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The Unanchored Project Manager Vol. 5: Managing an Unanchored PM

by Michael Huber, Catherine Oliver-Weems

In the latest installment of this nomadic series, our author passes the baton to his manager—who shares what it's like to manage an unanchored PM...and why you might want to experience it first hand.

Leadership

Mixing Up Group Planning Sessions

by Mark Steward

Do you have alphas, extroverts or senior managers who tend to dominate planning sessions? Try this simple group rotation technique to allow others to make a greater contribution.

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Business Analysis

Expanding Your Understanding of Business Analysis Roles

by Joe Wynne

It’s common for PMs to be asked to manage a project that modifies a business process. These projects require that business analysis takes on a broad scope with project roles and stakeholders that may be unfamiliar to you. Be better prepared by knowing some key players and how they fit into such a project.

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2018 Survey Roundup: Mostly Good News

by Michael Wood

It’s time to check out what the latest IT and project management-related surveys are indicating on the states of CIOs, IT salaries, IP spending, cloud computing, project management and more!


Strategic Continuity Over Chaos

by Andy Jordan

As the New Year approaches, it is a hectic period of work completion and initiation for many organizations. But strategic planning and project delivery should be a continuous, ongoing process based on specific customer needs and market realities, not a calendar on the wall.


The Better Motivation

by Emma Weber, Patricia Pulliam Phillips and Jack Phillips

Finding ways to get someone to do something is always much harder, more time consuming and expensive than simply finding people who want to do what you want them to do anyway. There is a recipe for activating this intrinsic motivation, and the ingredients are autonomy, competency and relatedness.


The Need for an Innovative Strategy

by Kevin Coleman

Innovation is much more than an executive and marketing buzzword; it can be a serious bottom-line contributor. This is beginning to create challenges for program and project managers. PMs are certainly much more in the spotlight...so we need to prepare.


Dealing With the Loneliness of Project Management

by Andy Jordan

One of the worst experiences this practitioner had as an inexperienced PM was the first time he had to deal with things going very wrong. It can be a lonely feeling—but it doesn’t have to be.


New PMI Reports Focus on Disruptive Technologies

by ProjectManagement.com

Throughout 2018, Project Management Institute has explored how organizations are using technologies such as artificial intelligence, the cloud and the internet of things to achieve their goals. While no one single factor can drive benefits realization in these fast-emerging areas, proven project management practices lead to greater success and less waste.


Introduction to Strengths-Based PM: Social Intelligence for Project Management

by Ruth Pearce

To engage others, we need to understand them, what motivates them, what gives them a sense of purpose. That understanding, and appreciation of others, is often referred to as social intelligence. This combination of social awareness and social facility is what helps us to connect with others and to engage them on their terms.


Business Analysis Isn't a Role, It's a Mindset

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Business analysis is perceived as a role with a great deal of cachet and is deemed to have a fair bit of value. This author's challenge to that perspective? Business analysis is far less of a role than it is a mindset.


PMIEF Open house - PM Program Impacting Students Throughout Central PA

by Myles Miller
November 27, 2018 | 61:20 | Views: 666 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.12 / 5

The PMI Keystone Chapter, in partnership with the PMIEF, have been providing project management programs throughout their chapter area for four years. We have a proven formula that works to find school connections and teacher support advocacy of programs that we present with the help of PM professional from the chapter, who volunteer their time and share their knowledge and expertise. We will share why the program works and how you can create the same success in your chapters with a similar program. Join us to learn how to make an impact in your communities with PM programs for students!


Técnicas de Auditoría para una Gestión Efectiva de Proyectos

by Alfredo Armijos
November 27, 2018 | 61:09 | Views: 96 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.18 / 5

Según el reporte PMI Pulse of the Profession 2018, aproximadamente el 50% de los proyectos no llegan a cumplir con el presupuesto original ni con el tiempo establecido para su ejecución, monitoreo y cierre. Casi 47% de estos proyectos sufrieron corrupción de su alcance original, siendo considerados como un fracaso en su gestión integral. Son estadísticas que alertan a la disciplina de la dirección de proyectos a tomar acciones inmediatas para su mejora. La auditoría aporta un valor significativo en la gestión del ciclo de vida de un proyecto, desde sus fases de conceptualización y pre-factibilidad, hasta su transición a la operación y medición de generación de valor mediante la gestión de realización de sus beneficios. Dicha relevancia es evidenciada, al incluir a la auditoría como una herramienta y técnica en algunos de los 49 procesos descritos en el PMBOK. No obstante, en la actualidad no existe un estándar de auditoría claramente difundido y entendido en la comunidad de Dirección de Proyectos, que brinde lineamientos claves sobre que documentos y técnicas lúdicas pueden contribuir en la detección de anomalías en cualquier punto del proyecto y sobre cualquier área de conocimiento, y que permita establecer acciones correctivas/preventivas previo al fracaso. Como consecuencia, es de vital importancia transmitir a los directores de proyectos la necesidad de aprender nuevas herramientas analíticas de auditoría, que les permitan evaluar el desempeño general en la administración de un proyecto, con el propósito de garantizar el éxito en la consecución de sus objetivos alineados a los beneficios esperados por la organización ejecutora.


Lightning Talks - Social Good Experts Explain How Their Chapters Give Back

by Marie Hegarty Josiane Ballin
November 21, 2018 | 19:01 | Views: 781 | PDUs: 0.25 | Rating: 3.84 / 5

The DVC Vision consists of Project Managers teaching project management principles and skills in our neighborhoods, in local civic and community organizations and to students at all levels of education, to empower success! We will go into detail of why Project Managers are important, and how they are positioned to provide hands on assistance and support universally.


Michael Strogoff - Jules Verne's Resilient Project Manager

by Chris Greco
November 20, 2018 | 57:54 | Views: 1,748 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.47 / 5

This webinar is based on the Jules Verne book called "Michael Strogoff - Courier of the Czar" and details the various problems that would prevent most of us from completing a project. The book shows that persistence and focus on the final goal will help overcome any obstacle.


Integrating Agile Techniques into Traditional Projects

by David Davis, Lynda Carter
November 15, 2018 | 61:16 | Views: 1,864 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

Hearing all the buzz about agile, wondering how you can get in the game? There are many ways to gain the benefits of Agile – from full on methodology to a hybrid approach. If you not ready to pick a method, but still interested in how you can use components of Agile, then this webinar is for you.


Project HEADWAY: Getting BAs and PMs to Talk the Same Language

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
November 15, 2018 | 64:47 | Views: 1,372 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly dives into the chasm that still separates the worlds of business analysis and project management. He explores where there are similarities and where there are differences. In particular, he examines where differences are a result of perspective, of practise or just of how we talk about things. Most importantly, he offers constructive and concrete suggestions of how to bridge the divide, and get everyone on the same page and talking the same language.


Big Data and project management, there is a point

by Jimmy Godard
November 14, 2018 | 61:08 | Views: 1,763 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

Big Data is a game changer. From employees’ generated data to machine generated data, organizations have to deal with new streams of data that come their way. Interested in leading the change? Join this presentation to understand the role of big data program/project managers, the required skills, what the team structure looks like, how to define the program direction, and milestones.


Bridging Communication Gaps in Virtual Teams

by Donovan Hardenbrook
November 13, 2018 | 55:21 | Views: 1,463 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.18 / 5

Utilizing the concepts of lean new product development (NPD) to improve virtual team communications can lead to increased innovation throughput and quality.



PM for Social Good® 2018 Open House Program Guide

presentation
by PMIEF

The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation is honored to partner with ProjectManagement.com to share an Open House event around the theme of project managers giving back. We're speaking directly to the practitioner community to discuss how you can get involved. This Program Guide shares all you need to know to make the most out of your day—and your career!


Portfolio Dashboard Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Mamadou Issa

Use this Excel sheet to monitor and projects in your portfolio. Report status and financials to have a global view of the portfolio, including risk levels for scope, schedule and cost.


Project Dashboard Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Mamadou Issa

Use this project dashboard to give team members and stakeholders a snapshot of your project, including an executive summary, completed and upcoming activities, milestones, risks, budget information and more.


Project Training Activities and Tasks Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Karen Laundon

The success of a project hinges on the successful execution of a detailed and proactive training plan. Use this template as a checklist/log to identify, track and execute the relevant training activities for your project.


IT Business Case Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Dinah Young

This business case can be used for IT projects. It will allow you to state the business case, document the goals and align with company strategies, mandates or compliance. Additionally, you will be able to calculate the return on investment using the total cost of ownership and the cost benefit analysis.


Total Cost of Ownership/Cost Benefit Analysis Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Dinah Young

This spreadsheet is used to calculate and compare the TCO (total cost of ownership) and CBA (cost benefit analysis) of multiple alternative solutions. This includes costs and benefits for not only the implementation, but also for additional years of maintenance.


Project HEADWAY: Getting BAs and PMs to Talk the Same Language

PMI MEMBER-ONLY presentation
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Whether you are a BA, a PM or have your feet in both camps, you'll want to check out this webinar. Not only will it broaden your vocabulary, but it will expand your perspective of the how BAs and PMs can and should relate to each other differently.


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