Do certifications add value to your career? The answer is clear. Here, the author shares three questions to keep in mind before you invest in another certification, and six steps to create your project certification plan.
In this webinar, you will hear how contingency planning saved a project from failure, what triggers are and why they matter, and why no project plan is complete without trigger-based contingency plans.
Voices on Project Management
By Peter Tarhanidis I was recently assigned to transform a procurement team into one that managed outsourcing partnerships. I realized the team was very disengaged, leaving the strategy up to m ...
Project Scope Change Management is often described or attended to as a simple exercise which require vigilance to pick up changes as they arise and follow internal change processes. By this I mean SCM ...
No degree or certification is useful. At the same time they are not useless either. There is a reason why such things exist and the reason is to learn from others example as oppose to make mistakes on ...
I'm doing a little research before my product launches, and I'm hoping the PMI community can help me out. I have two questions: 1. How do you handle people who repeatedly fail to accurately report ...
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President Mauricio Macri participated this morning in the implementation of the tunnel that will build the 12 km submarine outfall of the Dock Sud sewage plant in the municipality of Avellaneda, which ...
The long-term goals they wish to achieve in terms of market share, revenue, positioning (i.e. volume leader, quality niche, etc.), customer satisfaction, etc. · [endif]-->The internal impro ...
Interesting information contained in the CCR Handbook https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/certifications/ccr-certification-requirements-handbook.pdf ...
Hello fellow Project Managers. After writing for many years on What It Takes to Succeed. Many of you have asked to see the leaders and experts who shared their wisdom and their guidance on what it ...
We’re already halfway through the year, and it’s time for the annual technology update! So get your geek on and let’s have a look at the hot information technologies for 2017...
Far too often, companies are ignoring the basic business rules by moving from one extreme to another with regard to tools, methods and processes instead of managing the change as an evolution. And regardless of the evolution in technology, the social economy and market changes, there is one simple formula that remains constant, one that will maintain the main muscle of your business.
One of the major reasons for project failure is the occurrence of unforeseen events that disrupt the smooth running of the project and cause irrecoverable deviation from the plan. How can we help minimize the risk when it comes to scope definition in construction projects?
It’s important to increase the role and responsibilities of head office managers for projects that are offshored. This article is excerpted from the author’s book Leading and Motivating Global Teams: Integrating Offshore Centers and the Head Office.
All projects have benefits, even those that are “just an upgrade.” But creating energy and receiving buy-in from the project team is oftentimes much more difficult on smaller initiatives. Here we learn some actionable items that can be used to keep team members engaged and focused on the reasons behind the technical work.
There is always pressure to remain on schedule and under budget. But ignoring risks to achieve a deliverable can have catastrophic consequences. The author looks at some infamous worst-case examples of operations that ignored those risks, but the road map used to create them is just as applicable to less-critical scenarios related to managing risk within any environment. What can we learn from this?
With the increasing business focus of project management, many PMs are wondering how they should focus their personal development. Should they go broad, or should they go deep?
Project implementation is required to reach the desired outcomes in business. You develop a WBS, apply project management systems, particularly EVM and then settle down with project monitoring and control processes to reach the end result - but is that enough?
Closing Q&A webinar for April 2017 Book Club on Managing and Leading People through Change by Julie Hodges
We all know we are supposed to do a “lessons learned” exercise as part of our projects. Some of us even take the time to go through the motions. The challenge is that lessons learned rarely get paid attention to, and organizational practices rarely change as a result. If we really want to learn from our projects, we need to change how we think about lessons learned.
If only CHANGE were easy. We lead projects and initiatives every day and the odds that they will be successful are not in our favor. It is like herding cats. Evidence shows that incorporating Emotional Intelligence makes it easier to lead people down a different path than they are currently on.
A sea change in project management practice and principles is already well underway. The roots go back as far as knowledge created and discovered in the early 20th century, but received a tremendous shot in the arm when the Agile Manifesto and Principles leapt into the world from its crèche in Snowbird, Utah.
Project Managers normally use the same questions to understand the current status of their project and tasks assigned. We get so used to asking the same questions that it becomes a habit: What's the status on this? How are we getting on? Perhaps it's time to look at some other questions to assess the health of your project. Are you team members happy? Are they able to do their work without being impeded by others? What are they most looking forward to in delivering this project? During this webinar we'll explore the questions that you should be asking as a Project Manager to determine the real status of the project.