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Tips for Working With Remote Teams

by Emily Luijbregts

Leading remote teams requires an additional level of management—and using different skills than what you would use with onsite/co-located teams. Having this knowledge and ability will ensure a successful end result to your project.

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Effective Team Member Relationships

by Andy Jordan

Project managers only succeed when their teams succeed, but what does that mean for how the PM manages relationships with individual team members? Read about the biggest mistake that new project managers make.

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Topic Teasers Vol. 123: Handling Difficult Customers

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

Question: Since we’ve changed to a more customer involved project management process, I spend more time with customers. I know this is theoretically a good thing, but the customer I have is quite a handful to manage. I’m afraid my adult communication skills are slipping and I am aching to be able to throw a fit like a 5-year-old. Knowing I can’t change my client, how can I have more successful interactions by changing my own actions?

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The Secret Leadership Mindset That Improves Project Delivery

by Eric Wright
June 20, 2019 | 59:58 | Views: 281 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.75 / 5

The temporary, unique nature of the project management environment increases the challenges of management and its leadership function because the project manager typically has little to no authority or asset ownership. This dynamic places a premium on influence-based leadership. So how does a project manager develop an influence-based leadership style? By examining an environment extremely similar to the project management environment - the military environment!

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John Farlik, a senior IT project manager for AAA of the Carolinas, loves enabling teams to achieve new levels of success, which requires much more than just being a "task master" or "he ...




2019 Cloud Computing Update: New Products, Tools & Terminology

by Michael Wood

Cloud computing is accelerating its proliferation as the new decade approaches. This article focuses on the expansion of new “as a service” offerings, new tools and new terminology that are arriving on the scene.


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.


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.


Project Management at the Pace of Change

by Kevin Coleman

To keep pace with the evolving state of the project management profession, the accelerated ability to deliver projects at the pace of business change is no option—and that puts PMs at center stage.


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 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.


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?



Project HEADWAY: Where Will PM Software Go?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 20, 2019 | 63:44 | Views: 364 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

This webinar explores where we've been, what's in play right now and what we should expect—and hope for—from our project management software in the future.


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: 673 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.26 / 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.


The Agile Enterprise: How Can Agile Processes Be Improved?

by Stelian Roman
June 14, 2019 | 58:16 | Views: 1,827 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.24 / 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: 1,810 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.29 / 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: 3,684 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 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: 3,036 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.95 / 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: 5,655 | 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.


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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