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PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2018

September 12, 2018 9:00 AM | Online

All organizations, whether small or large, need individuals who understand how important and impactful adaptability and agility are to overall success. By attending this virtual event you will learn how you can help your organization embrace the opportunities in change, disruption, and transformation.

PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018

June 13, 2018 9:00 AM | Online

The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposium, and the Talent Management Conference. The new event will focus on the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management discipline and careers. Participants will better understand how emerging technologies affect their career and skills progression, as well as the evolving needs of hiring managers as they seek out top project management talent.

PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017

November 8, 2017 | 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.

Upcoming Webinars

Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve Agile: Lessons Learned in a Start-up

Aug 7, 2018 9:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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Six Sigma can be the balance between Lean and Agile, measuring the impact of Lean and/or Agile initiatives. This presentation is based on a real case study, using Lean Six Sigma's Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) process to make the Scrum process more efficient in a software start-up.

On-demand Webinars

First Steps Toward Agility: Incorporating Agile Practices in a Waterfall Environment

by NK Shrivastava
July 09, 2018 | 62:17 | Views: 570 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.23 / 5

This webinar reveals practical concrete steps you can take to begin incorporating time-tested Agile practices that will help your team move the needle. Waterfall teams can adapt key Agile practices to improve agility without undergoing a full Agile transformation, enabling them to stay Waterfall or even adopt a hybrid Agile/Waterfall approach. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to begin adapting key Agile practices and taking your first steps toward Agile transformation.

Blockchain Overview - Opportunities and Challenges for Project Managers

by Tareq Shaheen
April 05, 2018 | 59:50 | Views: 9,431 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.11 / 5

An explanation of blockchain both on the technical level and the business level. This technology will be described and explore the business use cases where blockchain technology is seen to be of great value. Blockchain projects will grow exponentially in the future; as such, project managers will benefit from better understanding the technical and business sides of blockchain.

It’s Hard Being Agile While Getting Drenched in a Waterfall

by Kiron Bondale
March 27, 2018 | 60:52 | Views: 12,653 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development might have been written for software development, but did you know that agile was based on lean, servant-leadership and other principles which can be applied to any type of project? This webinar will cover agile behaviors, practices and techniques which can be used regardless of industry or project delivery approach.

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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

WBS for Business Intelligence Projects

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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)

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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

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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.

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.

The Adaptive Strategy Framework (Korean Translation)

by Lawrence Cooper

적응 전략 프레임 워크는 전략적으로 가치 창출을 가능하게합니다. 조직의 비전과 전략을 반복적으로 점진적으로 실현할 수 있습니다. 창 발적 사고를 포용하고 지속적인 개선을 통해 적응력을 보여줍니다. 프레임 워크는 역할, 이벤트, 아티팩트 및 규칙으로 구성됩니다.

Emotional Intelligence: The Power to Access Our Agile Mindset

by Amy Whicker

The agile mindset is something we already know, so teaching it is easier than we might have thought. It is unleashed when we are in a positive emotional state; the fixed mindset occurs when we are in a negative emotional state. Emotional intelligence is key in transitioning to our agile mindset.

The Agile Leadership Paradox

by Dr. Simon Hayward

Agile leaders are skilled at connecting people and building trust. They are also adept at cutting through bureaucracy and challenging the way people think. In effect, an agile leader is an enabler and a disruptor at the same time. Here are some key points to help you chart both paths on your agile journey.

Standardized Agile — An Oxymoron?

by Andy Jordan

As organizations apply agile methods to more projects and areas of the business, they are also seeking to create consistent approaches. But does that run counter to agile principles? Or can a balance be achieved between the need to centrally monitor work and the desire to optimize team performance?

Kanban, WIP and Happy Stakeholders

by Bart Gerardi

A Kanban-based approach to sprint planning can produce a number of benefits, particularly when it comes to limiting work in progress. Through mechanisms that uncover impediments and prioritize items, Kanban can help to create more productive sprints, more engaged teams and more satisfied stakeholders.

Tentative Agility for Non-IT Organizations: A Step-by-Step Approach

by Dinesh Sharma, Geetika Hans Dua

Almost every organization has either adopted or is planning to adopt agile-based models. Implementing agile for non-IT organizations is a greater challenge and requires a different approach. This article looks at a step-by-step approach to tentative agility for such organizations.

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