Communication

3 Ways to Improve Interpersonal Communication in a Virtual World

by Kristin Christie, PMP

Although bonding is more naturally developed when employees are physically present in a central location, virtual teams can be healthy, highly collaborative and successful. Project managers should consider the following ways to enhance communication on virtual teams…

PMO

PMOs: Two-Way Traffic or Divided Highway?

by Andy Jordan

PMOs are a conduit for project communication between leadership and project teams. If a PMO is involved in some form of direct project oversight, there will inevitably be two forms of communication the PMO has to get involved in. What’s the best way to manage that communication?

Knowledge Shelf

Common Pitfalls to Avoid During the Contracting Process

by Vivek Gondi

The success of a project depends on the processes that are followed, the people who execute them and the contractual terms and conditions. This subject is all the more relevant to companies who take up work with little background and experience. Understanding some of the common pitfalls that should be avoided by sellers is essential.

Risk

Getting the Most from Lessons Learned

by Phil Doyle

Exploiting lessons learned is crucial for organizations to continually improve; without them, they are doomed to repeat mistakes of the past. In this article, the author outlines five critical factors in applying lessons learned effectively. He then outlines a suggested six-stage process for conducting lessons learned on your project.

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2017年のPulse of the Profession®の日本語訳が完成しました

from PMI Japanese Resources posted by Mio Morimoto on

PMIのPulse of the Profession®はプロジェクト・マネジャー、プログラム・マネジャー、ポートフォリオ・マネジャーを対象としたグローバル規模の調査です。   最新のPulse調査では、戦略的イニシアチブを導入した組織がより多くの成果を上げ、大きな進歩を遂げていることが分かりました。今年は2011年以来初めてプロジェクト成功率が上昇しました。 ...








2 Important People Management Skills for Mid-Level Managers

by Vimal Kumar Khanna

As a new mid-level manager, you may find yourself with new leadership conflicts. In this article, the author discusses two people management challenges faced by mid-level managers and suggests techniques to meet those challenges.


Artificial Intelligence: The Next Step for Project Management

by David Robins

Since the Stone Age, people have tried to come up with new methods for making project planning and tracking more accurate and reliable. Is artificial intelligence the next step in project management evolution?


How Decisive Are You?

by Andy Jordan

Many different styles of leader can successfully run projects. But one of the most important skills a project manager can possess is the ability to act decisively—and to be right most of the time.


Taking SMART Goals to the Next Level

by Christopher Cook

The world moves too fast to hunker down and stick to your goals—both personally and professionally. One suggestion for goals is to use the SMART technique. But what if you want to take your project, team or self to the next level quickly? Learn how to turn SMART goals into game changers…


Topic Teasers Vol. 101: Expanding Agile to the Enterprise

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

Question: It’s so frustrating when we just get a close, well-functioning agile team going and then someone gets moved out and someone new comes in! It feels like we’re starting from scratch and losing a lot of the value of having dedicated agile teams in the first place. Any tips for how we can make this transition without so much disruption to the team and to the project?


On-the-Fly Scope Management

by Sooriyakumar Sivakumaran

The speed of adoption with technology—specifically in the mobile and cloud environment—is so fast that it’s becoming more difficult to "freeze" the scope and ascertain what scope creep is and what a true change to scope is. This is a challenge the author has faced as a project manager with a cloud service provider...


The 10 Secrets of Customer Dispute Management: 'Compromise'

by Kevin Joyce

In business, disputes happen. They are an unfortunate, but inevitable, consequence of the financial interests of the supplier and the customer. What happens when we, as project managers, are faced with a customer who says they are not happy, who refuses to pay or who threatens legal action? What steps can we take to address this challenge?


Integrating Offshore Centers and the Head Office (Part 2)

by Vimal Kumar Khanna

Part 1 of this series targeted head office managers. This article is targeted to offshore center managers. It suggests techniques for them to handle more responsibilities—and make bigger contributions to the company by winning and executing core projects that are complex and challenging.


How to Inspire Change Capability

by Brian Hampton
October 04, 2017 | 59:02 | Views: 1,232 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.28 / 7

During this webinar, we discuss the potential benefits of advancing change management maturity and start a conversation about how to inspire change capability where employees and leaders expect and thrive on transformative opportunities.


Demystifying PMBOK® Guide Math - Part 2

by John Tracy
September 28, 2017 | 58:01 | Views: 1,197 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.23 / 7

This webinar is Part II of a two-part series that is aimed at breaking down the computational content of the PMBOK® Guide and making it more understandable, as well as applicable to the real world.


Outstanding Project Managers Have Mastered Key Skills and So Can You!

by Laszlo Retfalvi
September 27, 2017 | 60:12 | Views: 2,425 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.91 / 7

The best Project Managers are outstanding leaders. They motivate, bring people together, and accomplish great things. They lead with accountability, are risk aware, and have courage to act. They get the best and most exciting assignments. They are the ones that succeed.


Demystifying PMBOK® Guide Math - Part 1

by John Tracy
September 21, 2017 | 63:15 | Views: 1,741 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.14 / 7

This webinar is Part I of a two-part series that is aimed at breaking down the computational content of the PMBOK® Guide and making it more understandable, as well as applicable to the real world.



Business Analysis and Design Thinking Different Ways to the Same Goal

by Michael Boyle , Rudolf Greger
September 12, 2017 | 59:32 | Views: 3,029 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.85 / 7

Did you know that Business Analysts and Design Thinkers perform similar activities, but their approach might be completely different? In this webinar, we focus on a number of activities to be found with a BA remit and highlight what exercises a Design Thinker might undertake.



La grande valeur de l'outil de gestion des parties prenantes, la matrice pouvoir et intérêt

by Julien Marais
September 12, 2017 | 53:37 | Views: 379 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.78 / 7

Un des éléments primordiaux pour la réussite des projets est la gestion des parties prenantes. Comprendre les jeux politiques de l’entreprise et l’impact qu’une seule personne peut avoir sur le résultat d’un projet est une nécessité pour tous les gestionnaires de projets. À travers la présentation, vous comprendrez pourquoi l’analyse des parties prenantes est nécessaire et les outils pour la faire.


Risk Management Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This Excel template is for project managers approaching risk management for the first time. It shares steps and examples to achieve a simple but effective risk management plan, probability and impact assessment table/matrix, rating assessment table and risk register.


Leadership Skills Assessment (French Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stephane Parent

Ce modèle est conçu pour être utilisé conjointement avec le webinaire Develop Leadership - Deliver Leaders! Accédez à chacun des onglets (Vision et valeurs, Direction, Persuasion, Soutien, Développement, Appréciation) et attribuez une valeur de 0 (plus faible) à 5 (plus élevé) aux questions, avant et après un événement de leadership comme un projet. L'onglet Résumé affiche les notes globales pour chaque dimension, ainsi qu'un graphique des résultats. Basé sur le classeur de haute performance de Toastmasters.


High-Level Planning and Cost Estimation Worksheet

deliverable
by Eduard Hernandez

This sample Excel worksheet includes a Gantt chart with resource estimation (man hour, machine hour) and cost estimation. It provides a quick way to calculate project budget and project selling price.



Benefits Realization Planning Template (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Andy Jordan

このテンプレートは、ビジネスケースのコミットメントを特定のトラッキングアクティビティおよび指標に結びつけることを目指しています。すべてのプロジェクトが客観的な措置を講ずるわけではありませんが、すべてのイニシアチブのためのそのような形の利益実現を無視することは許されません。この計画は、ビジネスケースと同時に完了されるべきであり、ここで特定された測定された総利益とビジネスケースで行われたコミットメントとが一致する必要があります。


Change Readiness Assessment (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by ProjectsatWork.com

変更管理には、継続的なコミュニケーション、アクティブなスポンサーシップ、ステークホルダーバイイン、および調整済みのトレーニングが必要です。プロジェクトリーダーは、このスプレッドシートベースの評価ツールを使用して、組織の変更準備状況を評価し、変更イニシアチブをよりよく準備するためのガイダンスを提供することができます。


Lessons Learned Form

deliverable
by Teresa Sabino

The main objective of a lessons learned session is identifying how to sustain strengths and improve weaknesses on future projects. Customize this template to include only lesson categories applicable to your project. Distribute the customized template to participants of the lessons learned session at least one week prior to the date of the discussion to provide their feedback, then compile them all into a master copy. Use in conjunction with the other templates in the Lessons Learned Package.


Lessons Learned Log

deliverable
by Teresa Sabino

Lessons learned should be captured and placed in a database log that will be available to the project management team. Use in conjunction with the other templates in the Lessons Learned Package.


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