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PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2018

September 12, 2018 | Online

All organizations, whether small or large, need individuals who understand how important and impactful adaptability and agility are to overall success. By attending this virtual event you will learn how you can help your organization embrace the opportunities in change, disruption, and transformation.

PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018

June 13, 2018 | Online

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.

PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017

November 8, 2017 | Online

If you perform business analysis, your work is vital to project and program success. To most effectively support your organization and advance in your career, you need to know how to apply BA to any situation and delivery method. The new PMI Guide to Business Analysis will help you achieve this! Get an exclusive preview, with in-depth insights, at the PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017.

Upcoming Webinars

Shadow IT - Creating Synergy Between Business and IT Strategy

Jun 25, 2019 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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With the proliferation of cloud-based self-service platforms, it is becoming increasingly commonplace for business to break free from the shackles that bound them to Information Technology (IT) strategy forever. While strategy is never a bad thing, it can be the slow-moving tanker that takes forever to change course, and in the age of agility, most companies have not aligned their strategy with agile principles, even less so IT. Shadow IT, as it is known, has many advantages - with business possessing the ability to pursue available opportunities quickly proving the biggest plus. But it also creates many challenges. These challenges require attention in order to prevent a shadow IT initiative from going rogue. What are these challenges, and how do we mitigate the risk associated with them? Join Anton, as he shares lessons learned from practical experience that can be applied by both project managers and business analysts to keep shadow IT initiatives in the light.

Agile Project Management: Nuances & Skills

Jun 26, 2019 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
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Agile Project Management requires some additional skills to be possessed by an Agile Project Manager. It does not only involve managerial skills but also requires more team-oriented and leadership skills. Agile Development is a value-driven model with focus on outcomes unlike traditional approaches which are plan-driven in nature and based on output. At the same time, the centripetal force for success of the agile-based project is the agile team which executes it. It also requires additional skills in terms of adaptability, self-organization and motivation to continuously improve.

On-demand Webinars

The Agile Enterprise: The need for new roles and a new organization structure

by Stelian Roman
May 03, 2019 | 60:10 | Views: 3,056 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.29 / 5

The Agile Enterprise is a new type of organization. A collaboration-based environment where some of the ‘command and control’ roles are not only obsolete but also can be a roadblock for the Agile transformation. The natural fear of change combined with protecting privileges or the job itself resulted in labelling as ‘Agile’ roles that are not only not defined in any Agile framework but are also the core components of the “waterfall” approach.

Mindsets: The Key to Creating a More Agile Team and Organization

by Ryan Gottfredson
May 01, 2019 | 59:56 | Views: 4,627 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

Are you facing increased competition, shortened product life cycles, and rapidly changing customer needs and interests? Welcome to the new reality. In order for teams and organizations to succeed within this new reality, it requires that their leaders and employees become more agile. But, agility is not something organizations can incentivize for coerce. Agility must be unleashed and empowered. This is easier said than done.

The Agile Enterprise: The Role of the PMO in Agile Transformations

by Stelian Roman
April 05, 2019 | 56:20 | Views: 3,238 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.32 / 5

Scaling Agile practices beyond software development teams and IT departments is a growing trend, and the Agile Enterprise is a reality rather than a goal. However, the transition from planned approach to Agile is a painful change, and PMO can provide support for Agile rather than be perceived as an archaic team supporting “waterfall”. Once the organisation decides to adopt Agile, the PMO should be the champion of the transformation process, providing support to the Project Managers with less experience with Agile delivery while ensuring that governance requirements are met. This webinar is a summary of the presenter’s experience in organisations transitioning to Agile.

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Blog Insights

The Reluctant Agilist

by Dave Prior

Podcasts and blog posts to help you manage the challenge of transitioning from traditional project management to Agile. Dave Prior celebrates success, embraces the learning that comes from failure, and digs deep on topics you need to be up to speed on.

Taking the Plunge

by Aaron Porter (MBA, PMP, CSM)

In case you actually read this description, the beginning of the blog is about preparing for the PMP exam. It then evolved into maintaining my credential. After taking a break for a few years, I'm back and will be blogging about project management, in general, and probably a bit of agile on a regular basis.

The Agility Series

by Lawrence Cooper

The Agility Series focuses on agile and agility across the organization not just in software and product development. Areas of agility that will be covered in blog posts will include: - Organizational Agility - Leadership Agility - Strategic Agility - Value Agility - Delivery Agility - Business Agility - Cultural Agility - Client Agility - Learning Agility

Agile in Practice

by Stephen Matola, Karl Best, Stephen Townsend, Edivandro Conforto, Jesse Fewell, Mike Griffiths, Horia Slusanschi, Becky Hartman, Betsy Kauffman, Kristin Jones, Johanna Rothman

This blog is a conversation between the Agile Practice Guide Team and our PMI and Agile Alliance Communities to gain insight, support and collaboration around the creation of a usable and relevant body of work that supports transition to hybrid and agile in project work.

Drunken PM

by Dave Prior

Drunken Boxing for Project Managers “The main feature of the drunkard boxing is to hide combative hits in drunkard-like, unsteady movements and actions so as to confuse the opponent. The secret of this style of boxing is maintaining a clear mind while giving a drunken appearance.” Yeah... just like that… but with network diagrams and burndown charts… and a wee bit less vodka.

Save Time With Tools + Templates

Assess Value of Going Agile (Korean Translation)

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by ProjectsatWork.com

애자일 변환은 어디에서 조직의 가치를 극대화 할 것입니까? 비즈니스 환경이 급속히 변하는 지역이나 고객 또는 이해 관계자가 서비스 또는 제품의 지속적인 개선을 기대하는 지역 일 것입니다. 민첩한 접근 방식으로 가장 이익을 얻을 수있는 영역을보다 효과적으로 파악할 수있는 유용한 방법을 제시합니다.

WBS for Business Intelligence Projects

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by Priyanka Jain

This template provides a work breakdown structure for business intelligence projects and for requirement effort estimation for a waterfall methodology-based project or user story estimation for an agile-based project.

Assess Value of Going Agile (Japanese Translation)

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by ProjectsatWork.com

あなたの組織において、アジャイル・トランスフォーメーションが最も価値を生み出すのはどこだろう。おそらく、ビジネス状況が急速に変化している分野や、顧客やステークホルダーがサービスや製品の継続的な改善を期待している分野であろう。ここでは、アジャイル・アプローチから最も利益を得ることができる分野を、より明確にするために役立つ演習を紹介する。

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Requirements in Agile

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by Joy Beatty Candase Hokanson

When companies move to an agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), they often remove the processes and analysis of their waterfall SDLC because, as the Agile Manifesto puts it, “They value individual and interactions over processes and tools.” Some of the rigor should be removed – waterfall processes can get bogged down with gates and sign-offs. However, caution must be exercised to not go too far against processes and analysis and rely just upon backlogs and user stories. Requirements and the analysis that leads to those requirements are just as essential in an agile project as they are in a waterfall project. The difference lies in how much requirements analysis is completed and the timing of it.

Where’s QA in Agile Development?

by Mike Griffiths

While most of the traditional QA and release management challenges are now solvable, some interesting philosophical questions/misconceptions remain for project managers and sponsors. Let’s examine a few of the common ones.

So You Want to Be a Scrum Master?

by Andy Jordan

Most project managers have a basic idea of what Scrum Masters do, but to make the transition into this role, you need a deeper understanding of what capabilities and approaches are needed to succeed, and how you can adapt or expand your own skillset.

Sprint Planning: Are You Doing It Backwards?

by Bart Gerardi

Many agile teams craft their sprint goals in a bottoms-up fashion, using stories and tasks as their building blocks. But the mission of a sprint should be created from the top down, starting with what a successful iteration will look like. Here are four steps to create better sprint goals and a Sprint Goal Worksheet.

Agile and the New Standard for Risk Management (Korean Translation)

by Mike Griffiths

PMI의 최신 간행물 인 포트폴리오, 프로그램 및 프로젝트의 리스크 관리 표준은 효과적인 리스크 관리에 대한 풍부한 정보가 풍부하고 애자일 프로젝트에 적합한 반복적, 증분 및 적응 환경에 대한 권장 사항을 포함합니다.

Agile and the New Standard for Risk Management

by Mike Griffiths

PMI’s latest publication, The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs and Projects, has a wealth of great information about effective risk management and contains recommendations for iterative, incremental and adaptive environments that fit agile projects well.

Understanding the Importance of Retrospectives

by Gaurav Dhooper

A retrospective meeting is for betterment, learning, problem solving and celebrating team achievements during sprint execution and review; they should have a motivating approach. Yet so often, they don't.

Quality Agile Management

by Johanna Rothman

How managers change with agile approaches is vital. The more management excellence—the more quality in management—the easier it is to use an agile approach. That requires a change in how managers think about and create the agile culture.


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