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PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017

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

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

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.

Why do projects fail? Murphy’s law?

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

In this culturally rich webinar, the author proposes a new approach to analyze failure in projects: exploring common behavioral issues that leads to failure in management. At the end of this webinar, the attendee will have a clear picture of how behaviors affects the project results, and will visualize the necessary skills to address them.

On-demand Webinars

Tips for Improving PMOs Value

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
May 03, 2017 | 60:35 | Views: 1,481 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.89 / 7

In this webinar, the author applies concepts of strategic planning, change management and soft skills development, to provide a practical approach to increase PMO's value, helping to change perceptions such as "being a process cop", to create a culture where the stakeholders understand the value of the project management and become evangelists of the best practices.

Strategy Execution and the PMO

by Philip Diab
April 04, 2017 | 61:36 | Views: 3,453 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.72 / 7

Linking strategy thinking with doing presents a huge opportunity for project management both as a discipline and a profession to uniquely meet the strategy execution challenge. It is within this context that PMOs can step up to the plate and bridge the gap between crafting and delivering.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Quantity Tracking System (Green Projects)

by Stefano Pittaluga

This template is built for construction project control managers who need to keep track of quantities installed onsite and—with the same tool—produce a weekly/monthly report that supplies management with quantitative feedback about project status.

Manpower/Resource Mobilization-Demobilization Schedule

by Anas Khan

After calculating the resources required (with the help of company productivity norms and with the time available), this schedule will help project stakeholders have a clear idea about the current and future manpower requirements for any given construction project.

Project Archive Checklist

PREMIUM checklist

This checklist helps you with the ins and outs of archiving your project for posterity.

Learn From Others

Improving PMO Value

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota

The value of the PMO depends on the benefit delivered to the client and, most important, on the client’s perception of that benefit. The first step to increase the value delivered is to acknowledge that what is important to the project management specialists might not be as important to the stakeholders.

Automating Portfolio Status Reporting Using Microsoft PowerPoint

by Nilanjan Kar, PMP

Simple and effective automation can be used to publish and communicate one-page (or dashboard) project status reports using MS PowerPoint. This is one of the many uses possible and can be adapted to other needs. This approach, involving some VBA programming, can reduce repetitive and periodic tasks of reporting and uploading status reports.

The Politics of Integration (Part 2): A Solid Project Delivery Start

by Andy Jordan

In the first article of this series, we looked at annual planning processes and the role a strategically focused PMO should play in that foundational element of portfolio management. Continuing the look at political challenges for portfolio-focused PMOs, we look at the impact on project initiation and planning.

Is the Center of Excellence PMO Dead?

by Andy Jordan

With more focus on strategy, more tool-driven automation and more diversity in project approaches, is there still a place for a PMO-driven center of excellence for project management?

Project Selection and PMOs

by Andy Jordan

Project selection is a widespread challenge that requires a single point of accountability — ideally, a strategic project management office — that can provide the infrastructure and information support necessary to execute a ‘whole portfolio’ approach that is flexible and adaptable to ever-changing needs.

Where Does Your PMO Fit?

by Kristyn Medeiros

You already know there is no 'one type fits all' when it comes to a project management office. But does your PMO have a type at all? Does it attempt to do too little or too much? Or is it hemmed in by your organization’s oversight or lack of project portfolio management maturity?

Authority and the PMO: A Non-PMO Perspective

by Andy Jordan

What level of authority should a PMO have, and over what elements? More importantly, how is PMO authority perceived by other areas of the organization? When facing potential areas of contention, it's on the PMO to resolve these problems.

Off the Beaten PM Path

by Naomi Caietti

Technical competency is not enough in a complex, competitive global marketplace. Project and program managers need leadership and business intelligence skills that support the strategic objectives of their organizations, says Nicholas Errico, author of a field guide that presents a fresh perspective to delivering value.

PMO Setup for the First Time PMO Leader (Part 2)

by Hussain Bandukwala

Setting up a PMO for the first time? No project management experience? Learn how you can “wow” them! In Part 2, the author provides a step-by-step breakdown of setting up a PMO in 100 days and helps boost your chances of PMO success.

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