Project Management

Stakeholder Management

Stakeholders and the New PM

by Andy Jordan

Stakeholders are not all created equal, but that’s often how project management is taught. If you are a stakeholder supporting a new project manager, there are a number of things you can do to make life easier.

Career Development

Citizen Developer

What Are the Benefits of Citizen Development?

by PMI

Citizen development has the potential to unleash productivity gains across an organization by giving the employees the tools and skills to take an idea and develop it themselves. It also brings a number of organizational, IT and employee benefits.

Remote Work

5 Ways Product Teams Can Adapt To Remote Work

by Malte Scholz

In a world where social distancing has become the new normal, product teams are learning how to stay efficient despite an almost instantaneous shift to remote working. But what impact has this shift to remote working had on product teams? And what tactics should we be adopting?

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Project HEADWAY: What I Have Learned About Volunteer Leadership

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
December 17, 2020 | 62:06 | Views: 3,826 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.68 / 5

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.

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4 Steps To Ensure Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

by Michael Huber

How do we increase our chances of success in following through on our New Year’s resolutions and not end up fading out and accepting failure by February as so many others do? These four tips will help you stay on track.


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!


Lessons Learned From 2020 To Boost Your Resilience

by Bruce Harpham

2020 was challenging for most of us in various ways, from dealing with health and economic worries along with missed social connections with friends and family. ​Use these six tips to boost your resilience in 2021 and beyond.


Practicing Resilience by Example

by Andy Jordan

Project managers are expected to set an example for their teams, and 2021 will test that to the limit. Resilience is about showing your team a positive but realistic attitude. Use these tips to help.


To Become Gymnastic, You Need to Understand Agile

by Ron Immink

In his “Conversations about Citizen Development” series, Ron Immink explores transformation through citizen development as he continues his conversation with Alwin Magimay.


Just How Big is the Low-Code Market?

by PMI

When you look at some of the numbers being forecast around the low-code space, they’re mind-boggling. Citizen development is arriving.


Q&A with Google’s Praveen Seshadri

by PMI

Sunil Prashara, President and CEO of the Project Management Institute, and Praveen Seshadri, Distinguished Software Engineer at Google, discuss Praveen’s experience in creating AppSheet, a no-code platform acquired by Google in 2020.


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

by Stelian Roman
December 18, 2020 | 59:43 | Views: 6,153 | 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: What I Have Learned About Volunteer Leadership

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
December 17, 2020 | 62:06 | Views: 3,826 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.68 / 5

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.



Philosophy of Agile

by Christopher Axthelm
December 16, 2020 | 65:07 | Views: 4,872 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.40 / 5

This webinar takes a step back and looks at Agile as a team, company, and personal philosophy. The Agile Manifesto and Principles will be explored and analyzed for the intent behind them. We will look at Agile in terms of its adaptability, flexibility, and structure for concepts of risk mitigation, communication, and cost savings. We will discuss the broad ideas of, and distinct differences between, collaboration, negotiations, and interactions. Finally, the webinar will dive a little into project methodologies to see how they bring the philosophy of Agile into practice.


The Effect of IT Project Managers’ Mental Construal on IT Project Risk Management Activities

by Angel Hernandez
December 14, 2020 | 59:46 | Views: 4,594 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Prior research suggests that information technology (IT) project managers (PMs) often fail to take adequate steps to manage project risks and that this may contribute to the high failure rate associated with IT projects. In this presentation, I will discuss PMI-funded research that explores how IT PMs’ mental construal affects four key IT project risk management activities: (1) risk identification, (2) risk impact assessment, (3) risk response planning, and (4) risk response enactment. This research contributes to our understanding of IT project risk management and suggests ways for improving IT project risk management practices


Project Success Redefined: Benefit

by Mustafa Hafizoglu
December 10, 2020 | 60:12 | Views: 3,890 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.20 / 5

This webinar presents different perspectives to project success and introduces Benefit Realization Management as one of the emerging concepts in project and program management.


Creating Connections & Uplifting Emotions During Turbulent Times

by Rabia Saleem, Fahad Ahmed
December 08, 2020 | 60:12 | Views: 6,898 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

Working on social good projects has always propelled individuals and organizations with the satisfaction of giving back but also created the much necessary positive impact for the society, resulting in community development and growth. The year 2020 has been the darkest in the history, among many adversities that hit mankind, COVID-19 has been the deadliest. The need for creating connections (and retaining the existing ones) has never been that immense before not only to learn how to survive but to transform, to adapt and more importantly keeping a tighter grip on our sanity by helping each other and providing that feeling of togetherness in the wilderness.


Customer Feedback - Nuggets of Gold

by Peter Monkhouse, Joanna Tivig
December 08, 2020 | 61:30 | Views: 3,461 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

This webinar will start with defining the 3Rs of listening: relate, reflect and reshape as a technique for you to gather valuable customer insights. We will use this feedback to introduce the value proposition canvas as a tool to analyze your customers’ pains and gains. Once you understand the customer problem, it is time to identify the product features that will address the problem. In the end, you will be able to build the link between your customer, your product and your project, to better position your organization for a successful delivery.


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.


Project HEADWAY: Adapting Adaptive Approaches

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

This presentation takes a deep dive into thinking about how to adapt approaches to our projects. In particular, it considers where and when we might need to adapt approaches that are already billed as being "adaptive."


Project Schedule Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This Excel document allows you to create and manage a project schedule, and includes a resource distribution graph based on your inputs. Use in conjunction with the Work Breakdown Structure.


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