Applications Delivery

Developing a Good Analytics Governance Framework

by Sangram Bhaskar Aglave

The objective of governance is benefits realization, risk optimization and resource optimization. A good governance framework can help a performing organization develop a more holistic approach toward analytics.

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2016 (On Demand)

June 30, 2016 | Online

Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies.

Business Case

Project HEADWAY Project Proposal

deliverable
by Interthink

The purpose of the project proposal template is the first step to gain approval of a project moving forward. Similar to a project charter, it provides the initiator of the project with an avenue to document the purpose of the project, the objectives and the basic information needed to see the project approved through to the planning stage.

Business Intelligence

Solving a Multi-Criteria Decision Problem of Process Technology Selection

by Partha S. Ghose, PMP

Selection of the correct process technology for a manufacturing industry, with several complex variables that will dictate success, is of vital importance. This article applies Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to complex problems with both objective and subjective criteria. Here, the methodology is used in a selection decision for identifying the optimal technology for a steel-making enterprise.

Data Warehouse BQA Prototype Plan

PREMIUM project plan

This Microsoft Project Plan will walk you through the ins and outs of putting together a business question assessment to analyze the data you need for your data warehouse.

Career Development

Risk Identification Techniques: Beyond Brainstorming

Jan 5, 2017 12:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

There are many risk identification techniques that we can use to identify risks and yet brainstorming is the most commonly used technique. Latest research studies into decision making and predictive capabilities give insight on additional techniques and practices which could improve our risk identification rates. What quantitative and quantitative methods should we use to achieve the best results? The focus in this interactive Q&A based session will be on how to improve risk identification rates from around 60% of identified risks to 85% of identified risks.

Consulting Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

Whether you're a consultant starting with a new client or a company looking to outsource, this agreement will make sure everyone is on the same page going into your next project.

Communication

Motivational Action Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Dave Garrett

If you're having trouble with your team, this might be a good time to check in on their motivation and take some positive action. Here's a plan to get everyone back on the right track.

CRM

The Risk with Technology Updates and CRM

by Fronita Saputra

In this article, the author shares her experience in her client project—which has a problem with product technology updates. What can this teach us about proper procedures and good customer relationship management?

IT Strategy

The Strategic Business Analyst

by Andy Jordan

As portfolio planning and the ability to tie strategy to execution grows in importance for organizations, what role can business analysts play to increase effectiveness?

ITIL/Service Management

Contracting for Infrastructure Technology (IT) Services – “Software as a Service” Projects

by Janice Blake, PMP

With business competition increasing, organizations have turned to third parties for delivery models that offer new ways of fulfilling their information processing and data needs. Managing an IT service is very different from managing IT products and requires new skills. Contract establishment, vendor management and education of the business staff is needed. This paper addresses some of the key areas to consider when contracting for large-scale IT service contracts.

Managing Large Suppliers Effectively

Aug 21, 2015 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

This webinar will focus on suppliers that provide mission critical inputs to the project over a long period of time. You will learn the fundamentals of large supplier management and how large suppliers differ from other suppliers. Next, you will learn about the key risks and opportunities available during procurement negotiations. The final section of the webinar will cover the art of supplier relationship management.

Knowledge Management

Are 'Best Practices' a Thing of the Past?

by Jiwat Ram

Over the years, a large number of best practices in project management have been identified and documented. But is the “best practice approach” a thing of the past?

Knowledge Management Best Practices

PREMIUM presentation

Closing the execution gap in knowledge management is never easy. This excellent presentation gives you hints on how to do just that. It concentrates on KM best practices and keys for success.

PMI Standards

The PMO Symposium® Experience

by Robert Bulger

The 2016 PMO Symposium® focused on benefits realization, coinciding with PMI's annual update to its Thought Leadership Series on the same topic. In this article, a speaker shares his thoughts from the successful event.

Examining the Agile Experience Requirement

by Mike Griffiths

Have you been thinking about getting your PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® credential but are put off by the agile experience requirement? Fear not, you might have the experience you need even if you have not been working on a pure agile project. This article explores the prerequisites elements and explains what you need to qualify.

Requirements Management

Needs and Requirements: Watching out for Mistakes

by Mike Donoghue

How does a business analysis process put together requirements with more accuracy and less mistakes? Large and small projects for both large and small organizations have challenges; however, there are a number of ways to keep them to a minimum.

Stakeholder Analysis Worksheet

PREMIUM deliverable

Every project has stakeholders. Your job is to get to know the ones who will be crucial to your project. This analysis worksheet will help you get a feel for what to expect from various key parties who have an interest in your project.

Scrum

Succeed with Scrum: Don't Break These 7 Rules

by Anthony Mersino, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, PSPO

Is your organization undermining the benefits of Scrum without even knowing it? Scrum is a simple agile framework that can be difficult to implement. Here the author looks at the seven most commonly missed or abused rules of Scrum.

Deploy Faster by Getting Rid of End-of-Development Testing

by Paul Carvalho

Testing at the end of a development cycle is a common practice in traditional approaches. Unfortunately, it becomes an obstacle on your path to agility, slowing down your ability to deploy to production faster. Let’s take a look at what goes on in this testing phase, some potential causes and ideas for getting unstuck.

Testing/Test Management

Are Your Agile Testers Fish Out of Water?

by Paul Carvalho

Do you know what expertise you need now, as you enter into an agile development environment? Unfortunately, we use the same word (“testing”) in agile, but it means something different from what you have seen and managed in prior non-agile projects. If your testers are writing test cases, tracking testing progress and recording bugs in a separate defect tracking system, stop now; you are using the wrong people to do the wrong thing.

Testing Tools Evaluation Form

PREMIUM deliverable

This Testing Tools Evaluation Form details a complete description of the expected level of service and performance to be provided by prospective testing tools.

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