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All for One Backlog, One Backlog for All

by Bart Gerardi

Backlogs are typically prioritized by product folks, so developers can often feel disempowered, which can create disagreement and disharmony. But multiple or split backlogs aren't the solution. Here are better ways to ensure a collaborative environment and a proper outcome for all.

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My Stories Are Too Short...

by Rich Mironov

We bring a critical eye and analytics to customer-facing demands — what users say they want is not always what they want, or what’s good for them. We should bring the same perspective to team-level issues — what’s really going on? How can we collaboratively engage the team? Can we experiment rather than argue about who’s right?

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8 Techniques for Using Subcontractors That Deliver Effectively

by Latoya Morris, PMP

When you work with subcontractors, they become an extension of you to your clients and you want them to deliver quality and continue your good name and good standing. Subcontractors, just like employees, can either be a joy or a nightmare, but you can impact which it will be. This article provides eight techniques that deliver effectively.

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Project HEADWAY: Innovation Doesn’t Work The Way You Think It Does

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
February 21, 2019 | 65:44 | Views: 3,416 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly tackles the challenge of actually innovating—what it is, what it looks like and how to do it. You’ll learn how to bring innovative approaches into your life and work, and how to manage innovation projects.

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The 3 'As' That Drive Efficiencies in Software Projects

by Srikanth Ramachandran

What are some of the fundamental building blocks required in software projects? Things that can help position teams to adapt to changes quickly (including implementing the latest tech trends) and ultimately add value to business?


Emotional Intelligence for Project Leaders

by Syed Moize

Emotional Intelligence helps us to recognize, understand and manage or influence the emotions of others. When we practice emotional intelligence, we better our skills in understanding people, their opinions, behaviors, insecurities, strengths and weaknesses.


Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector

by Vinod Kumar Paidakula

As is the case with most technological implementations, government agencies are using artificial intelligence at a relatively smaller pace compared to the private sector. This article provides a basic understanding of AI, along with examples and insights on its use in the public sector.


Security in IT Project Management

by R. Sarma Danturthi, PhD, PMP

Security foundations for a project should be strongly laid in the initiation phase, preferably when the project charter is created and signed to document all possible risks, threat vectors and security loopholes, and should include conceivable remediation measures. Internal, external and technology-related risk are examined in alignment with project management processes.


Macro vs. Micro Innovations

by Al Taylor

Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes and can be categorized in many ways. In this article, the author suggests that one way to categorize it is to distinguish macro innovation from micro innovation.


The Vehicle of Technical Innovation

by Mike Donoghue

It’s easy to look at a commonplace or everyday technological device and forget how it was in its infancy. The evolution of the automobile gives us a prime example of how innovation can make a widespread difference.


What Makes You Successful?

by Andy Jordan

If we don’t understand what it is about the way we manage projects that is different from how others do it, then we can’t position ourselves to achieve that success. What is it that allows you to be more successful than anyone else?


Is There Something Going Wrong on Your Project? Look for System Behavioral Archetypes

by Lenka Pincot

System archetypes are reoccurring patterns of behavior that can be found in any type of organizational system. They serve us as effective tools to diagnose projects, identify and manage risks, and point out underlying structures that are signaling where fundamental decisions must be made in order to fix a root cause.


The Project Revolution: The Implications of the Silent Disruption That Is Taking Place and the New Skills Needed to Adapt

by Antonio Nieto
March 07, 2019 | 61:33 | Views: 832 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

By 2025, regardless of industry or sector, senior leaders and managers will spend at least 60% of their time selecting, prioritizing, and driving the execution of projects. In fact, soon "we will all become project leaders, but many of us are not prepared for this shift.” According to recent research, the number of individuals working in project-based roles will increase from 66 million (in 2017) to 88 million (forecast 2027). And the value of project-oriented economic activity worldwide will grow from $12 trillion (in 2013) to $20 trillion (forecast 2027). Those are millions of projects requiring millions of project leaders per year. In this landscape the percentage of work activities performed as part of projects is markedly increasing as projects are becoming the essential model to deliver change and create value around the world. The so-called gig economy is also driven by projects.


Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1)

by Ruth Pearce
March 06, 2019 | 61:19 | Views: 812 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Being a strengths-based project manager means playing to the strengths of those around us to build cohesive high-performing teams. In this session attendees will learn about the “aware-explore-apply” model of character strengths and how just knowing their own strengths will positively impact their teams and projects.


Visual Control Board for a Strategic PMO

by David Davis, Gideon Okonrende
February 28, 2019 | 61:23 | Views: 458 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.26 / 5

PMOs are an integral part an organization’s strategic plan for implementing improvement, keeping the business running, and directing change. The PMO has a wide range of responsibilities with a diverse set of stakeholders and an ever increasing demand for status. Thus, many PMOs are transforming into “Strategic PMOs” and assumed the role of defining the, and reporting the status of, the clear line of sight from Strategic Intent to Project Outcomes.


La gestion de projet à l’international - Enjeux selon les milieux de travail: Des ONGs à l'entreprise privée

by Alexandru Beg, Aliki Courmanopoulos, NICOLAS GAUVIN, Michèle Le Moëligou, Robert Nadeau
February 26, 2019 | 60:07 | Views: 423 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.25 / 5

Vous aimeriez en apprendre plus sur la gestion de projet à l’international et sur les enjeux que cela peut comporter? Ne manquez pas le webinaire du 26 février prochain! Quels sont les défis et les bonnes pratiques en gestion de projet à l’international? Quelle est la réalité de la gestion des parties prenantes dans le cadre de projets dans ce contexte? Au cours de ce webinaire, deux professionnels de la gestion de projet vous partageront leur parcours professionnel, ainsi que les expériences professionnelles qui leur ont servi de tremplins pour orienter leur carrière en gestion de projet à l’international. De la coopération internationale à l’entreprise privée, ils exploreront les défis auxquels ils ont fait face, ainsi que les bénéfices qu'ils en ont retirés. L’un oeuvrant pour une ONG internationale, l’autre pour une entreprise privée, ils effectueront une analyse de la gestion des parties prenantes dans le contexte professionnel respectif. Quelles compétences transférables sont nécessaires pour devenir gestionnaires de projets internationaux; comment faire face aux défis de la gestion de la diversité; comment travailler dans une optique d’empowerment des équipes locales; comment conjuguer sa propre adaptation à la vie à l’étranger et son travail, voilà des questions auxquelles nos panélistes répondront lors du webinaire.


Разработка и поддержка программного обеспечения - от каскадной модели к Аджайл

by Assylbek Zhumadyrov
February 21, 2019 | 63:10 | Views: 101 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

Экстремально высокий темп изменений в современном бизнесе и технологиях требует гибкого подхода управления. Именно здесь и приходит на помочь Аджайл. Рассмотрение практического кейса перехода от каскадной модели к аджайл в дочерней ИТ компании большой горнодобывающей корпорации • Почему каскадная модель провалилась? • Как управлять запросами пользователей в то время, когда количество пользователей постоянно растет, как и постоянно растет команда ИТ • Препятствия на пусти перехода от каскада к аджайлу (внутренние и внешние) • Как приоритезировать задачи и запросы. Секретная формула • Скрам или Канбан? Что лучше и когда?



Project Manager or Scrum Master? Is there a future for both roles?

by Stelian Roman
February 14, 2019 | 48:58 | Views: 2,355 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.30 / 5

For the past 15 years, the Scrum Master and Project Manager roles have coexisted well, especially in IT projects. From the very technical role that was part of the Software Development Team, the Scrum Master evolved into a new organizational role sometimes with a well-defined job description and with responsibilities that transcended the technical background from which it originated. Although the role was defined in the Scrum framework, the Scrum Master role is now present in other frameworks


Guide to Cultural Diversity for Project Managers

by Philippe Honore
February 12, 2019 | 60:32 | Views: 3,486 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

"Y'all need to RSVP ASAP, so we know if that site is RFI or not! I mean, that's like PMP101, you got me?" Because communication is paramount in Project Management, it is crucial for all stakeholders to understand your message. This webinar will expose participants to a variety of cultures - how we perceive them and how they perceive us. The presenter will share his own experience and the challenges he faced as a project manager in various countries in Europe and Africa. This presentation will provide the cultural diversity awareness necessary to better lead team members.



Resource Management Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Maeghun Bagayatkar

This sheet is intended to give project managers as well as functional managers a snapshot of over/under allocated resources in their team. This will help with better resource management as work can be moved between resources or additional resources can be requested.


Resource Loading Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This template allows you to upload resources to the activities of a program using a simple interface based on Excel; it produces a resource histogram. Included in the zip file are instructions, a sample template and a blank template.


Project HEADWAY: Innovation Doesn’t Work The Way You Think It Does

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

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly tackles the challenge of actually innovating—what it is, what it looks like and how to do it. You’ll learn how to bring innovative approaches into your life and work, and how to manage innovation projects.


PM Point of View #59: Psychometrics: Myers-Briggs and Beyond

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by Kendall Lott, David Cooper, Ray Linder, Hile Rutledge
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

Know thyself. Then know your teammates. A key component of effective project management is teamwork, but that’s not always easy when you bring together people representing a range of ages, backgrounds, and values. There are steps PMs can take to engender a harmonious and, consequently, a productive work environment.



Bug Forecasting Template

deliverable
by Steve Poessnecker

Project bugs and the forecasting of progress can be complex. An Excel spreadsheet can be employed to gauge the progress of the testing and resolution teams. Using this simplistic method in conjunction with test-estimation techniques can help the project manager determine the completion date for testing efforts. Use this template in conjunction with the article Software-Simplistic Prediction Model for Bug Forecasting.


Sample Decision Matrix

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by Charles Borrelli

Project teams are often faced with the need to quickly make decisions and are often called upon to defend and explain their decision-making process. A simple weighted matrix of choices can be a team-building activity and provide traceability for critical business decisions. This sample Matrix should be used in conjunction with the article Using a Decision Matrix for Group Problem Solving.


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