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: 10,139 | 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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5 Benefits (and 5 Challenges) of Flexible Work Arrangements

by Antonio Nieto

The recent shift toward flexible work arrangements has redefined how projects are managed and executed, emphasizing the need for adaptability and the integration of digital tools to maintain team cohesion and project momentum across dispersed settings.


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.


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.


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.


PMI Community Numbers June 2024

by PMI

Welcome to PMI Community Numbers, a new monthly feature we will share on ProjectManagement.com to keep you informed about all the exciting activity and growth in our large community!


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.


Navigating the Ethical Landscape of AI in Business

by Wojciech Dymowski

The ethical perspective of artificial intelligence and how to ensure it follows human ethical norms is becoming increasingly important. To address this complex question, we first need to understand our current challenges with AI.


Solving the Project Request Intake Problem

by Amanda Duffy

The framework for critical thinking can solve many different types of problems. Here the author uses that same framework to solve the project request intake problem at a healthcare PMO.


Hybrid Agile: The Best of Both Worlds

by NK Shrivastava
July 11, 2024 | 61:00 | Views: 833 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 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: 809 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 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: 1,881 | 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.


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: 10,139 | 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.


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

by Ricardo Vargas, Andre Barcaui
June 20, 2024 | 64:08 | Views: 1,082 | 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: 7,013 | 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: 8,693 | 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.


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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