PMO

Gaining PMO Experience

by Andy Jordan

How does PMO experience fit into a project management career? Who needs to spend time in a PMO? When, how often and what type of experience should it be?

Risk

The Risk Ruler and Group Decision

by Guilherme Calôba, PMP

One of the most important processes in the risk discipline is performing qualitative risk analysis. But how do you determine whether a given delay is low, medium or high? How do you build a scale...and how do you use a risk ruler?

Knowledge Shelf

X-Ray of the Project Portfolio With Design Thinking

by Lourdes Medina, PMP, PfMP, ITIL, CSM

Design thinking is a systematic approach to problem solving centered on customers and the capability to create a better future for them. In the portfolio management context, design thinking is applied to the design of business prototypes or corporate strategies and promotes innovation.

Talent

Don’t Bother Up-and-Coming Project Managers

by Christopher Cook

While you want to safeguard every movement and communication of new project managers, the best way for you to manage is to stand back and watch a few failures.

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Agile for Data Science

by Alexander Alexandrov
September 11, 2018 | 61:30 | Views: 1,733 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.11 / 5

This webinar aims to help end users understand how data projects different from other IT project. Identify common pitfalls and how agile practices and domain knowledge can help to drive and deliver data analytics projects successfully. Introduce industry standards and explain why we have to implement and use multiple technical and management frameworks and show the benefits of using them on a daily basis. Provide some useful insights that will make planning and estimation easier and deliver value to the business and the end user.

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Intelligent Deviation

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

There’s a very interesting thing that happens when organizations get to the point where they have a formal process to do something: They expect everyone to follow it. And that's a mistake.


Aspectos Clave En La Gestión De Proyectos De Mejora Continua

by Alfredo Alexis Devenin Vera

En las plantas productivas, la implementación de métodos de mejora y optimización basados en la participación del personal de operación y mantenimiento, a través de grupos de mejora continua, constituyen una fuente de generación de proyectos de ingeniería de planta, cuya implementación, bien gestionada, puede lograr un impacto significativo en el desempeño y resultados de una Planta. ¿Cuáles son las fuentes de generación de estos proyectos y cuales son las claves para poder gestionarlas correctamente y así poder crear y capturar valor para la organización?


X-Ray of the Project Portfolio With Design Thinking

by Lourdes Medina, PMP, PfMP, ITIL, CSM

Design thinking is a systematic approach to problem solving centered on customers and the capability to create a better future for them. In the portfolio management context, design thinking is applied to the design of business prototypes or corporate strategies and promotes innovation.


Don’t Bother Up-and-Coming Project Managers

by Christopher Cook

While you want to safeguard every movement and communication of new project managers, the best way for you to manage is to stand back and watch a few failures.


Gaining PMO Experience

by Andy Jordan

How does PMO experience fit into a project management career? Who needs to spend time in a PMO? When, how often and what type of experience should it be?


Running an Efficient Beta Program

by Sandhya Gupta

In school, this practitioner was taught to think about the “5Ws and H” when writing. He applied the same principle to developing and executing beta programs—which improved efficiency. Keep these basics in mind for your next testing endeavor.


The Risk Ruler and Group Decision

by Guilherme Calôba, PMP

One of the most important processes in the risk discipline is performing qualitative risk analysis. But how do you determine whether a given delay is low, medium or high? How do you build a scale...and how do you use a risk ruler?


Small Changes to Waterfall Can Bring Significant Results

by Joe Wynne

Adding a new PM process to an existing waterfall methodology can be time/resource intensive—and not have immediate support. Some practical changes can bring about project benefits that everyone can enjoy.


Project HEADWAY: Yes, You Can Deviate From the Process

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
September 20, 2018 | 62:24 | Views: 327 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the value and relevance of process, as well as the circumstances where we need to adapt, evolve or deviate from the practices as they exist. He explores the basis for how processes are defined, how they evolved, and how we practically engage with them. Most importantly, he identifies the circumstances where established processes get in the way, and strategies and approaches by which to engage in responsible deviation.


Change Success: Driving Outcomes that Matter

by michelle yanahan
September 19, 2018 | 61:21 | Views: 297 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.98 / 5

How does your organization define project success? In order for a project to be truly successful it must deliver its anticipated ROI/business objectives.


Intrinsic Motivation: Team Mastery for Managers

September 18, 2018 | 59:14 | Views: 434 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

Much research and many popular books have been directed toward understanding the pursuit and achievement of mastery. A common understanding has emerged that mastery is more directly dependent upon the amount of time devoted toward deliberate practice. In mature skill areas, mastery can require 10,000 hours or more of deliberate practice. An organization or team filled with members who are committed toward achieving mastery is both desirable and elusive regardless of the industry or field. The key to achievement of mastery on an organizational or team level is individual motivation. Historically, most motivational research and advice has focused on extrinsic motivation. Recently, research has focused more and more on the power of intrinsic motivation. Intrinsically motivating teams can seem complicated and even contradictory. However, understanding the practical sources of intrinsic motivation can help managers apply the principles to real-world situations and increase their team’s drive to achieve mastery.


What Is Wrong with Benefits Realization?

by Dmitry Ilenkov
September 13, 2018 | 60:46 | Views: 122 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.27 / 5

Too often we think of project management in the context of "doing projects right", but it does not really work. We have to do the right projects first and make sure the desired outcomes do contribute to the company strategy realization. Benefits realization management (BRM) can be a good solution to align project management with company strategy. There are some common mistakes, which companies make in BRM, and some action points to avoid them and improve the situation.


Change Management using The Living Organization Approach

by Vitaly Geyman
September 05, 2018 | 61:50 | Views: 870 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.53 / 5

In today’s Volatile Unpredictable Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environment, leaders that want to deliver extraordinary results, require a fundamentally different approach to change management.


Project HEADWAY: Rethinking PM Education

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
August 23, 2018 | 61:24 | Views: 3,377 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

For all that we know about education, and all of the training providers that exist, the training landscape for project managers is surprisingly uniform. There are introductory courses. There are certification programs. There is the school of hard knocks. And there is… not a whole lot else. But if we’re serious about project management gaining traction, we need to develop beyond the basics. This presentation explores what it takes to develop the whole project manager.


Ethical Decision–Making Research for Global Teams

by Alan Richter, Leah Brophy, Lily Murariu
August 10, 2018 | 56:04 | Views: 9,483 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

This workshop is based on a global survey (>3400), consisting of ten scenarios describing common ethical quandaries and the response that respondents made. Demographic Questions were also included. Participants will have the option to participate by using the polling feature to respond to these situations and observe the ways in which diversity influenced their decisions. Participants will understand the relationship between values, ethics and decision making and recognize the impact that ethnicity, culture and other sociodemographic characteristics have in decisions on ethical issues.


June 2018 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - Practitioner's Guide to Program Management

by Tolitha Lewis, Irene Didinsky
August 10, 2018 | 61:34 | Views: 2,123 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.25 / 5

Programs serve as a crucial link between strategy and the execution of business results and organizations implement them to achieve strategic goals. Although the practice of program management has evolved in lockstep with the project management profession, the root causes of program failure remain. In this step-by-step guide, Irene Didinsky offers a standardized approach to program management, closing the knowledge gaps and variations that currently exist across organizations and industries.


Project HEADWAY: Yes, You Can Deviate From the Process

PMI MEMBER-ONLY presentation
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the value and relevance of process, as well as the circumstances where we need to adapt, evolve or deviate from the practices as they exist. He explores the basis for how processes are defined, how they evolved, and how we practically engage with them. Most importantly, he identifies the circumstances where established processes get in the way, and strategies and approaches by which to engage in responsible deviation.


Resource Plan Template

deliverable
by Kristine Villalon

This template can help project managers define how many hours per month and per week a resource is utilized and available throughout all phases of a project. It can be easily tailored and aligned for projects of all sizes.


Project Status Update (Single Slide)

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by Mayte Mata-Sivera

This definitive one-slide status report for projects gives a simple yet effective visual representation for team members. This report was created based on IT Implementations, but it can be used/tailored to other projects.


Deployment Plan

deliverable
by Kristine Villalon

This template can help project managers plan key planning and customer activities in preparation for go-live. It can be easily tailored for deployment planning for projects of all sizes.


Event Management Worksheets

deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

Use this set of Excel sheets and accompanying descriptions to help give a basic overview of management for an event. Included are a scoring sheet to help weight relevant criteria, and sheets for budgeting and planning. Each basic sheet must be adapted to suit your specific event and needs.


Meeting Template Package

deliverable
by Elok Robert Tee

This package contains templates and a checklist that can be used for project management meetings: an Attendance List, Assigned Task List, Status List, AOB (Any Other Business) Items for Chairperson (Out of Agenda), Documents Circulated or Received List, and a Meeting Checklist. You can assign attendees to take charge of each form.


Project Roles and Responsibilities Template

deliverable
by Kristine Villalon

This template provides a solid basis to help project managers define project roles and responsibilities. It can be easily tailored and aligned for projects of all sizes.


Project HEADWAY: Rethinking PM Education

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by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Whether you are advancing your own skills or oversee the development of others, this is a presentation you won't want to miss. No matter where you are in your project management career, this webinar is sure to provide a valued and useful perspective about education, skill development and maintaining the relevance of your project management expertise.


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