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PMXPO 2020

March 26, 2020 | online

We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.

PMI Scheduling Conference 2016

March 30, 2016 | Online

Love project scheduling? Or just want to learn what’s new in the world of project scheduling? Attend the PMI Scheduling Conference – exclusively for PMI Members. Learn the latest in scheduling best practices not available anywhere outside of PMI. We’ll share tips and tools from real-life projects and programs.

2015 PMI Scheduling Conference: Build Your Defense Against Chaos

June 17, 2015 | Online

This all-day virtual event featured expertise to assist practitioners with Building Your Defense Against Chaos in the world of project scheduling. Two concurrent tracks of content featured 1. Education and Training Track: Learn best practices in project scheduling methods, techniques and approaches (topics include: applied schedule management and scheduling for programs and portfolios); and 2. Case Studies and New Advances Track: Pick up valuable case studies and/or lessons learned in project, program and portfolio scheduling. This includes presentations on scheduling theories and techniques from real projects and programs (topics: risk analysis and scenario-based program scheduling).

Upcoming Webinars

Learning While Doing Projects

Feb 1, 2023 2:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Modern work can be complicated, and economic pressures require businesses to improve continuously.  The need for innovation, distributed teams, and competitive and regulatory pressures drive an organization to improve and learn constantly.  Learning throughout the project is not something that should be the focus of only the Agile approaches, such as scrum.  From experience, it is not motivating for a team to burn their metaphorical hand on the same familiar stove burner.  A team with recurring failures of the same type differs from how to improve morale or grow competencies.  Failures may not be fatal if these are used as opportunities to learn.  Failure is not motivating when nothing new is learned or experienced.  In this webinar, we will discuss learning opportunities, things our project can do to encourage learning, and what things we do that discourage learning and growth.

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Fighting Impostor Syndrome as a Project Manager

by Yasmina Khelifi, Vicky Adams
July 01, 2022 | 60:21 | Views: 10,525 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

When you begin a new role or a new job, you feel sometimes misplaced, and you don’t belong. You’re not alone: many of us have gone through impostor syndrome without naming it. What is impostor syndrome? When does it happen? Why? How to overcome it? We propose to explore these insightful questions sharing our experiences as a project manager.

People & Project Management: Valuable Takeaways of My Journey in the Mobile Phone Industry

by Armando Arriaga Castañeda
May 05, 2022 | 61:00 | Views: 8,833 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.46 / 5

Building a winning organization is not an easy task, and to succeed it needs to have solid foundations, foster collaboration and embrace continuous learning. Each of us have a key role in this success, whether as an individual contributor, Project Manager or head of the organization. In this webinar I share the most valuable lessons I´ve learned and cherished in Project and People management throughout my 15 year journey in mobile phones industry as part of global Quality Assurance organizations.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Final Project Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Gabrielle Dunkerton

This Final Project Report provides a snapshot of your project and provides an outline to help you surfaces relevant information on milestones, budget, time, lessons learned, and more! Adapt it to fit your needs.

Project Management Template Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Lukas Kripal

This Excel workbook provides eight logs and registers to help your project. It includes a Changes Log, a Lessons Learned Log, an Assumptions-Constraints Log, an Issues Log, a Risk Register (with accompanying risk guide and list), a Customer Promise Log, a Project Task Tracker, and an RFI Tracker. It's perfect for new and seasoned PMs alike.

Project Template Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Rob Hassen

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.

Project HEADWAY: Breaking Out Of The Lessons Learned Trap

PREMIUM presentation
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

We all know we are supposed to do a “lessons learned” exercise as part of our projects. Some of us even take the time to go through the motions. The challenge is that lessons learned rarely get paid attention to, and organizational practices rarely change as a result. If we really want to learn from our projects, we need to change how we think about lessons learned.

Project Post-Implementation Review Checklist (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM checklist

このテンプレートは、プロジェクトの結果に焦点を当て、理解するのに役立ちます:技術的な成功、ビジネス上の利点、学んだ教訓。 調査結果は、最終的な調整と調整を行い、プロジェクトを効果的に閉じ、将来のプロジェクトを効果的に実施する組織の能力に貢献するのに役立ちます。

Learn From Others

How to Plan Work at the End of the Year

by Bart Gerardi

As people take time off for the year-end holidays, team capacity fluctuates and planning is a challenge. Here are four options to make the best use of the time and people available, while trying not to create more stress and frustration.

How to Conduct Successful Project Discovery Sessions

by Shamli Nikam

One of the most valuable things to do after project closing is conduct a lessons-learned session. But for that to be successful, you must involve all of the key players early on—and keep them involved throughout project execution. And that brings us to the discovery session.

Defining Greatness in Construction History: PM Secrets Revealed

by Dr. Sherif Hashem, PMP

Great construction projects deploy great project management strategies. What are the common project management qualities of these great projects—the DNA of construction greatness? This article investigates important lessons learned based on a review of some great historical projects that shape the world’s skyline.

Fighting Impostor Syndrome as a Project Manager: Continuing the Conversation

by Yasmina Khelifi, Vicky Adams

In the webinar Fighting Impostor Syndrome as a Project Manager, we got help identifying when impostor syndrome happens, recognizing the different types—and overcoming it. The webinar was so successful that the presenters now continue the conversation by answering more of your questions.

The Importance of a Lessons Learned Archive in Project Management

by Manavasi Ramesh

Any learning organization should never miss an opportunity to update its team members on best practices, whether acquired from its own experiences or incorporated from other reliable resources. Enter lessons learned to the rescue!

Develop a Hypothesis Before a Solution

by Bart Gerardi

A development team designed a feature to improve customer experience but things got worse. It turns out they didn’t identify the real problem or the right way to fix it. What they needed was a hypothesis for what was being changed, how that change would help, and how they would test it.

Your Problems Aren't Wicked, Just Messy

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

The problem is not that we don't have solutions to our problems, at least at a macro scale. The larger problem is that we don't want to do the hard work necessary to make the solutions happen.

Closing—The Forgotten Activity

by Kevin Joyce

There is one project activity that is overdue for some consideration. It is often overlooked, usually rushed, seldom done well, and yet it has a unique potential for realizing value. It is the forgotten activity—closing. Employ this checklist as a useful tool for maximizing the value of closing a project.

8 Project Management Lessons from Watching Nature

by R. Sarma Danturthi, PhD, PMP

What can we learn from the ever changing but closely woven network of nature? Taking the opportunity while sheltering at home, the author spent some time watching nature programs and found there were many lessons that could be applied to project management.

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