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PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2018

September 12, 2018 | 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 | 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 focuses 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

Mindsets: The Key to Creating a More Agile Team and Organization

May 1, 2019 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Are you facing increased competition, shortened product life cycles, and rapidly changing customer needs and interests? Welcome to the new reality. In order for teams and organizations to succeed within this new reality, it requires that their leaders and employees become more agile. But, agility is not something organizations can incentivize for coerce. Agility must be unleashed and empowered. This is easier said than done. What most organizational leaders do not recognize that employees’ agility is driven by an oft-overlooked personal attribute called mindsets. In this workshop, Ryan Gottfredson will introduce participants to mindsets and the power they have in driving agility, and help those in attendance learn how to harness the power of mindsets to enhance agility in their teams and organizations. Learning outcomes: • Understanding why having an agile workforce is essential for team and organizational success • Identification of unsuccessful and successful efforts organizations engage in to enhance agility • Understanding of the power and importance of mindsets in driving agility • Identification of mindsets essential for enhanced agility • Identification of personal mindsets through a personal mindset assessment • Recommendations for how to improve employees’ mindsets to drive higher levels of organizational agility and effectiveness

The Agile Enterprise: The need for new roles and a new organization structure

May 3, 2019 9:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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The Agile Enterprise is a new type of organization. A collaboration-based environment where some of the ‘command and control’ roles are not only obsolete but also can be a roadblock for the Agile transformation. The natural fear of change combined with protecting privileges or the job itself resulted in labelling as ‘Agile’ roles that are not only not defined in any Agile framework but are also the core components of the “waterfall” approach. An “Agile” PM that manages an “Agile” project team where the “Agile” BA writes requirements (called now user stories) and then the “Agile” UX specialist designs the user interface and then the “Agile” Architect analyse the “User Story” and assigns it to the “Agile” Developer who will pass the “increment” to the “Agile” Tester (sometimes wrongly called “Agile” QA engineer) is not an uncommon “Agile” implementation. Agile is a new and better way of building products, a radically new approach with a single role responsible for the design, build (including testing) and deployment called “Developer” and one person responsible for requirements definition and prioritisation called “Product Owner”. This webinar addresses what a real Agile Team should be with real world examples of Agile teams.

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The Agile Enterprise: The Role of the PMO in Agile Transformations

by Stelian Roman
April 05, 2019 | 56:20 | Views: 56 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.00 / 5

Scaling Agile practices beyond software development teams and IT departments is a growing trend, and the Agile Enterprise is a reality rather than a goal. However, the transition from planned approach to Agile is a painful change, and PMO can provide support for Agile rather than be perceived as an archaic team supporting “waterfall”. Once the organisation decides to adopt Agile, the PMO should be the champion of the transformation process, providing support to the Project Managers with less experience with Agile delivery while ensuring that governance requirements are met. This webinar is a summary of the presenter’s experience in organisations transitioning to Agile.

Predictive, Iterative and Adaptive Life Cycle Approaches: Managing Projects in the Knowledge Environment

by Barry Milteer
March 14, 2019 | 61:57 | Views: 3,354 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.78 / 5

While the number of project management frameworks (COBIT, PMBOK, PRINCE2, SCRUM, SAFe) continues to increase, the number of approaches to project management used by organizations and practitioners appear to be decreasing. Although other useful approaches to managing projects surely exist, many publications now promote the use of two (2) primary approaches - Predictive and Agile.

The Agile Enterprise: What is different in an Agile Project

by Stelian Roman
March 08, 2019 | 58:36 | Views: 4,357 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

The concept of the Agile Project Manager is almost universally accepted, at least in IT projects; although there is no Agile Project Management Methodology. Traditional approaches like PMBoK and PRINCE2 had always the capability to use techniques that are part of the Agile delivery: incremental and iterative development, early delivery of increments of the project, multi-functional teams, inspect and adapt, etc.

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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.

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Assess Value of Going Agile (Korean Translation)

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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

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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 (Korean Translation)

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by Dave Cornelius, DMa

코치로서 올바른 통찰력을 얻고 코칭 참여 성공이 최적인지 확인하기 위해 비즈니스 환경과 고객의 문화를 평가해야합니다. 이 문서에는 코치가 조직의 여러 수준의 지도자들로부터 데이터를 수집하고 수집 할 수 있도록하는 두 가지 유형의 평가 질문이 포함되어 있습니다.

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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 Retrospective: An Essential Practice for Agile Teams

by Johanna Rothman

Too many teams don’t perform retrospectives—the inspect-and-adapt part—of the agile approach. Sometimes, people think the retro will take too long, or that they won’t learn enough fast enough. The problem? Teams do the same thing over and over again—and nothing changes.

Topic Teasers Vol. 119: The Hierarchy of 'Me, Me, Me'

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

Question:My organization is very interested in adding more agile practices to our processes. While I’m not opposed, from what I have been told it’s about faster time to market, happier clients and being better suited to anticipate change. That’s all just fine, but what about me? I don’t mean to sound self-absorbed, but what’s in this for me and for the people on my team? Don’t we count, too?

Practical Steps for Implementing an Agile Process in a Non-IT Company

by Cristian Hoger

Agile approaches, originally conceived to manage software projects, can be implemented in non-IT settings to provide more predictable outcomes on a shorter-term schedule. Use of agile methodologies starts with less complex projects to encourage an agile mind-set, expanding into the organization and more complex projects when there is greater experience.

A Common Problem During Agile Adoption

by Sreekanth Bhaskaran

Organizations that adopt agile often go through a period of frustration, learning and adaptation before becoming stable in the new paradigm. This article focuses on one common problem that is encountered during agile adoption—and how it can be remedied.

Size Estimation – Some Thoughts From the Trenches

by Karl-Erik Hirviniemi

Estimating something to be developed in a product—something that has not been done before—involves inherent uncertainty, not the least about how much work is required to produce a finished product. Estimation is about having a grip on the size of a project in terms of the amount of work, complexity or functionality, and is critical to the business.

4 Steps to Increasing the Agility of Your Organization or Team

by Ryan Gottfredson

Over time, the external marketplace changes. As this happens, the policies and procedures originally used to create efficiencies slowly become barriers to the changing needs of customers and environmental demands. How do organizations or project teams become agile? Here are four recommendations.

Scaling Agile: An Existential Threat to Project Management?

by Louis J. Taborda

How might efforts to "scale agile" and apply its self-organizing principles to the development of increasingly complex solutions impact the project management discipline? Two key challenges are identified: the purposeful avoidance of the project manager role and favoring stable, persistent teams over temporary organizations.

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Do you know organizations that have decided to eliminate the PM Role or is close to do it? tell about it  Dora Mejia  Apr 2, 2019 6:28 AM 
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