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Top Influencers

Ori Dvir Program Manager and Consultant| Self employed Netanya, Israel
Paul Szwed Professor| Massachusetts Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay, Ma, USA
Sean Whitaker Project Management Consultant| Crystal Consulting Christchurch, New Zealand
Grant Hawksworth General Manager Public Sector Australia| Dimension Data Australia
Kimberly Johnson Principal| KAJ Consulting Inc. Scandia, Mn, USA
Sam Ayodele Project Coordinator - Capital Projects| Burlington Hydro Incorporation Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Tolitha Lewis Sr. Project Manager| Eli Lilly & Company Fishers, In, USA
Sam Huffman Author and Speaker| Sam Huffman, PMP (Ret) Bothell, Wa, USA
Barbara Karten Clinton, Ma, USA
Kelly Weyrauch Owner / Principal Consultant| Agile Quality Systems, LLC Mn, USA

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PMI Scheduling Conference 2017

March 29, 2017 | Online

New technologies, hybrid projects, the launch of a PMO—when the environment is constantly changing, how do you craft a schedule (or multiple schedules) for project success? Discover timely answers here—and only here—at the PMI Scheduling Conference 2017, exclusively for PMI members.

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.

On-demand Webinars

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In today's fast-paced business landscape, organizations strive to enhance efficiency and agility to stay competitive. This presentation offers a transformative five-step process designed to double the speed of delivery within any organization. Attendees will learn to co-create a tailored blueprint for a solution-driven operating model, enabling swift adaptation to evolving market demands.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Dictionary Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Michael Ala

This document provides detailed information about deliverables, activity and scheduling of each component in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). A WBS dictionary is where the details of the tasks, activities and deliverables of the work breakdown structure are located.

Sample Gantt Chart

by Jayvant Patil

Use this sample Excel Gantt Chart to track project task progress based on your entered start and projected/actual end dates, along with your entered precent progress complete for each task.

Overview of the Project Management Process

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).

Skill Requirements Worksheet and Questionnaire

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

UPDATED TEMPLATE! A core requirement of building a project team is identifying the people that you need to work with. The skill requirements worksheet and questionnaire is a planning tool to support thinking about the expertise and skills that you need in your project team.

Learn From Others

Better Estimates, Better Outcomes

by Bart Gerardi

Without some amount of estimation, creating an agile plan becomes incredibly difficult. And yet, estimates have a reputation of being inaccurate, immediately outdated, or possibly a complete waste of time. While these two seem to be in conflict, in reality, agile handles it rather well.

'Is This Delay a Problem?'

by Andy Jordan

The sooner that a PM can recognize that not all delays are created equal—and figure out which ones need action taken—the greater the chance of project success. When do you need to start worrying?

Working to ‘Done,’ Not on What You Have ‘To Do’

by Lonnie Pacelli

The "dones" process is a low-overhead way for you to stay aligned, avoid micromanagement, and focus on the things that are most important. Use this simple process and its accompanying template to align long-term goals and short-term deliverables.

Don't Make This Critical Path Assumption

by Lonnie Pacelli

Ever hear a project manager say "Everything is critical!" about a schedule's tasks? Don't make that mistake. Understanding the mechanics of critical path is a crucial hard skill that PMs need to master early in their careers.

Start Date Set in Stone? Schedule Using the Work-Forward Timebox Model

by Lonnie Pacelli

We're often given an end date and have to work backward to derive when an initiative should start (or should have started). But what about when a project manager is able to provide a start date? That's where the work-forward timebox model can help!

Stop Playing 'Bring Me a Rock' Schedule Games!

by Johanna Rothman

Do you ever play “Bring Me a Rock”? That’s when the manager wants the PM or the people doing the work to reduce their estimate durations. This hurts everyone-—and can lead to watermelon status reports.

No More Project History Lessons! Adopt a Future Focus Instead

by Paul Bird

The attention paid to recording the recent project past can sometimes sound like a captain reading from a ship’s log—a very boring register that no one will ever want to read again. Instead, focus on the future.

Understanding Schedule Delays

by Andy Jordan

Schedule delays are among the most common problems projects face, but how do you manage them properly? That depends on why they’re happening...which isn't always obvious.


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