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PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2017

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

Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

Jul 25, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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.

On-demand Webinars

Building Options at Project Front-End Strategizing: The Power of Capital Design for Evolvability

by Nuno Gil
May 25, 2017 | 59:10 | Views: 969 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.19 / 7

How do project teams overcome differences to adopt a design plan that strikes a balance between short-term affordability and long-term adaptability? Hear how a formal framework for design flexibility on the front end encourages greater communication among project team members, helps avoid risks and reduce costs, and improves efficiency. While the uncertainties of the future will always be present, capital project teams can manage potential change more effectively by adopting these principals and designing for evolvability.

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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.

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.

Topic Teasers Vol. 89: Chasing the Shifting Target (Japanese Translation)

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

質問:私は、私のプロジェクトと3人の同僚のプロジェクトマネージャーのプロジェクトが、同社の戦略目標をどのように満たしているかを文書化し始めました。それは今私が仕事中に行っていることの一部ではないので、私はその用語を理解することは認めても困惑していますが、経営陣が期待していることをどのように準備するかについては考えていません。正直言って、それは少しあいまいだと思うし、私は事実と数字を扱うことを好む。何をすればよいでしょうか? A.戦略目標は、組織が順調に進んでいることをステークホルダーに確信させるために作成されたマーケティングマジックです。彼らはプロジェクトマネージャーやプロジェクトチームにとって重要ではありません。割り当てられていれば、彼らのケアとメンテナンスをすばやく拒否すべきです。そうでなければ、会社の報告書が見栄えが悪いと、あなたは非難されるでしょう。 B.多くのプロジェクトマネージャーは戦略目標を持つ会社に精通していますが、割り当てられたプロジェクトのために何があるかを知ることができる幸運な人も少なくありません。私たちの大部分の能力と能力を備えています。 C.営業チームだけが、上位管理のための戦略的客観的レポートを作成するために必要な番号にアクセスできます。営業担当者は、売上数を操作して見栄えを良くすることができるため、営業担当者はスタッフにデータの取得とレポートの作成を依頼する必要があります。 D.戦略的な目標がうまくいくとはいえ、重要なのは、プロジェクトチームがプロジェクトチャーターで構築または作成するように求められる成果物を作成していることです。あなたがそれらを選ぶことに関与していないので、あなたの焦点になるはずのプロジェクト作業から時間がかかるので、組織全体でそれらを追跡するように公正に頼むことはできません。

The Lean Project Manager

by Laurent Kummer

Can we apply lean principles to project management itself? Here the author proposes tips and tricks to introduce lean into our practice, avoiding common waste pitfalls and presenting experiments made in the field to improve the personal productivity of the project manager.

Organizational PM: Start Small, Keep it Simple (Japanese Translation)

by Michael Wood

これは、プロジェクトが失敗し、CEOの注目を集めているような、組織の収益に重大な影響を与える場合にのみ発生します。 だから、少なくとも、プロジェクトのバックログを持っているすべての組織が少なくとも原則としてOPMを採用しているわけではないのですか?

Digital Transformation

by David Shaw, PMP

Cloud computing and services are central to digital transformation. The cloud improves an organization's agility to rapidly roll out new IT solutions to meet business needs. The cloud by its fundamental nature reflects an adaptive (agile or value-driven) approach to delivering products or services. How does that fit into the usual five-gate phases in IT project governance?

Complexity Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

As we are becoming more (excruciatingly?) aware, we live in a world of increased complexity. But just what does that mean, exactly? And in particular, what does it mean in the context of our projects?

Smart Budget Allocation for Project-Oriented Organizations

by Jakub Marciniak

Spending decisions in a PMO can foster or impede the organization. The process is volatile by the nature of its political implications. To allocate budget and resources in a smart way—and to achieve organizational goals—a measurable approach needs to take the following dimensions into consideration…

Investing in Complexity

by Andy Jordan

Complex projects are often feared as an inevitable drain on resources, a source of never-ending problems and a cause of immense frustration. They can be all those things, but they can also be an organizational springboard to tremendous success.

Eliminating Complexity Confusion

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

Why do you have to make things so complicated? Using buzzwords and bafflement as a tactic to gain approval is diminishing in practice, and PMs lead the way with their ability to analyze, educate and prioritize to get approvals right.

Making the Complex Seem Simple

by Mike Donoghue

When you make the effort to determine if a project is actually complex, you can often figure it out pretty quickly based on a combination of the following criteria…

The Art of Stakeholder Conversations

by Soumya Maitra

Projects live and die by decisions. Such decisions are seldom made in isolation and are often the product of deliberations ripe with dominant management culture, stakeholder egos, their politics, risk appetite and resistance to change. Learn how you can maneuver these moving pieces skillfully to influence project sponsors and stakeholders toward concurrence.


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