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PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2017

September 13, 2017 | Online

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.

PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016

September 14, 2016 | Online

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.

Upcoming Webinars

Shaping your Intercultural Project Leadership: How to Leverage Cross-Cultural Challenges in your Project

Mar 6, 2018 12:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

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.

On-demand Webinars

Santa Inc and Project Strategy Impacts when Technology & Customer Needs are Changing

by David Davis, Rosemary Hossenlopp
December 06, 2017 | 57:15 | Views: 3,480 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.35 / 7

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?

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Work Stream Tracking Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stephane Parent

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.

Stakeholder Analysis: Power/Interest Matrix

PREMIUM deliverable
by Alvaro H. Beckerig

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.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Elok Robert Tee

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): An Introduction

PREMIUM presentation
by Khaled Istanbouli

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.

Learn From Others

The History of OPM3

white paper
by John Schlichter

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.

Best Practice…Says Who?

by Michael Wood

Just what makes any practice or process a “best practice”? Who establishes it? What are the criteria used? Here, the author looks at a number of criteria by which a process or practice could be tested to see if it truly qualifies as “best.”

Project Managing the Start-Up: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Project Managers

by Dr. Riaan Steenberg, MBA, PMP

There is a strong correlation between the success of a start-up and the extent to which the entrepreneur executes on the disciplines of finding customers, enabling operations and managing resources. How can entrepreneurs gain insight into the link between the methods needed to manage projects and the processes of establishing a business?

Industrial Project Management: Where SUM Meets SPOC

by Marc Rodriguez Girbau

In order to achieve outstanding results in the implementation of industrial projects, there are two essential concepts: the early involvement of operations in the project for early input on the design; and start-up management to ensure the receiving organization’s readiness for the project. A single point of contact (SPOC) and start-up manager (SUM) can help.

How to Get Executives to Act for Project Success

by Michael O'Brochta, PMI-ACP, PMP

The trap of applying best-practice project management only to have the project fail because of executive inaction or counteraction can be avoided. This how-to paper describes how project managers can get their executives to act, and it identifies executive actions most likely to contribute to project success.

On Program Management: Knowing What to Do...and How and When to Do It (Part 1)

by Eric S. Norman

There are a number of leadership and organizational competencies that must be in place to enable an organization to adopt and institutionalize adaptability, or what some would call “organizational agility.” But simply internalizing these concepts is not getting the job done, and understanding the approach isn’t sufficient. Beyond knowing what to do, we also need to know how and when to do it.

The Best Talent to Do the Best Job

by Mike Donoghue

As part of its business strategy, an organization also needs to demonstrate that it’s interested in maintaining a base of dedicated and exceptional employees. A strong and effective talent management strategy helps a company plan how its workforce will be superior at their jobs—while also planning on how to keep them adaptable for future work.

A Wake-Up Call to Employers: Champion or Underperformer?

by Andy Jordan

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.

We Have a Problem with Success

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

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...

Performance Management Stinks! - Here's an Agile Way to do It! (Japanese Translation)

by Sally Elatta


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