Agile

The Roles of an Agile COE

by Bart Gerardi

Organizations are creating Centers of Excellence to facilitate agile adoption without hiring armies of consultants and risking teams losing touch with each other. The goal is to speed transformation and scaling efforts, while keeping agile principles in mind. Here’s a look at how they do it, from coaching and supporting to learning and observing.

Leadership

The 5 Vital Relationships Every Leader Needs

by Anthony Mersino, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, PSPO

Leaders need to build strong relationships in five key domains. These five relationship domains are not just important to working smarter, they are vital to your success and that of your project, product or initiative. Let's walk through each of these relationships and explore how they relate to leadership effectiveness…

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Agile

Using Agile on Infrastructure Projects

by Kevin Aguanno, CSPM (IPMA-B), Cert.APM, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, FPMAC, FAPM

People know that agile works on software development projects but struggle to understand how it can be used in other environments. Agile can be used on infrastructure projects...one just needs to understand how.

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Rethinking the Charter

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Since I retired after 26 years in one company, I have had assignments in various PMOs in different industries.  I’ve been in the energy sector, the insurance sector, credit card services, i ...




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Life & Learning Are Fickle

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Life is a fickle mistress and always so eager for attention. I thought posting a video and a blog post weekly would be doable. What I didn't factor in was a busy travel schedule for work and spend ...


Getting the Most from Lessons Learned

by Phil Doyle

Exploiting lessons learned is crucial for organizations to continually improve; without them, they are doomed to repeat mistakes of the past. In this article, the author outlines five critical factors in applying lessons learned effectively. He then outlines a suggested six-stage process for conducting lessons learned on your project.


PMOs: Two-Way Traffic or Divided Highway?

by Andy Jordan

PMOs are a conduit for project communication between leadership and project teams. If a PMO is involved in some form of direct project oversight, there will inevitably be two forms of communication the PMO has to get involved in. What’s the best way to manage that communication?


2 Important People Management Skills for Mid-Level Managers

by Vimal Kumar Khanna

As a new mid-level manager, you may find yourself with new leadership conflicts. In this article, the author discusses two people management challenges faced by mid-level managers and suggests techniques to meet those challenges.


3 Ways to Improve Interpersonal Communication in a Virtual World

by Kristin Christie, PMP

Although bonding is more naturally developed when employees are physically present in a central location, virtual teams can be healthy, highly collaborative and successful. Project managers should consider the following ways to enhance communication on virtual teams…


Artificial Intelligence: The Next Step for Project Management

by David Robins

Since the Stone Age, people have tried to come up with new methods for making project planning and tracking more accurate and reliable. Is artificial intelligence the next step in project management evolution?


Common Pitfalls to Avoid During the Contracting Process

by Vivek Gondi

The success of a project depends on the processes that are followed, the people who execute them and the contractual terms and conditions. This subject is all the more relevant to companies who take up work with little background and experience. Understanding some of the common pitfalls that should be avoided by sellers is essential.


How Decisive Are You?

by Andy Jordan

Many different styles of leader can successfully run projects. But one of the most important skills a project manager can possess is the ability to act decisively—and to be right most of the time.


Taking SMART Goals to the Next Level

by Christopher Cook

The world moves too fast to hunker down and stick to your goals—both personally and professionally. One suggestion for goals is to use the SMART technique. But what if you want to take your project, team or self to the next level quickly? Learn how to turn SMART goals into game changers…


7-Step Blueprint for Meetings That Actually Add Value

by Shawn Stratton
October 17, 2017 | 56:46 | Views: 469 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.79 / 7

Most people don’t know how to run a meeting because they have never been to an effective meeting. During this webinar, high-impact strategies that enable meetings to bring tremendous value will be revealed.


Bridging the Agile Divide on Hybrid Project Delivery

by Anton Oosthuizen
October 12, 2017 | 62:05 | Views: 227 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.87 / 7

Our ability to cross this divide will define how successful the project will be. Will we deliver solutions as specified by users or will we solve business problems as expressed by stakeholders?


How to Inspire Change Capability

by Brian Hampton
October 04, 2017 | 59:02 | Views: 1,498 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.30 / 7

During this webinar, we discuss the potential benefits of advancing change management maturity and start a conversation about how to inspire change capability where employees and leaders expect and thrive on transformative opportunities.


Demystifying PMBOK® Guide Math - Part 2

by John Tracy
September 28, 2017 | 58:01 | Views: 1,333 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.23 / 7

This webinar is Part II of a two-part series that is aimed at breaking down the computational content of the PMBOK® Guide and making it more understandable, as well as applicable to the real world.


Outstanding Project Managers Have Mastered Key Skills and So Can You!

by Laszlo Retfalvi
September 27, 2017 | 60:12 | Views: 2,730 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.92 / 7

The best Project Managers are outstanding leaders. They motivate, bring people together, and accomplish great things. They lead with accountability, are risk aware, and have courage to act. They get the best and most exciting assignments. They are the ones that succeed.


Demystifying PMBOK® Guide Math - Part 1

by John Tracy
September 21, 2017 | 63:15 | Views: 1,902 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.14 / 7

This webinar is Part I of a two-part series that is aimed at breaking down the computational content of the PMBOK® Guide and making it more understandable, as well as applicable to the real world.



Business Analysis and Design Thinking Different Ways to the Same Goal

by Michael Boyle , Rudolf Greger
September 12, 2017 | 59:32 | Views: 3,266 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.84 / 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.


Checklist for Developing and Financing Power Projects

PREMIUM checklist
by Dan Potash

When developing and financing a power project, use this checklist/outline as a basis for your procedures, progress and risk. Have you developed procedures for all of these items? Have considerations for all of them been made and documented? Have appropriate parties been assigned to their respective specialties?


Risk Management Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This Excel template is for project managers approaching risk management for the first time. It shares steps and examples to achieve a simple but effective risk management plan, probability and impact assessment table/matrix, rating assessment table and risk register.


Leadership Skills Assessment (French Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stephane Parent

Ce modèle est conçu pour être utilisé conjointement avec le webinaire Develop Leadership - Deliver Leaders! Accédez à chacun des onglets (Vision et valeurs, Direction, Persuasion, Soutien, Développement, Appréciation) et attribuez une valeur de 0 (plus faible) à 5 (plus élevé) aux questions, avant et après un événement de leadership comme un projet. L'onglet Résumé affiche les notes globales pour chaque dimension, ainsi qu'un graphique des résultats. Basé sur le classeur de haute performance de Toastmasters.


High-Level Planning and Cost Estimation Worksheet

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by Eduard Hernandez

This sample Excel worksheet includes a Gantt chart with resource estimation (man hour, machine hour) and cost estimation. It provides a quick way to calculate project budget and project selling price.



Benefits Realization Planning Template (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Andy Jordan

このテンプレートは、ビジネスケースのコミットメントを特定のトラッキングアクティビティおよび指標に結びつけることを目指しています。すべてのプロジェクトが客観的な措置を講ずるわけではありませんが、すべてのイニシアチブのためのそのような形の利益実現を無視することは許されません。この計画は、ビジネスケースと同時に完了されるべきであり、ここで特定された測定された総利益とビジネスケースで行われたコミットメントとが一致する必要があります。


Change Readiness Assessment (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by ProjectsatWork.com

変更管理には、継続的なコミュニケーション、アクティブなスポンサーシップ、ステークホルダーバイイン、および調整済みのトレーニングが必要です。プロジェクトリーダーは、このスプレッドシートベースの評価ツールを使用して、組織の変更準備状況を評価し、変更イニシアチブをよりよく準備するためのガイダンスを提供することができます。


Lessons Learned Form

deliverable
by Teresa Sabino

The main objective of a lessons learned session is identifying how to sustain strengths and improve weaknesses on future projects. Customize this template to include only lesson categories applicable to your project. Distribute the customized template to participants of the lessons learned session at least one week prior to the date of the discussion to provide their feedback, then compile them all into a master copy. Use in conjunction with the other templates in the Lessons Learned Package.


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