Your status meetings are too long, are attended by people that have (at best) tangential involvement, and tend to wander with the desire to check off as many of last week’s “open” meeting items as possible. Stop the madness with these important realizations.
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We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 explores 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.
Medical writing and project management are two sides of the coins because one can write and produce quality documents to the regulators successfully only with managing the project effectively. The medical writer has to think because of the intellectual nature of the job, and one has to think through the concept, analyze, and interpret the data. This is not possible without coordinating with the core team members viz. clinician, clinical operations’ project manager, biostatistician, data manager, clinical research associates, publisher, research scientist, accounts and legal departments, facility (clinical site) staff, and the management of the Sponsor. At the same time confidentiality of the work and the information is of utmost importance before it comes in the public domain as this might involve the individual subject’s confidential information also!
According to Ken Blanchard, the key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. Influence is a critical component of leveraging effective partnerships and increasing engagement and enablement for our projects and the change they deliver. The challenge we are faced with, that we will look to solve in this webinar, is to more easily identify, build and support our organizational influencers to make them a vital part of project delivery.
Strategy Implementation refers to the execution of the plans to accomplish the organization's long-term goals. It converts the opted strategy into the moves and actions of the organization to achieve the objectives. In today's world driven by change, it is a rare and valuable skill set that sets apart the most successful and influential leaders in business. Individuals with proven ability to implement strategy are in high demand worldwide. Yet, the current generation of leaders has been taught how to plan but not how to implement. This is reflected in the high strategy implementation failure rate, which drives the need for leaders to enhance their abilities and become recognized implementation specialists. Yet, often, managers and leaders are asked to implement their organization's strategy but are not provided with the guidance or any kind of roadmap to do so. To fill in this implementation gap, we have developed the Strategy Implementation Roadmap, which consists of the seven pillars required to be successful in implementation. This webinar will focus on exploring each of the pillars of this new and easy-to-apply framework that will help you build your own strategy implementation roadmap.
Ability to design and facilitate effective and engaging meetings has always been a vital skill for successful project managers. Your ability to facilitate virtual meetings and to engage your team members virtually is especially important today, as we are wrestling with challenges of our collective new reality amidst the pandemic. In this talk, I will share how to design, prepare for, and facilitate meetings that consistently achieve results, engage and motivate your team, and ensure that every voice is heard. We will dive deep into facilitation competencies and their application in virtual context.
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This Project Management Practice Guide for Startups is the main output of the Outspeed Startup project, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and carried out by the PMI Turkey chapter in collaboration with the PMI Bulgaria, France and Slovenia chapters and in association with the Ankara Development Agency. This guide introduces a customized project management approach for startups.
Translate your improvement plans into concrete actions and real results using this simple questionnaire, which helps you chart development focus areas and tie them to situations you encounter on the job. Adjust to fit your situation, and add rows/sections as needed.
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.
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Question: As a project manager, I realized recently how helpful it was to use these same skills in my personal life. I don’t remember exactly how I learned them, but I’d like to make sure my kids and other young people from my extended family and friends also pick them up at an early age. They are so useful in any career. Any ideas of how to make this happen?
This practitioner never assumes the role of project manager in his life outside of work. Is that a wise decision, or a foolish one? Before you plan that next move or organize that big birthday party, consider all of these factors first.
Having someone who isn’t experienced in project management can actually be an advantage with personal projects. It allows the project manager to focus on being a team member and take a break from the PM duties—and it allows someone else on the team to do something they may not otherwise have the opportunity to do.
If we want to encourage collaboration, cooperation and empathy in your organization and team culture, we must reward it. We also need to cut through hierarchy to recognize and value what each person brings to the table and give them a real or virtual chair.
If everyone forgets that you’re managing a project, that probably means you’re doing a good job. That’s not easy to achieve, even for very experienced project managers. So how does a new PM go about attempting it?
Have you discovered the cultural DNA of your team—and yourself? Program leaders must seek cultural understanding and expertise to achieve their ultimate purpose in a world that continues to get flatter, smaller and more connected.
In the webinar Fighting Impostor Syndrome as a Project Manager, we got help identifying when impostor syndrome happens, recognizing the different types—and overcoming it. The webinar was so successful that the presenters now continue the conversation by answering more of your questions.
From vampires that suck away our time to zombies that sleepwalk through their daily tasks, we must battle a horde of supervillains in our challenging work as project managers. Read about 10 common monsters we have to face—and learn how to turn their negative energy into a positive for the project.
The best way to achieve high productivity and develop stronger relationships in the workplace is by embracing a candor culture through servant leadership. We must move away from obscure systems of management and communication—and progress toward being receptive to new ideas and opinions.
Psychological safety remains uncommon in many organizations not because leaders have bad intentions, but more often because they don’t realize the extent of how important it is and why it matters.
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