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6 Tips to Manage Your Busy Work Schedule

by Oghenevwogaga Johnson

As project managers, most of our days become very busy as urgent tasks pile up. This can be rather overwhelming. Where do you even start? Take a deep breath and practice these six time-management hacks.

Knowledge Shelf

Leading Virtual Sessions

by Louis Alderman, PMP

Project management relies heavily on teams, and teams need to communicate and share project information and techniques. With virtual teams and remote sessions increasingly becoming the norm, it is essential for project managers to be adept at leading virtual sessions. These techniques will provide the foundation for a great virtual session.

Budgeting

Topic Teasers Vol. 134: Unexpected Changes Lead to Alphabet Madness

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

Question: Due to the pandemic, my original project estimates aren't accurate. It’s not enough that we are over budget and behind schedule, I now need a way to show management how I predict this work will change financially and in terms of time. I learned some alphabet formulas to pass the PMP® exam, but that was years ago. Is there a simple way to calculate this stuff?

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Project HEADWAY: Be Your Own Talent Manager

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 18, 2020 | 63:28 | Views: 1,839 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.65 / 5

Success in this day and age means that we need to take responsibility for our own careers, and our own development. This presentation explores what it takes to successfully be your own talent manager.

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Leading Virtual Sessions

by Louis Alderman, PMP

Project management relies heavily on teams, and teams need to communicate and share project information and techniques. With virtual teams and remote sessions increasingly becoming the norm, it is essential for project managers to be adept at leading virtual sessions. These techniques will provide the foundation for a great virtual session.



The Value of Building Diverse Skills

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

To be a capable generalist requires reframing our own self-perception—and how we communicate our abilities and shape the perception of others. The value of the generalist is not about having wells of expertise in a broad array of domains. Success as a generalist instead requires three very specific talents...


3 Approaches to Transform Talent Management to Environment Management

by Johanna Rothman

If we create a great environment—a great culture—we don’t need to spend time directing or engaging people. Instead, we free people to work in the best ways they can. Here are three ideas to help move from talent management to environment or culture management.



6 Tips to Manage Your Busy Work Schedule

by Oghenevwogaga Johnson

As project managers, most of our days become very busy as urgent tasks pile up. This can be rather overwhelming. Where do you even start? Take a deep breath and practice these six time-management hacks.


An Innovation Revolution (Part 3): Agile

by Andy Jordan

Innovation is going to be key in the ability of an organization to recover. The depth of the impact that the pandemic has had on most industries means that resuming the pre-pandemic strategic priorities simply won’t work. Agile teams are the key to making that happen.


PM Development Strategies

by Andy Jordan

With project management being a more diverse discipline than ever, what’s the right strategy for developing people into, through and beyond project management?


Processus formalisé et systématique de management des risques pour les projets complexes

by Esra Tepeli
June 26, 2020 | 63:01 | Views: 68 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

Les risques peuvent avoir des impacts négatifs sur les objectifs des projets tels que le retard, le surcoût, la diminution des aspects de qualité et de sécurité. Les projets complexes sont affectés par de nombreux risques et opportunités en raison de leur plan organisationnel complexe avec un grand nombre de parties prenantes, une planification complexe avec un long cycle de vie, une gestion complexe des ressources, des problèmes techniques et des facteurs environnementaux. Ce type de projet peut également présenter une importance stratégique pour les parties prenantes. Il est essentiel d'identifier et d'analyser les risques et les opportunités tout au long du cycle de vie du projet et d'élaborer des plans d’action afin de réduire les effets négatifs des risques. Dans cette étude, nous proposons un processus formalisé et systématique de management des risques pour les projets complexes et stratégiques.


Project HEADWAY: Be Your Own Talent Manager

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 18, 2020 | 63:28 | Views: 1,839 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.65 / 5

Success in this day and age means that we need to take responsibility for our own careers, and our own development. This presentation explores what it takes to successfully be your own talent manager.


The Ingredients of Successful Megaproject Management

by Andrew Davies, Juliano Denicol
June 18, 2020 | 62:36 | Views: 3,603 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

This webinar presents the results of a two-year research project funded by the Project Management Institute about the performance of megaprojects. Researchers conducted a systematic review of the megaproject management literature, in which over 6,000 scientific papers were analyzed to identify 18 causes and 54 solutions to address poor megaproject performance.


Getting the Most out of Online Community with ProjectManagement.com’s Ambassadors

by Mark Krob, Heather McLarnon, Emily Luijbregts, Andrew Craig
June 17, 2020 | 58:39 | Views: 313 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.46 / 5

In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will provide an overview of ProjectManagement.com’s new Community Ambassador Program. This program was introduced to PMI’s online community in January 2020 with the goal of providing community members additional support resources who facilitate and encourage constructive conversations as well as assist members in navigating the community.


Ask the Expert Webinar Series - Talent Management

by Lorelie Kaid, Andrew Craig
June 16, 2020 | 57:57 | Views: 693 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.49 / 5

The Ask the Expert Webinar Series is an extension of the Ask the Expert Program offered at PMI® Global Conference. Each year, experts from the ProjectManagement.com community offer one-on-one sessions to conference attendees, acting as mentors, coaches, and sounding boards for Project Managers at varying stages of their careers and across industries. Gain access to these leading project management and industry experts through the Ask the Expert Webinar Series – ask your most pressing Project Management questions, seek career advice, and gain insights into industry trends. Please join the webinar prepared to pose questions to the experts! Please note that this webinar is not PDU bearing


The Agile Enterprise: Return of the Lean - Does it Mean the Death of Agile?

by Stelian Roman
June 12, 2020 | 53:19 | Views: 349 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.42 / 5

This webinar is a review of the resurgence of Lean principles describing why and how Lean evolved and why it failed to adapt to the modern market. Practices like Kanban, Kaizen, Theory of Constraints, Servant Leader, to name just a few, are not new. The second part of the webinar is an analysis of Lean vs Agile using DevOps, RPA and AI - three of the 'new' practices seen as Agile evolution.


Decision Making for Project Management

by Kimberly Johnson, Brian Cohn, George Gibson
June 11, 2020 | 60:16 | Views: 3,540 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

The process of project management is the process of making decisions. Much of our thinking about how to make decisions reflect an ideal generally called rational economic actor. In an ideal world, you weigh the alternatives based on reliable data, compute the most advantageous path and decide to choose that course. We maximize the expected economic outcome given some set of constraints. Ideally, we do this in a timely manner using a process that is transparent and inspectable. Everyone involved can understands why that particular decision was made. In the messy real world, we down-select the alternatives to consider. We work with limited data, fuzzy or even inaccurate data and, frequently, decide to take the path of least resistance. Getting to better decisions requires some planning well before the decision is to be taken. Increasingly we acknowledge the role our inherent biases play in our decisions. The insights of behavioral economics allow us, up front, to design decision making strategies and processes which limit the role of our cognitive biases. No process will immunize us against all failures but knowing what to look out for increases our success rate. During this talk we will examine how to increase the chances that our decisions will actually advance our project’s objectives without being stick in analysis paralysis. We will discuss how to make your decision making more aligned with your goals and make those decisions quicker and more reality based.


Bad Bosses and How to Work through Them

by Ryan Haag
June 08, 2020 | 61:18 | Views: 3,219 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.66 / 5

Many people claimed to have worked under a bad boss. Bad bosses are a top reason that good people leave a company, and they are bad for a company's bottom line. But what makes a bad boss? Is there a way to identify a bad boss? Is someone a bad boss, or do they simply communicate poorly? In this webinar, the presenter, Ryan Haag, walks you through his experiences with two particularly bad bosses and uses them as examples to help you identify bad bosses and to be able to work through them.


Quality Management Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This document allows you to manage quality within your project. It contains sheets to capture a quality management statement, a responsibilities log, an attributes sheet, and a control registry.


Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Department Communication Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Maaz Ibrahim

The purpose of this document is to provide an overall ICT communication strategy and plan for internal and external communication between staff as per their designated roles and responsibilities using specific communication channels such as emails, intranet, etc. This plan identifies audiences, communication channels, frequency, messages and standards.


RAID Log (Risk, Action, Issue, Decision)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Janney Cheeran

The purpose of this template is to capture RAID items (Risk, Action, Issue, Decision) when a more robust project management solution is not available.


Risk Management Toolkit Deluxe

PREMIUM deliverable
by James Ward

This robust coded risk workbook allows project managers, team members, sponsors and stakeholders to easily track and monitor project risk activities and includes a Risk Management Matrix, a Risk Management Action Items Log, a Risk Burndown Log, and more!


Project Deliverable Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Kelsey Frandsen

Use this log to keep track of deliverables for each stage of your project, including priority, owner(s), status, due date and details.



Status Reporting and Work Plan Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sara Singh

This template was developed for its use on construction projects. However, its format and ease of data entry allows it to be easily transferrable to numerous disciplines. The sample template shows one Project Package, which is further categorized into three Project Phases.


Project HEADWAY: Reading & Navigating Culture

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

This presentation dives into culture and provides a practical grounding on how to approach, understand and manage successfully in a new organization.


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