We increasingly talk about the need for project managers to be more strategic in their thinking, but what does that really mean? How can a PM make a direct connection between abstract concepts and the work that they do every day? And more importantly, how can they help their teams make that connection?
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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.
Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
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.
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.
This webinar covers large Enterprise and Global migration of Infrastructure and telecommunication platforms from on prem to cloud or from legacy to more advanced and preferably cloud or from owning to leasing or from managing to subscribing.
“Net Zero” has become a buzz word today. It importance and initiatives related to it cannot be underestimated. Organizations, businesses and governments are all into it and every effort is being made to thwart the potential problems due to climate change, now and in future. What is Net Zero? And how does it impact the project management profession? This is the subject of this talk. In particular we will deliberate on the following: 1. Understanding Net Zero - the basics & current status 2. Reasons, benefits and challenges 3. Agreements & Commitments 4. Net Zero projects - Domains / Industries - Examples 5. Opportunities for project professionals
In this era of unprecedented political shifts, the global health pandemic, and social justice awakenings, everyone can benefit from having the ability to navigate an evolving socio-political landscape and the needs of an increasingly diverse American population and marketplace. A new framework: Culturally Relevant Strategy is helping the market-minded to meet these needs. For professionals operating in the project management space, culturally relevant strategy offers important features and benefits. Taking cues from education pedagogy, this hybrid approach integrates strategy with multi-dimensional research, discourse, critical interpretation, and analysis, to facilitate meaningful outcomes. Learn how and much more at this informative presentation.
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The purpose of the Portfolio Management Proposal is to articulate an approach for effectively evaluating the impact of each project to the company’s portfolio(s). The process will support project governance, allowing the business to make informed decisions on which projects to execute to deliver the most value to the organization. Use this sample proposal as a starting point and adapt to fit your company and needs.
This Excel sheet helps you track monetary trends for various project items and plots a graph summary based on your entries. Adapt the items and expenses to suit your project.
This Excel template helps you prioritize projects in your organization using objective criteria like strategic fit, economic impact and feasibility. You can adapt this template using other criteria that you can consider. This template helps you determine big-impact, top-priority projects for your organization.
This spreadsheet is used to calculate and compare the TCO (total cost of ownership) and CBA (cost benefit analysis) of multiple alternative solutions. This includes costs and benefits for not only the implementation, but also for additional years of maintenance.
This template can help project managers plan key planning and customer activities in preparation for go-live. It can be easily tailored for deployment planning for projects of all sizes.
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Each year, the strategy team at the Project Management Institute conducts an assessment of global, long-term trends across a range of key issue areas. Conducted since 2007, this annual report examines and evaluates the global trajectory of major trends in everything from climate change to shifting demographics—and explores how these trends are impacting the world of project management and project professionals.
Approaching strategic thinking or problem solving from a prescribed means is rarely productive. You can use tools and frameworks out of the box, but one needs a more tactically considered approach to be effective. Is it time for an analytic tune-up?
When companies hire a contractor to conduct work, how much ownership do the companies retain for that work? Where is the line between managing and oversight? Definitions in management roles help reduce confusion within a contractual relationship—for those on both sides of the equation.
How much of what you do involves negotiations? Probably more than you realize. It pays to actively and deliberately improve your negotiating skills. Otherwise, you may miss opportunities, shortchanging your project and hindering your professional future.
A change of year is a great time to refocus and reenergize. As you plan out work in 2023, it’s important to be realistic, flexible, aspirational and inspirational. This builds a foundation for positive results early on—and throughout the year.
As organizations strive to respond faster to ever-changing business conditions, their strategic decision-making windows get tighter. But they also need to remain open to a range of perspectives and input. How does that work?
Product teams are becoming increasingly commonplace, but are organizations leveraging them in the most appropriate manner? The way agile product delivery is being implemented can be elevated from a broadly tactical, case-by-case consideration to a more strategic one.
How do we ensure that project managers can be empowered to drive the decisions that organizations need—while still being supported by those organizations? And how can that be achieved in an environment where leaders can drive overall strategy without having to be involved in every key decision?
As you plan an agile transformation strategy for your organization, one of the most important questions to ask is, “What tool would work best to help us?” Consider these nine key factors before you make a decision.
What is project management’s future? Will it continue to feel familiar, or is there a radical inflection point on the horizon? To know the answer, it’s important to think about these six dominant uncertainties around how project management is actually practiced.
What will project managers be doing in 2030? Believe it or not, with all the work being taken off our shoulders, even more is being added. In the near future, organizational leadership will increasingly expect PMs to be brilliant in a wide range of strategic imperatives.
A lot of project management and administration remains manual. This isn’t exactly the promise of technology making work more effective and efficient. So, what’s going on? Project environments need to make more and better use of software if future performance is to be optimized.
Organizations can’t succeed without an effective strategy, but strategy alone won’t deliver successful outcomes. And not all organizations are acknowledging that fact.
Some innovations and sci-fi level technologies that we once only imagined in the movies (Internet of the Body? Thought-driven prosthetics?) are just around the corner. Is this something we should applaud or fear?
Are organizations spending enough time thinking about how they can leverage technology to disrupt their industry, or are they are simply focused on streamlining and digitizing? Are you at least thinking bravely?
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