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Illuminating the Intangibles of Agile

by Mike Griffiths

We intuitively know that a successful agile adoption requires more than copying agile practices. It needs more than just working in short iterations and having daily stand-up meetings. But can we label those missing ingredients?

Agile

The Truth About the Agile/Hybrid Divide

by Michael Wood

Critics on both sides of the agile/hybrid aisle seem to be somewhat jaded and often misinformed. The truth is that successful project managers have always used what works best given the situation. Thus, long before the term "hybrid" found its way into the vernacular, it has always been the way most PMs have operated.

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How Does Disciplined Agile Support Agile and Digital Transformation in Organizations?

by Alexandre Caramelo Pinto, MSc, DALSM, PMP

In any transformation effort, it is understood that resistance to change is the real enemy. Learn how the Disciplined Agile™ (DA) tool kit can support agile and digital transformation initiatives by optimizing processes in a context-sensitive manner and helping you choose your WoW (way of working).

PMO

Who Should Own the Business-Focused PMO?

by Andy Jordan

If we’re going to make a real difference to how PMOs operate—and how they support business success—then it’s the people who set PMO goals and objectives who have to be influenced. But that’s a challenge, because it’s not always easy to identify who those people are—or more accurately, should be.

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Leading During Difficult Times

by Sheryl Unger, Wendy Heckelman
September 02, 2020 | 54:35 | Views: 5,165 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

Leading change is an essential leadership capability, especially during these unprecedented times. Your leaders play a critical role in dealing with this crisis across your organization and within its teams. Leading through change is not easy under regular business circumstances, let alone during a crisis. As change experts we know that living in a VUCA world, characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity, is the backdrop for what motivates strategic change and the need for leadership agility.

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Como o Disciplined Agile apoia a transformação ágil e digital das organizações?

by Alexandre Caramelo Pinto, MSc, DALSM, PMP

Em qualquer esforço de transformação, entende-se que a resistência à mudança é o verdadeiro inimigo. Aprenda como o kit de ferramentas Disciplined Agile ™ (DA) pode dar suporte a iniciativas ágeis e de transformação digital, otimizando processos de maneira sensível ao contexto e ajudando você a escolher seu WoW (maneira de trabalhar).


Are You Choosing Your Way of Working?

by Andy Jordan

As more organizations recognize (and research confirms) the high-performance benefits of empowering project teams, how do we balance the general value of standardized agile approaches with the greater need for teams to choose their ways of working?


What About Sprint Creep?

by Bart Gerardi

Scope creep can plague projects where timelines are established at the start, or budgets and resources are fixed. However, it should not be a problem for projects operating with agile principles. Rather than resisting change, an agile team welcomes it, and figures out how to adapt to it. Here's how.


Danger: Waterfall Approaches

by George Freeman, PMP

There is no such thing as a pure waterfall implementation unless you are peering through nature’s lens—and there is no such thing as a pure agile implementation unless you are gazing through a lens of your own making.


Is Continuous Delivery Too Disruptive?

by Andy Jordan

Modern software development can always be in the moment, developing the best possible software for today. But is that good enough to succeed? Continuous delivery is going to gain traction and become an important part of how projects get delivered—but it only helps if it delivers business value.



5 Tips for New (and Seasoned) Project Managers

by Walter Edwards

Through various interactions with business professionals, this practitioner has learned some valuable lessons during his career as a project manager. These tips can help new PMs—and provide a good reminder to seasoned pros.


6 Practical Ways to Energize Your Hybrid PM Methodology

by Bruce Harpham

If we stubbornly insist on running projects “by the book,” we are going to miss opportunities. In that spirit, here are six ways to develop your hybrid approach to project management.


Bridging the gap between Scrum and Organizational Agility

by Sanjay Rawat
September 24, 2020 | 59:48 | Views: 904 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

As an Agile practitioner do you want to know if your investments in Agile have been worth or not? Do you have visibility how customer perceive the value that your agile teams are delivering? Do you know the realized & unrealized value of your product? If you are also wondering / been asked such questions by your management, then you might get some guidance from this talk.


Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition Part 4: Tailoring to the Needs of the Project

by Cyndi Snyder Dionisio, Marvin Nelson, Kate Castiglione
September 23, 2020 | 59:47 | Views: 218 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.60 / 5

Our "Getting Under the Hood" series continues with a webinar that will go deeper into tailoring section of the PMBOK® Guide - Seventh Edition. Join us to explore considerations for tailoring to better suit the deliverables, organization and project needs. While the tailoring of an approach to a project was covered in various parts of the previous edition of the PMBOK® Guide, it is now more fully developed in the guide portion of the seventh edition. In this session, you will be introduced to a tailoring framework that you can adapt to evaluate what and when to tailor.


Taking our Project Management Careers to the Next Level

by David Barrett, Ravi Avasarala
September 23, 2020 | 60:14 | Views: 1,189 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.72 / 5

The project management field out there is pretty crowded out there. Its no longer enough to be just really good at what you do. You have to be more. It’s no longer build it on time, on scope and budget. You have to add value over and above the normal requirements of project managers. So how do we add value? How do we stand out in the crowd? How do we get recognized in this very crowded field? Our speaker will get us thinking about what we can do to innovate our careers and get to the next level.


People-Centred Leadership for the New Normal: Seven Proven Techniques for Leaders

by Karthik Ramamurthy
September 22, 2020 | 65:53 | Views: 651 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.30 / 5

The COVID-19 crisis has severely disrupted our work lives. While this too shall pass, the world is certainly not going to reset to pre-pandemic times. Our lives and the way we manage projects will settle into a new normal. Delivering success in the new normal will require proactive, ethical, and inspirational leadership. How do you lead team members who are largely working from home? How will you ensure cohesion and collaboration? How do you appreciate and inspire your team? This extremely engaging session presents seven practical, proven strategies for leadership success. You'll also get the chance to share your own winning moves with other attendees. Join us to learn, share, network and succeed!


Ask the Expert Webinar Series - Agile For Rest of Us

by David Maynard, Kiron Bondale
September 18, 2020 | 61:38 | Views: 353 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.10 / 5

The Ask the Expert Webinar Series is an extension of the Ask the Expert Program offered at PMI® Global Conference. Each year, experts from the ProjectManagement.com community offer one-on-one sessions to conference attendees, acting as mentors, coaches, and sounding boards for Project Managers at varying stages of their careers and across industries. Gain access to these leading project management and industry experts through the Ask the Expert Webinar Series – ask your most pressing Project Management questions, seek career advice, and gain insights into industry trends. Please join the webinar prepared to pose questions to the experts!


Project HEADWAY: Adapting Adaptive Approaches

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
September 17, 2020 | 61:54 | Views: 533 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.66 / 5

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."


Leadership Is Decision-Making: How to Master It

by Alankar Karpe, Fabio Rigamonti
September 15, 2020 | 62:52 | Views: 630 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

"Whatever a manager does, he (she) does through decision-making" wrote Peter Drucker, and actually the skill to make decision-making should be one of our top ability. It is even more important when tackling ethical dilemmas. So, join us for this interactive, fun, and informative session in which you will learn leadership skill, how to perform decision-making, analyze the barriers to it, and PMI's Ethics Decision-Making Framework (EDMF).


Lean-Agile Procurement: A Disciplined Partnership

by Scott Ambler, Mirko Kleiner
September 15, 2020 | 60:27 | Views: 1,276 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.29 / 5

In this webinar Mirko and Scott will discuss LAP and agile approaches to vendor management and its potentials, challenges & pitfalls based on their experience in the field.


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.


Decision Log Sample

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by Bart Gerardi

A simple decision log can help a project manager keep stakeholders and team members informed, aligned and engaged on decisions made throughout the course of the project. Here is a sample to use or modify to your specific needs. Use in conjunction with the article Distributed PM: Decision Logs.


Risk Register & Response Planning Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Ihab Lasheen

This Excel workbook contains a risk register and response planning sheet to log risk cause and effects, along with strategy and action plans. It also includes a risk probability and impact matrix. Alter the data validation fields to suit your needs.


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