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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 Organizational Agility Conference 2016

September 14, 2016 | 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.

Upcoming Webinars

On-demand Webinars

Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

by Michael O'Brochta, PMI-ACP, PMP
July 25, 2017 | 58:55 | Views: 2,346 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.47 / 7

Bad projects abound, and research by Project Management Institute and others has provided useful insight into the underlying causes of bad projects. This webinar looks beyond why projects go bad and explores why bad projects are so hard to kill.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Work Stream Tracking Template

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by Stephane Parent

Large projects often require tracking by work streams. Work streams are the progressive completion of tasks by a specific group or project team. For example, the work streams for a manufacturing facility may include engineering, drafting, procurement, fabrication, quality control and shipping.

Stakeholder Analysis: Power/Interest Matrix

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by Alvaro H. Beckerig

This Power vs. Interest Matrix template—developed with Microsoft Excel and little bit of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)—is the ideal tool for stakeholder analysis. Fill the fields with your stakeholders name, give a number to power and interest, classify the engagement and write the stakeholder's expectations. After all stakeholders are identified, print the matrix and keep monitoring the power and interest of each stakeholder during project execution.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Template

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by Elok Robert Tee

We often encounter work that may not be properly documented. This practitioner designed this template for his clients to define their business or operating processes (when those are contentious). This template may be used for projects that create an SOP document as a deliverable.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): An Introduction

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by Khaled Istanbouli

Occupational health and safety (OHS)—also commonly referred to as occupational safety and health (OSH), occupational health or workplace health and safety (WHS)—is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. This presentation provides a primer on important introductory points.

Learn From Others

The History of OPM3

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by John Schlichter

In 1998 a project was chartered to develop an international standard for industry and government strictly through the grassroots efforts of unpaid volunteers. Their journey led to the development of the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), and this is their story.

How to Create a Project Organization Chart

by Elizabeth Harrin

Get clarity on who is working on your project by creating a project organization chart for the team. In this article, we’ll look at who to include in your project org chart, how to create the chart and what to do with it once you’ve got one.

Breaking Down Barriers for Project Teams...Visually

by Andy Jordan

Project team members have to consider many more variables in their work these days. It’s not enough to simply communicate business purpose, there has to be an understanding of what that means. How can we help them understand those factors?

Changing Work, Changing Needs

by Andy Jordan

As project work shifts and evolves to meet the changing needs of the business, what are the implications for our teams—and how do we manage them?

Is India's Information Technology Story Ending? Can We Sustain It?

by Jayanth P. Reddy, Pankaj Tiwari, PMP

India has been a focal point of the IT revolution in the last two decades. This overview frames the IT landscape and evolution; and what organizations, start-ups and workers can do in this era of confusion and transition to create more jobs, sustain jobs and try to maintain India’s edge on the industry overall.

Advanced Project Management Pitfalls: Purpose, Not Process

by Sean Gwaltney

Our bias toward comfortable processes hides the root cause of failure. One of the root causes on experienced teams? The misalignment of purpose and process. Here, the author provides an easy-to-implement, purpose-driven organizational methodology that helps eliminate this risk.

Future Trends in Organizational Structure

by Deepali Uppal

Is the organizational structure moving back to flat? Will the new structure for large organizations be a blend of hierarchy and wirearchy models? This article will discuss how the matrix structure has hit malaise, and share a potential structure of the future.

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.


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Loans & International Project Finance like BG, SBLC  Gudipati Harikishan  Aug 21, 2017 12:11 PM 
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What percentage of the 47 processes do you use on your projects?  Michael Shanklin, MBA, PMP  Aug 16, 2017 4:24 PM 
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what is the approximate expected time to reach the performing stage within a standard team in a standard project?  Samer Alhmdan  Aug 4, 2017 1:13 AM 
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