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PMI Talent Management Conference 2016

6 December 2016, 9 AM-5 PM ET - Doors open at 8:30 AM ET | Online

How do you build a team culture across continents, without ever meeting face-to-face? How do you motivate teams across the Boomer, Millennial and Gen X divides? Get answers to these questions and more at the 2016 PMI Talent Management Conference. Now in its third year, this free virtual event is your source for guidance on talent retention and development, plus things you need to be thinking about when planning your own PM career.

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Project Charter Template (PMBOK® Guide Aligned)

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by Markus Klein, PMP

This sample Project Charter, aligned to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide), includes sections for project goals, success criteria, risks, assumptions, restrictions, budget and more.

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Ready, Set, Wait! Kick Off Your Team Before You Kick Off Your Project!

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by Dan Furlong, PMP, PMI-ACP, MBA, CSM

If it weren’t for people, projects would be easy! Getting the team to act as one is challenging. This presentation from the PMI Global Congress 2014 in Phoenix will help you all trust each other, stick together and achieve project success.

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3 Ways to Engage and Inspire Your Project Team

by Bruce Harpham

As project managers, we have a role to play in inspiring the project team to contribute. We may not be able to solve the disengagement problem alone, but we can make a difference. Use the following strategies to inspire your project team to greater heights of engagement and success.

Maximizing Your Team's Superpowers

by Karen Chovan

As project managers or team leads, we should quickly get to know what our team members are good at, and what they are not. Their characteristics and working styles may vary, but each will have his or her own way of getting things done.

Why Bother? The Importance of Bringing PM from the Boardroom to the Classroom

by Kendra Modzelewski, Diane Fromm

The verdict is in, and global businesses have recognized the value of professional project management to advance their business outcomes. Now the question is, when is the time to begin teaching project management? Are there advantages to bringing project management skills and knowledge outside of the professional arena and into the classroom?

Temporary Project Leadership

by Andy Jordan

What happens when you are asked to take over another project manager’s team on a temporary basis? Any leader in this situation needs to be prepared to adapt and adjust.

The Importance of Rest

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Projects can be all-consuming activities. There are times when you need to step back and take a break, as rest is an important and necessary part of life no matter what activities you are engaged in.

Collaboration with Accountability

by Andy Jordan

Collaboration has become a vital tool in modern project execution, but not all organizations know how to ensure it happens in the right way. How do we foster effective collaboration while still ensuring our teams and individual team members are accountable for delivering on time, scope and budget?

Topic Teasers Vol. 84: Drafting Career Blueprints

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

Question: Luckily, a key department manager went to bat for us and we now have a standing team. I think this will help us produce deliverables more quickly, as we don’t have to get reacquainted and learn to work with a whole new group on each project. However, the “negative Nellie” on the team is already concerned that this will stall his career. How do I show my colleagues that this is a positive step and that it will help their career progress, not hinder it?
A. Plan for the organization to pay for as many certifications and college or junior college classes as possible. Insist that any coursework your teammates want to take is crucial to their success at their current work. All knowledge is powerful knowledge in the workplace.
B. No one can plan a future career, as promotions and opportunities are only given to those who have special connections or subservient relationships with those at the CEO, CIO and CFO level. You are puffing smoke to craft pipe dreams if you suggest otherwise to your friends.
C. Work with each team member to draft a blueprint of where they would like their career to go within the next five years. Help them choose, plan and implement important steps to allow them to be ready for opportunities along their desired path. It may not work, but it’s better than not having a plan.
D. As the old Doris Day song goes, “Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future is not ours to see. Que sera, sera.” With the lightning speed changes in business occurring each day, it is impossible to envision what skills one will need in the future. Cross your fingers and hope.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!

Job Title Obsolescence?

by Andy Jordan

Virtually everyone in the workplace has a job title, but does that concept have any relevance in 2016? Or should we be looking at a different approach? For most people reading this, you should be making resource and accountability determinations based on skills, not titles.

6 Tips for Managing Projects with Complex Functionality

by Vesa Koskela

After experiencing several successful projects (and some less so), this practitioner wanted to share his tips on the management of technically complex ones--projects that contain enough complex functionality to make it difficult for the executing organization to deliver.

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