One of the biggest differentiators between a successful project and a failing one is the amount of respect present. This is relevant to anyone associated with the project—in any role, and at any time. Does your project exhibit these four types of respect?
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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.
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.
Is Your Agile Transformation Set up to Fail? Find out at the PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2016, FREE and Exclusive for PMI Members. We know there are barriers that slow your organization’s ability to be agile: failed agile transformations, complex organizational processes, team dynamics and the uncertain role of the PMO in an agile environment (just to name a few). Attend the PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016 to get help breaking down these barriers. It’s free for PMI Members.
This webinar moves beyond basic time management techniques and takes a deep dive into how you can manage your mind to improve your ability to follow through on your plans. I’ll illustrate how to use a straightforward 3-step process each week in order to continually improve your results without increasing your stress. You’ll learn how to follow through on your planned actions even when you don’t feel like it. In addition, you’ll know the specific questions to ask yourself to reduce procrastination and distraction without resorting to self-criticism or self-judgement. I’ll also cover how to handle external interruptions in an intentional and mindful way. When you use these tools and techniques, your self-trust and confidence will grow. You’ll know that you will follow through and get things done when you say you will. And when you teach these techniques to your team, your projects will reap the benefits.
This webinar will present methods, measures, and metrics that project managers can use in managing virtual resources. Project managers can use the VT Methodology to enhance and ensure productivity is being had virtually. In today’s Project world, virtual teams are becoming the norm. This successful methodology will address the adherence measures that can be used to assess progress and how to address bumps in the road.
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Many people claimed to have worked under a bad boss. Bad bosses are a top reason that good people leave a company, and they are bad for a company's bottom line. But what makes a bad boss? Is there a way to identify a bad boss? Is someone a bad boss, or do they simply communicate poorly? In this webinar, the presenter, Ryan Haag, walks you through his experiences with two particularly bad bosses and uses them as examples to help you identify bad bosses and to be able to work through them.
Project managers need to balance people, teams, process, product, and a host of other things. The people/team part of the equation (especially the team part) often falls through the cracks - it’s harder to quantify, and the guideposts are few and far between. Getting a team working well together can be like herding cats - just when you think you’ve got them all going the same direction, another one wanders off. Social intelligence (a kind of sideways look at emotional intelligence) can help us herd those cats effectively, keeping the project as well as the team together. It gives us some clues to understanding and managing the connections between people, most particularly those we work with on a regular basis.
Save Time With Tools + Templates
Prepare to succeed with your virtual team with these specialized tasks for your work plan. They cover each stage of your project from planning to post mortem.
Teams of virtual knowledge workers can spin out of control if not following specific best practices meant for them. This troubleshooter allows for a quick, detailed analysis and determination of actions to resolve or mitigate problems.
Use this template to help manage your virtual team's performance by providing stage-specific guidance in key management areas. This handy virtual team management matrix will help you through all stages of JPACE (Justify, Plan, Activate, Control, End).
Need a quick crash course on some social media basics? What is it? What myths are out there? How can we use it in our projects and organizations? What platforms are there? Use this primer for project managers to help find the answers.
Here are some tips on managing a virtual team or project when your customer is in a different time zone and your project environment is dispersed or distributed.
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Project management relies heavily on teams, and teams need to communicate and share project information and techniques. With virtual teams and remote sessions increasingly becoming the norm, it is essential for project managers to be adept at leading virtual sessions. These techniques will provide the foundation for a great virtual session.
In The Project Economy, organizations recognize they need teams with a full breadth of perspectives and skills. And that requires true diversity. Read more in this PMI Pulse of the Profession® In-Depth Report.
How does work from home impact our use of agile approaches? If co-location is no longer possible, can we still be agile? Let's address the co-location question and look at agile practices in remote work situations.
Successful product leaders need to delegate most hands-on product work, focusing instead on leader-level activities. That means understanding what each team member can handle, having an upskilling plan, and building trust.
After you've assembled a cross-functional innovation team and aligned around a goal, it's time to start using metrics and data to track the most important things, supported by a scorecard that everyone can see. This will help establish a rapid rhythm and generate positive velocity on your innovation journey.
These are common challenges on video conferences with more than five to 10 parties, and good facilitation can have a huge impact in these areas. Here are some approaches for running effective and inclusive video conferences.
Researchers have found that interpersonal conflict is an important occupational stressor with far-reaching organizational consequences resulting in abysmal project results. Project leaders will have to spend a substantial amount of time and effort to address interpersonal hurricanes in their march toward project success.
The soft skills acquired by a PM can drive the success of a project. In this article, we focus on one key component of these soft skills: meeting management. Gear your meetings toward success by adhering to these do’s and don’ts—and utilize choice phrasing to make hosting your meeting a breeze.
In the last weeks, every project has effectively become distributed. While travel has almost completely ground to a halt, the way all teams operate has mirrored remote teams almost perfectly—which will forever shift the way we work moving forward.
Using web conferencing for a remote workforce is nothing new. What is new is that increasingly more and more people are jumping onto it these days—and sometimes don’t know what they are getting themselves into.
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