Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned: They Really Aren't a Bad Thing!

by Andy Jordan

You don’t have to be a seasoned project manager to have a negative view of the lessons-learned process. But is it really such a waste of time? New PMs especially should carry out lessons learned as often as they can. Here are some ways to do that...

Change Management

The Scribe Approach

by Dileep Rajan

As project manager for a newly rebooted team, this author supported its natural drive for a culture emphasizing work order data integrity. A key ingredient for the project’s success was approaching the transformation project through the role of a “scribe.”

Knowledge Shelf

Flex for Success: Case Study on Maintenance, Repair and Operations

by Manu Siddharth Paliwal

MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) services today have greater challenges to deal with to meet the present demand-supply requirements of an increasing number of aircraft flying. This case study identifies opportunities that can be realized by slightly steering strategies and realigning priorities with respect to resource planning and buffer management.

Strategy

Transformation vs. Continuous Improvement

by Shashank Sinha

In the current digital era, organizations must keep with the pace of market and competitor dynamics. During these change initiatives, they need to clearly understand what factors and elements constitute as transformational—and what existing elements need continuous improvement.

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Martial Arts Principles Applied To Project Management

by Derek Tse
October 31, 2019 | 54:28 | Views: 1,121 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Martial arts principles are applied to first manage the self, the people around you, and the environment around the people, this is very similar to a project management context, and many of the principle are directly applicable and can lead to more positive experiences and positive outcome. Participants will get a basic understanding of these principles, why they are important in a martial arts context, examples of how they relate to the project management discipline, and how to practice them.

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PMOs: First, Do No Harm

by Andy Jordan

PMOs can create tensions with project managers and teams, and those tensions can have undesired consequences. While PMOs do a lot of good things for organizations, sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all.



Create Content, Share Content, Leverage Content

by Andy Jordan

Social media is a powerful tool to help improve the quality of project management in our organizations, but how many of us take full advantage of the opportunity?


How to Connect with Project Stakeholders Through Social Media

by Bruce Harpham

With social media, you have less control than with traditional “broadcast” style media tools. That’s the downside. The upside: more conversation! That means greater opportunities to engage your stakeholders in a meaningful way.


When Your Social Media Presence Becomes a Project

by Mike Donoghue

If you are looking to use social media platforms as a way to sell your organization and its products and services, you will need to consider which ones would be good matches for your industry—and the best ones to use to pass your messages around.




Using Simple Project Data to Make Better Decisions

by Rajakumar Ramakrishnan

Every project has an ample amount of data. It’s at a PM’s discretion to use it effectively. Do statistics and data analytics scare you? In this article, the author shows how very simple statistical concepts can be applied in project situations—and how PMs can make effective decisions based on that.


Sustainably Smarter: How PM Knowledge Networks Improve Skills

by Chivonne Algeo, Katrina Pugh
October 24, 2019 | 62:49 | Views: 5,119 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.40 / 5

A PMI-funded research study identified how project staff use their knowledge networks to build project capabilities, and how knowledge is transferred, translated and managed in these networks. We also explored the role of networks in providing mutual support for 'members' and as a coordination mechanism for the project. The outcomes of the study will help project staff, and their organizations, to understand practical network design strategies and behaviors to transfer and manage knowledge across and within different project environments.


A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework (Part 8): Methodology & Tools

by Uri Galimidi 
October 22, 2019 | 61:44 | Views: 1,101 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.14 / 5

This is in the eighth (and final) installment in an 8-part webinar series, A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework, presented by Uri Galimidi. The series covers an advanced yet practical framework which Project Managers can use to assess the health of their projects. The framework consists of eight key project management areas. This webinar covers Methodology & Tools.


A Deep Dive Into Y2K – A PM Perspective

by Peter de Jager
October 21, 2019 | 61:14 | Views: 683 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

We stand on the verge of the 20th anniversary of a curious date: one where, for many reasons, the world didn't end. Y2K was a global project of immense proportions, as organizations literally raced against the clock to prevent their information systems from failing as the rest of the world celebrated the dawn of the new millennium. For the most part, they kept going. This webinar takes a retrospective view of the Y2K project, one of the largest coordinated systems efforts that the world has yet seen; it offers an alternative perspective and far more insight into the management underpinnings of how to manage an effort that was complex, diffuse and world-wide. Join Peter de Jager for a look back at a global incident that monopolized the activities of nearly all IT departments through the 1990s. He'll explore what we've learned, what we still have to figure out, and what we are perilously close to once again forgetting.


Project HEADWAY: Should I Be Tweeting This?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
October 17, 2019 | 65:49 | Views: 1,634 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.64 / 5

This webinar explores what social media can do, what we can do in social media and where we might want to think about drawing the line.


Negotiation, Critical Skill for Project Success

by Syed Moize
October 17, 2019 | 58:02 | Views: 2,366 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.65 / 5

We all manage critical projects for our stakeholders and help organizations succeed in their strategic initiatives. During this project management journey, we often come across situations that require us to effectively use our negotiation skills to resolve conflicting situations. In this webinar, the presenter will highlight the importance of negotiation, key concepts, and share some tips on improving your negotiation skills.


Ten Ways to Beat Parkinson's Law

by Dmitry Ilenkov
October 16, 2019 | 60:26 | Views: 1,237 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.75 / 5

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion” – Cyril Northcote Parkinson - A brilliant satirical essay published on November 19, 1955 in The Economist magazine begins with this quote that is so often seriously called law. That is not a law, and no work is required to occupy all the time allotted to it. In this webinar we are going to discuss some ways to beat the so called law and deliver products faster.


Sprint Planning

by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George
October 11, 2019 | 59:52 | Views: 2,753 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

Are your Agile teams struggling to meet their sprint goals? Sprint planning is a critical activity to set the foundation for a successful sprint. In sprint planning, the product increment is defined and estimated so the team can get ready to work on the sprint goal from day one. In RefineM's webinar, learn how to put together an effective Sprint Planning Meeting and carry out the activities necessary to get your team ready for the sprint.


A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework (Part 7): The Project Team

by Uri Galimidi 
October 08, 2019 | 59:56 | Views: 1,701 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

This is in the seventh installment in an 8-part webinar series, A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework, presented by Uri Galimidi. The series covers an advanced yet practical framework which Project Managers can use to assess the health of their projects. The framework consists of eight key project management areas. This webinar covers The Project Team.




Deliverable Acceptance Document

PREMIUM deliverable
by Nabeel Shahid

Use this Deliverable Acceptance Form to provide verification that your deliverable(s) have been reviewed, accepted and approved by stakeholders, verifying that all work is complete and that the applicable acceptance criteria has been met.


Project Risk Register Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Excel file contains a Project Risk Register Log and instructions for each field, including help ranking probability of occurrence, risk impact, risk ranking and risk response.


Project HEADWAY: You're Not As Agile As You Think

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

This webinar explores what organizational agility looks like in theory, and what organizational reality often looks like in practice. It identifies the requirements for agile, and the necessary pre-conditions to having it actually work at scale.



Project HEADWAY: Knowing What To Focus On

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by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

This webinar explores how to think about and approach career development in a way that all of us—accidental and deliberate project managers alike—can respond and relate to.


Career Assessment Template

deliverable
by Michael Wood

No matter where you are on the career ladder, consider creating a roadmap for moving forward by comparing your current state to the requirements needed to achieve your career goals—and then identify the actions you need to take to make it all happen. Use this template in conjunction with the article What’s Your Career Plan?


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