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3 Ways to Motivate Your Team

by Bart Gerardi

Project teams want to know their work matters. Successful project leaders do more than assign and monitor tasks; they find ways to motivate and engage team members. They show why the work is important, interesting and impactful. They answer the “what” and the “so what” questions.

Change Management

4 Models For Shaping Your Organizational Change Strategy

by Michael Wood

When it comes to organizational change management, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work. Here we look at four common situations companies find themselves in—and how that drives the necessary tactics to achieve success.

Benefits Realization

Reimagining Benefits Realization

by Andy Jordan

Is benefits realization a significant challenge in your organization? Perhaps it’s time to question your approach, to acknowledge that the process might be fundamentally flawed and results in a false sense of understanding what’s happening.

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The Game of Pivots

by Naila Qazi
June 08, 2022 | 61:11 | Views: 3,142 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.61 / 5

Organizations and people are innovating, adapting, and pivoting in the post-Covid economy. Some companies are pivoting from short-term survival to long-term resilience and growth. Most consumer-facing businesses are in a difficult position: they will face the dual challenges of both recovery and reinvention — while change is still spinning around us. The need for new propositions with ‘pivot potential’ will be vital to thriving in the post-Covid economy. This will be an interactive session and will include case studies and research backed content.

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5 Lessons Learned to Strengthen Accreditation

by Sarosh Azhar

Accreditation offers periodic self-evaluation, assessment and improvement opportunities for the educational institution. Higher education institutions should handle accreditation projects with utmost care—and use it as a chance to refine their plans to offer the best services for their students and community.


Does Your PMO Suffer From ‘TL; DR’ Syndrome?

by Andy Jordan

To be relevant and valuable, PMOs need to speak the language of their stakeholders—and that’s often not happening. When it comes to your PMO communications, it's likely that you're providing too much information—or not enough.




5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

by Yasmina Khelifi

Whether you're a new or a seasoned project manager, it's easy to fall into some traps when you're too busy, too preoccupied or too insecure. Watch out for these five pitfalls...and learn how to avoid them.


Topic Teasers Vol. 149: Finding Purpose With PDUs

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

Question: Recently, the Project Management Institute adjusted its Talent Triangle®. I’m not sure how I can quickly adjust my finances to take classes for extra PDUs. After working so hard to earn my certification, I don’t want to lose it. Any clever ideas for how I can meet the requirements with little or no associated costs?


Understanding the Cost of Change

by Andy Jordan

The process of change management has been simplified in many ways, reducing the amount of overhead required to approve change requests. But there is still going to be disruption to the team, and that’s going to impact the ability to deliver. Here we identify the factors that need to be considered.


What Defines PMO Success?

by Andy Jordan

If a PMO is going to deliver the best possible value to the organization—both through its own actions and by enabling success in project delivery environments—having the right metrics applied in the right way, and leveraging the right responses, is critical.


Strategic Analysis and Decision-Making Process for Complex Projects

by Esra Tepeli
June 21, 2022 | 62:17 | Views: 2,472 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

In this webinar, a multi-criteria decision-making process is developed in a complex project environment. This process is adapted to project characteristics, project environment, project life-cycle, project management goals, stakeholders’ objectives, project team, and corporate strategies. The strategic analysis factors are investigated in a systematic approach to make a strategic decision at several key-steps in the project life-cycle.


How to Merge Agile with Waterfall Methodologies

by John Ayers
June 16, 2022 | 60:40 | Views: 1,799 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.19 / 5

This Webinar defines and explains how Agile and Waterfall methodologies can be merged to complement each other. The lynchpin that makes the merger possible is the OKR (Objective and Key Results).


Project HEADWAY: Practically Managing Less Conventional Projects

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 16, 2022 | 63:25 | Views: 1,678 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.67 / 5

In this webinar, Mark explores how to take the essential principles of project management and apply them to just about any project, no matter how esoteric or unconventional. Join us and you'll learn practical techniques to adapt project management to virtually any situation that you might encounter. You will learn the techniques that work, where the limits lie in how to apply them, and what to do instead.


Sustaining Performance in Energy Project Management

by Sam Ayodele
June 13, 2022 | 60:11 | Views: 2,363 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.40 / 5

With rising environmental concerns and global warming, there is an increase demand for electricity and other alternative energy sources around the globe, to deliver clean, reliable and affordable energy. Energy industries encompass a broad group of sectors - oil and natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal etc. Each of these industries contain very different types of organizations, and what constitutes risk in wind projects is far different than in nuclear. But they all share a similar challenge; to produce more energy at a lower cost with fewer emissions.


Project Portfolio Management in the Construction Sector: Alignment with Organizational Strategies

by Shankar Sankaran, Catherine Killen, Jeff Scales, Stewart Clegg, Hedley Smyth
June 07, 2022 | 62:52 | Views: 3,947 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

Project portfolio management (PPM), when tailored to context, improves the effectiveness of senior management decision making on selecting, prioritizing, funding, monitoring, and adjusting projects. Such portfolio-level approaches can improve alignment with an organization’s strategy and enhance return-on-investment (ROI). Although the construction sector is strongly project-based and represents a major segment of the global economy (13% of GDP $ 10 trillion in 2018 projected to $14 Trillion by 2025), little is known about whether and how Project Portfolio Management (PPM) can provide benefits in this important sector. The research team from Australia and the United Kingdom investigated approaches to strategic alignment and PPM through inquiring into project-based practices of organizations in the construction sector. We found that PPM approaches are used in the case firms investigated, despite the fact that the terms ‘portfolio’ and ‘portfolio management’ were not always used. Our findings also show PPM approaches being tailored to suit the construction context.


Ace Your Daily Standups: Utilizing Best Practices

by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George
June 02, 2022 | 59:53 | Views: 6,054 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

The daily standup is a key Agile practice. Since the latest Scrum Guide release, it has changed and become less rigid than before, no longer relying on the key three questions. In addition, for teams running Kanban, the daily standup can take on a different form.


Servant Leadership in the PMO

by Emmanuel Ruelas
June 02, 2022 | 60:01 | Views: 5,186 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.28 / 5

During this webinar, we will talk about Servant Leadership, its characteristics, how to apply it, and how it can be used within the PMO context. We will also discuss the practicality and feasibility of implementing it across industries.


Solving the Right Problems: A Pharmaceutical Project Manager’s Perspective

by Matthew Failor
May 27, 2022 | 60:00 | Views: 2,477 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

There is a missing skill in how project managers approach problems especially in the pharmaceutical industry. Most project managers do one of two things before solving a problem. The first instinct is to review the problem regardless of how it is presented then jump straight into a solution. However, this can lead to solving the wrong problem and only realizing the wrong problem is being solved after it is too late. This leads to restarting the entire problem-solving life cycle or implementing a solution for the sake of “just doing something”.


Project HEADWAY: Practically Managing Less Conventional Projects

PREMIUM presentation

In this webinar, Mark explores how to take the essential principles of project management and apply them to just about any project, no matter how esoteric or unconventional. Join us and you'll learn practical techniques to adapt project management to virtually any situation that you might encounter. You will learn the techniques that work, where the limits lie in how to apply them, and what to do instead.


Contentment Assessment

PREMIUM deliverable
by Lonnie Pacelli

How content you are in your current and future career potential? With your physical and mental health? With your current and future financial status? This assessment will help you think through areas in your life that are most important to you—and develop a practical and sustainable purpose statement to guide you when to say "yes" to some things and "no" to others. Use in conjunction with the blog "Your North Star – Creating a Practical and Sustainable Purpose Statement."


Project HEADWAY: Delivering Bad News

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

In this webinar, Mark explores the challenge of bad news and why delivering it is so uncomfortable. More importantly, he identifies strategies to craft difficult messages and deliver them confidently and well. If you have to deliver bad news (and what project manager doesn't at some point in their career) you'll want to attend this webinar. The good news is that you'll get insights you can take action on and use right away.


Go/No Go Production Readiness Checklist

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by Anthony Solis

Use this Go/No Go production readiness checklist to assess if your organization is prepared to deploy an application. This spreadsheet aims for a composite or holistic view between the business and technical aspects of an application deployment. There are 36 questions in nine categories to respond "yes" or "no" to, with self-adjustable weighting and a final score.


Project HEADWAY: Virtually Facilitating Well

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

In this presentation, Mark dives deep into the strategies that enable effective audience participation in a virtual meeting environment. You'll learns strategies that you can apply immediately to improve the effectiveness and enhance the success of your next virtual meeting.


Gantt Planner for Excel

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by Gary Weber

Now updated! The tool creates a Gantt chart that can be used for presentations. Using this planner for "what-if" upfront planning is faster and easier than trying to do it in real time with dedicated project software. The tool easily allows adding comments or annotations to a Gantt chart, re-arranging tasks into logical flows, or showing multiple tasks in a single row.


Monthly Audit Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Ishita Mitra

This template is to be used by internal auditors for reviewing project governance and compliance with organizational standards. This template focuses on the project budget, resource utilization and project health. It can be further expanded to include other project constraints; add more details as per your organization's audit needs.


Portfolio View Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Ishita Mitra

For efficient project governance, the PMO must ensure that the managers review all project parameters regularly. This template will help project/program/portfolio managers take a detailed look at all project constraints and variances. This will give a consolidated view and status of each project in a portfolio. This can also be leveraged and customized for weekly/monthly stakeholder reporting.


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