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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.

PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2017

September 13, 2017 | Online

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

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

Mar 27, 2018 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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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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Launch Trajectory – Why Integrating Definition and Execution Is Critical to Development Project, Program and Portfolio Success

by Randall Iliff
February 20, 2018 | 59:44 | Views: 1,499 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.16 / 5

It isn't easy to make exact copies of even a simple product, but at least you begin that effort knowing what "done" looks like. Development introduces a special kind of challenge – you only learn what "done" looks like at the end. The critical path for execution becomes dependent upon the critical path for definition and vice versa. The development path can be thought of as a part "altitude" you wish to attain and part "distance" you must travel to get there. We'll use this powerful analogy to explore why development outcomes vary so widely, why Agile methods are essential, and to help you plot the optimum launch trajectory for any given effort.

Use Games to Build Your Agile Project Teams

by Michael Boyle 
February 14, 2018 | 60:48 | Views: 2,663 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.79 / 5

We all struggle with the concept of uncertainty, but it does not deter us from trying from planning the unplannable. This webinar will focus on developing project teams with the ability to share and collaborate turning ambiguity from a deficit to a vehicle that allows your assignee's to produce added-value deliverables. We start this webinar by describing the current situation in how disjointed teams directly contribute to project failure. The effectiveness of a games model, through use of project-based simulation, is then characterized. The basis of this webinar is then illustrated through a number of situational real-life exercises performed. Lastly, we discuss the expectations of this approach, listing some of the lurking pitfalls of this method.

Agile Software Development from the Product Owner Perspective

by Everton de Dias
February 08, 2018 | 60:43 | Views: 2,025 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.92 / 5

Software development is frequently discussed from a project management perspective, focusing on knowledge areas, challenges, specific business cases. In this presentation, we want to discuss Agile Software development from the Product Owner perspective, his/her role, profile, performance and challenges.

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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 (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.

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).

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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 Growth of the Agile Workforce

by Andy Jordan

The future of work is going to be very different, and agility is going to be a very important part of that future. There are profound implications and wide-open opportunities. Are you ready?

When Do Agile Iterations Make Sense?

by Sandhya Gupta

Planning goes into what projects will entail and what their timelines will be—and agile is a medium to get there and achieve goals. Is your project really agile? Agile iteration makes sense if certain conditions are met...

Be Smart About Being Agile

by Walt Ruday

The use of agile methods lean toward faster delivery of results at a more frequent pace and in a more cost-conscious manner. However, not every project is best suited to be delivered in an agile way. As an agency partner, you need to be honest with yourself about where you are in your agile journey.

From Agile Practitioner to Agile Coach: A Journey

by Ramkumar Arumugam

Despite resistance to change from team members, this practitioner went through a coaching experience that gave him a sense of fulfillment. Read about his challenges—and the three simple stages he took with coaching.

Succeeding with the Agile Mindset: Seek Value in Failure

by Amy Whicker

With so much structure in place, we still struggle. Why is that? It’s because agile is a mindset, not a process—and in order to truly leverage agile, we must first understand that the mindset is one of relentless learning and self-improvement.

The Future of IT Project Management is Dependent on More Agility

by Donna Fitzgerald

How many of the current IT PM jobs will transfer under the auspices of the strategy realization office remains to be seen. But in all cases, we can assume that the new positions will not only require an expanded set of skills, but they will absolutely need an agile mindset. So how is a PM supposed to develop both new skills and an agile mindset working their current job?

Lean, Agile and Kaizen in Project Quality Management

by Kumar Srikant

Quality has always been the key factor in successful project management. The philosophies of lean, agile and kaizen are proving to be key enablers of delivering quality products and services consistently.

The Best Advice for New and Struggling Agile Teams

by Gil Broza

You’re joining a newly formed agile team. Whether as a PM, manager or team member, how can you help your team succeed? How do you stay on top of everything? The answer: FSVWT!

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