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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.

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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?

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Mindsets: The Key to Creating a More Agile Team and Organization

by Ryan Gottfredson
May 01, 2019 | 59:56 | Views: 3,169 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.53 / 5

Are you facing increased competition, shortened product life cycles, and rapidly changing customer needs and interests? Welcome to the new reality. In order for teams and organizations to succeed within this new reality, it requires that their leaders and employees become more agile. But, agility is not something organizations can incentivize for coerce. Agility must be unleashed and empowered. This is easier said than done.

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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.


So You Want to Be a Scrum Master?

by Andy Jordan

Most project managers have a basic idea of what Scrum Masters do, but to make the transition into this role, you need a deeper understanding of what capabilities and approaches are needed to succeed, and how you can adapt or expand your own skillset.


Sprint Planning: Are You Doing It Backwards?

by Bart Gerardi

Many agile teams craft their sprint goals in a bottoms-up fashion, using stories and tasks as their building blocks. But the mission of a sprint should be created from the top down, starting with what a successful iteration will look like. Here are four steps to create better sprint goals and a Sprint Goal Worksheet.


The Product Owner as Optimizer of Scrum Value

by Madhavi Gopavajjula

The product owner is not only responsible but also accountable for targeted business value. The challenge: How can the PO go that extra mile to truly optimize business value?


Building Stronger Teams with Cultural Diversity

by Trajano Leme Filho
May 14, 2019 | 59:14 | Views: 1,045 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 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.


How to Deal with Stressful Projects …. And Survive

by Valerie Denney
May 08, 2019 | 56:25 | Views: 2,395 | 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.


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

by Stelian Roman
May 03, 2019 | 60:10 | Views: 663 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.38 / 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.


Mastering the Art of Having Difficult Conversations – Part 2

by Dana Bernstein
April 30, 2019 | 57:57 | Views: 2,959 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

Please join this webinar only if you listened to part 1 (https://www.projectmanagement.com/videos/537978/Mastering-the-Art-of-Having-Difficult-Conversations---Part-1) as we will continue our conversation on how to structure a difficult conversation through communication, environment, relationships and then make a framework to launch a productive conversation that leads to action.


An Understanding of How to Maximize Organizational Culture with Project Management AURA – Model for High Performance

by M. Aslam Mirza, CEngr, MBA, PMP
April 24, 2019 | 58:51 | Views: 1,788 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.17 / 5

In this webinar, you will learn how to maximize supportive culture with Project Management-AURA Model to create a strong competitive edge in the market. Here the word "AURA” is used symbolically to refer to enlightened individuals who exude a certain energy that attracts or enlightens others. This displayed power may come from knowledge, experience, or leadership and is described as individual aura.


Organizational Change Management (OCM) for Project Managers Part 2: Stakeholders & Resistance

by Paul Burton
April 19, 2019 | 60:27 | Views: 1,827 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.62 / 5

A review of Organizational Change Management (OCM) for Project Managers with a focus on stakeholder and resistance management. This webinar will provide an overview of key activities for both areas, including managing stakeholder power and influence, developing action plans, and managing changes. The presenter reviews typical misconceptions of resistance on projects and provides methods to manage them proactively.


Project HEADWAY: Can I Keep On Doing This?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
April 18, 2019 | 65:48 | Views: 3,328 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.62 / 5

We often think of sustainably externally - on what we need to do to save the planet from the increasing impacts of climate change. There is also the question of our own personal sustainability. How do we sustain ourselves? How do we manage in the face of increased pressure, growing demands and shrinking capacity to respond? This webinar explores how to manage and sustain our own capacity and ability to thrive.


القرارات الأخلاقیة – كیف لمدیري المشاریع إتخاذھا بنجاح

by Mohamed Hassan, Gretta Kelzi
April 17, 2019 | 60:00 | Views: 336 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

القرارات الأخلاقية – كيف لمديري المشاريع إتخاذها بنجاح؟ عملية إتخاذ القرار هي من أهم ما يقوم به مديري المشاريع ، والقرارات تتفاوت من قرارات سهلة لا تحتاج إلى التفكير العميق و هناك قرارات صعبة يمكنها تغيير الوضع بالكامل كما يمكنها التأثير على عدد كبير من أصحاب المصالح المختلفة. و لكن الأصعب هي القرارات التي تتعلق بقضايا و معضلات أخلاقية و التي تعتبر أحد اكبر التحديات التي تواجه المدريرين بشكل عام و مديري المشاريع بشكل خاص، حيث أن هناك أعتبارات كثيرة يجب أن تؤخذ في الحسبان قبل إتخاذ قرار يتعلق بمعضلة أخلاقية. في هذه المحاضرة سنستعرض الخطوات التي وضعها معهد إدارة المشاريع و التي يمكن أن تستخدم لإرشاد الأفراد العاملين في إدارة المشاريع لإتخاذ القرارات المتعلقة بالمعضلات الأخلاقية. في هذه المحاضرة سيتعرف الحاضرون على :- - عملية اتخاذ القرار. - كيفية استخدام القواعد الأخلاقية و السلوك المهني لإتخاذ القرار. - الخطوات العملية لإتخاذ القرار الأخلاقي. - دراسة حالة عملية و محاولة الوصول الى القرار الصحيح الأخلاقي.



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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