Project Management

Scheduling

5 Ws to Ask When Your Work Schedule Gets Interrupted

by Oghenevwogaga Johnson

A lot of emergencies and unplanned tasks interrupt our daily work schedule. What can we do when this happens? Ask yourself these five Ws to help maintain sanity, be productive at work and maintain a better work/life balance.

Leadership

The Project Economy and You

by Andy Jordan

If you were asked to describe your role in a single statement, what would you say? It’s time to reimagine the contribution you make to your organization. And you may be surprised where that takes you.

Knowledge Shelf

8 Project Management Lessons from Watching Nature

by R. Sarma Danturthi, PhD, PMP

What can we learn from the ever changing but closely woven network of nature? Taking the opportunity while sheltering at home, the author spent some time watching nature programs and found there were many lessons that could be applied to project management.

Communication

Topic Teasers Vol. 135: The Science of Listening

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

Question: Recently we have had a triple whammy of people leaving, our workforce being scaled back, and our projects being redefined to fit into a changed economy. I’m pleased I’ve finally been promoted to a leadership role in what we are producing, but I’m concerned that I don’t really know how to present these changes and get buy-in from this new team. Due to project redirection, we’ve also added a few new employees to the team. How can I get them all to work together and show upper management that I was a good choice?

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Waterfall or Agile? A Project Hybridization Journey

by Pascal Arnold Varniol
July 22, 2020 | 61:25 | Views: 2,370 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.84 / 5

Attendees will learn about Waterfall, Agile and their Hybridization, both in Theory and in practice with some examples. The intent is that people start to apply Hybridization Best practices at the end of the Webinar.

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8 Project Management Lessons from Watching Nature

by R. Sarma Danturthi, PhD, PMP

What can we learn from the ever changing but closely woven network of nature? Taking the opportunity while sheltering at home, the author spent some time watching nature programs and found there were many lessons that could be applied to project management.



5 Ws to Ask When Your Work Schedule Gets Interrupted

by Oghenevwogaga Johnson

A lot of emergencies and unplanned tasks interrupt our daily work schedule. What can we do when this happens? Ask yourself these five Ws to help maintain sanity, be productive at work and maintain a better work/life balance.



The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

by Mike Griffiths

The Project Economy outlined in 2019 was driven from the convergence of tech, energy and infrastructure. COVID-19 forced a digital upskilling and appreciation for alternative energy that has accelerated the transition.


The Project Economy and You

by Andy Jordan

If you were asked to describe your role in a single statement, what would you say? It’s time to reimagine the contribution you make to your organization. And you may be surprised where that takes you.


Topic Teasers Vol. 135: The Science of Listening

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

Question: Recently we have had a triple whammy of people leaving, our workforce being scaled back, and our projects being redefined to fit into a changed economy. I’m pleased I’ve finally been promoted to a leadership role in what we are producing, but I’m concerned that I don’t really know how to present these changes and get buy-in from this new team. Due to project redirection, we’ve also added a few new employees to the team. How can I get them all to work together and show upper management that I was a good choice?


Distributed PM: Decision Logs

by Bart Gerardi

With remote teams the rule, not the exception, it has become more difficult than ever to keep team members and stakeholders informed, aligned and engaged. One tool that can help is the decision log: a simple listing of why, when and how decisions are made, as well as relevant details.


My Experience Leading an Enterprise Windows 10 Migration Project

by Andrew Gordon
July 22, 2020 | 61:06 | Views: 2,216 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.53 / 5

The purpose of this presentation is to summarize and share the strategies, planning, and execution lessons learned from a large scaled Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration project at a large Health Care provider organization. The author will share the challenges presented, and the tactics and techniques developed and implemented by his team to complete the project on schedule and on budget. This is not an instruction guide on how to plan and execute a Windows 10 migration project. This presentation simply shares their lessons learned and best practices with the hope that the audience can harvest one or more point to apply in any future desktop operating system migration project.


Waterfall or Agile? A Project Hybridization Journey

by Pascal Arnold Varniol
July 22, 2020 | 61:25 | Views: 2,369 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.84 / 5

Attendees will learn about Waterfall, Agile and their Hybridization, both in Theory and in practice with some examples. The intent is that people start to apply Hybridization Best practices at the end of the Webinar.


What’s All the Buzz about the Virtual Experience Series?

by Michelle Brown, Julie Ho, Gina Alesse
July 22, 2020 | 27:29 | Views: 342 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.55 / 5

Sure, you may have been to PMI events before, but this is a new reality. Join us for this webinar to learn more about a virtual series catered towards your reality —a certified project management pro, a job seeker looking to change careers, a skill builder looking to enhance your project skills, or a soon-to-be member of our community. This series is designed to inspire, inform, engage and entertain—and yes, earn you some valuable PDUs! You will hear from unexpected (and familiar) voices that will show you just how powerful project management is. You don’t want to miss this webinar and hear about this groundbreaking new series from PMI. Learn more at https://www.pmi.org/ExperiencePMI.


Building Bridges between People

by Marcela Chiricioaia
July 21, 2020 | 61:17 | Views: 2,208 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.38 / 5

In this webinar let's have a closer look of what intercultural communication is and how we can improve our daily performance in teams, increasing our understanding of inclusion and diversity and self-awareness, the difference between intercultural and intercultural communication.


Project HEADWAY: Building Business Cases That Matter

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
July 16, 2020 | 61:06 | Views: 1,768 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

It doesn't need to be this way, and good, well-crafted business cases can be important decision tools to guide and support strategic decision making. This presentation dives in to what makes an exceptional business case, and how to build one.


The Project Manager’s Role in Virtual Learning

by Toni Patterson
July 15, 2020 | 60:55 | Views: 2,019 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.60 / 5

Attend this webinar to learn the end to end processes of online training delivery and identify how PMs can successfully lead teams through the course development process.


The Agile Enterprise: Impact of Digital Transformations on Organizational Agilit

by Stelian Roman
July 10, 2020 | 59:22 | Views: 2,327 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.39 / 5

Nowadays, digital transformation is a hot topic. Every organisation has their own initiative to introduce new tools aimed mainly at enhancing mobility and collaboration. However, the concept of digital transformation is not new; it has been done several times before, most notably with the adoption of the Personal Computer and the .com revolution. Digital or not, transformation means disruptive change and challenges to organisational culture. Agility, rather than being the driver, should support digital transformations by contributing to the mindset changes, adding flexibility to processes, and last but not least supporting empirical learning.


Product Management, The Fourth P of Project Management

by Peter Monkhouse, Joanna Tivig
July 09, 2020 | 80:07 | Views: 2,443 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

This webinar will look at the inter-dependency between products and product portfolios with projects, programs, and project portfolios. The webinar will highlight the need for project managers to understand the relationship between portfolios, programs, projects, and products to support organizations in implementing strategy. It is time for products to become the fourth P of project management.


Decision Log Sample

deliverable
by Bart Gerardi

A simple decision log can help a project manager keep stakeholders and team members informed, aligned and engaged on decisions made throughout the course of the project. Here is a sample to use or modify to your specific needs. Use in conjunction with the article Distributed PM: Decision Logs.


Risk Register & Response Planning Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Ihab Lasheen

This Excel workbook contains a risk register and response planning sheet to log risk cause and effects, along with strategy and action plans. It also includes a risk probability and impact matrix. Alter the data validation fields to suit your needs.


Project HEADWAY: Building Business Cases That Matter

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

It doesn't need to be this way, and good, well-crafted business cases can be important decision tools to guide and support strategic decision making. This presentation dives in to what makes an exceptional business case, and how to build one.


Statistical PERT® Beta Edition

deliverable
by William Davis

UPDATED for 2020! 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.


Statistical PERT™ (SPERT™) Estimation Worksheet

deliverable
by William Davis

Updated for 2020! Statistical PERT is an estimation technique that project professionals use to align expectations and make better business decisions. Use Statistical PERT to create a probabilistic forecast for many project uncertainties, such as how much your project will cost, or when you might deploy the next agile release. Statistical PERT easily models a wide variety of uncertainties using built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel, making estimation easy to do—even for people who don't like statistics.


Quality Management Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

This document allows you to manage quality within your project. It contains sheets to capture a quality management statement, a responsibilities log, an attributes sheet, and a control registry.


Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Department Communication Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Maaz Ibrahim

The purpose of this document is to provide an overall ICT communication strategy and plan for internal and external communication between staff as per their designated roles and responsibilities using specific communication channels such as emails, intranet, etc. This plan identifies audiences, communication channels, frequency, messages and standards.


RAID Log (Risk, Action, Issue, Decision)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Janney Cheeran

The purpose of this template is to capture RAID items (Risk, Action, Issue, Decision) when a more robust project management solution is not available.


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