Stakeholders can make or break a project. But there is one thing that can be far worse than disengaged stakeholders. Find out what it is—and what new and seasoned practitioners can do to help combat this danger.
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The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposium, and the Talent Management Conference. The new event focuses on the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management discipline and careers. Participants will better understand how emerging technologies affect their career and skills progression, as well as the evolving needs of hiring managers as they seek out top project management talent.
Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
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.
October 2018 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value
Closing Q&A webinar for October 2018 Book Club on The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value by Lynda Carter.
Programs serve as a crucial link between strategy and the execution of business results and organizations implement them to achieve strategic goals. Although the practice of program management has evolved in lockstep with the project management profession, the root causes of program failure remain. In this step-by-step guide, Irene Didinsky offers a standardized approach to program management, closing the knowledge gaps and variations that currently exist across organizations and industries.
Save Time With Tools + Templates
This Excel workbook contains a wealth of templates to help you during your project. It includes a project checklist, charter, budget sheet, risk log, scope change log, project team register, communication reference chart, lessons learned register and more.
Use this log to stay on track of descriptions, owners, dates, status and more for project tasks.
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.
Internal project team members often have little or no knowledge about what a project is or why project management processes are important. This simple presentation can help; use in conjunction with the article Teaching PM Basics to Non-PM Staff.
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Information security is all about protection of information and its critical elements (confidentiality, integrity and availability), including the systems and process that use, store and transmit that information. When it comes to information security, what exactly does it mean to us as project managers? This author helps you put the right procedures in place.
The effort to communicate effectively is worth the output, especially in workplaces. Know that we all have different ways of receiving information—and it changes with each individual.
New project managers tend to rely on standard processes and techniques. That might seem like a good approach, but it really isn’t.
Have you been thinking about completing a certification like the CAPM® or PMP® forever…but just can’t get it done? This practitioner's hope is that two steps can help get you going.
After you get certified, there is still a great deal to learn about working as a project manager. Use these simple tips to further your new career.
Thinking of becoming a freelance project management consultant? Here are five steps to keep in mind before you make the leap.
When considering the format of exams, it may be tempting to just keep things as they are. However, beyond ease and popularity, the world of learning is also changing.
Nothing is ever certain in project management, but how can new project managers embrace that uncertainty with confidence?
As things grow in size, scale and complexity, you have to learn to grow with them. And that's where we usually run into our first problem: How do we learn any of this? This practitioner reflects on the most essential perspectives and skills that determine what it takes to get projects done.
Internal misconceptions and lack of teamwork often hamper project delivery. People have not bought into the project, especially if it's outside their routine work. Spending a little extra time sensitizing team members and getting their buy-in can help your project delivery tremendously.
While we can spend our careers improving our ability to craft effective project charters, we can get to a 70% good-enough state by addressing some basic topics. This article explains those basics.
There is still a significant amount of separation between practitioners of waterfall and agile. That's why there’s no better time than at the start of project management training to learn about the two disciplines.
When you are a new practitioner—especially if you are a new graduate—you may fall into the credential trap. It’s the belief that earning one more degree, credential or certification will skyrocket your career. There are a few other significant ways that new practitioners can initially keep growing.
As a new practitioner, there is one thing you can count on: continuous change. It is something you must address throughout your career as a program or project manager.
New project managers will inevitably need support and guidance from multiple areas, but one of the most critical is access to a peer support network.
The first day is in the books—successful or unsuccessful, you are now in “Day 2” of project management. Sure, some of the polish has worn off, but guess what? Those challenges you faced on the first day are still there.
New project managers are exposed to conflicting guidance. Recommendations often appear to be at odds, so what is the new PM to do? Let’s examine the basics so we can make an informed decision...
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