As people take time off for the year-end holidays, team capacity fluctuates and planning is a challenge. Here are four options to make the best use of the time and people available, while trying not to create more stress and frustration.
Connect In Person
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.
Love project scheduling? Or just want to learn what’s new in the world of project scheduling? Attend the PMI Scheduling Conference – exclusively for PMI Members. Learn the latest in scheduling best practices not available anywhere outside of PMI. We’ll share tips and tools from real-life projects and programs.
This all-day virtual event featured expertise to assist practitioners with Building Your Defense Against Chaos in the world of project scheduling. Two concurrent tracks of content featured 1. Education and Training Track: Learn best practices in project scheduling methods, techniques and approaches (topics include: applied schedule management and scheduling for programs and portfolios); and 2. Case Studies and New Advances Track: Pick up valuable case studies and/or lessons learned in project, program and portfolio scheduling. This includes presentations on scheduling theories and techniques from real projects and programs (topics: risk analysis and scenario-based program scheduling).
Only 8% who set goals achieve them. By contrast, 67% of projects are achieved. The life goals that get set as a project, get achieved! Tiago Mateus is a professional and certified project manager that spent years developing important skills. However, it was only when he faced the worst period of his life, fighting against lung disease that he came to a crucial realization: the same skills and tools he had been using in his work could also be applied to his private life. They could help him achieve the goals that he desired, starting with improving his health, but also extending to spending more quality time with his family and further advancing his career.
Advance Your Career
When you begin a new role or a new job, you feel sometimes misplaced, and you don’t belong. You’re not alone: many of us have gone through impostor syndrome without naming it. What is impostor syndrome? When does it happen? Why? How to overcome it? We propose to explore these insightful questions sharing our experiences as a project manager.
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.
Save Time With Tools + Templates
This Final Project Report provides a snapshot of your project and provides an outline to help you surfaces relevant information on milestones, budget, time, lessons learned, and more! Adapt it to fit your needs.
This Excel workbook provides eight logs and registers to help your project. It includes a Changes Log, a Lessons Learned Log, an Assumptions-Constraints Log, an Issues Log, a Risk Register (with accompanying risk guide and list), a Customer Promise Log, a Project Task Tracker, and an RFI Tracker. It's perfect for new and seasoned PMs alike.
This Excel workbook contains a wealth of templates to help you during your project. It includes a project checklist, charter, budget sheet, risk log, scope change log, project team register, communication reference chart, lessons learned register and more.
We all know we are supposed to do a “lessons learned” exercise as part of our projects. Some of us even take the time to go through the motions. The challenge is that lessons learned rarely get paid attention to, and organizational practices rarely change as a result. If we really want to learn from our projects, we need to change how we think about lessons learned.
Learn From Others
Great construction projects deploy great project management strategies. What are the common project management qualities of these great projects—the DNA of construction greatness? This article investigates important lessons learned based on a review of some great historical projects that shape the world’s skyline.
In the webinar Fighting Impostor Syndrome as a Project Manager, we got help identifying when impostor syndrome happens, recognizing the different types—and overcoming it. The webinar was so successful that the presenters now continue the conversation by answering more of your questions.
Any learning organization should never miss an opportunity to update its team members on best practices, whether acquired from its own experiences or incorporated from other reliable resources. Enter lessons learned to the rescue!
A development team designed a feature to improve customer experience but things got worse. It turns out they didn’t identify the real problem or the right way to fix it. What they needed was a hypothesis for what was being changed, how that change would help, and how they would test it.
The problem is not that we don't have solutions to our problems, at least at a macro scale. The larger problem is that we don't want to do the hard work necessary to make the solutions happen.
There is one project activity that is overdue for some consideration. It is often overlooked, usually rushed, seldom done well, and yet it has a unique potential for realizing value. It is the forgotten activity—closing. Employ this checklist as a useful tool for maximizing the value of closing a project.
This article shares how some major risks were handled and what lessons were learned from an oil refinery’s mega-turnaround in the Middle East region in 2020.
What can we learn from the ever changing but closely woven network of nature? Taking the opportunity while sheltering at home, the author spent some time watching nature programs and found there were many lessons that could be applied to project management.
We all need to learn from the past, but what do you do if you weren’t part of that history? Virtually no project exists in isolation. It is always building on something that was done before, preparing for something to be done in the future, or both. New and younger project managers may not know that context.
No matter how new a project manager you are, you probably have a negative mindset when it comes to lessons learned. You shouldn’t.
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