There’s a point in every project where PMs don’t have much to do. The work is moving forward without them, and they feel a little redundant. How do you deal with that? Follow these do's and don't when your workload slows down.
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We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 explores the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. Participants will gain an understanding of how to better position themselves for growth and to identify talent for their project teams.
Scaling Agile beyond software development is a challenge because most popular Agile frameworks are conceived by software developers for software developers. In many cases, ‘scaling’ is done by returning to Lean Six Sigma practices, the very approach that Agile has tried to improve or even replace. Kanban is a Lean Six Sigma practice used with great success in manufacturing for almost 100 years. It is mistakenly considered as part of the Agile ‘umbrella,' and although it can be very successfully used in an Agile environment, it has built-in limitations that can significantly impact the most important Agility value: adapting to change. In this webinar, the presenter will share his practical experience with Kanban in manufacturing and software development projects.
There is a missing skill in how project managers approach problems especially in the pharmaceutical industry. Most project managers do one of two things before solving a problem. The first instinct is to review the problem regardless of how it is presented then jump straight into a solution. However, this can lead to solving the wrong problem and only realizing the wrong problem is being solved after it is too late. This leads to restarting the entire problem-solving life cycle or implementing a solution for the sake of “just doing something”.
Oftentimes, when employees hear the term "diversity, equity and inclusion," they immediately think it is solely the responsibility of human resources. It's not. As project managers and members of PMI, we strive to be good shepherds of the resources in our care - including the diverse group of people on our teams. To do this, and to realize the greatest benefit for our projects, we need to ensure our teammates feel safe to bring their unique experiences and best self to their work. By incorporating human-centered design /design thinking methodologies into your leadership toolkit, you will be able to lower some structural barriers to success. Through a mix of storytelling, statistics, and practical activities, this webinar will guide you to becoming a more aware team leader so you can move beyond having a diverse team and into having a high - functioning, engaged and inclusive one.
Building a winning organization is not an easy task, and to succeed it needs to have solid foundations, foster collaboration and embrace continuous learning. Each of us have a key role in this success, whether as an individual contributor, Project Manager or head of the organization. In this webinar I share the most valuable lessons I´ve learned and cherished in Project and People management throughout my 15 year journey in mobile phones industry as part of global Quality Assurance organizations.
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Translate your improvement plans into concrete actions and real results using this simple questionnaire, which helps you chart development focus areas and tie them to situations you encounter on the job. Adjust to fit your situation, and add rows/sections as needed.
Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Seeing the Strengths of Others (Part 2): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains two PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 2). It includes a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains three PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1). It includes a character strengths checklist; a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
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Humor is common in many projects and can improve project outcomes. What does humor look like in your projects? Has it helped or hindered? Learn more about the styles of humor, how it can benefit projects, and caveats to keep in mind.
The project economy is here to stay—and if you’re curious about a career in this field, now is a great time to start learning what it takes to land a project management role, and if it’s the right path for you. This is a follow-up to the successful webinar, where the presenters answer more of your questions.
Projects are full of data points that provide some indication of how different aspects of the work are going. But leadership isn’t binary; it isn’t right or wrong. What does leadership success look like? Here are some clues to gauge your performance.
As communities re-emerge from the pandemic, how do we adapt our organizations to support our stakeholders as they transition to this new world? Using a parent teacher organization as a case study with diverse stakeholders, a structured approach can be identified with three primary components.
There is rarely a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to project management, and substantial improvisation is often required. But keeping these sometimes-not-so-obvious lessons in mind can go a long way toward achieving success.
As a woman who has risen through the ranks and grown in her profession, this project manager has been exposed to some remarkably short-sighted behavior in the workplace. What can we do to challenge the status quo and many of the biases that women experience?
Leadership is less about telling people what to do and more about helping to bring out the best in the team. This requires commitment and diligence. Follows these six suggestions to help reach project success—and build lasting relationships.
Gartner is predicting that 30% of teams will operate without a boss by 2024. Is that realistic, and what are the implications? Let’s explore those questions in the context of today’s agile environment.
Our craft has become so focused on KPIs, goals and performance that we sometimes forget what is most important: people and leadership. We all need to work on making project management more human again. Here's how.
It’s much more important to focus on different mistakes rather than fewer mistakes. Trying to minimize errors may see a reduction in the total number of mistakes, but the mistake of not committing is far more serious.
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