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PMXPO 2017

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Meeting Management: Lessons for the Project Manager

by Robert Barger, MBA, PMP

As a project manager, you need meetings in order to increase collaboration and resolve obstacles, but you may be taking productive time from the team member’s workday. Recognizing this helps you understand that maximizing your time together is essential. Learn how to make your meetings efficient, purposeful and interesting.

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Succession Planning: Essential for Project and Career Management

by James Chappars

People are never interchangeable parts. Yet most organizations engage in little contingency planning for the inevitable human downtime. In this article, the author gives an example of poor planning, raises a reminder to managers and gives some practical steps to mitigate the problem.


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2017 CIO Success Guide

by Michael Wood

For CIOs in 2017, the issues and challenges are not getting any easier. What should CIOs—especially in smaller to mid-sized organizations—focus on to improve their job life expectancy?

The Forces Influencing Integrated Strategy

by Kevin Coleman

With so much projected to take place technologically in the next several years, organizations must be ready to respond. Those that fail to consider several forces into their strategy development will likely suffer slow global economic growth, diminishing market share and business failure. With so much going on, the pressure on program and project managers will be substantial.

PM Candidates, Personality Tests

by Aaron Smith

Many companies are incorporating personality assessments into the hiring process to gauge cultural fit, leadership potential and other elusive factors. Here an organizational development expert discusses the value of these tests, a tip for weeding out unreliable ones, and a 10-point checklist (plus three questions) that can help identify promising project managers and team members.

The Power of Planning

by Rajakumar Ramakrishnan

Do project managers really need to plan for project activities? Is it really worth the effort? What do we lose if we simply execute the project? When a PM practices agile and DevOps, do they still need to plan, or do these discourage it? Here, the author reinforces the power of planning.

The Art of Stakeholder Conversations

by Soumya Maitra

Projects live and die by decisions. Such decisions are seldom made in isolation and are often the product of deliberations ripe with dominant management culture, stakeholder egos, their politics, risk appetite and resistance to change. Learn how you can maneuver these moving pieces skillfully to influence project sponsors and stakeholders toward concurrence.

You Can Become a Powerful Project Leader by Taking These Steps

by Andrea Masek, PMP

Project leadership takes guts. Face it, you take on some of the most complex assignments and are responsible for large budgets, resources and operational impacts. The steps outlined in this article will enable you to tap into your leadership potential, engage your teams and utilize proven techniques for successful project outcomes.

Effective Conflict Resolution

by Shawn Stratton
May 17, 2017 | 62:18 | Views: 740 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.58 / 7

Handling conflicts in the workplace is a challenging, but necessary, reality for a Project Manager. How a leader deals with conflict either serves to better a team or contributes to its demise.

Lead the People – Manage the Process!

by Patrick McBane
May 03, 2017 | 62:21 | Views: 2,850 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.84 / 7

If you have influence with at least one person – that makes you a leader. Becoming the leader you want to be is part of what we will look at during this session. We’ll supply the tools to establish, elevate, and sustain your leadership strategy as the #1 business priority and make it the #1 employee benefit in your organization. A culture of leadership does both.

Tips for Improving PMOs Value

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
May 03, 2017 | 60:35 | Views: 1,697 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.87 / 7

In this webinar, the author applies concepts of strategic planning, change management and soft skills development, to provide a practical approach to increase PMO's value, helping to change perceptions such as "being a process cop", to create a culture where the stakeholders understand the value of the project management and become evangelists of the best practices.

Turn Your Employees into Star Performers

by Nicola McCrabbe
April 26, 2017 | 60:36 | Views: 2,393 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.83 / 7

Is someone on your team not performing to expectations? This webinar will provide practical tips and strategies that you can start using right away to turn individual employees into Star Performers.

Communication Issues and Solutions for Project Implementation

by Muhammad Aslam Mirza
April 25, 2017 | 66:13 | Views: 1,968 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.25 / 7

Do you understand your team and know how to shape your communication so that you are properly heard and understood for the advancement of project implementation? This webinar will tackle common communication issues and how to resolve them to move your project ahead.

Managing Remote Teams for Success

by Dana Brownlee
April 20, 2017 | 59:29 | Views: 3,033 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.61 / 7

Our workplace has certainly changed and one of the most obvious illustrations of this is the prevalence of non-traditional work environments. This workshop provides specific best practices and tips for how to effectively support remote team members, how to build a sense of camaraderie and maintain high levels of motivation without the luxury of the traditional face to face work environment.

Project HEADWAY: Consulting Is Everyone's Job

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
April 20, 2017 | 62:06 | Views: 1,274 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.79 / 7

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly debunks the myths of what it means to be a consultant, and makes that case that all of us play a consulting role. He explores the challenges of consulting effectively. Most importantly, he identifies strategies to become a better consultant, and provides techniques and insights to help become a better consultant to your clients, whoever they may be. We are all consultants, and consulting is everyone’s job. Join us, and learn how to be awesome at it.

Meeting Minutes Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Aejaz Shaikh

Communication is critical for project success, and meetings are a part of that crucial channel. To make the most out of meetings, a follow-up action plan must be used. This template has all of the necessary placeholders to help you keep track of commitments and action items.

The Importance of Lessons Learned and the Lessons Learned Facilitator

PREMIUM presentation
by Al Jacobs

In firms that are often run by short sided and overstretched managers, appointing a lessons learned facilitator is a necessary step to capitalize on past successes and errors. Why make the same mistake twice if you can avoid it? This presentation and its accompanying templates share a way for program and project managers to collect and share lessons learned—ones that often get buried in their day-to-day routines. Finding, tweaking and then formally sharing those "neglected" lessons learned can save a firm significant funds and increase related future project efficiencies.

Quantity Tracking System (Green Projects)

by Stefano Pittaluga

This template is built for construction project control managers who need to keep track of quantities installed onsite and—with the same tool—produce a weekly/monthly report that supplies management with quantitative feedback about project status.

Waterfall vs. Agile

by Jonathan Donado

This introductory PDF presentation covers the two basic and most popular methodologies in project management: waterfall (which might be more properly called the "traditional" approach), and agile, a specific type based on a combination of an iterative and incremental process with a focus on customer satisfaction by rapid delivery of a working product.

PMK Debate: Hail to the Micromanager

by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Is there any redeemable quality of the micro-manager? Can it be argued that there are circumstances that call for micro-management and that it is not always bad? In the business world micromanagers have a bad reputation but is it really deserved? This episode of the PM Debate Podcast explores micromanagement to determine if it is at all necessary on some projects. Listen to the debate and take part in the online discussion.


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