Engaging stakeholders is a critical component for project success—but it’s not always a harmonious chorus out there (and quite often it feels like the Wild West!). How can we deal with good, bad and ugly resistance?
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We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 explores 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.
Now on demand! We kick off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. This year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo, 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.
A clean rear view mirror makes you a better driver. Are you making use of yours? Teams of 5 or 25, in Agile or traditional set-up, new to agile or in this for years - they all stop once in a while to look back and plan ahead. But not all get the magic results they expect. This webinar is about maximizing the effect of your retrospectives - how often to have them, how to set them up, how to make them useful and constructive. The presenter will review how to avoid hours of complaining or another meeting people try to get out of. It is about retrospectives people actually WANT to attend, about behaviors from real teams that made it and from some that didn't.
Sustainable project practices are about more than “being green”. Sustainability requires that we look beyond the scope, schedule, and budget of the temporary project and consider the larger “Triple Bottom Line” that projects operate within. The triple bottom line evaluates performance in a broader perspective considering economic, ecological, and social impacts otherwise known as the 3Ps - Profit, Planet, People. As the agents of change in organizations, Project Managers, are uniquely positioned to identify and lead the change that impacts your “Triple Bottom Line” while creating greater business value.
We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example.
Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?
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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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Leadership is one of the most critical skills for new project managers, but how do you know if you’re doing a good job?
Project leaders should never overlook the importance of building trusted relationships. Without them, your ability to drive teams, serve customers and connect with stakeholders will suffer—not to mention your career. Here are nine skills and attitudes that can help you build professional relationships that make a difference.
Are modern organizations successful in helping employees at every level see how the work they do contributes to the success of the organization—as well as the success of their customers?
Mantras like the golden rule are great to live by, but how do they pertain to the real world—and especially project management? Let's take a deeper dive with three popular rules we've all heard before.
Taking actions that create discomfort in ourselves and others is difficult. Yet that is an inescapable part of a leader’s job. From asking questions to owning the message, here are some tips for handling the “unsettling” that change brings, and why it’s worth it in the end.
You can move your projects from me to we to why by creating an emotionally intelligent environment that provides recognition, strives for clarity, and equips and empowers your teams.
Each year, PMIEF honors those excelling in our field with the Kerzner Award for Excellence in Project Management. We had the opportunity to interview last year's winner, Sudhakar Ravada, on how the award helped him advance on his career path.
Psychological safety—the belief that one can communicate ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes without negative consequences—is one of the most important factors in team productivity and morale. Here are 16 ways to foster a project environment where people feel free to share their ideas, perspectives and feedback.
Problem solving is an essential skill to handle the issues project managers encounter on a daily basis. Effective problem solving circles around the people element—how you relate and interact with people has a major impact on how effectively and how quickly you can solve problems.
Effective leadership qualities are more important today than ever before as project managers are being asked to maximize outputs with constrained budgets, limited skilled resources and reduced timelines. In this article, the author addresses the application of leadership qualities in regard to large infrastructure projects, but the lessons will apply to all project managers in all industries.
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