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PMI Talent Management Conference 2016

December 6, 2016 | 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.

Upcoming Webinars

Managing Remote Teams for Success

Apr 20, 2017 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Our workplace has certainly changed and one of the most obvious illustrations of this is the prevalence of non-traditional work environments. This workshop provides specific best practices and tips for how to effectively support remote team members, how to build a sense of camaraderie and maintain high levels of motivation without the luxury of the traditional face to face work environment.

Turn Your Employees into Star Performers

Apr 26, 2017 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Is someone on your team not performing to expectations? This webinar will provide practical tips and strategies that you can start using right away to turn individual employees into Star Performers.

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Power Relationships in Team Interaction

by Muhammad Aslam Mirza
February 07, 2017 | 60:56 | Views: 2,660 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.38 / 7

Organizational progress is sustained by team relationships at every level and is vulnerable to power play in times of challenge. The advancements toward desired outcomes is an endeavor that requires influence, exerted by decision makers, for available choices and to maintain the speed of progress.

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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!

PREMIUM presentation
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.

New PM Onboarding Checklist

by Andy Jordan

Use this checklist to help ensure that new PMs joining your team are set up with the best possible chance of success. Some of these items will be completed prior to the new PM joining, some will continue for several months beyond the start date. The checklist is broken down into different areas for the different roles involved.

Learn From Others

Do You Really Need a Project Manager for That?

by Andy Jordan

Project managers are amazing. They have a wide range of skills and operate in incredibly diverse business areas. That doesn’t mean a project manager should be the solution to every problem.

Learning a New Team

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Starting a new job can be difficult, but learning to work with your new team members effectively and quickly is a challenge. If you are a new leader, it can be the most difficult challenge.

Age-Friendly Project Management: The Action Plan

by Jiwat Ram

Project management is used widely in varied ways across multiple types of industries, by people belonging to many different profiles. While this sounds like a good thing, it also raises the question: Is project management as friendly as it should be to be usable by such a wide variety of people?

You May be Skilled, but Can You Manage Projects?

by Mike Donoghue

It’s easy to over-generalize staff members. Under what conditions might a good department or group manager also make a good project manager? Here are some things to think about when you consider someone's potential.

6 Mistakes with Remote Project Teams

by Bruce Harpham

Whether you work from home, have an international project team or simply want to stay current, take the time to sharpen your work with remote teams. Start by checking your current habits to see if you’re making any of these mistakes...

Going Global Down Under

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

There’s inherent exhilaration when your project’s scope crosses borders. Learn how this U.S.-based project manager optimized his communication skills with a constituent base in Australia—resulting in project success with no overlap in the business day!

Project Management for Non-PMs

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

There are a lot of people who work on projects, but usually only a few project managers. How do you help the non-PMs understand project management—and keep them working within the confines of the framework governing the project?

Peer Mentoring for New Distributed Team Members

by Mark Kilby

When first leading distributed agile teams, a key challenge that can sneak up on you is onboarding a new team member. You cannot show them around the office. How can you possibly get the new person oriented to their new organization and their new team?

Effective Remote Workforce Management

by Andy Jordan

How does a project manager ensure optimal performance from remote team members, and how do corrective actions get implemented effectively?

Topic Teasers Vol. 92: Managing By Group

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

Question: I’m one of two middle managers in a small, 20-person state government office. Each of us has five to six direct reports who do individual, short-term projects. Our director also manages an equal number of staff. The issue is that she wants all of us to be in on every decision, saying it’s an agile approach. It means that with every decision, we always have unhappy people who did not get their way. Is this actually the way to run an agile office?
A. While agile practices can be productively used by non-IT teams and in situations where the entire Scrum core ceremonies are not adopted, asking everyone’s opinion on every office decision whether they have a stake in the project or not is decidedly not agile. Include only those who need to be there, and make non-project-related decisions among the three managers.
B. Millennials want to feel involved and important. It’s a good practice to hold office-wide meetings for every decision and take a vote to see what the majority favors. What is decided is less important than having everyone feel a part of the process.
C. Unless there is an area where the director does not understand the specifics involved in the decision, all choices should be made at the highest level with her. In this way, people are not pulled off focus on their day-to-day work.
D. In an environment this small, it is not necessary to have any formal processes or reporting structures. Each decision that arises should be made by an individual staff member in cooperation with their direct manager. These decisions do not need to be shared with others unless they are directly involved.
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