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Opportunity to Participate in PMI Standards Development

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It's your opportunity to help shape a global project management standard that has sold more than 6 million copies! Find out how to review and provide feedback to the exposure draft of The Standard for Project Management.

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It Works: Applying Project Management Techniques to Due Diligence Efforts

by Rob Seiler

Project management techniques help to establish order and clear lines of responsibility and can be invaluable tools for successful implementation of due diligence efforts. The application of a WBS and a project schedule remove the potential bias of a “done deal” mentality and focus the effort to develop an informed opinion.

Risk Management

Topic Teasers Vol. 129: Preparing for Recession

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

Question: I am the project manager in a small business? Oh, wait…I’m also one of the owners. My partners and I are concerned with what we read and hear in the news about a possible upcoming recession. We’re not sure how to adjust our projects and our other business practices to have the best shot of surviving if an economic downturn occurs. How can I use my project management skills to set up a “Live Through It Successfully” project?

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Make Your Move to Mid-level Project Manager

by Joe Wynne

Like many members of PMI and ProjectManagement.com, you may be an early-career PM. The excitement and benefits of the mid-career PM await you! Get there faster by determining what employers expect—and meeting those expectations better than your competition.


Factors, Approaches, Impacts, and Effects of Communication

by Pang De Xian

Our fluency in conveying our messages affects the fluidity of the messages’ transmissions, and thus the effectiveness of their intentions. Learning the relationships between factors, approaches, impacts, and the effects of communication can help to improve our communication and correspondence skills in listening, writing, and conversation.


Managing Projects in a Desert Environment During the Summer Period

by Olusegun Akinniyi, PMP

Managing projects in a desert environment during the hot summer period presents unique challenges. The author shares his experience and lessons learned from three major oil and gas projects in the Middle East. Tips for managing projects in a similar environment are presented to assist other project managers.


Asking the Right Questions on Accessibility: The Five W's

by Pina D'Intino

As leaders and accessibility champions, project managers can play a key role in helping with accessibility by removing barriers faced by persons with disabilities as we design products, devices, services and environments.


Achieving 2020 Vision

by Bruce Garrod

As 2020 kicks off, there is a unique opportunity to learn from the past and look excitedly toward a New Year and a new decade. Now feels like the perfect moment to pause, reflect, prepare and take a confident step forward.


Are You Coachable?

by Andy Jordan

Being able to learn and grow from constructive feedback is critical for any role. But project managers aren’t always the most coachable individuals, and that can hurt them.


Giving Until It Doesn't Hurt

by Mike Donoghue

To make a difference, it often feels like a person or corporation has to give large amounts of money and overextend their generosity. But the digital world has found ways in which we can all make incremental contributions that do not feel as fiscally painful and can be more widely practiced.


Dealing With Delays in EPC Projects

by Mujahid Akhtar

Delays in engineering, procurement and construction projects almost feel inevitable. However, they can be avoided if we understand and identify their causes before the start of the project—and try to mitigate the gaps during the project lifecycle.


The Agile Enterprise: Managing Financial Aspects in Agile Projects

by Stelian Roman
January 10, 2020 | 59:56 | Views: 1,521 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Agile is sometimes introduced as a cheaper way of delivering projects, products, and services. Unlike the traditional approach of measuring the value delivered based on the planned deliverables, the budget spent, and meeting the critical milestones, Agile doesn't and shouldn't track the delivery in the same way. Agile is a new approach, and traditional project finance management may not be relevant or can become an impediment to agility. Agile is or should be based on trust, and 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.


How to Prevent and Stop Workplace Bullying

by Lori WIlson
January 07, 2020 | 58:46 | Views: 1,891 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.61 / 5

Workplace bullying is a fascinating and complex subject – whether it is happening to your personally in your relationships with others or showing up in your projects.



The Secrets to Conducting an Effective Project Kickoff Meeting

by Dana Brownlee
December 18, 2019 | 59:32 | Views: 4,269 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.70 / 5

The truth is that a project kickoff meeting can make or break a project. Done well, the kickoff meeting can set the project on a path for success, but a nightmare kickoff meeting can wreak havoc for months to come. These are a few simple secrets that can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your next project kickoff meeting. If you're already familiar with kickoff meetings, no worries. This presentation isn't a soup to nuts overview of how to run a kickoff meeting. Instead, we'll identify several specific techniques that you can throw into your bag of tricks to avoid common pitfalls and move your kickoff meetings from good to great!


The Proven and Practical Project Manager Toolkit: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Register

by Daniel Sklar
December 17, 2019 | 60:13 | Views: 2,508 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

Every project manager should have a proven, practical, and powerful toolkit – of skills, techniques, processes, procedures, tools, and templates – to help a project or program's success. The toolkit should be proven (it works), practical (efficient and adaptable), and powerful (big impact). This webinar focuses on three proven, practical, and powerful tools: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Registers.



Addressing the Tech-Savvy Board: An increasing role for program and project managers

by Kevin Coleman
December 12, 2019 | 52:32 | Views: 1,738 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.40 / 5

Board meetings require proper etiquette to ensure efficiency and content. Proper etiquette also supports the lively and spirited discussions that are commonly the norm at many board meetings. Those who participate at board meetings must also ensure that they are speaking at the meeting in observance of legal and ethical principles. Program and project managers are increasingly being called upon to attend or participate at board meetings - - - So are you prepared if you get asked?


“Herding Cats” - Strategic Program Execution Via Effective Executive Stakeholder Management

by Baback Kermanshahi
December 10, 2019 | 58:25 | Views: 2,129 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.61 / 5

Learn techniques to effectively manage the “Big Cats” also known as “executive stakeholders” during the strategic execution of complex projects and programs. Bob Kermanshahi presents a pragmatic / real world approach based upon his learnings from leading multiple large transformational projects at one of the world’s largest and oldest companies.


Project Monthly Progress Report Outline

PREMIUM deliverable
by Mujahid Akhtar

Use this sample monthly progress report (created for a construction/engineering project) as an outline and adapt for your own project. It contains sections for an EVA summary, progress analysis, procurements and more.


Proposal Estimation and Planning Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sanjiv Dhupkar

There are many available techniques for estimation; however, during the RFP/proposal stage, estimation becomes a challenge due to the high level of scope and information, short durations, urgent submissions, etc. One has to rely on a work breakdown methodology and past experience to derive the schedule, effort and resource requirements. This sample template will help you log a variety of planning activities.



PM for Social Good® 2019 Open House Program Guide!

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The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation is honored to partner with ProjectManagement.com to share an Open House event around the theme of project managers giving back. We're speaking directly to the practitioner community to discuss how you can get involved. This Program Guide shares all you need to know to make the most out of your day—and your career!



User Acceptance Check Sheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Elok Robert Tee

User acceptance testing of systems and components can be tedious. This simple test check sheet template focuses on test details (test action and expected outcome) and enables stakeholders to minimally record "pass/fail" results with sign-off on test outcomes by authorized testers. Adapt the template to suit your corporate needs.


Project Post-Implementation Review Checklist (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist

このテンプレートは、プロジェクトの結果に焦点を当て、理解するのに役立ちます:技術的な成功、ビジネス上の利点、学んだ教訓。 調査結果は、最終的な調整と調整を行い、プロジェクトを効果的に閉じ、将来のプロジェクトを効果的に実施する組織の能力に貢献するのに役立ちます。



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