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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

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

Apr 5, 2019 9:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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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.

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

On-demand Webinars

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

by Barry Milteer
March 14, 2019 | 61:57 | Views: 888 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.74 / 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: 1,024 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.26 / 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.

Project Manager or Scrum Master? Is there a future for both roles?

by Stelian Roman
February 14, 2019 | 48:58 | Views: 2,882 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.30 / 5

For the past 15 years, the Scrum Master and Project Manager roles have coexisted well, especially in IT projects. From the very technical role that was part of the Software Development Team, the Scrum Master evolved into a new organizational role sometimes with a well-defined job description and with responsibilities that transcended the technical background from which it originated. Although the role was defined in the Scrum framework, the Scrum Master role is now present in other frameworks

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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

Assess Value of Going Agile (Korean Translation)

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by ProjectsatWork.com

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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by ProjectsatWork.com

あなたの組織において、アジャイル・トランスフォーメーションが最も価値を生み出すのはどこだろう。おそらく、ビジネス状況が急速に変化している分野や、顧客やステークホルダーがサービスや製品の継続的な改善を期待している分野であろう。ここでは、アジャイル・アプローチから最も利益を得ることができる分野を、より明確にするために役立つ演習を紹介する。

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.

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.

All for One Backlog, One Backlog for All

by Bart Gerardi

Backlogs are typically prioritized by product folks, so developers can often feel disempowered, which can create disagreement and disharmony. But multiple or split backlogs aren't the solution. Here are better ways to ensure a collaborative environment and a proper outcome for all.

'Good Enough' Syndrome

by Andy Jordan

Some organizations find agile adoption easy — straightforward to start, quick to deliver benefits, and popular among practitioners. But is agile expansion winning at the expense of quality? An emphasis on more, rather than better, agile is creating as many problems as it's meant to solve.

The 3 'As' That Drive Efficiencies in Software Projects

by Srikanth Ramachandran

What are some of the fundamental building blocks required in software projects? Things that can help position teams to adapt to changes quickly (including implementing the latest tech trends) and ultimately add value to business?

My Stories Are Too Short...

by Rich Mironov

We bring a critical eye and analytics to customer-facing demands — what users say they want is not always what they want, or what’s good for them. We should bring the same perspective to team-level issues — what’s really going on? How can we collaboratively engage the team? Can we experiment rather than argue about who’s right?

Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

by Mike Griffiths

In his previous article on innovation, the author explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches.

Enterprise Agile Transformation: Challenges and Ways to Overcome

by Falguni Rolekar, Srinivasan Balasubramaniam

It is a critical decision process for executive teams as to whether, why and when to embark on an agile transformation. Practicing new ways of working and transforming an entire organization is a huge challenge but can help enterprises to deal with digital disruption, reduce costs, boost efficiency and improve quality.


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IT Project Management -- what tech should a PM be most familiar with?  William Washinski II  Mar 22, 2019 10:46 AM  22 
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