Applications Delivery

Infrastructure Improvements: Guidance on How to Be Successful

by Ronald Smith

Software infrastructure such as databases and core applications must be available 24/7 to support the business. As these infrastructure elements age, you should start planning when they will be updated or replaced. Take a look into three main areas of achieving this—making decisions, design success and selecting vendors.

Go-Live Readiness Assessment

deliverable
by Darlene Rudolph

Use this assessment to determine if a system is ready to go to production. It is a series of spreadsheets that allow different modules to have both ticket tracking (bugs) and other criteria; then based on thresholds, the system can be assessed as ready or not ready to go live.

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

Sneak Peek into PMI Global Congress 2015 - North America: Strategic Business Management Skills (Japanese Translation)

by Joanna Newman, Ori Schibi, Muhammad Abu Baker Ilyas, Mohamed Hassan, Paul Williams

PMI®グローバルコングレス2015-北米における戦略的経営管理スキルセッションの中核戦略的ビジネス管理スキルに関するパネルディスカッションに参加し、PMIグローバルコングレスでのこのコンテンツ分野で提示されるいくつかの主要テーマを垣間見ることができます 2015 - 北アメリカ。

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

Outstanding Project Managers Have Mastered Key Skills and So Can You!

Sep 27, 2017 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

The best Project Managers are outstanding leaders. They motivate, bring people together, and accomplish great things. They lead with accountability, are risk aware, and have courage to act. They get the best and most exciting assignments. They are the ones that succeed.

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

Exceller dans la négo avec les parties prenantes

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
webinar

Il s’agit d’une conférence où chacun des participants sera amené à réfléchir à comment il peut apprendre à négocier et à faire face à des objections tout en maintenant la qualité de la relation avec son interlocuteur.

Motivational Action Plan

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

Topic Teasers Vol. 99: The Emotional Payroll

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: I’m an agile lead working with a traditional project manager on a hybrid project for an outside customer. Each time we all three meet, the PM brings out so many risk charts—and explains the potential pitfalls and recent statistics in such a negative way and with such an emotional tone and facial grimacing—that the customer is almost panicky when he leaves. Agile is all about embracing the potential for risk, but how can I speak to someone on my peer level about changing his behavior and message so that the customer feels appropriately informed while still confident in the team and our progress when he leaves?

IT Strategy

The BICEPS Strategy: How to Keep Your Business Sustainable

by Majeed Hosseiney

Far too often, companies are ignoring the basic business rules by moving from one extreme to another with regard to tools, methods and processes instead of managing the change as an evolution. And regardless of the evolution in technology, the social economy and market changes, there is one simple formula that remains constant, one that will maintain the main muscle of your business.

ITIL/Service Management

Agile Service Delivery

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

What value do your projects have if the value of your deliverables are not meeting the expectations of your stakeholders? Could it be that the problem lies in the predictive approach we have in meeting the customer needs after deployment?

When Does a Ticket Become a Project?

by Andy Jordan

When an IT system moves into an operational environment, project integration virtually disappears. Operational support is a vital element of IT service management, but should it include closer integration with project delivery?

Knowledge Management

Project Management’s Role in Strategic Implementation

by Abeni James

Organizations have long acknowledged the role that strategic planning plays in future success. Here we discuss the role project management can play in strategic implementation, as well as the function of the PMO—particularly the enterprise-wide PMO within this context of strategic implementation, using project management to drive the process.

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

Commitment to Growth or Commitment to Numbers?

by Andy Jordan

Maintaining a certification is an important part of the process. Do you give it the respect it deserves, or do you simply see a target “score” you have to meet?

Requirements Management

Business Analysis and Design Thinking Different Ways to the Same Goal

Sep 12, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Did you know that Business Analysts and Design Thinkers perform similar activities, but their approach might be completely different? In this webinar, we focus on a number of activities to be found with a BA remit and highlight what exercises a Design Thinker might undertake. We will present examples of how a Business Analyst and a Design Thinker might approach the same subject matter, leaving you food for thought in how you can approach your next assignment.. Major Takeaways: * Understanding of what Business Analysis is about * Appreciation of a Design Thinking approach * Ability to compare and contrast these two domains * New approaches to perform the same exercise

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

Scrum or Kanban?

by Nima Bahrehdar

The easiest solution is not always the best. It is more effective if you choose the best methodology for each single project based on its nature. Scrum doesn’t fit all projects’ needs. Kanban is another agile methodology that, believe it or not, works more smoothly for at least one type of project. But what type?

5 Tips to Keep Communication Alive in the Age of Agile

by Brandon Evans

As more organizations become agile, clear, real-time communication becomes increasingly important. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure your communication remains effective a new fast-paced environment.

Testing/Test Management

Can Governance and Agile Get Along?

by Paul Carvalho

Traditional testing practices are the hands that slow agile teams to a stagnant, waterfall state. Testing itself isn’t bad or anti-agile...but how you think about testing can make or break your agile success.

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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