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The Proven and Practical Project Manager Toolkit: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Register

by Daniel Sklar
December 17, 2019 | 60:13 | Views: 9,564 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.53 / 5

Every project manager should have a proven, practical, and powerful toolkit – of skills, techniques, processes, procedures, tools, and templates – to help a project or program's success. The toolkit should be proven (it works), practical (efficient and adaptable), and powerful (big impact). This webinar focuses on three proven, practical, and powerful tools: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Registers.

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts

by Kimberly Johnson, Sam Huffman
November 19, 2019 | 53:27 | Views: 6,552 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

This session will walk the attendee through 10 practices that are sure to be problematic.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Proposal Estimation and Planning Template

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by Sanjiv Dhupkar

There are many available techniques for estimation; however, during the RFP/proposal stage, estimation becomes a challenge due to the high level of scope and information, short durations, urgent submissions, etc. One has to rely on a work breakdown methodology and past experience to derive the schedule, effort and resource requirements. This sample template will help you log a variety of planning activities.

Project Monthly Progress Report Outline

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by Mujahid Akhtar

Use this sample monthly progress report (created for a construction/engineering project) as an outline and adapt for your own project. It contains sections for an EVA summary, progress analysis, procurements and more.

Overview of the Project Management Process

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by John Galyon

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).

Project Definition Checklist

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This checklist is designed to help you ask and answer the tough questions about what defines your project and its mission. Before you start any work, take a quick look to make sure you haven't forgotten something important. (Hint: This document is excellent material for putting together your project plan!)

Learn From Others

How to Manage a Project...When You Aren't the Project Manager

by Stephen Biddle, PMP

Faced with a project that had no defined scope and no project manager, this practitioner took on the role. Since then, he has completed dozens of similar projects and worked out a reliable general process with five steps.

Resume, Recover and Deliver

by Andy Jordan

A lot of projects are on hold right now, but what happens when they need to get restarted? There are a number of things we can do to make the ultimate resumption and recovery of our projects easier for all involved.

Project Management for Energy Reform: An Opportunity for Government

by Dan Potash

The benefits of project management for traditional energy projects, such as building a power plant, are well known. But there are also benefits for energy sector reform, particularly government initiatives. Project management techniques can help by clarifying objectives, engaging stakeholders, improving the speed of legislation, and managing scope and schedule.

Scope Management in Today’s World

by Andy Jordan

Project scopes are far less stable than they were in the past. The fluidity of modern business drives changes to what’s needed and what’s delivered. How do we manage scope in that environment?

WBS and Product Backlog: Siblings or Distant Cousins?

by Mike Griffiths

Are work breakdown structures and product backlogs really so different? They both help with forming agreement on scope. Yet, due to how they are often used, they are viewed as quite different by many people…a viewpoint this expert would like to change.

Estimation in the Era of Continuous Change

by Andy Jordan

With projects increasingly being initiated with incomplete scopes—and with change becoming ever more frequent—what role does estimation play today?

How Much Time Should Be Spent Planning?

by Stephen Biddle, PMP

How long should we spend on planning as a proportion of the project lifecycle? That's a very good question, and one this practitioner often gets asked. So, is there an answer?

PM Lessons Learned from Life Sciences

by Michael Hanafin

Having worked as a project manager delivering technology solutions to life sciences clients for close to a decade, this author has noticed common themes that help ensure project success. Here are six project management takeaways from delivering projects to regulated companies.

The Scope Document: The Eyes and Ears of Project Management

by Barath Balasubramanian

The key role of a project manager is to guide the evolution of a project through a structured framework. There are reliable tools available to build structure and bring certainty to managing the initial stages of project planning. One such vital tool is the scope document.

When It Comes to Sponsors, Silence Doesn't Make It Better

by Andy Jordan

There are situations where the constraints of a project are unrealistic—where the required work just can’t be done in the allotted time with the team that you have been given. What do you do in that situation? Sponsors sometimes have unrealistic expectations. Deal with them.


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