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Are Your Career Habits Helping or Hurting Your Growth?

by Bruce Harpham

Your daily routine has the power to help or hurt your career growth. As project managers, we know the value of using processes and other resources that reinforce quality and effectiveness. It’s time to apply the same disciplined thinking to our career. Read about four habits you should avoid...and some you should adopt.

Career Development

The Danger of Project Manager Burnout

by Bruce Garrod

Project management can be a 24-hour job…should It be? As PMs, we see ourselves as the center of very important work. We are driven to achieve and take great pleasure in seeing deliverables materialize. But we must set limits to avoid burnout.

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Is Career Legacy Important?

by Andy Jordan

Many of us invest a tremendous amount of time, energy and money into developing our career. But when we’ve achieved what we want, then what? Do you consider the legacy of your career, and how do you define it?

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The Rise of the Chief Project Officer in the C-Suite, And What You Need To Do To Become One

by Antonio Nieto
July 21, 2022 | 60:11 | Views: 4,058 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.66 / 5

With the significant increase in automation of operations and the increase in change initiatives and project work, a new role is emerging in the executive committee. Companies are beginning to consolidate responsibility for orchestrating and successfully implementing the organization’s continuous transformation and significant strategic initiatives within a single C-level executive. And it’s not only multinationals and for-profit organizations. The chief project officer goes far beyond the traditional Project Management Officer role or the direct sponsorship of individual projects.

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OBS Reports

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I'm looking for ideas for what would make up an OBS report. Early research shows an EVM report by OBS on a single project. I was thinking it more of a portfolio management tool where a mngr/exec/sui ...






Agile Teams Are People, Too

by Andy Jordan

There is a welcome focus on wellbeing in the workplace these days, but we need to ensure that expectations are realistic for everyone. It doesn’t always happen on fast-paced agile projects, where the human toll on software development teams to deliver is often ignored.


Build Integrated Teams for Project Success

by John Flanagan

As the healthcare landscape shifts, project management innovations will continue to evolve. But fundamental principles—including the importance of relationships and close collaboration—will remain the same. Here are three success factors learned from a recent hospital renovation.


Get More from Your Sprint Review

by Bart Gerardi

A sprint review is an essential part of the agile process, where the team can demo new features and functionality. But the demo is only half the story. The sprint review is also an opportunity for productive conversation and feedback between the team and stakeholder, which will lead to a better product.


9 Agile Tenets for Public Sector

by ProjectManagement.com

A new report from Project Management Institute and the National Academy of Public Administration outlines nine tenets that federal agencies can implement to become more effective, efficient and equitable.


Are You Ready for the Digital World?

by Andy Jordan

The digital revolution is here to stay, and it's highly disruptive—which is a scary reality. But there’s no reason why project managers, PMOs and all stakeholders in project delivery can’t leverage it to deliver higher levels of performance.


Climate Change and the Evolution of the Project Management Profession

by Efrosyni Konstantinou, Vedran Zerjav

The climate crisis is a prime example of a Grand Challenge, one with an increasing urgency that needs to be addressed. Up to now, project management as a profession has been key for “getting things done,” and as such is likely to be part of the solution for climate change. But it may not be a straightforward process.


The PMO as Service Provider

by Andy Jordan

There’s been a lot of focus on empowering project delivery teams to work how they see fit, but what are the implications of that for PMOs in terms of their day-to-day work? There’s no single answer, but a services menu model can help.


Topic Teasers Vol. 150: Programming With Purpose

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

Question: I am managing millennials who really want to feel a purpose to their work, not just have a job. But the organization is expecting us to deliver a return on their investment. How can I blend in “improving society” into my web development projects without increasing their cost? Seems like a hopeless undertaking.


The Best Practices for Implementing Citizen Development & Low Code/No Code Technology

by Vivek Gondi, Claire Sanders, Brooklyn Collins, Raveesh Dewan, Jesse Shiah, Kristen Davis
July 25, 2022 | 57:12 | Views: 4,162 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

Join PMI, Agilepoint, Joget, Pipefy, and Quixy for the PMI Citizen Developer Live Webinar Series where we bring you valuable insights, perspectives and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement. Moderating the session: The Best Practices for Implementing Citizen Development & Low-Code and No-Code Technology, is Claire Sanders, Manager of the Citizen Developer Partner Program at PMI. Claire will be giving our audience a short introduction into citizen development and the PMI Citizen Developer practice before jumping into speaker introductions. Claire will be joined by low-code and no-code industry leaders Jesse Shiah, Co-Founder & CEO at AgilePoint, Raveesh Dewan, President and CEO of Joget, Kristen Davis, Director of Customer Solutions Marketing at Pipefy and Vivek Goel, Vice President, Marketing and Evangelism at Quixy. The panel will discuss how to start your citizen development journey, what projects are best suited for low code/no code technology and what members of an organization should be at the forefront of implementing citizen development. The second discussion topic will focus on the best practices for implementing citizen development, important aspects of the citizen developer canvas and how to best mitigate risk when introducing low code/no code technology.


IGNITING Virtual Compliance Training ACTIVITIES!

by Liz Wool
July 21, 2022 | 57:20 | Views: 2,223 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.62 / 5

Attendees will be equipped to Ignite Virtual Compliance Training ACTIVITIES FOR Learner Engagement with instructional design, use of various activities and digital technology that engages the experienced and less - experienced learner.


Project HEADWAY: Bare Bones Project Management

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
July 21, 2022 | 60:46 | Views: 4,404 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.74 / 5

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly takes project management to its bare bones, and builds it up again into an essential framework that you can manage and use just about anywhere.


The Circular Economy - What Does It Mean For Project Professionals?

by Raju Rao
July 20, 2022 | 60:37 | Views: 2,803 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.28 / 5

On the road towards a sustainable future, one of the topics which finds frequent mention is the circular economy. This requires that we look at initiatives with a total and holistic perspective. This applies to project professionals as well. How do we as project managers reconcile between project as a temporary endeavor with a circular economy which is essentially long-term and operational in nature? How can we contribute towards and benefit from this economic activity? This talk will deliberate on understanding the opportunities and challenges of a circular economy and what it presents for project professionals. It will help in further exploring our roles in our projects, organizations and society. Examples and case studies will be included to give a picture of current happenings.


Making the Project Charter Success Focused

by David Davis
July 11, 2022 | 60:41 | Views: 5,525 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

A lean, concise, and easy-to-read charter allows the team to focus on delivering within the success criteria. This presentation discusses this new paradigm and impact to organizations, as well as the roll of charters in funding capacity, EPICS and charters, and integrated work teams. Can we deliver value faster if we adopt new business rules regarding the project faster?


Project Organizing for Tackling Grand Challenges in Emergent Markets

by Nuno Gil
July 08, 2022 | 61:34 | Views: 7,939 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Lessons from Brazil’s Social Housing Movement This webinar will illuminate novel forms of project organizing to tackle grand challenges in emergent economies. So ,shed light on novel forms of project organizing to tackle socio-economic problems that are so complex, uncertain, and difficult to resolve that they can often seem intractable, with an emphasis on developing countries. Drawing from extensive fieldwork on the emergence of participatory social movement organizations that nest self-governing project teams to tackle the housing crisis in São Paulo, Brazil, Nuno will share how organizations can harness the power of self-managed projects to unleash cooperation, creativity, and adaptability without compromising internal organizational cohesiveness. A key insight Nuno will share is how to create a virtuous architecture of participation: one where by leveraging managerial control to build order inside the self-managed project teams, the organization builds capacity for the projects to contribute to spontaneous self-organizing activities, the result of which increases the beneficial effect of self-governing projects. Nuno will discuss implications to private and public-sector organizations which are willing to consider establishing autonomous project teams in the pursuit of solutions for grand challenges.


Do These Eight Things to Ensure Successful Delivery of Your Large IT Project - Part 1

by Uri Galimidi 
July 06, 2022 | 60:51 | Views: 3,176 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

This presentation is based on eight recent Project Management Surveys including PMI, PwC, McKinsey and others. While these eight elements of project success may be intuitively known to many Project Managers, the approach to addressing them may not be as common knowledge and definitely not common practice. The presentation discusses the eight most important success factors for large technology-based projects, based on the results of the surveys (included in the reference slide).


Innovation Narratives and Leadership

by Natalya Sergeeva
July 05, 2022 | 57:24 | Views: 11,326 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

Managers construct narratives of innovation and ascribe themselves with informal roles such as leaders and champions of innovation (Sergeeva, 2016; Sergeeva and Green, 2019; Sergeeva and Liu, 2019). They are expected to create and communicate innovation narratives for both internal employees and stakeholders. The presentation discusses the crucial role of innovation leaders in stimulating and promoting innovations in projects and organizations. The processes of narrating and leading are connected and are important processes in project organizing. These processes are increasingly recognized as essential for successful delivery of projects/megaprojects that impact policy-making, strategizing, the economy and society as a whole. In this webinar, you will learn about Innovation narratives and leadership, and processes of leading and narrating. Key definitions and examples will be discussed. The presentation is based on longitudinal research studies in innovation and project management research.


Governance of Innovation in Portfolios, Programs and Projects

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by Michael Knapp, Dr Chris Stevens

The importance of governance in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects (3P) is reflected in part by the development of standards for governance (PMI, 2016) as well as by the increasing attention being paid to governance in management/academic literature, and in practice. At the same time, organizations increasingly aim to improve their innovation capabilities, enabling them to survive in today’s dynamic, competitive environment. However, there is little guidance in research literature on whether and how 3P governance can be designed to support and promote innovation. The escalating importance of project delivery in organizations, especially for innovation, further highlights the need for better understanding of the relationship between governance, innovation, and success in 3P.



A Risk-Based Management Approach to Third-Party Data Security, Risk and Compliance

PREMIUM presentation
by Robert Putrus

The presentation describes process guidelines and framework for the enterprises’ board of directors and senior management teams to consider when providing oversight, examination and risk management of third-party business relationships in the areas of information technology, systems and cyber security.


A Strategy-Driven Approach to Regulatory Implementation

PREMIUM presentation
by Alexandra Wong

Less than half of organizations consistently report high strategic alignment in their project management practices despite established research linking business success to strategic alignment in projects. Regulatory implementation programs, in particular, are susceptible to being operationally (as opposed to strategically) managed with the sole focus on “getting the job done”.


Agile Software Development from the Product Owner Perspective

PREMIUM presentation
by Everton de Dias

Software development is frequently discussed from a project management perspective, focusing on knowledge areas, challenges, specific business cases. In this presentation, we want to discuss Agile Software development from the Product Owner perspective, his/her role, profile, performance and challenges.


Blockchain Overview - Opportunities and Challenges for Project Managers

PREMIUM presentation
by Tareq Shaheen

An explanation of blockchain both on the technical level and the business level. This technology will be described and explore the business use cases where blockchain technology is seen to be of great value. Blockchain projects will grow exponentially in the future; as such, project managers will benefit from better understanding the technical and business sides of blockchain.


Building Project-Based Learning Organizations: 10 Mechanisms Influencing Project Learning

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by Anna Wiewiora, Ashley Forsyth

Project learning is a vital prerequisite for innovation as it directly contributes to project and organizational capability development. As more organizations become project-based, there is an emergent need to understand how these organizations can overcome challenges of disruptive learning cycles caused by project temporality and employee mobility. Project learning occurs on the individual, team, and organizational level. Individual learning happens through intuiting and interpreting, learning by doing, experiencing using metaphors and cognitive maps. Team learning occurs through the integration of individual learnings, which result in shared understanding and mutual adjustment of mental models.


How an Award Winning Project Stopped Nuclear Waste from Threatening the Environment

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by Lorelie Kaid, Sebastien Guillot

In 2012, tank AY-102 was found to be leaking nuclear waste. In order to remediate the threat of potential hazardous materials leaking into the environment, the tank needed to be replaced quickly! The Hanford Double Shell Tank AY-102 Recovery Project successfully transferred nuclear waste into a double shell tank for safe storage with no safety issues, ahead of schedule, and US$8.7 million under budget. This project was the winner of the 2017 PMI Project of the Year Award. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.


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