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8 Ways to Minimize the Impact of Bad News

by Elizabeth Harrin

Projects don’t always go to plan. At some point in your career, there will be bad news to share with the rest of the team. Here are some tips for managing project communications in a crisis.

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7 Ways to Get Stakeholders to Communicate With You

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

As project managers, we have to pull information that is both broad and deep out of our constituents. We can’t expect them to “push” information to us proactively and package it the way we want. Here are seven ways to minimize your burden of information “pull” when working with stakeholders.

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Project HEADWAY: Stakeholder Perceptions Are Everything

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
March 16, 2023 | 60:04 | Views: 2,868 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.74 / 5

For the successful project managers, embracing stakeholders and responding to them well is essential. This webinar outlines the strategies to positively engage with your stakeholders in ways that will best position you for continued success. If you struggle with the balancing act of coordinating stakeholder desires (and who doesn’t) this webinar is for you.

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Are a PM's Boots Made for Walking the Himalayas?

by Carleton Chinner

Read how project management techniques turned a dream of walking the Himalayas into a memorable experience for one PM, who braved flight delays, tattered soles and a terrifying taxi ride to accomplish his mission.


Important PM Lessons Learned From a Life Behind the Keyboard

by Andy Jordan

All of the things we do in our everyday lives can in some way relate back to project management. Read how one PM’s reflection on his passion led to lessons we can all learn from—for both our projects and our lives.


Why AI Isn’t Coming to Take Your Job

by Andy Jordan

There’s a lot more to artificial intelligence than chatbots, and many AI applications will contribute to project management. But that doesn’t mean it's coming to take your job. In fact, AI is going to make project managers' lives a lot better.


Be Alert to Agile Goal Anti-Patterns

by Bart Gerardi

Goals are good for any team, including agile ones. However, it’s possible to set goals that seem to make sense but are ineffective and might even hurt the work of the team and the product. Let’s look at three goal setting “anti-patterns” that should be avoided.


Beyond the Traditional Agile Leader

by Andy Jordan

As agile approaches grow in popularity and enter new areas of operation, the demand for people with agile experience and skillsets increases. To fulfill that demand, it may be time to rethink the ‘ideal’ agile candidate, focusing on capabilities not IT backgrounds.




Becoming a Sustainable Project Manager

by Lonnie Pacelli

High-priority projects can take away from time with loved ones, diminishing the quantity and quality of our relationships. When burning the midnight oil becomes the rule versus the exception, it’s time to focus your energy on becoming a sustainable PM.


The Importance of Project Management in Citizen Development

by Arjun Jamnadass, Osvaldo Sousa, Bailey Truesdale, Alex Dobson, Mark Pinard, Claudia Alcelay
March 21, 2023 | 61:55 | Views: 1,589 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Join PMI, Joget, AgilePoint, Kianda, and Pipefy for another session of 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.


Low Code/No Code & Traditional Development, Which One to Choose for Your Next Project?

by amr swalha
March 17, 2023 | 60:16 | Views: 589 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.26 / 5

As Low Code/No Code tools are gaining popularity daily, traditional development is still relevant. It will always be a good option for many projects created and needed daily. But, if you have a project that is due soon, which one you must select and what is the actual tradeoff between the two? In this webinar, we will see which path is suitable and how you can select the appropriate method. In the long run, what is the cost and how you will be able to maintain your work?


BANI world, Is it a Boon or Bane for Enterprises?

by Ashutosh Bhatawadekar
March 16, 2023 | 59:17 | Views: 1,376 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

In this talk I cover Why individuals & organizations need to be constantly on their toes and be ready to face the Future in the new BANI world. I will also list some of the tectonic changes an organization needs to make to not only survive but shine in the new world order.


Data Analytics for Project Managers

by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George, Vipul Vashisht, Ph.D., Sarah Johnson
March 09, 2023 | 61:12 | Views: 5,100 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

Why is data analytics important for project managers? What should project managers know about data analytics tools? This webinar will answer both questions and describe what is possible with current data analytics and business intelligence tools. Attendees will leave with a better idea of how data analytics can positively impact project management outcomes and how they can utilize data analytics tools and techniques to get there.


Critical Thinking for Project Leaders

by Aina Aliieva, Michael Hoagland
March 02, 2023 | 61:16 | Views: 6,014 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.57 / 5

This webinar will explore methods and skills of the critical thinking process including recognizing bias and the psychological factors that hinder critical thinking. The presenters will also have a discussion with some examples from their quite diverse backgrounds on the role of critical thinking in project management.


Project Success Trifactor: Transformational Leadership, Organizational Change Management, and Project Management

by Dr. Patricia Anderson
March 01, 2023 | 60:22 | Views: 3,496 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.69 / 5

In OCM, the most common mistake is to focus only on transitioning to the new systems or processes and not on the people. People are the single most important factor that drives successful change adoption. Organizations that fail to deliver their strategic initiatives often find the lack of stakeholder involvement and engagement counterproductive. Stakeholders view proposed changes through their beliefs and perceptive filters. During this session, learn the difference between change and transformation and why the latter is preferred. You will also learn about the different leadership and OCM practices to engage in through the project phases and which to avoid. Learn how to move from the abstract to the “why” and then on to the concrete “how” we’re going to change and drive successful project outcomes.


Managing Enterprise and Global Telecom Migration

by Abdulbaseer mohammed
February 28, 2023 | 59:08 | Views: 1,722 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.36 / 5

This webinar covers large Enterprise and Global migration of Infrastructure and telecommunication platforms from on prem to cloud or from legacy to more advanced and preferably cloud or from owning to leasing or from managing to subscribing.


Telling the Project Story with Data

by David Davis, Lynda Carter
February 23, 2023 | 60:46 | Views: 7,095 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.26 / 5

This presentation will focus on providing a message about your project with supporting data. It will be a pragmatic approach to better engage your audience and help them retain your message. There will be examples of the stories and the appropriate means of communicating the message.


Enabling Agility: Addressing the Hidden Costs That Exist in Every Agile Project

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by Scott Bain

This presentation will introduce the arguments in favor of adopting agile processes, then examine these hidden costs and suggest ways to not only overcome them, but to actually capitalize on them. Also, some concrete steps that can be taken immediately will be offered. No technical knowledge will be required to attend; this talk is intended for everyone.


Low Code/No Code & Traditional Development, Which One to Choose for Your Next Project?

PREMIUM presentation
by amr swalha

As Low Code/No Code tools are gaining popularity daily, traditional development is still relevant. It will always be a good option for many projects created and needed daily. But, if you have a project that is due soon, which one you must select and what is the actual tradeoff between the two? In this webinar, we will see which path is suitable and how you can select the appropriate method. In the long run, what is the cost and how you will be able to maintain your work?


Portfolio HEADWAY: Selecting the Right Projects: Just Because It Is A Great Project Doesn't Mean It Is The Right Project

PREMIUM presentation
by Craig Curran-Morton

A major step in any portfolio is ensuring that the organization selects the right projects to proceed with at the right time. While most projects have some merit, that merit has to be weighted against the value that other projects will bring to an organization. Not every project should be done right here and right now. This Portfolio HEADWAY webinar will examine the process of selecting a project--from documenting and screening the original idea, developing a business case, making the final selection and then prioritizing those selected projects. Join us for this webinar! This might just be the right presentation at the right time for you.


The Importance of Project Management in Citizen Development

presentation
by Arjun Jamnadass, Osvaldo Sousa, Bailey Truesdale, Alex Dobson, Mark Pinard, Claudia Alcelay

Join PMI, Joget, AgilePoint, Kianda, and Pipefy for another session of 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.


Project HEADWAY: Stakeholder Perceptions Are Everything

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

For the successful project managers, embracing stakeholders and responding to them well is essential. This webinar outlines the strategies to positively engage with your stakeholders in ways that will best position you for continued success. If you struggle with the balancing act of coordinating stakeholder desires (and who doesn’t) this webinar is for you.


Portfolio Financial Planning Worksheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Andy Jordan

Organizations plan portfolios based on the available funds for discretionary investments. However, that can get complex quickly. As a result, organizations usually have less money available than they think. This worksheet helps identify the point at which the available funds run dry.


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

PREMIUM deliverable
by William Davis

UPDATED for 2023! 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 2023! 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.


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