PMXPO 2017

PMXPO 2017

April 27, 2017 | online

It's our anniversary! ProjectManagement.com is proud to bring you the 10th edition of PMXPO, its annual virtual conference and exhibition! It's your opportunity to learn, network, earn 6 PDUs and gain valuable knowledge. Sign up today for the free April 27 event and help us break another attendance record!

Talent

Do You Really Need a Project Manager for That?

by Andy Jordan

Project managers are amazing. They have a wide range of skills and operate in incredibly diverse business areas. That doesn’t mean a project manager should be the solution to every problem.

Knowledge Shelf

OPCV™: The One-Page Curriculum Vitae

by Alessandro Cervellin

Decision makers typically have a short amount of time to select a candidate who best fits a job position and the One-Page Curriculum Vitae (OPCV) provides a useful tool. By using a timing diagram, it is possible to evaluate the time sequence of the most meaningful information and, at the same time, to evaluate previous professional experiences and activities.

Ethics

Fostering Ethics in Organizational Culture

by Alankar Karpe

Organizations rarely address how their employees should assess the ethics of their actions and incorporate ethical choices into their decisions. This can only be resolved by creating and maintaining a corporate culture with a focus on ethics...and there are many ways that organizations can do this.

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The Project Manager: Entrepreneur by Nature?

by Júnior Rodrigues, MSc, PMP

We can observe similarities between the profiles of project managers and entrepreneurs due to the "make it happen" attitude of both. But is this comparison relevant? What can it tell us about these two essential roles?


Stop Being Scared of Spreadsheets!

by Jirí Skrivánek

Scared of spreadsheets? Don't be! They are a necessary and valuable tool in the project manager's arsenal. This article and its accompanying template are not a step-by-step tutorial. Instead of detailed instructions, it discusses a few things that are crucial to start both managing projects and completing advanced work with spreadsheets.


The Hybrid Solution

by Ali Forouzesh

Implementing a hybrid methodology can be more effective and useful to your project needs, because traditional approaches can sometimes be too heavy and complex for incremental projects. Here, a practitioner shares his experiences consulting on a project.


Topic Teasers Vol. 93: Making Historic Errors

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

Question: Our school district has decided to raze and rebuild a historic elementary school located on an equally historic access road that was part of the first state highway. Unfortunately, in replacing a sewer line that crossed the road, about 10 feet of the original brick pattern was not reinstalled correctly. Local traffic was rerouted temporarily while the work was done, to the vocal displeasure of the nearby residents (since this three-block access road also funnels traffic from the subdivisions to the main street). What do I do about the pattern at this point?
A. When working with historic venues, leaving the site looking exactly as you found it is of extreme importance. If you don’t repair it on your own, the inspectors from your local Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission (or some similarly named organization) will ask you to redo it. So, do it now.
B. On a road that covers less than two blocks, city laws usually do not require historic artifacts and sites to be preserved. Repaint the middle lines and hope that drivers do not notice. This is preferable to stopping traffic again to redo the brickwork.
C. Ask the product owner what he or she would prefer you do. Since you were not specifically told to reinstall the roadway with exactly the same pattern, it is not your responsibility. If asked to redo it, charge extra for the expenses you incur with your subcontractors.
D. Construction projects never really come out exactly as envisioned in the beginning. Function is what is important, not beauty. If the road is safe and usable to transport students to the school and as an artery for people to enter and exit their neighborhood streets, you have fulfilled your technical and functional responsibilities.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!


Avoiding the Blame Game with International Teams

by Andy Jordan

Leading international teams is always a challenge, especially when things go wrong. How do you keep everyone focused on the positive and avoid negativity creeping in?


Leading Distributed Agile Teams

by Mark Kilby

What is a crucial difference in distributed team environments? It's how you apply your leadership skills. Often, you need to amplify what you would normally do in a co-located team setting to provide those examples.


Learning a New Team

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Starting a new job can be difficult, but learning to work with your new team members effectively and quickly is a challenge. If you are a new leader, it can be the most difficult challenge.



An Indian Wedding - A Case Study in Crisis Management

by Raju Rao
March 09, 2017 | 46:45 | Views: 1,841 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.86 / 7

Our daughters’ wedding – a case study in Crisis Management. This case study is based on a personal “project” - our daughters’ wedding. This talk will bring home the challenges faced and describe some interesting anecdotes in people behavior, procurement and leadership. It will spell out inferences and Best Practices from this episode which can be applied in crisis situations in organizations or personal life.


Intentional Communication for Superior Results

by Chris Stambouli
March 08, 2017 | 39:26 | Views: 3,145 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.39 / 7

This webinar teaches a structured approach to written and/or verbal communication that will help practitioners communicate clearly and powerfully to produce superior results in their projects.


Mindset of a LeAgile Leader

by Suhail Iqbal
March 07, 2017 | 56:57 | Views: 1,404 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.38 / 7

This session will give you a unique perspective in the possibility of using lean and agile in unison, not only to all kinds of projects, but at overall organizational project management, as well as a top down view on your organization as a Lean-Agile (LeAgile) Organization. The session will endeavor to link the conceptualizations from top-down as well as bottom-up approaches to enable audience get a wholesome picture of a LeAgile Organization.


When Change is not a Change Anymore

by Olivier Lazar
March 01, 2017 | 62:30 | Views: 1,634 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.70 / 7

Organizations change. They must change, or they disappear. Amidst change, they then struggle to ensure that the different changes they implement are really creating value. In this session we'll explore how to determine if a change has to occur, and how to ensure it delivers value.


Agile Process Design

by Michael Boyle 
February 28, 2017 | 51:54 | Views: 919 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.39 / 7

How are processes developed today and where does the customer fall within your processes? Is the customer simply a participant in your internal processes, or is her desired outcome your focus? Do you use automation to facilitate design and adherence? What about collaboration with the employees who know the processes the best; those performing the work? In this video lecture, we describe Agile Process Design and why this approach is important to both Project Managers (part of the deliverables) and Business Analysts (focus on needs). Explicit approaches will be highlighted in this webinar, including examples of how processes are designed in an agile way.


O Titanic e os 5 pecados capitais dos gerentes de projetos

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
February 28, 2017 | 65:53 | Views: 119 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.81 / 7

Neste webinar projeto RMS Titanic é explorado para mostrar algumas causas comuns de falhas nos projetos bem gerenciados. O autor explora os "cinco pecados dos gerentes de projeto”, cinco comportamentos identificados em pesquisas recentes como fatores chaves de fracasso na gestão de projetos. Estes são: arrogância, ganância, ignorância, fraude e abstinência.




Project Plan/WBS Sample Template

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by Jirí Skrivánek

This MS Excel template is an example of a small or middle-range project including a WBS, a simplified schedule and a summary of progress, which uses earned value management (EVM). The supporting article (Stop Being Scared of Spreadsheets!) encourages mainly junior PMs to play with the template and practice their knowledge on small projects. The article is not a step-by-step tutorial. Instead of detailed instructions, it discusses a few things that are crucial to start both managing projects and advanced work with spreadsheets.


Cost Estimation Template

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by Andy Jordan

Need help keeping track of costs for items in various categories of your work breakdown structure? Use this simple Excel sheet to help produce a quick analysis.


RFP Evaluation Worksheet

deliverable
by Andy Jordan

Could you use a little help during your procurement process? This template is intended to provide a framework for evaluating responses to an RFP (Request for Proposal) from different vendors.


Exam Flashcards

presentation
by Jonathan Donado

What's an Affinity Diagram? What about Corrective Action, Decision Tree Analysis, EMV, Rolling Wave Planning and S-Curve Analysis? Use these 518 slides to help you understand important PMP® exam terms.


Using Social Media

presentation
by Mayte Maria Sivera

Need a quick crash course on some social media basics? What is it? What myths are out there? How can we use it in our projects and organizations? What platforms are there? Use this primer for project managers to help find the answers.


Statistical PERT® Beta Edition

deliverable
by William Davis

Statistical PERT® (SPERT®) is a freely licensed, probabilistic, estimation technique. Use Statistical PERT to estimate uncertainties that have bell-shaped risk properties, like: task duration, work effort, revenue, expenses, agile story points, project portfolios, event attendance and more. Use in conjunction with the article Getting Beta with Statistical PERT.


PM Debate: Benefits Realization is not the responsibility of the Project Manager

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Benefits realization is a complex process that was brought into the forefront of the PMI Program Management Standard. It is part and parcel of the responsibilities of the Program Manager. But is there a role for the Project Manager to play as part of delivering value to the organization? This is the focus of the debate in this episode. Listen to the debate and let us know what you think.


PM Debate: Organizations that employ project managers do not need change managers

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

This episode is focused on the concept of change management and its relationship to project management. Do organizations need to think of the role of a change manager as a distinct role and different from that of a project manager? Are the two roles one and the same? This is the focus of the debate for this episode. Listen to the debate and take part in the online discussion.


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