Organizations are run by people, and those people have limits. When an organization pushes employees to exceed those limits, bad things happen. Problems sustaining project team performance and problems sustaining operational performance need to be addressed, and the PM has a role to play in both elements.
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The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium is back for the second year! This virtual event will explore the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. Participants will gain an understanding of how to better position themselves for growth and to identify talent for their project teams. Register today!
Part two of a two-part series. Attendees will use real life examples to practice spotting strengths and will walk away with practical tools to use when working with stakeholders, team-members, sponsors and people outside their workplace too!
Being a strengths-based project manager means playing to the strengths of those around us to build cohesive high-performing teams. In this session attendees will learn about the “aware-explore-apply” model of character strengths and how just knowing their own strengths will positively impact their teams and projects.
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Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Seeing the Strengths of Others (Part 2): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains two PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 2). It includes a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains three PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1). It includes a character strengths checklist; a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
It’s important to track action items, issues and risks while managing a project regardless of project size. Handling multiple trackers for each is quite a challenge, especially when the project is big. This Excel logbook is a single place where all trackers can be stored. It also provides a graphical presentation of the overall status of the project logs, as well as individual detail statuses. This logbook also keeps the log of decisions/changes made during the project lifecycle.
This presentation explains what change management is, its different levels and roles, and its process flow (the full change management cycle, form start to end). It gives you an overview that can help you understand and implement change management.
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In this white paper, Gina Abudi, author of Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach, will provide best practices for effective communications to engage employees in change initiatives.
Project management is primarily an integrative job. This includes the integration of change management principles and activities throughout the project lifecycle. Unfortunately, many practitioners--regardless of their backgrounds--find it difficult to integrate strong change management principles and techniques with project management practices. PMI standards hold many of the keys required for developing structured and robust change management activities without the need to create a separate or adjunct change management plan.
Transformation appears to be a top-agenda item for the C-level. Project managers may find it tempting to opt in to a project management role in the transformation, but before saying “yes,” they should understand how the transformation team is structured, how talents are acquired, what skill sets are needed, and what key considerations to look for.
For many employers, there are only two arms to The PMI Talent Triangle®. But what about strategic and business management? That’s an area where not every employer believes project managers need to have skills. And that’s a problem. How do we change that perception?
It is a critical decision process for executive teams as to whether, why and when to embark on an agile transformation. Practicing new ways of working and transforming an entire organization is a huge challenge but can help enterprises to deal with digital disruption, reduce costs, boost efficiency and improve quality.
Using a mind mapping tool for group problem solving can be an excellent way to resolve complex issues. A good group mind mapping experience has the added benefit of improving group dynamics and eliciting better participation.
Congratulations! You’ve made it into the ranks of project management practitioners! This seasoned practitioner shares some of the crucial lessons he has learned over the years to help you on your exciting journey.
Failure is tough to handle and tougher to talk about, but an unfortunate reality. Here, the author discusses not why projects fail, but how we as project managers should react in the face of failure.
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