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During Disruptive Times, How Do You Invest in Yourself?

by Andy Jordan

A lot of things have changed in the last few weeks, but that doesn’t invalidate everything you have been working for. But how should you be investing in yourself right now? Regardless of how secure your current employment is, there are two main areas of focus that you should consider.

Strategy

How to Put Projects 'On Hold'

by Elizabeth Harrin

When business priorities change, projects get put on hold. As the project manager, you might then have to take on a different project. But how should you manage and report a project that is paused? Read these tips for moving a project to “on hold” status.

Knowledge Shelf

Scrum Framework Team Roles and Transitioning to an Agile Approach

by Karen Z. Sullivan, PSM, PMP

Expanding on an earlier article, the author details roles within the Scrum framework along with the organizational environment that needs to exist to transition to an agile approach. The benefits of agile and path to adopting agile practices are discussed, including use of a gradual incremental hybrid approach.

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Virtual Teams - Real Problems - Possible Solutions

by Peter de Jager
March 18, 2020 | 61:28 | Views: 3,462 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.69 / 5

Chances are that you work on at least one virtual team. The obstacles to performance are many: time zone differences, matrix management, the blurring of the work/life boundary, and cultural differences. This webinar will summarize issues with virtual teams and offer possible solutions.

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During Disruptive Times, How Do You Invest in Yourself?

by Andy Jordan

A lot of things have changed in the last few weeks, but that doesn’t invalidate everything you have been working for. But how should you be investing in yourself right now? Regardless of how secure your current employment is, there are two main areas of focus that you should consider.


New Trends in Online Learning

by Mike Griffiths

The expansion of online learning was booming before COVID-19 emerged. Now, with the rise of work from home and homeschooling, the switch to online study has been massively accelerated.


Sharpen the Leading Edge of Your Career

by Joe Wynne

According to recent PMI research, the trend is for project leaders to show technology prowess and customer knowledge. The information you need to build the necessary expertise is right in front of you. You just have to know how to access it on the job.


6 Ways to Remain Productive During a Crisis

by Michael Huber

With the world temporarily upside down, it’s important for us to realize that there are numerous opportunities now to take advantage of in our personal and professional lives.


9 Tips for Leading Through Crises

by Francisco Avalos

Managing through turbulent times like the COVID-19 pandemic gives PM professionals an opportunity to become better leaders. Here are nine tips to help you navigate these rough waters.


How to Put Projects 'On Hold'

by Elizabeth Harrin

When business priorities change, projects get put on hold. As the project manager, you might then have to take on a different project. But how should you manage and report a project that is paused? Read these tips for moving a project to “on hold” status.


Maintaining Teamwork Remotely

by Andy Jordan

Adjusting to a remote way of working requires a change in how people think about work. How can we keep a sense of collaboration when working remotely? And how do we lead a team remotely when that team was always intended to be collocated?


PMI COVID-19 Resource Hub

by PMI

PMI has compiled a variety of free resources, virtual events and even a sneak peek of new digital offerings to help you connect with the global community, build skills and prepare to advance in a post-COVID-19 world. Please share these resources, and check back often for updates.


The Agile Enterprise: Projects or #noprojects? What is the Agile way?

by Stelian Roman
April 03, 2020 | 60:44 | Views: 695 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.41 / 5

The work "project" is often used as a synonym of "waterfall", "command and control," and in general everything that is old and unnecessary. Some even use the term "Scrum project", expanding the role of the Scrum Master to a mini Project Manager. The tag, #noprojects, in combination with other "#no" like "#noestimates" is sometimes used as an excuse for lack of planning, documentation, and discipline. This webinar is an analysis of the "#noprojects" concept, presenting the author's view and experience with projects and a less governed approach to delivery. He explores the relationship between project and product development and the challenges of growing from a small team of "developers" to the real enterprise level.


Delivering Projects from Idea to Customer Using the Disciplined Agile Toolkit

by Klaus Boedker, Jenny Best
March 31, 2020 | 61:00 | Views: 1,191 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.60 / 5

The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit is a superpower we all can tap into to make better decisions. From optimizing your agile teams to extending agility to the entire organization, the DA toolkit dramatically increases your ability to deliver value and delight your customers. This webinar centers on how to use the Disciplined Agile toolkit to deliver projects from the start of an idea to the finished product is in the hands of the customer.



Ask the Expert Webinar Series: Healthcare

by David Davis, Lori Wilson
March 30, 2020 | 59:35 | Views: 107 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.83 / 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! This quarter, the Ask the Expert Webinar Series will focus on the Healthcare industry. Our Experts are: Lori Wilson and David Davis.


Virtual Teams - Real Problems - Possible Solutions

by Peter de Jager
March 18, 2020 | 61:28 | Views: 3,462 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.69 / 5

Chances are that you work on at least one virtual team. The obstacles to performance are many: time zone differences, matrix management, the blurring of the work/life boundary, and cultural differences. This webinar will summarize issues with virtual teams and offer possible solutions.


Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Cultivating Political Acumen

by Uri Galimidi 
March 17, 2020 | 62:42 | Views: 4,618 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.62 / 5

This is in the fifth 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. The webinars are informed by the latest in the science of leadership and include practical strategies and approaches to build the skills and behaviors covered by each webinar.


The Agile Enterprise: Estimate or #noestimate? What is the Agile Way?

by Stelian Roman
March 13, 2020 | 59:08 | Views: 4,057 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

This webinar looks at the #noestimate approach, a revolutionary approach seen by some Agile teams as a waste reduction, team morale improvement and of course the elimination of one of the most dreadful activities in "waterfall". The webinar is based on the presenter's practical experience as a Project Manager and Development Manager, including real life examples of the benefits and pitfalls of estimation and lack of estimation.


Products Deliver Strategy - Projects Deliver Products

by Peter Monkhouse, Joanna Tivig
March 12, 2020 | 74:18 | Views: 3,038 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

This webinar will introduce the strategy implementation circle showing the role of project and products in support an organization in implementing strategy. The webinar will highlight the need for organizations to use an iterative approach to product development and project execution. The relationship between products and projects and product owners and project managers will be explored in an iterative environment that focuses on delivering products that add value to customers.


Sample Weekly Construction Project Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Alisher Aliev

This template is a sample Weekly Project Report originally utilized in an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) Gas Chemical Project. The report contains sections for project control (project progress, manpower status, area of concern, shipment status, delivery status); QA/QC status; HSE status; and more. Adapt as needed for your own project.


Sample Project Plan: Pharmaceutical Generic Product Development

PREMIUM deliverable
by Vikas Sharma

This sample Excel project plan for pharmaceutical generic product development has been designed to show project flow from license requirement to milestones and WBS. It provides a real-time assessment from project inception for drug development in R&D to dossier submission with regulatory agencies.



Communications Management Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Alexandre Costa

This Communication Management Plan sets the communications framework for your project and serves as a guide for communications throughout the life of the project. This is a working document and should be updated as communication needs change. This plan includes a sample stakeholder matrix, a sample communications matrix (which maps specific messages to stakeholders or stakeholder groups) and more. Adapt each section to fit your project.


Project Communication Management Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Project Communication Management Plan is a tool that documents how communication is managed and controlled on a project. It enables you to communicate effectively with the project team and other stakeholders, to set clear guidelines on how information will be shared, as well as who will be responsible for and needs to be included on project communications.


Project Issue Log Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This basic Issue Log can be used by project leads to record and track ongoing and closed project issues. Once issues are identified, they can be assigned, prioritized and managed to a resolution or closure. Adapt to fit your needs.


Requirements Traceability Matrix Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Requirements Traceability Matrix template can be used to record, map and trace requirements with other artifacts in the test validation process. It will help to ensure that all requirements defined for a system have been tested and fulfilled.


Project HEADWAY: Your Best Questions, Answered

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

Rather than carving out five or ten minutes at the end of the session, this month we are pulling out all the stops and devoting a full hour to it. In this hour-long session, we will answer some of the best questions asked by webinar participants over the last year. It will be a far-reaching and comprehensive review of a variety of topics, taking the time to dive in and answer questions more comprehensively than is usually possible in a webinar wrap-up. And yes, you’ll also get to ask your own questions along the way!


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