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Change Management

Change Management: 6 Simple Steps to Get Started

by Stephanie Jaeger

How do you start proper change management in a company that has little or no documented and agreed-upon project management processes? These six tips can help.

Knowledge Shelf

Immunize Your Project from Toxic Team Members

by Wendy Liberko, PMP

Much like a flu shot protects you from a specific strain of the flu, this article presents actionable techniques for project managers to take to immunize their team from the negative effects associated with a toxic member. Learn how to identify and mitigate the contagious spread of toxic behaviors before the risk to your project becomes too great.

Agile

Topic Teasers Vol. 128: What Happens When Two Companies Combine Projects?

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

Question: I am the project manager on a large change to the company that we have to sync up with another even larger company. I’m concerned that this will become a huge mess, with neither of us knowing who is responsible and what power we have to drive decisions. I’ve worked with another team when it was internal; however, this seems much more complex. How do I anticipate what could go wrong so I can get ahead of the risk?

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2019 PMIEF Award Recipient Roundtable

by Michael O'Connor, Angele Diboue, Hentrick Eveluck, Thomas Kasel
December 03, 2019 | 46:11 | Views: 2,161 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.55 / 5

Learn how you can take your career to the next level by applying for a PMIEF award!

Voices on Project Management

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Fostering Innovation: Bringing the Heat

by Michael Huber

Using unique approaches to problem solving can lift us up to become better people by using our inner passions and focus on self-improvement as a motivator. As we continue this series on exploring ways to overcome obstacles by use of creative solutions, the author is motivated to continue being open-minded in sharing outside-the-box ways of thinking that can benefit us all.


How Much Time Should Be Spent Planning?

by Stephen Biddle, PMP

How long should we spend on planning as a proportion of the project lifecycle? That's a very good question, and one this practitioner often gets asked. So, is there an answer?



Simplified Project Management?

by Andy Jordan

Project management training covers the basic skills you need to succeed as a PM, but what if you are faced with stripping those skills down further on your first projects?


Anchor Soft Skills to Principled Beliefs

by George Freeman, PMP

When discussing our soft skills, many of us fall back on vague generalities and focus instead on the hard skills we deploy to deliver successful projects. But to differentiate ourselves from our technically qualified peers, we need to make our soft skills a meaningful part of our story by connecting them to principled beliefs.


Build A Deeper Team EQ

by Kerry Goyette

You can move your projects from me to we to why by creating an emotionally intelligent environment that provides recognition, strives for clarity, and equips and empowers your teams.


Develop a Strategy for Automation

by Andy Jordan

Automation represents the next frontier for organizational efficiency and innovation, but leaders must navigate ethical, technological and operational minefields to realize the benefits. Let’s consider some key elements of an automation strategy, including customers, costs, and people.


How Crucial Conversations Lead to Successful Transformation

by Shashank Sinha

The article talks about the myth that you must have strong pre-existing relationships to drive the key changes necessary to transform an organization. What truly helps attain success is having crucial conversations with one and all—one at a time.


WFUNA, PMI and PMIEF: Changing the Lives of Youth Around the World

by Agata Czopek, Caitlin Sullivan, Ka Yi Hui
December 03, 2019 | 45:26 | Views: 2,159 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.41 / 5

Looking to make an impact in your community through project management? Look no further! In this webinar, listen in as Agata Czopek, PMP Vice President of the PMI Switzerland Chapter and PMIEF Liaison and Ka Yi Hui, Director of the PMI Switzerland Chapter share how they hosted a workshop with WFUNA and used their project management skillset for social good.


The Agile Enterprise: Using Kanban and Kaizen with Business Teams

by Stelian Roman
November 22, 2019 | 48:45 | Views: 1,199 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.84 / 5

Kanban and Kaizen are considered by some teams as the natural evolution from Scrum to an Enterprise Level Agile. While there are few Agile frameworks that adapted Kanban and Kaizen to software development as a scaling up approach, it is little known that these Lean Six Sigma practices originated in manufacturing more than 50 years ago. In fact, the 1990s Agile Enterprise used Kanban and Kaizen at scale for large teams and complex products, proving their utility.



All Things Project Management: Navigating PMI’s Knowledge Resources

by Mark Krob, Shari Rathet, Crystal Sloat, Mary Quill
November 19, 2019 | 58:21 | Views: 184 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.48 / 5

In your day-to-day practice of project management, questions often arise and you need to find the answers. PMI has been publishing articles to help you find solutions since the profession was founded; there are over 9000 articles in the Learning Library alone. Let us help you understand the different types of content available and how to access them, how we have recently improved the PMI.org search function and how to make your own contribution to this valuable collection and share your expertise with other practitioners.


You May Be Agile, But Are You Disciplined Agile?

by Kiron Bondale
November 15, 2019 | 60:36 | Views: 435 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.70 / 5

Start an online discussion about agile and the divide will become painfully apparent between those agile purists who believe that the only way to deliver value is through Scrum or similar frameworks and those traditionalists who believe that agile was just a passing, failed fad. PMI acquired Disciplined Agile (DA) in late 2019 and many of you are probably wondering what DA is and how it might be relevant to you, especially if you don't lead software development projects. This webinar will provide an overview of DA's pragmatic, choice driven approach to realizing value.


A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework (Part 6): Stakeholder Management

by Uri Galimidi 
November 12, 2019 | 61:11 | Views: 1,910 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

This is in the sixth installment in an 8-part webinar series, A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework, presented by Uri Galimidi. The series covers an advanced yet practical framework which Project Managers can use to assess the health of their projects. The framework consists of eight key project management areas. This webinar covers Stakeholder Management.


The Agile Enterprise: Using TRIZ for Business Teams

by Stelian Roman
November 08, 2019 | 61:04 | Views: 2,271 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

Agile was born from the necessity to adapt product development to market changes. In the 1990s Agile Enterprise, the Agility combined with Lean practices resulted in fast market release of products combined with efficiency delivered by waste reduction and improved development and build processes. Using Lean Six Sigma for innovation brought efficacy and efficiency. In any product development, systematical innovation is crucial to the competitiveness. Although TRIZ (Theory of Solving Inventive Problems) has been developed with special emphasis on manufacturing, it is after all an approach to product development and process improvement. TRIZ proved useful in process problem solving, so it can be useful for all project management issues and activities.


Mastering the Art of Mediation

by Dana Bernstein
November 06, 2019 | 60:14 | Views: 4,562 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.62 / 5

In this webinar, we will discuss how mediation, an alternative dispute-resolution technique, can defuse tensions to make for a more productive work place. Using mediation skills instead of imposing a decision, you will be able to apply communication skills, objectivity, and creativity to help disputants reach their own voluntary solution to the conflict.


PM for Social Good® 2019 Open House Program Guide!

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The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation is honored to partner with ProjectManagement.com to share an Open House event around the theme of project managers giving back. We're speaking directly to the practitioner community to discuss how you can get involved. This Program Guide shares all you need to know to make the most out of your day—and your career!


User Acceptance Check Sheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Elok Robert Tee

User acceptance testing of systems and components can be tedious. This simple test check sheet template focuses on test details (test action and expected outcome) and enables stakeholders to minimally record "pass/fail" results with sign-off on test outcomes by authorized testers. Adapt the template to suit your corporate needs.


Project Post-Implementation Review Checklist (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist

このテンプレートは、プロジェクトの結果に焦点を当て、理解するのに役立ちます:技術的な成功、ビジネス上の利点、学んだ教訓。 調査結果は、最終的な調整と調整を行い、プロジェクトを効果的に閉じ、将来のプロジェクトを効果的に実施する組織の能力に貢献するのに役立ちます。




Project HEADWAY: Should I Be Tweeting This?

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

This webinar explores what social media can do, what we can do in social media and where we might want to think about drawing the line.


Deliverable Acceptance Document

PREMIUM deliverable
by Nabeel Shahid

Use this Deliverable Acceptance Form to provide verification that your deliverable(s) have been reviewed, accepted and approved by stakeholders, verifying that all work is complete and that the applicable acceptance criteria has been met.


Project Risk Register Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Excel file contains a Project Risk Register Log and instructions for each field, including help ranking probability of occurrence, risk impact, risk ranking and risk response.


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