Innovation

The Evolution of a Great Idea

by Christopher Cook

What happens when you have an innovative idea, but nobody can see your vision? From doubters and skeptics to champions and supporters, welcome to the evolution of a great idea.

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Topic Teasers Vol. 103: Managing Personal Motivation

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

Question: I’m sorry, but some days I hate mornings. I come into work and have so much to do, but I just can’t get myself started. My work is interesting, I have plenty to do and I like my team; it’s just that some days I have absolutely no motivation. How embarrassing that I lead others, but many mornings I can’t lead myself to get busy with productive work. Thoughts?

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Control Freaks, Queen Bees and Workplace Saboteurs: Preventing, Managing and Eliminating your Project Nightmare

by Paul Pelletier, LL.B., PMP
November 28, 2017 | 60:04 | Views: 1,952 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.29 / 7

Research shows that more than 70% of workers have been impacted by disrespectful workplace behavior. Disrespect comes in many forms: rudeness, sabotage, gossip, bullying, harassment, ignoring, demeaning, controlling and the list goes on. Regardless of the type, bad behavior poisons the work environment. Its impact is enormous: disengagement; loss of creativity and productivity; and sick leave, benefit and turnover costs. It not only creates dysfunctional workplaces, it can impact your project, clients, reputation and bottom line. Fortunately, there are many proactive, preventative measures that you can take to manage disrespect. With many tools and an action plan, everyone in your workplace can create an effective strategy to prevent, manage and eliminate your workplace nightmare.

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2017年12月現在の日本語訳付き資料の一覧

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2017年12月までに新たに追加された日本語訳付き資料の一覧です。ご活用ください。 ■新着のウェビナー (1) 失敗プロジェクトの増加に歯止めをかける -プログラムまたはプロジェクト・マネジャーのリーダーシップとしての役割 https://www.projectmanagement.com/videos/324701/Reversing-the-Trend-of-Failed-P ...





Performance Management Stinks! - Here's an Agile Way to do It! (Japanese Translation)

by Sally Elatta

おおげさに聞こえるかもしれませんが、パフォーマンス評価の時間というのは誰にとっても恐ろしいものなのです!なぜこのプロセスが苦痛なのでしょう?もし、あなたのチームがアジャイルチームならば、マネジャーの役割が大きく変わるため、パフォーマンス評価に必要となる完璧な情報が得られないこともあり、この苦痛はさらに耐え難いものになってゆきます。このセッションでは、このテーマについて詳しく説明し、アジャイル方式の採用を拡大する組織のパフォーマンス管理について考えるための、新しいアジャイルな方法を共有します。


The Dynamic Progress Method: A New Alternative to the Critical Path Method (Japanese Translation)

by J. Chris White

クリティカル・パス・メソッド(CPM)が1950年代に導入されたので、プロジェクト見積もりと計画における最新のイノベーションについて学びましょう。その当時CPMは大幅に改善されましたが、しかし今では現在の単純化されたCPMのアプローチではとても不十分です。今日のプロジェクトはより大規模で複雑化しており、より厳密なアプローチが求められています。CPMを使うことにより、リソースはタスク期間と切り離され、現実的なプロジェクト計画を立案することを困難または不可能にします。CPMでは「期間」はインプットです。


Lessons Learned: Brainstorming, It's Not What You Think It Is

by Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM, Roger Firestien, PhD

Brainstorming is a recognized idea-generating tool and it certainly has a home in project management. The more ideas you generate, the greater your chances are of coming up with good ideas. Follow these guidelines for a productive brainstorming session.


Scheduling: Walk Before You Run

by Guilherme Calôba, PMP

When it comes to scheduling, you cannot do advanced tasks before covering the basics. Most people want to do PERT analyses and critical path sensitivities, Monte Carlo simulations and applications of earned value techniques. Those tools can be helpful in providing guidance for better decision making, but a lot of ground must be covered first.


The Do's and Don'ts of DFMEA

by Nenad Pesic

Failure mode and effect analysis is one of the first structured techniques of failure analysis. Here we look at general information about FMEA and a closer look at Design FMEA—with defined steps, useful questions and tips, as well as pitfalls to avoid.


Take It Personal: Value-based Culture

by Andy Jordan

By giving focus to the personal value that individuals bring to the business, organizations show that the people are as important as their work. This value-based culture improves productivity, morale and commitment, but it doesn't get built on slogans.


Agile What? Learn as You Go

by Ron Fulmer, PMP

This article shares a real-time learning experience in agile software development methodology during project execution. The author offers insights into project challenges, lessons learned and success realized, referencing the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and agile principles.


Delivering Complex Data

by Esther Choy

Clear, concise communication is key to the success of any project, but when you're trying to share and explain complex, data-rich information it becomes a greater challenge to run efficient meetings that don't confuse or frustrate participants. Here are three tips to help.


How to Innovate with Sustainability Goals in Mind

by Gert Staal
November 28, 2017 | 51:50 | Views: 1,822 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.89 / 7

Particularly if you wish to connect innovation objectives with sustainability ambitions, this webinar explains the core concepts behind sustainability and where they fit in. Make a connection between your sustainability and innovation goals using the Innovation Management Maturity Model. Key findings and conclusion. Last round of Q&A sessions for the series.




Benefits Map: What Is It, Why You Need It, and How You Create It

by Jagjivan Matharu
November 16, 2017 | 60:52 | Views: 1,355 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.59 / 7

In the context of benefits management a comment was recently made that a benefit map was the most valuable tool, but is often misunderstood and/or misused. Benefits maps can be the most valuable tool in the benefits management toolkit which can provide a huge amount of value - if done correctly.


Project HEADWAY: Managing Project Politics

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
November 16, 2017 | 65:03 | Views: 1,535 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.14 / 7

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores the reality of politics in our projects: where it comes from, what it means and how it is often perceived. More importantly, he reframes politics as a necessary—and even useful—driver in the project management process. Rather than seeing politics as unwelcome interference, there is an opportunity to view politics as a fundamental way of exercising influence, managing expectations and engaging in action. Finally, he provides guidance, structure and a thinking framework in order to engage with, manage and influence the political processes orbiting and shaping your projects. We all engage in politics. This presentation is an essential guide to reframing how we think about and perceive politics, and what effective political behavior actually looks like. Make sure to join us.


Using the Project Management Dot to Connect the Leadership and Management Dots

by Eric Wright
November 15, 2017 | 62:02 | Views: 831 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.62 / 7

Military Veterans are formally trained and constantly assessed on their ability to form, lead, and coach high-performing teams to deliver successful temporary endeavors and their unique goods, services, results, and capabilities. That’s right! This means they're project managers, most of them just don't know it!


Benefits of Using Supplier Integration in New Product Development

by Frederick McPherson, Milos Tipsarevic
November 14, 2017 | 56:09 | Views: 797 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.34 / 7

Supplier Integration is an important tool and process for any firm that is looking to optimize the financial performance of their projects. We should not engage all suppliers the same way since they all have various core competencies that are more or less valuable to us.


Microsoft Project and Agile: Apples and Oranges?

by Bob Tyler
November 09, 2017 | 59:40 | Views: 1,993 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.60 / 7

Microsoft Project on the desktop has often been characterized as a tool suitable only for waterfall projects. Anything iterative or Agile cannot be done using Microsoft Project. Please join Bob Tyler as he proves these claims false!


Assess Value of Going Agile (Japanese Translation)

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あなたの組織において、アジャイル・トランスフォーメーションが最も価値を生み出すのはどこだろう。おそらく、ビジネス状況が急速に変化している分野や、顧客やステークホルダーがサービスや製品の継続的な改善を期待している分野であろう。ここでは、アジャイル・アプローチから最も利益を得ることができる分野を、より明確にするために役立つ演習を紹介する。


Earned Value and Earned Schedule Analysis Worksheet

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by Wilko Reinck

This Excel sheet performs the calculation for earned value and earned schedule analysis. The forecast resulting from all KPIs [time-based SPI, CPI, CPI (internal), CPI (external) and WPI] is calculated based on the different forecast methods proposed by A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The user can choose which method shall be used for each KPI.


Issue Log

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by Stefan de Vries

This document can be used to keep track of any issues that arise during the project. It is advisable to keep track of such issues, especially if they can not be solved quickly, or if many issues arise in a short time. Also, it is recommendable not to remove any documented issues once they are solved.


Project Handoff Checklist

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by Stephane Parent

As projects are being kicked off and targeted for a specific release, the product team uses project lifecycle milestones to gauge the progress of a project, its ability to integrate into the product and its risks to the release itself. The following document outlines the key deliverables that are required to be completed by the projects at the end of three gates (requirements, development and project testing cut-offs).


PM Podcast 406: Leading Projects Without Authority

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by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, Jeff Kissinger

You've been there, right? You've managed a project where nobody on the team reported to you. But what can a project manager do to succeed other than beg borrow or steal in this situation?


PM for Social Good® Open House Program Guide

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by PMIEF

The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation is honored to partner with ProjectManagement.com to share an Open House event around the theme of project managers giving back. We're speaking directly to the practitioner community to discuss how you can get involved. This Program Guide shares all you need to know to make the most out of your day—and your career!


PM podcast 405.2: The PMI-ACP Exam is Changing in 2018

podCast
by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, Alicia Burke

The Agile Practice Guide was released together with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition in September 2017. As a result the Project Management Institute (PMI)® wil implement a "lexicon update" to the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam om 26 March 2018. This is to ensure that exam lexicon is consistent with the new guide.


PM podcast 405.2: The PMI-ACP Exam is Changing in 2018

podCast
by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, Alicia Burke

The Agile Practice Guide was released together with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition in September 2017. As a result the Project Management Institute (PMI)® wil implement a "lexicon update" to the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam om 26 March 2018. This is to ensure that exam lexicon is consistent with the new guide.


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