Career Development

Biggest Challenges for Beginner Project Managers

by Christopher Cook

You are a new project manager! You have spent years being on the outside—and now you are in those meetings about scheduling and where the project should go next. You start to realize how all these things can go wrong. Life in management isn't as glamorous as it appeared. What could some of the issues you are running up against in your new role be?

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April 27, 2017 | online

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Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

by Michael O'Brochta

Bad projects waste money and resources, divert attention from good projects, and sow doubt about organizational competence. Using project stories, this paper takes a look beyond why projects go bad to explore behaviors that contribute to keeping bad projects alive. Actions are provided that project managers can take to avoid being victimized by bad projects.

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Concerns for All Companies

by Júnior Rodrigues, MSc, PMP

The evolution of the digital age, automation and new energy technologies are elementary to future-oriented corporate management in the mechanical engineering sector—and will continue to gain increasing importance.


10 Principios Para la Gestion de Proyectos Exitosos

by Jose Gonzalez

El deseo de todo equipo de proyecto es cumplir con un proyecto exitoso, sin ingresar en los criterios de éxito dado que pueden diferir entre empresas hay diez principios que sugiero seguirlos.


5 Principios para la Gestión de Costo de un Proyecto

by Jose Gonzalez

Aquí presentaremos cincos puntos claves que sugerimos que sean tomados en cuenta durante el desarrollo de un Proyecto con el fin de maximizar la probabilidad de una correcta culminación del mismo.


Principios Para Una Gestion 360° de Riesgos

by Jose Gonzalez

El proceso de gestión de riesgo consta de 5 etapas que son cíclicas y que deben ser revisados de manera frecuente dado que las condiciones de los riesgos pueden cambiar en cualquier momento.


Agile: Adapt or Acquiesce?

by Naresh Saharya

How should a team calculate realistic velocity? How fast should a team go? The assumption of higher velocity points is a reality in agile projects, and the ability to adjust to the "right" velocity is a challenge posed to every agile team. Quickly adjusting the team velocity with respect to the sprint backlog is critical in accomplishing the delivery of the scope of the planned release.


Strategic Agile: It Doesn't Have to Be a Complex Model

by Andy Jordan

If agile is still considered a “hot” trend, then strategic-level agile has to be the hottest part. But what does that really mean? Are strategic agile approaches a bad idea, are they a good idea badly implemented...or is something else happening?


Establishing Scope

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Establishing the scope for a project is the first step. Unfortunately, many first steps are wrong and the project pays the price after a thousand steps have been taken. Take the time and effort to establish the scope correctly in the first place by following some important guidelines.


The Customer Communication Conflict

by Andy Jordan

When a project is nearing delivery and there are still problems, it’s time for “that” conversation—the one where it is determined how the less-than-perfect implementation is going to be positioned to the customer and users. What’s the project manager's (and team’s) accountability here?



Strategy Execution and the PMO

by Philip Diab
April 04, 2017 | 61:36 | Views: 1,863 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.76 / 7

Linking strategy thinking with doing presents a huge opportunity for project management both as a discipline and a profession to uniquely meet the strategy execution challenge. It is within this context that PMOs can step up to the plate and bridge the gap between crafting and delivering.



The Innovation Management Maturity Model’s Basic Components

by Gert Staal
March 28, 2017 | 60:34 | Views: 658 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.45 / 7

One by one we will provide an overview of the Innovation Management Maturity Model’s main components: Culture – Leadership – Resources – Processes – Measuring and Monitoring – Improvement. This webinar treats the concepts behind the Innovation Management Standard, and the Interpretation Guideline.


Risk Management in the Construction Sector

by Manavasi Ramesh
March 27, 2017 | 61:51 | Views: 774 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.67 / 7

A project goes through various levels of interaction between multitudes of people, with different skill sets competing interests and also involves planning, scheduling, and coordination of a wide range of both independent and interrelated activities. In addition, the influence of external factors requires this industry to solve complex environmental issues.


Do You Understand the Power of Failure?

by Muhammad Aslam Mirza
March 23, 2017 | 64:02 | Views: 1,874 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.28 / 7

Failure is supposed to be a great teacher. But if that’s true, why are so many of us unable to acquire the knowledge this “great teacher” has to impart? Why do we keep failing?



The Necessary Culture for Soaring Performance

by Karen Chovan
March 22, 2017 | 61:48 | Views: 2,015 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.44 / 7

Has your organization or quality management team gone through the effort of adopting the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) strategy for making improvements to various processes? This talk will dive into what it really takes for an organization, or even a department within, to make true gains from the PDCA process.


PM Debate: Percent complete is not a good indicator of project status

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Measuring project performance has always been a challenging task. Many approaches exist to determine how close the project is to being done. Project manager use this information to identify issues, remove obstacles, and find root causes of delays and slippage. But is percent complete an effective measure of performance? Percent complete its ability to reflect progress is the focus of this episode's debate.


Weekly Project Planner

PREMIUM deliverable
by Chirag Sheth

This simple project planner is for PMs to manage their IT/non-IT project schedules. Project managers just need to enter requirement/module names and estimated hours for each, define weekly deliverables by entering hours into each cell, and highlight them with a different color to generate a visually helpful planner.


PM Debate: On troubled projects it is better to bail out than to double down

podCast
by Philip R. Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Recognizing a project is in trouble may be easy but deciding what to do about it is a whole lot more complicated. Similarly it might be easy to put a stop to a project that has no business justification, dealing with a poorly performing project is a different story. Is it better to stop the project and restart it again, or is it better to push forward to keep the momentum?


High-Level Project Road Map (Small Project)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Madhuri Adettiwar

In large organizations, there are always a large number of stakeholders involved in any project. When the project size is small, you need to create a roadmap that is very simple, easy to follow and can be used by all stakeholders to get approvals, plan their work and reach the excepted milestones. This Excel roadmap provides a simple one-page view of the entire schedule for a small project.



Standard Expenses Form

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This template is aimed at employees of small /medium companies (no more than 200 people). It solves the process of putting together all receipts and expenses after business travel. It allows you to select a project, your generalities and a month/year period. It supports you with some lists and does all the calculations for you.


Simplified Electronic Value Stream Map

PREMIUM deliverable
by James Hammond

This deliverable makes facilitating a lean module much more effective. Once all the steps are entered, it reduces inefficiencies by providing instantaneous updates to successive entries. This tool can handle up to a 20-step process (with up to 14 sub-steps/tasks for each step).


Project Manager Skills Matrix

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by Andy Jordan

Which project manager is the best fit for a new initiative? Who has the most appropriate PM and business skills? Use this sheet to map out skills for each of your PMs in different areas relevant to project execution. When new initiatives need a PM, refer to this matrix to identify PMs with the most appropriate skills.


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