PMXPO 2017

Career Development

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You Can Become a Powerful Project Leader by Taking These Steps

by Andrea Masek, PMP

Project leadership takes guts. Face it, you take on some of the most complex assignments and are responsible for large budgets, resources and operational impacts. The steps outlined in this article will enable you to tap into your leadership potential, engage your teams and utilize proven techniques for successful project outcomes.

Organizational PM

Succession Planning: Essential for Project and Career Management

by James Chappars

People are never interchangeable parts. Yet most organizations engage in little contingency planning for the inevitable human downtime. In this article, the author gives an example of poor planning, raises a reminder to managers and gives some practical steps to mitigate the problem.

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Hello all, I am currently in IT (network admin) and am interested in someday becoming a PM. I am sure there are unlimited paths to take to get to this level, but I want to share my goal path and th ...









Developing Quality Project Management Curriculum (Part 2)

by Cynthia Baker

Quality curriculum can be an ever-moving target and is sometimes subject to accreditor’s thoughts and opinions. There are a few ways you can work to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to quality curriculum for your program.



My Journey to Teaching PM

by Catalin Dogaru

While volunteering for his local PMI chapter one day, this practitioner received a phone call that would set his career path in motion.


Quality PM Curriculum Goes Beyond Development

by David Maynard

You can design a top-quality curriculum, but if you don’t continually improve it, it will very quickly degrade. Here we look at seven helpful measurements from an article by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Teaching Project Management: How I Got Started

by David Maynard

This practitioner is certain he didn’t begin teaching project management at the university level in a traditional fashion, or perhaps even in a recommended fashion. But it worked for him. Here is his story...


The Correlation Between PM Education and Employability

by David Maynard

If there is a strong correlation between PM education and employability, why doesn’t it seem to be well studied? This practitioner shares a story from a class to help prove his belief.


Lead the People – Manage the Process!

by Patrick McBane
May 03, 2017 | 62:21 | Views: 2,074 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.85 / 7

If you have influence with at least one person – that makes you a leader. Becoming the leader you want to be is part of what we will look at during this session. We’ll supply the tools to establish, elevate, and sustain your leadership strategy as the #1 business priority and make it the #1 employee benefit in your organization. A culture of leadership does both.


Tips for Improving PMOs Value

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
May 03, 2017 | 60:35 | Views: 1,226 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.88 / 7

In this webinar, the author applies concepts of strategic planning, change management and soft skills development, to provide a practical approach to increase PMO's value, helping to change perceptions such as "being a process cop", to create a culture where the stakeholders understand the value of the project management and become evangelists of the best practices.


Turn Your Employees into Star Performers

by Nicola McCrabbe
April 26, 2017 | 60:36 | Views: 2,033 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.82 / 7

Is someone on your team not performing to expectations? This webinar will provide practical tips and strategies that you can start using right away to turn individual employees into Star Performers.


Communication Issues and Solutions for Project Implementation

by Muhammad Aslam Mirza
April 25, 2017 | 66:13 | Views: 1,696 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.21 / 7

Do you understand your team and know how to shape your communication so that you are properly heard and understood for the advancement of project implementation? This webinar will tackle common communication issues and how to resolve them to move your project ahead.


Managing Remote Teams for Success

by Dana Brownlee
April 20, 2017 | 59:29 | Views: 2,708 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.60 / 7

Our workplace has certainly changed and one of the most obvious illustrations of this is the prevalence of non-traditional work environments. This workshop provides specific best practices and tips for how to effectively support remote team members, how to build a sense of camaraderie and maintain high levels of motivation without the luxury of the traditional face to face work environment.


Project HEADWAY: Consulting Is Everyone's Job

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
April 20, 2017 | 62:06 | Views: 1,105 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.82 / 7

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly debunks the myths of what it means to be a consultant, and makes that case that all of us play a consulting role. He explores the challenges of consulting effectively. Most importantly, he identifies strategies to become a better consultant, and provides techniques and insights to help become a better consultant to your clients, whoever they may be. We are all consultants, and consulting is everyone’s job. Join us, and learn how to be awesome at it.


BIM & Agile: Towards The Change

"BIM & Agile: Towards The Change" is a presentation that drafts the similarities between BIM (Building Information Modeling) and AGILE management in terms of values, processes and workflows. It concludes with thoughts on the Change Management needed in order to implement them in organizations.


Assessing Innovation Capability

by Gert Staal
April 18, 2017 | 59:09 | Views: 1,633 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.42 / 7

Gert Staal explains how innovation capability can be assessed. This is the 4th webinar in the series.


Quantity Tracking System (Green Projects)

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by Stefano Pittaluga

This template is built for construction project control managers who need to keep track of quantities installed onsite and—with the same tool—produce a weekly/monthly report that supplies management with quantitative feedback about project status.


Waterfall vs. Agile

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by Jonathan Donado

This introductory PDF presentation covers the two basic and most popular methodologies in project management: waterfall (which might be more properly called the "traditional" approach), and agile, a specific type based on a combination of an iterative and incremental process with a focus on customer satisfaction by rapid delivery of a working product.



PMK Debate: Hail to the Micromanager

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Is there any redeemable quality of the micro-manager? Can it be argued that there are circumstances that call for micro-management and that it is not always bad? In the business world micromanagers have a bad reputation but is it really deserved? This episode of the PM Debate Podcast explores micromanagement to determine if it is at all necessary on some projects. Listen to the debate and take part in the online discussion.


PM Debate: Percent complete is not a good indicator of project status

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Measuring project performance has always been a challenging task. Many approaches exist to determine how close the project is to being done. Project manager use this information to identify issues, remove obstacles, and find root causes of delays and slippage. But is percent complete an effective measure of performance? Percent complete its ability to reflect progress is the focus of this episode's debate.


PM Debate: Percent complete is not a good indicator of project status

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Measuring project performance has always been a challenging task. Many approaches exist to determine how close the project is to being done. Project manager use this information to identify issues, remove obstacles, and find root causes of delays and slippage. But is percent complete an effective measure of performance?


Weekly Project Planner

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by Chirag Sheth

This simple project planner is for PMs to manage their IT/non-IT project schedules. Project managers just need to enter requirement/module names and estimated hours for each, define weekly deliverables by entering hours into each cell, and highlight them with a different color to generate a visually helpful planner.


PM Debate: On troubled projects it is better to bail out than to double down

podCast
by Philip R. Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Recognizing a project is in trouble may be easy but deciding what to do about it is a whole lot more complicated. Similarly it might be easy to put a stop to a project that has no business justification, dealing with a poorly performing project is a different story. Is it better to stop the project and restart it again, or is it better to push forward to keep the momentum?


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