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4 Strategic Tools for Today’s Business Transformation Project

by Troy Edelen

While the pandemic has ushered in dramatic swings in demand and corresponding workloads, it has delivered targeted opportunities to address problems in our business operating models—some new, some persistent—that should not be ignored. Applying a simple strategic matrix leads us to four key directives.

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Strategizing in Uncertain Times

by Andy Jordan

As organizations continue to deal with the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, how can they balance the need to pursue strategic growth with the requirement to maintain flexibility? Here is guidance on creating a clear vision, planning smaller projects, and reprioritizing continuously.

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Why Digital Must Be Your Driver

by Howard Tiersky

The customer-driven move toward total digital immersion has been happening for a while; a pandemic only accelerated it. So, is your organization truly digitally driven now? Here are six reasons why it better be … or be getting there fast.

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How to Create Time to Study for Professional Certifications Despite a Busy Schedule

by Oghenevwogaga Johnson
October 01, 2020 | 57:49 | Views: 1,891 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.29 / 5

As professionals, career development is top of mind, Oftentimes, career goals are set at the beginning of each year or during the year. Having professional certifications are sometimes part of our career goals because certifications show credibility and prove our knowledge in the industry. However, with busy schedules and so many things vying for our time, it could be difficult to find time to prepare, study and pass the certification exams. Thus not able to achieve the career goal set. This is a huge challenge especially for Project Professionals.

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Open Up Your Innovation Toolbox

by Elvin Turner and Tony-Ryce Kelly

As the lines between project management and product development blur, project leaders and teams need a blend of approaches that support both efficient delivery and discovery-led work. Here are some strategic principals that can help expand your innovation toolbox.


Overcome Organizational Diversity Fatigue

by Michael Bach

Diversity and inclusion efforts can be exhausting—not just for individual leaders but even the majority of the organization—due to lack of progress, competing priorities and other realities. Here are a few simple, effective strategies to combat fatigue at the organizational level.


Strategizing in Uncertain Times

by Andy Jordan

As organizations continue to deal with the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, how can they balance the need to pursue strategic growth with the requirement to maintain flexibility? Here is guidance on creating a clear vision, planning smaller projects, and reprioritizing continuously.


Why Digital Must Be Your Driver

by Howard Tiersky

The customer-driven move toward total digital immersion has been happening for a while; a pandemic only accelerated it. So, is your organization truly digitally driven now? Here are six reasons why it better be … or be getting there fast.


4 Strategic Tools for Today’s Business Transformation Project

by Troy Edelen

While the pandemic has ushered in dramatic swings in demand and corresponding workloads, it has delivered targeted opportunities to address problems in our business operating models—some new, some persistent—that should not be ignored. Applying a simple strategic matrix leads us to four key directives.



Leading Your PMO During Difficult Times

by Michael Wood

PMO leaders have had to examine and challenge virtually every aspect of their functions, including vetting, managing and deploying projects, and managing portfolios. Keep these four tips in mind to help manage through uncertainty.


The Secret to Escaping Agile Limbo

by Eduardo Martins

You already know that you’re stuck in agile limbo. Now it’s time to talk about how to escape it by using the most important tool we have for unleashing the power of your teams.


PMI’s SeminarsWorld® Virtual: A Unique Learning Experience for Today’s Professional

by Thomas Luke Jarocki, Jack Duggal, Carlene Szostak
October 16, 2020 | 59:53 | Views: 146 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.00 / 5

Join us for this webinar to learn more about PMI’s SeminarsWorld® Virtual, a unique learning experience for today’s professionals. SeminarsWorld attendees engage in a highly interactive classroom environment and join other project management professionals to share best practices, while learning from subject matter experts and earning some valuable PDUs! Learn more from three of our engaging instructors, Carlene Szostak, Jack Duggal and Thomas Jarocki as they share previews of their upcoming courses, “Stepping Up to Disrupt Yourself,” “Next Generation Project Management, PMO and Leadership for Today’s Turbulent Times“ and “Orchestrating Total Project Success - A Comprehensive Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Organizational Change” offered at November SeminarsWorld® Virtual. Whether you’re a certified project management pro, a job seeker looking to change careers, a skill builder looking to enhance your project skills, or a soon-to-be member of our community, SeminarsWorld meets your professional development needs! You don’t want to miss this webinar! Learn more at https://www.pmi.org/events/seminarsworld Please note this webinar is non-PDU bearing!


The Agile Enterprise: Spotlight on Agile Implementation Failures

by Stelian Roman
October 16, 2020 | 61:31 | Views: 872 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

Agile is often advertised as the silver bullet in the training class that will deliver "twice the scope in half the time." In principle, the topic of this webinar, agile implementation failures, may be unexpected from someone who used Agile practices long before they were called Agile and who was a champion of adoption of XP and Scrum in the early 2000s when Agile adoption was considered "crazy." One of the fundamental principles of Agile is to fail fast, learn, and recover. But accepting failure is not always as easy as it seems. When a manager “motivates” his team with "failure is not an option" or expects the Project Manager or the Scrum Master to be a "pusher" rather than a servant leader, learning from small mistakes becomes an important process. This webinar presents several situations when Agile failed, analyzing the root cause and what could have been done differently to avoid failure.


Project HEADWAY: Practical Leadership

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
October 15, 2020 | 61:55 | Views: 776 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.70 / 5

This presentation explores what it really means to be a leader. More importantly, it provides practical guidance on how to become one . Participants will gain appreciation for the key dimensions of leadership, how to exercise them and how to recognize the opportunities when doing so might be appropriate.


Tips and Tricks to Improve Engagement during Virtual Meetings

by Nell van Walsum
October 14, 2020 | 61:31 | Views: 2,902 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.33 / 5

The Virtual working world is here to stay, for a while at least. Are you finding it difficult to get people to engage in the “Virtual Meeting”? Are you aware of the tools available to you (polls, breakout rooms, sharing files in a chat box, etc.)? And do you know how to leverage these tools to then engage people? In this short presentation I will review simple tips and share practical tricks to get everyone participating, feeling comfortable sharing ideas, and how you can collectively generate actions to move forward.


Agile Human Resources: A Disciplined Viewpoint

by Scott Ambler, Pierre Neis
October 08, 2020 | 61:12 | Views: 2,820 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

Your organization is on the path towards greater agility. All aspects of an organization can benefit from greater agility, and this includes your approach to human resources. Your approach to appraisals, the relationships that project managers have with other team members, the way that you recruit, and even the way that you refer to people all change in an agile manner. In this webinar PMI’s Scott Ambler interviews Pierre Neis, Agile HR and Agile Transformation expert.


The Technology Fallacy: How People are the Real Key to Digital Transformation, especially during COVID-19

by Gerald Kane, Amrapali Amrapali
October 07, 2020 | 59:39 | Views: 1,337 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Digital technologies are disrupting organizations of every size and shape, leaving managers scrambling to find a technology fix that will help their organizations compete. This presentation offers managers and business leaders a guide for navigating digital disruptions—but it is not a presentation about technology. It is about the organizational changes required to harness the power of technology, many of which have become essential as companies seek to adapt to the global disruption caused by COVID-19.


From Managing Scope to Achieving Business Results

by Fernando Arturo Santiago, Linda Elizabeth Szmyt
October 06, 2020 | 61:52 | Views: 2,990 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.17 / 5

PPM (Project and Portfolio Management) professionals face the need to change focus, from controlling the delivery of scope to achieving business outcomes. The tools and approaches that have been used for PPM will simply not work in a future that has already arrived. The adoption of agile, increased investment in digitalization, and the need for speed and agility are creating the “perfect storm” predicted by Gartner, Ignoring these trends is not an option.


The Agile Enterprise: Can we teach the old dog new tricks?

by Stelian Roman
October 02, 2020 | 55:05 | Views: 2,207 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.34 / 5

Nowadays, agile is a very trendy topic, and there are over a hundred certifications and thousands of courses teaching you how to be Agile, usually by learning a framework. Like any other skill or expertise, mastering Agile requires more than a course and the guide upon which it is generally based. Scrum, the most used Agile framework, is described by its authors as "lightweight, simple to understand but difficult to master," and any practitioner with more than a couple of years in the Agile trenches knows that is neither simple nor easy. This webinar is a collection of real life situations where traditional teams moved to Agile frameworks. The webinar is an analysis of the human aspect of transitioning to a new way of working in parallel with learning new technologies, products, and programming languages while last but not least having the management pressure to deliver.


The Project Canvas

PREMIUM presentation
by Antonio Nieto

The Project Canvas framework, which covers the basic principles and fundamentals of projects that everyone should know, is practical and easy to implement. It is a proven tool that will assist you in leading projects more successfully and in making your dreams a reality.


Project HEADWAY: Adapting Adaptive Approaches

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

This presentation takes a deep dive into thinking about how to adapt approaches to our projects. In particular, it considers where and when we might need to adapt approaches that are already billed as being "adaptive."


Project Schedule Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This Excel document allows you to create and manage a project schedule, and includes a resource distribution graph based on your inputs. Use in conjunction with the Work Breakdown Structure.


Requirements Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This Excel document allows you to manage requirements related to your project by logging description, priority and type.


Resource Calendar Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

As soon as your team actually starts working (execution phase), it is wise to create and maintain a resource calendar. This document allows you to manage resource availability within your project.


Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This Excel template allows you to create and manage a work breakdown structure using a register for work packages.


Project HEADWAY: Storytelling for Project Managers

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

An essential part of good communication is story. And good story has structure, rules and guidelines. Understanding how story works, and how to tell good stories, is a critical tool in communicating well. In this presentation, you will learn how to understand and apply story telling principles to your communication efforts.


Decision Log Sample

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by Bart Gerardi

A simple decision log can help a project manager keep stakeholders and team members informed, aligned and engaged on decisions made throughout the course of the project. Here is a sample to use or modify to your specific needs. Use in conjunction with the article Distributed PM: Decision Logs.


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