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7 Ways to Increase Your Value Per Word

by Lonnie Pacelli

Do you make your words count? Gaining a reputation of having a high value per word tells others that you not only have something important to say, but also signals that you don’t want to waste others’ time filling air (or emails) with non-essential chatter.

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4 Ways to Foster a High-Performing Project Team

by Bart Gerardi

Fostering high performance—and creating the right culture throughout the project—is one of the many ways that project managers help their teams succeed. Let’s look at some key ways to do this.

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The Challenges of AI and Customer Data

by Andy Jordan

Artificial intelligence relies on data—and that can be a challenge if the data isn’t all yours. Organizations have to negotiate these challenges if they are to optimize their ability to leverage AI solutions in the coming years.

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PMI Chapters Dialogue: Our Sustainability Journey So Far

by Prawindra Mukhia, PMP, PgMP, Sameh Mtibaa, Tom Lynch
February 09, 2024 | 60:45 | Views: 5,279 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

Panelists will share their journey stories of their Chapters, their vision, goals, achievements, and challenges.

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Managing Project Data for AI

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For an initial implementation of machine learning, roughly 60 to 80 percent of the time is spent managing data. Data is a vital input to the algorithm but can be fraught with problems. The project env ...




8 Trends That Will Shape Project Management in 2024...and Beyond

by Michael Wood

How will things like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, virtual reality and PMO leadership affect project management in 2024 and beyond? Read about the trends shaping our craft, and why C-level executives down to project team members need to be aware of them.


In Pursuit of Better Decisions

by Andy Jordan

Organizations are always looking to improve strategic decision-making, but that can be a very difficult thing to achieve. However, there are ways to gain an advantage—and recognizing that decision-making is a team sport is one of them.



S.T.A.K.E.H.O.L.D.E.R.— Manage Yourself First

by R. Sarma Danturthi, PhD, CISSP, PMP

The aim of a project manager should be more of what not to become than what to become. This article discusses how a PM can keep their eyes open and move beyond their self-drawn, self-controlled, and tightly closed circle to think outside the box.


How to Recognize and Deal with Change Saturation

by Lonnie Pacelli

When it comes to digesting change, not all organizations are created equal. As a project manager, you need to be aware of change saturation and what influences it. How do you put this into practice?


The Project Manifesto: 12 Guiding Principles of the Project Economy

by Antonio Nieto

The Project Economy needs a manifesto. Antonio Nieto establishes 12 guiding principles to revolutionize project management and implementation practices. These principles seek to make project management more accessible, understandable, and applicable to experts and non-experts alike.


Topic Teasers Vol. 167: Is It Change, or Sloppy Practices?

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

Question: We are an organization that has both manufacturing type teams and those who do more software-oriented things. Management really wants us to do things that are more similar in the way we manage projects. Since what we do doesn’t really lend itself to a single approach to the work we need to complete, how can we set up something that works for both parts of the organization?


Exponential Leadership

by Mithun A. Sridharan
February 22, 2024 | 63:39 | Views: 2,630 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.43 / 5

Exponential leaders create environments that encourage creativity, collaboration, and personal growth, recognizing that it's the collective intelligence and creativity of their teams that drive innovation and success in our ever-evolving world. Such leaders anticipate trends and position their organizations or teams for exponential growth, challenging the status quo to create a future marked by adaptability, innovation, and positive societal impact.


Project HEADWAY: Managing in Toxic and Challenging Environments

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
February 15, 2024 | 61:45 | Views: 3,451 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.79 / 5

We all have experienced unpleasant or difficult solutions. What differs for an uncomfortable solution is that the experience is isolated and temporary. Toxic and challenging environments are problematic on a sustained basis. The complication is not getting through the next meeting or the next morning, but about making it through the year. And the next. And perhaps the one after that. Successfully doing so draws on a range of skills and abilities. We have to assess what is going on. We have to know what available strategies exist to manage—or at least to cope. We have to weigh the potential benefits with the consequences. Ultimately, we have to choose when to act. Sometimes we also have to decide when not to act. If you’ve been confronted with a difficult and toxic environment—or you fear encountering one in the future—this is a presentation that you won’t want to miss.


PMI Chapters Dialogue: Our Sustainability Journey So Far

by Prawindra Mukhia, PMP, PgMP, Sameh Mtibaa, Tom Lynch
February 09, 2024 | 60:45 | Views: 5,278 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

Panelists will share their journey stories of their Chapters, their vision, goals, achievements, and challenges.


Value Stream Mapping

by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George, Sarah Johnson
February 09, 2024 | 61:07 | Views: 1,898 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.36 / 5

In the realm of project management, efficiency and optimization are the cornerstones for success. One method that has significantly contributed to enhancing processes and identifying areas for improvement is Value Stream Mapping (VSM). Learn how to apply Value Stream Mapping in your projects in this webinar.


Know Your Domain (KYD)

by Ashutosh Bhatawadekar
February 08, 2024 | 60:36 | Views: 1,975 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.38 / 5

As Technology Providers and Leaders What could be the challenges we face when we move across from one Domain to another domain? Is there a common thread, which we as Technology partners can leverage to make this transition smooth? In the proposed webinar, I bring an approach called KYD is (Know Your Domain and how you can apply this model to make this transition into a new domain a successful one.


Beyond Q&A: Plan and Conduct Stakeholder Interviews Like a Pro

by Pamela Paterson
February 07, 2024 | 61:03 | Views: 2,079 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

Project managers know that effective stakeholder management is the cornerstone of project success. However, in our ever-evolving field, traditional approaches to stakeholder engagement may no longer suffice. Join us in this thought-provoking webinar where we'll delve into the intricacies of stakeholder interviews.


Art of Managing Risk in the VUCA World

by Goutam Sengupta
February 06, 2024 | 61:15 | Views: 1,590 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

Risk is an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect in outcomes of the organization. Positive risks are opportunities, while negative risks are threats. In the post pandemic era we have entered into a world of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). VUCA demands that you must develop your competencies to identify and understand risks and learn how to develop mastery in managing those. You must have great deal of comfort in managing risk situations with ease in your organization and thus Art of Managing Risk in the VUCA world is of paramount importance.


Sustainable Supply Chain Management - A Project Management Perspective

by Raju Rao
January 31, 2024 | 61:28 | Views: 1,380 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.30 / 5

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the practice of coordinating sourcing, production, inventory management and transportation among all the actors and focuses on speed, cost and reliability of operations. Sustainable SCM adds the goals of environmental and social values to it and this means addressing global issues such as climate change, water security, deforestation, human rights, fair labour practices corruption etc. In short we have to consider all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN. SCM is inherently operational though various projects could be identified within the chain. The Sustainability paradigm has added another dimension for projects within SCM because many of the initiatives being discussed now and in the near future are in fact projects. These are guided by the recent interest in principles and practices of circular economy, sustainable sourcing waste recovery & management, resource efficiency, reverse logistics etc among others. At some point in time, possibly in the coming decade, sustainability as a mindset will be fully set and one would view it as a an operational parameter, till then all efforts to become sustainable will be achieved largely through projects.


Project HEADWAY: Managing in Toxic and Challenging Environments

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

We all have experienced unpleasant or difficult solutions. What differs for an uncomfortable solution is that the experience is isolated and temporary. Toxic and challenging environments are problematic on a sustained basis. The complication is not getting through the next meeting or the next morning, but about making it through the year. And the next. And perhaps the one after that. Successfully doing so draws on a range of skills and abilities. We have to assess what is going on. We have to know what available strategies exist to manage—or at least to cope. We have to weigh the potential benefits with the consequences. Ultimately, we have to choose when to act. Sometimes we also have to decide when not to act. If you’ve been confronted with a difficult and toxic environment—or you fear encountering one in the future—this is a presentation that you won’t want to miss.



PMO Assessment Questionnaire

PREMIUM deliverable
by Gaurav Dhooper

This template has been developed for doing an assessment of your PMO function by measuring effectiveness and return on investment (ROI). Users must rate the 10 benchmark questions on a scale of 1 (most critical) to 5 (least critical) as they relate to the organization's specific needs and priorities.


Project Financial Analysis Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Anand Pillarisetti

The project financial analysis template calculates key metrics to determine the business case for a project. The template is an Excel file that can be used by a project manager, project sponsor or a relevant professional to determine if a project should be pursued.


Project Phase Exit Review Summary Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Anand Pillarisetti

This simple template helps you document the outcome of a project phase exit review meeting. The template can be filled out by project managers or program managers, and is for use with the predictive development life cycle with five process groups.


Project Portfolio Dashboard

PREMIUM deliverable
by Ahamed Sajid

The Project Portfolio Dashboard is a template for portfolio/project managers to present the status of multiple projects in one file. It helps the PMs to track the financial health of a project, and also helps highlight when actions are required for projects that have cost overruns. Most suitable for small to medium software development projects.


Sample Gantt Chart

PREMIUM deliverable
by Jayvant Patil

Use this sample Excel Gantt Chart to track project task progress based on your entered start and projected/actual end dates, along with your entered precent progress complete for each task.


Bleeding Edge PM - How to Manage web3 Projects

PREMIUM presentation
by Kevin McGowan

The evolution of the web has meant a considerable shift in how tools are developed, how teams work, and how the projects are managed. The days of waterfall are long over, and the stringent rules of Scrum and Kanban don’t necessarily apply either. For a team working in the collaborative web3 space, we needed something new. In this talk, I will explain my approach to managing teams and projects in the web3 universe. I’ll explain how deeply ‘iterative development’ has impacted the teams, but also the planning process. Buckle up!


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