Agile

Carryover Hangover

by Bart Gerardi

When agile teams get comfortable with starting a story in one sprint and finishing in the following one, problems arise such as delayed feedback and added low-value work. Understanding the main causes of “carryover” and the associated challenges can help you find ways to avoid or limit the bad habit.

Talent

Being Friendly vs. Being a Friend

by Mike Donoghue

While it is possible (and necessary) to be a friendly project manager to your team, being a friend isn't the best idea. But an organization that has good camaraderie within the body of its workforce can increase employee satisfaction. How do we strike a balance? Here we look at building a friendly work environment.

Risk

The Funnel Problem

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

No matter where you work or what project you are assigned to, there is bound to be a funnel somewhere in the organizational hierarchy. How you work through and around that funnel may determine just how successful your project will be.

Organizational PM

The Organizational Importance of Occupational Health and Safety

by Khaled Istanbouli

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. It's not just about being socially responsible—it also makes good business sense. You should regard it as just as important as the achievement of any other key business objective.

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Change Management Tips for Project Managers

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
June 20, 2017 | 44:04 | Views: 948 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.28 / 7

If the project manager wants to implement lasting changes, this webinar will help to understand these processes and offer a glance over formal tools and methodologies to manage all the complexity involved.

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Hi Everyone, When I first entered into the Project Management space, I had myriad questions about the "REAL" PM role. You know, the practical side of the project manager. I am outlining the topics, b ...


PM Tools & Techniques (Part 1): The Ishikawa Diagram

by Naeem Ahsan

Project management has a lot of tools, and many are very easy to use. The first tool we will look at is the Ishikawa diagram, also known as a fishbone diagram and a cause-and-effect diagram. This is a very simple tool that can help us efficiently solve problems.


Is That Meeting Really Necessary? (Japanese Translation)

by Andy Jordan

プロジェクトマネージャーは、幅広いタスクを実行し、多くの会議に出席する必要がある役割を担います。 それはいつ過度のものになるのですか?それについて何ができますか?


Leading vs. Managing

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Are you a project leader or a project manager? What is the difference, and which role truly makes projects succeed? There is a need for both, but there can be tension and stress when managers and leaders do not agree—and employees often respond differently to different styles of both.


The Business Analyst and the Product Owner (Japanese Translation)

by Mike Griffiths

この記事では、BAの役割がどのように変化し、製品の所有者の役割と重複するかについて論争の的になるトピックを検討します。 危険な兆候(「PO Go Go-Between」など)とポジティブなパターン(「POサポーターとしてのBA」など)を含む類似点と相違点をカバーしています。


The Top 10 Reasons Projects Fail (Part 2) (Japanese Translation)

by Marc Lacroix

私たちは皆、一般にビジネス界の落とし穴を知っていて、避けなければならないことを理解していますが、最も明らかなトラップは、時には私たちが陥りやすいものです。特に、数多くの競合する優先事項を持つプロジェクトを管理し、 先行する道を離れてください。 この2部構成の記事シリーズは、プロジェクトが失敗する上位10の理由を特定し、共通のプロジェクト管理の落とし穴を回避する方法に焦点を当てています。


Topic Teasers Vol. 89: Chasing the Shifting Target (Japanese Translation)

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

質問:私は、私のプロジェクトと3人の同僚のプロジェクトマネージャーのプロジェクトが、同社の戦略目標をどのように満たしているかを文書化し始めました。それは今私が仕事中に行っていることの一部ではないので、私はその用語を理解することは認めても困惑していますが、経営陣が期待していることをどのように準備するかについては考えていません。正直言って、それは少しあいまいだと思うし、私は事実と数字を扱うことを好む。何をすればよいでしょうか? A.戦略目標は、組織が順調に進んでいることをステークホルダーに確信させるために作成されたマーケティングマジックです。彼らはプロジェクトマネージャーやプロジェクトチームにとって重要ではありません。割り当てられていれば、彼らのケアとメンテナンスをすばやく拒否すべきです。そうでなければ、会社の報告書が見栄えが悪いと、あなたは非難されるでしょう。 B.多くのプロジェクトマネージャーは戦略目標を持つ会社に精通していますが、割り当てられたプロジェクトのために何があるかを知ることができる幸運な人も少なくありません。私たちの大部分の能力と能力を備えています。 C.営業チームだけが、上位管理のための戦略的客観的レポートを作成するために必要な番号にアクセスできます。営業担当者は、売上数を操作して見栄えを良くすることができるため、営業担当者はスタッフにデータの取得とレポートの作成を依頼する必要があります。 D.戦略的な目標がうまくいくとはいえ、重要なのは、プロジェクトチームがプロジェクトチャーターで構築または作成するように求められる成果物を作成していることです。あなたがそれらを選ぶことに関与していないので、あなたの焦点になるはずのプロジェクト作業から時間がかかるので、組織全体でそれらを追跡するように公正に頼むことはできません。


Topic Teasers Vol. 90: Is Agile Japanese? (Japanese Translation)

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

質問:私たちの経営陣は非常に敏捷性があり、最近の統計には一致していないにもかかわらず、このプラクティスに対する研究や歴史はなく、生産性の向上につながっていないと言います。私は、これが実際に現在の労働力の最大のセクションであるミレニアムに参加する方法であることを示すために、彼らに何を伝えることができますか?同じ名前で呼び出されていない場合でも、高い生産性を最大限に発揮する実績があることを示すために、 A.アジャイルは2001年にユタ州スノーバードで考案されて以来、起源は100%アメリカ人です。この有名な会議の結果が一連のスピーチ、記事、会話を通じて発表されるまで、世界中の他の人はこのような慣行を試みたことがありませんでした。 B.アジャイルの原則は、Theory Xと呼ばれるほとんどの労働者にとって基本的であると信じられているDouglas McGregorの行動に頼っています。人々が仕事を嫌い、それを避けようとしていることから、管理。 C. W. Edwards Deming博士は、最先端のアジャイルのような哲学を開発しました。彼はこれをHierarchy of Needsと呼びました。マネージャーが従業員のニーズをすべて満たすことができれば、生産性は飛躍的に向上します。 1つでも満たされていない場合、プロジェクト成果は大まかになります。 D.アジャイルは、実際には、1980年代のウィリアム大内博士の「日本的経営」スタイルの日本の動機付け理論よりも成長しています。これまでのコンセプトは、日本で初めて、そして世界中の他の場所で、現代の職場で効果的であることが実証されています。


Connecting Project Management and Servant Leadership

by Dr. Lisa Hatherill, DM/IST, MBA, PMP

Is there a connection between the characteristics of servant leadership and of a successful project manager? Are project managers more likely to tend toward servant leadership styles? Is a purpose-driven leader or a people-driven leader part of the key to successful project management?


Project HEADWAY: Breaking Out Of The Lessons Learned Trap

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 22, 2017 | 63:14 | Views: 536 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.53 / 7

We all know we are supposed to do a “lessons learned” exercise as part of our projects. Some of us even take the time to go through the motions. The challenge is that lessons learned rarely get paid attention to, and organizational practices rarely change as a result. If we really want to learn from our projects, we need to change how we think about lessons learned.


Change Made Easy

by Amy McKee
June 07, 2017 | 62:37 | Views: 2,592 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.40 / 7

If only CHANGE were easy. We lead projects and initiatives every day and the odds that they will be successful are not in our favor. It is like herding cats. Evidence shows that incorporating Emotional Intelligence makes it easier to lead people down a different path than they are currently on.


The Future of Project Management: Agile PM is the Forefront of a Larger Change

by Jean Richardson
June 07, 2017 | 60:51 | Views: 3,207 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.32 / 7

A sea change in project management practice and principles is already well underway. The roots go back as far as knowledge created and discovered in the early 20th century, but received a tremendous shot in the arm when the Agile Manifesto and Principles leapt into the world from its crèche in Snowbird, Utah.


The Questions You Should be Asking Your Project Team

by Emily Luijbregts
June 06, 2017 | 60:53 | Views: 2,194 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.83 / 7

Project Managers normally use the same questions to understand the current status of their project and tasks assigned. We get so used to asking the same questions that it becomes a habit: What's the status on this? How are we getting on? Perhaps it's time to look at some other questions to assess the health of your project. Are you team members happy? Are they able to do their work without being impeded by others? What are they most looking forward to in delivering this project? During this webinar we'll explore the questions that you should be asking as a Project Manager to determine the real status of the project.


The Future of Project Management in Manufacturing

by David Davis
June 01, 2017 | 64:23 | Views: 1,131 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.75 / 7

The Internet of Things, Smart Devices, Brilliant Factories, and a Digital Thread are all concepts with the future of Manufacturing for the 21st century. What do these concepts mean? And what role will project management play in delivering the value that companies seek in these investments?



Let's Talk About REAL Project Risk Management

by Laszlo Retfalvi
May 31, 2017 | 62:00 | Views: 1,652 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.73 / 7

In today’s environment with pressures for business value and growth, increased profit, and enhanced accountability, organizations must address the proper management of project risks in order to succeed. In order to ensure this occurs, Project Managers and their staff must clearly understand industry risk management best practices, techniques, and critical success factors to achieve success.


Coaching for Project Managers: Improving Personal Efficiency

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
May 30, 2017 | 61:48 | Views: 2,565 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.44 / 7

This webinar brings you coaching concepts that will help to apply these concepts on your life to boost your personal efficiency, helping to align your personal goals, priorities, activities and more. These are important concepts for any professional who wants to improve results, not only in the professional life but in the personal life.


Stakeholder Management Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This document allows you to manage the stakeholders related to your project. Stakeholders are all persons or entities that are affected by the project in some way—either positively or negatively, either to a high extent or to a low extent. It is important to identify all stakeholders, and classify them according to their interest and power that they can have in the project. This classification allows you to decide how to engage each one of them, thereby increasing the probability of project success.


Mini Project Charter

PREMIUM deliverable
by Nikole Bordato

This template is a simple, clean and modern version for small projects. This mini-charter template is only one page and includes sections for project goals, scope, deliverables, stakeholders, milestones, budget, constraints, assumptions, risks and dependencies. Brief instructional direction is provided.


Monthly Status Report Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Danilo Uvalin

This report helps you provide a concise and precise update on the current status of a clinical study and the achieved progress during the reporting period. It is usually distributed to a sponsor of the project, as well as the management of the company where the PM works. The main benefit of this report is that it addresses the major project constraints and provides only the relevant information needed to successfully manage the project and communicate with a diverse international team, typical for a matrix-based pharmaceutical company.


Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): An Introduction

PREMIUM presentation
by Khaled Istanbouli

Occupational health and safety (OHS)—also commonly referred to as occupational safety and health (OSH), occupational health or workplace health and safety (WHS)—is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. This presentation provides a primer on important introductory points.


Methodology Implementation Project Charter (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable

これは、方法論を実施するためのプロジェクトチャーターの上位レベルの例ですが、構造とアプローチは多くのプロジェクトで有効です。 この例は、リスクと仮定、予算策定、役割の説明、紛争解決に重点を置いています。


Are You an Effective Project Manager? (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist

プロジェクトをどの程度効果的に管理していますか? あなたの得点にかかわらず、この50ポイントの自己評価は、あなたが持っているスキルに集中して改善するための非常に実践的な分野を特定するのに役立ちます。


Checklist for Maintaining Leadership in Meetings (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist
by Joe Wynne

優れた指導者は、成功した会議を行う際にリーダーシップの信頼性を高めます。 この包括的な会議チェックリストは、リーダーが成功のために準備するのに役立つように設計されています。


New PM Onboarding Checklist (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist
by Andy Jordan

このチェックリストを使用して、チームに参加する新しいPMが成功する可能性を最大限に高めるようにします。 これらのアイテムのいくつかは、新しいPM参加の前に完了しますが、開始日を超えて数ヶ月間継続するものもあります。 チェックリストは、関連するさまざまな役割のさまざまな領域に分かれています。


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