How do new project managers determine whether issues are something they should worry about or whether they are simply “noise”? In the absence of experience, try this approach.
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Miss PMXPO 2021? It's now on demand through 31 January 2022! PMXPO is now a part of PMI’s Virtual Experience Series. Whether you’re a seasoned project manager or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, earn PDUs toward your certification, broaden your perspective on project management and connect with your global project management community. PMXPO is complimentary for members: non-members can attend for just $29 and take advantage of the on-demand offerings.
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.
Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
One of the most significant questions for the future of the project management profession will be our position in relation to huge, complex, and overwhelming environmental and societal problems that cannot be resolved by any organization, government and individual alone. Those problems are often referred to as Grand Challenges. The climate crisis is a prime example of a Grand Challenge with an increasing urgency that needs to be addressed if societies around the world are to survive and prosper. Up to now, project management as a profession has been key for ‘getting things done’, and as such is likely to be a key part of the solution for climate change and other such Grand Challenges.
Do you lack the confidence in your ability to influence? Influence across all levels of the organization has never been more important for success in your project management role. Successful change requires influencing others’ perspectives, buy-in and behaviors. Whether early career or a seasoned professional, the practices introduced in this workshop will guide you in honing your skills for influencing at 360º scale - ‘from’ and ‘to’ any level. A ‘must’ in project management! This interactive program lays out a roadmap for growing your personal influence.
Agile, the "new" product development approach started in the 1970s as an alternative to Lean Six Sigma, is now “scaling-up” by reverting to traditional practices like Kanban, Theory of Constraints, Voice of Customer, Kaizen, etc. Another area that is often included in scaled Agile is Emotional Intelligence. Unlike other Agile practices, stand-up, and meeting facilitation, Emotional Intelligence is not something that people can necessarily learn in an empiric way. It is a science, a very specialized domain that can't be easily simplified to the level of knowledge and experience of a specific role. This webinar is a Project Manager's view on how Emotional intelligence can be and is used in practice. It contains examples from the real world of how having Emotional Intelligence knowledge and skills can help to deliver a project.
En tant que chef de projet, j'ai souvent rencontré ou été témoin de situations où les parties prenantes ralentissent un projet par ignorance. Ignorance de ce qu'est un projet et pourquoi elles doivent désigner un chef de projet si elles souhaitent un minimum de garanties pour son bon déroulement.
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Translate your improvement plans into concrete actions and real results using this simple questionnaire, which helps you chart development focus areas and tie them to situations you encounter on the job. Adjust to fit your situation, and add rows/sections as needed.
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.
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The more important projects become, the more freedom teams need to deliver them. PMs are going to have to be comfortable operating without the “safety net” of a standardized process, because there is soon going to be an unlimited number of ways of working to deliver projects.
Have you ever considered how you work? It’s something most of us never consider, but it can have a dramatic impact on the performance of our teams and our projects. Why? Because the way you work affects the way your team works.
Building relationships with the people we work with is critical for business success. Project managers have become accustomed to the “new normal” of working from home or other remote arrangements, so use these five steps to help strengthen relationships and improve project performance.
An idealistic leader believes eradicating problems is a virtuous endeavor and engages the struggle despite its apparent futility. A pragmatic leader accepts the existence of issues and mitigates them to the best of their ability. But what about a challenge-based leader? They see a problem as an opportunity to exploit the discovery of knowledge.
You cannot get the most out of your team if every individual does not feel fully included. Use these targeted techniques to build a productive work environment where everyone on your team feels that they can be heard and participate in the project’s success.
Conscious leadership focuses on building a culture of “we” rather than a culture of “me.” While it sounds simple, it’s far from easy. Here are some principles to help you become a more conscious leader.
Control-based project management isn’t effective in times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, especially in a knowledge economy built on mobility and autonomy. The better leadership approach is to let go, which doesn’t remove accountability but does require developing trust in your team.
When you think back on a project, can you honestly say that everyone experienced it the same way you did? Did everyone feel as though they were part of the team? As a project manager, you need to make sure you understand everyone's perspective—and address issues quickly.
Project management doesn’t have to be a by-the-books, process-driven approach to work. Even in highly structured environments, there’s room for—and benefits to—a little personality.
If project managers are to succeed, they must have relationships built on trust and respect. But how many of us can say that we truly have that? Trust isn’t a binary thing; it isn’t there or missing. There are degrees of trust, and all project managers need to be aware of that.
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