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Contributing To Collaborative Leadership

by Andy Jordan

If collaborative leadership is going to be the preferred style across organizations, then it requires top leaders to practice it themselves—and to encourage it in each of their areas. Here are four ways PMs can ensure they are able to effectively contribute on each occasion they are invited to collaborate.

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Tips for Getting Started with a No-Code Platform

by PMI

If you have been thinking of getting started with no-code tools but you’re just not sure where to start, then this first video in our three-part series is for you. Max Mirho shares his tips for getting started with no-code.

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Don’t Just “Go Agile”!

by Kimberly Johnson, Brian Cohn, Mark Adler Madsen, Torge Oeverdiek
July 27, 2021 | 59:24 | Views: 1,870 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

The world is changing faster than ever, and the next disruption is just around the corner. Many companies are therefore well on their way on an agile transformation to become more adaptive and resilient, but many experience that the transformation does not provide the business value they had imagined in advance and new challenges emerge.

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Citizen Development Weekly Digest

by PMI

Read a weekly digest of highlights and a selection of articles being published about Citizen Development from around the world. Check in every week for new insights!






Foster Innovation In Your Team

by Bart Gerardi

Project leaders have a key role to play in innovation. It starts with giving teams the flexibility to be creative and develop unexpected results. Facilitating customer interaction helps teams explore what is actually needed and get in the mindset to deliver it. And stakeholders must be prepared for change and ambiguity, instead of predictability.



The Final Team Member: Culture

by Raj K. De Datta

The last element of a high-performing project team isn’t a title or a skillset. It’s culture. But the right culture doesn’t happen by chance. Here, the author of a guide to leading digital initiatives shares five core values for building winning teams.


The Agile Enterprise: Project Roles and Responsibilities in Agile

by Stelian Roman
July 23, 2021 | 57:07 | Views: 1,946 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

Agile found its way into project delivery with many certifications attempting to define various agile roles, some of them project-related. Although the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is against specialization in an Agile Team, all the traditional roles have become "Agile" by sticking the "Agile" label to the old job title: for example, Agile Project Manager, Agile Tester, Agile Business Analyst, "Agile" Scrum Master and the "Agile" Coach. Most Agile frameworks, like Scrum, Crystal, and XP, were conceived by developers for a small team of software developers, and the Project Manager role is usually omitted. Unlike 'specialized' Agile Project Manager certifications, PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP)® remains the industry benchmark for the Project Manager role, providing an increased focus on Agile and Hybrid practices without compromising the knowledge required to manage projects that can't or won't use Agile practices. This webinar is a comparative analysis of various roles in a project that uses agile practices and how various project roles should change to adapt to a new way of delivering projects.


Citizen Development in Practice: My Successful Implementation Story

by Elizabeth Jordan, Trevor Textor
July 22, 2021 | 58:58 | Views: 3,167 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

Citizen development is gaining traction and many organizations are using low-code or no-code software to build apps and solve business problems. So how should organizations go about implementing citizen development? In this session Trevor will share his experience in implementing a successful citizen development project using a low-code platform.


An Introduction to the Disciplined Agile Value Stream Management

by Al Shalloway
July 20, 2021 | 61:10 | Views: 2,147 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.62 / 5

As organizations become aware of the need to achieve business agility more are also becoming aware of the need to manage value streams to achieve it. This webinar discusses how managing the value streams of an organization lays the groundwork for improvement in value delivery.


Product Thinking From An Agile Coach Perspective

by Ashutosh Bhatawadekar
July 15, 2021 | 59:52 | Views: 790 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

As a Coach, Is our mandate only to Coach & Transform our Development Teams? Or should we also coach our Product teams. Many Agile transformations do not succeed as they fail to address the Coaching needs of the Product Ownership teams. It is important that we as coaches focus on our product owners and coach them the right way of product development. This webinar looks at product development from an Agile coaches perspective.


Project HEADWAY: Stop Calling Them “Soft” Skills

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
July 15, 2021 | 61:51 | Views: 1,446 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.67 / 5

Soft skills, such as they are, are amongst the hardest things that you will learn to apply as a project manager. Excelling at these skills is the product of a lifetime of learning, and even then you will learn things that surprise you and catch you off guard. There are still strategies you can employ and insights you can realize to engage with the messy human dimension of projects. They don’t necessarily work the way you think, but they are there. This webinar will provide you with insights on how to learn them and use them.


Six Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders

by Andy Kaufman, PMP
July 14, 2021 | 58:59 | Views: 1,823 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.76 / 5

Have you ever lost sleep because of a difficult stakeholder? Maybe it was a boss, peer, or someone on the other side of the business. Perhaps it was worry about having to deal with them in an upcoming meeting. Or ruminating about how they are an obstacle to progress on a project. So much of our success leading and directing projects and change initiatives comes down to our ability to influence our project stakeholders. Experience teaches us that managing their expectations and building rapport with our key stakeholders can make an enormous difference in our ability to successfully deliver. But the truth is some of our stakeholders are difficult. And though you can unfriend people on social media, you can't unfriend a stakeholder--you have to learn how to deal with them. In this session, Andy Kaufman shares six strategies for dealing with difficult stakeholders. There are no simple answers, but these are strategies that Andy has shared with clients around the world, and you're invited to see which ones you can put into place. After all, you deserve a better night of sleep!


The Agile Enterprise: Risk Management in an Agile World

by Stelian Roman
July 09, 2021 | 54:52 | Views: 633 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.21 / 5

Since the term, agile, grew popularity in the second decade of the 21st century, Risk Management was one of the strong selling points of various agile frameworks. According to agile surveys, reducing risk is one of the main reasons for agile adoption. However, none of the agile frameworks provide guidance on Risk Management. Most of them are limited to a simplistic view that by delivering in small increments risk is limited to the value of a single sprint. The reality is far more complex, and it is not limited to coding or technical skills. A project is dependent on context, on organizational culture, and last but not least, on people's desire to work as a team and succeed. This webinar is a brief introduction to how important Risk Management is, how it can be done in agile, and why risk, especially in Agile, should not have a negative connotation. Real-life examples will be used to illustrate how the Project Manager, Scrum Master, and the whole project team can take advantage of Risk.


Dealing with the Organizational Change Management (OCM) Workstream in Your Project

by David Davis, George Armstrong
June 29, 2021 | 58:02 | Views: 4,218 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.61 / 5

Every project has multiple work streams that project manager must ensure are ready to help deliver the promised benefits of the initiative. A managed OCM workstream is the most effective means of ensuring successful adoption of the work. However, there are OCM specific tools and techniques the project manager can use to effectively deliver this workstream. This presentation will explore those technical details and also discuss a communication strategy, so all stakeholders are aware of the workstream and the value it adds to the project.



Low-Code/No-Code Platforms With Free Trials

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by PMI

We have put together our first list of low-code/no-code platforms that offer free trials. Download our list to help you get started on your citizen development project.


Statistical PERT® (SPERT™) Estimation Worksheet for Task Duration Forecasting

PREMIUM deliverable
by William Davis

UPDATED for 2021! This spreadsheet has worksheets showing the results of a Monte Carlo simulation on a sample project's work effort hours, and a companion estimate using Statistical PERT. This way, you can see how you can use just the built-in functions of Microsoft Excel to do probabilistic, risk-based estimation. Textbox comments have been added to the worksheets to aid in understanding. Use this in conjunction with the article Risk Management Starts Sooner Than You Think.


Statistical PERT® Beta Edition

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by William Davis

UPDATED for 2021! Statistical PERT® (SPERT®) is a freely licensed, probabilistic, estimation technique. Use Statistical PERT to estimate uncertainties that have bell-shaped risk properties, like: task duration, work effort, revenue, expenses, agile story points, project portfolios, event attendance and more. Use in conjunction with the article Getting Beta with Statistical PERT.


Statistical PERT™ (SPERT™) Estimation Worksheet

deliverable
by William Davis

Updated for 2021! Statistical PERT is an estimation technique that project professionals use to align expectations and make better business decisions. Use Statistical PERT to create a probabilistic forecast for many project uncertainties, such as how much your project will cost, or when you might deploy the next agile release. Statistical PERT easily models a wide variety of uncertainties using built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel, making estimation easy to do—even for people who don't like statistics.



Scrum Ceremony Basics

PREMIUM presentation
by Kirthi Karkera

This presentation covers the basics of four common scrum ceremonies, including purpose; inputs and outputs; recommended participants; and duration/occurrence. Use it to help orientate team members to the process.


Project HEADWAY: Stop Calling Them “Soft” Skills

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

There are still strategies you can employ and insights you can realize to engage with the messy human dimension of projects. They don’t necessarily work the way you think, but they are there. This webinar will provide you with insights on how to learn them and use them.


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