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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® Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019

November 13, 2019 | Online

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.

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

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.

Managing Enterprise and Global Telecom Migration

Feb 28, 2023 1:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

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.

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Net Zero - A Project Management Perspective

by Raju Rao
January 20, 2023 | 60:39 | Views: 2,866 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.39 / 5

“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

Culturally Relevant Strategy to Achieve Meaningful Project Outcomes

by Valerie Williams-Sanchez
January 11, 2023 | 62:04 | Views: 3,522 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.33 / 5

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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Save Time With Tools Templates

Portfolio Management Proposal

PREMIUM deliverable
by Bo Litwiler

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.

Profit-Loss Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Khaled Istanbouli

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.

Project Priority Index Workbook

deliverable
by Julio Ruiz Rodriguez

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.

Total Cost of Ownership/Cost Benefit Analysis Workbook

deliverable
by Dinah Young

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.

Deployment Plan

deliverable
by Kristine Villalon

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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PMI 2019 Signposts Report: Key Takeaways

PREMIUM white paper
by PMI

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.

Strategic Thinking in Problem Solving: A Journey to the Strategisphere

by George Freeman, PMP

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?

The Challenge With Outsourcing: Oversight, Accountability and Everything In Between

by Dikla Sharon, MSc, PMP

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.

7 Negotiating Tips for Project Managers

by Hope Gibson

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.

What’s Your Plan Next Year?

by Bart Gerardi

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.

Who Needs to Know?

by Andy Jordan

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?

A Strategic Approach to Agile Product Teams

by Andy Jordan

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.

We Need to Better Empower Project Managers

by Andy Jordan

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?

6 Future Uncertainties We Need to Navigate

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

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.

Can You Meet Evolving Expectations for Managing Projects in the Future?

by Michael Wood

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.

You’re Probably Using Your PM Software Wrong

by Andy Jordan

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.

Do You Have Too Much Strategy?

by Andy Jordan

Organizations can’t succeed without an effective strategy, but strategy alone won’t deliver successful outcomes. And not all organizations are acknowledging that fact.

Yea or Yikes? Sci-Fi Level Tech Coming Sooner Than You Think

by Michael Wood

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 You Truly Transforming Digitally…or Just Digitizing?

by Andy Jordan

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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