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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

Tips for Improving PMOs Value

May 3, 2017 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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. 

On-demand Webinars

Strategy Execution and the PMO

by Philip Diab
April 04, 2017 | 61:36 | Views: 2,254 | 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

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.

Work Stream Tracking Template

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.

Project Archive Checklist

PREMIUM checklist

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

Learn From Others

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?

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.

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.

PMO Setup for the First-Time PMO Leader (Part 1)

by Hussain Bandukwala

Setting up a PMO for the first time? No project management experience? Learn how you can “wow” them in 100 days! In Part 1, the author explores ways you can become a PMO leader, skills you need for the role and the mindset you need to apply immediately.

The Project Chief

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Whether or not “project chief” is an official title, almost every organization will have one. There are many elements that go into being a good project chief who can impact the entire organization.

Moving Talent Acquisition to the PMO

by Rick Huff

Should business leadership move hiring and recruitment into the project management organization? Based on the similarities found between his talent acquisition experience and current training, this author says yes—and shares the potential benefits.

Managing Project Changes

by Mike Donoghue

There will always be instances in a project where something gets missed, a new feature is identified or some kind of customization needs to occur. When a successful PMO gets involved, there is an opportunity where a change-control process can take charge of requests.

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