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Finding Your Niche as a Project Manager

by Stephanie Jaeger

In the beginning of our full-time PM career, many of us find ourselves pushed into one area by circumstance. However, we need to consciously position ourselves where we want to be. This way, we can shape our career slowly and develop our brand. Here are some important steps to take.

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The Best Project Managers Are Themselves

by Leticia Peevy

Being genuine can give you an edge as a project manager because it helps build and strengthen connections you have with your peers and project team. Authenticity builds trust and enables you to increase your circle of influence in your personal and professional life. Employ these practical actions to help you be yourself.

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Project HEADWAY: Can I Keep On Doing This?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
April 18, 2019 | 65:48 | Views: 451 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.64 / 5

We often think of sustainably externally - on what we need to do to save the planet from the increasing impacts of climate change. There is also the question of our own personal sustainability. How do we sustain ourselves? How do we manage in the face of increased pressure, growing demands and shrinking capacity to respond? This webinar explores how to manage and sustain our own capacity and ability to thrive.

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PMOs: Delivering Value in an Imperfect World (Japanese Translation)

by Andy Jordan

一言で言えば、PMOには明確な指示、一連の目標と目的、そしてそれらの目標を達成するための計画があります。 しかし、PMOが完璧な世界に存在することはめったにありません。


An Agile Approach to Your Job Search

by Chizzy Menkiti, MBA, PMP, CSM

This author recently shared how to apply PMBOK® Guide principles to your job search project. Now, they take a different perspective and look at an agile approach to your career search! Let’s get started…


Sustaining Performance: A Project Priority

by Andy Jordan

Organizations are run by people, and those people have limits. When an organization pushes employees to exceed those limits, bad things happen. Problems sustaining project team performance and problems sustaining operational performance need to be addressed, and the PM has a role to play in both elements.


The Retrospective: An Essential Practice for Agile Teams

by Johanna Rothman

Too many teams don’t perform retrospectives—the inspect-and-adapt part—of the agile approach. Sometimes, people think the retro will take too long, or that they won’t learn enough fast enough. The problem? Teams do the same thing over and over again—and nothing changes.


Topic Teasers Vol. 119: The Hierarchy of 'Me, Me, Me'

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

Question:My organization is very interested in adding more agile practices to our processes. While I’m not opposed, from what I have been told it’s about faster time to market, happier clients and being better suited to anticipate change. That’s all just fine, but what about me? I don’t mean to sound self-absorbed, but what’s in this for me and for the people on my team? Don’t we count, too?


Transformation Project Manager – An Understanding of What You Are Up To

by Valaiporn Niramai, PMP

Transformation appears to be a top-agenda item for the C-level. Project managers may find it tempting to opt in to a project management role in the transformation, but before saying “yes,” they should understand how the transformation team is structured, how talents are acquired, what skill sets are needed, and what key considerations to look for.



Staying Sustainable After Launch

by Carleton Chinner

Most projects don't end with their launch date—they have an active lifespan and eventual decommissioning. Do you know what the true end-to-end cost of your project is?


Cloud Technologies- A Project Manager’s Perspective

by RANGARAJAN MADABHUSHI
April 10, 2019 | 60:16 | Views: 968 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.66 / 5

Cloud is fundamental to Digital Transformation strategy of organizations worldwide. We are now in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Businesses across all domains, revolve around this fast-paced technology, which is both a boon and bane. Project Managers are not alone in this model of business which needs them to be armed with this latest skill. IT Project management involves integration, migration, lift & shift of current businesses in the cloud with agility. Businesses of all sizes migrating to Cloud. Project Manager, when up skilled with this technology, is well equipped to deliver the role perfectly to satisfy and delight the customer in this fast-paced world controlled by technology like never before. This presentation covers Technical, Strategic & Business management aspect of PMI Talent Triangle.


Introduction to Delay Analysis & Forensic Planning

by Ahmed Fouad Sedky
April 10, 2019 | 59:19 | Views: 609 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.19 / 5

This webinar provides an introduction to Delay Analysis; Forensic Planning; and Scheduling and how they relate to Extension of Time Requests preparation and submission. Attendees will learn: Delay types and how disputes arise; the difference between the Critical Path and the Longest Path; delay analysis / forensic planning/ scheduling techniques and when to use each technique; and tips on preparing successful Extension of Time Requests.


Better Project Outcomes by Communicating for Understanding

by Dr. William Brantley
April 09, 2019 | 58:55 | Views: 773 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.70 / 5

You may have heard that “90% of a project manager’s work is communication.” But, have you heard why communication is so important and what is good project management communication? In this webinar, the presenter explains why communication is no longer just the transfer of information and giving directives to project teams. Modern communication theory is based upon creating shared understanding – “the coordinated management of meaning.” The presenter gives practical tools and methods for creating understanding among your project team and stakeholders. With understanding comes better project task execution and more support from project sponsors, customers, and stakeholders.


The Agile Enterprise: The Role of the PMO in Agile Transformations

by Stelian Roman
April 05, 2019 | 56:20 | Views: 441 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.22 / 5

Scaling Agile practices beyond software development teams and IT departments is a growing trend, and the Agile Enterprise is a reality rather than a goal. However, the transition from planned approach to Agile is a painful change, and PMO can provide support for Agile rather than be perceived as an archaic team supporting “waterfall”. Once the organisation decides to adopt Agile, the PMO should be the champion of the transformation process, providing support to the Project Managers with less experience with Agile delivery while ensuring that governance requirements are met. This webinar is a summary of the presenter’s experience in organisations transitioning to Agile.


Governance of Innovation in Portfolios, Programs and Projects

by Michael Knapp, Dr Chris Stevens
April 03, 2019 | 59:12 | Views: 790 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

The importance of governance in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects (3P) is reflected in part by the development of standards for governance (PMI, 2016) as well as by the increasing attention being paid to governance in management/academic literature, and in practice. At the same time, organizations increasingly aim to improve their innovation capabilities, enabling them to survive in today’s dynamic, competitive environment. However, there is little guidance in research literature on whether and how 3P governance can be designed to support and promote innovation. The escalating importance of project delivery in organizations, especially for innovation, further highlights the need for better understanding of the relationship between governance, innovation, and success in 3P.



Stop Making and Breaking Teams and Watch Enterprise Agility Flourish

by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George
April 03, 2019 | 61:12 | Views: 595 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.27 / 5

How can you structure your large, in-house software developers to make agility flourish? Traditionally, software development is organized into short-term project teams that draw from a pool of specialized talent. Developers often work on multiple projects simultaneously. The problem? Project delays often create lags that ripple across multiple teams, creating inefficiencies and frustration. Moreover, jumping from project to project forces our brains to switch gears, meaning we work harder to function at a lower level.


Mastering the Art of Having Difficult Conversations – Part 1

by Dana Bernstein
April 01, 2019 | 60:59 | Views: 4,529 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.60 / 5

How much time do we waste thinking about, avoiding, or worrying about having a hard conversation and what does that do to your productivity? To your work relationships? You can have a "silent" conversation rattle around in your head for months if you avoid "it." Of IF the hard conversation you had goes poorly, you can have the 'I should have said this" conversation in your head. What if you learned how to have powerful conversations that led to better outcomes and stronger relationships? In the 1st part of this webinar, we will explore IF a conversation is needed, how to speak from a position of power, and delineate the types of conversations so you can better manage your emotions. I would recommend listening to my conflict resolution webinar so you have a foundation before launching into this discussion.




Project HEADWAY: Can I Keep On Doing This?

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

In this webinar, participants will: Explore the challenges of a project management career Identify what sustainability means in a career context Understand strategies to manage and maintain our capacity Develop strategies for sustaining ourselves as project managers



Project Charter Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Dianne Naughton

This two-page project charter template includes sections for a stakeholder list, summary milestone schedule for various project phases (like collecting requirements, the development phase and prototype testing), and more. Adapt it to fit your specific project.


Risk Register and Tracker

PREMIUM deliverable
by Harpreet Panesar

This risk register helps to identify and track project risks through the entirety of the project life cycle. It is used when identifying risks to log the risk ID, description, trigger, impact, probability and risk owner, and to establish the risk response plans. Once each field is completed for each identified risk, this template is used on a regular basis during project status meetings with the project team to track the status of the risk and the action of implementing its respective response plan.


Action Item Tracker

PREMIUM deliverable
by Amogh Kutumbe

Document your action items—along with their owners, priority and progress—using this log.


Equipment Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Andrew Guertin

Keep track of equipment for your project using this simple Excel log.


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