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Agile By Necessity

by Andy Jordan

Agile isn't commonly touted as a risk mitigation or recovery approach in project management, but its principles can clearly benefit initiatives disrupted by unexpected events by making it easier to reprioritize, adjust plans and get back on track.

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Finding Agile Testers: Dos and Don’ts

by Paul Carvalho

One common failure pattern in creating agile development teams is taking a regular software tester, assigning them to the new team and expecting them to perform in new ways that elevate the team to high performance. What does a good agile tester look like? What should we expect of them? And how do we find them?

Knowledge Shelf

Practical Methods for Successful Change Adoption

by Aimee Baxter, PMP

What are the elements that can ensure a successful project adoption? What are some basic tactics that can be used to help make sure that stakeholders and in-the-trenches users have the best attitude possible to make the change and spread the news to their colleagues?

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Champions of Agile Adoption

by Bart Gerardi

An Agile Center of Excellence can not only assist but accelerate the adoption of agile throughout an organization, particularly in the areas of change management, communication, culture and coaching.

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Making a Compelling Case for Change

by Joseph Gherardi
November 01, 2017 | 63:17 | Views: 1,934 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.91 / 7

Many organisations are on a change treadmill – from continuous improvement to operating model transformation - that can stress their people, processes and technology. How can leaders and project managers reduce the people impact of this “change treadmill” – where people can lose their bearings and ultimately impact performance? This is where a compelling case for change comes in.

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Relating Project Risk Appetite to Project Management Activities

by John Manfreda, PMP

The alignment of project management activities with project risk appetite can be a powerful tool to help illustrate and communicate the relationship between these two important areas. Adopting a more formal process to frame and document project risk appetite can maximize positive outcomes.


Scope Approvals Don't Have to Be Scary

by Reshmi Sujesh

In order to get additional scope, PMs need to go through an exception process for formal approval. You must prepare to present your case succinctly and answer the questions from the enterprise release board. Preparing answers to these 10 critical questions will help...


The Sea of Change (Management): Battling Confusion

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota

The term "change management" is used for different types of change, often creating confusion that can lead to taking the correct route—but with the wrong map. Improve results by explaining this common misunderstanding.


PMI Unveils Agility Reports

by ProjectManagement.com

The Project Management Institute has released three new thought leadership reports to help guide organizations as they evaluate and transition to approaches that emphasize greater agility.


Does IT Strategy Have a Future?

by Kevin Coleman

Given the growing impact of emerging technologies, the merger of IT strategy and business strategy is inevitable as keeping up with advancing technologies is a strategic business imperative. Many are questioning the role IT plays—and are positioning the business side as being responsible for the technology strategy.


Productivity: A Misguided Measurement in Software Systems?

by Ramkumar Arumugam

Standards change often, paving the way for new thinking in developing software systems. It’s also largely driven by constantly changing customer tastes and expectations, industry trends and consumer behavior. Let’s look at some of the key aspects of measuring productivity in the new age of knowledge work projects…


Topic Teasers Vol. 102: Enterprise Embedded Analytics

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

Question: This is a little embarrassing. I’ve been assigned a project to create “embedded analytics” for my company and I’m not exactly sure what they are. I have heard of business intelligence. Is that the same thing? Do I work exclusively with our software team, with an outside firm or with all the internal departments? I don’t think this is covered in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).



The Stoic Project Manager: Bringing Philosophy to Project Management

by Christopher Cook
October 25, 2017 | 60:27 | Views: 2,125 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.81 / 7

Project management is not an exact science as much as we want it to be. People are dynamic. They change hour to hour while projects last months or years. As a leader, project managers have to deal with these dynamic individuals on a daily basis. There is not a science that has come up with an equation to solve the mental mysteries of team members.


Agile Portfolio Management

by Michael Boyle 
October 24, 2017 | 60:21 | Views: 2,275 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.51 / 7

When the enterprise is compelled to be adaptive, who is supposed to orchestrate an agile way of working? Enter the Agile Portfolio Manager.


Exceller dans la négo avec les parties prenantes

by Sasha Ghavami
October 23, 2017 | 56:40 | Views: 294 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.60 / 7

Il s’agit d’une conférence où chacun des participants sera amené à réfléchir à comment il peut apprendre à négocier et à faire face à des objections tout en maintenant la qualité de la relation avec son interlocuteur.


Project HEADWAY: Reinventing Portfolio Management

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
October 19, 2017 | 63:36 | Views: 1,388 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.71 / 7

Portfolio management has been around for several decades. And while we equate it with strategic decision making and prioritization, that isn’t where it started, and it isn’t its greatest source of value. Our perception of portfolio management has evolved in response to organizational challenges and perceived opportunities, and is arguably still somewhat of a moving target. While that’s a legacy of how it has been historically defined, it raises a fundamental question: if we invented portfolio management today, would it still look the same?



7-Step Blueprint for Meetings That Actually Add Value

by Shawn Stratton
October 17, 2017 | 56:46 | Views: 4,953 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.72 / 7

Most people don’t know how to run a meeting because they have never been to an effective meeting. During this webinar, high-impact strategies that enable meetings to bring tremendous value will be revealed.


The What and Why of ‘Benefits’ and ‘Benefits Realization Management’

by Jagjivan Matharu
October 17, 2017 | 58:20 | Views: 1,716 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.19 / 7

You might have noticed that there is more and more chatter about ‘Benefits’, ‘Benefits Management’ or ‘Benefits Realization Management’ and several thoughts may have gone through your mind. This webinar will explore what Benefits Realization Management is and why it is important.


Budget Management Sheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefan de Vries

Once the work breakdown structure and the schedule are defined, this document can be used to plan and monitor the costs for each individual activity or work package. This template lets you subdivide an activity or work package into smaller parts (cost items). For each of these cost items, you can plan the corresponding costs in detail.


Business Analysis Template Suite

PREMIUM deliverable
by Elok Robert Tee

Business analysis tasks will continue throughout the project duration, and beyond the conclusion of a project. Documentation helps with negotiation, assessing achievements, resolving disputes and evaluating project worth. This set of simple forms helps with recording business needs assessment through to business requirements analysis.


Project Charter Outline

PREMIUM deliverable
by Anatoly Savin, PMP, M.S.P.M., MCP

This sample Project Charter contains sections and instructions for: General Provisions; Normative References; Terms, Notations, Abbreviations; Project Purpose; Measurable Project Objectives and Related Success Criteria; High-Level Requirements; High-Level Project Description, Boundaries and Key Deliverables; Overall Project Risk; Summary Milestone Schedule; Preapproved Financial Resources; Key Stakeholder List; Project Approval Requirements; Project Exit Criteria; Project Manager; and Appendixes.


Project Financial Analysis Package

deliverable
by Sahan De Silva

This project financial analysis template includes four Excel sheets to help you make crucial project selection decisions based on return on investment (ROI), net present values (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR) and payback period.


Coaching Agile Leaders Assessment Guide and Survey

deliverable
by Dave Cornelius, DMa

As a coach, you must assess both the business climate and the customer’s culture in order to obtain the right insights and ensure the coaching engagement success is optimal. This document includes two types of assessment questions that allow coaches to gather and collect data from leaders at multiple levels in the organization.



Risk Register & Guidelines

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by Gurusubramanian Swaminathan

This sample risk register includes guidelines for each field; modify as needed for your own organizational needs.


Checklist for Successful Software Projects (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist

深刻な苦境にある多くのプロジェクトはコスト見積もり、プロジェクト・スケジューリング、資源計画、コンフィギュレーション・マネジメント、そして先を見越したリスク・マネジメントといった、実績のあるプロジェクトマネジメントの領域をただ単に適用できていないだけである。そして皆、なぜプロジェクトが混乱するのかと疑問に思う。当たり前だ。このチェックリストはあなたのプロジェクトにそんなことは起こさせない。


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