship locations is tough enough. With COVID-19, we need to implement new best practices in real time. Learn how to protect the health and safety of team members and address the new challenges and complexities presented by hardship locations.

Agile

Topic Teasers Vol. 138: How Agile and Traditional Teams Hitch Up

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

Question: We are starting a project that is part hardware and part software driven. The organization has asked me if we want to use a traditional approach or a more flexible version like agile. It seems to me that the production line would benefit more from one and the IT team might do better with another. What do I recommend to management about what our team wants to adopt to move forward?

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How to Create Time to Study for Professional Certifications Despite a Busy Schedule

by Oghenevwogaga Johnson
October 01, 2020 | 57:49 | Views: 1,488 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.29 / 5

As professionals, career development is top of mind, Oftentimes, career goals are set at the beginning of each year or during the year. Having professional certifications are sometimes part of our career goals because certifications show credibility and prove our knowledge in the industry. However, with busy schedules and so many things vying for our time, it could be difficult to find time to prepare, study and pass the certification exams. Thus not able to achieve the career goal set. This is a huge challenge especially for Project Professionals.

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Implementing and Managing IT/Telecom Projects in Hardship Locations During a Pandemic

by Anthony Chukwunenye Akpu

Implementing large-scale IT/telecom projects in hardship locations is tough enough. With COVID-19, we need to implement new best practices in real time. Learn how to protect the health and safety of team members and address the new challenges and complexities presented by hardship locations.


5 Tips for Leading During Hard Times: Do You Have What It Takes?

by Michael Wood

Do you have the skills, behaviors and traits that a project manager needs to master in order to demonstrate and provide effective project leadership? If so, do those capabilities translate to managing projects during difficult times? These five tips can help keep things in perspective.


Disciplined Agile and The Standard for Risk Management

by Mike Griffiths

Initially, there may not seem like much overlap between Disciplined Agile (DA) and the PMI Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects. After all, DA promotes lightweight, agile-inspired guidance, and risk management information can be prescriptive and documentation-heavy. Yet, they are surprisingly aligned and compatible.



Team Success Is More Important Than Project Success

by Andy Jordan

As a new project manager, it’s important to know what will make you successful. And that isn’t necessarily what you think it is. If it’s not the success of the project that’s most important for new PMs, what is their priority?


The Mentoring Project: 6 Key Learnings from Helping Others

by Syed Moize

Mentoring programs are a complete project unto themselves, and most of our PM skills can easily be applied to make a difference in the lives of others. Here are six ways that project management and mentoring programs intersect.


Topic Teasers Vol. 138: How Agile and Traditional Teams Hitch Up

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

Question: We are starting a project that is part hardware and part software driven. The organization has asked me if we want to use a traditional approach or a more flexible version like agile. It seems to me that the production line would benefit more from one and the IT team might do better with another. What do I recommend to management about what our team wants to adopt to move forward?


Tips and Tricks to Improve Engagement during Virtual Meetings

by Nell van Walsum
October 14, 2020 | 61:31 | Views: 1,413 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

The Virtual working world is here to stay, for a while at least. Are you finding it difficult to get people to engage in the “Virtual Meeting”? Are you aware of the tools available to you (polls, breakout rooms, sharing files in a chat box, etc.)? And do you know how to leverage these tools to then engage people? In this short presentation I will review simple tips and share practical tricks to get everyone participating, feeling comfortable sharing ideas, and how you can collectively generate actions to move forward.


Agile Human Resources: A Disciplined Viewpoint

by Scott Ambler, Pierre Neis
October 08, 2020 | 61:12 | Views: 1,325 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

Your organization is on the path towards greater agility. All aspects of an organization can benefit from greater agility, and this includes your approach to human resources. Your approach to appraisals, the relationships that project managers have with other team members, the way that you recruit, and even the way that you refer to people all change in an agile manner. In this webinar PMI’s Scott Ambler interviews Pierre Neis, Agile HR and Agile Transformation expert.


Learning Organizations and Projects

by Raju Rao
October 08, 2020 | 57:32 | Views: 562 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.34 / 5

In today's world the role of "Learning" in education has acquired great value and has become preferred mode as compared to "Teaching”. This emphasis on learning and its growth has been due to the preponderance of digital information and easy access to it. Technology has been enabler in this respect.


The Technology Fallacy: How People are the Real Key to Digital Transformation, especially during COVID-19

by Gerald Kane, Amrapali Amrapali
October 07, 2020 | 59:39 | Views: 597 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.57 / 5

Digital technologies are disrupting organizations of every size and shape, leaving managers scrambling to find a technology fix that will help their organizations compete. This presentation offers managers and business leaders a guide for navigating digital disruptions—but it is not a presentation about technology. It is about the organizational changes required to harness the power of technology, many of which have become essential as companies seek to adapt to the global disruption caused by COVID-19.


From Managing Scope to Achieving Business Results

by Fernando Arturo Santiago, Linda Elizabeth Szmyt
October 06, 2020 | 61:52 | Views: 2,498 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.12 / 5

PPM (Project and Portfolio Management) professionals face the need to change focus, from controlling the delivery of scope to achieving business outcomes. The tools and approaches that have been used for PPM will simply not work in a future that has already arrived. The adoption of agile, increased investment in digitalization, and the need for speed and agility are creating the “perfect storm” predicted by Gartner, Ignoring these trends is not an option.


The Agile Enterprise: Can we teach the old dog new tricks?

by Stelian Roman
October 02, 2020 | 55:05 | Views: 1,862 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.29 / 5

Nowadays, agile is a very trendy topic, and there are over a hundred certifications and thousands of courses teaching you how to be Agile, usually by learning a framework. Like any other skill or expertise, mastering Agile requires more than a course and the guide upon which it is generally based. Scrum, the most used Agile framework, is described by its authors as "lightweight, simple to understand but difficult to master," and any practitioner with more than a couple of years in the Agile trenches knows that is neither simple nor easy. This webinar is a collection of real life situations where traditional teams moved to Agile frameworks. The webinar is an analysis of the human aspect of transitioning to a new way of working in parallel with learning new technologies, products, and programming languages while last but not least having the management pressure to deliver.


How to Create Time to Study for Professional Certifications Despite a Busy Schedule

by Oghenevwogaga Johnson
October 01, 2020 | 57:49 | Views: 1,488 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.29 / 5

As professionals, career development is top of mind, Oftentimes, career goals are set at the beginning of each year or during the year. Having professional certifications are sometimes part of our career goals because certifications show credibility and prove our knowledge in the industry. However, with busy schedules and so many things vying for our time, it could be difficult to find time to prepare, study and pass the certification exams. Thus not able to achieve the career goal set. This is a huge challenge especially for Project Professionals.


Le savoir-être, la clé en gestion de projet

by Karyn Thibault, David-Alexandre Paquette
September 30, 2020 | 59:53 | Views: 226 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.41 / 5

Cette formation se veut une aide de la théorie à la pratique visant à vous outiller comme gestionnaire de projet pour vous permettre d’utiliser la puissance de votre savoir-être. Ceci afin de passer de : Boss à Leader. Cette formation est en lien direct avec le chapitre 3 du PMBOK 6ed soit : Le rôle du chef de projet.


The Project Canvas

PREMIUM presentation
by Antonio Nieto

The Project Canvas framework, which covers the basic principles and fundamentals of projects that everyone should know, is practical and easy to implement. It is a proven tool that will assist you in leading projects more successfully and in making your dreams a reality.


Project HEADWAY: Adapting Adaptive Approaches

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

This presentation takes a deep dive into thinking about how to adapt approaches to our projects. In particular, it considers where and when we might need to adapt approaches that are already billed as being "adaptive."


Project Schedule Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This Excel document allows you to create and manage a project schedule, and includes a resource distribution graph based on your inputs. Use in conjunction with the Work Breakdown Structure.


Requirements Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This Excel document allows you to manage requirements related to your project by logging description, priority and type.


Resource Calendar Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

As soon as your team actually starts working (execution phase), it is wise to create and maintain a resource calendar. This document allows you to manage resource availability within your project.


Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This Excel template allows you to create and manage a work breakdown structure using a register for work packages.


Project HEADWAY: Storytelling for Project Managers

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

An essential part of good communication is story. And good story has structure, rules and guidelines. Understanding how story works, and how to tell good stories, is a critical tool in communicating well. In this presentation, you will learn how to understand and apply story telling principles to your communication efforts.


Decision Log Sample

deliverable
by Bart Gerardi

A simple decision log can help a project manager keep stakeholders and team members informed, aligned and engaged on decisions made throughout the course of the project. Here is a sample to use or modify to your specific needs. Use in conjunction with the article Distributed PM: Decision Logs.


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