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.
Ever feel like your projects would run much more smoothly if everyone just did their job without nagging? Help is on the way. Emotional Intelligence is the way to really connect with everyone on your team. Take project management to the next level using Emotional Intelligence principles to guide your interactions and activities. Come learn practical applications of Emotional Intelligence (checklists and all) for everything from communications to meetings to dealing with catastrophes.
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.
A clean rear view mirror makes you a better driver. Are you making use of yours? Teams of 5 or 25, in Agile or traditional set-up, new to agile or in this for years - they all stop once in a while to look back and plan ahead. But not all get the magic results they expect. This webinar is about maximizing the effect of your retrospectives.
What must we do to bring about a Change initiative as smoothly as possible? Communicate! Communicate! Communicate! How much, and for how long do we do this? Until we get sick and tired of the sound of our own voice – then we take a deep breath and a drink of water and we start all over again. Communication isn’t something that stops and starts; it’s a constant activity before, during and after any Change initiative.
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Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Seeing the Strengths of Others (Part 2): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains two PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 2). It includes a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains three PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1). It includes a character strengths checklist; a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
The project kickoff is one of the most critical activities on the project. This worksheet is intended to assist the project manager in preparing for the kickoff so that the meeting is as effective and efficient as possible.
Learn From Others
You’re in the middle of your project and problems are coming from every direction. What do you do first? In this article, the author shares some advice for how to think creatively when there’s chaos all around you—and how to remain calm in a crisis.
Stay out of the way but be supportive to help teams create better solutions to problems that arise during projects. It will speed things up, help you manage risk and reduce impact to your schedule.
It doesn’t matter how creative a project manager is if they operate in an environment that stifles that creativity. That’s where leaders have a critical role to play.
Nonstop e-mails, endless meetings, and 24-7 connectedness are crippling our ability to think, focus, solve problems and do the deep work that organizations need to stay competitive. Here are eight recommendations to help you and your teams regain focus.
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.
Engaging stakeholders is a critical component for project success—but it’s not always a harmonious chorus out there (and quite often it feels like the Wild West!). How can we deal with good, bad and ugly resistance?
Leadership is one of the most critical skills for new project managers, but how do you know if you’re doing a good job?
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.
Are modern organizations successful in helping employees at every level see how the work they do contributes to the success of the organization—as well as the success of their customers?
Mantras like the golden rule are great to live by, but how do they pertain to the real world—and especially project management? Let's take a deeper dive with three popular rules we've all heard before.
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