Are work breakdown structures and product backlogs really so different? They both help with forming agreement on scope. Yet, due to how they are often used, they are viewed as quite different by many people…a viewpoint this expert would like to change.
This webinar explores the gift that project management can be, when it's approached in just the right way.
Voices on Project Management
By Christian Bisson Inspired by The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master (a great read if you haven’t done so already), I want to focus this article on a few of the “misunderstood” stances ...
While we are more familiar with making a toast at a wedding, it is appropriate to master the art of good cheers for your project. Toasts are usually meant to celebrate a person or an event. Why not ...
Hi All My question is How to make sure you conduct an effective project schedule management process? ...
Gil Broza is back with a brand new book that answers a question that is asked in every single class I teach. Can you use Agile outside of software? The simple answer is yes. Agile practic ...
What is your opinion regarding the statement: “The busiest man is the one with the most free time”? What do you think when you read "The busiest man has the most free time"? How do you adopt thi ...
How do you prevent that lessons learned gathered across a Project Management Department get tucked away in a register that no one looks at again? Have you developed a process to close this knowled ...
I want to be up to date with technology, which PM software can you recommend in 2020? I prefer a software which responds to community development projects (Municipal Solid Waste Management). Thanks ...
This brief is intended to document & serve as a general guide on what typical technology features 'to look out for' when confronted with new ICT application projects or opportunities. At a ...
I recently signed up for the Project Management Basics course to prepare for the CAPM exam, but am finding the site to be practically unusable... It takes FOREVER to log in and actually get the course ...
Like many members of PMI and ProjectManagement.com, you may be an early-career PM. The excitement and benefits of the mid-career PM await you! Get there faster by determining what employers expect—and meeting those expectations better than your competition.
Our fluency in conveying our messages affects the fluidity of the messages’ transmissions, and thus the effectiveness of their intentions. Learning the relationships between factors, approaches, impacts, and the effects of communication can help to improve our communication and correspondence skills in listening, writing, and conversation.
With projects increasingly being initiated with incomplete scopes—and with change becoming ever more frequent—what role does estimation play today?
Managing projects in a desert environment during the hot summer period presents unique challenges. The author shares his experience and lessons learned from three major oil and gas projects in the Middle East. Tips for managing projects in a similar environment are presented to assist other project managers.
As leaders and accessibility champions, project managers can play a key role in helping with accessibility by removing barriers faced by persons with disabilities as we design products, devices, services and environments.
As 2020 kicks off, there is a unique opportunity to learn from the past and look excitedly toward a New Year and a new decade. Now feels like the perfect moment to pause, reflect, prepare and take a confident step forward.
Being able to learn and grow from constructive feedback is critical for any role. But project managers aren’t always the most coachable individuals, and that can hurt them.
To make a difference, it often feels like a person or corporation has to give large amounts of money and overextend their generosity. But the digital world has found ways in which we can all make incremental contributions that do not feel as fiscally painful and can be more widely practiced.
Agile is sometimes introduced as a cheaper way of delivering projects, products, and services. Unlike the traditional approach of measuring the value delivered based on the planned deliverables, the budget spent, and meeting the critical milestones, Agile doesn't and shouldn't track the delivery in the same way. Agile is a new approach, and traditional project finance management may not be relevant or can become an impediment to agility. Agile is or should be based on trust, and in an Agile organization, most of the financial planning and reporting should not be necessary. However, very few organizations have the necessary conditions to abolish tight financial management. This webinar will propose a few financial management approaches for Agile projects, highlighting the necessity as well as the challenges of each of the proposed models.
Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?
We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example.
The Case for Project Risk Management: In Predictive (Traditional) vs. Adaptive (Agile) Life Cycle Approaches
Although the project failure rate has seen improvement over the last decade or so, roughly half continue to fail. As such, project risk management [which is designed to address risks that contribute to project failure] has gained significant interest over the same period.
The truth is that a project kickoff meeting can make or break a project. Done well, the kickoff meeting can set the project on a path for success, but a nightmare kickoff meeting can wreak havoc for months to come. These are a few simple secrets that can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your next project kickoff meeting. If you're already familiar with kickoff meetings, no worries. This presentation isn't a soup to nuts overview of how to run a kickoff meeting. Instead, we'll identify several specific techniques that you can throw into your bag of tricks to avoid common pitfalls and move your kickoff meetings from good to great!
The Proven and Practical Project Manager Toolkit: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Register
Every project manager should have a proven, practical, and powerful toolkit – of skills, techniques, processes, procedures, tools, and templates – to help a project or program's success. The toolkit should be proven (it works), practical (efficient and adaptable), and powerful (big impact). This webinar focuses on three proven, practical, and powerful tools: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Registers.
Fannie Mae, the U.S.-government sponsored housing enterprise, has been named PMI's PMO of the Year Award winner as it shows what innovation looks like while delivering agile digital transformation.