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PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016

September 14, 2016 | Online

Is Your Agile Transformation Set up to Fail? Find out at the PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2016, FREE and Exclusive for PMI Members. We know there are barriers that slow your organization’s ability to be agile: failed agile transformations, complex organizational processes, team dynamics and the uncertain role of the PMO in an agile environment (just to name a few). Attend the PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016 to get help breaking down these barriers. It’s free for PMI Members.

Upcoming Webinars

Burning Bridges - Costly Mistakes Arising from Unnecessary Errors

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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Professionals working in the field of project management are often exposed to stressful situations and frustrations caused by a wide variety of challenges ranging from unrealistic expectations, stakeholder resistance, or constantly changing priorities. The reactions to these challenges depends greatly on the individual, their experience, and capabilities.

How to Manage Conflict With Product Owners

Aug 17, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

The Product Owner is the key stakeholder within an Agile project. Success or failure of Agile projects can hinge on having a good product owner. For organizations, developing Product Owners can be the most difficult part of the move to a more agile mindset. A Product Owner can not be a far off Executive Sponsor of days past, they have to be integrated into the team and have the authority to act quickly. This webinar will discuss the role and responsibilities of a Product Owner, identity ways a PM/SM can coach a Product Owner, and how to manage conflict when dealing with Product Owners.

On-demand Webinars

Change Management Tips for Project Managers

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
June 20, 2017 | 44:04 | Views: 3,771 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.23 / 7

If the project manager wants to implement lasting changes, this webinar will help to understand these processes and offer a glance over formal tools and methodologies to manage all the complexity involved.

Building Options at Project Front-End Strategizing: The Power of Capital Design for Evolvability

by Nuno Gil
May 25, 2017 | 59:10 | Views: 2,183 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.38 / 7

How do project teams overcome differences to adopt a design plan that strikes a balance between short-term affordability and long-term adaptability? Hear how a formal framework for design flexibility on the front end encourages greater communication among project team members, helps avoid risks and reduce costs, and improves efficiency. While the uncertainties of the future will always be present, capital project teams can manage potential change more effectively by adopting these principals and designing for evolvability.

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Save Time With Tools And Templates

Status Report (Brief)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Darlene Rudolph

Project managers can use this brief template to provide an update to management on the status of a project issue or system problem.

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.

High-Level Project Road Map (Small Project)

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.

Using Social Media

by Mayte Maria Sivera

Need a quick crash course on some social media basics? What is it? What myths are out there? How can we use it in our projects and organizations? What platforms are there? Use this primer for project managers to help find the answers.

Project Kickoff Checklist

by Andy Jordan

This brief checklist is intended to help project managers ensure they are ready to conduct project kickoff sessions. Project managers should review the questions asked in this checklist and make notes of any items that are unclear/outstanding /etc. Any areas that are still unclear require action plans.

Learn From Others

The START Feedback Framework for Managers

by Gurpreet Singh

Feedback is an essential tool for project and functional managers to achieve a desired outcome or state. When done correctly, results can be achieved quickly. This article elaborates on a feedback framework that can guide the delivery of the feedback to maximize its benefits.

Your Communication Strategy: The Key to Motivating People

by Miguel Jimenez

We need people to feel important, involved and included in every phase of the project from the beginning. The way to keep them motivated is to have an effective communication management strategy.

Being Friendly vs. Being a Friend

by Mike Donoghue

While it is possible (and necessary) to be a friendly project manager to your team, being a friend isn't the best idea. But an organization that has good camaraderie within the body of its workforce can increase employee satisfaction. How do we strike a balance? Here we look at building a friendly work environment.

The Top 10 Reasons Projects Fail (Part 2) (Japanese Translation)

by Marc Lacroix

私たちは皆、一般にビジネス界の落とし穴を知っていて、避けなければならないことを理解していますが、最も明らかなトラップは、時には私たちが陥りやすいものです。特に、数多くの競合する優先事項を持つプロジェクトを管理し、 先行する道を離れてください。 この2部構成の記事シリーズは、プロジェクトが失敗する上位10の理由を特定し、共通のプロジェクト管理の落とし穴を回避する方法に焦点を当てています。

Topic Teasers Vol. 97: Missing Important Questions?

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

Question: I’m so frustrated! On almost every project, no matter how carefully we prepare, there inevitably arises an issue that we didn’t think about in the beginning. Despite all our planning meetings, people were either afraid to speak up or were not engaged enough to bother. How can I improve my chances of covering all the crucial questions from the beginning?
A. Look at the types of communication preferred by the people on your team and the managers involved. Have a pre-planned checklist to cover the types of things that should be brought out in the conversations for each category of person. If all the germane topics aren’t raised by the group, find a way to make sure they become part of the dialogue in the meeting.
B. It is a fallacy to think that all of the potential issues with any project can be addressed from the beginning. Continue as you have in the past and don’t be so hard on yourself if you overlook a potential risk or hidden trap. That’s why we have project managers—to clean up the surrounding mess when activities don’t go as anticipated.
C. Have you considered a contact consultant? These people sit in on all of your important meetings that are larger than three people, and they slip you notes when you are overlooking the body language of the people assembled. Then you can ask people by name why they appear uncomfortable or disinterested during your time to communicate as a group.
D. Purchase project management software that lists all of the possible questions that can be asked about any undertaking with a traditional or agile structure. By faithfully filling in all of the cells for the type of project you will do, the industry you work in and the methodology you have chosen to follow, you will be assured of having all of the necessary information you need.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!

The Lean Project Manager

by Laurent Kummer

Can we apply lean principles to project management itself? Here the author proposes tips and tricks to introduce lean into our practice, avoiding common waste pitfalls and presenting experiments made in the field to improve the personal productivity of the project manager.

Sneak Peek into PMI Global Congress 2015 - North America: Strategic Business Management Skills (Japanese Translation)

by Joanna Newman, Ori Schibi, Muhammad Abu Baker Ilyas, Mohamed Hassan, Paul Williams

PMI®グローバルコングレス2015-北米における戦略的経営管理スキルセッションの中核戦略的ビジネス管理スキルに関するパネルディスカッションに参加し、PMIグローバルコングレスでのこのコンテンツ分野で提示されるいくつかの主要テーマを垣間見ることができます 2015 - 北アメリカ。

Perspective and Perceptions in Lessons Learned

by Andy Jordan

Projects succeed because of the relationships between people and the ability to create an environment where everyone involved is engaged and committed. Lessons learned sessions can be stressful experiences for those involved, but is that a reason to avoid some of the more sensitive aspects?

Lessons Learned for Continuous Personal Development

by Michael Wood

Learning to live each day as a participant in the process—and as an observer of that participation—takes practice. How can you integrate formal personal development into a daily routine?

5 Tips to Keep Communication Alive in the Age of Agile

by Brandon Evans

As more organizations become agile, clear, real-time communication becomes increasingly important. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure your communication remains effective a new fast-paced environment.

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