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Quality

Lean, Agile and Kaizen in Project Quality Management

by Kumar Srikant

Quality has always been the key factor in successful project management. The philosophies of lean, agile and kaizen are proving to be key enablers of delivering quality products and services consistently.

Knowledge Shelf

Scope Creep in Projects: Looking From the Lens of Critical Thinking

by Vanita Bhoola

It is a VUCA world—volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous—and project management is no exception. In such situations, the final project may hardly resemble the original or initial plan. Welcome to scope creep! How can critical thinking help?

Strategy

Leveraging ROI Methodology in the Public Sector

by Vinod Kumar Paidakula

In order to maintain the same level of service to citizens, federal and state agencies need to increase efficiency by applying innovative techniques such as the return on investment methodology. This article aims to provide an introduction to ROI methodology and provides an example of how the public sector can make its processes more effective by applying it.

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featured webinar

5 Rules for Decision Making Using the 80/20 Principle

by Christopher Cook
February 14, 2018 | 59:48 | Views: 675 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.77 / 7

The 80/20 Principle, also known as the Pareto principle, states 80% of your outputs are derived from 20% of your inputs. In other words, the majority of the tasks you get done or products your produce are a result of only a handful of activities. This presentation is designed to give you five rules to make better decisions using this principle. You will start to realize how few decisions are actually important, and when they are essential, default responses are already in place. Also, this process will help you determine what is working (double down) and what is not (change early).

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Do Program Managers Have a Future?

by Andy Jordan

As project management becomes increasingly business focused, is the separation between project and program manager skill sets diminishing to the point that it’s becoming irrelevant?


Lean, Agile and Kaizen in Project Quality Management

by Kumar Srikant

Quality has always been the key factor in successful project management. The philosophies of lean, agile and kaizen are proving to be key enablers of delivering quality products and services consistently.


Leveraging ROI Methodology in the Public Sector

by Vinod Kumar Paidakula

In order to maintain the same level of service to citizens, federal and state agencies need to increase efficiency by applying innovative techniques such as the return on investment methodology. This article aims to provide an introduction to ROI methodology and provides an example of how the public sector can make its processes more effective by applying it.


Scope Creep in Projects: Looking From the Lens of Critical Thinking

by Vanita Bhoola

It is a VUCA world—volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous—and project management is no exception. In such situations, the final project may hardly resemble the original or initial plan. Welcome to scope creep! How can critical thinking help?


Start Program Management with Due Diligence for Adequate Governance

by Joe Wynne

Your high performance can be rendered obsolete by problems caused by inadequate program management governance. Use these tactics to evaluate the governance of your program so that you can respond early with necessary measures in case you find inadequacies.


Program Management: Building on What Works

by Michael Wood

This article will explore what a number of accomplished practitioners have to say about improving the program management function, along with tips that the author has learned along the way in his own career.


Governance Around Projects: An Organizational Approach

by Lourdes Medina, PMP, PfMP, ITIL, CSM

An efficient frame of governance helps to ensure the strategic alignment of the organization with corporate initiatives and their realization. This article analyzes governance around projects with an organizational approach at the strategic level, at the tactical and portfolio level, and at the program and project level.


Pulse of the Profession® 2018: Success in Disruptive Times

by PMI

In an era of increased financial scrutiny, shifting competitive pressures and business disruption from evolving technology, organizations seek advice on how to drive performance. They can find this insight in the new 2018 Pulse of the Profession®, released today on PMI.org.



Project HEADWAY: Program Management for Dummies

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
February 15, 2018 | 63:46 | Views: 363 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.86 / 7

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly takes us back to the essence of what program management is, and what it means to be a program manager. It explores where program management came from, and what it was intended to address. The webinar explores the challenges that were present when program management was conceived, and the challenges that continue to be present in taking a program approach. Finally, it considers how to practically consider and apply the principles of program management in the real world.


Use Games to Build Your Agile Project Teams

by Michael Boyle 
February 14, 2018 | 60:48 | Views: 338 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.36 / 7

We all struggle with the concept of uncertainty, but it does not deter us from trying from planning the unplannable. This webinar will focus on developing project teams with the ability to share and collaborate turning ambiguity from a deficit to a vehicle that allows your assignee's to produce added-value deliverables. We start this webinar by describing the current situation in how disjointed teams directly contribute to project failure. The effectiveness of a games model, through use of project-based simulation, is then characterized. The basis of this webinar is then illustrated through a number of situational real-life exercises performed. Lastly, we discuss the expectations of this approach, listing some of the lurking pitfalls of this method.


Agile Software Development from the Product Owner Perspective

by Everton de Dias
February 08, 2018 | 60:43 | Views: 343 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.13 / 7

Software development is frequently discussed from a project management perspective, focusing on knowledge areas, challenges, specific business cases. In this presentation, we want to discuss Agile Software development from the Product Owner perspective, his/her role, profile, performance and challenges.



A Risk-Based Management Approach to Third-Party Data Security, Risk and Compliance

by Robert Putrus
February 01, 2018 | 61:15 | Views: 1,721 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.56 / 7

The presentation describes process guidelines and framework for the enterprises’ board of directors and senior management teams to consider when providing oversight, examination and risk management of third-party business relationships in the areas of information technology, systems and cyber security.



Microsoft PPM and Agile: Are They A Good Match?

by Bob Tyler
January 23, 2018 | 59:44 | Views: 2,775 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.57 / 7

In the webinar “Microsoft Project and Agile: Apples and Oranges?”, we explored how to use Microsoft Project on the desktop to manage Agile projects. In this webinar, we’ll take it to the next level and discuss how to use Project Web App (PWA) to manage Agile projects! And we’ll do it without custom coding or writing macros!



Cutover Strategy

PREMIUM presentation
by Vinod Kumar Paidakula

This presentation details the various steps needed to manage project cutover efficiently. Project managers can use this template and customize it to meet their project cutover needs. The cutover example in the presentation is for a very large IT implementation spawning multiple countries, so not all steps might be needed for smaller projects.


Project HEADWAY: Program Management for Dummies

PREMIUM presentation
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly takes us back to the essence of what program management is, and what it means to be a program manager. It explores where program management came from, and what it was intended to address. The webinar explores the challenges that were present when program management was conceived, and the challenges that continue to be present in taking a program approach. Finally, it considers how to practically consider and apply the principles of program management in the real world.


Critical Path Weighting Template

deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This template will help with planning an activity by giving a method to weight critical paths, with the final goal to calculate contractor delay responsibility by calculated weightings.


Decision Tracker

deliverable
by Venkata Kolisetti

We make a lot of decisions throughout the project life cycle. Tracking these decisions is crucial, especially for projects that run for years. With people moving around and with constant change in roles, the tracking of decisions is necessary. This log helps new stakeholders get up to speed on the decisions made—and the reasons behind them.


EVM Progress Tracker

deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

Is your project on time and within budget? This tracker will guide you through the Earned Value Method, giving a clear, step-by-step approach to help you answer that question.


Multi-Project Tracking Template

deliverable
by Stephane Parent

This template shows how you can track actual time and dollars against estimated time and dollars across projects, activities and persons. The pivot table allows you to roll up the data at the project, activity and person, in any order.


Pareto Chart Template

deliverable
by Sromon Das

The Pareto Chart is a simple yet powerful tool that allows one to distinguish between the critical few and trivial many. While this is a quality tool, it can be used by any project team for any project type. Microsoft Excel currently does not have built-in functionality to create a Pareto Chart; this Excel template has an in-built macro that can generate a Pareto chart with just a click of a button.


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