Project management relies heavily on teams, and teams need to communicate and share project information and techniques. With virtual teams and remote sessions increasingly becoming the norm, it is essential for project managers to be adept at leading virtual sessions. These techniques will provide the foundation for a great virtual session.
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The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.
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.
This webinar moves beyond basic time management techniques and takes a deep dive into how you can manage your mind to improve your ability to follow through on your plans. I’ll illustrate how to use a straightforward 3-step process each week in order to continually improve your results without increasing your stress. You’ll learn how to follow through on your planned actions even when you don’t feel like it. In addition, you’ll know the specific questions to ask yourself to reduce procrastination and distraction without resorting to self-criticism or self-judgement. I’ll also cover how to handle external interruptions in an intentional and mindful way. When you use these tools and techniques, your self-trust and confidence will grow. You’ll know that you will follow through and get things done when you say you will. And when you teach these techniques to your team, your projects will reap the benefits.
The purpose of this presentation is to summarize and share the strategies, planning, and execution lessons learned from a large scaled Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration project at a large Health Care provider organization. The author will share the challenges presented, and the tactics and techniques developed and implemented by his team to complete the project on schedule and on budget. This is not an instruction guide on how to plan and execute a Windows 10 migration project. This presentation simply shares their lessons learned and best practices with the hope that the audience can harvest one or more point to apply in any future desktop operating system migration project.
The process of project management is the process of making decisions. Much of our thinking about how to make decisions reflect an ideal generally called rational economic actor. In an ideal world, you weigh the alternatives based on reliable data, compute the most advantageous path and decide to choose that course. We maximize the expected economic outcome given some set of constraints. Ideally, we do this in a timely manner using a process that is transparent and inspectable. Everyone involved can understands why that particular decision was made. In the messy real world, we down-select the alternatives to consider. We work with limited data, fuzzy or even inaccurate data and, frequently, decide to take the path of least resistance. Getting to better decisions requires some planning well before the decision is to be taken. Increasingly we acknowledge the role our inherent biases play in our decisions. The insights of behavioral economics allow us, up front, to design decision making strategies and processes which limit the role of our cognitive biases. No process will immunize us against all failures but knowing what to look out for increases our success rate. During this talk we will examine how to increase the chances that our decisions will actually advance our project’s objectives without being stick in analysis paralysis. We will discuss how to make your decision making more aligned with your goals and make those decisions quicker and more reality based.
Many people claimed to have worked under a bad boss. Bad bosses are a top reason that good people leave a company, and they are bad for a company's bottom line. But what makes a bad boss? Is there a way to identify a bad boss? Is someone a bad boss, or do they simply communicate poorly? In this webinar, the presenter, Ryan Haag, walks you through his experiences with two particularly bad bosses and uses them as examples to help you identify bad bosses and to be able to work through them.
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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.
The project kickoff is one of the most critical activities on the project. This worksheet is intended to assist the project manager in preparing for the kickoff so that the meeting is as effective and efficient as possible.
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While there is no one formula for conflict resolution, it's helpful to have some strategies, some models to guide our thought process. This article outlines some basic models for conflict resolution to be aware of—and maybe incorporate if they help in your situation.
In this article, the author looks at how to deal with project uncertainty by sharing lessons learned after working to secure funds for applications received through the Paycheck Protection Program.
As an elected official in a community of under 25,000 residents, this PM did not campaign on being the right person to help lead the municipality in the event of an international pandemic. But that's what happened. Here, he shares his story.
For project managers working to help their teams deal with social distancing, the idea of returning to the workplace can seem daunting. Here are some strategies to help manage the process of re-entry (when it happens) and continued distance working (where it continues).
In the first few months of recovery from COVID-19, projects are going to have to focus on creative delivery—and are going to depend on project managers to make it happen.
Successful product leaders need to delegate most hands-on product work, focusing instead on leader-level activities. That means understanding what each team member can handle, having an upskilling plan, and building trust.
These are common challenges on video conferences with more than five to 10 parties, and good facilitation can have a huge impact in these areas. Here are some approaches for running effective and inclusive video conferences.
Many of us have experiences working in crisis project management, but nothing approaching the scale of what the world is now going through. Here, a seasoned practitioner tries to offer a message of hope.
Researchers have found that interpersonal conflict is an important occupational stressor with far-reaching organizational consequences resulting in abysmal project results. Project leaders will have to spend a substantial amount of time and effort to address interpersonal hurricanes in their march toward project success.
The soft skills acquired by a PM can drive the success of a project. In this article, we focus on one key component of these soft skills: meeting management. Gear your meetings toward success by adhering to these do’s and don’ts—and utilize choice phrasing to make hosting your meeting a breeze.
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