When project managers are asked to lead strategically important projects, the stakes go way up. But the fundamental job remains unchanged—and that’s something PMs must remember. How do you ensure you don’t succumb to the pressure of being in charge of a high-profile project?
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Mindfulness in Project Management: Harnessing the Power of Awareness for Clarity, Calm, and Cooperation
What does it mean to be ‘Mindful’? How can one apply the practice of Mindfulness to enhance the performance of their project team(s) – and, while we’re at it -- ourselves? Mindfulness is nothing new, but in our age of constant digital bombardment, endless distractions, and paralyzing mind clutter, it’s more important than ever for PMs, leaders, stakeholders, and team members alike to be able to apply Mindfulness – awareness (and acceptance) -- to what we think, feel, and therefore do (or don’t do). In this webinar, participants will be introduced to Mindfulness as an invaluable Wellness concept, as well as a management approach and (daily) practice for enhancing project team performance, individual calm, and the overall wellness of any organization.
Negotiating is an extension of building community. You will not get anything you want if the other person feels slighted or if they do not think they are getting an equitable deal. You will have to work harder to get people MORE of what they want so you can have MORE of what you want. Not everything in the negotiation has to be a down-and-out battle between you and the vendor. Be flexible, and the vendor will usually follow suit. Negotiating specifications with a vendor is not easy as you both have your own agendas. This process of negotiating the project’s requirements starts with the first phone call and continues until the last bill is paid.
What is the recipe to deliver projects successfully? It takes the right ingredients and proper amount of time to deliver a successful project. If you skip the crucial ingredients of a recipe it doesn’t turn out perfect. If you use more than required ingredients then also it doesn’t turn out perfect. So, where is the sweet spot? In this webinar, learn how to utilize eight key project management processes to increase successful project delivery.
Aprenderá la importancia de definir claramente los requisitos de su necesidad en los proyectos, así como el impacto de no hacerlo, para obtener los productos, servicios o resultados que necesita. Los resultados son "Documentación de requisitos" y "Matriz de trazabilidad de requisitos"
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This template can help project managers plan key planning and customer activities in preparation for go-live. It can be easily tailored for deployment planning for projects of all sizes.
This package contains templates and a checklist that can be used for project management meetings: an Attendance List, Assigned Task List, Status List, AOB (Any Other Business) Items for Chairperson (Out of Agenda), Documents Circulated or Received List, and a Meeting Checklist. You can assign attendees to take charge of each form.
Effective communication is a prerequisite for the successful management of a project. The communication management plan serves as a guide and creates a framework for communication throughout the life cycle of the project. This plan should guide the project manager and the project team in planning, managing and controlling communication based on stakeholder information needs.
이 프리젠 테이션 템플릿은 중대형 프로젝트 또는 동일한 이해 관계자가있는 여러 프로젝트를보고하는 데 사용되는 공식적인 고객 대응 현황 보고서입니다.
This brief checklist is intended to help project managers ensure they are ready to conduct project kickoff sessions. Project managers should review the questions asked in this checklist and make notes of any items that are unclear/outstanding /etc. Any areas that are still unclear require action plans.
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There are times when managers, in the pressure to complete the scope of a project, forget the basics of effective communication—and that can lead to disastrous results. Here's some help on keeping it simple.
Leading remote teams requires an additional level of management—and using different skills than what you would use with onsite/co-located teams. Having this knowledge and ability will ensure a successful end result to your project.
Project leaders should seek feedback from their teams, and soon they'll be seeking it from you. When it's done with positive intentions, the full potential of teams can be unleashed, and projects prosper.
Project managers are regularly called on to coordinate event projects. The list provided here includes some tips from event management experts, who share some best practices.
If you are contemplating becoming a professional analyst and want to stand out and enhance the productivity of your business, this list shares important corporate analyst strengths (ones that apply to project managers as well!).
In the context of project management, how can emotional intelligence be structured based on our fundamental pillars? And how can we integrate the concepts in the existing framework that we have?
We need to recognize that the role of the project manager has been and is still under a great deal of scrutiny. Some of the critiques against us have elements of truth in them. How do we realize the vision of “staying relevant and competitive” as given to us through the PMI Talent Triangle®?
Does coming from a technical background—or making the effort to learn technical concepts—help you while managing and delivering projects? (Spoiler alert: Yes! Find out why...)
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