Having someone on your team that you are friends with can seem like a great benefit. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. You have to be conscious of how the relationship will be perceived—and how you need to manage it.
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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.
This webinar dives into the depths of bad leadership to understand what it is, what it looks like and why it happens. More importantly, it provides concrete strategies to function, operate and be as effective as you can be while working for a bad leader. If you have a bad leader now—or you fear you might work for one in the future—this will be a webinar that you won’t want to miss.
Workplace change has never been at a higher rate or faster pace than now. PMOs, leaders and their teams grapple with multiple disruptions, from mergers and acquisitions to restructuring, pandemics, and digital transformations. In today’s dynamic environment, being successful in change is not about being perfect; it’s about being fast and effective so you can move on to the next task or issue—the speed of execution matters. Adopting one 80/20 action to address common project challenges is the best strategy. It gives you 80 percent of the results in 20 percent of the time. In this upbeat and interactive session, we will discuss how you can apply the 80/20 rule to focus in on one action to navigate the tasks and common situations that Project Managers typically encounter during a transformation project.
Change and conflict go hand-in-hand. We need to understand and embrace how change can create conflict and how, as leaders, we need to address and manage that conflict. This webinar will provide you with ideas that will help you embrace the positive conflict that drives change and build your willingness to engage and manage conflict. The webinar touches the following concepts: the change process, pain vs. gain, change threshold, the change curve and strategies for managing conflict.
In the next five years, the world will see more projects than ever. The reconstruction of the economy, healthcare, social care, and society at large after the devastating global pandemic crisis, will be unprecedented in human history. According to McKinsey, Governments’ have announced $10 trillion in reconstruction funds just in the first two months of the crisis, which is three times more than the response to the 2008–09 financial crisis. These are millions of projects, which will need millions of project managers. However, despite this positive outlook, significant trends will put at stake the project management profession that we have learned to know in the past 40 years. We should consider these signals as an urgent call for profound change in our practices and a much needed in our competencies. A small price to pay compared to the unique opportunity that the project management profession has to lead what I call our new world driven by change.
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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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If people know that you are an external contractor, you are viewed differently than if people believe you are an employee of the same organization. This creates unnecessary barriers that prevent relationships from ever properly developing, increasing the chances for problems when the project experiences challenges. It doesn't have to be this way.
Is there benefit in having a PM stay with the same team through multiple projects, or would everyone be better off if project managers led different teams—even if those teams were themselves fairly stable?
Stress, surprises and communication failures—especially in a virtual environment—are ever-present threats to our project success. Unfortunately, project managers often have a blind spot when it comes to their teams.
Your first project is about to kick off. How much knowledge and understanding should you have at this point? Not as much as you might think.
Now more than ever, we must look after the mental health of our staff. This article shares five ways that we as managers can support the mental health of our teams—and thus positively impact the success of our projects.
You've been working in a different environment for a year now, using different skills. Make sure you take time to assess how it went so that you can generate something positive from this difficult period. It's as simple as asking yourself a series of questions to uncover lessons learned.
Pandemic fatigue is increasingly being recognized as a significant mental health concern. As a project manager, you’re going to be faced with team members who need support. How do you give it virtually?
Organizational behavior theory offers insights into how collocated and dispersed teams can best work, but for many people the pandemic forced the issue and opened up a new way of working. Read what one project manager has learned about managing teams remotely over the last year.
What constitutes the "perfect "project manager has changed a lot in the last few years. And now it’s changing again. Do you have what it takes to be successful?
Starting out in any career can be intimidating, but project managers can’t afford to succumb to that intimidation—ever. Impressions matter, and projecting confidence is the key to getting off on the right foot.
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