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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.

Strategy

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: 1,586 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.66 / 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.

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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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PMI Launches 2 New Pulse In-Depth Reports

by PMI

Did you know that successful organizations advance their business and achieve maximum value through a shift in thinking...that they manage unexpected roadblocks, risks and market changes more easily when "being agile" becomes part of their philosophy? These concepts are explored in PMI's 2017 thought leadership, starting with the release of two Pulse in-depth reports.


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.


Beyond Charisma: Practical Leadership Skills for PMs

by Bruce Harpham

An effective leader can inspire people, marshal resources and achieve difficult goals. But before you can put effort into growing your leadership skills, you need to understand yourself—and then develop your people skills.


Countdown to Leadership: 4, 3, 2, 1…

by John Reiling

It always helps to have a quick checklist, and this article provides a practical set of simple checklists for different approaches to leadership—and helps you put them into action.


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.


Project Manager Accountability

by Andy Jordan

Project management is changing. Is it also time to change what a PM is accountable for and where that accountability lies?


Emotional Intelligence for Leaders: Leading During Times of Uncertainty

by Jayne Booth, PMP

Project managers with high emotional intelligence, or EQ, are more likely to succeed while building great teams. Using the leadership style most appropriate for the situation is putting EQ in action. Three leadership styles are discussed: the intentional leader, the attentive leader and the iron leader, each emphasizing different aspects of EQ.


Business Analysis and Design Thinking Different Ways to the Same Goal

by Michael Boyle , Rudolf Greger
September 12, 2017 | 59:32 | Views: 391 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.91 / 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: 51 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.71 / 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: 1,931 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.70 / 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: 1,119 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.64 / 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: 883 | 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: 2,424 | 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.  


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

podCast
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

podCast
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

PREMIUM deliverable
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

PREMIUM presentation
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.


The Trust Window

deliverable
by William Davis

How can a team know if dysfunction affects it? And if it does affect it, how can a team reduce or minimize this dysfunction? One way to assess the level of trust within a team is to use the Trust Window—a simple, visual way for teams to gauge their level of trust along two dimensions: sense of safety and confidence in others. Use this template with the accompanying article.


Salience Model Based Stakeholder Register

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Talamo

This template can be seen as an extension of a typical stakeholder register (general information and level of interest/engagement), enriched with classification regarding a salience model.


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition Mind Maps (Spanish)

PREMIUM presentation
by Iván Pinar

Esta presentación tiene un mapa mental para cada área de conocimiento que resume todos los procesos (con entradas, herramientas y resultados) para tener en cuenta las tareas cotidianas relacionadas con la administración del proyecto. Se basa en una Guía para el Cuerpo de Conocimiento de la Gestión de Proyectos (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition y puede usarse para estudiar, entrenar o como un refresco.


PM Debate: Full Disclosure

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Managing a project is a difficult undertaking, one that often impacts the entire organization. It’s often difficult to know how to proceed when facts and details are omitted. But in the hyper-competitive business world we live in, organizational management must make difficult decisions on what information can and should be shared – and when. Is full disclosure an operational imperative or the path of the foolish?


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