PMXPO 2017

PMXPO 2017

April 27, 2017 | online

It's our anniversary! ProjectManagement.com is proud to bring you the 10th edition of PMXPO, its annual virtual conference and exhibition! It's your opportunity to learn, network, earn 6 PDUs and gain valuable knowledge. Sign up today for the free April 27 event and help us break another attendance record!

PMO

Is the Center of Excellence PMO Dead?

by Andy Jordan

With more focus on strategy, more tool-driven automation and more diversity in project approaches, is there still a place for a PMO-driven center of excellence for project management?

Knowledge Shelf

OPCV™: The One-Page Curriculum Vitae

by Alessandro Cervellin

Decision makers typically have a short amount of time to select a candidate who best fits a job position and the One-Page Curriculum Vitae (OPCV) provides a useful tool. By using a timing diagram, it is possible to evaluate the time sequence of the most meaningful information and, at the same time, to evaluate previous professional experiences and activities.

Strategy

Strategic Disruption: The Impact on PMs

by Kevin Coleman

Every organization’s strategy must continuously evolve. This is driving organizational transformation to change at a pace that many find difficult to keep up with...and failure to keep up with all these changes is a very dangerous position for any organization to be in.

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El Gato Muerto

from PM Mex Corner posted by Humberto Ramos on

Un gran Maestro y amigo me enseño la metáfora del “Gato Muerto”. No se preocupen, no se ha lastimado a ningún Gato en esta metáfora. Se trata de lo siguiente ...


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Crossword for PMs - 72

from PM Scribe posted by Anupam Ganguly on

Crossword for PMs on Project Management Related Terms - 72     Across 2. The amount of money the company has to invest in the project and for the day to day company operation ...





Establishing Priorities

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

When you have time to reflect on projects past and new, you may find that you need to establish new priorities for yourself and your team. Anytime is the right time to make sure you are focusing on the right goals.


The Project Manager: Entrepreneur by Nature?

by Júnior Rodrigues, MSc, PMP

We can observe similarities between the profiles of project managers and entrepreneurs due to the "make it happen" attitude of both. But is this comparison relevant? What can it tell us about these two essential roles?


Stop Being Scared of Spreadsheets!

by Jirí Skrivánek

Scared of spreadsheets? Don't be! They are a necessary and valuable tool in the project manager's arsenal. This article and its accompanying template are not a step-by-step tutorial. Instead of detailed instructions, it discusses a few things that are crucial to start both managing projects and completing advanced work with spreadsheets.


The Hybrid Solution

by Ali Forouzesh

Implementing a hybrid methodology can be more effective and useful to your project needs, because traditional approaches can sometimes be too heavy and complex for incremental projects. Here, a practitioner shares his experiences consulting on a project.


Topic Teasers Vol. 93: Making Historic Errors

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: Our school district has decided to raze and rebuild a historic elementary school located on an equally historic access road that was part of the first state highway. Unfortunately, in replacing a sewer line that crossed the road, about 10 feet of the original brick pattern was not reinstalled correctly. Local traffic was rerouted temporarily while the work was done, to the vocal displeasure of the nearby residents (since this three-block access road also funnels traffic from the subdivisions to the main street). What do I do about the pattern at this point?
A. When working with historic venues, leaving the site looking exactly as you found it is of extreme importance. If you don’t repair it on your own, the inspectors from your local Landmark Heritage Preservation Commission (or some similarly named organization) will ask you to redo it. So, do it now.
B. On a road that covers less than two blocks, city laws usually do not require historic artifacts and sites to be preserved. Repaint the middle lines and hope that drivers do not notice. This is preferable to stopping traffic again to redo the brickwork.
C. Ask the product owner what he or she would prefer you do. Since you were not specifically told to reinstall the roadway with exactly the same pattern, it is not your responsibility. If asked to redo it, charge extra for the expenses you incur with your subcontractors.
D. Construction projects never really come out exactly as envisioned in the beginning. Function is what is important, not beauty. If the road is safe and usable to transport students to the school and as an artery for people to enter and exit their neighborhood streets, you have fulfilled your technical and functional responsibilities.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!


Fostering Ethics in Organizational Culture

by Alankar Karpe

Organizations rarely address how their employees should assess the ethics of their actions and incorporate ethical choices into their decisions. This can only be resolved by creating and maintaining a corporate culture with a focus on ethics...and there are many ways that organizations can do this.


Avoiding the Blame Game with International Teams

by Andy Jordan

Leading international teams is always a challenge, especially when things go wrong. How do you keep everyone focused on the positive and avoid negativity creeping in?


Do You Really Need a Project Manager for That?

by Andy Jordan

Project managers are amazing. They have a wide range of skills and operate in incredibly diverse business areas. That doesn’t mean a project manager should be the solution to every problem.


The Necessary Culture for Soaring Performance

by Karen Chovan
March 22, 2017 | 62:33 | Views: 57 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.00 / 7

Has your organization or quality management team gone through the effort of adopting the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) strategy for making improvements to various processes? This talk will dive into what it really takes for an organization, or even a department within, to make true gains from the PDCA process.


Emerging Technologies – The New Norm for Projects

by Kevin Coleman
March 21, 2017 | 62:36 | Views: 97 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.08 / 7

Industry and subject matter experts believe that we are in the early stages of an era of technological advancement that will dwarf the Internet era of the mid to late 90s. Having a basic understanding of these technologies and their current status will provide program and project managers with the tools they need to move forward.


Getting Ahead with Practical Game Theory

by Michael Hatfield
March 16, 2017 | 47:57 | Views: 63 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.82 / 7

The topic of Game Theory is often presented or thought of as being highly complex. It doesn’t have to be.


Project HEADWAY: What We Still Get Wrong About Team Building

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
March 16, 2017 | 61:28 | Views: 24 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.33 / 7

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly revisits what we know—and what we should know—about team building. He explores why the dominant team building model doesn’t really work in the way it suggests. He introduces new(er) models that provide relevant and important insights about how teams form, how they develop and how they maintain their functioning (good or bad). And in particular, he explores the strategies that really do make a difference in building effective team performance. Whether you manage teams, or you are a member of teams, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.


Establishing an Innovation Management Framework

by Gert Staal
March 14, 2017 | 57:46 | Views: 21 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.00 / 7

Innovation and strategic intent, why is innovation necessary, why is it important to take a structural approach, and how do you connect innovation to your strategic intent?


An Indian Wedding - A Case Study in Crisis Management

by Raju Rao
March 09, 2017 | 46:45 | Views: 1,917 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.87 / 7

Our daughters’ wedding – a case study in Crisis Management. This case study is based on a personal “project” - our daughters’ wedding. This talk will bring home the challenges faced and describe some interesting anecdotes in people behavior, procurement and leadership. It will spell out inferences and Best Practices from this episode which can be applied in crisis situations in organizations or personal life.


Intentional Communication for Superior Results

by Chris Stambouli
March 08, 2017 | 39:26 | Views: 3,242 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.40 / 7

This webinar teaches a structured approach to written and/or verbal communication that will help practitioners communicate clearly and powerfully to produce superior results in their projects.


Mindset of a LeAgile Leader

by Suhail Iqbal
March 07, 2017 | 56:57 | Views: 1,463 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.38 / 7

This session will give you a unique perspective in the possibility of using lean and agile in unison, not only to all kinds of projects, but at overall organizational project management, as well as a top down view on your organization as a Lean-Agile (LeAgile) Organization. The session will endeavor to link the conceptualizations from top-down as well as bottom-up approaches to enable audience get a wholesome picture of a LeAgile Organization.


Project Plan/WBS Sample Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Jirí Skrivánek

This MS Excel template is an example of a small or middle-range project including a WBS, a simplified schedule and a summary of progress, which uses earned value management (EVM). The supporting article (Stop Being Scared of Spreadsheets!) encourages mainly junior PMs to play with the template and practice their knowledge on small projects. The article is not a step-by-step tutorial. Instead of detailed instructions, it discusses a few things that are crucial to start both managing projects and advanced work with spreadsheets.


Cost Estimation Template

deliverable
by Andy Jordan

Need help keeping track of costs for items in various categories of your work breakdown structure? Use this simple Excel sheet to help produce a quick analysis.


RFP Evaluation Worksheet

deliverable
by Andy Jordan

Could you use a little help during your procurement process? This template is intended to provide a framework for evaluating responses to an RFP (Request for Proposal) from different vendors.


Exam Flashcards

presentation
by Jonathan Donado

What's an Affinity Diagram? What about Corrective Action, Decision Tree Analysis, EMV, Rolling Wave Planning and S-Curve Analysis? Use these 518 slides to help you understand important PMP® exam terms.


Using Social Media

presentation
by Mayte Maria Sivera

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.


Statistical PERT® Beta Edition

deliverable
by William Davis

Statistical PERT® (SPERT®) is a freely licensed, probabilistic, estimation technique. Use Statistical PERT to estimate uncertainties that have bell-shaped risk properties, like: task duration, work effort, revenue, expenses, agile story points, project portfolios, event attendance and more. Use in conjunction with the article Getting Beta with Statistical PERT.


PM Debate: Benefits Realization is not the responsibility of the Project Manager

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Benefits realization is a complex process that was brought into the forefront of the PMI Program Management Standard. It is part and parcel of the responsibilities of the Program Manager. But is there a role for the Project Manager to play as part of delivering value to the organization? This is the focus of the debate in this episode. Listen to the debate and let us know what you think.


PM Debate: Organizations that employ project managers do not need change managers

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

This episode is focused on the concept of change management and its relationship to project management. Do organizations need to think of the role of a change manager as a distinct role and different from that of a project manager? Are the two roles one and the same? This is the focus of the debate for this episode. Listen to the debate and take part in the online discussion.


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