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PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017

November 8, 2017 | 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.

Upcoming Webinars

Buenas Prácticas en la Gestión de Proyectos de la Cadena de Suministros

Jan 24, 2019 11:00 AM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

La gestión de proyectos de la cadena de suministros (SCM) es una disciplina muy compleja que incluye una serie de procesos y servicios, específicos y concretos, que juega un papel central, con la finalidad de proporcionar soluciones viables para que cada proyecto relacionada a un mejor desempeño de la cadena de suministros en el que se halle involucrada se lleve a cabo con la máxima eficiencia y procurando la mayor optimización de recursos posible. No obstante, según el estudio “Enhacing Project Management” desarrollado por APICS en 2015 a más de 12,500 profesionales en SCM, solo un 9% de los participantes respondió que sus proyectos llegaron, al menos en un 90%, a cumplir con los objetivos de tiempo, costo y alcance Adicionalmente, un 62% indicó un nivel de stress significativo en su rol en proyectos de la SCM, siendo la fase de ejecución la más desafiante de gestionar con los involucrados. No obstante, en la actualidad no existe un estándar especializado y mundialmente aceptado por los profesionales vinculados a la gestión de iniciativas de la SCM, que brinde lineamientos claves sobre qué entregables, procesos, herramientas, técnicas e interesados pueden considerarse para dirigir un proyecto de SCM de principio a fin, garantizando un nivel de servicio adecuado y un uso mínimo de recursos físicos, tecnológicos y humanos. Por lo tanto, es de vital importancia transmitir a los directores de proyectos vinculados a la SCM la necesidad de aprender buenas prácticas en gestión de proyectos relacionados a la producción, abastecimiento, distribución, planificación y soporte de la cadena de suministros, que garantice el éxito rotundo en la consecución de sus objetivos alineados a los beneficios esperados por la organización ejecutora del proyecto.

Applying Gemba Kaizen and CI Principles in Non-Kaizen Enterprises

Jan 30, 2019 2:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

This webinar is for project managers who are seeking new tools and approaches. While this presentation is not in any way meant to be a thorough discussion or analysis of Gemba Kaizen, it touches on how to apply specific Kaizen techniques and processes towards ANY project, and more importantly how to have a Kaizen mindset to improve policies, processes, and morale while, or through, the act of reducing waste (Muda).

On-demand Webinars

Project Governance: From Data to Recommendations to Action or Inaction

by Hang Vo, Terry Williams, Richard Kirkham
January 15, 2019 | 61:44 | Views: 219 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

Assurance reviews are essential to the overall good governance of major public projects and programs; in this webinar, we explore some of the challenges around framing and implementing assurance review recommendations during the life-cycle. PMI have funded a research study led by The University of Hull, which seeks to uncover how the treatment of assurance review data influences recommendations and the subsequent actions (or inactions) that arise, using a definitive set of data. During the webinar, we will discuss some of the implications arising from the findings of this study, explore suggestions for improving current assurance processes in practice and identify recommendations for future research.

Flip the Switch - Shifting to Innovation Centered Project Management

by Kimberly Johnson, Mick Kuehn, Dennis Stauffer
January 15, 2019 | 55:33 | Views: 202 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.00 / 5

Project managers face two competing imperatives, 1) to be as fast and efficient as possible, and 2) to improve what you do and how you do it. The first one is about being on budget, on time and on target. The second one is about doing that better than you did it last time, perhaps radically better. In other words innovating the products you develop and the processes you use to do that. In this webinar you will learn a simple intuitive framework—a mindset—for thinking about your work, that enables that innovation. A switch that will make you and your team more adaptive, resilient and resourceful, as you enhance rather than compromise your efficiency.

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

The Case for an Executive Project Management Office for the Intelligence Community

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by Kane Tomlin

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.

The Need for an Innovative Strategy

by Kevin Coleman

Innovation is much more than an executive and marketing buzzword; it can be a serious bottom-line contributor. This is beginning to create challenges for program and project managers. PMs are certainly much more in the spotlight...so we need to prepare.

Strategic Continuity Over Chaos

by Andy Jordan

As the New Year approaches, it is a hectic period of work completion and initiation for many organizations. But strategic planning and project delivery should be a continuous, ongoing process based on specific customer needs and market realities, not a calendar on the wall.

2018 Survey Roundup: Mostly Good News

by Michael Wood

It’s time to check out what the latest IT and project management-related surveys are indicating on the states of CIOs, IT salaries, IP spending, cloud computing, project management and more!

New PMI Reports Focus on Disruptive Technologies

by ProjectManagement.com

Throughout 2018, Project Management Institute has explored how organizations are using technologies such as artificial intelligence, the cloud and the internet of things to achieve their goals. While no one single factor can drive benefits realization in these fast-emerging areas, proven project management practices lead to greater success and less waste.

The Importance of Project Management in the Real Estate Sector

by Eduardo Elias

No matter how well a person or company is vertically entrenched in their specific field, most lack consistent knowledge and experience across the board in all aspects of the real estate industry. That is why best practices for project, program and portfolio management are the perfect cornerstone to support successful operations.

PMO Longevity: Implementation Phase Inputs and PMO Operations Management Integration

by Taiwo Abraham

This PMIEF award-winning paper focuses on helping organizations understand the various PMO implementation decisions that may have a significant influence on the longevity of their PMOs. It identifies how increasingly, organizations across the globe now require some form of project management capabilities to thrive in whatever business they do.

Business Analysts: Taking the Spotlight

by Kevin Coleman

Business continues to change. Some of these changes are the result of new business models that have been created by the evolution of one or more technologies. This is what is turning the spotlight on the professionals we all know as business analysts.

Managing Projects Sun Tzu's Way

by Henry Lie

Why would you want to use an ancient Chinese war strategy to manage a project? It can provide a different perspective on project planning and making tough decisions, and it enhances your cross-cultural understanding. And by using this ancient analogy, you can gain insight in a more amusing way!

The Marriage of Project Management and Lean Six Sigma

by Michael Herskovitz

With increasing emphasis within many corporations regarding business process transformation, there is a need for an approach that will ensure a faster, better and more lasting outcome. This article advocates that to achieve this desired outcome from a company transformation strategy, two key ingredients are necessary.

Going Digital: A Revolution, Not Evolution

by Kevin Coleman

New technologies are not just emerging and enabling change, they are demanding it. This is facilitating the creation of new business and operational models—and this in turn requires new metrics and measures that are fit for this new digital environment. Is your organization embracing this challenge?

What Brexit Might Mean for Your Projects

by Elizabeth Harrin

Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019. Such a short sentence, such large ramifications! Is your business ready for what this means for projects? Find out what you should be considering now in this article.

Navigating Disruptive Times: Next Practices

by Velimir Tasic

Industry edges have blurred, and novel technologies are rapidly emerging. With numerous solutions to choose from, it’s extremely hard to systematically utilize innovative technologies. In this article, the writer shares some tips to help you navigate through disruptive times with a “next practices” approach.


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