We have unparalleled opportunities to rethink how we work as an individual and in teams—and the pandemic has also highlighted the true essence of what it means to be a human being in this globalized world. Discover five patterns of the “new normal” as we adapt to a modern way of working.
In this webinar we uncover that all problems can be broken down into a few categories, each with their own solution technique. Knowing this assists with quick problem identification and action, which will properly utilize our time and efforts. Likewise, we will review which prevention methods work best for each problem category, and our unique situation. We will understand how to solve problems while maintaining relationships, instead of compromising relationships to solve problems.
Voices on Project Management
By Lynda Bourne How much detail is too much? Traditional views tend to favour a management approach built on the assumption more detail is better, and to a point this is undoubtedly correct, in ...
We all know that in agile methods, time is time-boxed. Iterations are the way work is managed. Time is fixed. But does that mean you don’t need to spend any effort thinking about time management ...
I'm looking at doing the Wicked Problem solving Course. I would like feedback on the course from someone who has taken it. ...
We have a few team members who are not quite ready for PMP Prep courses, but do have some PM/coordinator experience. A fundamentals or basics 101-type course may be repetitive for them. If you have an ...
“This is a big price tag,” Rhonda said as she looked through Tom’s proposal. Tom didn’t expect the resistance he was getting from Rhonda, his organization’s vice pres ...
Pandemic has imposed us to adopt and experiment with digital transformation, virtual ways of working, trusting employees more while working remotely, empowering more flexibility etc. These changes ...
I need to be direct and honest. I do not like PMBOK7 and that the process groups, knowledge areas and processes vanished. Did they really vanish? The PMBOK so far, with the old set-up, provided me a ...
I have been a project manager now for close to a decade. However, my experience has been for a large corporate tech company that only managed 1-3 projects at a time, due to the size of those projects. ...
Join the conversation and learn more about citizen development at the Virtual Experience Series on the 6 and 7 October, 2021.
We have compiled a three-part series on how to conduct a citizen development Suitability Assessment. Each part in this series gives you free and useful worksheets that will assist you in the Suitability Assessment process. Download Part 2 of 3 to continue!
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to organizations. Here are some real-life examples that outline how applications have been built to help overcome those problems.
Read a weekly digest of highlights and a selection of articles being published about Citizen Development from around the world. Check in every week for new insights!
There are many benefits of utilizing citizen development, from reducing time to market to increased innovation. One key benefit that has a direct impact on the bottom line is increased sales. Here are some excellent examples of organizations who have used citizen development to increase revenue.
How do we differentiate between effort and duration? What estimating techniques can we use to determine how long work will take to complete? As we continue to build a foundation of project management knowledge, we explore this crucial aspect of project plans.
Is being called a great multi-tasker the ultimate compliment for project managers? Not so fast. In today’s world, the dangers and risks of multi-tasking are a little better understood than they previously were thanks to more awareness about the inefficiencies of frequent change.
Organizational leaders often have preconceived notions of what a PMO is. But the PMO of today has evolved a lot from just a few years ago. Is it time to change the name as well?
Conversations on Citizen Development: Leveraging Data with No-Code for New Innovative Ways of Working
In the latest in our Conversations on Citizen Development series, Sam Sibley explores citizen development with Mat Rule. Mat Rule, CEO and Founder, Toca, and Sam Sibley, Global Head for Citizen Developer at PMI had a wide-ranging conversation about citizen development, no-code, and how to leverage data for new, innovative ways of working. Mat shares his experience of citizen development and how organizations can use no-code to democratize development and leverage data for new ways of working.
Managing conflict is a critical competency for every leader and employee. Unfortunately, many people choose simply to ignore conflict and hope it goes away by itself, thinking that it’s not my call to resolve it. However, conflict is an essential part of growth, especially when there is a need to be innovative and creative, when deadlines are tight, and when the directions are unclear.
As the number of projects in organizations skyrocket, understanding project fundamentals and fostering project management skills have become essential. Leaders have too many projects with too little visibility into them, and they lack the project oversight and delivery competencies to untangle them. In a recent survey with Harvard Business Review, we wanted to look at the current challenges faced by senior leaders when dealing with projects and project management, as well as their expectations for the future. The results, combined with other case studies, will help us better understand how organizations are using projects now, where they are finding success with projects, and where they are struggling. The session will help project managers translate their hands-on know-how up to the leader’s-eye view.
This webinar centres on how the Disciplined Agile Coach (DAC) successfully coaches agile teams utilizing the DA mindset and tool kit.
Agile, the new approach that in 1970 was created to replace Lean Six Sigma, is now 'scaling up' by reverting to Lean Practices, such as Kanban, Theory of Constraints, Voice of Customer, and, Kaizen. Although the main scaled Agile frameworks originated as Lean frameworks, the Process improvement practices, including the very important Six Sigma component that is the most mature and confirmed way of measuring the impact of process improvement initiatives, were left out.
Cross-disciplinary projects are particularly challenging in that they require everyone to align and support each other to be successful. When you inhabit different worlds, adopt different perspectives and use very different terminology (although occasionally using theoretically-familiar words). If you currently manage cross-disciplinary projects and teams, or you fear that you will in the future, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.
The current economic landscape is swept by one disruption after another – the only real strategy to survive each new trend is to embrace change management strategies. ‘Nimble’ organizations that are willing to make quick decisions and in the nick of time are the ones that can survive the toughest ordeals – from global pandemics to regulatory bottlenecks. Change can be organizational-wide, team-based and may stem from a number of factors – from technology to internal politics and everything in between. In this case, learning how to manage organizational change is a key component of leadership and survivability in the grand scheme of things.
The knowledge within an organization is critical to its success, including how it runs successful projects. Yet many organizations struggle to manage, store and transfer knowledge effectively. Ed Hoffman and Larry Prusak have been studying and practicing knowledge management since the field first emerged in the early 1990s. In this Podcast Club, they will share their perspectives on how knowledge management started, how it has evolved, and where it is heading as we move into the future. How will it affect – and by affected by – the future of work?