When it comes to projects, little is done to qualitatively measure the “pulse of stakeholders” in a way that is simple, fast and revealing. In conjunction with the article How is Your Team Perceived? Taking the Pulse of the Stakeholder, this PM offers an idea that is not a quantitative process; rather it explores the emotional and interpersonal side of the customer relationship question.
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Use this template in conjunction with the article How to Strengthen Your Resilience to help evaluate yourself across 12 dimensions and look for areas to improve—and strengths that will enable you to help others.
The process of issue analysis and improvement can be performed on the job and with our daily personal activities alike. While most professionals would focus on presenting various options for solutions when encountering a problem on the job, you should emphasize full-scale analysis of the issue at hand. This presentation uses a common problem we all face to help illustrate valuable project management practices.
A simple decision log can help a project manager keep stakeholders and team members informed, aligned and engaged on decisions made throughout the course of the project. Here is a sample to use or modify to your specific needs. Use in conjunction with the article Distributed PM: Decision Logs.
Updated for 2020! Statistical PERT is an estimation technique that project professionals use to align expectations and make better business decisions. Use Statistical PERT to create a probabilistic forecast for many project uncertainties, such as how much your project will cost, or when you might deploy the next agile release. Statistical PERT easily models a wide variety of uncertainties using built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel, making estimation easy to do—even for people who don't like statistics.
UPDATED for 2020! Statistical PERT® (SPERT®) is a freely licensed, probabilistic, estimation technique. Use Statistical PERT to estimate uncertainties that have bell-shaped risk properties, like: task duration, work effort, revenue, expenses, agile story points, project portfolios, event attendance and more. Use in conjunction with the article Getting Beta with Statistical PERT.
This eBook presents a change strategy to support teams through change – when the future state is undefined. Use it in conjunction with the on-demand webinar Supporting a Change Journey to Anywhere.
When a mega-crises/disaster (MCD) hits, we need to rapidly assess and respond to in a way that ensures the organization can weather and survive. Where do you start? How do you approach something so enormous in scope and scale? This Excel template provides two matrices to help. Use this template in conjunction with the article Will You Be Ready When the Next Disaster Strikes?
The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation is honored to partner with ProjectManagement.com to share an Open House event around the theme of project managers giving back. We're speaking directly to the practitioner community to discuss how you can get involved. This Program Guide shares all you need to know to make the most out of your day—and your career!
To help you in performing a PMO health check, use this worksheet and read our Conducting a PMO Health Check series. This template can be used “as is” or tailored to your liking.