Innovation

Dancing to a Different Design

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

The integrative approach to resolving irreconcilable elements and solving functional design problems is what connects the legacy of the Bauhaus school of design to the contemporary practice of design thinking. But what is it? And how can it help with managing innovation projects?

Leadership

How to Understand Your Team

by Andy Jordan

New project managers won’t have as much familiarity with their team members. How do they overcome that and set themselves up for success?

Knowledge Shelf

Managing a Healthcare Project in the Era of Cloud Computing

by Dr. Nidhi Gupta, BDS, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMP

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way business is done, offering increased efficiency and new models for work in many industries, including healthcare. Learn the basics of cloud computing, with options for service and deployment, to enable you to customize your own model to serve the unique requirements of your work environment.

Career Development

How to Plot the Next Step in Your Career

by Emily Luijbregts

Do you know how to plot the next step in your career—and what will be best for your long-term worth? In this article, the author takes you through a few steps to ensure your profitability and worth in an ever-increasing competitive landscape.

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Building Stronger Teams with Cultural Diversity

by Trajano Leme Filho
May 14, 2019 | 59:14 | Views: 2,249 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.48 / 5

Imagine yourself working in a multicultural team, with people spread around the world… is this just a possibility? Or a real thing that you are dealing with (or, you can see you are going to deal with this soon)? Let’s see how important is to consider diversity and national aspects of culture within our projects.

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7 Essential Business Analyst Skills

by Mudassir Iqbal

If you are contemplating becoming a professional analyst and want to stand out and enhance the productivity of your business, this list shares important corporate analyst strengths (ones that apply to project managers as well!).




Topic Teasers Vol. 120: Should We Video Conference?

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

Question: Coming from a medium-sized business that is expanding, I have been tasked to head up a project to evaluate setting up a video conferencing system for use with our customers, and also to do internal training (especially with our remote offices). My background is not in this area, and I just need a little nudge to help me see what types of things I should consider before I create my scope statement, my budget and my schedule. Any ideas?


Why 'Percent Complete' Is Never a Measure of Progress

by Andy Jordan

Project managers live and die by the performance of projects against their schedule, yet many of them don’t know how to measure that performance. To truly understand what’s going on with their projects, it’s important for new PMs to avoid falling into the “percent complete” trap in the first place.



Blended Learning for Maximum Impact

by Nicolas De Dobbeleer, M.Sc., PMP

How often do people go off for a few a days to a training event and then return to work, struggle to apply what they have learned, eventually forgetting it in a matter of months? The author explains why his experience supports a blended-learning approach mixing standard training, custom training, e-learning, coaching, and communities of practice to produce the best results.


Agile and the New Standard for Risk Management

by Mike Griffiths

PMI’s latest publication, The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs and Projects, has a wealth of great information about effective risk management and contains recommendations for iterative, incremental and adaptive environments that fit agile projects well.


Phileas Fogg: The Around the World Project Manager

by Chris Greco
May 22, 2019 | 61:03 | Views: 400 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.48 / 5

Phileas Fogg is the protagonist in Jules Verne's novel, "Around the World in 80 Days," and proves that the project management process works in a voyage to beat all other voyages! Listen to how Phileas used the project management processes that we use every day to navigate various (and dangerous) risks in order to get what he thought would be the greatest reward - a successful trip around the world.


The Secrets to Developing a Culture of Candor

by Dana Brownlee
May 22, 2019 | 59:44 | Views: 849 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

Virtually everyone agrees that projects benefit significantly when team members and key stakeholders speak up to ask questions, voice concerns (early!), and provide honest feedback. It’s that candid feedback that helps teams arrive at better decisions and sometimes avoid all-out calamity, but the truth is that oftentimes team members (even PMs) don’t feel free to speak up.


Consulting As a Service for Digital Transformation

by Nathalie Bouchard
May 21, 2019 | 61:02 | Views: 449 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

In this engaging 1-hour webinar, Nathalie Bouchard Executive Advisor and co-founder at Oneflexiwork discusses the rise of the Consulting as a Service (CaaS) model, for digital transformation. Consulting has always been about delivering services, but with today's technology and the consulting market transitioning to the Cloud, delivery, consumption, and billing of these services introduces new challenges.


RPI - The Third Musketeer in the Earned Value Framework

by Fernando Arturo Santiago, Kik Piney
May 21, 2019 | 60:17 | Views: 311 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.18 / 5

This webinar provides an introduction to the extension of the Earned Value Management (EVM) framework to the area of benefits realization management (BRM). The "third musketeer" is a new indicator, Realization Performance Indicator (RPI), which complements the existing CPI and SPI.


Project HEADWAY: How Should We Be Managing Quality?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
May 16, 2019 | 61:57 | Views: 994 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

This webinar explores what quality management in a project management context might look like, and how we could go about managing it effectively.


How to Deal with Stressful Projects …. And Survive

by Valerie Denney
May 08, 2019 | 56:25 | Views: 5,671 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

Have you ever been faced with a complex, multi-dimensional project and pressure from multiple stakeholders? Is this the normal course of business in your organization? If so, this webinar is for you.


Project Stewardship

by Neiger N. Green
May 07, 2019 | 60:35 | Views: 693 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

How an Acceptable Level of Scope Creep Trains Clients to Become Better Project Stewards and Allows PMs to Deliver Greater Value Scope creep is one of the top indicators of project failure. As budgets shrink and capacity flees, it is important that Project Managers manage and maintain client expectations while allowing and forecasting a reasonable level of creep in an effort to satisfy and add greater value to the client and customers. Participants will gain a framework for determining an allowable level of scope creep and assessing the impact on resources and interests. Additionally, participants will learn how to chart a client engagement path that develops clients into better project stewards.


The Agile Enterprise: The need for new roles and a new organization structure

by Stelian Roman
May 03, 2019 | 60:10 | Views: 1,544 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.34 / 5

The Agile Enterprise is a new type of organization. A collaboration-based environment where some of the ‘command and control’ roles are not only obsolete but also can be a roadblock for the Agile transformation. The natural fear of change combined with protecting privileges or the job itself resulted in labelling as ‘Agile’ roles that are not only not defined in any Agile framework but are also the core components of the “waterfall” approach.



Gantt Planner for Excel

PREMIUM deliverable
by Gary Weber

The tool creates a Gantt chart that can be used for presentations. Using this planner for "what-if" upfront planning is faster and easier than trying to do it in real time with dedicated project software. The tool easily allows adding comments or annotations to a Gantt chart, re-arranging tasks into logical flows, or showing multiple tasks in a single row. The Excel file also contains a PDF presentation with instructions.


ITTO Reference List

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sankameeswaran Shunmugasundaram

Use this Excel sheet as a quick reference when studying inputs; tools and techniques; and outputs from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. It categorizes them by chapter, process group and knowledge area.


EVM Worksheet Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Salvador Palacios

Earned value management is used to measure progress of a project with respect to cost. This template runs a basic earned value analysis and monitors spending over the life of a project. This EVM worksheet is used for planning and tracking of your spending.


Master Resource Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Gaurav Kukreja

The template is a detailed IT Resource Master Plan that includes the labor resources required to produce the project deliverable. The Resource Master Plan can be a living document that is actively maintained and managed throughout the life of an IT project. This also contains the Resource Ramp-up Chart to help plan project teamwork effort burn rates (and analyze their burn-rate forecast).


Tools & Techniques Study Sheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Beatriz Peinado

Use this Excel sheet as a quick reference when studying tools and techniques from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. It categorizes them by type and cross-references by knowledge area.


Tools & Techniques Study Sheet (Spanish)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Beatriz Peinado

Utilice esta hoja de Excel como una referencia rápida cuando estudie herramientas y técnicas de la A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. Los clasifica por tipo y las referencias cruzadas por área de conocimiento.



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