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10 Things To Keep In Mind Before Volunteering

by Mayte Mata-Sivera, Yasmina Khelifi

Make this the year you volunteer! You can discover new ways to grow professionally—but you may have many questions and doubts. Here we cover some common ones to help you get started on your journey to fulfillment.

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Dealing with Development Regulations: 7 Tips for Public Project Managers

by Hope Gibson

There are several things you can do when presented with development requirements that either don’t seem appropriate for your project—or that present unintended consequences for the often unique, typically very custom projects that public project managers are regularly assigned.

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New Practitioners

You’re Never Too Old

by Andy Jordan

Not all new project managers are 20-somethings straight out of school. And if you are a more experienced new PM, there can be some unique challenges.

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The Agile Enterprise: COVID & Lessons Learned

by Stelian Roman
January 20, 2022 | 58:51 | Views: 1,765 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

COVID - the word that has impacted our lives at a planetary level over the past couple of years. The changes introduced by the pandemic impacted organizations as a whole and, of course, the way we deliver projects. This webinar is a practitioner's reflections on how COVID accelerated (real) agility, not only by forcing people to think outside of the box but to learn how to adapt to a new 'normal'; work and collaborate remotely; and use technology to support change rather than driving it. From an Agile perspective, COVID forced agility beyond small 'projects' delivered by a team of software developers. COVID also uncovered some shortcomings of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development version of Agile.

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Citizen Development Case Study Round Up Series: The Future of Project Management

by PMI

This month, we are bringing you real-life stories of how citizen development can help project managers to be more successful. Throughout this series, we will explore how project management combined with citizen development will improve efficiency, reduce costs, and speed up project activities through the adoption of digital solutions and automation of workflows.


6 New Year Resolutions for PMs & Organizations

by Bruce Harpham

The new year brings the promise of new potential. In that spirit, we share six habits for you and your organization to consider testing. Pick one habit to take for a test drive this quarter and see if it makes you more successful!


This Year, Make Different Leadership Mistakes

by Andy Jordan

It’s much more important to focus on different mistakes rather than fewer mistakes. Trying to minimize errors may see a reduction in the total number of mistakes, but the mistake of not committing is far more serious.


Do You Have the Personality to Be a Good PM?

by Andy Jordan

What makes a successful project manager? What does the ideal PM look like? The answers might surprise you, as there is so much more to project management than the stereotypical traits we all assume we need to excel at.


Stop Asking, Start Telling

by Andy Jordan

Project managers are not assertive enough to thrive in today’s world. Let’s resolve to change that. (Warning: This requires a change in project management attitude, and for some PMs that will be the hardest part!)


2022 CIO Success Guide: Where Do We Go From Here?

by Michael Wood

The old mantra “do more with less” could be just around the corner. The level of uncertainty is paramount for organizations, and there is not a one-size-fits-all strategy that CIOs can follow. Where do CIOs go as a painful 2021 ends and 2022 promises more of the same?


Influencing Stakeholders: Three Mistakes You Must Avoid

by Vivian Hairston Blade

To be a person of influence requires a shift in perspective about what influence is and how it works. Rather than a one-time act of manipulation, think of influence as a way of life.


The Impact of Technology on Project Execution & Values

by Lenka Pincot, Manoel Branco Pedro, Chintan Oza, Monica Mancini, Brighton Chiwera

The adaptation and implementation of new technologies and business strategies has become a major organizational challenge. Here we look at how proper utilization of a wide skill set within the project management discipline can help.


Project HEADWAY: A Wish For the Future of Project Management

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
January 20, 2022 | 60:38 | Views: 1,931 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.65 / 5

In this webinar, we look to the future of the project management community. In particular, Mark Mullaly explores his wishes for the future of project management. He looks at where project management has come from and where it is, and expresses his aspirations for what it might still become. For anyone that is an enthusiastic practitioner of project management, this is a webinar you won't want to miss.



4 Ways Volunteering Will Make You a Better Project Manager for the New Normal

by Mayte Mata-Sivera, Yasmina Khelifi
December 17, 2021 | 59:34 | Views: 7,926 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.42 / 5

We’ll share our stories and insights on how volunteering has helped us to become better project managers. We were convinced volunteering was not for us and yet, these rich human experiences have turned us into passionate volunteers, thanks to the incredible learning we can gain.


Project HEADWAY: Making Mentoring Actually Work

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
December 16, 2021 | 62:13 | Views: 5,525 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.66 / 5

Mentoring programs can work, but there are some fundamental pre-conditions for success. Where those are met, the outcomes can be extraordinary. Where they are not, the effort can fall flat on its face. If you are being asked to mentor, are hoping to be mentored or are trying to get a mentoring program to thrive—or at least move forward—in your organization, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.


The Agile Enterprise: What’s Next?

by Stelian Roman
December 16, 2021 | 57:51 | Views: 8,128 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Agile, the approach that was created to replace Lean Six Sigma in 1970, is now 'scaling-up' by reverting to Lean Practices like Kanban, Theory of Constraints, Voice of Customer, Kaizen, etc. Agile Manufacturing started decades before the Software development versions of Agile, and it is still ahead. Looking at the achievements and evolution of Agile Manufacturing, we can hopefully forecast how the popular version of Agile introduced by the Manifesto for Agile Software Development will evolve. This webinar is a comparison of Enterprise Agile used in Manufacturing and other business domains, like Construction and Health, with the team-based Agile used in Software development.


Procurement Management – Important Concepts in Partner Selection

by Manish Mohandas
December 10, 2021 | 60:24 | Views: 5,844 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.42 / 5

As any Project Management professional would appreciate, Procurement Management is an important element of managing complex projects. In his webinar in November 2020 (Titled “Procurement Management – a review of Important concepts”), Manish had discussed important concepts of Procurement management. Based on the feedback received from the previous webinar he has attempted to cover various aspects of selection of suppliers, contractors, consultants and other vendors (addressed as partners in general). The concepts of identifying and shortlisting partners based on technical competence and financial capability etc. will be discussed. Further the aspect of assessment of bid capacity for a particular project based on the partner’s position at any given point in time will also be discussed. These concepts will be discussed with examples and case studies. This webinar should help the Project Management professionals select the right partners to enable an efficient and effective procurement for their projects.


How to Jumpstart Your Project Management Career

by Anju Aggarwal
December 08, 2021 | 60:15 | Views: 4,562 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

If you lack formal project management training, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with this new responsibility. What accidental project managers often need, is a fast-track learning program to give them the necessary confidence to see projects through to a successful delivery. They need to grow critical project management competencies and learn how to overcome the biggest challenges on projects. I will share 10 steps to jumpstart your PM career, without worrying too much about the nitty-gritty of PM. When starting out, these tips will make a big difference in your experience. If you are considering a career in project management, this webinar provides 10 tips for success in your PM career. Whether you are handling your first project as an accidental project manager or simply wish to achieve higher levels of success in your next project, this webinar is an ideal match for you.


Little Disciplined Agile Fixes for Big Product Owner Challenges

by Andrew Burns
December 07, 2021 | 60:56 | Views: 10,022 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

Disciplined Agile comes forward with a tool kit full of possibilities limited only by a practitioner’s creativity. Come to this session to learn a facilitation pattern for acting on large scale Retrospective feedback. Leave this session realizing that agile’s fast-failure ideas are fine, but Disciplined Agile’s succeed-sooner philosophy delivers faster learning cycles and Business Value more rapidly.


Statistical PERT® (SPERT™) Estimation Worksheet for Task Duration Forecasting

PREMIUM deliverable
by William Davis

UPDATED for 2022! This spreadsheet has worksheets showing the results of a Monte Carlo simulation on a sample project's work effort hours, and a companion estimate using Statistical PERT. This way, you can see how you can use just the built-in functions of Microsoft Excel to do probabilistic, risk-based estimation. Textbox comments have been added to the worksheets to aid in understanding. Use this in conjunction with the article Risk Management Starts Sooner Than You Think.


Statistical PERT® Beta Edition

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by William Davis

UPDATED for 2022! Statistical PERT® (SPERT®) is a freely licensed, probabilistic, estimation technique. Use Statistical PERT to estimate uncertainties that have bell-shaped risk properties, like: task duration, work effort, revenue, expenses, agile story points, project portfolios, event attendance and more. Use in conjunction with the article Getting Beta with Statistical PERT.


Statistical PERT™ (SPERT™) Estimation Worksheet

deliverable
by William Davis

Updated for 2022! Statistical PERT is an estimation technique that project professionals use to align expectations and make better business decisions. Use Statistical PERT to create a probabilistic forecast for many project uncertainties, such as how much your project will cost, or when you might deploy the next agile release. Statistical PERT easily models a wide variety of uncertainties using built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel, making estimation easy to do—even for people who don't like statistics.



Project HEADWAY: A Wish For the Future of Project Management

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

In this webinar, we look to the future of the project management community. In particular, Mark Mullaly explores his wishes for the future of project management. He looks at where project management has come from and where it is, and expresses his aspirations for what it might still become. For anyone that is an enthusiastic practitioner of project management, this is a webinar you won't want to miss.


International Meeting Planner

PREMIUM deliverable
by Brent Baldwinson

Now more than ever, it's challenging to schedule meetings that cater to workers in multiple time zones. The International Meeting Planner helps you choose the optimal time for your international meetings based on the number of attendees—and the local time—in each time zone. The red-amber-green color coding shows you (and the team) at a glance how friendly (or unfriendly) a suggested meeting time is for up to nine time zones.


Project HEADWAY: Making Mentoring Actually Work

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

If you are being asked to mentor, are hoping to be mentored or are trying to get a mentoring program to thrive—or at least move forward—in your organization, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.



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