Project Management

Organizational Culture

Can Companies Ever Save Money by Eliminating a PM?

by Andy Jordan

In an effort to reduce costs—and citing technology that can supposedly automate and streamline some tasks—companies might be convinced they can eliminate one or more project manager positions. Here's why that is a horrible idea.

Artificial Intelligence

AI in Project Management: Best Practices From Our Project

by Marly Nilsson

PMI Sweden led an extraordinary exploration of artificial intelligence and its impact on project professionals, resulting in multiple reports, webinars, articles and more. Here, read about key success factors that can inspire you to pursue your own dream projects.

Organizational Culture

Learned Helplessness and Lost Value

by Joseph Russell

Failing to keep employees engaged at work causes long-lasting heartache for HR, supervisors, and senior executives. And it’s detrimental to the growth of any organization’s most precious resource: its people. Here are some solutions to try.

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The Immediate Benefits of Adopting Generative AI for Project Management

by Edivandro Conforto, Riam Chazbek, Rupal Bhandari, Deeksha Singh, Deeksha Singh Singh
June 25, 2024 | 57:55 | Views: 9,964 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.56 / 5

Explore the evolving landscape of project management with GenAI. Join us for insights on adoption, performance enhancements, and real-world success stories in GenAI-driven project transformations. Hear from PMI Thought Leadership Director Edivandro Conforto, PhD, and a panel of project professionals leading the way in leveraging GenAI for project management.

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Thinking Sustainability in ERP Implementations

by Jason Coe

Organizations need to become more sustainable, and this requires changing interactions with customers and suppliers. Here the author outlines how project managers can embed sustainability practices in a new ERP implementation, or run a separate sustainability project for existing ERP systems.


How to Get Ready for Project Budget Cuts

by Bruce Harpham

As project managers, it’s essential to understand that our project budgets exist in a broader economic reality. Here we explore two vital steps: taking a budget self-assessment, and taking a strategic approach to budget reductions.


6 Key Factors for Effective Collaboration

by Lonnie Pacelli

Effective collaboration not only yields a better solution, but also ensures buy-in from those impacted. See which of these six factors you need to improve upon to better enhance your collaboration skills.


5 Emotional Intelligence Tenets to Elevate Your Leadership

by Vikram Srivastava

How can one influence without authority? The answer lies in the confines of emotional intelligence. This practitioner has followed five golden EI rules that have been instrumental in his growth as a leader. How many do you possess?


This PM Approach is Getting RAVES

by T. Scott Gainer, PMP

Get to know RAVES, a value-based, stakeholder-focused, iterative approach to project management that drives efficiently toward prioritized outcomes—while simultaneously seeking to gain improved stakeholder engagement, build relationships, and enhance value of the projects.


How Agile & Lean Are Redefining Construction Projects

by Navaid Ur Rehman

In the fast-changing construction industry, agile and lean strategies are redefining projects. The main directives are founded on iterative, client-centric, and waste-minimizing approaches, which allow for projects to not only be completed, but also optimized for efficiency and excellence.


How to Develop Credible Project Budgets

by Michael Wood

Money will always be a significant factor in any project you undertake. Having a good handle on how to build credible budgets is essential to successful project management. These approaches can help.


Optimizing Project Environment Efficiency (Part 1)

by Andy Jordan

In most organizations, there are plenty of opportunities to reduce the cost of delivering projects—but it requires an enterprise-wide perspective to identify and address the opportunities.


Hybrid Agile: The Best of Both Worlds

by NK Shrivastava
July 11, 2024 | 61:00 | Views: 545 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.24 / 5

Are you looking for ways to implement Hybrid Agile in your organization? By incorporating Agile practices like daily standups and retrospectives, even Waterfall teams can enhance their project management processes. Led by an industry expert, this webinar offers practical guidance on blending the two methodologies to optimize project outcomes in today's business environment.


Why You Might Be Afraid of a RAID Log

by David Davis
July 11, 2024 | 61:01 | Views: 541 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.64 / 5

It seems that many projects are now using a Smartsheet to track Risks, Assumptions, Issues, and Decisions through a RAID log. Proponents argue that this centralized approach enhances transparency and ensures that all stakeholders have access to the same information, facilitating better communication and coordination. They state that all stakeholders can access, update it, filter to get the information they want, and track all components. But wait, many organizations throw a RAID log “over the wall” and expect it to be immediately an intuitive communication solution for the project. This is a dangerous assumption. Just creating a RAID log is easy, but the stakeholders need to understand the actual governance of the RAID items and the rules required to track them. This presentation will focus on defining tasks / activities / user stories to assist the project manager in properly defining the security workstream in a project. We will explore a case study where a RAID was not properly introduced in a larger project, and it became more of a nuance than a benefit and how to be effective the next time one is used.



The 3 C’s for an AI ready Project Manager

by Anju Aggarwal
June 27, 2024 | 60:40 | Views: 1,704 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.48 / 5

As a Project Manager, how should one prepare themselves to be AI ready. So, we are not uprooted and outsmarted by this technology. This webinar will share knowledge about AI but, specific to project management only.


Artificial Emotional Intelligence and its Wide-Ranging Impact on Projects and Society

by Ricardo Vargas, Andre Barcaui
June 20, 2024 | 64:08 | Views: 962 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.72 / 5

Artificial emotional intelligence promises to revolutionize the way companies do business. With it, robots will be able to understand, react to and mimic human emotions. This will provide several benefits and challenges to projects globally. In this webinar, Ricardo and Andre aim to discuss the potential benefits, use cases and challenges of using AI and generative AI to scan emotions and human behavior to improve project results.


Project HEADWAY: Influence Without Authority

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 20, 2024 | 61:29 | Views: 6,921 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.71 / 5

Exercising influence on this scale without requisite authority is unquestionably a challenge. It requires confidence, competence, and political dexterity. It also involves a willingness to engage, negotiate with and advise executives that may be several rungs above you on the organizational ladder. While that might sound difficult and scary, it is the nature of the gig. The good news is that being able to influence without authority is an attainable outcome. There is process, there are strategies and there are approaches that you can employ to secure commitment, leverage support and get things done. If you have ever been challenged to create effective outcomes without formal organizational accountability and power, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.


Unlock Your Leadership Potential: Strategies for Immediate Impact

by Samir Mehta, Sharon Straughn, Lauren Blackwell, Brian Teuber, lynn collins
June 18, 2024 | 61:23 | Views: 8,497 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.64 / 5

Join us for an engaging and informative webinar where we delve into the critical role of soft skills in effective leadership and project management. In collaboration with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)®, this session will explore how these essential skills complement technical expertise to create well-rounded, successful leaders.


Competing With Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy

by Mithun A. Sridharan
June 13, 2024 | 62:16 | Views: 4,276 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.33 / 5

An AI strategy is no longer a luxury; it's a necessity for businesses seeking to thrive in the digital age. By embracing AI and strategically integrating it into their operations, companies can unlock a plethora of advantages, from enhanced efficiency and data-driven decision-making to personalized customer experiences.


Why You Might Be Afraid of a RAID Log

PREMIUM presentation
by David Davis

It seems that many projects are now using a Smartsheet to track Risks, Assumptions, Issues, and Decisions through a RAID log. Proponents argue that this centralized approach enhances transparency and ensures that all stakeholders have access to the same information, facilitating better communication and coordination. They state that all stakeholders can access, update it, filter to get the information they want, and track all components. But wait, many organizations throw a RAID log “over the wall” and expect it to be immediately an intuitive communication solution for the project. This is a dangerous assumption. Just creating a RAID log is easy, but the stakeholders need to understand the actual governance of the RAID items and the rules required to track them. This presentation will focus on defining tasks / activities / user stories to assist the project manager in properly defining the security workstream in a project. We will explore a case study where a RAID was not properly introduced in a larger project, and it became more of a nuance than a benefit and how to be effective the next time one is used.


Artificial Emotional Intelligence and its Wide-Ranging Impact on Projects and Society

PREMIUM presentation
by Ricardo Vargas, Andre Barcaui

Artificial emotional intelligence promises to revolutionize the way companies do business. With it, robots will be able to understand, react to and mimic human emotions. This will provide several benefits and challenges to projects globally. In this webinar, Ricardo and Andre aim to discuss the potential benefits, use cases and challenges of using AI and generative AI to scan emotions and human behavior to improve project results.



The 3 C’s for an AI ready Project Manager

PREMIUM presentation
by Anju Aggarwal

As a Project Manager, how should one prepare themselves to be AI ready. So, we are not uprooted and outsmarted by this technology. This webinar will share knowledge about AI but, specific to project management only.


The Immediate Benefits of Adopting Generative AI for Project Management

presentation
by Edivandro Conforto, Riam Chazbek, Rupal Bhandari, Deeksha Singh, Deeksha Singh Singh

Explore the evolving landscape of project management with GenAI. Join us for insights on adoption, performance enhancements, and real-world success stories in GenAI-driven project transformations. Hear from PMI Thought Leadership Director Edivandro Conforto, PhD, and a panel of project professionals leading the way in leveraging GenAI for project management.


Unlock Your Leadership Potential: Strategies for Immediate Impact

presentation
by Samir Mehta, Sharon Straughn, Lauren Blackwell, Brian Teuber, lynn collins

Join us for an engaging and informative webinar where we delve into the critical role of soft skills in effective leadership and project management. In collaboration with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)®, this session will explore how these essential skills complement technical expertise to create well-rounded, successful leaders.


Competing With Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy

PREMIUM presentation
by Mithun A. Sridharan

An AI strategy is no longer a luxury; it's a necessity for businesses seeking to thrive in the digital age. By embracing AI and strategically integrating it into their operations, companies can unlock a plethora of advantages, from enhanced efficiency and data-driven decision-making to personalized customer experiences.


Project HEADWAY: Influence Without Authority

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

Exercising influence on this scale without requisite authority is unquestionably a challenge. It requires confidence, competence, and political dexterity. It also involves a willingness to engage, negotiate with and advise executives that may be several rungs above you on the organizational ladder. While that might sound difficult and scary, it is the nature of the gig. The good news is that being able to influence without authority is an attainable outcome. There is process, there are strategies and there are approaches that you can employ to secure commitment, leverage support and get things done. If you have ever been challenged to create effective outcomes without formal organizational accountability and power, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.


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