Strategy

New Video Series Explores the Pace of Digital Disruption

by PMI

Senior PMI leaders and representatives from PMI’s Global Executive Council recently appeared in an online video series sponsored by World Finance. The videos cover a range of topic areas, including a discussion on how digital transformation is changing the nature of project management.

Communication

A Lesson in Effective Communication

by Suzie Dang

The effort to communicate effectively is worth the output, especially in workplaces. Know that we all have different ways of receiving information—and it changes with each individual.

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Knowledge Shelf

How Much Management Reserve Do You Need?

by Mac Sauls

Effective decision-making requires forecasting the outcome of each option based on the probability of alternative scenarios. As a project manager, you must become the financial advisor on your project. Management reserve should be added to your baseline costs, then used to manage the uncertainty of risks and to mitigate variability.

Strategy

The Business Side of Social Media

by Michael Wood

To unleash the power that social media can bring to a business requires a well-thought-out strategy that combines social media, smart data analytics and specific goals and objects geared at building a sustainable and self-renewing connection with customers.

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Applying Gemba Kaizen and CI Principles in Non-Kaizen Enterprises

by Kevin Richardson
January 30, 2019 | 62:49 | Views: 1,691 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.34 / 5

This webinar is for project managers who are seeking new tools and approaches. While this presentation is not in any way meant to be a thorough discussion or analysis of Gemba Kaizen, it touches on how to apply specific Kaizen techniques and processes towards ANY project, and more importantly how to have a Kaizen mindset to improve policies, processes, and morale while, or through, the act of reducing waste (Muda).

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A Mad Rush

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Remember the mobile-app explosion that changed the tech landscape around 10 years ago? According to a feature article in February PM Network®, a similar mad rush is now occurring in the emerging w ...




Caring for Giants

by Ashley Bishel

To preserve one of the world’s largest natural sequoia groves, a team balanced the needs of tourists and trees.


5 PM Skills They Didn’t Teach You in College

by Carleton Chinner

After you get certified, there is still a great deal to learn about working as a project manager. Use these simple tips to further your new career.


Manage Yourself: Timeless Principles to Manage the Most Important Project

by Chad Husted

Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People teaches timeless, universal principles to help us be our best. Take a quick tour through the 7 habits with a special emphasis on their relation to project management. Self-reflective questions prompt readers to consider how they might execute projects more effectively.


The First Two Steps in Your Certification Journey

by Bruce Garrod

Have you been thinking about completing a certification like the CAPM® or PMP® forever…but just can’t get it done? This practitioner's hope is that two steps can help get you going.



The Future of Project Management Certifications

by Mike Griffiths

When considering the format of exams, it may be tempting to just keep things as they are. However, beyond ease and popularity, the world of learning is also changing.


Beyond the Triangle: Delivering Value in an Agile World

by Blaize Reich
January 28, 2019 | 60:46 | Views: 2,864 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

In this seminar, Dr. Reich will first discuss two practices which can position a project to deliver value: Design Thinking and Benefits Mapping. Then she will review findings from a large scale study done to compare predictive and agile methodologies. An unexpected and interesting finding is that combining predictive and agile practices into a hybrid approach can produce good outcomes.


Culture Club: Succeeding in a Diverse Workplace

by Emily Luijbregts
January 22, 2019 | 60:34 | Views: 1,967 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.66 / 5

Project Management is becoming a very competitive industry, and we are finding that a way to ensure that you and your projects are a success is knowing about how to work successfully with other cultures. Do you want to learn some hints and tricks for working with other cultures? During this webinar, we'll discuss 3 different cultures (India, USA, Middle East) and how to successfully navigate a positive working relationship with them as well as some more generic tips for how to succeed with any culture!


How to Facilitate Productive Planning Meetings

by Jim Stewart, PMP
January 17, 2019 | 60:51 | Views: 3,221 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.61 / 5

Planning is vital to your project execution and success. Projects are often multifunctional, requiring input from various stakeholders. This webinar will discuss how to effectively facilitate productive face-to-face kickoff sessions (both in person and virtual) and ongoing planning meetings.


Project HEADWAY: What I Wish I Learned At Project Management School

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
January 17, 2019 | 63:32 | Views: 1,634 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores an alternative project management curriculum. Join him to find out what he wished he had learned at project management school—and what we can all benefit from learning as well.


Flip the Switch - Shifting to Innovation Centered Project Management

by Kimberly Johnson, Mick Kuehn, Dennis Stauffer
January 15, 2019 | 55:33 | Views: 5,615 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Project managers face two competing imperatives, 1) to be as fast and efficient as possible, and 2) to improve what you do and how you do it. The first one is about being on budget, on time and on target. The second one is about doing that better than you did it last time, perhaps radically better. In other words innovating the products you develop and the processes you use to do that. In this webinar you will learn a simple intuitive framework—a mindset—for thinking about your work, that enables that innovation. A switch that will make you and your team more adaptive, resilient and resourceful, as you enhance rather than compromise your efficiency.


Project Governance: From Data to Recommendations to Action or Inaction

by Hang Vo, Terry Williams, Richard Kirkham
January 15, 2019 | 61:44 | Views: 6,735 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.28 / 5

Assurance reviews are essential to the overall good governance of major public projects and programs; in this webinar, we explore some of the challenges around framing and implementing assurance review recommendations during the life-cycle. PMI have funded a research study led by The University of Hull, which seeks to uncover how the treatment of assurance review data influences recommendations and the subsequent actions (or inactions) that arise, using a definitive set of data. During the webinar, we will discuss some of the implications arising from the findings of this study, explore suggestions for improving current assurance processes in practice and identify recommendations for future research.


Benefits Realization Management – A Model for Projects and Programs

by Kenn Dolan
January 11, 2019 | 60:10 | Views: 3,700 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

One of the most difficult, yet important, questions regarding projects is "What advantages will this project create for the investors and key stakeholders?" Projects and programs should be treated as investments. This means that the focus of projects shifts from delivering within the triple constraints (time–cost–quality) towards some of the more fundamental questions: What is the purpose of this investment? What are the specific advantages expected? Are these benefits worth the investment?


Backlog / Story Grooming

by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George
January 09, 2019 | 61:12 | Views: 4,301 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.41 / 5

Have you or your Agile teams had trouble refining requirements on an Agile project? Are your teams struggling with user stories and tasks that are too large for them to handle well? If so, you and your teams need more guidance to implement backlog / user story grooming. Backlog grooming is a step-by-step process of taking high-level (“coarse-grained”) requirements and refining them to lower-level user stories and tasks (“fine-level”) that are ready to put into a sprint. In RefineM’s Backlog/Story Grooming presentation, attendees will learn how to work the process to achieve fine-grained requirements that are ready just in time. The key to success is leveraging tools and techniques as well as the expertise of your team to refine requirements iteratively.



Bug Forecasting Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Steve Poessnecker

Project bugs and the forecasting of progress can be complex. An Excel spreadsheet can be employed to gauge the progress of the testing and resolution teams. Using this simplistic method in conjunction with test-estimation techniques can help the project manager determine the completion date for testing efforts. Use this template in conjunction with the article Software-Simplistic Prediction Model for Bug Forecasting.


Sample Decision Matrix

PREMIUM deliverable
by Charles Borrelli

Project teams are often faced with the need to quickly make decisions and are often called upon to defend and explain their decision-making process. A simple weighted matrix of choices can be a team-building activity and provide traceability for critical business decisions. This sample Matrix should be used in conjunction with the article Using a Decision Matrix for Group Problem Solving.


Data Model for Project Management Application

PREMIUM deliverable
by Charles Borrelli

This data model represents a simple approach to creating a project management database. It was designed in a very popular open source database, but it can be incorporated into any database.


Project Template Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Rob Hassen

This Excel workbook contains a wealth of templates to help you during your project. It includes a project checklist, charter, budget sheet, risk log, scope change log, project team register, communication reference chart, lessons learned register and more.


Project HEADWAY: What I Wish I Learned At Project Management School

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

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores an alternative project management curriculum. Join him to find out what he wished he had learned at project management school—and what we can all benefit from learning as well.


Profit-Loss Template

deliverable
by Khaled Istanbouli

This Excel sheet helps you track monetary trends for various project items and plots a graph summary based on your entries. Adapt the items and expenses to suit your project.


Daily Construction Record and Weekly Dashboard

deliverable
by Hesham Arafa

This template is an Excel sheet with a pivot table utility report that retrieves data from data tables. By keeping a record of construction project data and information on data tables—and by using pivot tables—we can get back many forms and dashboards, such as a daily and weekly construction report. This zip file contains a sample record and a blank record.


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