Project Management

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Perspective: A Neglected But Powerful Management Tool

by Agreta Gupta

Do you fully understand the perspectives of all your employees? By paying better attention to how their priorities can change during various stages of their career, organizations can better retain them—leading everyone to success.

Agile

Uncertain Times, Resilient Teams

by Bart Gerardi

Developing a project team that is ready and able to handle adversity as it arises is the only way to consistently produce results and achieve remarkable outcomes in these challenging, uncertain times. Here are tips and principles to help you build resilient teams.

Knowledge Shelf

Must-Have Tools and Techniques for Project Managers in 2021

by Ward Boyer

What are the must-have tools and techniques for project managers in 2021, and which deserve an honorable mention? This checklist will help you choose the tools and techniques to apply to your organization and industry to stay on the cutting edge.

Career Development

3 Ways to Maximize Your Day

by Oghenevwogaga Johnson

Our days are often filled with activities. We are very busy and accomplish tasks—yet can still be very unproductive. Why? Because these activities don't contribute to short- and long-term goals.

Leadership

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Center Stage Podcast Club Explores: Young Entrepreneurs Making Reality with Future Ways of Working

by Stephen Townsend , Jill Diffendal, Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP, Gavin Henderson, Lili Csorba, Amy Brereton
January 19, 2021 | 58:17 | Views: 682 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.25 / 5

Join three of our Center Stage podcast guests and moderator Tammy Ashraf as they explore how young entrepreneurs make reality by adapting traditional approaches to value delivery with new ways of working, leveraging evolving technologies, customer-centered design, sustainability and social impact. Somachi Chris-Asoluka, Tony Elumelu Foundation Head of Policy and Partnerships joins with ENACTUS U.K. team member Lili Csorba and project management coach Gavin Henderson to share insights and thoughts on young entrepreneurs; mentorship and knowledge transfer; societal impact; and enabling the future by making ideas reality. Tammy is a PMI member and volunteer and represents the voice of the profession in this exploration of the future of work.

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January's topic on Projectmanagement.com is all about resilience. I wanted to share something that I've seen and dealt with in the past few weeks that touches on this topic. We all get kn ...






Citizen Development Weekly Digest

by PMI

Read a weekly digest of highlights and a selection of articles being published about Citizen Development from around the world. Check in every week for new insights!


Building Project Environment Resilience

by Andy Jordan

What can organizations do to strengthen their project delivery environments as they head into a critical year? How can they prepare that environment—and the people in it? It will require that resilience is built in to how projects are delivered.


How to Strengthen Your Resilience

by Michael Wood

We all feel knocked down. How can we strengthen ourselves, and each other? Here are some tips on how to find the resilience needed to bounce back and be better than ever.


Navigating Change and Adversity

by George Freeman, PMP

For many of us, the norm-breaking chaos of 2020 has changed our perception of the time-honored opportunity for self-improvement through resolutions. In this season of change and adversity, where do you fall in this spectrum of thought and review?





In Search of Clarity on an Agile Project

by Andy Jordan

An uncertain business environment is an ideal environment for agile delivery practices—the flexibility and adaptability encouraged by prototypes, continuous feedback and refinements. But there still needs to be clarity about needs, goals, and what ultimately constitutes success.


Project HEADWAY: Reconnecting with Project Management

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
January 21, 2021 | 62:09 | Views: 1,736 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.60 / 5

We start our project management journey as a search for tools to get organized and structured, to get things done, to organize and structure our work. It is a focus outward, looking for answers and solutions to questions and problems. At some point, we transition to a consuming of project management as defined and practiced. We learn structure and order, sequence and steps. There are boundaries, and within those boundaries there are espoused and recommended (dare we call them “best”?) practices. Eventually, we hit a point where we need to reconcile these perspectives. We recognize that the universal definition doesn’t suit all situations. We also come to appreciate the value of our own viewpoint and perspectives. We need to reconnect with where we started, and understand how all the pieces fit together for us.


Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition Part 7: Forging Our Path Forward

by Marvin Nelson, Jorge Federico Vargas Uzaga
January 20, 2021 | 59:46 | Views: 524 | PDUs: | Rating: 3.96 / 5

Our “Getting Under the Hood” series continues with a webinar that will explore how different organizational stakeholders will benefit from the forthcoming PMBOK® Guide –Seventh Edition. Specifically, we will address the value it will provide to organizations in their journeys towards organizational agility and as they navigate through complexity and uncertainty. Join us to learn how various organizational stakeholders can contribute to the value stream of the organization.



Getting to know the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM)

by Klaus Boedker
January 13, 2021 | 63:24 | Views: 4,223 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.61 / 5

This webinar centers on how the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master successfully leads one or more agile teams and effectively takes on complex and key initiatives inside the organization. Together we explore: - How a DASSM starts by looking inwardly and intelligently lead themselves. - What tools a DASSM uses to lead teams to high performance. - How a DASSM creates organizational alliances enabling the development team to deliver value to customers early and often. - How a DASSM successfully leads the team inside the organization navigating common requests for planning, reporting, and metrics.


If You Don't Want To Be Replaced By a Robot, Don't Act Like One

by Trajano Leme Filho
January 12, 2021 | 57:46 | Views: 3,091 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.20 / 5

Do you know how the future Project Management will looks like? Are you afraid of the transformations? So, this webinar is for you! We will discuss the future of work in our role. The transformations brought about by AI and Robotization can be seen in different ways, depending on the lens with which professionals see the challenges and changes underway. Let's talk about these two big trends of the moment and how they can be considered allies in generating efficiency and not just as an additional source of anxiety and how they reflect on the impact in the future of work.


The Agile Enterprise: Scaling Agile - Up or Down?

by Stelian Roman
January 08, 2021 | 61:01 | Views: 1,727 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

Scaling Agile has been a hot topic in the last 3 to 5 years. Organizations that have successful software deliveries are trying to spread the success of the Scrum Team(s) beyond technology departments. On the other hand, laggards, teams and organizations that didn't embrace Agile when it became clear that it is the future, are cutting corners and launching mammoth programs to "do" Agile. Scrum, the core of the most recent "scaled" frameworks, was designed for teams of less than 10 people developing software products. Even at that size, it is "difficult to master", according to its authors. This webinar takes a look at Agile scaling from both perspectives: agile software development created for small homogenous teams AND agile manufacturing conceived in the last century for large companies as a replacement to Lean. The webinar is based on the author's 30+ years’ of experience as a practitioner. From manufacturing to software development and then to projects, this webinar is an analysis of the famous mindset change and the challenges and lessons learned while doing it and helping others to do it.


Estimation and Planning in an Agile World

by Aditi Bhalla
January 07, 2021 | 58:44 | Views: 2,118 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.16 / 5

Have you been wondering about what Agile Estimating and Planning looks like? How it is different from traditional methods and why you would even consider using agile estimation methods? If you're looking for a closer look at how we estimate, what story points are, how to use velocity for planning, dealing with fixed date and fixed scope projects, maintaining product backlog using scrum boards for daily standups then this webinar is for you!


The Agile Enterprise: Time capsule - A Review of Last Century Agile Concepts

by Stelian Roman
December 18, 2020 | 59:43 | Views: 7,409 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

For some, Agile started in 2002 as a revolution against "waterfall" with both (Agile and "waterfall") wrongly considered Project Management methodologies. While the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (aka THE "Agile Manifesto") was an important step in agile adoption, the reality is that most concepts considered "Agile" were in use for decades. Incremental and iterative software development had more than 3 decades of documented use, and the dreaded "waterfall" was more Agile than many modern frameworks. This webinar is a retrospective of Agile and Lean practices that were rediscovered when teams wanted to scale Agile towards the Enterprise level with the aim of learning from mistakes already made by others.



Project HEADWAY: Reconnecting with Project Management

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

We start our project management journey as a search for tools to get organized and structured, to get things done, to organize and structure our work. It is a focus outward, looking for answers and solutions to questions and problems. At some point, we transition to a consuming of project management as defined and practiced. We learn structure and order, sequence and steps. There are boundaries, and within those boundaries there are espoused and recommended (dare we call them “best”?) practices. Eventually, we hit a point where we need to reconcile these perspectives. We recognize that the universal definition doesn’t suit all situations. We also come to appreciate the value of our own viewpoint and perspectives. We need to reconnect with where we started, and understand how all the pieces fit together for us.


Project HEADWAY: What I Have Learned About Volunteer Leadership

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

It is one thing to manage or lead in a professional setting. It is an entirely different thing to lead in a volunteer setting. Volunteers are there of their own free will, and choose whether (and how much) to participate in any given project. Their choice to be involved is wanting to contribute, to be a part of something and to make a difference. They will only be present to the extent that they believe that is true. The experience is also a social one; it is where people look to connect, to find community and to find like minds. That means that leading in a volunteer situation requires a deft touch. We can't require, expect or demand. And while we often don't have much control at work, no where is that reality more clearly demonstrated than in a voluntary setting. This presentation explores successful strategies for leading volunteers.


Project HEADWAY: What I Have Learned About Volunteer Leadership

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

It is one thing to manage or lead in a professional setting. It is an entirely different thing to lead in a volunteer setting. Volunteers are there of their own free will, and choose whether (and how much) to participate in any given project. Their choice to be involved is wanting to contribute, to be a part of something and to make a difference. They will only be present to the extent that they believe that is true. The experience is also a social one; it is where people look to connect, to find community and to find like minds. That means that leading in a volunteer situation requires a deft touch. We can't require, expect or demand. And while we often don't have much control at work, no where is that reality more clearly demonstrated than in a voluntary setting. This presentation explores successful strategies for leading volunteers.


Project Issue Analysis & Improvement

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by Ethan Wei

The process of issue analysis and improvement can be performed on the job and with our daily personal activities alike. While most professionals would focus on presenting various options for solutions when encountering a problem on the job, you should emphasize full-scale analysis of the issue at hand. This presentation uses a common problem we all face to help illustrate valuable project management practices.


Project HEADWAY: Practical Change

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

The reality is that change is hard, and good change management is harder. We often describe change management as a process, when in reality is guiding and supporting difficult transitions through painful, messy and awkward emotions. This presentation explores what change management really requires, and how to think about preparing for it effectively.


Project HEADWAY: Practical Leadership

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

This presentation explores what it really means to be a leader. More importantly, it provides practical guidance on how to become one . Participants will gain appreciation for the key dimensions of leadership, how to exercise them and how to recognize the opportunities when doing so might be appropriate.


The Project Canvas

PREMIUM presentation
by Antonio Nieto

The Project Canvas framework, which covers the basic principles and fundamentals of projects that everyone should know, is practical and easy to implement. It is a proven tool that will assist you in leading projects more successfully and in making your dreams a reality.


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