Creativity can and does happen on a schedule. It can be prompted into awareness and action. You can be creative on demand, and you can inspire and encourage—even require, if need be—creativity in others. The trick is knowing how it is actually done.
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.
Voices on Project Management
By Dave Wakeman I’m heading to London in a few weeks and while I’m there, I’m going to catch a bunch of Premier League matches. My team, Tottenham Hotspur, has had an up-and-down ...
One of the missions of project managers is to analyze scenarios, identify risks and plan the risk response Scenarios of evolution of the world economy: - Optimistic: Endemic growth of the economy ...
by Maricarmen Suarez, PMBOK® Guide-Seventh Edition Development Team member At the center of every project effort, we find people. Stakeholders in various positions can and will impact the o ...
Since it looks as though this will be my last blog for February, and ProjectManagement.com’s theme for February is creativity, I thought I’d use the cover of “creativity” to ad ...
Thinking about doing some project management training this year? Here are some things to consider to help you choose the right vendor for you. ...
Hi, I heard that there is a full 200 Q's online Practice Exam posted by PMI as a part of the prep for the PILOT EXAM to be taken in March 2020. Is this true? IF so, can you please post a link to it or ...
What are the immediate steps needs to be taken to transform existing Waterfall delivery into Agile? ...
(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) In Part 1 of this series (which you really should read first, no – really, it’s worth it), I discussed the La Plata region of Peru, and how it has been devastated ...
My company allocates a certain amount of money per year for training. We can choose whatever course, subject, certification, etc we see fit. I have my PMP certification and have taken a handful of cou ...
Nonstop e-mails, endless meetings, and 24-7 connectedness are crippling our ability to think, focus, solve problems and do the deep work that organizations need to stay competitive. Here are eight recommendations to help you and your teams regain focus.
In the first installment of a multi-part series on building effective innovation teams, we look at the first two important steps: removing organizational friction (from resources to rewards to leadership) and assembling a cross-functional team that balances five key factors, including experience, size and interdependence.
Every project manager knows the importance of communication, but how many of those PMs treat communication as the most important aspect of their role every day? Let’s change that.
In a large program, it may be necessary for competitors to work together to achieve customer goals. Insights are presented on various collaboration techniques, when they should be employed to have the most impact, and the business benefits that the program, customer, and each of the partner teams receive in working toward shared goals.
Does your team spend significant time estimating stories with story points? Or, does your team try to manage its estimates with support or other interruptions? Velocity via story point estimation works in very few teams. Instead of story points, consider these other alternatives for your agile estimates.
Why inject complexity into your projects when elementary math will suffice? Cut through the quantification using these three simple formulas when engaging with stakeholders.
PMOs support the delivery of projects, focusing on various aspects to improve performance. But not all projects are created equal, and that has to be reflected in the PMO.
In today’s world, it is essential that program and project managers create a strategy that identifies key project participants, monitors them for warning signs and takes measure to survive their sudden departure. Are you?
An Anthropological Perspective on the Symbolic Interpretations of the Dutch High Speed Train Megaproject
What must we do to bring about a Change initiative as smoothly as possible? Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! How much, and for how long do we do this? Until we get sick and tired of the sound of our own voice – then we take a deep breath and a drink of water and we start all over again. Communication isn’t something that stops and starts; it’s a constant activity before, during and after any Change initiative.
Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Presence, Confidence, and Courage
This is in the second 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.
Serious games are defined as games that have a primary purpose other than entertainment. Games have been known to shorten the learning curve and as one of the best ways to break patterns and adopt new habits. In this session, we will shortly present the science and research behind it and how it can help you become better at your job and learn new tricks.
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.
This webinar explores the gift that project management can be, when it's approached in just the right way.