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The Most Important Thing a Leader Can Do? Nothing

by Andy Jordan

There is still a tendency to equate success with "hard work," and "hard work" with long hours. But one of the most important things we have to learn to become effective leaders is when the time has come to do nothing.

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Using Reflection to Improve Your Leadership Skills

by Bruce Harpham

Need some powerful techniques to improve your leadership skills? You don't need a promotion to put these skills to use. Instead, you can start to practice these skills in your next project meeting.

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Ask Yourself 'Leading' Questions

by Joe Wynne

Leadership is about staying ahead of those who you seek to lead. But how do you stay ahead? By asking yourself the right questions. This list of timely questions will get you started...

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Project HEADWAY: Practical Leadership

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
October 15, 2020 | 61:55 | Views: 1,852 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.68 / 5

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.

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Ask Yourself 'Leading' Questions

by Joe Wynne

Leadership is about staying ahead of those who you seek to lead. But how do you stay ahead? By asking yourself the right questions. This list of timely questions will get you started...


Lead Yourself First

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

One of the possible reasons for so many ruminations on leadership is that we have arrived at the same place with leadership as we have with so many other topics: good leadership depends.


The Most Important Thing a Leader Can Do? Nothing

by Andy Jordan

There is still a tendency to equate success with "hard work," and "hard work" with long hours. But one of the most important things we have to learn to become effective leaders is when the time has come to do nothing.


Using Reflection to Improve Your Leadership Skills

by Bruce Harpham

Need some powerful techniques to improve your leadership skills? You don't need a promotion to put these skills to use. Instead, you can start to practice these skills in your next project meeting.


The Importance of Data Science in Project Management

by Jorge Mario Guzmán Olaya

The project management field greatly benefits from data-driven decision-making frameworks—which in turn ask the project manager to be flexible and proactive, to react and take advantage of what data products bring to PM practices.


Open Up Your Innovation Toolbox

by Elvin Turner and Tony-Ryce Kelly

As the lines between project management and product development blur, project leaders and teams need a blend of approaches that support both efficient delivery and discovery-led work. Here are some strategic principals that can help expand your innovation toolbox.


Overcome Organizational Diversity Fatigue

by Michael Bach

Diversity and inclusion efforts can be exhausting—not just for individual leaders but even the majority of the organization—due to lack of progress, competing priorities and other realities. Here are a few simple, effective strategies to combat fatigue at the organizational level.


Strategizing in Uncertain Times

by Andy Jordan

As organizations continue to deal with the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, how can they balance the need to pursue strategic growth with the requirement to maintain flexibility? Here is guidance on creating a clear vision, planning smaller projects, and reprioritizing continuously.


Keeping yourself, your family and your community safe online

by Beatriz Peinado, Patrick Craven
October 28, 2020 | 60:52 | Views: 1,261 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

In this presentation, you will gain practical tips and advice on how to secure your online activity and ensure you are protecting yourself and your family. In addition, learn how to become an advocate for cyber safety, including when volunteering with youth-serving nonprofits in your community and those that partner with the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF).


Your Program and Project Management Career in the Next Decade

by Dr. William Brantley
October 27, 2020 | 54:15 | Views: 736 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

Who can predict what program and project management will be like 10 years from now? What effects will artificial intelligence, the gig economy, and digital transformation have on programs and projects? “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future'” said Yogi Berra. What I can do to help you is give your tools to prepare you for future program and project management job market.



Boosting Organisational Value through Smarter Portfolio Management

by Iain Fraser, Kimberly Johnson, Brian Cohn
October 21, 2020 | 57:58 | Views: 385 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.36 / 5

A topsy-turvy world requires thinking that challenges the status quo and seeks smarter ways of deploying the well-known portfolio management mantra of ‘doing the right things’. The world’s economies will struggle to recover from the global COVID pandemic, meaning organisations of all sizes will need to focus on well considered and planned activity and the selection of initiatives that provide the most business value towards business objectives and ultimately strategic goals. However, post pandemic factors will be at play that will limit achievement of success. This presentation offers perspectives and challenges together with some suggested solutions that should be considered and acted upon to maximise portfolio success. These will fire your imagination.


Project Risk Management/Subcontract Management

by John Ayers
October 21, 2020 | 64:30 | Views: 383 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.29 / 5

The four knowledge cornerstones of project risk management are: • Project Management (how to run a project) • Earned Value Management (how to measure project performance) • Risk Management (how to identify and mitigate risks) • Subcontract Management (how to manage subcontractors) This Webinar addresses how to manage subcontracts. Many companies today subcontract out a majority of their work. As a result, the subcontract becomes a risk to the project. This Webinar focuses on how to select a subcontractor and how to monitor a subcontractor to minimize this risk. The Webinar will cover the subcontractor selection process, subcontractor planning considerations, and types of subcontractor changes. Subcontractor risk stories are presented as an example of how to avoid pitfalls.


Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition Part 5: A System for Value Delivery

by Cyndi Snyder Dionisio, Marvin Nelson, Giampaolo Marucci
October 19, 2020 | 61:04 | Views: 37 | PDUs: | Rating: 2.83 / 5

Our “Getting Under the Hood” series continues with a webinar that explores how projects operate within a larger system for value delivery. Value often has different meanings dependent on the mission and vision of a given organization. The unique characteristics of projects determine the best approach for carrying out the work of the project. The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition recognizes the presence of these interdependent and interrelated systems and provides project teams with the needed flexibility to conduct the work of the project in a way that enables the desired outcomes from the project.


PMI’s SeminarsWorld® Virtual: A Unique Learning Experience for Today’s Professional

by Thomas Luke Jarocki, Jack Duggal, Carlene Szostak
October 16, 2020 | 59:53 | Views: 368 | PDUs: | Rating: 3.95 / 5

Join us for this webinar to learn more about PMI’s SeminarsWorld® Virtual, a unique learning experience for today’s professionals. SeminarsWorld attendees engage in a highly interactive classroom environment and join other project management professionals to share best practices, while learning from subject matter experts and earning some valuable PDUs! Learn more from three of our engaging instructors, Carlene Szostak, Jack Duggal and Thomas Jarocki as they share previews of their upcoming courses, “Stepping Up to Disrupt Yourself,” “Next Generation Project Management, PMO and Leadership for Today’s Turbulent Times“ and “Orchestrating Total Project Success - A Comprehensive Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Organizational Change” offered at November SeminarsWorld® Virtual. Whether you’re a certified project management pro, a job seeker looking to change careers, a skill builder looking to enhance your project skills, or a soon-to-be member of our community, SeminarsWorld meets your professional development needs! You don’t want to miss this webinar! Learn more at https://www.pmi.org/events/seminarsworld Please note this webinar is non-PDU bearing!


The Agile Enterprise: Spotlight on Agile Implementation Failures

by Stelian Roman
October 16, 2020 | 61:31 | Views: 2,156 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

Agile is often advertised as the silver bullet in the training class that will deliver "twice the scope in half the time." In principle, the topic of this webinar, agile implementation failures, may be unexpected from someone who used Agile practices long before they were called Agile and who was a champion of adoption of XP and Scrum in the early 2000s when Agile adoption was considered "crazy." One of the fundamental principles of Agile is to fail fast, learn, and recover. But accepting failure is not always as easy as it seems. When a manager “motivates” his team with "failure is not an option" or expects the Project Manager or the Scrum Master to be a "pusher" rather than a servant leader, learning from small mistakes becomes an important process. This webinar presents several situations when Agile failed, analyzing the root cause and what could have been done differently to avoid failure.


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.


Requirements Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This Excel document allows you to manage requirements related to your project by logging description, priority and type.


Resource Calendar Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

As soon as your team actually starts working (execution phase), it is wise to create and maintain a resource calendar. This document allows you to manage resource availability within your project.


Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This Excel template allows you to create and manage a work breakdown structure using a register for work packages.


Project HEADWAY: Storytelling for Project Managers

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

An essential part of good communication is story. And good story has structure, rules and guidelines. Understanding how story works, and how to tell good stories, is a critical tool in communicating well. In this presentation, you will learn how to understand and apply story telling principles to your communication efforts.


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