Project Management

Risk

Holding a Retrospective During Crisis: Lessons From Ukraine

by Anna Yakubova

Holding a retrospective during a crisis is a completely different process than it is during less stressful times. As a PM, you should be aware of the appropriate methods to use when this happens. A practitioner from Ukraine shares her experiences.

Risk

5 Lessons PMs Can Learn From Mismanaged Pro Sports Teams

by Tom Chang

After reflecting on the long history of a pro sports team’s failure to win a championship, this project manager saw many parallels in the mistakes he made leading a software team. Are you committing these five fouls?

Strategy

Strategic Thinking in Problem Solving: A Journey to the Strategisphere

by George Freeman, PMP

Approaching strategic thinking or problem solving from a prescribed means is rarely productive. You can use tools and frameworks out of the box, but one needs a more tactically considered approach to be effective. Is it time for an analytic tune-up?

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Exploring Power Skills in Practice

by Jill Diffendal, Steve Czarniak, Mary Wanja Murekio
January 25, 2023 | 59:01 | Views: 4,969 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

Pulse of the Profession® 2023: Power Skills, Redefining Project Success report highlights that power skills are increasingly important in the modern workplace. They are at the heart of leading successful teams, engaging stakeholders, and overcoming project challenges. This webinar aims to provide an understanding of the essential power skills for successful project management.

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Better than SMART, Set CLEAR Goals

by Bart Gerardi

SMART goals can help set realistic, measurable direction, but they are often too rigid for an agile team. An alternative framework known as CLEAR allows teams to adapt as they learn, going beyond set metrics and fostering collaboration to produce better outcomes.


Embracing Agility in the Construction Industry

by Klaus Nielsen, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, PMP

For decades, predictive project management approaches have been applied with success. But now more than ever, more flexible (and faster) decisions are required in complex construction projects—where change of scope is frequent, and the need for new factories is crucial to remain competitive.


If Agile is Mainstream, What’s Next?

by Andy Jordan

When Agile emerged on the scene, it was a dramatic alternative to the way that projects were traditionally delivered, forcing organizations and teams to rethink what they were doing and how. But now that Agile is mainstream, what’s the Next Big Disruptor?


Organizational Change Management: Agile vs. Waterfall

by Bruce Garrod

Organizational change management helps ensure that changes are implemented smoothly and efficiently, and that they are aligned with the overall goals and objectives of the company. But how do you approach it differently in an agile versus waterfall environment?


Essential Power Skills (Part 2): Communication Is Still the Critical PM Skill

by Andy Jordan

Communication has always been the most important skill that a PM needs. But that doesn’t mean that the ability to communicate effectively is a constant. Just like every other aspect of project management, the skills and expectations are continuously evolving—and PMs have to evolve with them.



Project Management in the Canadian Arctic

by Pam Simons, PMP

Project management for Arctic infrastructure presents unique challenges, including transportation, accommodations, supply chain issues...and polar bears. The need is great and the resources are few—but the rewards are unique and fulfilling.



Scaling Automation with Citizen Development

by Brooklyn Collins, Kristen Davis, Vivek Goel, Seb Johansson
January 24, 2023 | 59:24 | Views: 2,669 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

Join PMI, Pipefy, and Quixy for the PMI Citizen Developer(TM) Partner’s Perspective Webinar Series where we bring you valuable insights, perspectives, and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement.


Net Zero - A Project Management Perspective

by Raju Rao
January 20, 2023 | 60:39 | Views: 3,266 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.36 / 5

“Net Zero” has become a buzz word today. It importance and initiatives related to it cannot be underestimated. Organizations, businesses and governments are all into it and every effort is being made to thwart the potential problems due to climate change, now and in future. What is Net Zero? And how does it impact the project management profession? This is the subject of this talk. In particular we will deliberate on the following: 1. Understanding Net Zero - the basics & current status 2. Reasons, benefits and challenges 3. Agreements & Commitments 4. Net Zero projects - Domains / Industries - Examples 5. Opportunities for project professionals


Project HEADWAY: Selling a Practical Approach to Project Management

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
January 19, 2023 | 63:24 | Views: 2,331 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

What we know from research is that the organizations that realized the greatest value from their project management practices are those who adopt practices that do fit, that are aligned and that make sense in the context of the types of projects they take on. Doing this takes work. It takes time and effort and support to make happen. The start of this challenge is often getting the support to make an investment in project management in the first place.


Dynamic Communication

by Elise Carlson
January 17, 2023 | 59:30 | Views: 3,514 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.74 / 5

In this webinar, we'll uncover ways to blast through the noise and get noticed, whether it's in-person or digital. Not only will this ensure your message is heard, but it will also make you stand out--and people will be ready to listen again.


Culturally Relevant Strategy to Achieve Meaningful Project Outcomes

by Valerie Williams-Sanchez
January 11, 2023 | 62:04 | Views: 3,720 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

In this era of unprecedented political shifts, the global health pandemic, and social justice awakenings, everyone can benefit from having the ability to navigate an evolving socio-political landscape and the needs of an increasingly diverse American population and marketplace. A new framework: Culturally Relevant Strategy is helping the market-minded to meet these needs. For professionals operating in the project management space, culturally relevant strategy offers important features and benefits. Taking cues from education pedagogy, this hybrid approach integrates strategy with multi-dimensional research, discourse, critical interpretation, and analysis, to facilitate meaningful outcomes. Learn how and much more at this informative presentation.


Storytelling for Business

by Aina Aliieva
January 11, 2023 | 59:04 | Views: 5,567 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.10 / 5

When it comes to making a meaningful connection with other people, nothing compares to your personal stories. Storytelling is a skill that empowers leaders to create common ground among teams, unleash the drive and passion of their people and share a vision for the future. Accomplished leaders employ storytelling to improve interpersonal relationships, communicate strategy and build culture. But how can you master telling compelling stories? Be heard, be remembered, and create the change you wish to see in your career with dynamic and inspiring storytelling.


Test-Driven Development in the Larger Context: TDD & ATDD

by Scott Bain
January 10, 2023 | 61:04 | Views: 6,352 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.73 / 5

This non-technical presentation examines the differences, similarities, and synergy between TDD and ATDD, and places them into the overall context of the management of an agile process.


RAID Register (Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Andy Jordan

A RAID Register consolidates risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies into one place. It is not intended to be a detailed accounting of each item, rather it represents a consolidated summary with the ability to get more details as required. The RAID Register should be reviewed in all team meetings with updates captured directly into the log.


Exploring Power Skills in Practice

presentation
by Jill Diffendal, Steve Czarniak, Mary Wanja Murekio

Pulse of the Profession® 2023: Power Skills, Redefining Project Success report highlights that power skills are increasingly important in the modern workplace. They are at the heart of leading successful teams, engaging stakeholders, and overcoming project challenges. This webinar aims to provide an understanding of the essential power skills for successful project management. The discussion will be led by industry experts (Steven Czarniak, Program Manager, Boston Scientific Project Management Center of Excellence (PM COE)and Mary Wanja Murekio, Senior Program Manager - Digital IT, Safaricom PLC )who will share their knowledge and experience on developing the four top power skills, including what they look like in action and how they contribute to a successful project; how organizations prioritize power skills, and the opportunities available for learning and development; as well as the process of evaluating power skills of teams and individual team members.


Net Zero - A Project Management Perspective

PREMIUM presentation
by Raju Rao

“Net Zero” has become a buzz word today. It importance and initiatives related to it cannot be underestimated. Organizations, businesses and governments are all into it and every effort is being made to thwart the potential problems due to climate change, now and in future. What is Net Zero? And how does it impact the project management profession? This is the subject of this talk. In particular we will deliberate on the following: 1. Understanding Net Zero - the basics & current status 2. Reasons, benefits and challenges 3. Agreements & Commitments 4. Net Zero projects - Domains / Industries - Examples 5. Opportunities for project professionals



Scaling Automation with Citizen Development

presentation
by Brooklyn Collins, Kristen Davis, Vivek Goel, Seb Johansson

Join PMI, Pipefy, and Quixy for the PMI Citizen Developer(TM) Partner’s Perspective Webinar Series where we bring you valuable insights, perspectives, and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement.


Culturally Relevant Strategy to Achieve Meaningful Project Outcomes

PREMIUM presentation
by Valerie Williams-Sanchez

In this era of unprecedented political shifts, the global health pandemic, and social justice awakenings, everyone can benefit from having the ability to navigate an evolving socio-political landscape and the needs of an increasingly diverse American population and marketplace. A new framework: Culturally Relevant Strategy is helping the market-minded to meet these needs. For professionals operating in the project management space, culturally relevant strategy offers important features and benefits. Taking cues from education pedagogy, this hybrid approach integrates strategy with multi-dimensional research, discourse, critical interpretation, and analysis, to facilitate meaningful outcomes. Learn how and much more at this informative presentation.


Dynamic Communication

PREMIUM presentation
by Elise Carlson

In this webinar, we'll uncover ways to blast through the noise and get noticed, whether it's in-person or digital. Not only will this ensure your message is heard, but it will also make you stand out--and people will be ready to listen again.


Earned Value Management (EVM) Applied to Large IT Project

PREMIUM presentation
by John Ayers

Earned Value Management (EVM) is essential to project success. It is used extensively in the Department of Defense (DOD) and construction industries but not in the IT industry. This webinar focuses on applying EVM to large IT projects. It will present: a brief overview of the EVM fundamentals; why EVM is not used on large IT projects; how to create a baseline for the project; what a rolling wave is and how to use it; and the benefits of using EVM on large IT projects.


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