There is no single way to manage all projects. We need to adapt, observe, experiment with new techniques, and above all be patient and excel in communication skills in order to get things done. Here are 12 tips to help you improve your craft.
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The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium is back for the second year! This virtual event will explore the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. Participants will gain an understanding of how to better position themselves for growth and to identify talent for their project teams. Register today!
For those who attended last year welcome back, and for those who did not, we’re thrilled to have you on board this year. As the first PMI virtual event of 2019, PMXPO is ringing in the New Year in style. We’re kicking off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. We are proud to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo! Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project. Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, this is an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs, and broaden your perspective on project management. Attend this virtual event from the comfort of your own home or office, and the best part is everyone attends for free with absolutely no cost to you. Register now, save the date, and tell your friends and colleges you will see them at PMXPO 2019!
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.
Phileas Fogg is the protagonist in Jules Verne's novel, "Around the World in 80 Days," and proves that the project management process works in a voyage to beat all other voyages! Listen to how Phileas used the project management processes that we use every day to navigate various (and dangerous) risks in order to get what he thought would be the greatest reward - a successful trip around the world. However, at the end, there is a snag, and it looks like he doesn't make it! The project team seems to have an answer. But, is it good enough? No spoilers here - just good project management work.
Virtually everyone agrees that projects benefit significantly when team members and key stakeholders speak up to ask questions, voice concerns (early!), and provide honest feedback. It’s that candid feedback that helps teams arrive at better decisions and sometimes avoid all-out calamity, but the truth is that oftentimes team members (even PMs) don’t feel free to speak up. In most organizations people are hesitant to speak up because they don’t want to make waves, go against the grain, ask “stupid questions”, or be viewed as difficult. Indeed, most organizations don’t have a culture of candor and their projects and project results certainly may suffer as a result. A key challenge that Project Managers and organizational leaders face is how to develop a culture of candor. It’s easy enough to say but hard to do. This presentation shares specific techniques that project managers and team leaders can use to build a culture of candor within the team. We’ll explore best practices that will help leaders not just talk the talk but walk the walk as well with their teams.
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.
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.
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Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Seeing the Strengths of Others (Part 2): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains two PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 2). It includes a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains three PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1). It includes a character strengths checklist; a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
The project kickoff is one of the most critical activities on the project. This worksheet is intended to assist the project manager in preparing for the kickoff so that the meeting is as effective and efficient as possible.
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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?
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...)
Seasoned project managers know there is no such thing as a pristine project, although you can often find one in a well-crafted corporate narrative. How can you have ultimate success when this type of clandestine reality (reality gap) is confronting you? If you are interested in seeing methodology viewed from challenging perspectives, then read on.
Leading teams is difficult. Managing remote teams is even more challenging. Here are eight ways to get the very best from your people, wherever they may be working.
When the team seems to be working on a different plan than the project manager, what’s going on? And what needs to be done about it? A challenge for new project managers is figuring out the reasons and correcting things.
Executives, entrepreneurs and managers often take their turn at being emotionally aggressive in order to align others with their vision. Is this appropriate?
To be a good project manager, you should know your weakness better than your strengths. Here, we look at some common mistakes made by project managers.
When it comes to the skills in The PMI Talent Triangle®, how do you rate? Is two out of three good enough for our careers as PMs, and good enough for our clients? Or do we need an even balance to be competent in all three areas?
Servant leaders see the group as more important. They put the needs, growth and development of others at the center. As a volunteer who follows this philosophy, you can enrich not only the lives of others, but also your own.
The PMI Talent Triangle® can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. It's not so mysterious—and it’s actually very easy to claim PDUs from each category, which collectively describe the people, processes and industry knowledge and skills needed to be effective.
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