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PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016

14 September 2016, 8:30-5 PM ET | Online

Is Your Agile Transformation Set up to Fail? Find out at the PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2016, FREE and Exclusive for PMI Members. We know there are barriers that slow your organization’s ability to be agile: failed agile transformations, complex organizational processes, team dynamics and the uncertain role of the PMO in an agile environment (just to name a few). Attend the PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016 to get help breaking down these barriers. It’s free for PMI Members.

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.

Upcoming Webinars

Creative and Innovative Change Leadership

Dec 8, 2016 2:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

This presentation addresses the effect of change within an organization and offers suggestions about how to plan for change in creative and innovative manner that will encourage buy in among those affected by change and a willingness to collaborate. The session will provide suggestions about how to involve the entire organization, and how to minimize the fear and anxiety generally associated with change.

All Channels Open - Facilitating Clear and Open Communication

Dec 8, 2016 4:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Genuine feedback and open vertical communication are fundamental to effectively leading comprehensive and successful projects and programmes. In this session, Jane will explore the vital importance of clear two-way communication between leaders and team members.

On-demand Webinars

Project Manager - Field General or Business Mogul?

by Matthew Gentile
December 01, 2016 | 54:51 | Views: 518 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.37 / 7

In this session we will discuss the spectrum of Project Management roles and responsibilities, ranging from a PM on $10M job to a Project Executive on a $1B program, and everything in between.

Chapters Impacting Communities: Project Managers Make a Big Difference for Social Good

by Roger Duke
November 29, 2016 | 61:07 | Views: 261 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.70 / 7

All nonprofit organizations have visions, but their visions without plans are just dreams. Chapters and project managers have the talents to make these dreams come true. We will describe the processes and tools used by the AA-PMI chapter to plan and execute successful projects and the differences these projects have made the community, the chapter and its members.

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Blog Insights

Extraordinary Leader

by Naomi Caietti

Listen. Empower. Adapt. Dream ... LEAD   Helping you learn about the next generation of leadership tools, valuable tips and techniques. Leadership 2.0 is a new fresh approach to leadership for the next generation of leaders; start your journey of future growth and development to become an extraordinary leader.

Leadership Catalyst

by Vinay Nadig

We are an amazing group of people here! We help turn ideas and concepts into reality using all the hard tools and frameworks at our disposal. We are leaders whether we are acknowledged as such or not. In this blog, I will focus on a set of leadership behaviors that I have used and have helped others practice - to achieve exceptional outcomes. Of course I may veer off course occasionally, and rant about the latest pet peeve I have about project execution! I hope this will be an engaging experience for you.

Save Time With Tools + Templates

Leadership Skills Assessment

by Stephane Parent

This template is designed to be used in conjunction with the webinar Develop Leadership - Deliver Leaders! Go to each of the tabs (Vision & Values, Direction, Persuasion, Support, Development, Appreciation) and assign a value of 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest) to the questions, before and after a leadership growing event, such as a project. The Summary tab will display the overall ratings for each dimension, along with a graph of the results. Based on Toastmasters' High Performance Leadership workbook.

Learn From Others

5 Steps for Setting up a New PMO

by Barath Balasubramanian

The key to designing and setting up a successful PMO organizational unit is an experienced PMO leader who can provide effective leadership, from articulating a vision to delivering best-in-class PMO practices. This article provides a five-step guide to setting up a PMO from scratch.

The Politics of Integration (Part 1): Planning

by Andy Jordan

Of of the most significant challenges for PMO leaders is managing relationships across the organization. And as the PMO’s role becomes more and more central to all elements of corporate planning and project delivery, politics inevitably come into play. How do we manage that minefield?

Temporary Project Leadership

by Andy Jordan

What happens when you are asked to take over another project manager’s team on a temporary basis? Any leader in this situation needs to be prepared to adapt and adjust.

PMO Alignment to Company Strategy: A Two-Way Street

by Graham Campbell

This practitioner was asked by executive leadership to lead an assignment to improve the company's project delivery function. Creating a PMO and aligning activities to the company's strategy were important early steps in this improvement process. What he didn't anticipate was the proactive role that the PMO, once established, would later play in a feedback loop to further evolving company strategy.

How to Become a High-Level Project Manager

by Jose Roberto Calvacante Alves

Excellence takes time...and project management is no different. Here are some tips on how to improve your skills and become a stronger PM.

The Agile Scene in a Small-Town Theater

by Roger Kent, PMP, PMI-ACP

Iterative and incremental methods can be used outside software development. Here’s a challenge that arose in one small-town Shakespeare festival--and the “agile” approach used to meet it.

A Better World through Project Management

by Andy Jordan

In celebration of International Project Management (IPM) Day 2016, it’s time to reflect on just what project management, project managers and their teams do for this world we all live in.

Being the Mentor

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

There comes a time when you need to turn around and start training other people. Whether you are in a formal mentor relationship or not, you can give something back.

The Importance of Rest

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Projects can be all-consuming activities. There are times when you need to step back and take a break, as rest is an important and necessary part of life no matter what activities you are engaged in.

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What is the greatest lesson (or one of them) you have learned as a project management professional?  David Romero Cordente  Dec 8, '16 5:10 AM  18 
Project Management skills, which are your favorite?   Brenden Murphy  Dec 8, '16 5:04 AM 
"Knowing your Sponsor" - Questions for "Understanding your working relationship"  Markus Klein, PMP  Dec 7, '16 1:28 PM  13 
What do you do to develop yourself personally and professionally?  David Romero Cordente  Dec 6, '16 7:49 AM  26 
Governance models in Project Management  Gautam Suri  Dec 5, '16 8:57 AM 
Virtual Leadership - 12/3 @ 9:00am for a twitter chat on #PMChat   Naomi Caietti  Dec 1, '16 7:35 PM 
Inspire to be ethical  Alankar Karpe  Dec 1, '16 3:19 PM  13 
The first 90 days of a PM  Amir Sina  Dec 1, '16 8:36 AM  25 
Your assistance required on a research into Project Management and IT  Meshach Bolutiwi  Nov 29, '16 11:37 AM 
"Knowing your Sponsor" - Questions about "Setting Expectations"  Markus Klein, PMP  Nov 25, '16 6:51 AM  14 
How are you going to give/say thanks to your team/stakeholders this thanksgiving?   Anupam Ganguly  Nov 24, '16 8:08 AM 
We will make your projects great again  Donnie MacNicol  Nov 22, '16 12:39 PM 
Help Needed for PMP Exam Preparation ??  Mudassar Khan  Nov 21, '16 10:42 AM  26 
What is the relation between Business Studies (Systems Track) and the Management Analyst?  Mustafa Fakhouri  Nov 18, '16 2:07 AM 
What are you doing to develop your team?  David Romero Cordente  Nov 15, '16 11:54 PM 
How does leaders communicate?  Anupam Ganguly  Nov 15, '16 4:52 AM 
Project Management and Bad Leadership Behavior  Paul Pelletier  Nov 14, '16 11:45 PM  16 
The True Cause of Project Failures  Edward Shehab  Nov 14, '16 11:35 PM 
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Does presence of a leader matter or the work to be done matter's?  Anupam Ganguly  Nov 12, '16 12:44 PM 
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