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PodCast: Business Analysis for Practitioners (Part 3)

by Laura Paton

In this three-part podcast, Laura Paton, MBA, PMI-PBA, PMP, CBAP, CSM, the lead author of PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, discusses elicitation and analysis techniques for business analysts, as well as the new practice guide and who will benefit from it.

Public Speaking Strategies for Project Professionals: Putting Yourself on the MAP

by Jennifer Moon

Project management practitioners are tasked with addressing audiences of all types and sizes. In this article, the author explores strategies to help you demonstrate proficiency in public speaking when you need it the most. Knowing the message; the ability to assess the audience; and preparation are the keys to putting yourself on the MAP.

Culture Club

by Andy Jordan

How did you improve today? By making BPI an integral part of your company’s culture.

Using Social Media as a Strategic Tool for Projects-Lessons-Learned (PLLs)

by Franco Shuwing Pang

The growth of social media creates new opportunities to foster knowledge transfers within many professional arenas, including project management. Projects-lessons-learned (PLLs) are cases in point. This article describes the power of social media, as a new means of facilitating communication and interpersonal interactions, and how such power can be translated into a knowledge-sharing platform of PLLs.

Are You Stuck?

from Project Management 2.0 posted by Dave Garrett on

Situation: Your project is a huge change for your organization and you've reached a point where you're faced with a serious challenge. Projects are just like life.  There are easy p ...

Personal Process Management

by Andy Jordan

Maximizing your own personal effectiveness doesn’t happen by accident. Regardless of the level of formality, detail and rigidity, every structured PM approach has some degree of process infrastructure to support it. But those approaches focus on the organizational perspective. Here, we build on that concept and look at things from the perspective of an individual project manager--personal processes and how you can use them to improve your performance.

Project Management: A Tale of Two Futures

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Project management in practice struggles to evolve, and we consistently fail to take the actions we know we should. Human inertia is too strong an influence to ignore if we want the future of PM to be that much different than it is today. If it were to be different, however, where might it go? There are two overall directions that appear to be emerging, and each has advocates and detractors. Whether (or indeed if) one attains dominance will depend upon the intersection of many forces.

Manage the Forest, Not the Trees

by Andy Jordan

Project control is not about the minutiae, it’s about the big picture. Here we provide some guidelines on how to move from micro-level project management to a more macro-level control phase.



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