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PMI® Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium 2020

On-Demand through 31 January 2021 | Online

The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.

PMXPO 2020

March 26, 2020 | online

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.

PMI® Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019

November 13, 2019 | Online

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.

Upcoming Webinars

From Managing Scope to Achieving Business Results

Sep 24, 2020 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

PPM (Project and Portfolio Management) professionals face the need to change focus, from controlling the delivery of scope to achieving business outcomes. The tools and approaches that have been used for PPM will simply not work in a future that has already arrived. The adoption of agile, increased investment in digitalization, and the need for speed and agility are creating the “perfect storm” predicted by Gartner, Ignoring these trends is not an option. PPM professionals have to change focus, from scope to business outcomes, from the reduction of uncertainty to embracing and leveraging uncertainty, encouraging innovation, and systematically executing strategy towards the realization of financial value. This presentation presents a framework that focuses on business outcomes, instead of scope, as the unit to plan and track, from project to portfolio levels. This way, funding is allocated to outcomes, and delivery is tracked based on its impact on planned impact to outcomes. The session presents a number of tools and techniques that can be used to build a portfolio management framework that focuses on business value and treats projects as investments. This includes how to plan and track benefits for agile projects. Finally, the session explores the cultural aspects involving in this change in perspective and how current traits found in organizational cultures explain the status-quo. The session presents the values that are fundamental to succeed in implementing an outcome-driven organization.

Increase Knowledge Retention through Agile Techniques

Sep 28, 2020 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Educators are continually searching for techniques to improve knowledge retention, especially during the pandemic. Research shows that poor knowledge retention exists because teaching typically follows a traditional waterfall approach, which studies show to be ineffective. The “learn and forget” style of rote learning should be discouraged. Employers are frustrated as they find themselves retraining new hires on concepts that should have been learned in schools. Employing agile techniques in pedagogical practices increases knowledge retention. Delivering a course in order of importance, with constant stakeholder collaboration, and adapting the delivery based on feedback increases learning and knowledge retention. Also, educators should use a test-driven development approach with continuous planning and frequent feedback to improve learning and satisfaction.

On-demand Webinars

Food Waste & Recovery - Opportunities for Project Managers

by Raju Rao
August 18, 2020 | 60:51 | Views: 2,249 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.16 / 5

Statistics show that globally about 33% of the food produced in the world is lost or wasted. On the other hand, we have about 11 % of world suffering from malnutrition and hunger. According to UN based WHO, even if 25 % of the food wasted is saved then it can alleviate the hunger problem. The problem is acute and is obvious but yet organizations and people have not come to grips with it. Thankfully, during the last few years the situation is changing.

The Role of Project Practitioners in the World of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

by Amin Panjwani
August 11, 2020 | 60:05 | Views: 1,831 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

The world of work is changing, disruptive technologies are accelerating change at unprecedented speed rendering many traditional ways of doing work obsolete. This change is causing ripple effects forcing every organization and their staff to assess how they should compete in this new world of work. Project Managers are no exception to this change, they are adapting and demonstrating their relevance by focusing on value delivery and strategy execution and in doing so becoming more strategic. In the new world of work, technology will enable Project Manager’s to become free from administrative tasks and focus more on strategic tasks that deliver business value through their projects and program. As knowledge workers, they will seek more personal development and in return they will expect organizations to support their growth.

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Save Time With Tools Templates

Profit-Loss Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Khaled Istanbouli

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.

Project Priority Index Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Julio Ruiz Rodriguez

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.

Total Cost of Ownership/Cost Benefit Analysis Workbook

deliverable
by Dinah Young

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.

Deployment Plan

deliverable
by Kristine Villalon

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.

Assess Value of Going Agile (Korean Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by ProjectsatWork.com

애자일 변환은 어디에서 조직의 가치를 극대화 할 것입니까? 비즈니스 환경이 급속히 변하는 지역이나 고객 또는 이해 관계자가 서비스 또는 제품의 지속적인 개선을 기대하는 지역 일 것입니다. 민첩한 접근 방식으로 가장 이익을 얻을 수있는 영역을보다 효과적으로 파악할 수있는 유용한 방법을 제시합니다.

Learn From Others

PMI 2019 Signposts Report: Key Takeaways

PREMIUM white paper
by PMI

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.

Reaching Our PM Potential in Uncertainty

by George Freeman, PMP

Reaching our PM potential in uncertain times requires one to recognize their untapped potential, especially that which rests beyond the traditional operational perspectives of project management. So what are we waiting for?

Your Strategy Needs a Foundation

by Andy Jordan

Developing and executing strategies is part of what all project-driven enterprises do, but it’s not enough. Organizations need to have values—they need to stand for something. Is your strategy built on priorities or values?

6 Strategic Ways to Save Money (Before Considering Layoffs)

by Shaoping Cao

The pandemic has hammered the world economy hard. The following methods have proven to be practical cost-saving possibilities—and might inspire you. Adopt what fits your business the best and, hopefully, cope with the difficulties together with your teams.

Are You Digitally Savvy?

by Andy Jordan

In The Project Economy, technology drives a lot of the disruption—and progress. You need to be able to overcome the various barriers that are preventing you from being more prepared for the project-driven economy of the future. How ready are you to embrace technology disruption?

We Have Always Lived in a Project Economy

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Every once in a while, we get into an extensive debate about the role, presence, impact and future of the project economy. But to put not too fine a point on it: We have always lived in a project economy. It's just that it hasn't been very evenly distributed.

The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

by Mike Griffiths

The Project Economy outlined in 2019 was driven from the convergence of tech, energy and infrastructure. COVID-19 forced a digital upskilling and appreciation for alternative energy that has accelerated the transition.

How to Plan for Uncertainty in Uncertain Times

by Johanna Rothman

The more uncertain the times, the more adaptability we need. We need to recognize that things have changed. In the age of COVID-19, we don’t know when we will find a new “normal"—which is probably longer away than we might like.

Change Readiness: The PM's New Priority

by Andy Jordan

As The Project Economy reimagines business around the concept of projects, the disruption to operations increases. The project delivery function needs to manage that if an organization is going to succeed.

An Innovation Revolution (Part 3): Agile

by Andy Jordan

Innovation is going to be key in the ability of an organization to recover. The depth of the impact that the pandemic has had on most industries means that resuming the pre-pandemic strategic priorities simply won’t work. Agile teams are the key to making that happen.


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