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PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2016 (On Demand)

June 30, 2016 | Online

Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies.

Upcoming Webinars

Emerging Technologies – The New Norm for Projects

Mar 21, 2017 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Industry and subject matter experts believe that we are in the early stages of an era of technological advancement that will dwarf the Internet era of the mid to late 90s. Having a basic understanding of these technologies and their current status will provide program and project managers with the tools they need to move forward.

On-demand Webinars

PMXPO 2016: The Xbox Story: Lessons in Leadership, Strategy & Team Management

by Robbie Bach
April 28, 2016 | 86:07 | Views: 5,732 | PDUs: 1.50 | Rating: 6.32 / 7

Former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach is the expert that business leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations turn to for insight on strategy, innovation, leadership and people management. In our keynote, he outlines the Xbox saga from garage-shop inception, through crises, to ultimate business success, delving into the strategic process that brought together a group of talented individuals that applied intrapreneurship principles to build a successful consumer business within the larger Microsoft structure.

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Save Time With Tools Templates

Project Selection Scoring Template

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by Andy Jordan

This template calculates weighted scores for proposed projects based on their alignment with the organization's strategic priorities.

戦略計画ワークブック

PREMIUM deliverable
by Marcia Mitchell, PMP

このワークブックはロードマップを含め、戦略的な計画を生成することを意図して戦略的計画を実行するための汎用的でカスタマイズ可能なツールを提供するために作成されました。このブックには、戦略的計画プロセスの指示や情報が含まれており、専門家を通して初心者で使用することができます。

PMO Status Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Dan Roman

The PMO Status Report is a weekly report in Excel format submitted to the PMO, portfolio or program manager. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary that will be aggregated at the program or portfolio level. This report focuses on financials, risks and issues that should be escalated at the program/portfolio level.

Strategic Plan Workbook

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by Marcia Mitchell, PMP

This workbook has been created to provide a generic and customizable tool for performing strategic planning with the intention of producing a strategic plan, including a roadmap. This workbook contains strategic planning process instructions and information, and can be used by novices through experts.

CIO Assessment Template

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by Michael Wood

Use this extensive assessment template to see how you're keeping up as a world-class CIO. This Excel spreadsheet evaluates CIO performance and attitude on 37 different levels for a complete overview.

Learn From Others

On Program Management: Beyond Delivery

by Eric S. Norman

Here the author shares thoughts about how projects and programs are often delivered—focusing on some considerations for improving outcomes—and comments about what we as leaders who oversee organizational initiatives can do to be more effective.

Year-End Results: Executives vs. ‘Excusetives’

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota

As the year draws to a close, a number of companies are preparing their overall performance report. Executives show achievements, while “excusetives” show creative justifications. How can you prevent the latter?

Planning Your IT Transformation Strategy (Part 1)

by Maxson Anthony

This series focuses on preparing you to embark on your transformation journey and help you ask the right questions, understand and accept facts, define realistic goals and consider the right parameters. Most importantly, it helps you establish continuity and sustain such strategies in the long term. The first installment helps you ask the right questions and accept facts.

Topic Teasers Vol. 89: Chasing the Shifting Target

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

Question: I’ve just been asked to begin to document how my projects and those of three fellow project managers meet the company’s strategic objectives. That’s not really part of what I do at work right now, so I’m embarrassed to admit I understand the term, but have no idea how to prepare what management is expecting. To be honest, that seems a little fuzzy and I prefer to deal with facts and figures. What shall I do?
A. Strategic objectives are marketing magic created to convince stakeholders that an organization is doing well. They are not important to a project manager or a project team, and if assigned you should quickly refuse their care and maintenance. Otherwise, when the company reports do not look good, you will be blamed.
B. While many project managers are familiar with a company having strategic objectives, and even a lucky few are allowed to know what they are for the assigned projects, not many realize that tracking them is very much a numbers game that is well within the skill sets and abilities of most of us.
C. Only the sales team has access to the numbers you would need to create strategic objective reports for upper management. They can manipulate sales numbers to make them look good, so the VP of Sales should ask his staff to capture the data and create the reports.
D. While having strategic objectives sounds good, all that matters is that the project teams are creating the deliverables they are asked to construct or create in the Project Charter. Since you are not involved with choosing them, you cannot fairly be asked to track them throughout the organization as it will take time away from the project work that should be your focus.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!

Learning & Development: Why It Matters

by Alla Antoniuk

There are many reasons why learning and development departments are vital for organizational success and development. Learning is directly connected to employee performance metrics; it helps people progress in their careers—and the company to move forward faster.

Portfolio Management: Your Next SMART Move

by Jiwat Ram

As organizations become more project-savvy, the concept of portfolio management is gaining some momentum. While inherently complex to set up, manage and measure, a portfolio results in benefits that are worth the pains involved. The question is, what do organizations need to know and do if they wish to take up a portfolio management approach?

The Future Strategy for Your Organization...and You

by Kevin Coleman

Most of you have heard of digital disruption and emerging technologies. The question is, have you internalized the implications and are you preparing for what awaits all of us in the coming years?

Grooming a Successor CIO

by Michael Wood

Yes, it is important! Grooming a successor CIO can create ripples in a tightly cost-controlled budget. Many have weighed in on the challenges CIOs face when trying to identify and groom their successors. Here are 10 major factors that drove this former CIO's eventual identification and selection of his successor.

Disruptive Technology: Good Things...with a Catch

by Michael Wood

Every so often, a technology emerges on the scene that is a game changer for us all. These “disruptive technologies” typically displace an established technology in a way that impacts our daily lives and often give birth to whole new industries.


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