In this day and age as projects become more complex (and are often hybrid), project teams are becoming more multi-disciplinary and often have virtual team members. This requires the project manager to use ever-higher levels of people and leadership skills.
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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.
The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 explores the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. Participants will gain an understanding of how to better position themselves for growth and to identify talent for their project teams.
3Ts for Better Time Management: Tips, Tools, and Techniques That You Can Use to Manage Your Time Even Better
Nowadays, we face many challenges surrounding how to find time to do everything that we want to do in our 86,400 seconds per day. Managing your tasks in a more assertive and focused manner with some assistance from technology reveals the best way to enhance your project ecosystem as well as to strike a balance in your personal life. In this webinar, the presenter shares a set of tools and tips to enhance your daily routines in order to improve your time management. These techniques help managers and C-level executives to do their work better, allowing them to develop and foster a time oriented mindset in their teams.
The Ask the Expert Webinar Series is an extension of the Ask the Expert Program offered at PMI? Global Conference. Each year, experts from the ProjectManagement.com community offer one-on-one sessions to conference attendees, acting as mentors, coaches, and sounding boards for Project Managers at varying stages of their careers and across industries. Gain access to these leading project management and industry experts through the Ask the Expert Webinar Series – ask your most pressing Project Management questions, seek career advice, and gain insights into industry trends. Please join the webinar prepared to pose questions to the experts!
Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?
The truth is that a project kickoff meeting can make or break a project. Done well, the kickoff meeting can set the project on a path for success, but a nightmare kickoff meeting can wreak havoc for months to come. These are a few simple secrets that can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your next project kickoff meeting. If you're already familiar with kickoff meetings, no worries. This presentation isn't a soup to nuts overview of how to run a kickoff meeting. Instead, we'll identify several specific techniques that you can throw into your bag of tricks to avoid common pitfalls and move your kickoff meetings from good to great!
Save Time With Tools And Templates
No matter where you are on the career ladder, consider creating a roadmap for moving forward by comparing your current state to the requirements needed to achieve your career goals—and then identify the actions you need to take to make it all happen. Use this template in conjunction with the article What’s Your Career Plan?
Use this Excel sheet as a quick reference when studying inputs; tools and techniques; and outputs from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK? Guide)—Sixth Edition. It categorizes them by chapter, process group and knowledge area.
Use this Excel sheet as a quick reference when studying tools and techniques from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK? Guide)—Sixth Edition. It categorizes them by type and cross-references by knowledge area.
Utilice esta hoja de Excel como una referencia rápida cuando estudie herramientas y técnicas de la A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK? Guide)—Sixth Edition. Los clasifica por tipo y las referencias cruzadas por área de conocimiento.
How do you go about assessing where you are in your level of maturity when it comes to The PMI Talent Triangle? skills? A good place to start is by assessing your maturity level on many skills. Use this template in tandem with the article Taking Stock in Your PM Skills Maturity.
Learn From Others
As ProjectManagement.com celebrates its 20th anniversary, Mark Mullaly—who has been a contributor since our very first year—shares insights that he would most want his younger self to know, appreciate and learn from.
Creativity can and does happen on a schedule. It can be prompted into awareness and action. You can be creative on demand, and you can inspire and encourage—even require, if need be—creativity in others. The trick is knowing how it is actually done.
We can’t take our leadership practices for granted, and we can’t assume that every project will require the same leadership skills as the last one. Instead, be purposeful and create a leadership navigation plan for your next project. Here’s a use case to help.
To be creative in the workplace (and as needed) requires the development of a discipline or “habit,” something we can learn from a legend in dance. Having the spark when it is required means knowing how to build your internal processes in order to be creative.
Project managers don’t always have a reputation for creativity, but it’s the most important skill a PM needs. But what does that actually mean in practical terms? What makes one PM more creative than another? And how does that actually improve their ability to deliver results for their employer?
As project managers, we need to hold ourselves more accountable to reading the new versions of the PMBOK? Guide to make sure that we not only understand the new content, but that we’re able to implement it in our daily work.
As a mentor, you have an opportunity to help someone else grow. To do this, you will need to be a wise counselor, a well-connected networker—and able to facilitate the kind of assistance that helps your mentee achieve success.
Being a project manager is a gift. Imagine the good that could be accomplished if every reader volunteered their time to one cause in 2020! Here are five easy steps to inspire you to greater things!
When you are pursuing your career ambitions, you have to recognize that there are both positives and negatives to being single-minded, especially in a profession that is evolving as much as project management.
All of them? None of them? Somewhere in between? This is one of those philosophically challenging and ultimately insoluble questions. In this article, the author attempts to give a meaningful, considered and comprehensive look to all of those answers.
Project leaders should never overlook the importance of building trusted relationships. Without them, your ability to drive teams, serve customers and connect with stakeholders will suffer—not to mention your career. Here are nine skills and attitudes that can help you build professional relationships that make a difference.
If you say “technical project management” to a project manager, they immediately have a sense of what you’re talking about. But is that still an accurate reflection of the skills today’s PMs actually need?
Like many members of PMI and ProjectManagement.com, you may be an early-career PM. The excitement and benefits of the mid-career PM await you! Get there faster by determining what employers expect—and meeting those expectations better than your competition.
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