Project Management

Organizational PM

Easing Project Skyfall

by Jiju (Jay) Nair, PMP

Organizations are taking a fresh look at options to improve team productivity, which seems to be affected by the lack of personal interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new model could be a long-lasting one that can bring about life-changing impacts and, at the same time, new opportunities for project teams to deliver value to organizations.

Agile

Playing in the Gray of Hybrid

by Mike Griffiths

Gray areas occupy the transition from one world to the next. Neither black nor white, predictive nor agile, project managers are increasingly finding themselves in the gray area of hybrid project management. This can make us feel uncomfortable...but it doesn't have to.

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Knowledge Shelf

It Takes Both—A Belt and a PMP—to Win

by Michael Herskovitz

Through detailed delineation of a dual-leadership model, this paper promotes the idea that to be successful, companies pursuing business process improvement or transformation strategy need to assign both a Belt and a PMP to jointly plan, manage, and deliver the transformation strategy.

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Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Cultivating Political Acumen

by Uri Galimidi 
March 17, 2020 | 62:42 | Views: 3,907 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.62 / 5

This is in the fifth installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals. The webinars are informed by the latest in the science of leadership and include practical strategies and approaches to build the skills and behaviors covered by each webinar.

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Creativity: The Tool You Need to Make a Difference

by Andy Jordan

The best PMs are the ones who can come up with the most creative solutions to the toughest problems. And the sooner new project managers can be encouraged to demonstrate that creativity, the more successful they—and their employers—will be.


Easing Project Skyfall

by Jiju (Jay) Nair, PMP

Organizations are taking a fresh look at options to improve team productivity, which seems to be affected by the lack of personal interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new model could be a long-lasting one that can bring about life-changing impacts and, at the same time, new opportunities for project teams to deliver value to organizations.


Navigating in Uncertainty: A Survival Guide

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

While uncertainty is incredibly uncomfortable, it is possible to manage through it. Personally, collaboratively and organizationally, there are strategies that we can employ to recognize, assess and navigate the challenges around us.


Playing in the Gray of Hybrid

by Mike Griffiths

Gray areas occupy the transition from one world to the next. Neither black nor white, predictive nor agile, project managers are increasingly finding themselves in the gray area of hybrid project management. This can make us feel uncomfortable...but it doesn't have to.


The Risk of Sustained Anxiety

by George Freeman, PMP

We are riding an anxiety tsunami to an unknown destination. What are the consequences of this journey, and do we have choices that can mitigate its personal effects on our families and ourselves? Learn how to take control and put anxiety into the back seat.


Leadership During Crisis: People First

by Andy Jordan

There’s nothing normal about crisis management. But there are some behavioral norms that we have to remember, and that starts—and finishes—with the people.


PMXPO 2020 Agenda

by ProjectManagement.com

Check out the agenda for PMXPO 2020!



Virtual Teams - Real Problems - Possible Solutions

by Peter de Jager
March 18, 2020 | 61:28 | Views: 923 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.73 / 5

If you work in a large organization, then chances are better than good that you work on at least one 'virtual team,' possibly more. If you're like most people, you find this 'difficult,' if not almost impossible from time to time. The obstacles to performance are many; they include time zone differences, matrix management, the blurring of the work/life boundary, and cultural differences that are totally hidden until you're ensnared in some conflict that no one really understands. Welcome to the modern world.


Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Cultivating Political Acumen

by Uri Galimidi 
March 17, 2020 | 62:42 | Views: 3,907 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.62 / 5

This is in the fifth installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals. The webinars are informed by the latest in the science of leadership and include practical strategies and approaches to build the skills and behaviors covered by each webinar.


The Agile Enterprise: Estimate or #noestimate? What is the Agile Way?

by Stelian Roman
March 13, 2020 | 59:08 | Views: 3,273 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

This webinar looks at the #noestimate approach, a revolutionary approach seen by some Agile teams as a waste reduction, team morale improvement and of course the elimination of one of the most dreadful activities in "waterfall". The webinar is based on the presenter's practical experience as a Project Manager and Development Manager, including real life examples of the benefits and pitfalls of estimation and lack of estimation.


Products Deliver Strategy - Projects Deliver Products

by Peter Monkhouse, Joanna Tivig
March 12, 2020 | 74:18 | Views: 2,531 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.42 / 5

This webinar will introduce the strategy implementation circle showing the role of project and products in support an organization in implementing strategy. The webinar will highlight the need for organizations to use an iterative approach to product development and project execution. The relationship between products and projects and product owners and project managers will be explored in an iterative environment that focuses on delivering products that add value to customers.


Project HEADWAY: The Bleeding Edge of Project Management: What Does It Look Like?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
March 12, 2020 | 61:31 | Views: 2,045 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.42 / 5

This presentation casts an eye to the future of project management. It explores life at the outer edges of practice, and examines where innovations are most likely to occur, and what form those innovations are likely to take. If you're curious about where this is all going, you won't want to miss this presentation.


3Ts for Better Time Management: Tips, Tools, and Techniques That You Can Use to Manage Your Time Even Better

by Ivan Moreira
March 11, 2020 | 69:55 | Views: 2,757 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.24 / 5

Nowadays, we face many challenges surrounding how to find time to do everything that we want to do in our 86,400 seconds per day. Managing your tasks in a more assertive and focused manner with some assistance from technology reveals the best way to enhance your project ecosystem as well as to strike a balance in your personal life. In this webinar, the presenter shares a set of tools and tips to enhance your daily routines in order to improve your time management. These techniques help managers and C-level executives to do their work better, allowing them to develop and foster a time oriented mindset in their teams.


Coordinating Knowledge Work in Multiteam Programs: Findings From a Large-Scale Agile Development Program

by Torgeir Dingsoyr
March 10, 2020 | 61:01 | Views: 4,314 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Software development projects have undergone remarkable changes with the arrival of agile development approaches. Although intended for small, self-managing teams, these approaches are today used for large development programs. A major challenge of such programs is coordinating many teams. This case study describes the coordination of knowledge work in a large-scale agile development program with 12 teams. The findings highlight coordination modes based on feedback, the use of a number of mechanisms, and how coordination practices change over time. The findings can improve the outcomes of large knowledge-based development programs by tailoring coordination practices to needs over time.


The Agile Enterprise: A Look at Frameworks and Certifications - are they helping

by Stelian Roman
March 06, 2020 | 58:13 | Views: 4,128 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.98 / 5

Agile has become very trendy, and it is fashionable to wear the "Agile" title before or after a traditional role, like Project Manager. To become "Agile," one of the easiest paths is to become certified. Unlike for traditional project management where the worldwide recognized certifications can be counted on one hand, for Agile, there is a myriad of certifications. Most of them promote a single "Agile" framework. In recent years, the need to use Agile beyond the small software development team resulted in the creation of new frameworks which added the words "scaled" and "enterprise" to successful team approaches to agility. This webinar analyzes some of the popular Agile frameworks from the initial ones, like XP, Scrum and Crystal, to the recent "enterprise" ones, like SAFe, from the Agile Enterprise perspective. The webinar will also compare 4 Lean and Agile certifications.


Sample Project Plan: Pharmaceutical Generic Product Development

PREMIUM deliverable
by Vikas Sharma

This sample Excel project plan for pharmaceutical generic product development has been designed to show project flow from license requirement to milestones and WBS. It provides a real-time assessment from project inception for drug development in R&D to dossier submission with regulatory agencies.



Communications Management Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Alexandre Costa

This Communication Management Plan sets the communications framework for your project and serves as a guide for communications throughout the life of the project. This is a working document and should be updated as communication needs change. This plan includes a sample stakeholder matrix, a sample communications matrix (which maps specific messages to stakeholders or stakeholder groups) and more. Adapt each section to fit your project.


Project Communication Management Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Project Communication Management Plan is a tool that documents how communication is managed and controlled on a project. It enables you to communicate effectively with the project team and other stakeholders, to set clear guidelines on how information will be shared, as well as who will be responsible for and needs to be included on project communications.


Project Issue Log Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This basic Issue Log can be used by project leads to record and track ongoing and closed project issues. Once issues are identified, they can be assigned, prioritized and managed to a resolution or closure. Adapt to fit your needs.


Requirements Traceability Matrix Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Requirements Traceability Matrix template can be used to record, map and trace requirements with other artifacts in the test validation process. It will help to ensure that all requirements defined for a system have been tested and fulfilled.


Project HEADWAY: Your Best Questions, Answered

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

Rather than carving out five or ten minutes at the end of the session, this month we are pulling out all the stops and devoting a full hour to it. In this hour-long session, we will answer some of the best questions asked by webinar participants over the last year. It will be a far-reaching and comprehensive review of a variety of topics, taking the time to dive in and answer questions more comprehensively than is usually possible in a webinar wrap-up. And yes, you’ll also get to ask your own questions along the way!


Daily Progress Report (Construction Subcontractor)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Mustafa AlMashhadi

This daily report is geared toward construction subcontractors to log activities, workforce, activities, materials, weather and more. Adapt to fit your project needs.


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