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Adapting to All-Remote Talent Management

by Mike Griffiths

All-remote organizations used to be the minority—then suddenly, many of us were forced to work that way. By understanding the advantages and disadvantages, we can better prepare for the future's new normal.

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8 Project Management Lessons from Watching Nature

by R. Sarma Danturthi, PhD, PMP

What can we learn from the ever changing but closely woven network of nature? Taking the opportunity while sheltering at home, the author spent some time watching nature programs and found there were many lessons that could be applied to project management.

Talent Management

Topic Teasers Vol. 136: Project Preparing for the Future at Home

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

Question: My team and I have been assigned a project to prepare and protect the organization while using at-home workers. We have also been asked to consider what would need to be adjusted in our current processes if most of our employees continued to work remotely in the future. I know to look at their laptops and connectivity, but what else am I overlooking?

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Project Management 3.0: The New PM for the New World

by Ori Schibi
July 23, 2020 | 60:15 | Views: 1,644 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.57 / 5

The session does not go “back to basics,” but it provides an overview of key concepts, ideas, skills and techniques for PMs (and those who work with them) to move to the next level and truly increase their effectiveness and efficiencies toward value creation.

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Adapting to All-Remote Talent Management

by Mike Griffiths

All-remote organizations used to be the minority—then suddenly, many of us were forced to work that way. By understanding the advantages and disadvantages, we can better prepare for the future's new normal.



How to Prevent 5 Common Communication Mistakes

by Bruce Harpham

Communication mistakes are one of the fastest ways to crash your project. There is good news, however. By using negative visualization, you can imagine communication problems in advance—and prevent these five common mistakes.


Smile, You’re on Camera!

by Andy Jordan

As video conferencing becomes an ever more important part of how we communicate, there are a few more preparations we need to make—and considerations to remember.


Are You Cut Out to Be a PM? Training Holds the Answer

by Bruce Garrod

Today’s project manager must possess a unique combination of skills, and not everyone is destined to be a PM. The perfect way to test the waters is through professional development channels.


Building on Your Online Learning Foundation

by Andy Jordan

Many project managers have used some additional time they have found to focus on career development. That’s great, but now you need to take the next step—building on that foundation with practical experience and adjustments to career goals.


Help! The PMP® Exam is Changing and I’m Not Ready!

by Bruce Garrod

It's not too late to prepare to successfully complete your PMP certification before the exam changes in January of 2021. But time is of the essence, so follow this guidance for immediate next steps.


6 Strategic Ways to Save Money (Before Considering Layoffs)

by Shaoping Cao

The pandemic has hammered the world economy hard. The following methods have proven to be practical cost-saving possibilities—and might inspire you. Adopt what fits your business the best and, hopefully, cope with the difficulties together with your teams.


30 Years of PMIEF

by Bernardo Tirado
August 04, 2020 | 28:27 | Views: 72 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.50 / 5

As the philanthropic arm of PMI, PMIEF was originally established to manage the generous scholarship funds donated by grateful members and organizations. Today, the foundation has grown to reach over 200,000 youth per year across the globe and continues to provide valuable scholarships and awards, along with over 30 educational resources and guides offered in multiple languages.




The 7 Main Traits of an Inspirational Leader

by Daniela Constanta Chiricioaia
July 28, 2020 | 62:01 | Views: 2,214 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.63 / 5

Nowadays, when technology helps us to manage repetitive tasks faster and better, our role as project, program or portfolio managers changes and requires us to become better leaders, leaders who inspire the teams we work with. A leader who inspires team members not only tells their members that they are deeply dedicated to the customer experience. The leader must demonstrate this commitment and passion in every meeting, presentation and how he handles customer issues. The leader's behavior must inspire employees to act in the same way. A leader who inspires the people around him is not related to a title, a role, or a position in the organization chart of an organization. Rather, it is a person's ability to determine the people they work with to achieve the performance and success they are lately capable of, and to demonstrate the qualities that employees will pursue through their own choice - passion, purpose, trust and dedication. of the meanings of their role in the teams in which they carry out their activity.


In the Digital Fray, Don’t Just Converse. Collaborate Inclusively.

by Chivonne Algeo, Katrina Pugh
July 27, 2020 | 62:10 | Views: 3,760 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.48 / 5

With the move online, we could just begrudgingly endure the meetings and emails. Or, we could build trust, inspire team cohesion, and drive astonishing impact. When we move from in-person work to virtual (or hybrid) work, our communication frequency, structure, participation, and even content change. We risk wasting time in misunderstanding, false-agreement or rework. The Four Discussion Disciplines (4DDs - integrity, courtesy, inclusion and translation) are practices teams can use on email, in meetings, or in posts to address this. In this session, Katrina Pugh (Columbia University, New York, NY) and Chivonne Algeo (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) will discuss how to lead the 4DDs with your teams, across your organization, and with partners to improve meaning-making and relationship-building.


Leading Virtual Teams in 2020: A Successful Methodology

by Paul Capello
July 24, 2020 | 59:04 | Views: 2,242 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.25 / 5

This webinar will present methods, measures, and metrics that project managers can use in managing virtual resources. Project managers can use the VT Methodology to enhance and ensure productivity is being had virtually. In today’s Project world, virtual teams are becoming the norm. This successful methodology will address the adherence measures that can be used to assess progress and how to address bumps in the road.


Program Management in the Public Sector

by Nigel Blampied
July 23, 2020 | 71:04 | Views: 1,303 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.92 / 5

Before the Project Management Institute was formed in 1969, the term “program management” was as common as “project management”. Program management referred mainly to work by public sector agencies. This webinar will discuss the role of program management in government. If you work in government, or want to know more about project and program management in government, this is the webinar for you. We shall consider programs in the context of public organizations, how the nature of government affects programs, and challenges faced in the public sector.


Project Management 3.0: The New PM for the New World

by Ori Schibi
July 23, 2020 | 60:15 | Views: 1,644 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.57 / 5

The session does not go “back to basics,” but it provides an overview of key concepts, ideas, skills and techniques for PMs (and those who work with them) to move to the next level and truly increase their effectiveness and efficiencies toward value creation.


Decision Log Sample

deliverable
by Bart Gerardi

A simple decision log can help a project manager keep stakeholders and team members informed, aligned and engaged on decisions made throughout the course of the project. Here is a sample to use or modify to your specific needs. Use in conjunction with the article Distributed PM: Decision Logs.


Risk Register & Response Planning Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Ihab Lasheen

This Excel workbook contains a risk register and response planning sheet to log risk cause and effects, along with strategy and action plans. It also includes a risk probability and impact matrix. Alter the data validation fields to suit your needs.


Project HEADWAY: Building Business Cases That Matter

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

It doesn't need to be this way, and good, well-crafted business cases can be important decision tools to guide and support strategic decision making. This presentation dives in to what makes an exceptional business case, and how to build one.


Statistical PERT® Beta Edition

deliverable
by William Davis

UPDATED for 2020! Statistical PERT® (SPERT®) is a freely licensed, probabilistic, estimation technique. Use Statistical PERT to estimate uncertainties that have bell-shaped risk properties, like: task duration, work effort, revenue, expenses, agile story points, project portfolios, event attendance and more. Use in conjunction with the article Getting Beta with Statistical PERT.


Statistical PERT™ (SPERT™) Estimation Worksheet

deliverable
by William Davis

Updated for 2020! Statistical PERT is an estimation technique that project professionals use to align expectations and make better business decisions. Use Statistical PERT to create a probabilistic forecast for many project uncertainties, such as how much your project will cost, or when you might deploy the next agile release. Statistical PERT easily models a wide variety of uncertainties using built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel, making estimation easy to do—even for people who don't like statistics.


Quality Management Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This document allows you to manage quality within your project. It contains sheets to capture a quality management statement, a responsibilities log, an attributes sheet, and a control registry.


Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Department Communication Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Maaz Ibrahim

The purpose of this document is to provide an overall ICT communication strategy and plan for internal and external communication between staff as per their designated roles and responsibilities using specific communication channels such as emails, intranet, etc. This plan identifies audiences, communication channels, frequency, messages and standards.


RAID Log (Risk, Action, Issue, Decision)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Janney Cheeran

The purpose of this template is to capture RAID items (Risk, Action, Issue, Decision) when a more robust project management solution is not available.


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