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PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017

14 June 2017, 9am - 5pm ET (Doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online
PMI MEMBER-ONLY event

Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.

Project Cost Control Tool

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by Brice Cothenet

This template allows you to access the main data you need to monitor for a relevant view of your project cost, all in one table: budget (at completion), actual cost, estimate to complete and estimate at completion. It automatically draws the appropriate curve.

Business Case

Project Team Alignment Tool

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by Andy Jordan

This template is designed to assist the project manager in communicating and explaining the project’s alignment to the project team. This tool helps the team to understand the project’s purpose and allows the team to better understand questions like why the project is being done and how the project helps the organization to improve.

Project HEADWAY Project Proposal

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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

The Necessary Culture for Soaring Performance

Mar 22, 2017 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Has your organization or quality management team gone through the effort of adopting the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) strategy for making improvements to various processes? This talk will dive into what it really takes for an organization, or even a department within, to make true gains from the PDCA process.

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

Coaching for Project Managers: Improving Personal Efficiency

May 30, 2017 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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.

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

Change Management Tips for Project Managers

Jun 20, 2017 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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.

Motivational Action Plan

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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 Consultant's Dilemma

by Andy Jordan

Consultants and clients must work together to ensure there is as much common understanding of the problem and potential solutions as possible. How can consultants ensure they have the best solutions for their clients, especially in our very varied discipline?

IT Strategy

Concerns for All Companies

by Júnior Rodrigues, MSc, PMP

The evolution of the digital age, automation and new energy technologies are elementary to future-oriented corporate management in the mechanical engineering sector—and will continue to gain increasing importance.

ITIL/Service Management

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?

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.

Knowledge Management

Managing Knowledge Projects

Feb 14, 2017 12:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Whether you are developing a learning course as its own project, or you need to develop documentation materials as part of a larger project, the PMBOK can guide your whole development process. If you are a Project Manager working with content developers or instructional designers, or if your projects involve the creation of documentation, training of other “knowledge” materials, you will get a lot out of this presentation.

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

Getting Back to Our Roots

by Winnie Liem

With the profession moving forward into new territory, let us reflect and look back at our roots to ensure we are bringing forward those key lessons for continued success on our projects, programs and portfolios.

Workmageddon: Project Management

by Giles Miller

Project management is the application of tools, know-how and skills needed to accomplish project activities, satisfy stakeholders and make a little money, too. These skills are particularly valuable to entrepreneurs in a wide variety of fields. What can entrepreneurs in the hip-hop business teach us about project management?

Requirements Management

Topic Teasers Vol. 94: Clearing Confusing Priorities

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

Question: Whether I’m working on an agile or a waterfall project, we always get an overload of features or activities to complete. In theory, it sounds easy to prioritize them; but in practice, that’s where most of our projects bog down. Defining the order becomes a politely disguised free-for-all. At the end, while we may be able to set up the project, I’m still not convinced that we have made the best long-term choices for the company in our selection of which items we have elected to implement. Is there a fresh way to handle these decisions?

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

The Tester-to-Developer Ratio is a Dead End in Agile

by Paul Carvalho

What is the ideal tester-to-developer ratio for the development team? On the surface, this might sound like a perfectly reasonable question—one that should be easy for an experienced practitioner to answer. However, when you look deeper into the question, you will see that it has layers of underlying assumptions—including ones about corporate culture, politics and the likely skills of their own staff.

10 Tips for Effective Agile Retrospectives

by Kevin Aguanno, CSPM (IPMA-B), Cert.APM, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, FPMAC, FAPM

Agile practitioners generally agree that regular retrospectives throughout the project are a good practice; however, many are not seeing the full benefits from the practice. This article shares a number of tips on how to perform retrospectives effectively—getting the maximum value from this important agile process.

Testing/Test Management

How Cloud Solutions Can Help PMs

by Paul Visser

In this article, we will explore how IT projects can benefit from cloud technologies, both in traditional and agile projects. Online project tools are widely available for usage (team spaces, office software, etc.), but IT projects can take this a step further and save time and costs—and reduce risks when the infrastructure goes cloud.

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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