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Upcoming Webinars

Backlogs and Burndowns: An Alternative to Gantt Charts for Planning Product Development Projects

Mar 20, 2018 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Gantt Charts are a fine mechanism for planning projects that have well bounded activities with a clean start and end point, and with understood dependencies and sequences. But in the non-linear, sometimes chaotic world of Product Development, Gantt Charts can be inadequate, cumbersome, or even misleadingly inaccurate. In the session, we will explore an alternative using mechanism of Agile product development - a Backlog of value to deliver with estimations of size (effort) and a reality-based Burndown that shows a plan with visible assumptions. Together these mechanism provide an effective way to plan, track, and replan a complex Product Development effort.

On-demand Webinars

The Team Charter

by Benjamin Govindsamy 
December 05, 2017 | 67:02 | Views: 2,524 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.58 / 7

Project Management relies heavily on people to design and deliver services, products and results. So how can a project manager ensure that his/her project won’t suffer from problems linked to people issues?

The Stoic Project Manager: Bringing Philosophy to Project Management

by Christopher Cook
October 25, 2017 | 60:27 | Views: 3,601 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.81 / 7

Project management is not an exact science as much as we want it to be. People are dynamic. They change hour to hour while projects last months or years. As a leader, project managers have to deal with these dynamic individuals on a daily basis. There is not a science that has come up with an equation to solve the mental mysteries of team members.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Standard Expenses Form

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This template is aimed at employees of small /medium companies (no more than 200 people). It solves the process of putting together all receipts and expenses after business travel. It allows you to select a project, your generalities and a month/year period. It supports you with some lists and does all the calculations for you.

Man-Hour Capacity Planning Worksheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Elok Robert Tee

A team may work on multiple and overlapping projects. The estimated time and the manner to accomplish the projects may be planned and monitored as cumulative man-hours. This worksheet template is used to determine man-hour capacity for the months ahead, and record accomplishment of past months. Use in conjunction with the article Man-Hour Capacity Planning.

Project Team Annual Leave and Absence Tracker

PREMIUM deliverable
by Chanu Rajagopala

This record and tracker is designed to provide a snapshot view of every team member's booked leave for the duration of a project. This is beneficial when scheduling a project as well as when you need to check the availability and remaining leave of team members. In practice, a copy of this can be mailed to the team member for their records, apart from holding a master copy in the cloud or on a central network drive.

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.

New PM Onboarding Checklist (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist
by Andy Jordan

このチェックリストを使用して、チームに参加する新しいPMが成功する可能性を最大限に高めるようにします。 これらのアイテムのいくつかは、新しいPM参加の前に完了しますが、開始日を超えて数ヶ月間継続するものもあります。 チェックリストは、関連するさまざまな役割のさまざまな領域に分かれています。

Learn From Others

Talent Management of the Future

by Mike Griffiths

Just as the agile mindset is sometimes paid lip service and poorly implemented, many organizations say they have policies for talent management but also implement them poorly. So, after recognizing why the process is a good one, let’s see how talent management operates for agile teams, and what the future likely holds...

Managing Locally Remote Talent

by Andy Jordan

Project managers increasingly find themselves managing resources who aren’t in the office much—if ever. How do they do that effectively?

4 Essential Elements of Talent Management (Part 1)

by Bruce Garrod

Is the term “talent management” a management theory or practical reality? This two-part series takes a practical look at four primary elements from a common definition of talent management. Up first: recruit and retain.

Topic Teasers Vol. 104: Linking Holiday Absences with Performance

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: It’s probably too late for this season, but every holiday season my team’s performance levels sink as people are pulled out of service for vacations. In fact, this is an issue throughout the year with innumerable reasons why team members won’t be at work. Yet management still expects us to deliver as planned. Is there any good way to manage these absences so they are less disruptive to the work progress of the team, while honoring the need for our colleagues to take much deserved time off?

Las Reglas no Escritas de los Proyectos

by Jose Alzurut

En cada organización existen reglas no escritas del juego por ende los proyectos se amoldan a las mismas. Pero las reglas no escritas no son buenas o malas. Sencillamente son apropiadas o inapropiadas, según lo que la organización este tratando de lograr y los verdaderos problemas se presentan cuando aquellas se refuerzan entre sí en modos que nadie identifica.

Transitioning a Co-located Scrum Team: Lessons Learned

by Sally Wycislak Bommen

Many companies are outsourcing to India, and the process of creating an agile, distributed team could have many potential pitfalls. Here, lessons learned are shared based on two years of continuous improvement to get a strong, contributing agile scrum team.

Facilitation Skills for Those Tricky Meeting Situations for Project Managers (Japanese Translation)

by Dana Brownlee

プロジェクトマネージャーとして、チームを共通の目標に導くためのミーティングを常に指導しています。しかし、あなたのセッションでは、困難な人物のグループと対戦するときにはどうしますか?これは、タスクと関係に焦点を当てる必要性を常にバランスさせているプロジェクトマネージャにとっては、特定の課題になる可能性があります。ミーティングで難しい人物を頻繁に困惑し、効果的に管理する方法が不明な場合、このプレゼンテーションはあなたのためのものです!

Coaching Agile Leaders: Applying Management Consulting Practices

by Dave Cornelius, DMa

Coaching agile leaders is a formidable task, intended to guide individuals and teams toward a culture shift, inclusive of everyone contributing to a value-driven outcome. Agile coaches leveraging the cycle of continual learning will have a measurable approach to help customers compete in a global economy.

How to Handle Project Naysayers

by Michael Zekser

All projects have proponents—but also those who don’t want the project to move forward for various reasons. This article offers some practical techniques to address and resolve tense situations so your project can move ahead.

5 Things to Seek in Agile Hires

by Bart Gerardi

When considering candidates for agile teams, functional skills are a necessity, of course — developers must be able to develop, designer have to design. But a great hire will bring much more. Here are some ways to surface five key qualities that organizations should value in recruiting efforts — and agile project management practitioners should hone.


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