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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

Bridging the Agile Divide on Hybrid Project Delivery

Oct 12, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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?

Agile Portfolio Management

Oct 24, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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

On-demand Webinars

The Final Step to Agility for Your Project

by Joel Neeb
July 27, 2017 | 59:29 | Views: 2,789 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.76 / 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.

Conflict, Collaboration, and Consciousness

by Jean Richardson
July 26, 2017 | 60:37 | Views: 3,186 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.36 / 7

Agile teams are all about high bandwidth, cross-functional communication. But, we can get really jumpy about conflict. Creative conflict is where the good stuff is in product development and innovation. Come learn about how effective conflict engagement deepens consciousness and what we mean when we talk about consciousness and software development. Jean’s style is dialogic, so expect to interact!

Lean-Driven Project Management

by Norbert Majerus
July 18, 2017 | 59:39 | Views: 3,366 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.82 / 7

Lean practices have revolutionized the manufacturing industry; the application of lean principles have also had a big impact in construction, IT, services and health care. In this webinar we will share some of those principles and practices and give examples how they can be used in a large variety of projects.

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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

Project Cost Estimator

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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

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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

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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.

Building A Dual-Method Culture

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by ProjectsatWork.com

Flexible work approaches allow teams to use the methodologies that best suit their needs. Agile and Waterfall methods can be used within the same program or portfolio of projects, but like any successful marriage, it takes compromise and adjustment. Here are six guidelines to make it work and make your organization more Agile.

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.

Agile Centers of Excellence

by Bart Gerardi

An Agile Center of Excellence can be "a force-multiplier" for scaling agile transformation throughout an organization, as they help to foster experimentation, share best practices and retrospectives, bring efficiency and consistency to coaching efforts, and gather support for new ideas.

The Agile Budget Conundrum

by Joe Ballard

Companies have embraced agile over waterfall for managing projects. But for all the hoopla around Scrum and sprints, one area of the business has resisted agile because it means it must change the way it operates.

PMI Bundles PMBOK®, Agile Practice Guides

by ProjectManagement.com

In releasing a new Agile Practice Guide and its latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as companion pieces, the Project Management Institute is encouraging organizations and practitioners to embrace the entire landscape of project management approaches.

Selecting a Project Management Methodology for Your Organization

by Gary Hamilton

A decision to implement any form of change should always be based on known data. Determining if an organization may benefit from implementing agile practices and tools—or completely transforming into an agile organization—is no different.

Coaching Agile Leaders: Applying Management Consulting Practices

by Dave Cornelius, DMa

Coaching agile leaders is a formidable task, intended to guide individuals and teams toward a culture shift, inclusive of everyone contributing to a value-driven outcome. Agile coaches leveraging the cycle of continual learning will have a measurable approach to help customers compete in a global economy.

Topic Teasers Vol. 100: PMs Supervising Code

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

Question: Help! I’m a project manager on assignment from a consulting company working with an agile lead and team who are also from my home firm. We are here to rewrite and get working a code project that was written by the client a year ago but never released. It is poorly documented and the coders have since left the customer company. The agile lead says our new code is done, but our team still needs about three months before we can do our final release. If I’m honest, I’m lost. If the programmers have written it, why can’t we just complete this contract now?

Show and Tell

by Andy Jordan

Project management could go a long way toward being better understood—and better appreciated—if it just shared more information in a way people could interpret.

3 Questions Every Sponsor Should Ask of Agile Project Teams

by Kevin Aguanno, CSPM (IPMA-B), Cert.APM, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, FPMAC, FAPM

While there are many governance data points that can be gathered and analyzed to help make go/no-go decisions, there are three in this writer's experience that stand out as being the most important.


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