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Mind Hacks to Make Studying Easier

by Mike Griffiths

By going out of our way to make studying pleasurable, we begin to dread it less, then feel neutral about it and eventually enjoy it. But how the heck do you enjoy learning about earned value or resolving team conflict? The key is to separate our emotions about the subject matter from the learning experience.

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Who's in Charge of Modern PM Career Progression?

by Andy Jordan

When the new year rolls around, people inevitably think about their careers and how they want to see them advance. How much control do PMs have over that in today’s environment?

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How to Manage a Frugal Innovation Project

by Michael Boyle 
April 03, 2018 | 61:42 | Views: 2,274 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.17 / 5

The current model is challenging. We keep creating products that no one really needs that produce waste that nobody wants. Furthermore, we need to start concentrating on the conditions that people live in and what goods and services meet those conditions. This webinar will describe to you what frugal innovation is, why this is important, and the approaches a Project Manager can take to master such projects. What you will get: * An understanding what frugal innovation is about * Why we can expect such projects escalating * What approaches a Project Manager must take with such initiatives * Hopefully broaden your ability to take on such projects in the future.

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Understanding the Nexus Between WBS and LFA

by Haroon Qureshi

Many entities use logical framework analysis (LFA) as a project planning and management tool that is part of almost every project document. LFA is sometimes called a work breakdown structure, but its structure is different. Considering these terminology differences, this article attempts to explain the relation between WBS and LFA.


Cracking the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition Code

by Stacy King

Since the author's last popular look at helpful study tips, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has published A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, and there are just as many questions this time around. It's time to crack the code...again!


Growing from the PMI Talent Triangle®

by Stacy King

Project management is more than leadership. Can you perform the tasks of the role of project manager consistently—and at a high level? Are you aware that there’s a certain degree of duality that comes with the role? Let's dig a little deeper into each side of the PMI Talent Triangle® to help you improve your skills.


Mind Hacks to Make Studying Easier

by Mike Griffiths

By going out of our way to make studying pleasurable, we begin to dread it less, then feel neutral about it and eventually enjoy it. But how the heck do you enjoy learning about earned value or resolving team conflict? The key is to separate our emotions about the subject matter from the learning experience.


Who's in Charge of Modern PM Career Progression?

by Andy Jordan

When the new year rolls around, people inevitably think about their careers and how they want to see them advance. How much control do PMs have over that in today’s environment?



Project Constraints on a Journey Toward Being Agile

by Pawan Rai

Every project manager is familiar with the project management triangle, comprised of scope, time and cost. Quality, resources and risk are additional factors that must be accounted for to achieve project success. The focus here is to understand how these constraints are still relevant in the age of agile.


Risk Management - Introduction, Awareness, and Best Practices

by Syed Moize
April 12, 2018 | 63:39 | Views: 1,138 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.31 / 5

This webinar will provide a full view and understanding of Risk Management. New practitioners will find this webinar informative and immediately useful in their work. Experienced project managers will benefit from a refresher on risk management, as well as receive actionable best practices they can put to work today.


Using LEAN: Aligning Initiatives to Business Strategy

by SANJAY BHATNAGAR
April 10, 2018 | 59:00 | Views: 1,161 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.85 / 5

LEAN has been used primarily in manufacturing industries, however, recent trend is to use it for service industries as well, for identifying waste in processes and making the process robust and efficient, which in-turn drives the business requirements, aligning the requirements to project objectives thru LEAN.


Blockchain Overview - Opportunities and Challenges for Project Managers

by Tareq Shaheen
April 05, 2018 | 59:50 | Views: 2,711 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.10 / 5

An explanation of blockchain both on the technical level and the business level. This technology will be described and explore the business use cases where blockchain technology is seen to be of great value. Blockchain projects will grow exponentially in the future; as such, project managers will benefit from better understanding the technical and business sides of blockchain.



How a Canadian Project Recognized for Excellence Freezes Challenges for Icy Results

by Kato Lane, Michal Raczka
March 28, 2018 | 59:58 | Views: 3,801 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

The Gahcho Kué Project created the largest new diamond mine constructed in the world since 2003. In one of the world’s harshest climates, the project was successfully completed two months ahead of schedule. This project achieved its goals even with several chilling challenges. The Gahcho Kué project was awarded as a 2017 PMI Project of the Year Finalist. Learn about this awarded project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.


It’s Hard Being Agile While Getting Drenched in a Waterfall

by Kiron Bondale
March 27, 2018 | 60:52 | Views: 4,709 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.53 / 5

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development might have been written for software development, but did you know that agile was based on lean, servant-leadership and other principles which can be applied to any type of project? This webinar will cover agile behaviors, practices and techniques which can be used regardless of industry or project delivery approach.


Kaizen: Leading Change for the Better

by Michael Perdunn
March 27, 2018 | 57:05 | Views: 3,898 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.39 / 5

Kaizen simply means "change for better". When Kaizen is applied through a consistent and sustained program of successful Kaizen events, it teaches employees to think differently about their work.


Backlogs and Burndowns: An Alternative to Gantt Charts for Planning Product Development Projects

by Kelly Weyrauch
March 20, 2018 | 60:33 | Views: 4,213 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.51 / 5

Gantt Charts are a fine mechanism for planning projects that have well bounded activities with a clean start and end point, and with understood dependencies and sequences. But in the non-linear, sometimes chaotic world of Product Development, Gantt Charts can be inadequate, cumbersome, or even misleadingly inaccurate. In the session, we will explore an alternative using mechanism of Agile product development - a Backlog of value to deliver with estimations of size (effort) and a reality-based Burndown that shows a plan with visible assumptions. Together these mechanism provide an effective way to plan, track, and replan a complex Product Development effort.


Checklist de Código Auto Documentado

PREMIUM checklist

El código es la firma de un desarrollador en un proyecto de software, y no todos los desarrolladores cumplen las reglas de los buenos estándares de codificación. Asegúrese de que su equipo de desarrollo deje un legado de codificación que no solo implemente la aplicación en cuestión, sino que pueda ser entendido por otros y mantenido durante futuros ciclos de desarrollo.


Checklist para Reuniones

PREMIUM checklist

Si estás trabajando en un proyecto, vas a tener reuniones. Use esta lista de verificación para ayudarlo a mantenerse a usted y a todos los demás enfocados en el negocio en cuestión.



Project Issue Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Fella Boukadoum

Stay on top of important issues in your project using this Excel sheet, which contains sections to log each issue statement, impact and priority assessments, status, resolution and more.


Risk Register (with Risk Scale)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Fella Boukadoum

Use this Risk Register and its accompanying Project Risk Scale (with a Risk Scoring Matrix) to document identified risks, owners and an action plans--and help you access their threat level.



PM Point Of View #48: New Releases Conversations With The Authors

podCast
by Michael O'Brochta, PMI-ACP, PMP, Kendall Lott, Susan Schwartz, Ted Kallman
PMI Washington, DC Chapter

In the beginning, there was the PMBOK®. Then came the deluge! If you are looking for information on the latest trends, philosophies, and cutting-edge methodologies in Project Management, there is no shortage of books and articles to explore.


Project Charter and Outline Presentation

PREMIUM presentation
by Rebecca Houghton

The project charter is used to set expectations around a project at kickoff. Use this presentation template for kick-off meetings to ensure that all of your stakeholders and sponsors are in agreement on the key project principles. This also gives you an opportunity as the PM to set expectations that if things in this charter are changed after initial agreement, then the project scope, timelines and resources may also need to change.


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