Strategy

Building a Solid Business Case

by John Galyon

A solid business case is one of the fundamental building blocks of project management. The goals and objectives of any given project, at a high level, are simple—we must be good stewards of our limited resources to ensure long-term competitive edge for the business. This article provides a seven-step process to help.

Innovation

Innovations Needed for Sustainability

by Kevin Coleman

Do you and or your organization aggressively innovative products, methods and activities to increase your competitive advantage today—and into the future before your competitors? If not, that could be very dangerous given the projected period of innovation that is likely to occur in the next several years.

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Operations as a Final Destination to Successful Project Delivery

by Dr. Nidhi Gupta, BDS, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMP

Operations play a critical role in the successful maintenance and sustainability of products or services once they are released into production. Employing a disciplined approach to operations management can lead to increased effectiveness, cutting costs and a competitive advantage.

Leadership

Tips for Leading Without Power

by Ishankumar Vyas

It can be difficult in a functional organization for project managers who have very little to no power. In this article, the author provides some tips and tricks learned over the years to face this challenge.

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A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework (Part 1): The Executive Sponsor

by Uri Galimidi 
July 09, 2019 | 61:06 | Views: 854 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.26 / 5

This is in the first 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 the Executive Sponsor and will include: • A description of the key risk factors within the project management area • Guidelines for assessing when to raise the “Red Flag” for each risk factor • Guidelines on what to do with the Red Flag once you have it raised • Real-life case stories illustrating the risk factor and its impact on your project.

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Boyd's Law in Project Management

by Charles Borrelli

Colonel John Boyd discovered that the primary determinant to winning aerial dogfights was observing, orienting, planning and acting faster. How does this apply to project management?


Prioritizing Projects and Requirements for Organizational Success

by Dr. Nidhi Gupta, BDS, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMP

The need for prioritization appears when multiple projects are planned in an organization and there is a shortage of resources. In order to deliver business goals and objectives, the focus should be on projects that provide strategic value. Learn about the factors and methods involved to better prioritize your projects.


5 Practical Tips for Working From Home

by Stephanie Jaeger

Many people who get the opportunity to work from home suddenly find themselves faced with a host of new issues. Finding the right discipline and work/life balance is a fine art and needs some practice. Here are five tips that can help you be productive.


Early and Broad: The Key to Strategic Implementation Success

by Andy Jordan

Projects aren’t delivered in isolation; they combine to collectively contribute to business goals and they impact on one another during execution. Project managers must be involved earlier in the process when it comes to implementing strategy—and they must also be involved more broadly.


Implementing Strategy: What Projects Should Be All About

by Michael Wood

Too many organizations don’t connect the dots between strategy and the need for the organization to pursue an informed, aligned and enlightened approach to the implementing of those strategies.


Leadership Communications: Keep It Simple

by Akshat Srivastava

There are times when managers, in the pressure to complete the scope of a project, forget the basics of effective communication—and that can lead to disastrous results. Here's some help on keeping it simple.


Our Digital PM Future

by Mike Griffiths

Chatbots, AI assistants and virtual team members should converge to provide useful information retrieval and distribution vehicles—meaning our digital future will be more relevant and focused to our needs.


Taking Charge of Our Digital Identities

by Mike Donoghue

The exponential growth of the digital world may promote greater opportunities overall, but there is the possibility that if we are identified and marginalized as groups and individuals, we run the risk of being segregated and dismissed because of our digital profile.


The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Successful Project Delivery

by Gaurav Wadekar
July 09, 2019 | 61:06 | Views: 1,077 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.93 / 5

It’s a question that is frequently debated: Are hard skills more important than soft skills? With experience, I can vouch that soft skills definitely have an edge when it comes to delivering successful projects. Having said that, having just soft skills is not going to help. You must also have a basic understanding of how projects are delivered.


The Recipe for Successful Project Delivery

by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George
July 03, 2019 | 60:34 | Views: 1,727 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.26 / 5

What is the recipe to deliver projects successfully? It takes the right ingredients and proper amount of time to deliver a successful project. If you skip the crucial ingredients of a recipe it doesn’t turn out perfect. If you use more than required ingredients then also it doesn’t turn out perfect. So, where is the sweet spot? In this webinar, learn how to utilize eight key project management processes to increase successful project delivery.


Improving a Project Manager's Well-Being

by Sean Whitaker
July 01, 2019 | 53:08 | Views: 3,521 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.62 / 5

The profession of project management can be stressful and to perform at their very best (and increase the chances of project success) a project manager must ensure that they are looking after their own wellbeing. This presentation will give attendees practical skills and exercises they can use to increase their levels of wellbeing and authentic happiness.


Nunca Hay Tiempo Para Hacerlo Bien, Pero Si Hay Tiempo Para Hacerlo 2 Veces

by Norma Araceli Rodríguez Cabral
June 27, 2019 | 60:27 | Views: 512 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.42 / 5

Aprenderá la importancia de definir claramente los requisitos de su necesidad en los proyectos, así como el impacto de no hacerlo, para obtener los productos, servicios o resultados que necesita. Los resultados son "Documentación de requisitos" y "Matriz de trazabilidad de requisitos"


Agile Project Management: Nuances & Skills

by Gaurav Dhooper
June 26, 2019 | 61:57 | Views: 3,291 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.21 / 5

Agile Project Management requires some additional skills to be possessed by an Agile Project Manager. It does not only involve managerial skills but also requires more team-oriented and leadership skills. Agile Development is a value-driven model with focus on outcomes unlike traditional approaches which are plan-driven in nature and based on output.


Shadow IT - Creating Synergy Between Business and IT Strategy

by Anton Oosthuizen
June 25, 2019 | 60:38 | Views: 2,563 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.17 / 5

With the proliferation of cloud-based self-service platforms, it is becoming increasingly commonplace for business to break free from the shackles that bound them to Information Technology (IT) strategy forever. While strategy is never a bad thing, it can be the slow-moving tanker that takes forever to change course, and in the age of agility, most companies have not aligned their strategy with agile principles, even less so IT. Shadow IT, as it is known, has many advantage. But it also creates many challenges.


Your Leadership Voice

by Donna Brighton
June 24, 2019 | 58:25 | Views: 3,281 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

Despite decades of research and millions of leadership articles and books, there is no widely accepted definition of leadership. That is because you are unique and so is your approach to leadership. How do you know your unique leadership contribution? What is your definition? How are you making a difference through your leadership? Increase your effectiveness and influence by improving the clarity and strength of your leadership voice. This session is for mold-breaking, high-impact leaders to identify their unique skills and leadership perspective so they can lead in unexpected ways and achieve unprecedented results.


Project HEADWAY: Where Will PM Software Go?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 20, 2019 | 63:44 | Views: 2,375 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.53 / 5

This webinar explores where we've been, what's in play right now and what we should expect—and hope for—from our project management software in the future.


Project Charter (English & Arabic)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Rand Kaassamani

The project charter is typically a short document that outlines the project objectives, identifies the main stakeholders and gives authority to the project manager. This PDF charter is for use in both English and Arabic.


PM Podcast Episode 431: The CCR Handbook (PDU Spotlight)

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by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

Today, we are shining a spotlight on Professional Development Units (PDUs). More precisely, I’m going to give you a relatively short overview of the CCR Handbook, which defines all the policies around PDUs. And if you are a project manager who holds a certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® then you know about PDUs, because you need them for your certification renewal every three years.


OPM3® Self-Assessment Questionnaire

PREMIUM deliverable
by Marcos Guoglielmi

Get help assessing your organizational maturity with this set of 500 questions that correspond with PMI's Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®).


OPM3® Self-Assessment Questionnaire (Spanish)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Marcos Guoglielmi

Obtenga ayuda para evaluar su madurez organizativa con este conjunto de 500 preguntas que se corresponden con el Modelo de Madurez de Gestión de Proyectos Organizativos (OPM3®) de PMI.


Technology Project Status Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Payam Montazami

This clean and simple Microsoft Word template can be used for reporting the status of various technology type projects. It allows you to report high level information as well as a breakdown of the details when required. (Note: The fields can easily be renamed to fit other types of projects.)



Transition Plan Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Jonathan Winchenbach

This transition plan provides the resources supporting production the required information they will need to support the solution when deployed into the production environment. This documentation will provide the operational support resources the detail to facilitate the following: monitor and support in production and minimize outages and their negative affect on the business; obtain role-specific education; triage, troubleshoot and resolve an incident.



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