Project Management

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PMI® Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium 2020

by PMI

The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium on June 10th will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges—and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.

Portfolio Management

Choose Again: Re-Evaluate Your Project Portfolio for Adaptability

by Johanna Rothman

In uncertain times, you might not know how to approach your project portfolio. You might be tempted to continue with “business as usual”—even though our times are not at all usual. Instead, consider how you can rethink the value of each project and effort. The results might surprise you.

Knowledge Shelf

Study on the Main Causes of Project Schedule Delays

by Saleh A. Al-Wadei

Nearly 50% of projects worldwide during the previous eight years have experienced delays in their schedule. By examining several sources, with a focus on oil and gas projects but applicable to most projects, the paper consolidates the identified causes, categorizes them, and ranks them in the form of a top 12 list of the most common delay causes in projects.

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Supporting a Change Journey to Anywhere

by Kendra Modzelewski, Sara Webber
May 26, 2020 | 39:03 | Views: 7,243 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.60 / 5

COVID-19 has disrupted business continuity and project priorities with long-term impacts on our ways of working. Many organizations have quickly assembled a current state of operations that is ad-hoc and temporary. And yet we’re only halfway through our change journey with a return to a “new normal” at some point. How can we proactively prepare our teams to transition to a future state when there are so many unknowns?

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Build an Innovation Team: Final Steps

by Kaihan Krippendorff

After you've assembled a cross-functional innovation team and aligned around a goal, it's time to start using metrics and data to track the most important things, supported by a scorecard that everyone can see. This will help establish a rapid rhythm and generate positive velocity on your innovation journey.


Delegation for Product Leaders

by Rich Mironov

Successful product leaders need to delegate most hands-on product work, focusing instead on leader-level activities. That means understanding what each team member can handle, having an upskilling plan, and building trust.


The Agile-Led Recovery

by Andy Jordan

“Forced” agile adoptions will be part of COVID-19 recovery efforts for many organizations that hadn’t already built flexibility and rapid change into how they operate. It will require a mindset adjustment, a focus on outcomes over processes, and an investment in expertise.


Does a Kinder, More Compassionate Corporate Culture Await?

by Andy Jordan

COVID-19 is acting as an equalizer for how people work—and that forces us to see the similarities we have with people instead of the differences. If we start to see our colleagues as real people instead of just co-workers, then that has to change how we think about them, how we act toward them and how we collaborate together.



Managing Your Career Through Global Disruptions

by Bruce Harpham

We're facing disruption like never before, with massive job losses and entire industries shut down. As a project manager, look for ways to protect and grow your most important economic asset—your skills and connections. Use these four tips as a starting point.


My Work-From-Home Mistakes

by Mike Griffiths

If you are struggling to get work done from home, do not feel bad. This practitioner's procrastination, short attention span and penchant for anything but work were as bad as it gets. Yet he is now more productive than ever after making some key changes.


Topic Teasers Vol. 132: Will I Always Work From Home?

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: To hear the news, I’m concerned about my job. Will most of us be working from home in the future? While it has its perks, I’m not sure it is the optimum work environment for the types of projects I do. Many of my friends love it. I’m just confused about what I should do to prepare myself to do my best right now—and at the same time get ready for a potential repositioning of what a normal workday will look like.


The Agile Enterprise: SAFe and the PMBOK® Guide - Using Scaled Agile in Non Software Projects

by Stelian Roman
May 22, 2020 | 56:24 | Views: 2,224 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is considered by some as the most suitable option to scale Agile from a software development team to a large program of work. Although presented as an Agile framework, SAFe includes many practices from Lean and ITIL, and it is considered by some agilists as too formal to be Agile: a re-branded 'waterfall'. This webinar is an analysis of SAFe from a project, program, and portfolio delivery point of view. The webinar looks at the SAFe practices used before the publication of the Manifesto for Agile software development (Agile Manifesto), especially the Lean ones. The presenter will provide recommendations on how SAFe can be used in projects that are not software development related, in combination with the PMBOK® Guide, to provide Agility for 'near perfect' product development processes.


Project HEADWAY: Reading & Navigating Culture

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
May 21, 2020 | 62:41 | Views: 2,029 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

This presentation dives into culture and provides a practical grounding on how to approach, understand and manage successfully in a new organization.


Fantastic Tools and Where To Find Them

by Simona Bonghez, Fabio Rigamonti
May 20, 2020 | 55:34 | Views: 2,595 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Join us for an interactive, fun, and informative webinar in which you will learn and practice PMI's Ethics Toolkit for Project Management practitioners' Case studies (ethical dilemmas) derived from our project managers’ life will be presented, and the discussed, available tools will be proposed and applied. This is the second webinar of the series "Ethics in project management: a Masterclass". Find the previous one here: https://www.projectmanagement.com/videos/615167/The-Secret-Sauce-of-Successful-Change-Management


The Practice of Communication

by Raju Rao
May 19, 2020 | 57:49 | Views: 5,687 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.18 / 5

The PMBOK® Guide lays out the importance of communication as a vital part of the project management process. The common adage that project management is 90% communication is well known and accepted. So, how can we help project professionals to practice it? After all, since it is a soft skill, one can develop competency in this area not by reading, acquiring knowledge, or talking about it but by practicing it in the real world.


How Project Management Provides a Foundation to Homebrewing: Project manage your way to better beer!

by Paul Odell, Phillip Cooke, Stefanie Malti
May 13, 2020 | 67:03 | Views: 3,209 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

This webinar will detail how project management skills can be leveraged to learn home brewing, set up a home brewery, and then go on to master the science of beer brewing. In addition, the webinar will detail the vital role project management played in the history and evolution of beer making.


Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Communicating with Impact

by Uri Galimidi 
May 12, 2020 | 62:21 | Views: 3,072 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.69 / 5

This is in the first installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals. The webinars are informed by the latest in the science of leadership and include practical strategies and approaches to build the skills and behaviors covered by each webinar. Communicating with impact is the most important skill executives use to inspire, negotiate, and motivate others to bring about their desired outcomes. This webinar describes a practical approach to building and habitualizing powerful communication skills, which participants can use in all communication modalities including: one-on-one, meetings, and presentations.


The Agile Enterprise: Combining Disciplined Agile Delivery with the PMBOK® Guide

by Stelian Roman
May 08, 2020 | 60:35 | Views: 2,387 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.29 / 5

Disciplined Agile Delivery is the 'new' Agile framework adopted by PMI. Although currently not as popular as Scaled Scrum, Disciplined Agile can be seen a competitor to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), another framework presenting itself as an evolution of Agile/Scrum to the Enterprise Level. This webinar is an analysis of Disciplined Agile from a Project Manager's point of view - how Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) can be used to deliver projects, not necessarily software development projects. The framework is analyzed from the Agile Enterprise perspective looking at how DAD combines 'old' practices, like Lean, with Agile Manifesto values and principles. The webinar also explores how the PMBOK® Guide can augment DAD to become an Enterprise level, industry agnostic Agile delivery option.


Social Intelligence for Project Managers – Cat Herding 101

by Kim Wasson
May 07, 2020 | 60:05 | Views: 6,383 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.71 / 5

Project managers need to balance people, teams, process, product, and a host of other things. The people/team part of the equation (especially the team part) often falls through the cracks - it’s harder to quantify, and the guideposts are few and far between. Getting a team working well together can be like herding cats - just when you think you’ve got them all going the same direction, another one wanders off. Social intelligence (a kind of sideways look at emotional intelligence) can help us herd those cats effectively, keeping the project as well as the team together. It gives us some clues to understanding and managing the connections between people, most particularly those we work with on a regular basis.


Status Reporting and Work Plan Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sara Singh

This template was developed for its use on construction projects. However, its format and ease of data entry allows it to be easily transferrable to numerous disciplines. The sample template shows one Project Package, which is further categorized into three Project Phases.


Identificación de Partes Interesadas y Registro de Clasificación

PREMIUM deliverable
by Verónica Elizabeth Pozo Ruiz

Este registro de Excel le permite realizar un seguimiento de las partes interesadas del proyecto, incluidos los roles, las expectativas, el poder, el interés, la influencia, el impacto y la estrategia de gestión.


Stakeholder Identification and Classification Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Verónica Elizabeth Pozo Ruiz

This Excel log enables you to keep track of project stakeholders, including roles, expectations, power, interest, influence, impact, and management strategy.


Project Change Log Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Change Log template will help to ensure that all changes on your project are recorded, tracked and managed. This Excel sheet contains columns for change request and change impact information.


PM Crossword Vol. 1

PREMIUM deliverable
by Emily Luijbregts

What is "something that happens in every project"? The answer isn't as easy as you think! Take some time out from your busy schedule to download and print this PDF crossword puzzle, then stretch your PM brain power!


Project Management Template Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Lukas Kripal

This Excel workbook provides eight logs and registers to help your project. It includes a Changes Log, a Lessons Learned Log, an Assumptions-Constraints Log, an Issues Log, a Risk Register (with accompanying risk guide and list), a Customer Promise Log, a Project Task Tracker, and an RFI Tracker. It's perfect for new and seasoned PMs alike.



Project Risk Plan Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Khaled Istanbouli

This Excel workbook will help you form a comprehensive risk plan with templates for a Project Plan, Work Breakdown Structure, Dependency Log, Rick Plan, Project Procurements Registry and Project Communications Log. It is helpful for experienced and new PMs alike.


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