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Upcoming Webinars

The Agile Enterprise: An Agile View on Quality The role of QA and DevOps

Aug 30, 2019 9:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Agile is often 'sold' as a way to improve quality of products and services. One of the fundamental Agile principles is that continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility. Scrum, the most used Agile framework, doesn't have a "tester". A "done" backlog item should be part of a "shippable" increment of the product. Therefore, after each Sprint, the result should be available for users without a validation stage. The 'old' Testing or Quality Control (QC) is wrongly re-branded as QA for various reasons, from adding prestige to a mundane and in theory un-necessary activity to lack of understanding of the fact that QA, meaning Quality Assurance, is a process.

On-demand Webinars

Simplifying Lean Six Sigma to Work in an Agile Environment

by Stelian Roman
December 05, 2018 | 60:42 | Views: 7,771 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.11 / 5

Lean Six Sigma techniques can be used at a smaller scale, but to be successful it needs to be adapted to the specifics of IT projects. This presentation is based on a real case study, using Lean Six Sigma to measure the impact of process improvement initiatives in a hybrid project delivery environment.

Lean-Driven Project Management

by Norbert Majerus
July 18, 2017 | 59:39 | Views: 10,278 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.22 / 5

Lean practices have revolutionized the manufacturing industry; the application of lean principles have also had a big impact in construction, IT, services and health care. In this webinar we will share some of those principles and practices and give examples how they can be used in a large variety of projects.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Action Item Tracker

deliverable
by Amogh Kutumbe

Document your action items—along with their owners, priority and progress—using this log.

Corrective and Preventive Action Form

PREMIUM deliverable
by Payam Montazami

Corrective and preventive actions are improvements to an organization's processes taken to eliminate causes of non-conformities or other undesirable situations with clients and software. You can use this template as is, or as a starting point to make your own. This multi-purpose template can apply to both internal and external entities.

Key Performance Indicator Template (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Harold Hunt

多数の主要業績評価指標(KPI)は一般的にITプロジェクトに一般的に影響しますが、そのすべてを追跡するメリットはコストを上回る可能性があります。 したがって、各プロジェクトは、その特定の状況に最も関連するKPIを慎重に選択して管理する必要があります。 このサンプルテンプレートを使用してKPIを定義できます。 以前に定義されたプロジェクト重大成功要因(PCSF)のそれぞれについての可能なKPIの例と、各KPIのメトリック(メジャーとディメンション)を含む表も含まれています。 「ITプロジェクトの健全性を判断する」記事と併用してください。

Overview of the Project Management Process

PREMIUM presentation
by John Galyon

While actively participating in mentorship during a project with a local design/build firm, this practitioner compiled an overview of the project management process as detailed in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Use this overview with other project managers as a tool to reference in your day-to-day PM activities (as well as share with new project managers).

Material Checklist (Korean Translation)

PREMIUM checklist
by Rami Kaibni

이 재료 체크리스트 및 사인 오프 양식은 모든 유형의 재료 검사에 사용할 수 있습니다. 이것은 품질 관리 과정에서 건설에 널리 사용되지만 다른 비 건설 분야에도 적용될 수 있습니다.

Learn From Others

Demystifying the 'Product Mindset': The Agile Way

by Arun Gupta

The benefits of outsourcing also come with various challenges—often because the vendor will execute the work with a project mindset that has limited visibility and never really looks at it from the product mindset. Agile can help instill the right outlook.

Are Templates Harming Your Project?

by Kimberly McCoy

We all know how templates can help us in our jobs. But have you ever considered that your templates could be harming your project? You have to adapt each one, as they are not one-size-fits-all solutions. Here are four things to keep in mind to ensure your templates aren't dragging you down.

Boyd's Law in Project Management

by Charles Borrelli

Colonel John Boyd discovered that the primary determinant to winning aerial dogfights was observing, orienting, planning and acting faster. How does this apply to project management?

What Is a Quality Project Manager?

by Bruce Garrod

Although it’s true that not every attribute can be quantitatively measured, leveraging PMI’s three processes makes sense when defining a quality project manager.

A Quality Primer

by Andy Jordan

One area where new project managers seem to struggle is quality management. Let’s go back to basics and look at the foundations of quality (which will also be a useful refresher for everyone!).

How to Model Testing in a Project Plan

by Stephen Biddle, PMP

We all know the last thing you do in the project is test it. The question, however, is how to plan for it. The problem with many project plans is that they don't allow for a situation where the test fails, which is almost inevitable. Here's some help.

Quality Doesn’t Work the Way You Think It Does

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

We want to do quality work. We want our results to be seen as being quality. But what does that actually mean? And how do we test for it? How can we satisfy for ourselves—and demonstrate to others—that we’ve delivered on expectations in terms of quality?

Practical Tactics for a High-Quality Project Culture

by Joe Wynne

A high-quality project culture will help your project team become more efficient and effective. It will reduce rework and risk. These four tactics will enable you to focus on some critical elements associated with maintaining high quality.


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