Rarely do project managers have all the answers, or the best answers. So we need to share the problem and collaborate on developing a solution. This is why being able to visualize problems is so important.
In an Agile organization, most of the financial planning and reporting should not be necessary. However, very few organizations have the necessary conditions to abolish tight financial management. This webinar will propose a few financial management approaches for Agile projects, highlighting the necessity as well as the challenges of each of the proposed models.
Voices on Project Management
By Dave Wakeman I’m heading to London in a few weeks and while I’m there, I’m going to catch a bunch of Premier League matches. My team, Tottenham Hotspur, has had an up-and-down ...
What is your opinion about: - Managing Projects is doing our best ...
You know I’m interested in the financial aspects of project management – I’m even thinking of teaching a workshop on project budgeting and accounting later this year. I feel like I&r ...
Last summer, back in July 2019, I was attending one of the largest technology users’ conferences in sunny San Diego-California, where the last slide of the keynote opening speech caught my eye a ...
The PMI Sponsored Research Program awards grants of up to US$50,000 per project to support research whose themes and perspectives have direct application to theory and/or practice of project managemen ...
Some of you may be wondering what confrontation and emerging technologies have to do with one another. The answer is a fair amount when you put it in the context of change. Emerging technologies ...
Considering this digital evolution that we are living now, in your opinion, how should be the next generation project managers? Where AI and machine learning as part of this game, PM should be tec ...
In an interview with Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf on toastmasters website, John stated “I think careers are three-legged stools: First, work for a company that shares your values; second, work for a bo ...
Originally published 1/1/20211. I have some additional information at the end to bring it up to date. Throughout the Agile movement, one acronym that has been used in a derogatory way has been ...
Project managers don’t always have a reputation for creativity, but it’s the most important skill a PM needs. But what does that actually mean in practical terms? What makes one PM more creative than another? And how does that actually improve their ability to deliver results for their employer?
While the vast majority of organizations understand the value of having a project management office (PMO), about 15% do not have one. How can project managers be successful in organizations without a PMO? The project manager still has the main responsibility for project success and can take ownership of its outcome by following a few best practices.
As a mentor, you have an opportunity to help someone else grow. To do this, you will need to be a wise counselor, a well-connected networker—and able to facilitate the kind of assistance that helps your mentee achieve success.
As project managers, we need to hold ourselves more accountable to reading the new versions of the PMBOK® Guide to make sure that we not only understand the new content, but that we’re able to implement it in our daily work.
To increase educational participation and the retention of knowledge, there are a number of practices that can be used to reach the masses—but still have people feel encouraged with the “personal touch” your organization extends to them.
When you are pursuing your career ambitions, you have to recognize that there are both positives and negatives to being single-minded, especially in a profession that is evolving as much as project management.
Being a project manager is a gift. Imagine the good that could be accomplished if every reader volunteered their time to one cause in 2020! Here are five easy steps to inspire you to greater things!
Sharing only single-outcome estimates of the future fails to convey project risk, uncertainty and the project team’s nascent project knowledge. A far better approach is to use visual signals to help project sponsors sense the uncertainties that they and their project teams face.
Serious games are defined as games that have a primary purpose other than entertainment. Games have been known to shorten the learning curve and as one of the best ways to break patterns and adopt new habits. In this session, we will shortly present the science and research behind it and how it can help you become better at your job and learn new tricks.
Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?
We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example.
This webinar explores the gift that project management can be, when it's approached in just the right way.
The Case for Project Risk Management: In Predictive (Traditional) vs. Adaptive (Agile) Life Cycle Approaches
Although the project failure rate has seen improvement over the last decade or so, roughly half continue to fail. As such, project risk management [which is designed to address risks that contribute to project failure] has gained significant interest over the same period.
The truth is that a project kickoff meeting can make or break a project. Done well, the kickoff meeting can set the project on a path for success, but a nightmare kickoff meeting can wreak havoc for months to come. These are a few simple secrets that can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your next project kickoff meeting. If you're already familiar with kickoff meetings, no worries. This presentation isn't a soup to nuts overview of how to run a kickoff meeting. Instead, we'll identify several specific techniques that you can throw into your bag of tricks to avoid common pitfalls and move your kickoff meetings from good to great!
The Proven and Practical Project Manager Toolkit: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Register
Every project manager should have a proven, practical, and powerful toolkit – of skills, techniques, processes, procedures, tools, and templates – to help a project or program's success. The toolkit should be proven (it works), practical (efficient and adaptable), and powerful (big impact). This webinar focuses on three proven, practical, and powerful tools: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Registers.