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Getting the Creativity You Need

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Creativity can and does happen on a schedule. It can be prompted into awareness and action. You can be creative on demand, and you can inspire and encourage—even require, if need be—creativity in others. The trick is knowing how it is actually done.

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Nurturing Creativity: A Leader's Role

by Andy Jordan

It doesn’t matter how creative a project manager is if they operate in an environment that stifles that creativity. That’s where leaders have a critical role to play.

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Good Benefit Statements Are Essential for Effective Benefits Realization Management (BRM)

by Paul Shaltry, MA, PMP, Dave Violette, MPM, PMP

A robust Benefits Realization Management (BRM) focus starts with crafting benefits statements that speak to why project-based results are needed. This article suggests ways of constructing useful statements and provides a framework for you to engage benefit statements in a thoughtful way in your business setting.

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Promote Creativity for Better Team Problem-Solving

by Joe Wynne

Stay out of the way but be supportive to help teams create better solutions to problems that arise during projects. It will speed things up, help you manage risk and reduce impact to your schedule.

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The 7 Questions of Change: A Communication Template for Team Driven Initiatives

by Peter de Jager
February 11, 2020 | 59:08 | Views: 1,389 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.69 / 5

What must we do to bring about a Change initiative as smoothly as possible? Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! How much, and for how long do we do this? Until we get sick and tired of the sound of our own voice – then we take a deep breath and a drink of water and we start all over again. Communication isn’t something that stops and starts; it’s a constant activity before, during and after any Change initiative.

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20 Years, 20 Timeless PM Lessons

by Cameron McGaughy

ProjectManagement.com is 20 years old! To celebrate this milestone, we look back at 20 lessons our subject matter experts have shared over the last two decades—one for each year!


An Unexpected Journey: 20 Years and Counting

by Michael Wood

As ProjectManagement.com celebrates its 20th anniversary, author Michael Wood--who has contributed since our very first year--looks back at his introduction to the site, and how its evolved.



What I Wish I Knew 20 Years Ago

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

As ProjectManagement.com celebrates its 20th anniversary, Mark Mullaly—who has been a contributor since our very first year—shares insights that he would most want his younger self to know, appreciate and learn from.


Nurturing Creativity: A Leader's Role

by Andy Jordan

It doesn’t matter how creative a project manager is if they operate in an environment that stifles that creativity. That’s where leaders have a critical role to play.


Promote Creativity for Better Team Problem-Solving

by Joe Wynne

Stay out of the way but be supportive to help teams create better solutions to problems that arise during projects. It will speed things up, help you manage risk and reduce impact to your schedule.


Getting the Creativity You Need

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Creativity can and does happen on a schedule. It can be prompted into awareness and action. You can be creative on demand, and you can inspire and encourage—even require, if need be—creativity in others. The trick is knowing how it is actually done.


Good Benefit Statements Are Essential for Effective Benefits Realization Management (BRM)

by Paul Shaltry, MA, PMP, Dave Violette, MPM, PMP

A robust Benefits Realization Management (BRM) focus starts with crafting benefits statements that speak to why project-based results are needed. This article suggests ways of constructing useful statements and provides a framework for you to engage benefit statements in a thoughtful way in your business setting.


Megaprojects as Symbols

by alfons van marrewijk
February 12, 2020 | 60:04 | Views: 3,112 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

An Anthropological Perspective on the Symbolic Interpretations of the Dutch High Speed Train Megaproject


The 7 Questions of Change: A Communication Template for Team Driven Initiatives

by Peter de Jager
February 11, 2020 | 59:08 | Views: 1,389 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.69 / 5

What must we do to bring about a Change initiative as smoothly as possible? Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! How much, and for how long do we do this? Until we get sick and tired of the sound of our own voice – then we take a deep breath and a drink of water and we start all over again. Communication isn’t something that stops and starts; it’s a constant activity before, during and after any Change initiative.



Standards Transformation and the PMBOK(R) Guide: Evolution and Revolution

by Cyndi Snyder Dionisio, Stephen Townsend 
January 22, 2020 | 61:00 | Views: 26 | PDUs: | Rating: / 5

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Understand concepts associated with a principle-based and systemic view of project delivery; understand the project delivery landscape and associated delivery approaches; and how these concepts are being incorporated in the PMBOK(R) Guide-Seventh Edition


Using Serious Games to Improve Your Project Management Skills

by Nicki Kons, Eitan Katzenell, Marie Struttmann, Hamutal Weisz
January 14, 2020 | 57:33 | Views: 7,820 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.72 / 5

Serious games are defined as games that have a primary purpose other than entertainment. Games have been known to shorten the learning curve and as one of the best ways to break patterns and adopt new habits. In this session, we will shortly present the science and research behind it and how it can help you become better at your job and learn new tricks.


The Agile Enterprise: Managing Financial Aspects in Agile Projects

by Stelian Roman
January 10, 2020 | 59:56 | Views: 7,861 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

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 be a Rock Star Project Manager on Digital Transformation

by Tony Saldanha
January 08, 2020 | 60:11 | Views: 5,842 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?


The Project Manifesto - The Guiding Principles of the Project Economy

by Antonio Nieto
January 08, 2020 | 60:45 | Views: 6,225 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.56 / 5

We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example.


Daily Progress Report (Construction Subcontractor)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Mustafa AlMashhadi

This daily report is geared toward construction subcontractors to log activities, workforce, activities, materials, weather and more. Adapt to fit your project needs.


Stakeholder Register Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

Use this Excel sheet to register stakeholders for your project, including requirements, expectations, engagement classification, interest, influence and more!


Statistical PERT™ (SPERT™) Estimation Worksheet

deliverable
by William Davis

Updated for 2020! Statistical PERT is an estimation technique that project professionals use to align expectations and make better business decisions. Use Statistical PERT to create a probabilistic forecast for many project uncertainties, such as how much your project will cost, or when you might deploy the next agile release. Statistical PERT easily models a wide variety of uncertainties using built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel, making estimation easy to do—even for people who don't like statistics.


The PM Podcast Episode 441: Facilitating a Project Planning Meeting

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by Jim Stewart, PMP, Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, Rich Maltzman

Planning your project right from the start is a big factor for future success. It’s definitely not everything, but doing the planning right goes a long way. And most planning is done in meetings. And that again means that you really want to make sure that those meetings deliver. That is where the book How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings - A Practical Guide to Ensuring Project Success can help.


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.


The PM Podcast Episode 440: PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition

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by Mike Griffiths, Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, Stephen Townsend , Cynthia Dionisio

At the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, I had the opportunity to attend two workshops to help in the development of A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) -- Seventh edition.



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