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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

It’s Hard Being Agile While Getting Drenched in a Waterfall

Mar 27, 2018 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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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.

Using LEAN: Aligning Initiatives to Business Strategy

Apr 10, 2018 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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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.

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Assess Value of Going Agile (Japanese Translation)

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Benefits Realization Planning Template (Japanese Translation)

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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.

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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.

Topic Teasers Vol. 105: Strategic Analysis for Typical and Non-Typical Projects

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: With the new emphasis on strategic and business skills for project managers, I know I should do some more concrete analysis of project success. But the projects I do are non-typical, and the “success” is more difficult to measure than number of units sold or even the profit margin. How can I calculate value in a more intangible environment?

Effective Metrics: What is Measured, Improves

by Anju Aggarwal

Management philosophy believes that what is measured gets managed. Hence, metrics suggest whether the process is in order or needs external interference. They form the basis of control in any organization. Learn more about the key features of effective metrics.

The Future of IT Project Management is Dependent on More Agility

by Donna Fitzgerald

How many of the current IT PM jobs will transfer under the auspices of the strategy realization office remains to be seen. But in all cases, we can assume that the new positions will not only require an expanded set of skills, but they will absolutely need an agile mindset. So how is a PM supposed to develop both new skills and an agile mindset working their current job?

When Is a Program Not a Program?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Programs are strange beasts. We know they exist. We recognize they are complex. We acknowledge they take a different approach to manage successfully. And yet, what that different approach looks like is very often misunderstood.

7 Steps to Selling Your Vision

by Carleton Chinner

A new program can be a confusing time for your team and stakeholders. What’s the program all about? How will we know that we have delivered? At this stage, the end goal may be as little as a vaguely defined strategic intention. Here are seven ways to make sure your program vision sticks.

PM Framework vs. PM Methodology

by Walt Ruday

The words “methodology” and “framework” are often used synonymously in project management environments. Let's clarify how and why they are different so that you can set a target for which approach and style make the most sense for your environment and organization.

Leveraging ROI Methodology in the Public Sector

by Vinod Kumar Paidakula

In order to maintain the same level of service to citizens, federal and state agencies need to increase efficiency by applying innovative techniques such as the return on investment methodology. This article aims to provide an introduction to ROI methodology and provides an example of how the public sector can make its processes more effective by applying it.

Governance Around Projects: An Organizational Approach

by Lourdes Medina, PMP, PfMP, ITIL, CSM

An efficient frame of governance helps to ensure the strategic alignment of the organization with corporate initiatives and their realization. This article analyzes governance around projects with an organizational approach at the strategic level, at the tactical and portfolio level, and at the program and project level.

Best Practices in BRM (Part 5): Create Benefits Realization Strategies

by Michelle MacAdam

This is the fifth of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance. Here we address creating benefits realization strategies. This helps ensure clarity around post-implementation roles, engages impacted functions by involving them in determining monitoring strategies, and facilitates post-implementation monitoring and review processes.

Staying On Top of Strategic Initiatives

by Kevin Coleman

Program and project managers are beginning to be challenged with the oversight and delivery of strategic initiatives brought about by emerging technologies. They are essential to address the changes necessary for organizations to operate and succeed in the emerging technology-intensive global business environment.

Best Practice…Says Who?

by Michael Wood

Just what makes any practice or process a “best practice”? Who establishes it? What are the criteria used? Here, the author looks at a number of criteria by which a process or practice could be tested to see if it truly qualifies as “best.”

The Future Is Not Conservative

by Andy Jordan

As organizations navigate dramatic technological change such as digital transformation, conservative, “wait-and-see” strategies will most likely fail. There are risks to moving fast, but now the risks of complacency are far greater, and many businesses won’t recover from being slow to meet rapidly evolving customer expectations.

Pulse of the Profession® 2018: Success in Disruptive Times

by PMI

In an era of increased financial scrutiny, shifting competitive pressures and business disruption from evolving technology, organizations seek advice on how to drive performance. They can find this insight in the new 2018 Pulse of the Profession®, released today on

Project Managing the Start-Up: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Project Managers

by Dr. Riaan Steenberg, MBA, PMP

There is a strong correlation between the success of a start-up and the extent to which the entrepreneur executes on the disciplines of finding customers, enabling operations and managing resources. How can entrepreneurs gain insight into the link between the methods needed to manage projects and the processes of establishing a business?

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