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Biggest Challenges for Beginner Project Managers

by Christopher Cook

You are a new project manager! You have spent years being on the outside—and now you are in those meetings about scheduling and where the project should go next. You start to realize how all these things can go wrong. Life in management isn't as glamorous as it appeared. What could some of the issues you are running up against in your new role be?

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Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

by Michael O'Brochta

Bad projects waste money and resources, divert attention from good projects, and sow doubt about organizational competence. Using project stories, this paper takes a look beyond why projects go bad to explore behaviors that contribute to keeping bad projects alive. Actions are provided that project managers can take to avoid being victimized by bad projects.

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A Consulting Mistake

by Laura Burford

An advantage that project managers who embark on a consulting career have is their knowledge of project management. The challenge is that many project managers have never been educated in key consulting concepts.


Biggest Challenges for Beginner Project Managers

by Christopher Cook

You are a new project manager! You have spent years being on the outside—and now you are in those meetings about scheduling and where the project should go next. You start to realize how all these things can go wrong. Life in management isn't as glamorous as it appeared. What could some of the issues you are running up against in your new role be?


Concerns for All Companies

by Júnior Rodrigues, MSc, PMP

The evolution of the digital age, automation and new energy technologies are elementary to future-oriented corporate management in the mechanical engineering sector—and will continue to gain increasing importance.


The Advice Game: Becoming an Internal Consultant

by Carleton Chinner

Consulting is not just for the big end of the market. What if you could play at being a consultant in your current role? Here is how to become an internal consultant and increase your value to the business—and your future career.


The Consultant's Dilemma

by Andy Jordan

Consultants and clients must work together to ensure there is as much common understanding of the problem and potential solutions as possible. How can consultants ensure they have the best solutions for their clients, especially in our very varied discipline?


We Are All Consultants

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

What do you think about when you reflect on the word "consultant"? A challenge that all consultants have is a product of their role, regardless of who employs them. No matter how knowledgeable, objective, insightful and expert we are, we have no control over what anyone does with our recommendations.


10 Principios Para la Gestion de Proyectos Exitosos

by Jose Gonzalez

El deseo de todo equipo de proyecto es cumplir con un proyecto exitoso, sin ingresar en los criterios de éxito dado que pueden diferir entre empresas hay diez principios que sugiero seguirlos.


5 Principios para la Gestión de Costo de un Proyecto

by Jose Gonzalez

Aquí presentaremos cincos puntos claves que sugerimos que sean tomados en cuenta durante el desarrollo de un Proyecto con el fin de maximizar la probabilidad de una correcta culminación del mismo.


Cryptocurrencies

by Kevin Coleman
April 13, 2017 | 60:04 | Views: 26 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.67 / 7

Cryptocurrencies are a new form of value transfer, and they are beginning to impact organizations around the world.


Program Management Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

by S. Ramani
April 12, 2017 | 59:19 | Views: 41 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.00 / 7

Quite a few organizations are adept in implementing projects. When they scale up to executing programs, many of them face initial difficulties. This presentation examines the typical pitfalls experienced by companies during program management and how best they can be addressed.


PM Network 2017 Jobs Report

by Dan Goldfischer
April 06, 2017 | 29:06 | Views: 3 | PDUs: | Rating: / 7

Every year, PM Network magazine tells you where job prospects are hot…and where they are not. This year, the report focuses on eight countries and their economic and project outlooks. In some of these countries, such as China, the United Kingdom and Brazil, uncertainty may rule. While others such as India appear to have bright futures for project personnel.



Strategy Execution and the PMO

by Philip Diab
April 04, 2017 | 61:36 | Views: 1,952 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.74 / 7

Linking strategy thinking with doing presents a huge opportunity for project management both as a discipline and a profession to uniquely meet the strategy execution challenge. It is within this context that PMOs can step up to the plate and bridge the gap between crafting and delivering.



The Innovation Management Maturity Model’s Basic Components

by Gert Staal
March 28, 2017 | 60:34 | Views: 699 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.48 / 7

One by one we will provide an overview of the Innovation Management Maturity Model’s main components: Culture – Leadership – Resources – Processes – Measuring and Monitoring – Improvement. This webinar treats the concepts behind the Innovation Management Standard, and the Interpretation Guideline.


Risk Management in the Construction Sector

by Manavasi Ramesh
March 27, 2017 | 61:51 | Views: 806 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.70 / 7

A project goes through various levels of interaction between multitudes of people, with different skill sets competing interests and also involves planning, scheduling, and coordination of a wide range of both independent and interrelated activities. In addition, the influence of external factors requires this industry to solve complex environmental issues.


PM Debate: Percent complete is not a good indicator of project status

podCast
by Philip Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Measuring project performance has always been a challenging task. Many approaches exist to determine how close the project is to being done. Project manager use this information to identify issues, remove obstacles, and find root causes of delays and slippage. But is percent complete an effective measure of performance? Percent complete its ability to reflect progress is the focus of this episode's debate.


Weekly Project Planner

PREMIUM deliverable
by Chirag Sheth

This simple project planner is for PMs to manage their IT/non-IT project schedules. Project managers just need to enter requirement/module names and estimated hours for each, define weekly deliverables by entering hours into each cell, and highlight them with a different color to generate a visually helpful planner.


PM Debate: On troubled projects it is better to bail out than to double down

podCast
by Philip R. Diab, Mary Elizabeth Diab

Recognizing a project is in trouble may be easy but deciding what to do about it is a whole lot more complicated. Similarly it might be easy to put a stop to a project that has no business justification, dealing with a poorly performing project is a different story. Is it better to stop the project and restart it again, or is it better to push forward to keep the momentum?


High-Level Project Road Map (Small Project)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Madhuri Adettiwar

In large organizations, there are always a large number of stakeholders involved in any project. When the project size is small, you need to create a roadmap that is very simple, easy to follow and can be used by all stakeholders to get approvals, plan their work and reach the excepted milestones. This Excel roadmap provides a simple one-page view of the entire schedule for a small project.



Standard Expenses Form

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

This template is aimed at employees of small /medium companies (no more than 200 people). It solves the process of putting together all receipts and expenses after business travel. It allows you to select a project, your generalities and a month/year period. It supports you with some lists and does all the calculations for you.


Simplified Electronic Value Stream Map

PREMIUM deliverable
by James Hammond

This deliverable makes facilitating a lean module much more effective. Once all the steps are entered, it reduces inefficiencies by providing instantaneous updates to successive entries. This tool can handle up to a 20-step process (with up to 14 sub-steps/tasks for each step).


Project Manager Skills Matrix

deliverable
by Andy Jordan

Which project manager is the best fit for a new initiative? Who has the most appropriate PM and business skills? Use this sheet to map out skills for each of your PMs in different areas relevant to project execution. When new initiatives need a PM, refer to this matrix to identify PMs with the most appropriate skills.


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