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Project On! 5 Actions to Maintain Project Momentum During COVID-19

by Troy Edelen

The impact from COVID-19 has been swift and, in many cases, dramatic. Even so, projects that deliver meaningful results must stay on track. What can you do to keep those meaningful projects on track? Here are five simple yet effective actions you can take.

PMXPO

PMXPO 2020: Now On Demand!

by PMI

Thanks for making the 13th edition of our annual free virtual conference and exhibition such a success! You can now catch all of the sessions on demand! This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube!

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It Takes Both—A Belt and a PMP—to Win

by Michael Herskovitz

Through detailed delineation of a dual-leadership model, this paper promotes the idea that to be successful, companies pursuing business process improvement or transformation strategy need to assign both a Belt and a PMP to jointly plan, manage, and deliver the transformation strategy.

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

by Uri Galimidi 
March 17, 2020 | 62:42 | Views: 2,636 | 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.

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It Takes Both—A Belt and a PMP—to Win

by Michael Herskovitz

Through detailed delineation of a dual-leadership model, this paper promotes the idea that to be successful, companies pursuing business process improvement or transformation strategy need to assign both a Belt and a PMP to jointly plan, manage, and deliver the transformation strategy.


PMXPO 2020 Agenda

by ProjectManagement.com

Check out the agenda for PMXPO 2020!




Projectified™ Podcast: Infectious Disease Control

by Dr. Ranu Dhillon

The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting countries, people and projects around the globe. It’s one of several deadly diseases the world has faced in recent years. Dr. Ranu Dhillon, a faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, served as the special adviser to the president of Guinea during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. He discusses creating strategies to control the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the value of early detection and how that can be applied to the coronavirus.


Project On! 5 Actions to Maintain Project Momentum During COVID-19

by Troy Edelen

The impact from COVID-19 has been swift and, in many cases, dramatic. Even so, projects that deliver meaningful results must stay on track. What can you do to keep those meaningful projects on track? Here are five simple yet effective actions you can take.


The Importance of the PMO During a Crisis

by Nabeel Shahid

During this pandemic, businesses need to be prepared to balance the health and protection of their employees while continuing to serve the needs of their clients. This practitioner shares his practical approach as a PMO head, which may help the project management community during these uncertain times.


The Mamba Mentality for Project Managers

by Obiajulum Omoregie

This article explores the practice of project management from the game of basketball, and through the mind of one of the greatest athletes to ever grace the court: Kobe Bryant, aka The Black Mamba. The author provides insight into “The Mamba Mentality,” a mindset that every project manager can benefit from adopting.


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

by Uri Galimidi 
March 17, 2020 | 62:42 | Views: 2,636 | 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: 2,213 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.29 / 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: 1,673 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.39 / 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.


Project HEADWAY: The Bleeding Edge of Project Management: What Does It Look Like?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
March 12, 2020 | 61:31 | Views: 1,358 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

This presentation casts an eye to the future of project management. It explores life at the outer edges of practice, and examines where innovations are most likely to occur, and what form those innovations are likely to take. If you're curious about where this is all going, you won't want to miss this presentation.


3Ts for Better Time Management: Tips, Tools, and Techniques That You Can Use to Manage Your Time Even Better

by Ivan Moreira
March 11, 2020 | 69:55 | Views: 1,812 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.17 / 5

Nowadays, we face many challenges surrounding how to find time to do everything that we want to do in our 86,400 seconds per day. Managing your tasks in a more assertive and focused manner with some assistance from technology reveals the best way to enhance your project ecosystem as well as to strike a balance in your personal life. In this webinar, the presenter shares a set of tools and tips to enhance your daily routines in order to improve your time management. These techniques help managers and C-level executives to do their work better, allowing them to develop and foster a time oriented mindset in their teams.


Coordinating Knowledge Work in Multiteam Programs: Findings From a Large-Scale Agile Development Program

by Torgeir Dingsoyr
March 10, 2020 | 61:01 | Views: 2,737 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

Software development projects have undergone remarkable changes with the arrival of agile development approaches. Although intended for small, self-managing teams, these approaches are today used for large development programs. A major challenge of such programs is coordinating many teams. This case study describes the coordination of knowledge work in a large-scale agile development program with 12 teams. The findings highlight coordination modes based on feedback, the use of a number of mechanisms, and how coordination practices change over time. The findings can improve the outcomes of large knowledge-based development programs by tailoring coordination practices to needs over time.


The Agile Enterprise: A Look at Frameworks and Certifications - are they helping

by Stelian Roman
March 06, 2020 | 58:13 | Views: 3,659 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.96 / 5

Agile has become very trendy, and it is fashionable to wear the "Agile" title before or after a traditional role, like Project Manager. To become "Agile," one of the easiest paths is to become certified. Unlike for traditional project management where the worldwide recognized certifications can be counted on one hand, for Agile, there is a myriad of certifications. Most of them promote a single "Agile" framework. In recent years, the need to use Agile beyond the small software development team resulted in the creation of new frameworks which added the words "scaled" and "enterprise" to successful team approaches to agility. This webinar analyzes some of the popular Agile frameworks from the initial ones, like XP, Scrum and Crystal, to the recent "enterprise" ones, like SAFe, from the Agile Enterprise perspective. The webinar will also compare 4 Lean and Agile certifications.


Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers – One Unhappy Person can Ruin your Beautiful Plan

by Kim Wasson
March 05, 2020 | 62:08 | Views: 4,470 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.71 / 5

Ever feel like your projects would run much more smoothly if everyone just did their job without nagging? Help is on the way. Emotional Intelligence is the way to really connect with everyone on your team. Take project management to the next level using Emotional Intelligence principles to guide your interactions and activities. Come learn practical applications of Emotional Intelligence (checklists and all) for everything from communications to meetings to dealing with catastrophes



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!


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!


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