Career Development

Project Management Tattoos That Don’t Wash Off (Part 1)

by Roger Kent, PMP, PMI-ACP

Getting a tattoo is an act of meaning. You get “inked” to help you remember something: an idea, a person, an inspiration. What PM tattoos should you consider to help you on your road to success?

Agile

How to Get the Most Out of Education Events for Distributed Teams

by Mark Kilby

While both training and teaching are a necessity, they should not be the sole purpose of bringing together a distributed team for an education-based event. That’s because teaching and training alone miss out on the benefits of mingling and socialization.

Risk

Why Do Projects Fail?

by Arvind Kumar

The only way that companies can get better at performing projects is by learning from projects they have carried out. Here, the author looks to provide insight on the multiple reasons for project failure—and how project managers and upper-level management can minimize them.

Risk

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How an Award Winning Project Stopped Nuclear Waste from Threatening the Environment

by Lorelie Kaid, Sebastien Guillot
June 06, 2018 | 57:30 | Views: 3,231 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

In 2012, tank AY-102 was found to be leaking nuclear waste. In order to remediate the threat of potential hazardous materials leaking into the environment, the tank needed to be replaced quickly! The Hanford Double Shell Tank AY-102 Recovery Project successfully transferred nuclear waste into a double shell tank for safe storage with no safety issues, ahead of schedule, and US$8.7 million under budget. This project was the winner of the 2017 PMI Project of the Year Award. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.

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Do You Know When Your Project Is in Trouble?

by Andy Jordan

One of the biggest challenges for new project managers is figuring out when things have gone off the rails early enough to do something about it. What are minor annoyances that can be ignored, and what are major “gotchas” that can derail any chance of success? How do you tell the difference?


Topic Teasers Vol. 107: Quick Reporting for Agile and Waterfall Hybrid Teams

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

Question: My latest project has me working with a traditional team while I’m leading an agile one. It does its reporting on Microsoft Project, but frankly it will really hold us back if we have to do heavy documentation. Is there a quick workaround for this type of hybrid situation?


AI: Friend or Foe?

by Kevin Coleman

With its rapid growth, it’s a sure bet that artificial intelligence projects are about to become much more common. But all views of AI are not coming up roses.


Most Project Managers Make Lousy Scrum Masters

by Anthony Mersino, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, PSPO

Though it may sound tough or critical, the reality for this author is that most project managers make lousy scrum masters. The good news for those of you who are great project managers is that it is possible to be a great scrum master as well. Here are some tips...




Lessen Up!

by Andy Jordan

Too many organizations approve more projects than they can reliably deliver. They need an integrated view of all projects that goes beyond the large scale transformation initiatives to include smaller, often hidden efforts. Then they can better prioritize, manage and commit to a realistic work volume.


Making Transformation Stick

by Bob Thomas and Sarah Coleman

Organizations spend huge amounts of money and effort on change initiatives, but sustaining the new ways remains a formidable challenge. How do we ensure transformation is supported for the long-term? Here are four critical elements that encompass learning, design and planning, leadership and mindset.



How To Manage a General Data Protection Regulation Project

by Michael Boyle 
May 30, 2018 | 60:38 | Views: 2,126 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.52 / 5

On the 25th of May, the European Union will start enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).This webinar will provide you with a high-level description of GDPR and will continue to describe what effect this has for projects, programs and portfolios that deal with the processing of personal data of anyone who is residing in the EU.


Les bureaux de projets

by Benoit Lalonde, Isabelle legault
May 23, 2018 | 60:04 | Views: 258 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.24 / 5

L’objectif général de ce module est de développer les compétences des participants pour concevoir et implanter un ou des BdP adaptés à la réalité dynamique des organisations.



Project HEADWAY: It’s About The People, Stupid

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
May 17, 2018 | 64:10 | Views: 3,711 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

Executives and managers get excited about transformation. Whether that’s about developing a digital strategy, championing improvements or finding efficiencies, change efforts abound. The promises made are significant, and the investments are large as well. Every change effort succeeds or fails, however, based on the support of people. Explore the strategies that can actually make your transformation successful.


7 Strategies for Attaining Mastery

by Christopher Cook
May 15, 2018 | 62:14 | Views: 4,671 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.04 / 5

Mastery is a journey, not a destination. The seven strategies for mastery in this presentation describe different pathways to take on your journey to mastery in the project management profession.


Welcome to Reality – Surviving the Deadly Divide Between Pre-Sale and Post-Sale

by Kimberly Johnson, Brian Cohn, Randall Iliff
May 15, 2018 | 57:36 | Views: 4,082 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

The PM community has great models for how projects should work, and a wealth of good advice on how to make basically sound programs and portfolio management more effective. Unfortunately the business of selling PM effort is often in conflict with the profession of delivering PM services. We see this in the form of impossible deadlines, unrealistic promises, and estimates based on client budget rather than true cost of execution. In this session we’ll explain why this enormous problem continues to exist, show you how to assess the resulting risk on your own project / program / portfolio effort, and share proven strategies you can apply to minimize the impact. Every PM, regardless of experience or skill level, will benefit from this session.


Preventing Groupthink in Project Teams

by Michael Perdunn
May 10, 2018 | 62:31 | Views: 4,362 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.49 / 5

This webinar will explore the concept of Groupthink and its effect on team, the warning signs that Groupthink is taking hold in your team, and what a project manager can do to prevent Groupthink.


Requirements Register

PREMIUM deliverable
by Michael Ala

Stay on top of your requirements with this collection of registers. Included here are registers that allow you to log requirements, risks, assumptions, lessons learned, stakeholders and handoffs.


Requirements Status Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Elok Robert Tee

This Requirements Status Log template provides a quick way to record requirements using macro-enabled Excel worksheets, and to track progress or status of each captured requirement throughout a project (or project phase).


WBS for Business Intelligence Projects

PREMIUM deliverable
by Priyanka Jain

This template provides a work breakdown structure for business intelligence projects and for requirement effort estimation for a waterfall methodology-based project or user story estimation for an agile-based project.


Portfolio Management Worksheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This Excel file offers a simple approach for the identification and selection of projects to be included in a company’s portfolio. It’s organized by steps, with an objective process leading to a final list of projects. The core of the process is a company-shared scorecard based on a limited list of strategies, each of them having its own score interpretation.


Modele de Charte de Projet (Guide PMBOK®—Sixième Édition)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Kamal Toure

A un niveau supérieur, la charte du projet permet aux parties prenantes de bien comprendre les principaux livrables, les jalons, ainsi que les rôles et les responsabilités de chaque personne participant au projet.


Project Progress Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Paulo Laurentino

This log in Excel allows you to enter start and finish dates for tasks to give you a snapshot of project progress, and also creates a Gantt Chart based on the data for a quick and simple visual representation.


Weekly Status Report (Multiple Projects)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Dinah Young

Use this Excel sheet to keep track of the status of multiple projects. You can log project state, assigned staff, next steps and more.


Activity Completion Report (Korean Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable

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