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Upcoming Webinars

How an Awarded Australian Project Executed a Model for the Future

May 2, 2018 5:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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One of the 2017 PMI Award for Project Excellence winners, ICT fitout delivered ‘As a Service’ for 1 William Street, saw Dimension Data develop an industry-first technology solution for the Queensland State Government that has provided a benchmark platform that can be readily applied across all state-owned building into the future. Despite challenges, such as having to deal with a large and diverse subcontract base which introduced complexity and potential cost implications, the project was delivered on time and on budget. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.

On-demand Webinars

Acknowledge It to Manage It – 4 Steps to Recovery

by Anton Oosthuizen
August 10, 2017 | 65:18 | Views: 4,832 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.97 / 5

When initiating a high profile project there is a very good chance that you will start on the back foot, already one week behind a schedule that still needs to be agreed. In this session, we use a very simple analogy to illustrate why you would not want to reach for the low hanging fruit immediately.

No Requirements, No Problem!

by Kevin Richardson
June 29, 2017 | 61:32 | Views: 5,126 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.88 / 5

Kevin Richardson will walk through some common examples of two types of projects and how to wrestle them to the ground.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Project Charter (and Instructions)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Fella Boukadoum

This sample Project Charter and instructions contain sections (and explanations) for project and team details, your scope statement and risks, communication strategy and more.

Charte de Projet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Fella Boukadoum

Cet exemple de charte de projet et d'instructions contient des sections (et des explications) pour les détails du projet et de l'équipe, votre énoncé de portée et les risques, la stratégie de communication et plus encore.

EVM Progress Tracker

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stefano Pittaluga

Is your project on time and within budget? This tracker will guide you through the Earned Value Method, giving a clear, step-by-step approach to help you answer that question.

Project Charter and Outline Presentation

PREMIUM presentation
by Rebecca Houghton

The project charter is used to set expectations around a project at kickoff. Use this presentation template for kick-off meetings to ensure that all of your stakeholders and sponsors are in agreement on the key project principles. This also gives you an opportunity as the PM to set expectations that if things in this charter are changed after initial agreement, then the project scope, timelines and resources may also need to change.

Project Definition Checklist

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This checklist is designed to help you ask and answer the tough questions about what defines your project and its mission. Before you start any work, take a quick look to make sure you haven't forgotten something important. (Hint: This document is excellent material for putting together your project plan!)

Learn From Others

Scope Creep in Projects: Looking From the Lens of Critical Thinking

by Vanita Bhoola

It is a VUCA world—volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous—and project management is no exception. In such situations, the final project may hardly resemble the original or initial plan. Welcome to scope creep! How can critical thinking help?

Project Scope: Managing Complexity and Uncertainty

by D. Mari Rengarajam

Projects with many influential stakeholders face difficulty in arriving at an agreed-upon scope. And even after this agreement, complex project requirements may fluctuate from relatively stable to uncertain. The author shares insights into effective scope management and the role of governance boards.

Containing Volatility of Scope

by Suresh Randadath, PMP, TOGAF9

Not managing scope can seriously jeopardize a project, as the scope is the bedrock on which the product or solution is built. Understanding the various reasons for scope expansion in terms of customer- and vendor-induced expansions and how to define a good requirement are important building blocks.

Velocity vs. Quality: Tradeoff, Balance or Win-Win?

by Ramkumar Arumugam

Though there is lot of bias toward increasing velocity every iteration to release more features faster, if there is no attention to quality, the system will soon become fragile—and will not be able to house scope changes in the future. How do we balance these forces?

Scope Approvals Don't Have to Be Scary

by Reshmi Sujesh

In order to get additional scope, PMs need to go through an exception process for formal approval. You must prepare to present your case succinctly and answer the questions from the enterprise release board. Preparing answers to these 10 critical questions will help...

On-the-Fly Scope Management

by Sooriyakumar Sivakumaran

The speed of adoption with technology—specifically in the mobile and cloud environment—is so fast that it’s becoming more difficult to "freeze" the scope and ascertain what scope creep is and what a true change to scope is. This is a challenge the author has faced as a project manager with a cloud service provider...

3 Questions Every Sponsor Should Ask of Agile Project Teams

by Kevin Aguanno, CSPM (IPMA-B), Cert.APM, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, FPMAC, FAPM

While there are many governance data points that can be gathered and analyzed to help make go/no-go decisions, there are three in this writer's experience that stand out as being the most important.

Advanced Project Management Pitfalls: Purpose, Not Process

by Sean Gwaltney

Our bias toward comfortable processes hides the root cause of failure. One of the root causes on experienced teams? The misalignment of purpose and process. Here, the author provides an easy-to-implement, purpose-driven organizational methodology that helps eliminate this risk.

Constructing Scope Definition

by Manavasi Ramesh

One of the major reasons for project failure is the occurrence of unforeseen events that disrupt the smooth running of the project and cause irrecoverable deviation from the plan. How can we help minimize the risk when it comes to scope definition in construction projects?

Project Estimations: Theory vs. Reality

by Wilson Ngan

Your cost, schedule and resource estimates need to be realistic. But for this practitioner, that wasn't always the case in an effort to garner sponsor and customer approval. What would you do in this situation?


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