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PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017

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

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—and stay tuned for more details on sessions and speakers.

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

Risk Management in the Construction Sector - Rescheduled

Mar 27, 2017 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

A project goes through various levels of interaction between multitudes of people, with different skill sets competing interests and also involves planning, scheduling, and coordination of a wide range of both independent and interrelated activities. In addition, the influence of external factors requires this industry to solve complex environmental issues.

On-demand Webinars

An Indian Wedding - A Case Study in Crisis Management

by Raju Rao
March 09, 2017 | 46:45 | Views: 1,495 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.89 / 7

Our daughters’ wedding – a case study in Crisis Management. This case study is based on a personal “project” - our daughters’ wedding. This talk will bring home the challenges faced and describe some interesting anecdotes in people behavior, procurement and leadership. It will spell out inferences and Best Practices from this episode which can be applied in crisis situations in organizations or personal life.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Cost Estimation Template

deliverable
by Andy Jordan

Need help keeping track of costs for items in various categories of your work breakdown structure? Use this simple Excel sheet to help produce a quick analysis.

Statistical PERT® Beta Edition

deliverable
by William Davis

Statistical PERT® (SPERT®) is a freely licensed, probabilistic, estimation technique. Use Statistical PERT to estimate uncertainties that have bell-shaped risk properties, like: task duration, work effort, revenue, expenses, agile story points, project portfolios, event attendance and more. Use in conjunction with the article Getting Beta with Statistical PERT.

RAID Log

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by Sridhar Devulapally

The intention of the proposed RAID Log template (Risks, Actions, Issues, Decisions) is to consolidate all of the key reporting elements for stakeholders into one place. This may not be as powerful as some of the dashboards presented in COTS PM software; however, it helps for those who do not have access to such software. This document can be archived to the project database upon completion of the project for organization learning via knowledge management software.

Project Status Update (Presentation)

PREMIUM presentation
by Daniel Grzybek

This presentation template is a formal customer-facing status report used for medium to larger projects, or for reporting multiple projects with the same stakeholder audience.

Learn From Others

Rescue Me! Understanding Triple Constraint Problems

by Michael Zekser

What constitutes a troubled project? The answer is truly in the eyes of the sponsor, but as project managers we need to measure objectively and then decide how to use those facts in our go-forward plans. Here the author puts everything in the context of the triple constraint.

Getting Beta with Statistical PERT

by William Davis

How confident are you in your estimates? Meet Statistical PERT, a probabilistic estimation technique for use with any bell-shaped uncertainty like task duration, work effort, agile story points, cost, revenue, event attendance and more. The Statistical PERT Beta Edition uses the built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel 2010 and later.

Building Trust Through Project Management Practices

by Arunkumar Vijayapur, PMP

Trust and risk are closely related and go hand-in-hand. Use the project management practices built around Risks, Issues, Assumptions and Dependencies (RAID) to build both a trustworthy team and a trustful atmosphere.

A Perception Change: Moving the Goal Post

by Laura Burford

Project managers excel at managing the project schedule, but many of us are not accustomed to revisiting the original premise of a project. There are four very simple and practical “perception” risk mitigation techniques that PMs and teams can implement.

How Cloud Solutions Can Help PMs

by Paul Visser

In this article, we will explore how IT projects can benefit from cloud technologies, both in traditional and agile projects. Online project tools are widely available for usage (team spaces, office software, etc.), but IT projects can take this a step further and save time and costs—and reduce risks when the infrastructure goes cloud.

Managing Conflict Resolution

by Usama Shamma

Conflict should not always be perceived as a problem. At times, it is a chance for growth and can be an effective means for the opening up among groups or individuals. However, when conflict begins to suppress or disrupt productivity and gives way to more conflicts, then conflict management is needed.

Project Public Relations

by Michael Zekser

In most organizations, there are many projects competing for finite resources and management attention at any given time. This article describes a proven approach to help mitigate risks around losing resources mid-project--or dropping in the organization's priorities versus other projects.

Leading a Megaproject? Three Things to Know First

by Casey Freeman

You’re about to close the deal on a megaproject with all the potential in the world and everyone involved is ready to sign on the dotted line and get started. Before you do, here are three lessons from the trenches that are straightforward, actionable and can save a great deal of time, frustration and guesswork.

The Fast Track to Delay

by Ahmed Fouad Sedky

The following article discuss how fast tracking can lead to project delays, showing the most common risk and pitfalls when applying the technique. It will focus on examples from some projects in Qatar.


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Risk management   SANJEET KUMAR PATRA  Mar 24, '17 10:28 AM 
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