PMO leaders have had to examine and challenge virtually every aspect of their functions, including vetting, managing and deploying projects, and managing portfolios. Keep these four tips in mind to help manage through uncertainty.
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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by Mario Trentim My earliest experience with remote work came in around 2010. At the time, I believed it would enable me to connect with project teams from around the globe. What I consid ...
During the month of June, ProjectManagement.com will focus on Talent Management. When I think of Talent Management, I think of the investment that I'm putting in myself for my career. COVID19 has give ...
I see many people having thousands of connections in this community. However, I don't understand the utility of it? if we have access to the posts and can ask whatever we want, what's the point? and ...
Hi there! Thanks in advance for reading this! I'm looking to make a career change into the project management field. I'm a bit lost as to what my first steps would be in doing so and gaining some p ...
By: Christopher DiBella, MBA, CSM Within the definition of empathy – the ability to understand and share the feeling of others – our feelings are invoked. We must connect, listen, show ...
Hoping someone can provide some guidance on the project portfolio processes. I have reviewed the standard for project portfolio management and how found it difficult to decipher the Portfolio proces ...
Someone emailed me the other day asking about how to use percent complete to track progress on their project schedule. It’s not the worst way to measure performance, but as I’ve got more e ...
As we get ready to celebrate Halloween I am reminded about the scary moments on projects and starting my project management career. Thinking back to my younger days I enjoyed dressing up in ...
I may be setting a record for the highest number of characters in a GTIM blog title, but I needed every single one of them to synopsize this week’s take on this month’s ProjectManagement.c ...
The project management field greatly benefits from data-driven decision-making frameworks—which in turn ask the project manager to be flexible and proactive, to react and take advantage of what data products bring to PM practices.
As the lines between project management and product development blur, project leaders and teams need a blend of approaches that support both efficient delivery and discovery-led work. Here are some strategic principals that can help expand your innovation toolbox.
You already know that you’re stuck in agile limbo. Now it’s time to talk about how to escape it by using the most important tool we have for unleashing the power of your teams.
Join PMI 20 October as we explore Our Global Impact as project professionals. Don’t miss our featured speaker Malala Yousafzai, world-renowned thought leader and Nobel Laureate!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Join us for this webinar to learn more about PMI’s SeminarsWorld® Virtual, a unique learning experience for today’s professionals. SeminarsWorld attendees engage in a highly interactive classroom environment and join other project management professionals to share best practices, while learning from subject matter experts and earning some valuable PDUs! Learn more from three of our engaging instructors, Carlene Szostak, Jack Duggal and Thomas Jarocki as they share previews of their upcoming courses, “Stepping Up to Disrupt Yourself,” “Next Generation Project Management, PMO and Leadership for Today’s Turbulent Times“ and “Orchestrating Total Project Success - A Comprehensive Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Organizational Change” offered at November SeminarsWorld® Virtual. Whether you’re a certified project management pro, a job seeker looking to change careers, a skill builder looking to enhance your project skills, or a soon-to-be member of our community, SeminarsWorld meets your professional development needs! You don’t want to miss this webinar! Learn more at https://www.pmi.org/events/seminarsworld Please note this webinar is non-PDU bearing!
Agile is often advertised as the silver bullet in the training class that will deliver "twice the scope in half the time." In principle, the topic of this webinar, agile implementation failures, may be unexpected from someone who used Agile practices long before they were called Agile and who was a champion of adoption of XP and Scrum in the early 2000s when Agile adoption was considered "crazy." One of the fundamental principles of Agile is to fail fast, learn, and recover. But accepting failure is not always as easy as it seems. When a manager “motivates” his team with "failure is not an option" or expects the Project Manager or the Scrum Master to be a "pusher" rather than a servant leader, learning from small mistakes becomes an important process. This webinar presents several situations when Agile failed, analyzing the root cause and what could have been done differently to avoid failure.
This presentation explores what it really means to be a leader. More importantly, it provides practical guidance on how to become one . Participants will gain appreciation for the key dimensions of leadership, how to exercise them and how to recognize the opportunities when doing so might be appropriate.
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.
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.
The Technology Fallacy: How People are the Real Key to Digital Transformation, especially during COVID-19
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.
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.
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.