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PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017

June 14, 2017 | Online

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.

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2016 (On Demand)

June 30, 2016 | Online

Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies.

On-demand Webinars

Acknowledge It to Manage It – 4 Steps to Recovery

by Anton Oosthuizen
August 10, 2017 | 65:18 | Views: 2,964 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.52 / 7

When initiating a high profile project there is a very good chance that you will start on the back foot, already one week behind a schedule that still needs to be agreed. In this session, we use a very simple analogy to illustrate why you would not want to reach for the low hanging fruit immediately.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Risk Management Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This Excel template is for project managers approaching risk management for the first time. It shares steps and examples to achieve a simple but effective risk management plan, probability and impact assessment table/matrix, rating assessment table and risk register.

Project Risk Register

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sahan De Silva

A risk register is a document used to record risk-related activity that will have an impact (positive or negative) on any project. Maintaining this document throughout the project lifecycle whenever more details come into play will help keep the project on track. This Excel template and accompanying instructions in Word will help you capture essential information.

Monthly Status Report Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Danilo Uvalin

This report helps you provide a concise and precise update on the current status of a clinical study and the achieved progress during the reporting period. It is usually distributed to a sponsor of the project, as well as the management of the company where the PM works. The main benefit of this report is that it addresses the major project constraints and provides only the relevant information needed to successfully manage the project and communicate with a diverse international team, typical for a matrix-based pharmaceutical company.

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.

Checklist for Developing and Financing Power Projects

PREMIUM checklist
by Dan Potash

When developing and financing a power project, use this checklist/outline as a basis for your procedures, progress and risk. Have you developed procedures for all of these items? Have considerations for all of them been made and documented? Have appropriate parties been assigned to their respective specialties?

Learn From Others

Getting the Most from Lessons Learned

by Phil Doyle

Exploiting lessons learned is crucial for organizations to continually improve; without them, they are doomed to repeat mistakes of the past. In this article, the author outlines five critical factors in applying lessons learned effectively. He then outlines a suggested six-stage process for conducting lessons learned on your project.

Leading a Megaproject? Three Things to Know First (Japanese Translation)

by Casey Freeman


Lessons Learned and Cognitive Biases

by Antonio Uncal

Judgments about past events are modeled by our egos, beliefs, prejudices and expectations. This is known as cognitive bias. Therefore, since lessons learned sessions review past events, it’s important to be aware of bias risk. Here are some cognitive biases you can find during a lessons learned session.

Project Performance Reporting

by Allen Chilmeran, PMP

Project-status reporting is intended to enable decision makers to make informed decisions that will increase the chances of achieving a favorable outcome. The process of establishing an effective and proactive reporting system that ensures engagement of the project executive team is discussed here.

Advanced Project Management Pitfalls: Purpose, Not Process

by Sean Gwaltney

Our bias toward comfortable processes hides the root cause of failure. One of the root causes on experienced teams? The misalignment of purpose and process. Here, the author provides an easy-to-implement, purpose-driven organizational methodology that helps eliminate this risk.

Normalization of Deviance: How Otherwise Qualified Individuals Miss Warning Signs

by Greg Lewis

There is always pressure to remain on schedule and under budget. But ignoring risks to achieve a deliverable can have catastrophic consequences. The author looks at some infamous worst-case examples of operations that ignored those risks, but the road map used to create them is just as applicable to less-critical scenarios related to managing risk within any environment. What can we learn from this?

Constructing Scope Definition

by Manavasi Ramesh

One of the major reasons for project failure is the occurrence of unforeseen events that disrupt the smooth running of the project and cause irrecoverable deviation from the plan. How can we help minimize the risk when it comes to scope definition in construction projects?

Infrastructure Improvements: Guidance on How to Be Successful

by Ronald Smith

Software infrastructure such as databases and core applications must be available 24/7 to support the business. As these infrastructure elements age, you should start planning when they will be updated or replaced. Take a look into three main areas of achieving this—making decisions, design success and selecting vendors.

The Funnel Problem

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

No matter where you work or what project you are assigned to, there is bound to be a funnel somewhere in the organizational hierarchy. How you work through and around that funnel may determine just how successful your project will be.

The Organizational Importance of Occupational Health and Safety

by Khaled Istanbouli

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. It's not just about being socially responsible—it also makes good business sense. You should regard it as just as important as the achievement of any other key business objective.

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