A lot of emergencies and unplanned tasks interrupt our daily work schedule. What can we do when this happens? Ask yourself these five Ws to help maintain sanity, be productive at work and maintain a better work/life balance.
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The PMI® Organizational Agility Conference returns bigger and better than ever as we examine evolving approaches to resilient value delivery! To remain relevant in the VUCA world, organizations and delivery professionals need to build change resilience—the ability to remain in a state of change while delivering value. This virtual conference will explore the concept of change resilience with professionals who are driving it within their organizations—and those who are living it as part of their own development.
Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
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How do you incorporate risk mitigation plans into the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)? This is important because it is useful to be able to see the status of the mitigation plan in the IMS and the impact on other tasks if the mitigation plan begins to slip. This webinar presents a tutorial on risk management. It includes: the risk management process; risk identification methods; risk analysis techniques; risk response (handling) methods; and risk monitor and control approaches. Finally, the webinar will explain and show by example how to integrate a risk mitigation plan into the IMS.
The Ask the Expert Webinar Series is an extension of the Ask the Expert Program offered at PMI® Global Conference. Each year, experts from the ProjectManagement.com community offer one-on-one sessions to conference attendees, acting as mentors, coaches, and sounding boards for Project Managers at varying stages of their careers and across industries. Gain access to these leading project management and industry experts through the Ask the Expert Webinar Series – ask your most pressing Project Management questions, seek career advice, and gain insights into industry trends. Please join the webinar prepared to pose questions to the experts!
A complex project may have a very long and multiple phased life-cycle, a large number of stakeholders within a complex organizational plan, a complex resource management, technical complexities, contractual complexities and macro-environmental factors. On the other hand, complex projects signify a strategic importance for the project stakeholders in terms of their business strategy, brand image, financial and economic opportunities. Managing a complex and strategic project requires, in its life-cycle, a specific organization and a specific approach in order to reach the project objectives in terms of cost, time and project performance. The complexity of a project leads to the existence of interdependent risks, hard to anticipate and keep under control. For complex and strategic projects, it is necessary to identify and assess all the potential risks and opportunities through the whole project life-cycle, and develop action plans to mitigate, eliminate or transfer negative risks.
Les risques peuvent avoir des impacts négatifs sur les objectifs des projets tels que le retard, le surcoût, la diminution des aspects de qualité et de sécurité. Les projets complexes sont affectés par de nombreux risques et opportunités en raison de leur plan organisationnel complexe avec un grand nombre de parties prenantes, une planification complexe avec un long cycle de vie, une gestion complexe des ressources, des problèmes techniques et des facteurs environnementaux. Ce type de projet peut également présenter une importance stratégique pour les parties prenantes. Il est essentiel d'identifier et d'analyser les risques et les opportunités tout au long du cycle de vie du projet et d'élaborer des plans d’action afin de réduire les effets négatifs des risques. Dans cette étude, nous proposons un processus formalisé et systématique de management des risques pour les projets complexes et stratégiques.
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UPDATED for 2020! Statistical PERT® (SPERT®) is a freely licensed, probabilistic, estimation technique. Use Statistical PERT to estimate uncertainties that have bell-shaped risk properties, like: task duration, work effort, revenue, expenses, agile story points, project portfolios, event attendance and more. Use in conjunction with the article Getting Beta with Statistical PERT.
The purpose of this template is to capture RAID items (Risk, Action, Issue, Decision) when a more robust project management solution is not available.
This robust coded risk workbook allows project managers, team members, sponsors and stakeholders to easily track and monitor project risk activities and includes a Risk Management Matrix, a Risk Management Action Items Log, a Risk Burndown Log, and more!
While actively participating in mentorship during a project with a local design/build firm, this practitioner compiled an overview of the project management process as detailed in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Use this overview with other project managers as a tool to reference in your day-to-day PM activities (as well as share with new project managers).
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We’ve seen a boom in the number of companies investing in digital transformation. Now more than ever, organizations are more focused on specific projects rather than long-term arrangements. To ride this wave of opportunity as a project manager, there are three competencies that you need to develop.
How do you incorporate risk mitigation plans into the integrated master schedule (IMS)? It is useful to be able to see the status of the mitigation plan in the IMS and the impact on other tasks if the mitigation plan begins to slip. This discussion presents a risk scenario to show you how to implement a risk mitigation plan on your own projects.
To help navigate these challenging times, we have created a Crisis Management Resource Center page to surface our recent valuable content (including articles, blog posts, on-demand webinars and more) that help you with managing uncertainty, leadership, virtual work, business planning and more. Share the knowledge with your colleagues and friends!
For most organizations, sometime around mid-March of this year, normal work stopped. Whatever the plan said was supposed to be done probably has very little to do with what has actually been done. When a crisis hits, follow these practical and time-tested strategies to get back on track.
How to respond and lead in your environment will depend on how your project and stakeholders have been impacted. There is no universal best response, but this practitioner offers some tips for consideration. You can then decide if they apply—and how to implement them for your environment.
Project issues will plague even the best-run projects. The project manager must have a strategy to deal with issues, but it is just as important for the practitioner to support the team and control the narrative. Here are four suggestions that project managers can use when conducting issue management.
Risk Intelligence and Emotionally Intelligent Decision Making for the Project Management Practitionerby
Although it is human to behave irrationally in response to stressful circumstances, project management practitioners are often required to make difficult decisions in such situations. Emotional intelligence can provide the basis for an effective decision-making process, and enable you to take balanced, risk-based decisions.
Savvy organizations are going to be taking a hard look at their crisis and disaster preparedness status—and the smart ones are going to embark on initiatives that address a broad range of “What if” situations that, should they occur, would severely impact and even threaten their continued existence.
While uncertainty is incredibly uncomfortable, it is possible to manage through it. Personally, collaboratively and organizationally, there are strategies that we can employ to recognize, assess and navigate the challenges around us.
The impact from COVID-19 has been swift and, in many cases, dramatic. Even so, projects that deliver meaningful results must stay on track. What can you do to keep those meaningful projects on track? Here are five simple yet effective actions you can take.
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