What creates long-term success in a project management career? Consider adding more to the picture than a list of successful projects and technical PM skills. In this author's view, developing strategic skills is the best path to that destination.
The Project Revolution: The Implications of the Silent Disruption That Is Taking Place and the New Skills Needed to Adapt
By 2025, regardless of industry or sector, senior leaders and managers will spend at least 60% of their time selecting, prioritizing, and driving the execution of projects. In fact, soon "we will all become project leaders, but many of us are not prepared for this shift.” According to recent research, the number of individuals working in project-based roles will increase from 66 million (in 2017) to 88 million (forecast 2027). And the value of project-oriented economic activity worldwide will grow from $12 trillion (in 2013) to $20 trillion (forecast 2027). Those are millions of projects requiring millions of project leaders per year. In this landscape the percentage of work activities performed as part of projects is markedly increasing as projects are becoming the essential model to deliver change and create value around the world. The so-called gig economy is also driven by projects.
Voices on Project Management
By Christian Bisson, PMP I recently had the privilege to participate in the 9th Montreal agile coach gathering. Along with meeting great people and having a chance to exchange ideas with them, I ha ...
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I am working towards earning PDUs to renew my certification but the last two webinars I have watched are showned as 0 % completed although they were 100% completed. Who can I notify? What can I do? ...
I’ve been fascinated this week by the idea of ammonia (NH3) as a fuel, or as a means to store and transport renewable energy. First, let me talk about that storage part. How can a house ...
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I am wondering if having a CAPM will allow me more easily to secure a PM job to log the 4500 hours required for my PMP? My goal is to live and work in Ghana and in other African countries, any advice? ...
Our ProjectManagment.com community discussion board has many recurring topics, one of which is a compare/contrast between PMI's PMP certification and Scrum Alliance's CSM. I've parti ...
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I'm a consultant providing PM services for a company that has little to no formal experience with formal PM methodologies. I was hired to help them manage projects but have been experiencing a lot of ...
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It's time for PMXPO 2019! Join us Thursday for a day-long slate of enlightening presentations, networking and more! Our virtual doors open at 8:30 am ET. Opening remarks begin at 9 am ET, soon followed by our keynote from Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project!
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Backlogs are typically prioritized by product folks, so developers can often feel disempowered, which can create disagreement and disharmony. But multiple or split backlogs aren't the solution. Here are better ways to ensure a collaborative environment and a proper outcome for all.
Some organizations find agile adoption easy — straightforward to start, quick to deliver benefits, and popular among practitioners. But is agile expansion winning at the expense of quality? An emphasis on more, rather than better, agile is creating as many problems as it's meant to solve.
Successful distributed meetings require considerable upfront planning and vigilant real-time meeting management. In this article, the author shares key success factors from a meeting that he recently co-facilitated.
What are some of the fundamental building blocks required in software projects? Things that can help position teams to adapt to changes quickly (including implementing the latest tech trends) and ultimately add value to business?
As the world becomes more inter-connected, it becomes inherently more complex and more prone to tipping into chaos. This phenomenon is not helped by the fact that most individuals do not understand the differences between how complex systems work. A lot of our assumptions are plain wrong when it comes to complexity – we look for root causes when there are none; we adopt command-and-control management strategies when self-organisation is the only viable method; and we fail to recognise that whenever discontinuous change happens, things will get worse before they get better. This webinar offers a crash-course in complex systems theory and provides real-world examples of how enterprises that embrace the complexity are progressively displacing traditional organisations.
Predictive, Iterative and Adaptive Life Cycle Approaches: Managing Projects in the Knowledge Environment
While the number of project management frameworks (COBIT, PMBOK, PRINCE2, SCRUM, SAFe) continues to increase, the number of approaches to project management used by organizations and practitioners appear to be decreasing. Although other useful approaches to managing projects surely exist, many publications now promote the use of two (2) primary approaches - Predictive and Agile.
The University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada wanted to ensure that patients who are discharged from hospitals receive the necessary support for a successful recovery. In 2014, UHN embarked on a 3-year, CA$955,000 quality improvement initiative which included creating a standardized electronic Discharge Summary for UHN’s 35,000 annual inpatients, detailing their hospital experience and requirements for ongoing care. The program finished on schedule and under budget and was a winner of the 2018 PMI Award for Project Excellence. Learn about this awarded program’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
The concept of the Agile Project Manager is almost universally accepted, at least in IT projects; although there is no Agile Project Management Methodology. Traditional approaches like PMBoK and PRINCE2 had always the capability to use techniques that are part of the Agile delivery: incremental and iterative development, early delivery of increments of the project, multi-functional teams, inspect and adapt, etc.
Being a strengths-based project manager means playing to the strengths of those around us to build cohesive high-performing teams. In this session attendees will learn about the “aware-explore-apply” model of character strengths and how just knowing their own strengths will positively impact their teams and projects.
PMOs are an integral part an organization’s strategic plan for implementing improvement, keeping the business running, and directing change. The PMO has a wide range of responsibilities with a diverse set of stakeholders and an ever increasing demand for status. Thus, many PMOs are transforming into “Strategic PMOs” and assumed the role of defining the, and reporting the status of, the clear line of sight from Strategic Intent to Project Outcomes.
La gestion de projet à l’international - Enjeux selon les milieux de travail: Des ONGs à l'entreprise privée
Vous aimeriez en apprendre plus sur la gestion de projet à l’international et sur les enjeux que cela peut comporter? Ne manquez pas le webinaire du 26 février prochain! Quels sont les défis et les bonnes pratiques en gestion de projet à l’international? Quelle est la réalité de la gestion des parties prenantes dans le cadre de projets dans ce contexte? Au cours de ce webinaire, deux professionnels de la gestion de projet vous partageront leur parcours professionnel, ainsi que les expériences professionnelles qui leur ont servi de tremplins pour orienter leur carrière en gestion de projet à l’international. De la coopération internationale à l’entreprise privée, ils exploreront les défis auxquels ils ont fait face, ainsi que les bénéfices qu'ils en ont retirés. L’un oeuvrant pour une ONG internationale, l’autre pour une entreprise privée, ils effectueront une analyse de la gestion des parties prenantes dans le contexte professionnel respectif. Quelles compétences transférables sont nécessaires pour devenir gestionnaires de projets internationaux; comment faire face aux défis de la gestion de la diversité; comment travailler dans une optique d’empowerment des équipes locales; comment conjuguer sa propre adaptation à la vie à l’étranger et son travail, voilà des questions auxquelles nos panélistes répondront lors du webinaire.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly tackles the challenge of actually innovating—what it is, what it looks like and how to do it. You’ll learn how to bring innovative approaches into your life and work, and how to manage innovation projects.