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PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2017

13 September 2017 - 9am - 5pm ET (Doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online

What Does Agile Mean for Your Organization? Find Out at This Free Virtual Event—and Sharpen Your Agile Edge. With sudden market shifts and new priorities by the minute, agile transformation is an organizational imperative. You need to understand what agility means for your organization—and how to help lead it through change.

PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016

September 14, 2016 | Online

Is Your Agile Transformation Set up to Fail? Find out at the PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2016, FREE and Exclusive for PMI Members. We know there are barriers that slow your organization’s ability to be agile: failed agile transformations, complex organizational processes, team dynamics and the uncertain role of the PMO in an agile environment (just to name a few). Attend the PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016 to get help breaking down these barriers. It’s free for PMI Members.

Upcoming Webinars

Agile Software Development from the Product Owner Perspective.

Jan 18, 2018 12:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

*The mobile experience for this live webinar is not currently supported. We apologize for any inconvenience.* Software development is frequently discussed from a project management perspective, focusing on knowledge areas, challenges, specific business cases. In this presentation, we want to discuss Agile Software development from the Product Owner perspective, his/her role, profile, performance and challenges.

On-demand Webinars

Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill

by Michael O'Brochta, PMI-ACP, PMP
July 25, 2017 | 58:55 | Views: 4,055 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.52 / 7

Bad projects abound, and research by Project Management Institute and others has provided useful insight into the underlying causes of bad projects. This webinar looks beyond why projects go bad and explores why bad projects are so hard to kill.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Work Stream Tracking Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stephane Parent

Large projects often require tracking by work streams. Work streams are the progressive completion of tasks by a specific group or project team. For example, the work streams for a manufacturing facility may include engineering, drafting, procurement, fabrication, quality control and shipping.

Stakeholder Analysis: Power/Interest Matrix

PREMIUM deliverable
by Alvaro H. Beckerig

This Power vs. Interest Matrix template—developed with Microsoft Excel and little bit of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)—is the ideal tool for stakeholder analysis. Fill the fields with your stakeholders name, give a number to power and interest, classify the engagement and write the stakeholder's expectations. After all stakeholders are identified, print the matrix and keep monitoring the power and interest of each stakeholder during project execution.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Elok Robert Tee

We often encounter work that may not be properly documented. This practitioner designed this template for his clients to define their business or operating processes (when those are contentious). This template may be used for projects that create an SOP document as a deliverable.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): An Introduction

PREMIUM presentation
by Khaled Istanbouli

Occupational health and safety (OHS)—also commonly referred to as occupational safety and health (OSH), occupational health or workplace health and safety (WHS)—is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. This presentation provides a primer on important introductory points.

Learn From Others

The History of OPM3

white paper
by John Schlichter

In 1998 a project was chartered to develop an international standard for industry and government strictly through the grassroots efforts of unpaid volunteers. Their journey led to the development of the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), and this is their story.

The Dynamic Progress Method: A New Alternative to the Critical Path Method (Japanese Translation)

by J. Chris White


Celebrate Good Times!

by Michael Wood

To make celebrating and rewarding success effective, it has to be woven into the fabric of the culture. Here are some ideas and guidance that you might find useful when designing a “project success” celebration framework for your organization.

PMO Speed Freaks

by Andy Jordan

Historically, projects have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with speed. And if there is one characteristic that differentiates a business-focused PMO from any other, it is the ability to drive project execution as fast as the business requires.

Portfolio Management: More Business, Less Project

by Andy Jordan

Portfolio management in today’s world has little to do with project management and everything to do with business management. Is that how your organization operates?

Dealing with Portfolio Complexity

by Kevin Coleman

Defining what PPM means in the context of an organization isn't easy. One thing is for sure: Portfolio management is a complex management undertaking that continuously challenges even the most seasoned professionals. So the question that often arises is: What makes this so complex?

The Misnomer of the Portfolio Lifecycle

by Andy Jordan

One of the fundamental tenets of portfolio management is the concept of a portfolio lifecycle, from planning through delivery and benefit attainment. The problem? That’s completely wrong.

Project and Change Management: Yin and Yang?

by Gary Hamilton

The terms “project management” and “change management” are often used interchangeably. But at best, the core functions and skills merely serve to complement one another. Failing to recognize the differences (and when one and not the other is needed) is a risk—not only for a project, but also for the organization.

Standard for Organizational Project Management (OPM) Exposure Draft Review

by PMI

PMI is providing an opportunity for interested experts to review and comment on the draft of the Standard for Organizational Project Management (OPM). This new standard, which will replace the current Implementing Organizational Project Management: A Practice Guide, has been developed by a global team of OPM, PMO and methodology experts, and we are now looking for broad, public comment to help us improve the quality of the document before its publication.

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What are the phases of a project?  Mounir Ajam  Dec 13, 2017 9:06 PM  13 
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Why academics are unable in training students to the level where they can easily handle real life project management scenarios? Any suggestions what can be done to make this situation better?  Fazal Hussain Aasar  Nov 22, 2017 3:15 PM  18 
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What products do you use for your project repository/PMIS? Do you use live forms for items like risks, issues and change control? Or do you store documents in a library/folder structure? If so, where  Mike Frenette  Nov 16, 2017 9:35 AM  13 
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