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PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017

8 November 2017 - 9am - 5pm ET (Doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online

If you perform business analysis, your work is vital to project and program success. To most effectively support your organization and advance in your career, you need to know how to apply BA to any situation and delivery method. The new PMI Guide to Business Analysis will help you achieve this! Get an exclusive preview, with in-depth insights, at the PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017.

PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2017

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

What Does Agile Mean for Your Organization? Find Out at This Free Virtual Event—and Sharpen Your Agile Edge. With sudden market shifts and new priorities by the minute, agile transformation is an organizational imperative. You need to understand what agility means for your organization—and how to help lead it through change.

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017

June 14, 2017 | Online

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— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.

Upcoming Webinars

Combining Agile and Traditional Approaches to Project Management

Dec 5, 2017 1:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Dr. Blaize Horner Reich has recently completed a survey of projects to explore the influence of agile methods across many project types. She will present the findings of this work, which asks questions such as 1) Do agile approaches contribute to project success? 2) Can agile and waterfall methods be combined successfully? 3) Are the same factors important in agile and non-agile environments?

On-demand Webinars

Agile Portfolio Management

by Michael Boyle 
October 24, 2017 | 60:21 | Views: 2,151 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.50 / 7

When the enterprise is compelled to be adaptive, who is supposed to orchestrate an agile way of working? Enter the Agile Portfolio Manager.

Bridging the Agile Divide on Hybrid Project Delivery

by Anton Oosthuizen
October 12, 2017 | 62:05 | Views: 2,667 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.39 / 7

Our ability to cross this divide will define how successful the project will be. Will we deliver solutions as specified by users or will we solve business problems as expressed by stakeholders?

The Final Step to Agility for Your Project

by Joel Neeb
July 27, 2017 | 53:20 | Views: 4,648 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.78 / 7

In this session, you will learn how to conduct a structured Debrief to assure your team can scale successes and eliminate the failures that may have occurred during the length of the project.

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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.

Taking the Plunge

by Aaron Porter (MBA, PMP, CSM)

In case you actually read this description, the beginning of the blog is about preparing for the PMP exam. It then evolved into maintaining my credential. After taking a break for a few years, I'm back and will be blogging about project management, in general, and probably a bit of agile on a regular basis.

The Agility Series

by Lawrence Cooper

The Agility Series focuses on agile and agility across the organization not just in software and product development. Areas of agility that will be covered in blog posts will include: - Organizational Agility - Leadership Agility - Strategic Agility - Value Agility - Delivery Agility - Business Agility - Cultural Agility - Client Agility - Learning Agility

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.

Drunken PM

by Dave Prior

Drunken Boxing for Project Managers “The main feature of the drunkard boxing is to hide combative hits in drunkard-like, unsteady movements and actions so as to confuse the opponent. The secret of this style of boxing is maintaining a clear mind while giving a drunken appearance.” Yeah... just like that… but with network diagrams and burndown charts… and a wee bit less vodka.

Save Time With Tools + Templates

Coaching Agile Leaders Assessment Guide and Survey

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by Dave Cornelius, DMa

As a coach, you must assess both the business climate and the customer’s culture in order to obtain the right insights and ensure the coaching engagement success is optimal. This document includes two types of assessment questions that allow coaches to gather and collect data from leaders at multiple levels in the organization.

Project Cost Estimator

PREMIUM deliverable
by Atul Deshmukh

This template can be used to estimate costs for a project based on Scrum iterations/sprints. This tool assumes basic knowledge of agile/Scrum. The template is divided into three spreadsheets: Overview (detailed explanation of the template and usage), Estimator (calculations required for obtaining project cost estimates) and Data (look up data used in the estimator worksheet).

Project Issue Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Penghis Anca

This project tracking template is for PMs in organizations that do not have a standing project management system in place. This template allows you to track customer and internal prioritization in parallel and generate sprint-like plans for issues to complete in the next two weeks, applying agile principles absent related tools.

Simplified Electronic Value Stream Map

PREMIUM deliverable
by James Hammond

This deliverable makes facilitating a lean module much more effective. Once all the steps are entered, it reduces inefficiencies by providing instantaneous updates to successive entries. This tool can handle up to a 20-step process (with up to 14 sub-steps/tasks for each step).

Assess Value of Going Agile

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by ProjectsatWork.com

Where will Agile transformation drive the most value in your organization? Probably in the areas where business conditions are changing rapidly and customers or stakeholders expect continual improvement in your service or product. Here is a helpful exercise to better identify those areas that could most benefit from an agile approach.

Learn From Others

Requirements in Agile

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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.

Velocity vs. Quality: Tradeoff, Balance or Win-Win?

by Ramkumar Arumugam

Though there is lot of bias toward increasing velocity every iteration to release more features faster, if there is no attention to quality, the system will soon become fragile—and will not be able to house scope changes in the future. How do we balance these forces?

Finding Agile Testers: Dos and Don’ts

by Paul Carvalho

One common failure pattern in creating agile development teams is taking a regular software tester, assigning them to the new team and expecting them to perform in new ways that elevate the team to high performance. What does a good agile tester look like? What should we expect of them? And how do we find them?

Agile By Necessity

by Andy Jordan

Agile isn't commonly touted as a risk mitigation or recovery approach in project management, but its principles can clearly benefit initiatives disrupted by unexpected events by making it easier to reprioritize, adjust plans and get back on track.

Champions of Agile Adoption

by Bart Gerardi

An Agile Center of Excellence can not only assist but accelerate the adoption of agile throughout an organization, particularly in the areas of change management, communication, culture and coaching.

PMI Unveils Agility Reports

by ProjectManagement.com

The Project Management Institute has released three new thought leadership reports to help guide organizations as they evaluate and transition to approaches that emphasize greater agility.

Productivity: A Misguided Measurement in Software Systems?

by Ramkumar Arumugam

Standards change often, paving the way for new thinking in developing software systems. It’s also largely driven by constantly changing customer tastes and expectations, industry trends and consumer behavior. Let’s look at some of the key aspects of measuring productivity in the new age of knowledge work projects…

Government PM: Challenges and Opportunities for Agile Adoption

by Bruce Harpham

Project management skills will play a decisive role in the evolution of government. Part of the equation lies in political will to provide the funds necessary to replace decaying infrastructure and improve access to services. As project managers, what can we do to deliver better projects for the public? Using agile is part of the answer.

Certified in Scrum? Now What?

by Mike Griffiths

Perhaps—like 500,000-plus other people—you have some form of Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) credential and are looking to distinguish yourself and continue your learning journey. For credential seekers, this article explores some common paths.

Agile: Overused and Misunderstood

by Muslim Rizvi

Is finding an agile implementation expert like chasing a unicorn? If you are looking for someone who understands the mechanics of agile, you can easily find them. However, if you are looking for someone who understands the true essence of agile, the pool gets smaller.


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