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The Wisdom of 30-Minute Project Status Meetings

by Kevin Korterud

Your status meetings are too long, are attended by people that have (at best) tangential involvement, and tend to wander with the desire to check off as many of last week’s “open” meeting items as possible. Stop the madness with these important realizations.

Leadership

Sure, You Can Be a PM In Your Personal Life...but Should You?

by Andy Jordan

This practitioner never assumes the role of project manager in his life outside of work. Is that a wise decision, or a foolish one? Before you plan that next move or organize that big birthday party, consider all of these factors first.

Career Development

Topic Teasers Vol. 152: Training Kids to Be PMs

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

Question: As a project manager, I realized recently how helpful it was to use these same skills in my personal life. I don’t remember exactly how I learned them, but I’d like to make sure my kids and other young people from my extended family and friends also pick them up at an early age. They are so useful in any career. Any ideas of how to make this happen?

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Ask Us Anything - Upskilling Informal Project Managers and Project Teams with KICKOFF™

by Cristina Olaru
September 21, 2022 | 57:15 | Views: 663 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.49 / 5

In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will introduce KICKOFF™ - a FREE, 45-minute course and toolkit for informal project managers or members of project teams. KICKOFF™ guides users through the basic of project management, with bite-sized, engaging content and actionable templates, so they can effectively manage their projects from start to finish.

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Defining Greatness in Construction History: PM Secrets Revealed

by Dr. Sherif Hashem, PMP

Great construction projects deploy great project management strategies. What are the common project management qualities of these great projects—the DNA of construction greatness? This article investigates important lessons learned based on a review of some great historical projects that shape the world’s skyline.


Get More from Sprint Planning

by Bart Gerardi

Sprint planning is an important part of the agile process, but too often it’s treated as a perfunctory step to simply add stories to the upcoming sprint. Instead, teams should include goals, value and uncertainty in the discussion—and get much more out of it.


How Do You Create Compelling Collaboration?

by Sophie Wade

If we want to encourage collaboration, cooperation and empathy in your organization and team culture, we must reward it. We also need to cut through hierarchy to recognize and value what each person brings to the table and give them a real or virtual chair.


Will the Scrum Master Evolve?

by Andy Jordan

Scrum masters and project managers can form a formidable leadership team on agile initiatives. But how does that relationship and scrum master’s role evolve in a hybrid environment? For one, more attention to coaching and less to process.


Planning Your PM Free Agency

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Have you ever considered being a free agent project manager? It can be an incredibly satisfying and enjoyable way to make a career, and a life. But there are risks and challenges. Keep these tips in mind if you decide to take the plunge.


Reflections From 25 Years as an Independent PM

by Bruce Garrod

As he reflects on nearly 25 years of career independence, this experienced project manager hopes to give aspiring freelance PMs food for thought—and create opportunities for fellow entrepreneurs to reflect, compare and comment on their journey.




Accelerate Your Career by Becoming a Strategy Implementation Professional

by Antonio Nieto
September 16, 2022 | 60:05 | Views: 3,502 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.78 / 5

Strategy Implementation refers to the execution of the plans to accomplish the organization's long-term goals. It converts the opted strategy into the moves and actions of the organization to achieve the objectives. In today's world driven by change, it is a rare and valuable skill set that sets apart the most successful and influential leaders in business. Individuals with proven ability to implement strategy are in high demand worldwide. Yet, the current generation of leaders has been taught how to plan but not how to implement. This is reflected in the high strategy implementation failure rate, which drives the need for leaders to enhance their abilities and become recognized implementation specialists. Yet, often, managers and leaders are asked to implement their organization's strategy but are not provided with the guidance or any kind of roadmap to do so. To fill in this implementation gap, we have developed the Strategy Implementation Roadmap, which consists of the seven pillars required to be successful in implementation. This webinar will focus on exploring each of the pillars of this new and easy-to-apply framework that will help you build your own strategy implementation roadmap.


Closing the Charter Gap

by Mark Zessin
September 14, 2022 | 59:48 | Views: 3,957 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.61 / 5

As certified PMPs, one of our hallmarks is to be able to control scope, manage the schedule, and deliver project requirements on budget. But it is far too often that, although a project is successful in meeting scope, its projected benefits are lacking. The gap between charter and scope can result in significant unforeseen covert constraints to project impact. This leads to a variety of impact issues, ranging from the need for additional sub projects, funding, and configuration change to project management creditability and stakeholder management drama. Closing the Charter Gap is the validation of requirements against benefits and the business case to ensure that the end-product will deliver the financial, service, and cultural result it was envisioned to achieve.


The Importance of Governance & Cyber Security to Leverage Citizen Development

by Claire Sanders, Brooklyn Collins, Jesse Shiah, Pete Schaefer, Osvaldo Sousa, Laura Faughtenberry, Ian Gosling
September 14, 2022 | 58:03 | Views: 5,108 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

Join PMI, Agilepoint, Autto, Kianda, and TrackVia for the PMI Citizen Developer Partner’s Perspective Webinar Series where we bring you valuable insights, perspectives and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement.


How to Influence Without Authority/Power in the Workplace

by Sabine Winkler
September 08, 2022 | 59:40 | Views: 4,699 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.69 / 5

This webinar is ideal, when you are tasked with a big or small project or have to lead people and/or influence stakeholders, build high-performing matrix and virtual teams across functions or geographies. No matter what, working with people always requires certain skills. We will show you how you can build your own influence and power to get things done.


Power of Virtual Meeting Facilitation for Project Managers

by Maria Fafard
September 01, 2022 | 60:38 | Views: 6,594 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Ability to design and facilitate effective and engaging meetings has always been a vital skill for successful project managers. Your ability to facilitate virtual meetings and to engage your team members virtually is especially important today, as we are wrestling with challenges of our collective new reality amidst the pandemic. In this talk, I will share how to design, prepare for, and facilitate meetings that consistently achieve results, engage and motivate your team, and ensure that every voice is heard. We will dive deep into facilitation competencies and their application in virtual context.


Communication Best Practices for Effective Project Management

by Katarzyna Faughn, nicole antonovich
August 30, 2022 | 59:58 | Views: 5,679 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

In the webinar presenters will discuss various communication considerations and pitfalls, and share a set of best practices for becoming more effective project communicators who intentionally consider the Who, What, Why, When and How of effective communication.


How Supply Chains Can Be More Resilient by Practicing Lean, Green & Agile Methodologies in a Post Pandemic Era

by Goutam Sengupta
August 30, 2022 | 60:46 | Views: 3,276 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.38 / 5

Supply Chains are the back bone of economies across the world. At the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed how the supply chains collapsed in a short span of time leading the world to a disastrous condition. Many experts termed this phenomenon as Black Swan, nevertheless the world needs to formulate robust strategies in order that we do not get into this disaster in future again. Question is how do we make our Supply Chains resilient to absorb future shocks? My research undertaken on this subject has dealt with various Lean, Green and Agile Methodologies to recommend a frame work which may rescue the future supply chains from the ill effects which the COVID 19 Pandemic brought to the world. This session shall address the importance of Lean, Green and Agile to bring resilience for global supply chains. It shall elaborate on the effectiveness of Lean, Green and Agile methodologies through our work employing validated Research Methodologies during the time of the pandemic. It shall also enumerate on how Lean, Green and Agile methodologies can be suitably adapted for revival of Supply Chains in post- pandemic era.


Project HEADWAY: Going Rogue: Honest and Practical Guidance on Freelancing

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
August 18, 2022 | 61:40 | Views: 2,661 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.71 / 5

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly draws on more than thirty years of being self-employed to pull back the curtain and reveal what it takes to successfully manage as an independent professional. You'll learn the successes, the defeats and what it takes to sustain a successful freelance practice, year in and year out. If you've thought about hanging out your shingle and calling yourself "boss," this is a presentation that you won't want to miss.


Applying PM Skills to Day-to-Day Life Worksheet

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by Michael Wood

Taking time to reflect on ways you have integrated your PM skills into your day-to-day life can be an invaluable exercise. The more consciously you are aware of your competencies, the more successful you may be in your PM career—and your life journey. Use this simple worksheet as a starting point and in conjunction with the article Applying PM Skills to Day-to-Day Life.


Project Management Practice Guide for Startups

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by Mark Gray Dr. Bülent Gümüs Mihail Mihailov Igor Mrzlikar Dr. E. Gökçe Philips Algin Erozan Miha Lenic

This Project Management Practice Guide for Startups is the main output of the Outspeed Startup project, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and carried out by the PMI Turkey chapter in collaboration with the PMI Bulgaria, France and Slovenia chapters and in association with the Ankara Development Agency. This guide introduces a customized project management approach for startups.


5 Rules for Decision Making Using the 80/20 Principle

PREMIUM presentation
by Christopher Cook

The 80/20 Principle, also known as the Pareto principle, states 80% of your outputs are derived from 20% of your inputs. In other words, the majority of the tasks you get done or products your produce are a result of only a handful of activities. This presentation is designed to give you five rules to make better decisions using this principle. You will start to realize how few decisions are actually important, and when they are essential, default responses are already in place. Also, this process will help you determine what is working (double down) and what is not (change early).



Bridging Communication Gaps in Virtual Teams

PREMIUM presentation
by Donovan Hardenbrook

Utilizing the concepts of lean new product development (NPD) to improve virtual team communications can lead to increased innovation throughput and quality.


Building Stronger Teams with Cultural Diversity

PREMIUM presentation
by Trajano Leme Filho

Imagine yourself working in a multicultural team, with people spread around the world… is this just a possibility? Or a real thing that you are dealing with (or, you can see you are going to deal with this soon)? Let’s see how important is to consider diversity and national aspects of culture within our projects.


Center Stage Podcast Club: The Global Future of Talent

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by Jill Diffendal, Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP, Matthew Kohut, Ronit Avni, Cali Yost

Disruption is affecting so many aspects of how organizations operate, including how they hire and manage people. Technology, especially during the pandemic, has accelerated new ways of working that enable organizations to broaden their talent searches, while giving educated workers opportunities regardless of their geography, and offering employees flexibility to better balance work and life demands. At the same time, organizations as well as consumers are placing more value on diversity, equity and inclusion, spurring changes to both policies and workplace cultures.


Center Stage Podcast Club: The Global Future of Talent

presentation
by Jill Diffendal, Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP, Matthew Kohut, Ronit Avni, Cali Yost

Disruption is affecting so many aspects of how organizations operate, including how they hire and manage people. Technology, especially during the pandemic, has accelerated new ways of working that enable organizations to broaden their talent searches, while giving educated workers opportunities regardless of their geography, and offering employees flexibility to better balance work and life demands. At the same time, organizations as well as consumers are placing more value on diversity, equity and inclusion, spurring changes to both policies and workplace cultures.


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