PMO Setup for the First-Time PMO Leader (Part 1)

by Hussain Bandukwala

Setting up a PMO for the first time? No project management experience? Learn how you can “wow” them in 100 days! In Part 1, the author explores ways you can become a PMO leader, skills you need for the role and the mindset you need to apply immediately.


A Perception Change: Moving the Goal Post

by Laura Burford

Project managers excel at managing the project schedule, but many of us are not accustomed to revisiting the original premise of a project. There are four very simple and practical “perception” risk mitigation techniques that PMs and teams can implement.

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Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide – A Glance at the Third Edition

by Fabio Teixeira de Melo

The third edition of the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide was recently published. A supplement to the PMBOK® Guide for those in the construction field, this article is a teaser of the new edition. It makes brief comments about the changes from the previous edition and hints at the challenges experienced.


Are Your Expectations Clear?

by Karen Chovan

When you vocalize what you want, are you saying what you mean? Is it clear to the person with whom you are speaking that they know what you mean? How do you know? A recent lesson learned had this writer pondering these crucial questions.


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Bouncing Back from Exam Failure

by Christopher Cook

A failing result on the PMP exam is devastating. What you do next tells more about yourself than flying through the exam and passing with ease. What should you do? Get back on the horse!

How Late Is That Task?

by Paul Gosnell

Analyzing a schedule to determine which tasks are late is an important responsibility for all project managers. This article describes a schedule monitoring technique using Microsoft Project's custom fields to find out exactly how much time (work hours) a task is behind.

Researching Project Success and Failure

by Konstantin Ryzhkov

What defines a successful project? Are there any techniques that we can improve on to increase the quality of our projects and the speed at which they are executed? Is it useful to apply specific methodologies when completing certain projects? One practitioner's informal research led to some surprising results.

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.

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.

El Titanic y los 5 pecados capitales de los gerentes de proyectos

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
February 14, 2017 | 62:53 | Views: 93 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.00 / 7

En este webinar se explora el proyecto RMS Titanic para mostrar algunas causas comunes de fallas en los proyectos. El autor explorará los "cinco pecados de los gerentes de proyecto". Estos cinco pecados son las cinco actitudes identificadas en investigaciones recientes como factores clave de fracaso en la gestión de proyectos, que son: la arrogancia, la ambición, la ignorancia, la fraude y la abstinencia.

Building the Right Team for Your PMO

by Philip Diab
February 09, 2017 | 66:30 | Views: 1,042 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.72 / 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: 734 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.24 / 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: 682 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.69 / 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: 946 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.36 / 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: 1,589 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.38 / 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

New PM Onboarding Checklist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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