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PMI® Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium 2020

by PMI

The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium on June 10th will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges—and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.

Innovation

An Innovation Revolution (Part 1): Strategy

by Andy Jordan

The pandemic is spawning a revolution in innovation that will last way beyond the next few months—and that’s something businesses need to harness. As this three-part series begins, we focus on the natural starting point for this exploration: strategy.

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How Risk Mitigation Plans are Incorporated into the Integrated Master Schedule

by John Ayers

How do you incorporate risk mitigation plans into the integrated master schedule (IMS)? It is useful to be able to see the status of the mitigation plan in the IMS and the impact on other tasks if the mitigation plan begins to slip. This discussion presents a risk scenario to show you how to implement a risk mitigation plan on your own projects.

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Supporting a Change Journey to Anywhere

by Kendra Modzelewski, Sara Webber
May 26, 2020 | 39:03 | Views: 9,353 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

COVID-19 has disrupted business continuity and project priorities with long-term impacts on our ways of working. Many organizations have quickly assembled a current state of operations that is ad-hoc and temporary. And yet we’re only halfway through our change journey with a return to a “new normal” at some point. How can we proactively prepare our teams to transition to a future state when there are so many unknowns?

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Build an Innovation Team: Final Steps

by Kaihan Krippendorff

After you've assembled a cross-functional innovation team and aligned around a goal, it's time to start using metrics and data to track the most important things, supported by a scorecard that everyone can see. This will help establish a rapid rhythm and generate positive velocity on your innovation journey.


Choose Again: Re-Evaluate Your Project Portfolio for Adaptability

by Johanna Rothman

In uncertain times, you might not know how to approach your project portfolio. You might be tempted to continue with “business as usual”—even though our times are not at all usual. Instead, consider how you can rethink the value of each project and effort. The results might surprise you.


Delegation for Product Leaders

by Rich Mironov

Successful product leaders need to delegate most hands-on product work, focusing instead on leader-level activities. That means understanding what each team member can handle, having an upskilling plan, and building trust.


Returning to the (Electronic) Cottage

by Mike Griffiths

Our recent work-from-home mandate has accelerated the transition to the electronic cottage, and maybe some of Alvin Toffler’s other predictions about changes to work and society will also come true. What does this mean for project managers?


The Agile-Led Recovery

by Andy Jordan

“Forced” agile adoptions will be part of COVID-19 recovery efforts for many organizations that hadn’t already built flexibility and rapid change into how they operate. It will require a mindset adjustment, a focus on outcomes over processes, and an investment in expertise.


A Globally Focused Recovery (Part 1)

by Andy Jordan

This two-part article looks at how a globally operating organization can leverage that multi-location presence to deliver a more effective and efficient pandemic recovery. In Part 1, we set the context and consider the variables an organization must prepare for.


Topic Teasers Vol. 133: What Do I Need to Know About DA?

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

Question: One of my team members told me yesterday that PMI is introducing a whole new series of certifications and moving to a more agile approach. How will my PMP® certification that I worked so hard to earn fit into this process? He said it is called DA, so I don’t really understand what this is about and what it will mean to me. Should I be learning this new approach?


Reinventing Project Management Series: Using the S-Curve to Determine when to Start a Project

by Antonio Nieto
June 04, 2020 | 62:47 | Views: 754 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

Knowing when to start a project is a key factor in its success. And yet it’s a strategic talent very few companies have developed. If you begin a project too soon, chances are high that the project will miss its deadline — if it doesn’t fail outright. Yet, there is currently no management framework available to help executives or individuals with the vital decision of when the right time has arrived. This webinar is based on my joint HBR article with Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself.


Agile Transformation – Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Solution?

by Simona Bonghez
June 03, 2020 | 61:28 | Views: 328 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.47 / 5

There is an increasing recognition that embracing Agile (either adopting several Agile practices or going through a complex Agile transformation) becomes mandatory in these times of a rapidly changing market place. An Enterprise Agile Transformation is, however, a deep organizational change for which “copy & paste” does not work. This presentation explains why there is no one single recipe for Agile transformation and illustrates through real life examples the crucial role that culture plays in any such an endeavor.


Driving a New Culture to Embrace the Digital Age

by Steve Salisbury
June 03, 2020 | 60:50 | Views: 461 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

The advancement of the Internet over the past two decades has taught us that we must run our organizations differently for our businesses to thrive, and perhaps even survive. This digital transformation is inevitable. To successfully move into the future, leaders need to strike a balance between organizational hierarchy and cross-functional coordination. While there still needs to be accountability for results, organizations need to be able to move faster to achieve these results. Learn how Steve’s transformational leadership framework is used to adjust your culture for success – to create a digital culture. You’ll learn how to accelerate change to fuel the growth of your firm in this new world and propel your personal leadership success.


VUCA and Project Management Standards

by Raju Rao
June 03, 2020 | 64:52 | Views: 686 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.10 / 5

VUCA , an acronym that stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, has become a buzzword in management and business circles. It has added a new dimension to management principles and practice this requires a fresh approach to adapt to the new situations that are emerging in business and industry. Over the years project management standards have been adapting to industry practices and through its revisions introducing new topics and areas of knowledge. The objective of the standards has been to present information that is relevant and valid for today's operations. Various project management standards have been studied to assess if the four parameters of VUCA have been included and discussed and if they are adequate for the practising project manager to function effectively.


Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Developing Effective Leadership Habits

by Uri Galimidi 
June 02, 2020 | 62:18 | Views: 331 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.24 / 5

This is in the eighth 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. The webinars are informed by the latest in the science of leadership and include practical strategies and approaches to build the skills and behaviors covered by each webinar. Professor Laurie Santos of Yale University says that knowledge is less than 50% of our transformation journey to become better leaders. Building leadership skills and qualities requires deliberate practice over a sustained period of time. In this webinar, we will discuss the neuro-science of habits and how we can use this knowledge to develop sustainable effective leadership habits that will serve us for the rest of our careers.


Project Management in the Public Sector: How Public Sector Projects Differ from those in the Private Sector

by Nigel Blampied
May 28, 2020 | 62:30 | Views: 192 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.81 / 5

Did you know that the United States Air Force invented the title “project manager”? In fact, much of the early development of project management was on projects performed for the government. This webinar will discuss project management by the government rather than for the government. If you work in government, or want to know more about project management in government, this is the webinar for you. We shall consider projects in the context of public organizations, how the nature of government affects projects, how the public agency perspective on projects differs from that of the private sector, and challenges faced in the public sector. This an introduction, with more in-depth discussion to follow in future webinars.


The Agile Enterprise: SAFe and the PMBOK® Guide - Using Scaled Agile in Non Software Projects

by Stelian Roman
May 22, 2020 | 56:24 | Views: 2,962 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is considered by some as the most suitable option to scale Agile from a software development team to a large program of work. Although presented as an Agile framework, SAFe includes many practices from Lean and ITIL, and it is considered by some agilists as too formal to be Agile: a re-branded 'waterfall'. This webinar is an analysis of SAFe from a project, program, and portfolio delivery point of view. The webinar looks at the SAFe practices used before the publication of the Manifesto for Agile software development (Agile Manifesto), especially the Lean ones. The presenter will provide recommendations on how SAFe can be used in projects that are not software development related, in combination with the PMBOK® Guide, to provide Agility for 'near perfect' product development processes.


Project HEADWAY: Reading & Navigating Culture

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
May 21, 2020 | 62:41 | Views: 2,703 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

This presentation dives into culture and provides a practical grounding on how to approach, understand and manage successfully in a new organization.


Status Reporting and Work Plan Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Sara Singh

This template was developed for its use on construction projects. However, its format and ease of data entry allows it to be easily transferrable to numerous disciplines. The sample template shows one Project Package, which is further categorized into three Project Phases.


Identificación de Partes Interesadas y Registro de Clasificación

PREMIUM deliverable
by Verónica Elizabeth Pozo Ruiz

Este registro de Excel le permite realizar un seguimiento de las partes interesadas del proyecto, incluidos los roles, las expectativas, el poder, el interés, la influencia, el impacto y la estrategia de gestión.


Stakeholder Identification and Classification Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Verónica Elizabeth Pozo Ruiz

This Excel log enables you to keep track of project stakeholders, including roles, expectations, power, interest, influence, impact, and management strategy.


Project Change Log Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Change Log template will help to ensure that all changes on your project are recorded, tracked and managed. This Excel sheet contains columns for change request and change impact information.


PM Crossword Vol. 1

PREMIUM deliverable
by Emily Luijbregts

What is "something that happens in every project"? The answer isn't as easy as you think! Take some time out from your busy schedule to download and print this PDF crossword puzzle, then stretch your PM brain power!


Project Management Template Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Lukas Kripal

This Excel workbook provides eight logs and registers to help your project. It includes a Changes Log, a Lessons Learned Log, an Assumptions-Constraints Log, an Issues Log, a Risk Register (with accompanying risk guide and list), a Customer Promise Log, a Project Task Tracker, and an RFI Tracker. It's perfect for new and seasoned PMs alike.



Project Risk Plan Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Khaled Istanbouli

This Excel workbook will help you form a comprehensive risk plan with templates for a Project Plan, Work Breakdown Structure, Dependency Log, Rick Plan, Project Procurements Registry and Project Communications Log. It is helpful for experienced and new PMs alike.


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