Rarely do project managers have all the answers, or the best answers. So we need to share the problem and collaborate on developing a solution. This is why being able to visualize problems is so important.
In an Agile organization, most of the financial planning and reporting should not be necessary. However, very few organizations have the necessary conditions to abolish tight financial management. This webinar will propose a few financial management approaches for Agile projects, highlighting the necessity as well as the challenges of each of the proposed models.
Voices on Project Management
By Dave Wakeman I’m heading to London in a few weeks and while I’m there, I’m going to catch a bunch of Premier League matches. My team, Tottenham Hotspur, has had an up-and-down ...
Dear colleagues, I'm planning to pursue the PfMP certification and for that I have two main questions: - What are the prerequisites ? - What are the best resources, test banks, exam prep material ...
This article complements the previous article “What are good practices for Commissioning Acceptance and Maintenance Plan (CAMP)?” Tailored to rail transit projects, this article foll ...
In the following sample question, I was trying to relate a possible choice with the context of the question. But I did not see any relation between the question's scenario and a possible answer. To me ...
Introduction The PMBOK Guide 6th edition has an appendix dedicated to the techniques and tools that are grouped together for their objectives. In a total of 132 techniques and tools, 72 of which ...
Processes remain important for achieving success and comfortable, effective work. But why is this topic important? First of all, because all our activities take place within organizations. One, ...
I passed the PMI-ACP this morning in the comfort of my basement. (It sure beats driving four hours to a test centre.) For my fourth PMI certification, I decided it would be appropriate to try an ag ...
Being wrong is the key to success in a world that’s operating on the edge of uncertainty. But that’s the way to get to an answer no one thought about. It’s counterintuitive.We want to race to solve so ...
The WHO recently renamed the virus which had initially been referred to as Novel Coronavirus to COVID-19. While this new name is easier to pronounce and is more specific (Coronavirus being a family of ...
Nonstop e-mails, endless meetings, and 24-7 connectedness are crippling our ability to think, focus, solve problems and do the deep work that organizations need to stay competitive. Here are eight recommendations to help you and your teams regain focus.
In the first installment of a multi-part series on building effective innovation teams, we look at the first two important steps: removing organizational friction (from resources to rewards to leadership) and assembling a cross-functional team that balances five key factors, including experience, size and interdependence.
In a large program, it may be necessary for competitors to work together to achieve customer goals. Insights are presented on various collaboration techniques, when they should be employed to have the most impact, and the business benefits that the program, customer, and each of the partner teams receive in working toward shared goals.
Does your team spend significant time estimating stories with story points? Or, does your team try to manage its estimates with support or other interruptions? Velocity via story point estimation works in very few teams. Instead of story points, consider these other alternatives for your agile estimates.
Why inject complexity into your projects when elementary math will suffice? Cut through the quantification using these three simple formulas when engaging with stakeholders.
PMOs support the delivery of projects, focusing on various aspects to improve performance. But not all projects are created equal, and that has to be reflected in the PMO.
In today’s world, it is essential that program and project managers create a strategy that identifies key project participants, monitors them for warning signs and takes measure to survive their sudden departure. Are you?
Project managers don’t always have a reputation for creativity, but it’s the most important skill a PM needs. But what does that actually mean in practical terms? What makes one PM more creative than another? And how does that actually improve their ability to deliver results for their employer?
An Anthropological Perspective on the Symbolic Interpretations of the Dutch High Speed Train Megaproject
What must we do to bring about a Change initiative as smoothly as possible? Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! How much, and for how long do we do this? Until we get sick and tired of the sound of our own voice – then we take a deep breath and a drink of water and we start all over again. Communication isn’t something that stops and starts; it’s a constant activity before, during and after any Change initiative.
Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Presence, Confidence, and Courage
This is in the second installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals.
Serious games are defined as games that have a primary purpose other than entertainment. Games have been known to shorten the learning curve and as one of the best ways to break patterns and adopt new habits. In this session, we will shortly present the science and research behind it and how it can help you become better at your job and learn new tricks.
Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?
We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example.
This webinar explores the gift that project management can be, when it's approached in just the right way.