Project Management

Career Development

How to Optimize PM Methods for Personal Goals

by Bruce Harpham

When we focus on personal project management—achieving our own goals—project management methods don’t typically work. How can we truly adapt and harness these skills in our personal life?

Leadership

The Dangers of Leadership on Personal Projects

by Andy Jordan

We've all had to deal with frustrated team members. But what happens when that team member is your husband or wife? Your sibling, child, parent or friend? Potential problems await when it comes to leading personal projects.

Career Development

PM Skills in Action: 2 Personal Project Success Stories

by Yasmina Khelifi

During the initial pandemic lockdown, this practitioner followed her passions to pursue two personal projects—launching her own website and podcast series. Here’s how she accomplished her goals—and what she learned along the way that we can all take to heart.

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Ask Us Anything - Upskilling Informal Project Managers and Project Teams with KICKOFF™

by Cristina Olaru
September 21, 2022 | 57:15 | Views: 916 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.50 / 5

In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will introduce KICKOFF™ - a FREE, 45-minute course and toolkit for informal project managers or members of project teams. KICKOFF™ guides users through the basic of project management, with bite-sized, engaging content and actionable templates, so they can effectively manage their projects from start to finish.

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2 Ways to Be a Better Volunteer PM

by Joe Wynne

Volunteers brought together for the first time cannot be expected to work efficiently. You have the skills to help do-gooders do more good. But you can also run into trouble if your assistance is taken the wrong way. Use these tips to help without destroying the vibe.


Get Ahead With the Evergreen Path to Promotion

by Bruce Harpham

The evergreen path to promotion is simple: Start to perform the work involved in your new role while you have your current job. There are nuances to this strategy, however. These six steps can help.


Successful Strategies for Working With Contract Project Managers

by Michael Wood

You've decided to use the services of a contract PM. It could be one of your best or worst decisions—and that greatly depends on how well you establish clear and quantifiable expectations, and provide objective and constructive support of their assignment.


That Career Shortcut You’re Looking For? It Doesn’t Exist

by Andy Jordan

Do you envision a fast track to promotion? In most instances, career growth is gradual—it occurs slowly over time. And while there may be a few key events that capture and demonstrate progress, you can’t shortcut the process.


How to Optimize PM Methods for Personal Goals

by Bruce Harpham

When we focus on personal project management—achieving our own goals—project management methods don’t typically work. How can we truly adapt and harness these skills in our personal life?


Organizational Agility Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

by Andy Jordan

Organizational agility may be the secret sauce of business success, but there are still a lot of organizations that aren’t leveraging it well enough. Is it difficult to achieve? No, it’s just a bit scary because it’s different.


PM Skills in Action: 2 Personal Project Success Stories

by Yasmina Khelifi

During the initial pandemic lockdown, this practitioner followed her passions to pursue two personal projects—launching her own website and podcast series. Here’s how she accomplished her goals—and what she learned along the way that we can all take to heart.


Talent Pool: 6 PM Lessons From a Swimming Official

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

Can you build your project management skills in unlikely places? Here are six valuable takeaways this practitioner picked up being a sports referee, making him the best project manager he can be.


Ask Us Anything - Upskilling Informal Project Managers and Project Teams with KICKOFF™

by Cristina Olaru
September 21, 2022 | 57:15 | Views: 916 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.50 / 5

In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will introduce KICKOFF™ - a FREE, 45-minute course and toolkit for informal project managers or members of project teams. KICKOFF™ guides users through the basic of project management, with bite-sized, engaging content and actionable templates, so they can effectively manage their projects from start to finish.


Accelerate Your Career by Becoming a Strategy Implementation Professional

by Antonio Nieto
September 16, 2022 | 60:05 | Views: 5,356 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.77 / 5

Managers and leaders are often asked to implement their organization's strategy but are not provided with the guidance or any kind of roadmap to do so. To fill in this implementation gap, we have developed the Strategy Implementation Roadmap, which consists of the seven pillars required to be successful in implementation. This webinar will focus on exploring each of the pillars of this new and easy-to-apply framework that will help you build your own strategy implementation roadmap.


Closing the Charter Gap

by Mark Zessin
September 14, 2022 | 59:48 | Views: 4,741 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

As certified PMPs, one of our hallmarks is to be able to control scope, manage the schedule, and deliver project requirements on budget. But it is far too often that, although a project is successful in meeting scope, its projected benefits are lacking. The gap between charter and scope can result in significant unforeseen covert constraints to project impact. This leads to a variety of impact issues, ranging from the need for additional sub projects, funding, and configuration change to project management creditability and stakeholder management drama. Closing the Charter Gap is the validation of requirements against benefits and the business case to ensure that the end-product will deliver the financial, service, and cultural result it was envisioned to achieve.


The Importance of Governance & Cyber Security to Leverage Citizen Development

by Claire Sanders, Brooklyn Collins, Jesse Shiah, Pete Schaefer, Osvaldo Sousa, Laura Faughtenberry, Ian Gosling
September 14, 2022 | 58:03 | Views: 6,632 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

Join PMI, Agilepoint, Autto, Kianda, and TrackVia for the PMI Citizen Developer Partner’s Perspective Webinar Series where we bring you valuable insights, perspectives and experiences from leaders of the citizen development movement.


How to Influence Without Authority/Power in the Workplace

by Sabine Winkler
September 08, 2022 | 59:40 | Views: 6,067 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.66 / 5

This webinar is ideal, when you are tasked with a big or small project or have to lead people and/or influence stakeholders, build high-performing matrix and virtual teams across functions or geographies. No matter what, working with people always requires certain skills. We will show you how you can build your own influence and power to get things done.


Power of Virtual Meeting Facilitation for Project Managers

by Maria Fafard
September 01, 2022 | 60:38 | Views: 7,378 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

Ability to design and facilitate effective and engaging meetings has always been a vital skill for successful project managers. Your ability to facilitate virtual meetings and to engage your team members virtually is especially important today, as we are wrestling with challenges of our collective new reality amidst the pandemic. In this talk, I will share how to design, prepare for, and facilitate meetings that consistently achieve results, engage and motivate your team, and ensure that every voice is heard. We will dive deep into facilitation competencies and their application in virtual context.


Communication Best Practices for Effective Project Management

by Katarzyna Faughn, nicole antonovich
August 30, 2022 | 59:58 | Views: 6,423 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

In the webinar presenters will discuss various communication considerations and pitfalls, and share a set of best practices for becoming more effective project communicators who intentionally consider the Who, What, Why, When and How of effective communication.


How Supply Chains Can Be More Resilient by Practicing Lean, Green & Agile Methodologies in a Post Pandemic Era

by Goutam Sengupta
August 30, 2022 | 60:46 | Views: 3,798 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

Supply Chains are the back bone of economies across the world. At the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed how the supply chains collapsed in a short span of time leading the world to a disastrous condition. Many experts termed this phenomenon as Black Swan, nevertheless the world needs to formulate robust strategies in order that we do not get into this disaster in future again. Question is how do we make our Supply Chains resilient to absorb future shocks? My research undertaken on this subject has dealt with various Lean, Green and Agile Methodologies to recommend a frame work which may rescue the future supply chains from the ill effects which the COVID 19 Pandemic brought to the world. This session shall address the importance of Lean, Green and Agile to bring resilience for global supply chains. It shall elaborate on the effectiveness of Lean, Green and Agile methodologies through our work employing validated Research Methodologies during the time of the pandemic. It shall also enumerate on how Lean, Green and Agile methodologies can be suitably adapted for revival of Supply Chains in post- pandemic era.


Applying PM Skills to Day-to-Day Life Worksheet

deliverable
by Michael Wood

Taking time to reflect on ways you have integrated your PM skills into your day-to-day life can be an invaluable exercise. The more consciously you are aware of your competencies, the more successful you may be in your PM career—and your life journey. Use this simple worksheet as a starting point and in conjunction with the article Applying PM Skills to Day-to-Day Life.


Project Management Practice Guide for Startups

PREMIUM deliverable
by Mark Gray Dr. Bülent Gümüs Mihail Mihailov Igor Mrzlikar Dr. E. Gökçe Philips Algin Erozan Miha Lenic

This Project Management Practice Guide for Startups is the main output of the Outspeed Startup project, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and carried out by the PMI Turkey chapter in collaboration with the PMI Bulgaria, France and Slovenia chapters and in association with the Ankara Development Agency. This guide introduces a customized project management approach for startups.


5 Rules for Decision Making Using the 80/20 Principle

PREMIUM presentation
by Christopher Cook

The 80/20 Principle, also known as the Pareto principle, states 80% of your outputs are derived from 20% of your inputs. In other words, the majority of the tasks you get done or products your produce are a result of only a handful of activities. This presentation is designed to give you five rules to make better decisions using this principle. You will start to realize how few decisions are actually important, and when they are essential, default responses are already in place. Also, this process will help you determine what is working (double down) and what is not (change early).



Bridging Communication Gaps in Virtual Teams

PREMIUM presentation
by Donovan Hardenbrook

Utilizing the concepts of lean new product development (NPD) to improve virtual team communications can lead to increased innovation throughput and quality.


Building Stronger Teams with Cultural Diversity

PREMIUM presentation
by Trajano Leme Filho

Imagine yourself working in a multicultural team, with people spread around the world… is this just a possibility? Or a real thing that you are dealing with (or, you can see you are going to deal with this soon)? Let’s see how important is to consider diversity and national aspects of culture within our projects.


Center Stage Podcast Club: The Global Future of Talent

presentation
by Jill Diffendal, Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP, Matthew Kohut, Ronit Avni, Cali Yost

Disruption is affecting so many aspects of how organizations operate, including how they hire and manage people. Technology, especially during the pandemic, has accelerated new ways of working that enable organizations to broaden their talent searches, while giving educated workers opportunities regardless of their geography, and offering employees flexibility to better balance work and life demands. At the same time, organizations as well as consumers are placing more value on diversity, equity and inclusion, spurring changes to both policies and workplace cultures.


Center Stage Podcast Club: The Global Future of Talent

presentation
by Jill Diffendal, Tammy Ashraf, PMI-ACP, Matthew Kohut, Ronit Avni, Cali Yost

Disruption is affecting so many aspects of how organizations operate, including how they hire and manage people. Technology, especially during the pandemic, has accelerated new ways of working that enable organizations to broaden their talent searches, while giving educated workers opportunities regardless of their geography, and offering employees flexibility to better balance work and life demands. At the same time, organizations as well as consumers are placing more value on diversity, equity and inclusion, spurring changes to both policies and workplace cultures.


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