As organizations strive to respond faster to ever-changing business conditions, their strategic decision-making windows get tighter. But they also need to remain open to a range of perspectives and input. How does that work?
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We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
If you perform business analysis, your work is vital to project and program success. To most effectively support your organization and advance in your career, you need to know how to apply BA to any situation and delivery method. The new PMI Guide to Business Analysis will help you achieve this! Get an exclusive preview, with in-depth insights, at the PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017.
Learn to quickly assess a project’s viability using a three-step approach. First, learn how to determine where the project falls on a spectrum ranging from simple to chaotic. Second, learn the organizational balance needed to move the project forward based on where the project is on that spectrum. And, finally, learn the organizational changes needed as you move the project towards simplicity and success. It all boils down to one question.
When it comes to making a meaningful connection with other people, nothing compares to your personal stories. Storytelling is a skill that empowers leaders to create common ground among teams, unleash the drive and passion of their people and share a vision for the future. Accomplished leaders employ storytelling to improve interpersonal relationships, communicate strategy and build culture. But how can you master telling compelling stories? Be heard, be remembered, and create the change you wish to see in your career with dynamic and inspiring storytelling.
L’innovation étant une préoccupation stratégique croissante pour les organisations, des études récentes montrent que la plupart d’entre elles déclarent ne pas maîtriser les processus d’innovation. Dans ce webinaire, nous présentons un cadre simple, conceptuel et pratique en 4 étapes pour favoriser l’innovation, conditionnel à la réponse honnête de 5 questions structurantes.
The design of governance systems of collaborative relationships should aim for resolving institutional complexity, which further improves organizational resilience for IOPs. By adopting a sequential qualitative-quantitative approach, we conduct research based on empirical evidence to address the issue of resilience of IOPs under institutional complexities. Consequently, this research broadens the perspectives of earlier studies by proposing a shift from focusing on operational conflicts to institutional conflicts and has identified a dynamic stakeholder engagement strategy toward improved resilience. This novel perspective is better aligned with practical reality and provides a comprehensive theoretical framework of governance for improved resilience in the face of institutional complexity.
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The purpose of the Portfolio Management Proposal is to articulate an approach for effectively evaluating the impact of each project to the company’s portfolio(s). The process will support project governance, allowing the business to make informed decisions on which projects to execute to deliver the most value to the organization. Use this sample proposal as a starting point and adapt to fit your company and needs.
This Excel sheet helps you track monetary trends for various project items and plots a graph summary based on your entries. Adapt the items and expenses to suit your project.
This Excel template helps you prioritize projects in your organization using objective criteria like strategic fit, economic impact and feasibility. You can adapt this template using other criteria that you can consider. This template helps you determine big-impact, top-priority projects for your organization.
This spreadsheet is used to calculate and compare the TCO (total cost of ownership) and CBA (cost benefit analysis) of multiple alternative solutions. This includes costs and benefits for not only the implementation, but also for additional years of maintenance.
This template can help project managers plan key planning and customer activities in preparation for go-live. It can be easily tailored for deployment planning for projects of all sizes.
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Each year, the strategy team at the Project Management Institute conducts an assessment of global, long-term trends across a range of key issue areas. Conducted since 2007, this annual report examines and evaluates the global trajectory of major trends in everything from climate change to shifting demographics—and explores how these trends are impacting the world of project management and project professionals.
A change of year is a great time to refocus and reenergize. As you plan out work in 2023, it’s important to be realistic, flexible, aspirational and inspirational. This builds a foundation for positive results early on—and throughout the year.
Product teams are becoming increasingly commonplace, but are organizations leveraging them in the most appropriate manner? The way agile product delivery is being implemented can be elevated from a broadly tactical, case-by-case consideration to a more strategic one.
How do we ensure that project managers can be empowered to drive the decisions that organizations need—while still being supported by those organizations? And how can that be achieved in an environment where leaders can drive overall strategy without having to be involved in every key decision?
As you plan an agile transformation strategy for your organization, one of the most important questions to ask is, “What tool would work best to help us?” Consider these nine key factors before you make a decision.
What is project management’s future? Will it continue to feel familiar, or is there a radical inflection point on the horizon? To know the answer, it’s important to think about these six dominant uncertainties around how project management is actually practiced.
A lot of project management and administration remains manual. This isn’t exactly the promise of technology making work more effective and efficient. So, what’s going on? Project environments need to make more and better use of software if future performance is to be optimized.
What will project managers be doing in 2030? Believe it or not, with all the work being taken off our shoulders, even more is being added. In the near future, organizational leadership will increasingly expect PMs to be brilliant in a wide range of strategic imperatives.
Some innovations and sci-fi level technologies that we once only imagined in the movies (Internet of the Body? Thought-driven prosthetics?) are just around the corner. Is this something we should applaud or fear?
Organizations can’t succeed without an effective strategy, but strategy alone won’t deliver successful outcomes. And not all organizations are acknowledging that fact.
Are organizations spending enough time thinking about how they can leverage technology to disrupt their industry, or are they are simply focused on streamlining and digitizing? Are you at least thinking bravely?
Disruption is the darling concept of the business press, and the preferred strategic orientation. But it's time to disrupt this notion with an observation: Disruption as a concept is highly overrated. To explore why, it helps to first understand exactly what disruption is—and also acknowledge what it is not.
The climate crisis is a prime example of a Grand Challenge, one with an increasing urgency that needs to be addressed. Up to now, project management as a profession has been key for “getting things done,” and as such is likely to be part of the solution for climate change. But it may not be a straightforward process.
When it comes to creating social impact through projects, the outcomes and impacts should be (almost) all that matters. So why are so many organizations getting it wrong—and what can project managers do to help?
When it comes to organizational change management, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work. Here we look at four common situations companies find themselves in—and how that drives the necessary tactics to achieve success.
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