PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® 2017 has some revealing stats in it. This practitioner uses one of them to identify something organizations can do immediately to improve their project delivery capability.
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What does agile mean for your organization? Find out at this free virtual event—and sharpen your agile edge. With sudden market shifts and new priorities by the minute, agile transformation is an organizational imperative. You need to understand what agility means for your organization—and how to help lead it through change.
Is Your Agile Transformation Set up to Fail? Find out at the PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2016, FREE and Exclusive for PMI Members. We know there are barriers that slow your organization’s ability to be agile: failed agile transformations, complex organizational processes, team dynamics and the uncertain role of the PMO in an agile environment (just to name a few). Attend the PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016 to get help breaking down these barriers. It’s free for PMI Members.
Shaping your Intercultural Project Leadership: How to Leverage Cross-Cultural Challenges in your Project
Intercultural gaps threaten many projects. National cultures, job cultures, enterprise cultures, generational cultures: any gap in those components can lead projects to face culture clashes…and additional problems. Yet, project managers can not only actively manage those gaps, but also leverage them and thus extend leadership skills. This webinar will highlight which levers project managers can use to identify and proactively manage intercultural factors within the project, and suggest practical ways to develop an intercultural leadership style which can be effective both at personal and team level.
This is the 5th annual PMI Santa Series. Organizational Project Management (OPM) is the systematic management of projects, programs, and portfolios in alignment with the achievement of strategic goals. Sounds great yet how do we actually translate that into our daily project management work?
Closing Q&A webinar for June 2017 Book Club on Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering by Eric Rebentisch
Save Time With Tools + Templates
Large projects often require tracking by work streams. Work streams are the progressive completion of tasks by a specific group or project team. For example, the work streams for a manufacturing facility may include engineering, drafting, procurement, fabrication, quality control and shipping.
This Power vs. Interest Matrix template—developed with Microsoft Excel and little bit of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)—is the ideal tool for stakeholder analysis. Fill the fields with your stakeholders name, give a number to power and interest, classify the engagement and write the stakeholder's expectations. After all stakeholders are identified, print the matrix and keep monitoring the power and interest of each stakeholder during project execution.
We often encounter work that may not be properly documented. This practitioner designed this template for his clients to define their business or operating processes (when those are contentious). This template may be used for projects that create an SOP document as a deliverable.
Occupational health and safety (OHS)—also commonly referred to as occupational safety and health (OSH), occupational health or workplace health and safety (WHS)—is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. This presentation provides a primer on important introductory points.
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In 1998 a project was chartered to develop an international standard for industry and government strictly through the grassroots efforts of unpaid volunteers. Their journey led to the development of the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), and this is their story.
It’s a very strange thing, but we don’t really like success. We don’t embrace it. We often forget to celebrate it. We very frequently look upon the idea of rejoicing in success as an unproductive and unnecessary frivolity. But it doesn’t have to be this way...
To make celebrating and rewarding success effective, it has to be woven into the fabric of the culture. Here are some ideas and guidance that you might find useful when designing a “project success” celebration framework for your organization.
Historically, projects have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with speed. And if there is one characteristic that differentiates a business-focused PMO from any other, it is the ability to drive project execution as fast as the business requires.
Portfolio management in today’s world has little to do with project management and everything to do with business management. Is that how your organization operates?
Organizations have started to recognize the benefits of having a Vaastu- or Feng Shui-compliant work environment. A decision tool that enables optimal balance of technical and Vaastu/Feng Shui factors is provided to achieve this objective along with a case study.
Defining what PPM means in the context of an organization isn't easy. One thing is for sure: Portfolio management is a complex management undertaking that continuously challenges even the most seasoned professionals. So the question that often arises is: What makes this so complex?
One of the fundamental tenets of portfolio management is the concept of a portfolio lifecycle, from planning through delivery and benefit attainment. The problem? That’s completely wrong.
The terms “project management” and “change management” are often used interchangeably. But at best, the core functions and skills merely serve to complement one another. Failing to recognize the differences (and when one and not the other is needed) is a risk—not only for a project, but also for the organization.
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