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PMI® Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium 2020

On-Demand through 08 September 2020 | Online

The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.

PMXPO 2020

March 26, 2020 | Online

We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.

PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2019

September 12, 2019 | Online

The PMI® Organizational Agility Conference returns bigger and better than ever as we examine evolving approaches to resilient value delivery! To remain relevant in the VUCA world, organizations and delivery professionals need to build change resilience—the ability to remain in a state of change while delivering value. This virtual conference will explore the concept of change resilience with professionals who are driving it within their organizations—and those who are living it as part of their own development.

Upcoming Webinars

The Agile Enterprise: We tried Agile, and it didn’t work - What’s next?

Aug 14, 2020 9:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Agile, for many a silver bullet, worked pretty well for software development teams with most of them being the first attempt to have a structured approach. Bringing some order to chaos was beneficial, and the results were in some cases spectacular. Most, if not all Agile frameworks were developed by software engineers and for software engineers. Apart from a couple of frameworks, like Disciplined Agile and SAFe that combine Agile with traditional Lean practices used in manufacturing, most Agile frameworks were developed for small teams (less than 10) and a start-up culture. In real life, Agile does fail, more often than we think and far more often than we learn in the training courses. Agile became the victim of its success with some organizations trying to use Agile as a remedy for core issues like lack of vision, lack of decision or even lack of skills. Contrary to public opinion, Agile and self-organization require more skills and discipline than command and control. To be Agile, an Organization must be Agile at all levels not only at the team level. Agile is based on trust; verbal agreements should be enough. There is no need of sign-offs and approvals for each and every activity. But that's a risk when there are multiple parties involved, especially when commercial agreements are made between entities. This webinar is a collection of real life projects that had to balance Agility with traditional practices. In most cases, the solution was the return to following a plan. For each example there will be an assessment of the causes that lead to failure, what the organization could've done better, and lessons learned that could prevent such issues. 

The Agile Enterprise: Agile Implementation Patterns

Sep 4, 2020 9:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Nowadays, Agile Transformation is one of the trendiest organizational topics. In recent years, a new role emerged: the Agile Coach - the knight on a white horse that will transform the organization to be the best. Claims that using Agile will improve quality and deliver twice in half the time or that a new 'mindset' will drastically improve happiness are very common. And in most of the cases, they result in failure although other significant benefits may be observed. Agile Transformation is still a transformation at the Enterprise level. To be successful, it should be treated as any other large Organizational Change: a project with clear objectives, resource allocated, and metrics to measure the success. Agile Transformations are tough projects, and an experienced Project Manager should lead them; for large organizations, a specialized Change Manager may be required. This webinar presents several patterns of Agile adoption with pros and cons and recommendations for organizations that want to become Agile. The webinar is based on real life projects.

On-demand Webinars

The Agile Enterprise: Impact of Digital Transformations on Organizational Agilit

by Stelian Roman
July 10, 2020 | 59:22 | Views: 2,836 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.39 / 5

Nowadays, digital transformation is a hot topic. Every organisation has their own initiative to introduce new tools aimed mainly at enhancing mobility and collaboration. However, the concept of digital transformation is not new; it has been done several times before, most notably with the adoption of the Personal Computer and the .com revolution. Digital or not, transformation means disruptive change and challenges to organisational culture. Agility, rather than being the driver, should support digital transformations by contributing to the mindset changes, adding flexibility to processes, and last but not least supporting empirical learning.

Using Disciplined Agile for Organizational Change Management Projects

by David Davis, George Armstrong
June 23, 2020 | 62:24 | Views: 3,579 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

This session will discuss the use of Agile Techniques in implementing Organizational Change Management. This presentation will be focused exclusively on Organizational Change Management using the Disciplined Agile process-decision toolkit to realize the benefits.

The Agile Enterprise: Return of the Lean - Does it Mean the Death of Agile?

by Stelian Roman
June 12, 2020 | 53:19 | Views: 3,939 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.42 / 5

This webinar is a review of the resurgence of Lean principles describing why and how Lean evolved and why it failed to adapt to the modern market. Practices like Kanban, Kaizen, Theory of Constraints, Servant Leader, to name just a few, are not new. The second part of the webinar is an analysis of Lean vs Agile using DevOps, RPA and AI - three of the 'new' practices seen as Agile evolution.

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Blog Insights

The Reluctant Agilist

by Dave Prior

Podcasts and blog posts to help you manage the challenge of transitioning from traditional project management to Agile. Dave Prior celebrates success, embraces the learning that comes from failure, and digs deep on topics you need to be up to speed on.

Disciplined Agile Applied

by Scott Ambler

This blog explores pragmatic agile and lean strategies for enterprise-class contexts.

Manifesting Business Agility

by Al Shalloway

This blog concerns itself with organizations moving to business agility—the quick realization of value predictably and sustainably, and with high quality. It includes all aspects of this—from the business stakeholders through ops and support. Topics will be far-reaching but will mostly discuss FLEX, Flow, Lean-Thinking, Lean-Management, Theory of Constraints, Systems Thinking, Test-First and Agile.

Agile in Practice

by Stephen Matola, Karl Best, Stephen Townsend, Edivandro Conforto, Jesse Fewell, Mike Griffiths, Horia Slusanschi, Becky Hartman, Betsy Kauffman, Kristin Jones, Johanna Rothman

This blog is a conversation between the Agile Practice Guide Team and our PMI and Agile Alliance Communities to gain insight, support and collaboration around the creation of a usable and relevant body of work that supports transition to hybrid and agile in project work.

Scrumptious

by Sante Vergini

Scrum is the most popular framework used within an agile environment to convert complex problems into valuable products and services. In this blog, we will examine all things Scrum to shed light on this wonderful organizational tool that is sweeping the globe. There will be engaging articles, interviews with experts and Q&A's. Are you ready to take the red pill? Then please join me on a fascinating journey down the rabbit hole, and into the world of Scrum.

The Agile Enterprise

by Stelian ROMAN

This blog will explore agility at the enterprise level, examining how agile principles can be implemented throughout the organization—and in departments other than IT.

Save Time With Tools + Templates

Assess Value of Going Agile (Korean Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by ProjectsatWork.com

애자일 변환은 어디에서 조직의 가치를 극대화 할 것입니까? 비즈니스 환경이 급속히 변하는 지역이나 고객 또는 이해 관계자가 서비스 또는 제품의 지속적인 개선을 기대하는 지역 일 것입니다. 민첩한 접근 방식으로 가장 이익을 얻을 수있는 영역을보다 효과적으로 파악할 수있는 유용한 방법을 제시합니다.

WBS for Business Intelligence Projects

PREMIUM deliverable
by Priyanka Jain

This template provides a work breakdown structure for business intelligence projects and for requirement effort estimation for a waterfall methodology-based project or user story estimation for an agile-based project.

Assess Value of Going Agile (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by ProjectsatWork.com

あなたの組織において、アジャイル・トランスフォーメーションが最も価値を生み出すのはどこだろう。おそらく、ビジネス状況が急速に変化している分野や、顧客やステークホルダーがサービスや製品の継続的な改善を期待している分野であろう。ここでは、アジャイル・アプローチから最も利益を得ることができる分野を、より明確にするために役立つ演習を紹介する。

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Requirements in Agile

white paper
by Joy Beatty Candase Hokanson

When companies move to an agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), they often remove the processes and analysis of their waterfall SDLC because, as the Agile Manifesto puts it, “They value individual and interactions over processes and tools.” Some of the rigor should be removed – waterfall processes can get bogged down with gates and sign-offs. However, caution must be exercised to not go too far against processes and analysis and rely just upon backlogs and user stories. Requirements and the analysis that leads to those requirements are just as essential in an agile project as they are in a waterfall project. The difference lies in how much requirements analysis is completed and the timing of it.

How to Plan for Uncertainty in Uncertain Times

by Johanna Rothman

The more uncertain the times, the more adaptability we need. We need to recognize that things have changed. In the age of COVID-19, we don’t know when we will find a new “normal"—which is probably longer away than we might like.

3 Approaches to Transform Talent Management to Environment Management

by Johanna Rothman

If we create a great environment—a great culture—we don’t need to spend time directing or engaging people. Instead, we free people to work in the best ways they can. Here are three ideas to help move from talent management to environment or culture management.

An Innovation Revolution (Part 3): Agile

by Andy Jordan

Innovation is going to be key in the ability of an organization to recover. The depth of the impact that the pandemic has had on most industries means that resuming the pre-pandemic strategic priorities simply won’t work. Agile teams are the key to making that happen.

Can We Still Be Agile?

by Mike Griffiths

How does work from home impact our use of agile approaches? If co-location is no longer possible, can we still be agile? Let's address the co-location question and look at agile practices in remote work situations.

Build an Innovation Team: Final Steps

by Kaihan Krippendorff

After you've assembled a cross-functional innovation team and aligned around a goal, it's time to start using metrics and data to track the most important things, supported by a scorecard that everyone can see. This will help establish a rapid rhythm and generate positive velocity on your innovation journey.

Choose Again: Re-Evaluate Your Project Portfolio for Adaptability

by Johanna Rothman

In uncertain times, you might not know how to approach your project portfolio. You might be tempted to continue with “business as usual”—even though our times are not at all usual. Instead, consider how you can rethink the value of each project and effort. The results might surprise you.

The Agile-Led Recovery

by Andy Jordan

“Forced” agile adoptions will be part of COVID-19 recovery efforts for many organizations that hadn’t already built flexibility and rapid change into how they operate. It will require a mindset adjustment, a focus on outcomes over processes, and an investment in expertise.

Returning to the (Electronic) Cottage

by Mike Griffiths

Our recent work-from-home mandate has accelerated the transition to the electronic cottage, and maybe some of Alvin Toffler’s other predictions about changes to work and society will also come true. What does this mean for project managers?


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