We tend to look at project management through the lens of process. The challenge is that we often look at process as relatively fixed. What gets contained within that process tends to be the intersection of proclaimed best practice and an accumulation of “this is how we do things around here.” Both of those dimensions should be challenged.
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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.
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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, webin
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.
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Projects take place in the real world, and project management is about change. We need to devote more time and attention to equity and discrimination in our daily work and interactions. Here are five practical ways to address these issues in your organizations and projects.
The crisis of climate change isn’t going to be solved by big government, it’s going to be solved one innovative initiative at a time, and we all have a role to play.
With more than 10 years of being on the scene, it is safe to say that “Green PM” is not just a passing fad. The following tips and best practices might be helpful in your efforts to instill green thinking into your project.
Regardless of how the concept of community is defined, employers have to make a positive contribution—and that contribution has to be meaningful to the people in that community. But distributed working models may make this even more challenging.
As organizations recognize that they are still able to deliver with a distributed workforce, many are embracing the concept. How does that have to change your business? It’s going to take a conscious, focused effort to take advantage of the opportunities.
Many organizations inflict transformation on their employees rather than partnering with them to collectively deliver it. That has to change.
Having in-person get-togethers has become a challenge. We need to show appreciation for staff efforts in some new and imaginative ways—and now more than ever, we need to do it on a more routine basis throughout the year.
2020 presented the greatest challenge most of us have ever experienced. Does this mean that the post-pandemic phase is all doom and gloom? Employees need to be prepared for organizations’ desire to shift to improved ways of executing their business models.
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?
Moving across the globe to work in a completely different culture proved to be a continuous learning experience for this project manager, who embraced the challenge of adapting and growing.
Integrating and adapting into one company culture can seem immense. The changes are sure to be constant, but with these changes comes new opportunities allowing us to add value to our new organization. These three tips can help.
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.
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