Project Management

Scheduling

Have You Made This Scheduling Mistake?

by Andy Jordan

Does a project delay of a few days really matter? Yes! Schedule delays are often treated as no big deal, but that’s a dangerous approach. We need to view the schedule as a guideline, not as a weapon.

Innovation

Foster Innovation In Your Team

by Bart Gerardi

Project leaders have a key role to play in innovation. It starts with giving teams the flexibility to be creative and develop unexpected results. Facilitating customer interaction helps teams explore what is actually needed and get in the mindset to deliver it. And stakeholders must be prepared for change and ambiguity, instead of predictability.

Citizen Development

Tips for Getting Started with a No-Code Platform

by PMI

If you have been thinking of getting started with no-code tools but you’re just not sure where to start, then this first video in our three-part series is for you. Max Mirho shares his tips for getting started with no-code.

Agile

The Reluctant Agile Client

by Andy Jordan

When customers are reluctant to embrace a project team’s agile approach, should the organization modify the approach to accommodate them, or should they press on and “prove” it is the best way to deliver what they want?

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The Role of Compelling Events In Our Projects

by Alessandro Corrò

How can we meet the need for fast-paced, yet reasoned, innovation? As we face a changing, adaptive business environment, "compelling events" can help organizations achieve the vision of the product that they want, while also serving as an effective device for agile project teams.




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!


5 Ways to Foster an Empathy-Based Project Culture

by Andy Jordan

There's a sudden renewed focus on empathy in the workplace, but what exactly is it and why does it matter? Even more fundamentally, is it really anything new? Here’s some suggestions for how empathy should guide projects.


How to Successfully Share Resources (Part 2)

by Andy Jordan

Minimizing the number of times that a resource has to switch between projects and activities can help mitigate negative impacts, but it’s only a short-term solution. There also has to be a permanent solution—or the project risks failure.


Dealing with the Organizational Change Management (OCM) Workstream in Your Project

by David Davis, George Armstrong
June 29, 2021 | 58:02 | Views: 3,569 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.60 / 5

Every project has multiple work streams that project manager must ensure are ready to help deliver the promised benefits of the initiative. A managed OCM workstream is the most effective means of ensuring successful adoption of the work. However, there are OCM specific tools and techniques the project manager can use to effectively deliver this workstream. This presentation will explore those technical details and also discuss a communication strategy, so all stakeholders are aware of the workstream and the value it adds to the project.


The Agile Enterprise: Change Management in an Agile World

by Stelian Roman
June 25, 2021 | 58:17 | Views: 4,244 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.42 / 5

For some agile teams, especially software development teams, the term "Change Management" is associated with the ITIL style Change Control, an engineering process created to manage risks associated with production deployment. Despite the optimistic view presented by most agile frameworks, Organization Change Management is hard. The transition to agile is often harder than any other transformation because it requires a mindset change at all levels, supported by a huge shift in the organizational culture. This webinar is a practice-based presentation on the importance of Organization Change Management in Agile Transformations and the critical role that the Project Manager must play.


How to Get a Project Manager Job

by John Ayers
June 23, 2021 | 59:05 | Views: 3,653 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.21 / 5

The PMI membership comprises students, seniors, aspiring Project Managers looking to explore potential development opportunities, Project Managers and certified Project members. This seminar is aimed at members that want to become Project Managers but do not know how to do it. This webinar will address how to become a Project Manager.


Ask Us Anything - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about PMI Membership Offerings to Support Your Career Journey!

by Kate Castiglione, Kevin Lynch, Edward Cooney
June 22, 2021 | 50:01 | Views: 576 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.80 / 5

Your professional needs evolve, and PMI continually evolves our offerings to help you work smarter. No matter what phase of your career you are currently in, your PMI membership has benefits and tools that can help you learn, build skills, and advance in your career journey. Spend an entire hour with three of your very own PMI Product Specialists - Kate Castiglione, Ed Cooney and Kevin Lynch to hear what’s new, what’s hot and what’s next, plus ask those burning questions.


Agility in a Nutshell

by Peter Monkhouse, Joanna Tivig
June 17, 2021 | 60:15 | Views: 3,931 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

This webinar will start with an explanation of what agility is and how it applies in organizations in concepts like business agility, product agility or team agility. Next we will focus on two aspects of agility for projects. The first is where projects need to be able to adapt to the changing business and customer needs, in order deliver products that provide value. The second aspect is how to manage your project to adapt to the environment of changing customer expectations, risks, constraints, people, and technology.


Project HEADWAY: Real World Project Management Challenges

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 17, 2021 | 61:17 | Views: 5,969 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.74 / 5

This webinar is a survey of some of the more common (if we can think of them that way) real-world challenges that project managers encounter, and what we might do with them. Whether you are a new project manager or you already have the scars of real-world experience, you will find content of value and ideas you can use.


A Disciplined Agile Approach to People Management (HR)

by Scott Ambler
June 16, 2021 | 36:03 | Views: 1,685 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

The complexity faced by organizations today requires teams of people working and learning together so that we may address the dynamically evolving demand of our customers. Yet our organizations are struggling to attract, grow, and retain the right people with the right skills at the right time. To address this dynamic situation we must embrace an agile approach to HR. 


Agile Enterprise Architecture-Disciplined Pragmatic Strategies

by Scott Ambler
June 16, 2021 | 49:23 | Views: 2,444 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.60 / 5

Enterprise architecture (EA) can potentially promote a common business vision within your organization, provide guidance to improve both business and IT decision making, and improve IT efficiencies. Unfortunately many EA teams struggle to provide these benefits, often because they are perceived as ivory tower or being too difficult to work with. 


Low-Code/No-Code Platforms With Free Trials

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by PMI

We have put together our first list of low-code/no-code platforms that offer free trials. Download our list to help you get started on your citizen development project.


Statistical PERT® (SPERT™) Estimation Worksheet for Task Duration Forecasting

PREMIUM deliverable
by William Davis

UPDATED for 2021! This spreadsheet has worksheets showing the results of a Monte Carlo simulation on a sample project's work effort hours, and a companion estimate using Statistical PERT. This way, you can see how you can use just the built-in functions of Microsoft Excel to do probabilistic, risk-based estimation. Textbox comments have been added to the worksheets to aid in understanding. Use this in conjunction with the article Risk Management Starts Sooner Than You Think.


Statistical PERT® Beta Edition

deliverable
by William Davis

UPDATED for 2021! 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 2021! 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.



Scrum Ceremony Basics

PREMIUM presentation
by Kirthi Karkera

This presentation covers the basics of four common scrum ceremonies, including purpose; inputs and outputs; recommended participants; and duration/occurrence. Use it to help orientate team members to the process.


Project HEADWAY: Stop Calling Them “Soft” Skills

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

There are still strategies you can employ and insights you can realize to engage with the messy human dimension of projects. They don’t necessarily work the way you think, but they are there. This webinar will provide you with insights on how to learn them and use them.


Project Problem Solver Proposal

PREMIUM deliverable
by Valentina Enache

Use this template to document project pain points and desired future states, including how proposed solutions will benefit strategy and customer satisfaction; impacted departments; risks; costs; and more! Adapt to fit your project/organization.


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