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Next Practices: Benefits of Disruptive Technologies on Projects

by Project Management Institute

Organizations all over the world are being impacted by disruptive technologies that are displacing established technologies. Those that want to understand and manage the impact of these technologies can look to proven project management practices to survive and thrive during these times of change. Read more in the latest Pulse of the Profession® In-Depth Report from PMI.

Career Development

Taking the Plunge as a First-Time PM

by Andy Jordan

You took the courses, you put in the time and now it’s happened—you’re a first-time project manager! What the heck do you do now? Let’s get you mentally prepared to manage your first project…

Knowledge Shelf

Cultural Agility: Are You in Need of Developing Cross-Cultural Abilities for Your Executives?

by Angelica Larios, PMP

Agility refers to the ability to change the position of one's body without losing balance. Cultural agility then becomes a competency that enables professionals to change their state of mind to perform successfully in cross-cultural situations. Global professionals that develop cultural awareness and agility will be the ones who gain a competitive advantage in a global economy.


Agile's Secret Sauce

by Emil Schnabel

Agile adoption and transformation are often approached in a very mechanical way, and the deep change aspect—where people are concerned—is not properly considered. These transformations are missing agile’s “secret sauce,” leaving people in a confused and uncertain state.


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Welcome to Reality – Surviving the Deadly Divide Between Pre-Sale and Post-Sale

by Kimberly Johnson, Brian Cohn, Randall Iliff
May 15, 2018 | 57:36 | Views: 1,786 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

The PM community has great models for how projects should work, and a wealth of good advice on how to make basically sound programs and portfolio management more effective. Unfortunately the business of selling PM effort is often in conflict with the profession of delivering PM services. We see this in the form of impossible deadlines, unrealistic promises, and estimates based on client budget rather than true cost of execution. In this session we’ll explain why this enormous problem continues to exist, show you how to assess the resulting risk on your own project / program / portfolio effort, and share proven strategies you can apply to minimize the impact. Every PM, regardless of experience or skill level, will benefit from this session.

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6 Mistakes with Remote Project Teams (Korean Translation)

by Bruce Harpham

집에서 일하든, 국제 프로젝트 팀이든, 단순히 최신 상태를 유지하고 싶든, 원격 팀과의 업무를보다 잘 수행 할 수 있습니다. 현재의 습관을 점검하여 이러한 실수를 저지르고 있는지 확인하십시오.

Deep Dive Models in Agile (Part 2): Feature Trees (Korean Translation)

by Candase Hokanson

이 시리즈는 제품 소유자 커뮤니티가 프로젝트에 우수 사례를 추가로 사용하는 데 유용한 정보를 제공합니다. 각 회에서 애자일에서 가장 일반적으로 사용되는 비주얼 모델 중 하나를 만들고이를 만드는 방법과 애자일 백 로그를 구축, 정리 또는 정교화하는 방법을 설명합니다. 이 항목은 기능 트리를 봅니다.

Is That Meeting Really Necessary? (Korean Translation)

by Andy Jordan

프로젝트 관리자는 다양한 업무를 수행하고 많은 회의에 참석해야하는 역할을합니다. 그것이 과잉이되면 언제 우리가 그것에 대해 할 수 있습니까?

Overcoming Objections: Lessons for the Project Manager (Korean Translation)

by Robert Barger, MBA, PMP

프로젝트 관리 경력의 어느 시점에서 과거 경험하지 못한 제품이나 기술을 다루는 프로젝트가 주어질 것입니다. 프로젝트를 운영하는 데있어 프로젝트 관리 이외의 분야에서 전문가가 될 필요는 없습니다. 다섯 가지 질문을하면 장애물을 해결하는 데 도움이됩니다.

Soothsay Your Risk Register (Korean Translation)

by William Davis

프로젝트의 리스크 레지스터를 살펴본 다음 수정 구슬을 들여다보고 프로젝트 실행 단계에서 어떤 위험이 발생할 것인지 예고하는 것이 도움이 될까요? 프로젝트 후원자에게 90 %의 확신을 갖고 프로젝트를 보호하기 위해 필요한 위험 부담이 얼마나되는지 관심이 있으십니까? 위험 등록 신청서 작성법을 배우십시오.

The Business Analyst and the Product Owner (Korean Translation)

by Mike Griffiths

이 기사에서는 BA 역할이 어떻게 달라지고 제품 소유자 역할과 겹치는 지에 대한 논쟁적인 주제를 검토합니다. 우리는 위험 신호 (예 : "PO 이동")와 긍정적 인 패턴 (예 : "PO 지원자로서의 학사")과 같은 유사점과 차이점을 다룹니다.

The Secret Formula for Strategy (Korean Translation)

by Kevin Coleman

전략은 오늘날 환경이 크게 바뀌 었음을 인정하는 많은 임원들에게 중요성이 커졌습니다. 이것은 조직이 새롭고 역동적 인 환경에서 성공을위한 자신 만의 비밀 공식을 찾기 위해 바쁜 시간을 보냅니다.

The Top 10 Reasons Projects Fail (Part 2) (Korean Translation)

by Marc Lacroix

우리 모두는 일반적으로 비즈니스 세계에서 함정이 무엇인지 알며 피해야한다는 것을 이해하지만, 가장 명백한 함정은 때때로 우리가 빠지기 쉬운 것입니다 - 특히 우리를 혼란스럽게하고 눈을 떠들게하는 수십 개의 경쟁 우선 순위를 가진 프로젝트를 관리 할 때 앞에있는 흔적에서. 이 두 편의 기사 시리즈에서는 프로젝트 실패의 주요 10 가지 이유를 파악하고 이러한 공통 프로젝트 관리 함정을 피하는 방법에 중점을 둡니다.

7 Strategies for Attaining Mastery

by Christopher Cook
May 15, 2018 | 62:14 | Views: 2,120 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.05 / 5

Mastery is a journey, not a destination. The seven strategies for mastery in this presentation describe different pathways to take on your journey to mastery in the project management profession.

Preventing Groupthink in Project Teams

by Michael Perdunn
May 10, 2018 | 62:31 | Views: 1,676 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

This webinar will explore the concept of Groupthink and its effect on team, the warning signs that Groupthink is taking hold in your team, and what a project manager can do to prevent Groupthink.

How to Manage a Multi-Project / Multi-Teaming Environment

by Jan Willem Tromp
May 08, 2018 | 40:47 | Views: 2,476 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.47 / 5

If you work in a multi-project environment as a product developer, engineer, or R&D expert, then the notion of multi-teaming is probably familiar. Most likely, you have key people assigned to multiple projects at the same time. Planning and managing these resources efficiently is almost impossible. Key resources themselves are challenged with fragmented work, time pressure, lack of focus, ambiguity, a constantly changing environment and, above all, dissatisfied project managers. These skill groups serve several projects in a non-dedicated way. They switch from project to project based on demand. They’re between a rock and a hard place. In this webinar, Jan Willem will show you how resources should be managed in order to make multi-project environments successful.

How an Awarded Australian Project Executed a Model for the Future

by Debra Miersma, Peter Dodd, Sean Whitaker, Grant Hawksworth
May 02, 2018 | 59:19 | Views: 1,940 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

One of the 2017 PMI Award for Project Excellence winners, ICT fitout delivered ‘As a Service’ for 1 William Street, saw Dimension Data develop an industry-first technology solution for the Queensland State Government that has provided a benchmark platform that can be readily applied across all state-owned building into the future. Despite challenges, such as having to deal with a large and diverse subcontract base which introduced complexity and potential cost implications, the project was delivered on time and on budget. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.

Putting the “Learned” Back in Lessons Learned

by Kiron Bondale
May 02, 2018 | 54:12 | Views: 545 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.73 / 5

Lessons Learned is one of the worst oxymorons in the project management profession. This webinar will cover many of the common challenges experienced with the implementation of lessons learned practices and will provide some practical ideas on how to gain greater value from this critical practice.

Communication: The Key to Project Success

by Sajeev Kumar Menon
April 26, 2018 | 62:42 | Views: 5,291 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.12 / 5

Communication is the building block of business relationships. The communication can range from face-to-face meetings, conference calls, emails and presentations. In all such scenarios it is vital for the Project Manager to get his/her message across to the audience.

Project HEADWAY: A Guide To Getting Started for the New PMO Manager

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
April 19, 2018 | 62:30 | Views: 3,618 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

Congratulations! You’re the new manager of a PMO. Even as you celebrate your promotion, expectations are being created. Responding to and managing those expectations is going to be critical to your on-going success. This presentation provides the new PMO manager with a guide to setting goals, setting direction and seeing success.

Bitácora de Riesgos de los Requiremientos

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by Cheryl Lee

Este registro, adaptado del libro Effective PM and BA Role Collaboration de Cheryl Lee, le ayuda a realizar un seguimiento de los requisitos y sus riesgos, e interpreta el puntaje para saber si se trata de un riesgo bajo, medio o alto.

Impact Analysis Template

by Mayte Maria Sivera

The purpose of an impact analysis is to evaluate the effects, both pro and con, of an item under consideration—anything from solutions to a stated problem to a pending organizational change. In order to be sure that the team understands all the ramifications of a possible change and not just the obvious ones, it's important to consider the situation from multiple perspectives.

Resource Allocation Template

by Nuno Silva

This Excel sheet was designed to make resource availability and allocation management simple. Input your projects/activities and resources on the "Param" sheet. On the "Plan" sheet, input holidays, select your "Project/Activities" and "Resources" in different sections and input both "Resources" holidays and allocation to projects. The rest graphically maps a visualization from different perspectives.

Business Analysis: Gap Analysis Report

by Elok Robert Tee

Use this form to document the desired or future state for the business, its current state and identified gaps. An approval process may be instituted for stakeholders to accept this gap analysis/report, with procedures for the BA team to formulate solution options. Adapt this sample to your corporate needs prior to using the template. Use in conjunction with the Business Analysis: Solution Options Report.

Business Analysis: Solution Options Report

by Elok Robert Tee

Having identified business gaps (i.e., determined shortcomings and designed solutions), present the same as options that may resolve the gaps. This template guides reporting the solution options for deliberation post-gap analysis. Adapt this template to your corporate needs prior to using (e.g., include suggested approach to voting on the solutions). Use in conjunction with the Business Analysis: Gap Analysis Report.

Business Case Template

by Bryan Van Gundy

The goal of this business case template is twofold: Clearly explain the project benefit to decision makers; and provide traceable, measurable and consistent data for benefit realization analysis after project implementation. This template has annotated instructions in blue to explain the intent or recommended use of the information. Organizations can adapt the template to their unique structure.

Event Trigger Template

by Elok Robert Tee

An event trigger may be a risk condition with a corresponding risk response, written as a standard operating procedure. Customize this worksheet to create a corporate template to list identified event triggers for your project.