After the events of the last few years, project managers can give back in ways they may not even realize. We must fully understand what we have to offer—and ensure that those we seek to help have that same understanding.
The DE/I Mindset in Project Management focus on a holistic approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE/I) in project and program management by equipping managers and leaders with an deepen understanding of culturally responsive practices, techniques to better improve team outcomes, and developing stronger relationships.
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Customer satisfaction surveys are one of the most used feedback mechanisms. I have conducted several surveys for internal tools used by engineers within the companies that I worked at, and here I summ ...
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It seems like the word "transformation" crops up about everywhere these days so here’s some friendly advice. Since we haven’t reached maximum hype, just insert the word transform ...
I frequently see questions asked in project management discussion groups about hybrid projects. As I wrote in last week's article, projects themselves can't be waterfall, agile, traditional or ...
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Tom looked at the clock. “Midnight,” he said to himself as he took a sip of coffee. The milestone review for the second phase of the project was the next day. As he updated the project ...
Organizational success depends upon cultural understanding. This is particularly true for project managers, who are the epitome of organizational players who need to exercise influence while possessing limited authority.
In this article, you will learn tips and tricks on how to adopt citizen development from nine experts that were interviewed as part of the Ask the Expert Series 2021 at PMI.org.
When an organization seeks to leverage agile practices and principles across multiple areas of the business, it must take steps to ensure that legacy groups and functions are not left behind or excluded from the process. It’s not about minimizing disruption; it’s maximizing benefits.
Projects that don’t deliver incremental value run the risk of growing stale, or worse, not growing at all. By maintaining a steady stream of constant, frequent, small releases, the product or solution is in a state of continual improvement, with each release better than the last.
With ongoing restrictions to in-person collaboration and collocation, a hospital project team used virtual tools and strategies to streamline the design and construction process, finishing faster than planned while accommodating change requests despite a compressed schedule.
Managing by financial measures alone is a recipe for disaster. We need more ways to determine if an organization is successful. Here we address two key challenges to illustrate why focusing on organizational culture matters.
A new survey suggests that many organizations are truly out of touch with how their employees feel about their organizations, that they don’t realize that engagement levels are so relatively low. How can we bridge this gap before things get worse?
Rituals help employees develop a sense of belonging to the team. But organizational culture is steeped in tacit knowledge, the unwritten and unspoken rules. How can you grasp these rituals if you are new to the project or team?
In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will provide an overview of PMI’s Certification offerings through the Certification Framework. PMI was founded by volunteers in 1969 and since then has provided certifications and credentials to allow individuals to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Today’s employment market has been impacted by the disruption of traditional business models due to the continued move to a project oriented economy and global events impacting supply chains and the way individuals work. No longer does the ‘corporate ladder’ meet the needs of employees. The Certification Framework provides a view of the more ‘squiggly’ career paths that are coming into focus now and should be with us in the future. In this session, the Certification team will introduce and describe the breadth of products available and provide an opportunity for you to interact with the Product Owners. If you are interested in learning more about possible next steps in the profession, this webinar will be a must-attend event for you.
There are hundreds of different Agile Certifications from competing organizations. Even the authors of the Scrum Framework decided to have separate certifications, and later to create various levels. Due to its popularity, the Scrum Master role transcended the Scrum Framework and is now included in many other frameworks - even when those frameworks don't include a Scrum team. This webinar is a cost/benefit analysis of how Agile Certifications can help project delivery, offering examples of when a certification helps and what a Project Manager should look for when choosing a certification.
If you scan the headlines you will see the word “resilience” just about everywhere. The concept is particularly true for project managers since there is little doubt that the last 2 years have been particularly challenging on many fronts. Not only must the projects survive, they must be adaptable and thrive. The growth of business transformation, perhaps accelerated by Covid19, appears to have a correlation to increased unethical business behavior. In this presentation, we demonstrate how to use ethical decision-making principles to make wise decisions.
The expectations and responsibilities of a Business Analyst (BA) are extremely versatile and vary based on the type of project that is being completed. This session covers the similarities and differences of the BA role in each of the predictive, incremental, and iterative project approaches. Focus is placed on working in the virtual environment and driving value centric delivery. Borrowing the “Context Matters and Choice is Good” concept from Disciplined Agile, we explore how a BA analyzes the Context of the situation, defines an iteration goal of what is to be accomplished, and then selects the best approach to achieve that goal. This three step approach requires a large range of skills and knowledge that helps define a distinguished Business Analyst.
The first 100 days for any leader entering office marks a major milestone. He/she is judged on the performance during that period and the opinion set during that time persists throughout his/her tenure. As a PMO leader, you should take this standard upon yourself. This will most likely not be set as an expectation by your stakeholders, but this plan of action will be largely appreciated by them.
If you manage change and struggle with how to get support and traction, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.
The global pandemic has brought projects to center stage, making it clear that we are all project managers, and leaders are all executive sponsors. At work, in our personal lives, and on the news, projects were suddenly everywhere, and we were part of them. Individuals and organizations have learned to come together and collaborate in new ways to develop previously unimagined solutions to unanticipated problems, as demonstrated by the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine-development project. The pandemic has shown the world how project managers can deliver new ideas and change infrastructure and systems at an accelerated pace.
This one hour session explores how to apply every day the shared leadership concept in the project and programs and how/to which extent delegate. This new concept of shared leadership brings interesting challenges to project and program managers involved in hybrid, waterfall and agile projects.