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Your Social Media Strategy

by Michael Wood

Project managers must often develop a social media policy—and make decisions about the tools that will be used to digitally communicate and share project-related content. Here is some guidance for PMs to consider when developing a social media strategy.

Organizational PM

Is That Meeting Really Necessary?

by Andy Jordan

Project managers have roles that require them to perform a wide diversity of tasks, and attend a lot of meetings. When does that become overkill, and what can we do about it?

Knowledge Shelf

Quality Is Everybody's Concern and Project Management Is No Exception

by Jiwat Ram, Davide Bruschi

Quality is everybody’s concern. The rising stakes resulting from increased investments—combined with a shift from traditional to complex project management—has made quality an important pillar of the project management discipline. A case study illustrates the organizational benefits of continuous improvement through Kaizen.

Portfolio Management

Topic Teasers Vol. 91: Calculating Benefits?

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

Question: Recently, my job has expanded to include helping management look into the future to calculate the benefits from investing in a project today. I vaguely remember doing these formulas to get my PMP, but to be honest I have not really used them in an actual project planning situation. Other than just the math, how do these figures help me recommend amounts that can and should be invested toward projects?

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Social Project Management Tips

by Peter Taylor

Based on what we have explored throughout The Social Project Manager, the following is a list of the social project management tips we have uncovered to help you on your way to becoming a better manager of social projects.


Looking Ahead: Project Management Predictions for 2017

by Kevin Kern

In order to move forward, you must sometimes look back—and see that some patterns have surfaced. These are no longer trends, but core competencies of the market. This year, expect to see a renewed interest in some of these tried-and-true methodologies.


Moving Talent Acquisition to the PMO

by Rick Huff

Should business leadership move hiring and recruitment into the project management organization? Based on the similarities found between his talent acquisition experience and current training, this author says yes—and shares the potential benefits.


The Project Chief

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Whether or not “project chief” is an official title, almost every organization will have one. There are many elements that go into being a good project chief who can impact the entire organization.


The Secret Formula for Strategy

by Kevin Coleman

Strategy has been given increased importance with many of today’s leading executives, who recognize that their environment has changed significantly. This has organizations busy trying to find their own secret formula for success in this new, highly dynamic environment.


Taking the Next Bite

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Projects are not completed all at once in a day or even a week—most projects are large endeavors that take months or even years. How do you take on a project like that? One bite at a time.


Software Strategy

by Zoran Dobrijevic

Software can focus on several real business problems. Generally, we're seeking technology as a method to increase productivity, solve issues and even save money. How do we find the right vendor? And then as importantly, the right software solution?


Building the Right Team for Your PMO

by Philip Diab
February 09, 2017 | 66:30 | Views: 315 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.81 / 7

The work of the PMO starts and ends with people. Building the right team is not simply a best practice but onboarding the right team members ensures that the necessary buy-in is achieved and the right skills are deployed.


The Significance of High Performance Culture

by Muhammad Aslam Mirza
February 09, 2017 | 51:55 | Views: 206 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.95 / 7

You just cannot go unnoticed through a high-performance organization; there the difference is felt instantly through the work environment. The enthusiasm is prevalent and the team-members are energized. They have purpose and they are working together to get things done.



Managing the Risk of Change

by Simon White
February 07, 2017 | 62:04 | Views: 175 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.89 / 7

In this presentation, Simon will demonstrate a practical and transparent approach to risk assessment, analysis and management, that allows risk to be usefully described and incorporated in the change process to increase awareness and ensure achievable benefits, costs and timescales. The presentation focuses on the project manager’s role in ensuring that the team collaborate and honestly express their beliefs about the risk to the benefits, costs and time-scales of the change initiative, as well as the project manager’s role in using the risk assessments to set realistic expectations and drive the change efficiently and with an awareness of the risk it faces.


Power Relationships in Team Interaction

by Muhammad Aslam Mirza
February 07, 2017 | 60:56 | Views: 615 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.37 / 7

Organizational progress is sustained by team relationships at every level and is vulnerable to power play in times of challenge. The advancements toward desired outcomes is an endeavor that requires influence, exerted by decision makers, for available choices and to maintain the speed of progress.



Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) for Improved Project Performance

by Lloyd Rankin
January 26, 2017 | 52:47 | Views: 1,443 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.35 / 7

Advanced Work Packaging is the Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) newest best practice. AWP is a powerful method for aligning project stakeholders and improving overall project performance. AWP provides recommendations for the complete project lifecycle, including (but not limited to) Front-End Planning and construction execution (WorkFace Planning). In this session, the presenter, an industry member of the CII research team, will provide an overview of: • Advanced Work Packaging, WorkFace Planning and Front-End Planning • The Benefits of Advanced Work Packaging • How Advanced Work Packaging Works • The Critical Factors for Success


Project HEADWAY: PMOs As If Value Mattered

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
January 26, 2017 | 62:25 | Views: 1,378 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.79 / 7

What is the value of the PMO? And how do you demonstrate the value of yours? If you care about delivering value—or if you aren’t quite sure what value you should be delivering—then this is a webinar you won’t want to miss.


New PM Onboarding Checklist

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by Andy Jordan

Use this checklist to help ensure that new PMs joining your team are set up with the best possible chance of success. Some of these items will be completed prior to the new PM joining, some will continue for several months beyond the start date. The checklist is broken down into different areas for the different roles involved.



PM Debate: All companies need a corporate PMO

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by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Although Project Management Offices have been around for many years, their appeal remains broad and impressive. Businesses look to PMOs to deliver benefits such as better resource planning and enhanced reporting. But, do all companies need a PMO?


The PM Podcast episode 384: Situational Awareness for Project Managers

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by Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, Wanda Curlee

Every project manager needs to master situational awareness. That is because no two projects are perfectly alike. What worked last time may have to be tweaked next time. Even worse, what may have worked just yesterday may have to be tweaked today!


Document Review and Change Log

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by Michele Deo

This template is used when project artifacts are reviewed by a review team and certain changes are being requested.


Procurement and Shipping Tracking Log

deliverable
by Yasir Masood

The Procurement and Shipping Tracking Log helps to plan, manage and track the various stages of the procurement process during the project life cycle. It helps to reconcile the shipment dates with the project master schedule. It also provides a basis to mitigate any cost overrun and schedule delay that arises because of procurement processes.


PM Debate: Projects and Win-Win Negotiations

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Negotiations and the skills required for success in this area are a critical topic of discussion in business magazines and corporate training alike. In the context of project management, success depends on getting the best deal that you can to ensure positive project results. Negotiation skills are vital for the project manager on a wide range of topics. However, are negotiation strategies just as important? Should the project manager aspire for a win-win strategy or is it better to adopt a win lose posture. This episode addresses the following debate statement: negotiating a "win-win" is not in the best interest of your project. Listen to the debate and take part in the online discussion.


PM Point of View #35:Cultural Resources Management

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by Kendall Lott, Christine Merdon, Colonel Matthew Bogdanos, Robert Weaver
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

Saving Priceless History! In this episode, we discuss three very different CRM projects: the restoration of the most iconic building in the United States (the Capitol Dome), the identification of a lost town in Idaho, and the memorable recovery during the Iraq conflict of some of the most important cultural artifacts of antiquity. We see the efforts of these professionals, Christine Merton, Bob Weaver and Colonel Matthew Bogdanos through a PM Point of View.


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