Project managers are not assertive enough to thrive in today’s world. Let’s resolve to change that. (Warning: This requires a change in project management attitude, and for some PMs that will be the hardest part!)
How Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Can Ride Over the COVID-19 Pandemic by Practicing Agile Methodologies
SMEs are changing their business models in order to adapt to the post-pandemic scenario. Solutions are needed to give them the support they need to survive. One such extremely effective and contemporary solution can be the adoption of Agile methodologies.
Voices on Project Management
By Peter Tarhanidis, PhD Technology has demonstrated tremendous benefits and efficiencies (many of them unstated) over time. The technology lifecyle enhancements that started with our initial compu ...
My project management “antennae” were raised by this story : Cincinnati’s Unused Subway System Is a Century-Old Dream That Won’t Die. The idea of an abandoned infrastruct ...
CALL FOR SPEAKERS! 10th “Art of Projects” English-speaking, International Project Management Online Conference - November 3, 2022.from Letters from Hungary posted by on
I am looking for the best speakers for our 10th “Art of Projects” English-speaking, International Project Management Conference. The AOP2022 will take place on November 3, 2022. in Budapes ...
G’day folks - what is the biggest problem you have to deal with? I’ll kick-off by stating mine is influencing stakeholders when I am not their direct boss / functional head. Getting them to do what I ...
I recently had the pleasure of reading Agile Transformation: Organizational Agile Transformation in 5 Steps by Eren Ozdemir and Orhan Kalayci. As the title suggests, the book describes strategies for ...
My background is in building. What would the best technological skills to acquire, to become more marketable? All advice would be appreciated. ...
I am currently enrolled for a B.S. Project management at Embry riddle. I am looking for a mentor. Is there anywhere i can look, or anyone who can help ...
Dear PM Community, Would like to ask you for best practices to manage RAID in a large program/project. So far approaches are not working well. Main Issue : RAID file is getting very big as ...
In a recent HBR article on what enables companies to thrive, the author identified a number of well known factors including: Aligning individuals' personal goals with the meaning and pur ...
The adaptation and implementation of new technologies and business strategies has become a major organizational challenge. Here we look at how proper utilization of a wide skill set within the project management discipline can help.
As a volunteer PM, how do you go about helping an organization develop its own project management capabilities? The answer: Carefully. Here is an approach you might find useful.
Some of the skills this project manager acquired over the years helped him manage the most difficult project of his life, one that is ongoing. Here he shares some of the lessons learned during his journey.
PMIstandards+™ is a digital companion that provides quick access to the PMBOK® Guide, other PMI standards and guides, and exclusive content to help you on the job. And with the end of 2021 approaching, we want to thank our members by giving you something extra!
Experimenting with citizen developer solutions fosters innovation—and also raises concerns. In this article, we focus on the PMI Citizen Developer™ Maturity Model, starting with the three main CD operating models: competency center, community of practice, and hybrid.
2021 represents one of the most challenging seasons Santa and his team have ever experienced, from the pandemic to supply change problems and pricing. Here’s a report direct from the front lines (or at least the North Pole).
After nearly two years of a pandemic, workers are being more selective in where and how they work. Simultaneously, many employers are preparing to move workers “back to the office.” Be prepared to make the best of adapting to these new pressures.
Philanthropy is an important tool for groups to get things done, but project managers and organizations need to approach it in the right way. Here are three key guidelines to follow, along with some do's and don'ts.
We’ll share our stories and insights on how volunteering has helped us to become better project managers. We were convinced volunteering was not for us and yet, these rich human experiences have turned us into passionate volunteers, thanks to the incredible learning we can gain.
Mentoring programs can work, but there are some fundamental pre-conditions for success. Where those are met, the outcomes can be extraordinary. Where they are not, the effort can fall flat on its face. If you are being asked to mentor, are hoping to be mentored or are trying to get a mentoring program to thrive—or at least move forward—in your organization, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.
Agile, the approach that was created to replace Lean Six Sigma in 1970, is now 'scaling-up' by reverting to Lean Practices like Kanban, Theory of Constraints, Voice of Customer, Kaizen, etc. Agile Manufacturing started decades before the Software development versions of Agile, and it is still ahead. Looking at the achievements and evolution of Agile Manufacturing, we can hopefully forecast how the popular version of Agile introduced by the Manifesto for Agile Software Development will evolve. This webinar is a comparison of Enterprise Agile used in Manufacturing and other business domains, like Construction and Health, with the team-based Agile used in Software development.
As any Project Management professional would appreciate, Procurement Management is an important element of managing complex projects. In his webinar in November 2020 (Titled “Procurement Management – a review of Important concepts”), Manish had discussed important concepts of Procurement management. Based on the feedback received from the previous webinar he has attempted to cover various aspects of selection of suppliers, contractors, consultants and other vendors (addressed as partners in general). The concepts of identifying and shortlisting partners based on technical competence and financial capability etc. will be discussed. Further the aspect of assessment of bid capacity for a particular project based on the partner’s position at any given point in time will also be discussed. These concepts will be discussed with examples and case studies. This webinar should help the Project Management professionals select the right partners to enable an efficient and effective procurement for their projects.
If you lack formal project management training, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with this new responsibility. What accidental project managers often need, is a fast-track learning program to give them the necessary confidence to see projects through to a successful delivery. They need to grow critical project management competencies and learn how to overcome the biggest challenges on projects. I will share 10 steps to jumpstart your PM career, without worrying too much about the nitty-gritty of PM. When starting out, these tips will make a big difference in your experience. If you are considering a career in project management, this webinar provides 10 tips for success in your PM career. Whether you are handling your first project as an accidental project manager or simply wish to achieve higher levels of success in your next project, this webinar is an ideal match for you.
Disciplined Agile comes forward with a tool kit full of possibilities limited only by a practitioner’s creativity. Come to this session to learn a facilitation pattern for acting on large scale Retrospective feedback. Leave this session realizing that agile’s fast-failure ideas are fine, but Disciplined Agile’s succeed-sooner philosophy delivers faster learning cycles and Business Value more rapidly.
In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will provide an overview of PMI’s Certification offerings through the Certification Framework. PMI was founded by volunteers in 1969 and since then has provided certifications and credentials to allow individuals to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Today’s employment market has been impacted by the disruption of traditional business models due to the continued move to a project oriented economy and global events impacting supply chains and the way individuals work. No longer does the ‘corporate ladder’ meet the needs of employees. The Certification Framework provides a view of the more ‘squiggly’ career paths that are coming into focus now and should be with us in the future. In this session, the Certification team will introduce and describe the breadth of products available and provide an opportunity for you to interact with the Product Owners. If you are interested in learning more about possible next steps in the profession, this webinar will be a must-attend event for you.
There are hundreds of different Agile Certifications from competing organizations. Even the authors of the Scrum Framework decided to have separate certifications, and later to create various levels. Due to its popularity, the Scrum Master role transcended the Scrum Framework and is now included in many other frameworks - even when those frameworks don't include a Scrum team. This webinar is a cost/benefit analysis of how Agile Certifications can help project delivery, offering examples of when a certification helps and what a Project Manager should look for when choosing a certification.