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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.

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Waterfall or Agile? A Project Hybridization Journey

by Pascal Arnold Varniol
July 22, 2020 | 61:25 | Views: 2,634 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.86 / 5

Attendees will learn about Waterfall, Agile and their Hybridization, both in Theory and in practice with some examples. The intent is that people start to apply Hybridization Best practices at the end of the Webinar.

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30 Years of PMIEF (Webinar)

by PMIEF

Listen in to this webinar to learn: the history of the PMI Educational Foundation; how it makes an impact on the lives of youth around the world; and what the next 30 years have in-store!




Join Us for the PMIEF 30th Anniversary Celebration!

by PMIEF

Welcome to the PMIEF 30th Anniversary Celebration! All day long, we are celebrating how you can give back to your community through social good efforts! Attend two live webinars, read and comment on articles, and earn a badge!


PM4L, PMI Melbourne Chapter and PMIEF: Shifting to Virtual Delivery During COVID-19

by PMIEF

One of the co-founders of PM4L—an initiative aiming to provide early education and awareness to students about project management not only as a career choice, but also to provide learning experiences and outcomes that can be applied in daily life—shares how PM skills are necessary at nearly every age.


PMIEF by the Numbers

by PMIEF

Learn more about how far PMIEF has come—and the impact of the foundation on youth around the world. Looking to learn even more? Register for the 30 Years of PMIEF Webinar to hear about what the future has in store!


PMIEF Donor Spotlight: Teresa Burgess, PMP®

by PMIEF

Read how this former board member of the PMI Oklahoma City Chapter believes project managers have a rare opportunity to provide children with their first exposure to project management—and how you can help.


PMIEF’s Partnerships Help Youth Build Life Skills

by PMIEF

Since the PMI Educational Foundation narrowed its strategic focus in 2019, it has dedicated its efforts to focusing on partnerships with youth-serving nonprofits that share the same sentiment. PMI and PMIEF are proud to announce the first four partners.



The 7 Main Traits of an Inspirational Leader

by Daniela Constanta Chiricioaia
July 28, 2020 | 62:01 | Views: 511 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.71 / 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: 613 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 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: 96 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 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: 186 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.86 / 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: 292 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.75 / 5

This session touches on these exact areas by engaging experienced project managers and turning them into centres of excellence that add value wherever they go in the organization – based on actual needs, as opposed to attempting to augment the reality, so it fits into an off-the-shelf methodology. The session does not go “back to basics”, but it provides an overview of key concepts, ideas, skills, and techniques for project managers and those who work with them – to move to the next level, and truly increase their effectiveness and efficiencies toward value creation. We will not address hard skills, but rather those “in between”: interactions, handling situations, “owning” the process around communication, working with other silos and subsequently breaking these silos and adding value.


My Experience Leading an Enterprise Windows 10 Migration Project

by Andrew Gordon
July 22, 2020 | 61:06 | Views: 2,414 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

The purpose of this presentation is to summarize and share the strategies, planning, and execution lessons learned from a large scaled Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration project at a large Health Care provider organization. The author will share the challenges presented, and the tactics and techniques developed and implemented by his team to complete the project on schedule and on budget. This is not an instruction guide on how to plan and execute a Windows 10 migration project. This presentation simply shares their lessons learned and best practices with the hope that the audience can harvest one or more point to apply in any future desktop operating system migration project.


Waterfall or Agile? A Project Hybridization Journey

by Pascal Arnold Varniol
July 22, 2020 | 61:25 | Views: 2,634 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.86 / 5

Attendees will learn about Waterfall, Agile and their Hybridization, both in Theory and in practice with some examples. The intent is that people start to apply Hybridization Best practices at the end of the Webinar.


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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