The forces that are driving changes in perceptions in projects, in process and in how we work in teams are real, significant and not going away any time soon. The pressure to deliver—and do so quickly—is continuing to ramp up. That has some fundamental implications for organizations, how they think about projects and how they think about project management.
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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.
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.
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.
February 2018 Book Club Q and A Closing Webinar - Implementing Positive Organizational Change - A Strategic Project Management Approach
Closing Q and A webinar for February 2018 Book Club on Implementing Positive Organizational Change – A Strategic Project Management Approach by Gina Abudi.
One of the 2017 PMI Award for Project Excellence winners, ICT fitout delivered ‘As a Service’ for 1 William Street, saw Dimension Data develop an industry-first technology solution for the Queensland State Government that has provided a benchmark platform that can be readily applied across all state-owned building into the future. Despite challenges, such as having to deal with a large and diverse subcontract base which introduced complexity and potential cost implications, the project was delivered on time and on budget. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
LEAN has been used primarily in manufacturing industries, however, recent trend is to use it for service industries as well, for identifying waste in processes and making the process robust and efficient, which in-turn drives the business requirements, aligning the requirements to project objectives thru LEAN.
The Manifesto for Agile Software Development might have been written for software development, but did you know that agile was based on lean, servant-leadership and other principles which can be applied to any type of project? This webinar will cover agile behaviors, practices and techniques which can be used regardless of industry or project delivery approach.
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While numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) typically influence IT projects generally, the benefit of tracking all of them may be outweighed by the cost to do so. Therefore, each project must carefully select and manage those KPIs most relevant to its specific situation. This sample template can be used to define KPIs; also included is a table with examples of possible KPIs for each of the previously defined project-critical success factors (PCSFs) and a metric (measure and dimension) for each KPI. Use in conjunction with the article Determining IT Project Health.
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The Intelligence Community (IC) is an enormous, departmentally diverse community in numerous agencies, and covers a large range of individual intelligence efforts. Both law enforcement and the military rely on and make up part of the IC. Though the efforts are continuous and cyclical, there are numerous one-time activities that are not replicable, and are designed to answer specific questions for policy makers and other consumers of intelligence. The sum effect of an IC PMO may prove invaluable when trying to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the IC.
We all know the importance of the initiation stage...right? So why do some companies utilize all of the project stages except initiation? Here, the author tackles some common misunderstandings.
PMOs are becoming increasingly significant contributors to organizational value, but are they being perceived that way elsewhere in the organization?
An effective way of thinking was used by Henry Ford in 1913 to create the first assembly line to mass produce automobiles. The concept was quite straightforward and easy to understand. What can PMOs learn from this?
Industry 4.0 is going to revolutionize companies, technologies, strategies and goods. Project managers will be the protagonists of this transformation. Are you prepared for the challenge?
Most organizations are focusing on ways to improve their ability to quickly respond and adapt to change. But there are times when it could be better to commit to a vision, product or service, and to not be constantly influenced by external factors.
2018 just might be the year your organization ventures into the cloud computing world. Whether you are considering a move to cloud computing or are firmly entrenched, it’s always wise to stay abreast of emerging trends—and there are a lot of them being predicted with the cloud for 2018.
Strategy is about making choices, continually defining better options, and evolving in response to shifting contexts. If algorithms create a set of rules that enable problems to be solved, then strategy is about building algorithms that help drive optimal outcomes in decisions.
A project portfolio is a collection of components (sub-portfolios, programs, sub-programs, projects and operations) that meet or achieve one or many strategic objectives or initiatives. Here, the author shares seven key steps to design and implement a project portfolio in an organization.
Leveraging multiple emerging technologies in your strategy is becoming essential if organizations are to remain competitive in the coming period of global change. The use of technology to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage will increase as we move into the fourth industrial revolution.
How can you deliver and run a PMO in an organization with no internal project management skills? Learn how to integrate non-PM professionals into your PMO and build their capability to deliver successful projects.
Who doesn’t want a reliable, competent and always-alert assistant to help streamline the project? Let’s look at some of the most important benefits that the Internet of Things offers to project management professionals the world over.
Routine work like cooking hamburgers has nothing to do with providing great project management service…or does it? Can the role of the project manager be replaced by automation? Let’s look at the project life cycle...
The mechanics of project management are increasingly becoming automated, reducing the need for project managers to complete many tasks that were previously common. Does that mean project managers aren’t needed?
In the software world, the future of projects and managers looks threatened. What does this mean to the group of people who go by the job description “project manager”? We examine what changes and what stays the same.
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