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PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017

8 November 2017 - 9am - 5pm ET (Doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online

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.

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

Bridging the Agile Divide on Hybrid Project Delivery

by Anton Oosthuizen
October 12, 2017 | 62:05 | Views: 229 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.87 / 7

Our ability to cross this divide will define how successful the project will be. Will we deliver solutions as specified by users or will we solve business problems as expressed by stakeholders?

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Save Time With Tools Templates

Benefits Realization Planning Template (Japanese Translation)

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by Andy Jordan


Change Readiness Assessment (Japanese Translation)

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Key Performance Indicator Template

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by Harold Hunt

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.

Project Proposal (Japanese Translation)

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あなたはプロポーザルの素晴らしいアイディアを持っています。 スポンサー、潜在的なステークホルダー、および上層部の管理者の注意を引くために、書面でどのように記述するかを説明します。

Project Team Alignment Tool

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by Andy Jordan

This template is designed to assist the project manager in communicating and explaining the project’s alignment to the project team. This tool helps the team to understand the project’s purpose and allows the team to better understand questions like why the project is being done and how the project helps the organization to improve.

Learn From Others

Making Sense of Portfolio Management

by Bruce Harpham

By one measure, portfolio management is a specialized discipline best suited for organizations with high project management maturity. How do you know when it makes sense to add a portfolio management function or office to your organization?

The Misnomer of the Portfolio Lifecycle

by Andy Jordan

One of the fundamental tenets of portfolio management is the concept of a portfolio lifecycle, from planning through delivery and benefit attainment. The problem? That’s completely wrong.

A Modern Workforce Strategy

by Andy Jordan

Organizations know they must evolve their strategic planning and delivery to reflect the ever-changing demands of today's marketplace, but fewer have recognized the disruption under way in the workforce. Modern ways of working require a modern approach to strategy.

2017 Survey Roundup: CIO and IT Trends

by Michael Wood

With all that is happening in the world, who has the time to pour through all the IT-related studies and surveys that have been conducted over the past 12 months? This survey roundup will focus on CIOs, IT salaries, IT spending and IT security.

The Future Is Now in Portfolio Planning

by Andy Jordan

Shorter planning windows, driven by shifting market and customer demands, are changing the role of portfolio management. But it creates new challenges and risks that must be addressed. Here’s a real-world example.

Purpose as a Lens for Finding Project Success

by Devin de Lange

A project initiated with a clear goal in mind turns into a series of tasks to be completed. The focus shifts from the client’s needs and their purpose to getting the work done. The problem? The project purpose and client’s needs should be what is driving each task throughout the project, which often isn't the case.

Executive Influence (Japanese Translation)

by Ambreen Ali


Swimming in the Moat: The Business of Projects (Japanese Translation)

by Ian Whittingham, PMP


The Secret Formula for Strategy (Japanese Translation)

by Kevin Coleman


North America Congress Highlights – Key Take-Aways and Lessons Learned in Strategic Business Management Skills (Japanese Translation)

by Joanna Newman, Ori Schibi, Muhammad Abu Baker Ilyas, Mohamed Hassan, Cheryl Lee, Paul Williams


Behind the IT Strategy: Digital Transformation

by Paul Visser

If you are delivering an IT project, chances are you’re involved in a digital transformation program. This article explores the background of digital transformation, the needs and the approach. We will see where project managers fit in—and why it's important to have background knowledge on the overall company strategy.

The Global Delivery Model

by Roland Combes

Thanks to pressure on prices and the need for increased project capacity, IT project delivery has been transformed into a complex model that utilizes both onshore and offshore activities. What delivery model is best for your needs: horizontal or vertical?

Is a PMO Worth It?

by Dr. Lisa Hatherill, DM/IST, MBA, PMP

As a company with multiple sites running independently becomes a consolidated organization, we must consider if a PMO is necessary or advantageous. Does an organic PMO organized and run as a grassroots operation by project managers work well enough? Does a PMO fit in our organizational culture? Is the cost of creating and maintaining a PMO worth the investment?

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