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Being Friendly vs. Being a Friend

by Mike Donoghue

While it is possible (and necessary) to be a friendly project manager to your team, being a friend isn't the best idea. But an organization that has good camaraderie within the body of its workforce can increase employee satisfaction. How do we strike a balance? Here we look at building a friendly work environment.

Organizational PM

The Lean Project Manager

by Laurent Kummer

Can we apply lean principles to project management itself? Here the author proposes tips and tricks to introduce lean into our practice, avoiding common waste pitfalls and presenting experiments made in the field to improve the personal productivity of the project manager.

Leadership

Leading vs. Managing

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Are you a project leader or a project manager? What is the difference, and which role truly makes projects succeed? There is a need for both, but there can be tension and stress when managers and leaders do not agree—and employees often respond differently to different styles of both.

Organizational PM

The Organizational Importance of Occupational Health and Safety

by Khaled Istanbouli

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. It's not just about being socially responsible—it also makes good business sense. You should regard it as just as important as the achievement of any other key business objective.

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Change Management Tips for Project Managers

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
June 20, 2017 | 44:04 | Views: 697 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.24 / 7

If the project manager wants to implement lasting changes, this webinar will help to understand these processes and offer a glance over formal tools and methodologies to manage all the complexity involved.

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Lessons Observed...Learning, Not So Much

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

We know we are supposed to learn from our projects. While we know this, acknowledge it and theoretically agree with it, for the most part we don’t do it. Lessons aren’t learned so much as they are observed. Can we change?


PM Tools & Techniques (Part 1): The Ishikawa Diagram

by Naeem Ahsan

Project management has a lot of tools, and many are very easy to use. The first tool we will look at is the Ishikawa diagram, also known as a fishbone diagram and a cause-and-effect diagram. This is a very simple tool that can help us efficiently solve problems.


Are You Only as Good as Your Last Project?

by Naomi Caietti

Project management is very competitive today no matter what industry you are in. How do you set yourself apart from the competition? Let's explore different project approaches, continuous improvement for project leadership, trends for new project roles and methods, expert insights and views on how project retrospectives are the new “lessons learned.”


Being Friendly vs. Being a Friend

by Mike Donoghue

While it is possible (and necessary) to be a friendly project manager to your team, being a friend isn't the best idea. But an organization that has good camaraderie within the body of its workforce can increase employee satisfaction. How do we strike a balance? Here we look at building a friendly work environment.


PMO Lessons Learned

by Andy Jordan

The lessons learned concept is a fairly standard part of a project delivery methodology, but should the same concept be applied to a PMO?


The Impact of Continuous Organizational Development on PMs

by Kevin Coleman

The continuously changing nature of the business world has resulted in increased pressure on organizations to continuously develop. Previously, our approach to the changing nature of business has been initiative driven—a series of starts and stops. That is rapidly becoming an outdated model.


The Organizational Importance of Occupational Health and Safety

by Khaled Istanbouli

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. It's not just about being socially responsible—it also makes good business sense. You should regard it as just as important as the achievement of any other key business objective.


Is That Meeting Really Necessary? (Japanese Translation)

by Andy Jordan

プロジェクトマネージャーは、幅広いタスクを実行し、多くの会議に出席する必要がある役割を担います。 それはいつ過度のものになるのですか?それについて何ができますか?


Project HEADWAY: Breaking Out Of The Lessons Learned Trap

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
June 22, 2017 | 63:14 | Views: 261 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.45 / 7

We all know we are supposed to do a “lessons learned” exercise as part of our projects. Some of us even take the time to go through the motions. The challenge is that lessons learned rarely get paid attention to, and organizational practices rarely change as a result. If we really want to learn from our projects, we need to change how we think about lessons learned.


Change Made Easy

by Amy McKee
June 07, 2017 | 62:37 | Views: 2,510 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.39 / 7

If only CHANGE were easy. We lead projects and initiatives every day and the odds that they will be successful are not in our favor. It is like herding cats. Evidence shows that incorporating Emotional Intelligence makes it easier to lead people down a different path than they are currently on.


The Future of Project Management: Agile PM is the Forefront of a Larger Change

by Jean Richardson
June 07, 2017 | 60:51 | Views: 3,071 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.33 / 7

A sea change in project management practice and principles is already well underway. The roots go back as far as knowledge created and discovered in the early 20th century, but received a tremendous shot in the arm when the Agile Manifesto and Principles leapt into the world from its crèche in Snowbird, Utah.


The Questions You Should be Asking Your Project Team

by Emily Luijbregts
June 06, 2017 | 60:53 | Views: 2,109 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.83 / 7

Project Managers normally use the same questions to understand the current status of their project and tasks assigned. We get so used to asking the same questions that it becomes a habit: What's the status on this? How are we getting on? Perhaps it's time to look at some other questions to assess the health of your project. Are you team members happy? Are they able to do their work without being impeded by others? What are they most looking forward to in delivering this project? During this webinar we'll explore the questions that you should be asking as a Project Manager to determine the real status of the project.


The Future of Project Management in Manufacturing

by David Davis
June 01, 2017 | 64:23 | Views: 1,080 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.76 / 7

The Internet of Things, Smart Devices, Brilliant Factories, and a Digital Thread are all concepts with the future of Manufacturing for the 21st century. What do these concepts mean? And what role will project management play in delivering the value that companies seek in these investments?



Let's Talk About REAL Project Risk Management

by Laszlo Retfalvi
May 31, 2017 | 62:00 | Views: 1,555 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.74 / 7

In today’s environment with pressures for business value and growth, increased profit, and enhanced accountability, organizations must address the proper management of project risks in order to succeed. In order to ensure this occurs, Project Managers and their staff must clearly understand industry risk management best practices, techniques, and critical success factors to achieve success.


Coaching for Project Managers: Improving Personal Efficiency

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
May 30, 2017 | 61:48 | Views: 2,504 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.44 / 7

This webinar brings you coaching concepts that will help to apply these concepts on your life to boost your personal efficiency, helping to align your personal goals, priorities, activities and more. These are important concepts for any professional who wants to improve results, not only in the professional life but in the personal life.


Mini Project Charter

PREMIUM deliverable
by Nikole Bordato

This template is a simple, clean and modern version for small projects. This mini-charter template is only one page and includes sections for project goals, scope, deliverables, stakeholders, milestones, budget, constraints, assumptions, risks and dependencies. Brief instructional direction is provided.


Monthly Status Report Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Danilo Uvalin

This report helps you provide a concise and precise update on the current status of a clinical study and the achieved progress during the reporting period. It is usually distributed to a sponsor of the project, as well as the management of the company where the PM works. The main benefit of this report is that it addresses the major project constraints and provides only the relevant information needed to successfully manage the project and communicate with a diverse international team, typical for a matrix-based pharmaceutical company.


Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): An Introduction

PREMIUM presentation
by Khaled Istanbouli

Occupational health and safety (OHS)—also commonly referred to as occupational safety and health (OSH), occupational health or workplace health and safety (WHS)—is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. This presentation provides a primer on important introductory points.


Methodology Implementation Project Charter (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable

これは、方法論を実施するためのプロジェクトチャーターの上位レベルの例ですが、構造とアプローチは多くのプロジェクトで有効です。 この例は、リスクと仮定、予算策定、役割の説明、紛争解決に重点を置いています。


Are You an Effective Project Manager? (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist

プロジェクトをどの程度効果的に管理していますか? あなたの得点にかかわらず、この50ポイントの自己評価は、あなたが持っているスキルに集中して改善するための非常に実践的な分野を特定するのに役立ちます。


Checklist for Maintaining Leadership in Meetings (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist
by Joe Wynne

優れた指導者は、成功した会議を行う際にリーダーシップの信頼性を高めます。 この包括的な会議チェックリストは、リーダーが成功のために準備するのに役立つように設計されています。


New PM Onboarding Checklist (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist
by Andy Jordan

このチェックリストを使用して、チームに参加する新しいPMが成功する可能性を最大限に高めるようにします。 これらのアイテムのいくつかは、新しいPM参加の前に完了しますが、開始日を超えて数ヶ月間継続するものもあります。 チェックリストは、関連するさまざまな役割のさまざまな領域に分かれています。


Cause and Effect Analysis (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM presentation

因果関係分析を行わずに問題に対する解決策を定義することは、狙いを定めずに矢を放つことと同じです。 このプレゼンテーションを活用することで、定義したソリューションが問題の根本的な原因を把握し、その影響を理解することで、その目標を達成できるようになります。


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