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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

Change Management Tips for Project Managers

Jun 20, 2017 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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.

On-demand Webinars

Effective Conflict Resolution

by Shawn Stratton
May 17, 2017 | 62:18 | Views: 992 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.65 / 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.

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Save Time With Tools And Templates

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.

Develop Change Response Strategy


Individuals or teams may react negatively to change for a variety of reasons, from lack of information, to fear or misunderstanding about the implications, among others. Use this worksheet to invite communication and develop an appropriate response that addresses concerns while conveying the need and vision for the change.

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

Adapting to Company Culture: Lessons from Singapore

by Haoze Zhang

While working for tech companies in Singapore, this practitioner gained practical experience dealing with out-of-control projects moving in unexpected directions. Here, he shares some strategies developed in the past few years to help people who are starting a project management career in a similar company culture.

Horizontal and Vertical Communication in Project Management

by Luca Rezzani

In a project, there are two types of communications that take place between the project manager and stakeholders: horizontal and vertical. Knowing the dynamics and characteristics of these can be an important asset of a project manager for achieving project success.

Insights for Managing Global IT Projects Virtually

by Charmaine Karunaratne, MS, PMP

Providing an introduction to virtual project management and its benefits to the audience, the author offers strategies and tactics to work in a virtual setting and addresses the challenges, application and appropriate technology. This paradigm shift can allow businesses to evolve and succeed by gaining a competitive edge.

Raise Your Fist in the Air

by Bart Gerardi

The Agile voting mechanism known as "Fist of Five" is a great way to drive your team towards consensus and commitment. It's a simple, powerful process that can strengthen alignment and increase transparency on your projects. Here’s a look at how — and why — it works.

Master the Complexity of Your Projects

by Naomi Caietti

We progress through our careers managing complexity in independent small and medium projects using approaches like waterfall and agile. We may be missing opportunities to manage these types of projects using other approaches like adaptive project management.

Topic Teasers Vol. 95: Talking to Teams

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

Question: I like being a project manager because I’m comfortable with the orderliness of schedules, details and calculating data. There’s not so much comfort for me around dealing with teams and individual team members. Working with them is so different for each person. Are there any quick tips for at least being a little better dealing with this important part of my projects, where I admit I’m weak?

The Customer Communication Conflict

by Andy Jordan

When a project is nearing delivery and there are still problems, it’s time for “that” conversation—the one where it is determined how the less-than-perfect implementation is going to be positioned to the customer and users. What’s the project manager's (and team’s) accountability here?

Network Like a Leader

by Naomi Caietti

We live in a digital world, so has face-to-face networking lost its importance? There are so many options for busy professionals, so it’s best to plan a nice blend of options. Before you get started developing your basic networking plan and getting yourself out there, you may wish to consider these questions to develop some strategies...

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