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Want More Innovation? Manage For Change

by Johanna Rothman

Instead of change management, what if your team and your managers could manage for change? How different would your team, project and organization be if you optimized for change?

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Regulatory Impact Assessment and Project Management

by Dan Potash

Regulatory impact assessment (RIA) is widely adopted as a global practice when developing new legislation and regulation. The RIA is all about what should happen. Project management is all about what does happen. Understanding RIA can benefit project managers who are enlisted to successfully realize the RIA recommendations.

Leadership

Teamwork: Always the Most Important Requirement

by Andy Jordan

One of the misconceptions a lot of new project managers have is the idea that teamwork is something that is only required some of the time. That’s not real teamwork. We must learn to create the environment and let the work happen.

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The Agile Enterprise: Using Agile to Deliver Large Cross Departmental Projects

by Stelian Roman
November 06, 2020 | 61:39 | Views: 2,611 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.28 / 5

Most Agile frameworks, like Scrum, Crystal and XP, were conceived by developers for a small team of developers. With the inherent maturity of the agile concept, 'old' practices, such as Lean, were employed to scale Agile beyond a team of 5-9 software developers. SAFe and Disciplined Agile are good examples of augmenting Agile with Lean, at the cost of restricting agility to ensure scalability and financial viability. Some Lean practices, like Kanban, were re-discovered and are considered by some practitioners as the next agile step. Agile beyond software development is not necessarily as easy as you hear in conferences. In the trenches the famous 'mindset change' is both ways: Agile must also learn to accept other ways of doing things and adapt to the needs of non-technical teams.

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Brain Dump

from Certification Central posted by Chantel Jones on

During my PMP Prep course I was advised to write down the KAs & Process Groups chart along with all formulas at the very start of my exam. I have been doing this everyday as practice, however, I've re ...








Change From the Outside In

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

For all of those who claim that we need to get better at change management, this expert has some bad news for you: You can’t actually manage organizational change. The solution? We need to think about change from the outside in.


6 Habits to Become More Successful in a Changing World

by Bruce Harpham

Take advantage of the long months of 2020 to look at change management differently. There is a practice you can use to enhance all of your existing change management activities: habits! Here are six habits to encourage positive change in your projects and beyond.



Regulatory Impact Assessment and Project Management

by Dan Potash

Regulatory impact assessment (RIA) is widely adopted as a global practice when developing new legislation and regulation. The RIA is all about what should happen. Project management is all about what does happen. Understanding RIA can benefit project managers who are enlisted to successfully realize the RIA recommendations.


Teamwork: Always the Most Important Requirement

by Andy Jordan

One of the misconceptions a lot of new project managers have is the idea that teamwork is something that is only required some of the time. That’s not real teamwork. We must learn to create the environment and let the work happen.



Want More Innovation? Manage For Change

by Johanna Rothman

Instead of change management, what if your team and your managers could manage for change? How different would your team, project and organization be if you optimized for change?


Developing Remote Agile Teams

by Andy Jordan

The sudden shift to remote work this year has forced us all to adapt. How does it change how agile teams develop and grow? And how can we ensure effective communication, consistency and alignment? Here are some answers and things to consider.


Honoring PM Aspirations during Challenging Times with Stakeholders

by Michael Andrews
November 18, 2020 | 52:52 | Views: 643 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.23 / 5

A project leader of a functional team, in late 2020, may encounter external stakeholders that may negatively affect aspirational guidelines that all PMs must strive to achieve. By nature of this type of organization, a PM has little or no formal power. How does a PM maintain the position of being fair, being factual with stakeholder raising conflict, defending himself/herself in a responsible manner, and respecting those stakeholders bringing negative (perceived or real) risks? In the process groups of initiation and executing, I plan to share also two to three examples from projects in the ASIC supply chain business experienced in the past (good, bad, ugly) in the in the initiation and execution areas.


Developing the Transformation Roadmap in Age of Disruption

by Noman Husain
November 17, 2020 | 62:37 | Views: 634 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.34 / 5

Business as usual is dead. In this volatile and shifting market landscape, the only constants are change and technology. Traditional businesses are challenged with stagnant productivity, unpredictable growth and evolving business models. To define, create and deliver value throughout the customer value chain, businesses must leverage innovation, technology and growth mindset for fundamental change. Join Mr. Husain as he discusses his perspective to develop a transformation roadmap in the age of disruption.


Procurement Management – Review of Important Concepts

by Manish Mohandas
November 16, 2020 | 61:40 | Views: 241 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.29 / 5

As any Project Management professional would appreciate, Procurement Management is an important element of managing complex projects. Through this webinar/series of webinars, Manish will discuss important concepts of Procurement management like types of contracts, standard forms with a brief overview of FIDIC documents as an example, Instructions to Bidders (ITB), importance of independent estimates, change management, Extension of time (EOT), Payment terms, Price escalation, Suspension and termination of contract, types of securities, Force Majeure and finally dispute resolution. These concepts will be discussed with examples and case studies.


The Agile Enterprise: Using Agile to Deliver Large Cross Departmental Projects

by Stelian Roman
November 06, 2020 | 61:39 | Views: 2,611 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.28 / 5

Most Agile frameworks, like Scrum, Crystal and XP, were conceived by developers for a small team of developers. With the inherent maturity of the agile concept, 'old' practices, such as Lean, were employed to scale Agile beyond a team of 5-9 software developers. SAFe and Disciplined Agile are good examples of augmenting Agile with Lean, at the cost of restricting agility to ensure scalability and financial viability. Some Lean practices, like Kanban, were re-discovered and are considered by some practitioners as the next agile step. Agile beyond software development is not necessarily as easy as you hear in conferences. In the trenches the famous 'mindset change' is both ways: Agile must also learn to accept other ways of doing things and adapt to the needs of non-technical teams.


Using Agile to Stay Resilient During Challenging Times

by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George
November 04, 2020 | 61:16 | Views: 2,001 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.34 / 5

Agile methods, including iteration and incremental thinking, can work very well to relieve stress and sustain resilience in the face of hard times, particularly due to COVID-19. Join this webinar to take away key strategies to manage emotional and mental health and stay happy, healthy, and productive.


Reinventing Project Management Series: The PMO in The Project Economy

by Antonio Nieto
November 02, 2020 | 60:25 | Views: 4,268 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.66 / 5

Recently Gartner claimed that 80% of today’s Project Management tasks will be eliminated by 2030 as Artificial Intelligence takes over. Will 80% of today’s PMO tasks will most likely also disappear too? On the other hand, the Project Economy claims that the future of work is about projects. How will this impact the future of PMOs? Will there be a need for PMO's? And in which form? This session, founded upon some of the latest research and practical examples, will explore how PMOs can adapt to the new reality and move towards a more strategic role to survive.


Agile Insights: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Agile at PMI

by Alicia Burke, John Munro, Mark Lines
October 30, 2020 | 60:56 | Views: 695 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.30 / 5

In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will provide an overview of Agile Insights: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Agile at PMI. Agile, agile everywhere. It’s a buzzword. It’s a mindset. It’s a framework. Or is it? Dig into what’s happening in different industries and around the globe with respect to agile approaches and practices, successes and challenges. And what is PMI’s position on agile? Spend some time with PMI staff who think about agile all day, every day. Hear what’s new, what’s hot and what’s next, plus ask those burning agile questions.


INAUGURAL CENTER STAGE PODCAST CLUB EXPLORES PROJECTS DISRUPTED: INNOVATION=KNOWLEDGE+UNLEARNING

by Larry Prusak , Stephen Townsend , Jill Diffendal, Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP, Peter Temes, Barry O'Reilly
October 28, 2020 | 59:21 | Views: 406 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.27 / 5

Join three of our Center Stage podcast guests for a provocative dialogue on how knowledge coupled with unlearning enable innovation. Guest Larry Prusak highlighted the true competitive edge of knowledge, “When you have a project team, it matters far less what an individual knows. It matters greatly what the team knows.” Does this threaten the value of a project manager? Both Larry and guest Barry O’Reilly caution against knowledge becoming stale. Larry says, “Refresh the knowledge you have. Always be open. Always be learning.” But Barry believes you may have to throw some of what you know in the trash: "It’s…the inability to unlearn existing mindsets and behaviors that were effective in the past but now are maybe limiting your success." What does this mean for adhering to methodologies when faced with uncertain requirements, divergent stakeholders and evolving delivery methods? As Peter Temes points out, there is often a tension between managing for efficiency and managing for discovery. Does managing for efficiency hold you back from finding innovative ways of working?


Project HEADWAY: Practical Leadership

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

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.


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.


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"Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves."

- Bertrand Russell