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PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2017

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

What Does Agile Mean for Your Organization? Find Out at This Free Virtual Event—and Sharpen Your Agile Edge. With sudden market shifts and new priorities by the minute, agile transformation is an organizational imperative. You need to understand what agility means for your organization—and how to help lead it through change.

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.

PMI Scheduling Conference 2017

29 March 2017, 9am - 5pm ET (Doors open at 8:30AM ET) | Online

New technologies, hybrid projects, the launch of a PMO—when the environment is constantly changing, how do you craft a schedule (or multiple schedules) for project success? Discover timely answers here—and only here—at the PMI Scheduling Conference 2017, exclusively for PMI members.

Upcoming Webinars

Conflict, Collaboration, and Consciousness

Jul 26, 2017 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Agile teams are all about high bandwidth, cross-functional communication. But, we can get really jumpy about conflict. Creative conflict is where the good stuff is in product development and innovation. Come learn about how effective conflict engagement deepens consciousness and what we mean when we talk about consciousness and software development. Jean’s style is dialogic, so expect to interact!

The Final Step to Agility for Your Project

Jul 27, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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In this session, you will learn how to conduct a structured Debrief to assure your team can scale successes and eliminate the failures that may have occurred during the length of the project.

On-demand Webinars

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

by Jean Richardson
June 07, 2017 | 60:51 | Views: 5,000 | 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 Flawless Execution Advantage for Project Managers

by Matt Brady, Ansley Anchors
May 25, 2017 | 62:07 | Views: 5,254 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.75 / 7

Project Management teams need the advantage of an iterative planning and execution model to keep them moving in an aligned direction. It is this type of discipline that will ensure a high-performing team culture.

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Blog Insights

The Reluctant Agilist

by Dave Prior

Podcasts and blog posts to help you manage the challenge of transitioning from traditional project management to Agile. Dave Prior celebrates success, embraces the learning that comes from failure, and digs deep on topics you need to be up to speed on.

Taking the Plunge

by Aaron Porter (MBA, PMP, CSM)

In case you actually read this description, the beginning of the blog is about preparing for the PMP exam. It then evolved into maintaining my credential. After taking a break for a few years, I'm back and will be blogging about project management, in general, and probably a bit of agile on a regular basis.

The Agility Series

by Lawrence Cooper

The Agility Series focuses on agile and agility across the organization not just in software and product development. Areas of agility that will be covered in blog posts will include: - Organizational Agility - Leadership Agility - Strategic Agility - Value Agility - Delivery Agility - Business Agility - Cultural Agility - Client Agility - Learning Agility

Agile in Practice

by Stephen Matola, Karl Best, Stephen Townsend, Edivandro Conforto, Jesse Fewell, Mike Griffiths, Horia Slusanschi, Becky Hartman, Betsy Kauffman, Kristin Jones, Johanna Rothman

This blog is a conversation between the Agile Practice Guide Team and our PMI and Agile Alliance Communities to gain insight, support and collaboration around the creation of a usable and relevant body of work that supports transition to hybrid and agile in project work.

Drunken PM

by Dave Prior

Drunken Boxing for Project Managers “The main feature of the drunkard boxing is to hide combative hits in drunkard-like, unsteady movements and actions so as to confuse the opponent. The secret of this style of boxing is maintaining a clear mind while giving a drunken appearance.” Yeah... just like that… but with network diagrams and burndown charts… and a wee bit less vodka.

Save Time With Tools + Templates

Project Issue Log

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by Penghis Anca

This project tracking template is for PMs in organizations that do not have a standing project management system in place. This template allows you to track customer and internal prioritization in parallel and generate sprint-like plans for issues to complete in the next two weeks, applying agile principles absent related tools.

Simplified Electronic Value Stream Map

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by James Hammond

This deliverable makes facilitating a lean module much more effective. Once all the steps are entered, it reduces inefficiencies by providing instantaneous updates to successive entries. This tool can handle up to a 20-step process (with up to 14 sub-steps/tasks for each step).

Assess Value of Going Agile

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by ProjectsatWork.com

Where will Agile transformation drive the most value in your organization? Probably in the areas where business conditions are changing rapidly and customers or stakeholders expect continual improvement in your service or product. Here is a helpful exercise to better identify those areas that could most benefit from an agile approach.

Building A Dual-Method Culture

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by ProjectsatWork.com

Flexible work approaches allow teams to use the methodologies that best suit their needs. Agile and Waterfall methods can be used within the same program or portfolio of projects, but like any successful marriage, it takes compromise and adjustment. Here are six guidelines to make it work and make your organization more Agile.

Distributed Agile Teams

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by ProjectsatWork.com

This 19-slide deck is a companion piece to the Agile Distributed Teams research report from ProjectsAtWork. It is designed to help you leverage the report's key findings and recommendations to achieve the benefits of working with distributed agile teams in your organization.

Learn From Others

Requirements in Agile

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by Joy Beatty Candase Hokanson

When companies move to an agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), they often remove the processes and analysis of their waterfall SDLC because, as the Agile Manifesto puts it, “They value individual and interactions over processes and tools.” Some of the rigor should be removed – waterfall processes can get bogged down with gates and sign-offs. However, caution must be exercised to not go too far against processes and analysis and rely just upon backlogs and user stories. Requirements and the analysis that leads to those requirements are just as essential in an agile project as they are in a waterfall project. The difference lies in how much requirements analysis is completed and the timing of it.

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?

When Does Agile Expansion Stop?

by Andy Jordan

As agile becomes ever more mainstream, questions are starting to be asked about the future of traditional methods. Is the future completely agile, or is there a limit?

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.

5 Things to Seek in Agile Hires

by Bart Gerardi

When considering candidates for agile teams, functional skills are a necessity, of course — developers must be able to develop, designer have to design. But a great hire will bring much more. Here are some ways to surface five key qualities that organizations should value in recruiting efforts — and agile project management practitioners should hone.

Carryover Hangover

by Bart Gerardi

When agile teams get comfortable with starting a story in one sprint and finishing in the following one, problems arise such as delayed feedback and added low-value work. Understanding the main causes of “carryover” and the associated challenges can help you find ways to avoid or limit the bad habit.

Topic Teasers Vol. 90: Is Agile Japanese? (Japanese Translation)

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

質問:私たちの経営陣は非常に敏捷性があり、最近の統計には一致していないにもかかわらず、このプラクティスに対する研究や歴史はなく、生産性の向上につながっていないと言います。私は、これが実際に現在の労働力の最大のセクションであるミレニアムに参加する方法であることを示すために、彼らに何を伝えることができますか?同じ名前で呼び出されていない場合でも、高い生産性を最大限に発揮する実績があることを示すために、 A.アジャイルは2001年にユタ州スノーバードで考案されて以来、起源は100%アメリカ人です。この有名な会議の結果が一連のスピーチ、記事、会話を通じて発表されるまで、世界中の他の人はこのような慣行を試みたことがありませんでした。 B.アジャイルの原則は、Theory Xと呼ばれるほとんどの労働者にとって基本的であると信じられているDouglas McGregorの行動に頼っています。人々が仕事を嫌い、それを避けようとしていることから、管理。 C. W. Edwards Deming博士は、最先端のアジャイルのような哲学を開発しました。彼はこれをHierarchy of Needsと呼びました。マネージャーが従業員のニーズをすべて満たすことができれば、生産性は飛躍的に向上します。 1つでも満たされていない場合、プロジェクト成果は大まかになります。 D.アジャイルは、実際には、1980年代のウィリアム大内博士の「日本的経営」スタイルの日本の動機付け理論よりも成長しています。これまでのコンセプトは、日本で初めて、そして世界中の他の場所で、現代の職場で効果的であることが実証されています。

The Business Analyst and the Product Owner (Japanese Translation)

by Mike Griffiths

この記事では、BAの役割がどのように変化し、製品の所有者の役割と重複するかについて論争の的になるトピックを検討します。 危険な兆候(「PO Go Go-Between」など)とポジティブなパターン(「POサポーターとしてのBA」など)を含む類似点と相違点をカバーしています。

Adopting Agile? Don't Say It's Common Sense

by Gil Broza

If agile is indeed common sense, why has much of the world of work—at least the work of software development—operated differently in the last several decades? In fact, why hasn’t the new “sensible” approach displaced the previous approach completely?


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