Project Management

Agile

What’s Taking So Long? Little’s Law Holds the Answer

by Johanna Rothman

While teams might realize they’re slower than normal, they might not realize they can measure this slowness with Little’s Law. Once they measure, they can create several options to speed their work and reduce the pressure.

Organizational Culture

Green Is Mainstream…Are You?

by Andy Jordan

As project managers continue to secure greater autonomy over how they work, the importance of sustainability in approach and solutions becomes ever more important. How can PMs become green catalysts?

Career Development

Are You Developing the Skills That Truly Make a Difference?

by Andy Jordan

The skills that have allowed you to reach the point in your career where you are currently are different from the ones that will allow you to grow in the future. PMs who want to enjoy healthy career success need to become experts in a handful of categories.

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Project HEADWAY: Practically Managing Less Conventional Projects

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 16, 2022 | 63:25 | Views: 1,995 | 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.

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DA 5.6 is released

from Disciplined Agile posted by Curtis Hibbs on

On 30 June 2022, we released Disciplined Agile (DA) v5.6. The focus of this release was to: Add the Transformation process goal diagram. Improve consistency in the way we descri ...


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.


Accountability Requires Commitment

by Rick Brandon

Project leaders need their teams to be accountable to tasks, deadlines, quality and a host of other things. But without position-level authority, gaining commitment is a common challenge. Avoiding these three faulty commitment expectations can help.


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.


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.


The Spotify Model: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide

by Vili Mileva Yankova
June 23, 2022 | 57:13 | Views: 883 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.48 / 5

The Spotify model is a scaled agile approach, which emphasizes on the importance of culture, network, people engagement and contribution. It helps organizations to increase their innovation, communication, accountability and quality. The model successfully combines technology and culture in the context of squads, tribes, chapters, guilds and alliances.


The Citizen Developer’s Role in Digital Transformation Projects

by Derya Sousa, Mat Rule, Claire Sanders, Frank Weigel, Ananth Avva, Dalibor Ninkovic, Brooklyn Collins
June 22, 2022 | 60:03 | Views: 937 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

Join PMI, Pipefy, Toca, Kianda and Google for the second edition of the PMI Citizen Developer Partner Perspective where we bring you valuable insights, perspectives and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement. Moderating the session: The Citizen Developer’s Role in Digital Transformation Projects, is Dalibor Ninkovic, Manager of Citizen Developer at PMI. Dali will be giving our audience a short introduction into citizen development and the PMI Citizen Developer practice before jumping into speaker introductions. Dali will be joined by low-code and no-code industry leaders Ananth Avva, President COO at Pipefy, Frank Weigel General Manager of Google Cloud’s Business Application Platform at Google, Frank Weigel GM for Google Appsheet. Mat Rule CEO and Founder at Toca and Derya Sousa, COO and Co- founder at Kianda. The panel will discuss increasing digital demands and digital transformation projects, the important role the Project Manager plays in the success of these projects and how citizen development can have a positive impact on culture. The second discussion topic will focus on using citizen development to bridge the digital skills gap and empower IT and non-IT professionals to create custom solutions, the guardrails that need to be in place to safely adopt citizen development and the increase in job satisfaction this technology can have on individuals.


Strategic Analysis and Decision-Making Process for Complex Projects

by Esra Tepeli
June 21, 2022 | 62:17 | Views: 2,784 | 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: 2,083 | 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: 1,995 | 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: 2,499 | 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.


The Game of Pivots

by Naila Qazi
June 08, 2022 | 61:11 | Views: 3,332 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.60 / 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.


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: 4,293 | 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.


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

deliverable
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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