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.
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.
Voices on Project Management
By Cyndee Miller Alexis Ohanian has racked up quite a list of accomplishments in his 37 years. He cofounded Reddit, sold it and then came back to help rescue it. He wrote a bestselling book. He cof ...
Hello everyone, I recently checked the Acclaim digital badges for the Project Management Institute and found this Organizational Transformation: Foundation Micro Credential. https://www.youracc ...
Disruptive technologies such as big data are hitting businesses across all functional areas, not just project management. And with the recent uptake of collaboration tools for virtual teams because we ...
Has anyone used Project Manager (https://www.projectmanager.com/) in place of something like Microsoft Project? Is it worth the investment? Is it similar in tools and power to Microsoft Project? Do yo ...
What words do you associate with A, B and C? Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie? Or Apple, Ball, and Cat? As students return to the physical and virtual classrooms, let’s have some fun with some concepts ...
Agile folks like to talk about being simple. But “simple” can be “simple” as in design, or “simple” as in easier to use. When it comes to using a framework or proce ...
Even on a vacation, you still think in terms of project management: initiating the trip, planning a road map, planning for assumptions and risks, planning resources and expenses (you need to budget), ...
By Lynda Bourne Projects mean reports! Many project teams are required to produce weekly and monthly reports for their client as part of a contract, or because of an internal set of reporting r ...
This might be more of a discussion topic but I put it here because it's an interesting question. With the vast number of project management / scrum certifications out there along with other certific ...
Sponsors can be tremendously frustrating for PMs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Start your career (or your project) off on the right foot and own your sponsor relationship by following a few guidelines.
Integrating and adapting into one company culture can seem immense. The changes are sure to be constant, but with these changes comes new opportunities allowing us to add value to our new organization. These three tips can help.
Are you using an established agile framework in your company, but feel stuck and unable to improve your teams? Here are some questions to ask your team members to see if you are in “agile limbo”—and how to avoid it.
Like every other industry, the recruitment business has suffered greatly due to COVID-19—and there’s no guarantee things will go back to how they were. What changes in the recruitment industry should we expect—and what are the implications for project managers?
As the pace of business accelerates, is there any need for project delivery approaches that aren’t agile? Does waterfall have a place in an agile world?
For transitioning military service members, the career path of project manager is one worth purposely exploring. The work accomplished within the military is very similar to corporate America—more than many service members and civilian business folks realize.
Meet with leaders across business and culture at our next Virtual Experience Series event. This month, a conversation with entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian! PMI members attend September’s VES for free. Earn up to 10.5 PDUs!
Ready to hit "send"? Pause for a moment and make sure you’ve answered these three critical questions that will help you get your message across—and get results from your communications.
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.
Statistics show that globally about 33% of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted. On the other hand, we have about 11 % of world suffering from malnutrition and hunger. According to UN based WHO, even if 25 % of the food wasted is saved then it can alleviate the hunger problem. The problem is acute and is obvious but yet organizations and people have not come to grips with it. Thankfully, during the last few years the situation is changing.
Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition Part 3: More about Models, Methods and Artifacts
Our “Getting Under the Hood” series continues with a webinar that will go deeper into the Models, Methods and Artifacts section of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition, as well as introduce the PMIstandards+TM digital content platform.
Agile, for many a silver bullet, worked pretty well for software development teams with most of them being the first attempt to have a structured approach. Bringing some order to chaos was beneficial, and the results were in some cases spectacular. Most, if not all Agile frameworks were developed by software engineers and for software engineers. Apart from a couple of frameworks, like Disciplined Agile and SAFe that combine Agile with traditional Lean practices used in manufacturing, most Agile frameworks were developed for small teams (less than 10) and a start-up culture.
How do you incorporate risk mitigation plans into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)? This is important because it is useful to be able to see the status of the mitigation plan in the IMS and the impact on other tasks if the mitigation plan begins to slip. This webinar presents a tutorial on risk management. It includes: the risk management process; risk identification methods; risk analysis techniques; risk response (handling) methods; and risk monitor and control approaches. Finally, the webinar will explain and show by example how to integrate a risk mitigation plan into the IMS.
Have you heard about Lean Six Sigma and wondered what is all of the fuss about? Are you wondering why it’s growing in popularity and experience requested in a growing number of job posting requirements? Are you considering learning more about it so that you can become a practitioner? If so – join us for this one hour overview where we answer these questions.
Are you struggling to get your stakeholders aligned and onboard for your program goals and objectives. Are you not sure if they understand what the outcomes of the program will be? Join us to learn about how through successful stakeholders management, crisp communication and strong RACI we were able to turn a chaotic situations into calm where there was perfect symmetry within roles and we had aligned outcomes.