In 2020, a lot of organizations embraced the idea of donating products and services instead of money. Is that a trend that’s going to continue?
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The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.
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.
Agile has often been positioned as the silver bullet from the training class that will deliver "twice the scope in half the time," only by shifting the "mindset" and throwing out centuries of knowledge. There will be #noprojects and #noestimations, and the Scrum Masters should replace Project Managers. The reality is that most Agile scaling initiatives beyond software product development or maintenance will fail if they are not treated and managed like a project with clear goals, resources and delivery timeframes. Project Management Knowledge areas, especially Organizational Change Management, Stakeholder Management, and Risk Management are even more important in adaptive delivery, aka Agile, than in predictive delivery. This webinar is a comparison between product development and project management, including what is different and what is common between the two disciplines, how one fits within the other, and the mandatory "mindset change" required to move from product to project.
Businesses are increasingly focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) – realizing that multiple perspectives can be more profitable when building products and services. However, DEI initiatives often translate to addressing the needs of marginalized groups whose members are immediately identifiable while underserving invisible groups like LGBTQ+, religions, people with mental health issues &/or disabilities, to name just a few. By continuing to disenfranchise these groups, companies are unwittingly lowering productivity and potentially losing valuable human resources. Through a mix of storytelling, statistics, and practicing human-centered design methodologies, webinar attendees will build understanding of the experiences of visible and invisible marginalized groups then discuss creating actionable plans for making micro-cultures of inclusion – even if it’s just on their team or in their cubicle!
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Scaling Agile has been a hot topic in the last 3 to 5 years. Organizations that have successful software deliveries are trying to spread the success of the Scrum Team(s) beyond technology departments. On the other hand, laggards, teams and organizations that didn't embrace Agile when it became clear that it is the future, are cutting corners and launching mammoth programs to "do" Agile. Scrum, the core of the most recent "scaled" frameworks, was designed for teams of less than 10 people developing software products. Even at that size, it is "difficult to master", according to its authors. This webinar takes a look at Agile scaling from both perspectives: agile software development created for small homogenous teams AND agile manufacturing conceived in the last century for large companies as a replacement to Lean. The webinar is based on the author's 30+ years’ of experience as a practitioner. From manufacturing to software development and then to projects, this webinar is an analysis of the famous mindset change and the challenges and lessons learned while doing it and helping others to do it.
Join us for this webinar to learn more about PMI’s SeminarsWorld® Virtual, a unique learning experience for today’s professionals. SeminarsWorld attendees engage in a highly interactive classroom environment and join other project management professionals to share best practices, while learning from subject matter experts and earning some valuable PDUs! Learn more from three of our engaging instructors, Carlene Szostak, Jack Duggal and Thomas Jarocki as they share previews of their upcoming courses, “Stepping Up to Disrupt Yourself,” “Next Generation Project Management, PMO and Leadership for Today’s Turbulent Times“ and “Orchestrating Total Project Success - A Comprehensive Approach for Managing People, Projects, and Organizational Change” offered at November SeminarsWorld® Virtual. Whether you’re a certified project management pro, a job seeker looking to change careers, a skill builder looking to enhance your project skills, or a soon-to-be member of our community, SeminarsWorld meets your professional development needs! You don’t want to miss this webinar! Learn more at https://www.pmi.org/events/seminarsworld Please note this webinar is non-PDU bearing!
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The Project Economy outlined in 2019 was driven from the convergence of tech, energy and infrastructure. COVID-19 forced a digital upskilling and appreciation for alternative energy that has accelerated the transition.
For employees to feel safe returning to the workplace and adhere to the protections once they get there, they must fully buy-in. They must have confidence in the overall plan while adopting and utilizing changes to the new workplace. To earn their buy-in, we must engage employees throughout the planning and implementation in purposeful and practical ways.
Developing an authentic personality, through tapping into positive values or ethics, enables us to be true to ourselves and sincere in our interactions with others. Authenticity helps to gradually build trust and collaboration with our stakeholders and provide a sustainable contribution to organizations.
In The Project Economy, organizations recognize they need teams with a full breadth of perspectives and skills. And that requires true diversity. Read more in this PMI Pulse of the Profession® In-Depth Report.
Nonstop e-mails, endless meetings, and 24-7 connectedness are crippling our ability to think, focus, solve problems and do the deep work that organizations need to stay competitive. Here are eight recommendations to help you and your teams regain focus.
Our fluency in conveying our messages affects the fluidity of the messages’ transmissions, and thus the effectiveness of their intentions. Learning the relationships between factors, approaches, impacts, and the effects of communication can help to improve our communication and correspondence skills in listening, writing, and conversation.
As leaders and accessibility champions, project managers can play a key role in helping with accessibility by removing barriers faced by persons with disabilities as we design products, devices, services and environments.
To make a difference, it often feels like a person or corporation has to give large amounts of money and overextend their generosity. But the digital world has found ways in which we can all make incremental contributions that do not feel as fiscally painful and can be more widely practiced.
Philanthropy and corporate social responsibility are very different, but they need to work together to be as effective as possible. There are any number of alignments between CSR initiatives and philanthropy in every corner of the globe—and in every aspect of society.
For project management to truly be a gift, we need to rethink how we speak about it, how we present it and how we practice it. We need to present to the world something that they want, that they will appreciate and that they will value.
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.
The article talks about the myth that you must have strong pre-existing relationships to drive the key changes necessary to transform an organization. What truly helps attain success is having crucial conversations with one and all—one at a time.
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.
Legislation across the globe is mandating that public and private sector businesses include accessibility requirements in their environments, including digital channels and platforms. How do your efforts measure up?
You might wish to avoid corporate politics, but it’s just not possible. You need to be able to navigate and leverage the political terrain that surrounds your projects. Creating an influence diagram as part of an approach called “project plumbing” can help.
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