Project Management

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Do You Have the Personality to Be a Good PM?

by Andy Jordan

What makes a successful project manager? What does the ideal PM look like? The answers might surprise you, as there is so much more to project management than the stereotypical traits we all assume we need to excel at.

Stakeholder Management

Influencing Stakeholders: Three Mistakes You Must Avoid

by Vivian Hairston Blade

To be a person of influence requires a shift in perspective about what influence is and how it works. Rather than a one-time act of manipulation, think of influence as a way of life.

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2022 CIO Success Guide: Where Do We Go From Here?

by Michael Wood

The old mantra “do more with less” could be just around the corner. The level of uncertainty is paramount for organizations, and there is not a one-size-fits-all strategy that CIOs can follow. Where do CIOs go as a painful 2021 ends and 2022 promises more of the same?

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The Impact of Technology on Project Execution & Values

by Lenka Pincot, Manoel Branco Pedro, Chintan Oza, Monica Mancini, Brighton Chiwera

The adaptation and implementation of new technologies and business strategies has become a major organizational challenge. Here we look at how proper utilization of a wide skill set within the project management discipline can help.


How To Run a Project as a Volunteer PM

by Michael Wood

As a volunteer PM, how do you go about helping an organization develop its own project management capabilities? The answer: Carefully. Here is an approach you might find useful.


Facing Cancer as a Project

by Stratis Telloglou

Some of the skills this project manager acquired over the years helped him manage the most difficult project of his life, one that is ongoing. Here he shares some of the lessons learned during his journey.


Giving Back to PMI Members with Bonus Content on PMIstandards+™

by PMI

PMIstandards+™ is a digital companion that provides quick access to the PMBOK® Guide, other PMI standards and guides, and exclusive content to help you on the job. And with the end of 2021 approaching, we want to thank our members by giving you something extra!


What Is the Best CD Operating Model for Your Organization?

by Mario Trentim, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP

Experimenting with citizen developer solutions fosters innovation—and also raises concerns. In this article, we focus on the PMI Citizen Developer™ Maturity Model, starting with the three main CD operating models: competency center, community of practice, and hybrid.


North Pole, We Have a Problem

by Andy Jordan

2021 represents one of the most challenging seasons Santa and his team have ever experienced, from the pandemic to supply change problems and pricing. Here’s a report direct from the front lines (or at least the North Pole).


Principles for Adapting to New Pressures on Organizational Culture

by Joe Wynne

After nearly two years of a pandemic, workers are being more selective in where and how they work. Simultaneously, many employers are preparing to move workers “back to the office.” Be prepared to make the best of adapting to these new pressures.


The Do's and Don'ts of Volunteering

by Andy Jordan

Philanthropy is an important tool for groups to get things done, but project managers and organizations need to approach it in the right way. Here are three key guidelines to follow, along with some do's and don'ts.


4 Ways Volunteering Will Make You a Better Project Manager for the New Normal

by Mayte Mata-Sivera, Yasmina Khelifi
December 17, 2021 | 59:34 | Views: 6,516 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.40 / 5

We’ll share our stories and insights on how volunteering has helped us to become better project managers. We were convinced volunteering was not for us and yet, these rich human experiences have turned us into passionate volunteers, thanks to the incredible learning we can gain.


Project HEADWAY: Making Mentoring Actually Work

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
December 16, 2021 | 62:13 | Views: 4,241 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.64 / 5

Mentoring programs can work, but there are some fundamental pre-conditions for success. Where those are met, the outcomes can be extraordinary. Where they are not, the effort can fall flat on its face. If you are being asked to mentor, are hoping to be mentored or are trying to get a mentoring program to thrive—or at least move forward—in your organization, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.


The Agile Enterprise: What’s Next?

by Stelian Roman
December 16, 2021 | 57:51 | Views: 6,647 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Agile, the approach that was created to replace Lean Six Sigma in 1970, is now 'scaling-up' by reverting to Lean Practices like Kanban, Theory of Constraints, Voice of Customer, Kaizen, etc. Agile Manufacturing started decades before the Software development versions of Agile, and it is still ahead. Looking at the achievements and evolution of Agile Manufacturing, we can hopefully forecast how the popular version of Agile introduced by the Manifesto for Agile Software Development will evolve. This webinar is a comparison of Enterprise Agile used in Manufacturing and other business domains, like Construction and Health, with the team-based Agile used in Software development.


Procurement Management – Important Concepts in Partner Selection

by Manish Mohandas
December 10, 2021 | 60:24 | Views: 4,635 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.43 / 5

As any Project Management professional would appreciate, Procurement Management is an important element of managing complex projects. In his webinar in November 2020 (Titled “Procurement Management – a review of Important concepts”), Manish had discussed important concepts of Procurement management. Based on the feedback received from the previous webinar he has attempted to cover various aspects of selection of suppliers, contractors, consultants and other vendors (addressed as partners in general). The concepts of identifying and shortlisting partners based on technical competence and financial capability etc. will be discussed. Further the aspect of assessment of bid capacity for a particular project based on the partner’s position at any given point in time will also be discussed. These concepts will be discussed with examples and case studies. This webinar should help the Project Management professionals select the right partners to enable an efficient and effective procurement for their projects.


How to Jumpstart Your Project Management Career

by Anju Aggarwal
December 08, 2021 | 60:15 | Views: 3,574 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

If you lack formal project management training, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with this new responsibility. What accidental project managers often need, is a fast-track learning program to give them the necessary confidence to see projects through to a successful delivery. They need to grow critical project management competencies and learn how to overcome the biggest challenges on projects. I will share 10 steps to jumpstart your PM career, without worrying too much about the nitty-gritty of PM. When starting out, these tips will make a big difference in your experience. If you are considering a career in project management, this webinar provides 10 tips for success in your PM career. Whether you are handling your first project as an accidental project manager or simply wish to achieve higher levels of success in your next project, this webinar is an ideal match for you.


Little Disciplined Agile Fixes for Big Product Owner Challenges

by Andrew Burns
December 07, 2021 | 60:56 | Views: 7,811 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

Disciplined Agile comes forward with a tool kit full of possibilities limited only by a practitioner’s creativity. Come to this session to learn a facilitation pattern for acting on large scale Retrospective feedback. Leave this session realizing that agile’s fast-failure ideas are fine, but Disciplined Agile’s succeed-sooner philosophy delivers faster learning cycles and Business Value more rapidly.


Ask Us Anything - PMI Certification Offerings through the Certification Framework!

by Alicia Burke, Glenn Farrow, Joe Falu, Robert Maiale, Sylvia Rivera, Tina Pierson, Kim Marcelliano, Nancy Huebner
December 03, 2021 | 54:11 | Views: 1,217 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.55 / 5

In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will provide an overview of PMI’s Certification offerings through the Certification Framework. PMI was founded by volunteers in 1969 and since then has provided certifications and credentials to allow individuals to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Today’s employment market has been impacted by the disruption of traditional business models due to the continued move to a project oriented economy and global events impacting supply chains and the way individuals work. No longer does the ‘corporate ladder’ meet the needs of employees. The Certification Framework provides a view of the more ‘squiggly’ career paths that are coming into focus now and should be with us in the future. In this session, the Certification team will introduce and describe the breadth of products available and provide an opportunity for you to interact with the Product Owners. If you are interested in learning more about possible next steps in the profession, this webinar will be a must-attend event for you.


The Agile Enterprise: Certifications - Are They Necessary?

by Stelian Roman
December 02, 2021 | 56:55 | Views: 5,762 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.56 / 5

There are hundreds of different Agile Certifications from competing organizations. Even the authors of the Scrum Framework decided to have separate certifications, and later to create various levels. Due to its popularity, the Scrum Master role transcended the Scrum Framework and is now included in many other frameworks - even when those frameworks don't include a Scrum team. This webinar is a cost/benefit analysis of how Agile Certifications can help project delivery, offering examples of when a certification helps and what a Project Manager should look for when choosing a certification.


International Meeting Planner

PREMIUM deliverable
by Brent Baldwinson

Now more than ever, it's challenging to schedule meetings that cater to workers in multiple time zones. The International Meeting Planner helps you choose the optimal time for your international meetings based on the number of attendees—and the local time—in each time zone. The red-amber-green color coding shows you (and the team) at a glance how friendly (or unfriendly) a suggested meeting time is for up to nine time zones.


Project HEADWAY: Making Mentoring Actually Work

PREMIUM presentation
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

If you are being asked to mentor, are hoping to be mentored or are trying to get a mentoring program to thrive—or at least move forward—in your organization, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.



Project HEADWAY: Management Buy-in Is Necessary, But Not Sufficient

PREMIUM presentation
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

In gaining traction in any change, senior management support is required. But what that looks like, what is needed and what actually works is often far different than most people think. Yes there needs to be senior management buy-in, but there needs to be so much more if change is going to work. If you manage change and struggle with how to get support and traction, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.


Agile Concepts: User Stories

PREMIUM presentation
by Kirthi Karkera

This presentation covers the three components of a user story (cards, conversation, confirmation) along with seven important attributes—and helps illustrate how to create one.




Risk/Technical Grid: Suitability Assessment for Citizen Development (Part 2 of 3)

deliverable
by PMI

The Suitability Assessment is one process that falls under the Project Delivery component of the Citizen Development Canvas. Our free guide to the Risk/Technical grid will walk you through the main steps you will need to undertake in order to assess if your project is a suitable fit for citizen development or not.


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