Lessons Learned and Cognitive Biases

by Antonio Uncal

Judgments about past events are modeled by our egos, beliefs, prejudices and expectations. This is known as cognitive bias. Therefore, since lessons learned sessions review past events, it’s important to be aware of bias risk. Here are some cognitive biases you can find during a lessons learned session.


Behind the IT Strategy: Digital Transformation

by Paul Visser

If you are delivering an IT project, chances are you’re involved in a digital transformation program. This article explores the background of digital transformation, the needs and the approach. We will see where project managers fit in—and why it's important to have background knowledge on the overall company strategy.

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Agile Centers of Excellence

by Bart Gerardi

An Agile Center of Excellence can be "a force-multiplier" for scaling agile transformation throughout an organization, as they help to foster experimentation, share best practices and retrospectives, bring efficiency and consistency to coaching efforts, and gather support for new ideas.


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Two types of thinking – one for generating and one for narrowing

by Teresa Lawrence
September 05, 2017 | 60:49 | Views: 1,913 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.69 / 7

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get to better ideas faster? If you learn to master just two thinking skills, you can! Many of the PMI supported tools have origins in creativity. As such, these tools are best leveraged when you apply divergent thinking (to generate) or convergent thinking (to narrow). This session will explore the principles of divergent and convergent thinking and provide examples of techniques to maximize their power.

Voices on Project Management

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by Cyndee Miller It was almost like watching rival cliques at school, die-hard agilistas matching wits with waterfall purists. The drama was always quite civil, mostly limited to snobbish comme ...

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from PMI Global Insights posted by Emily Luijbregts on

The countdown to the Global Conference in Chicago is on! If you're already planning what you're going to be doing in Chicago via the Events App or by checking out the list of speakers, don' ...

Quality Across All Boundaries: The Continuous Pursuit

by Anibal Cardenas

Don’t forget the most important consideration in quality management: human beings. In this article, the writer addresses a way of handling quality management with this most important aspect at the forefront.

6 Mistakes with Remote Project Teams (Japanese Translation)

by Bruce Harpham


Enough is Enough - Let's Talk About True Project Leadership (Japanese Translation)

by Laszlo Retfalvi

中規模から大規模の複雑な調達および統合プロジェクトの管理は困難な課題です。研究と業界の経験から、リーダーシップ能力はオプションのプロジェクト管理スキルではなく、成功して尊敬されるプロジェクトマネージャーの重要な部分であると結論づけられました。 Laszloは、プロジェクトマネジメントのリーダーシップがいかにパーソナルおよび組織の成功の鍵となるかを概説しています。

North America Congress Highlights – Key Take-Aways and Lessons Learned in Strategic Business Management Skills (Japanese Translation)

by Joanna Newman, Ori Schibi, Muhammad Abu Baker Ilyas, Mohamed Hassan, Cheryl Lee, Paul Williams


Overcoming Objections: Lessons for the Project Manager (Japanese Translation)

by Robert Barger, MBA, PMP

プロジェクトマネジメントのキャリアのある時点で、過去に経験したことのない製品や技術を扱うプロジェクトが提供されます。あなたのプロジェクトを運転することは、あなたがプロジェクト管理以外の主題の専門家である必要はありません。 5つの質問をすると、障害を解決するのに役立ちます。

Successful Problem Solving (Japanese Translation)

by Rod Baxter


Swimming in the Moat: The Business of Projects (Japanese Translation)

by Ian Whittingham, PMP


The Adaptive Strategy Framework (Japanese Translation)

by Lawrence Cooper


Business Analysis and Design Thinking Different Ways to the Same Goal

by Michael Boyle , Rudolf Greger
September 12, 2017 | 59:32 | Views: 824 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.89 / 7

Did you know that Business Analysts and Design Thinkers perform similar activities, but their approach might be completely different? In this webinar, we focus on a number of activities to be found with a BA remit and highlight what exercises a Design Thinker might undertake.

La grande valeur de l'outil de gestion des parties prenantes, la matrice pouvoir et intérêt

by Julien Marais
September 12, 2017 | 57:12 | Views: 119 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.85 / 7

Un des éléments primordiaux pour la réussite des projets est la gestion des parties prenantes. Comprendre les jeux politiques de l’entreprise et l’impact qu’une seule personne peut avoir sur le résultat d’un projet est une nécessité pour tous les gestionnaires de projets. À travers la présentation, vous comprendrez pourquoi l’analyse des parties prenantes est nécessaire et les outils pour la faire.

5 W’s of Change Management

by Bharat Mathur
September 06, 2017 | 66:46 | Views: 2,194 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.73 / 7

In this webinar, we are going to address the urgency of Change Management with focus on ‘Internet of Things’ in its various ‘avatars.’ We shall also solve the puzzle of the five imposing Ws that force us to think out of the box.

Developing a (Peer) Coaching Practice Within Your Workplace

by Michael Perdunn
August 31, 2017 | 59:36 | Views: 1,377 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.63 / 7

Peer coaching is a confidential process through which two or more professional colleagues work together to reflect on current practices; expand, refine, and build new skills; share ideas; teach one another; or solve problems in the workplace. When used effectively, peer coaching can be a powerful tool for individuals exploring issues and challenges more deeply and it likely to develop stronger ideas, actions, and goals. This webinar will introduce the concept of peer coaching, explore the coaching model, and how to develop a coaching practice within your workplace.

Principles and Tools for Practical Agile Project Management in Product Development Activities

by Richard Platt
August 29, 2017 | 60:20 | Views: 1,056 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.50 / 7

In practical project management terms, ”Agile” as a methodology applied in the software product domain has not proliferated in the hardware product domain as readily and effectively as it has in the software product development domain. As it turns out Agile on its own is not sufficient for the tasks required in the hardware development domain.

How to Manage Conflict With Product Owners

by Michael Perdunn
August 17, 2017 | 60:28 | Views: 2,607 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.03 / 7

The Product Owner is the key stakeholder within an Agile project. Success or failure of Agile projects can hinge on having a good product owner. For organizations, developing Product Owners can be the most difficult part of the move to a more agile mindset. This webinar will discuss the role and responsibilities of a Product Owner, identity ways a PM/SM can coach a Product Owner, and how to manage conflict when dealing with Product Owners.  

Project/Program S-Curve Analysis Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Islam Moussa

This Excel tool was developed to assist project managers in preparing simple project/program S-curves by entering a small amount of data and presenting it in a professional report for project participants. The tool calculates activity finish dates, draws a bar chart of activities, distributes cost uniformly over durations and uses generated cost data to present a project cost chart.

Project Scope Statement Template (PMBOK® Guide Aligned) (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Markus Klein, PMP


Sponsor Checklist: Business Case (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist
by Michelle Stronach


PM Debate: The PM framework is ill suited for managing a crisis

by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

In a crisis being prepared to take quick action is absolutely necessary to ensure that needs are addressed in a timely fashion. But quick action without proper planning may bean that you are doing the wrong thing, very quickly. Can project management play a role in supporting organizations and communities in managing crisis?

PM Podcast 397: Lessons Learned Management Techniques #PMOT

by Elizabeth Harrin, Cornelius Fichtner, PMP

There is no doubt that you have heard the term "lessons learned" before. It is mentioned extensively throughout A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). In fact, as an experienced project manager you have probably participated or even chaired one or two lessons learned meetings yourself on your own projects.

Change Log Template

by Baria Abu Ghoush

Change management is one area of project management that will cause serious problems if not carefully managed. This change log template can be used by the project manager to log and track change requests throughout the life of the project.

Flowchart: Project Management Plan

by Baria Abu Ghoush

This single-page PDF flowchart shows the workflow diagram that clearly illustrates the stages of a typical project, which consists of relations between all parts of the project cycle. Workflow diagrams are used to represent the transferring of deliverables during the project phases, to study and analyze the working processes, and to optimize a workflow. Use it as a visual refresher or teaching tool.


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