Project Management

Creativity in the Chaos

by Emily Luijbregts

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.

Time Management When There’s Not Enough Time

by Andy Jordan

Project managers know on Day 1 that time management is one of the most important skills they need to master. But what if there simply isn’t enough time to do everything?

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Effective Stakeholder Engagement: A Tool for Project Success

by Manavasi Ramesh

In complex infrastructure projects, external stakeholders may have the greatest impact due to land acquisition problems, right of way issues, environmental issues, and government regulations. Using case studies, this article presents the challenges of stakeholder management and supplies tools to help find solutions and ensure positive outcomes.

Lessons Learned

20 Years, 20 Timeless PM Lessons

by Cameron McGaughy

www.xjjpt.icu is 20 years old! To celebrate this milestone, we look back at 20 lessons our subject matter experts have shared over the last two decades—one for each year!

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Jugaad and Project Management

by Raju Rao
February 25, 2020 | 60:56 | Views: 1,042 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.70 / 5

“Jugaad”, an Indian word signifying improvisation has become a buzzword in management circles. Originally used by native users to solve their myriad problems in getting things done in day to day operations, it is now being adapted more systematically and formally as a method to improve and innovate. How does the concept and practice of “Jugaad” relate to formal project management principles and knowledge? Traditional project management through its bodies of knowledge has espoused a structured methodology. One of the main criticism on the emphasis of detailed planning has been its unsuitability to situations and projects which are uncertain or developmental in nature.

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Effective Stakeholder Engagement: A Tool for Project Success

by Manavasi Ramesh

In complex infrastructure projects, external stakeholders may have the greatest impact due to land acquisition problems, right of way issues, environmental issues, and government regulations. Using case studies, this article presents the challenges of stakeholder management and supplies tools to help find solutions and ensure positive outcomes.


6 Keys to Drive Change, Growth and Innovation

by Michael Wood

Organizations are the ultimate work-in-progress project—one that is constantly evolving, changing and transforming in order to achieve its goals. In that context, it’s easy to see why an organization would need project managers who can embrace moving targets and continuously adapt to changing needs.


Adapting Your PM & Leadership Style to the Project Economy

by Stephanie Jaeger

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.


Creativity in the Chaos

by Emily Luijbregts

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.



The Gap Between PM Need and PM Investment

by Andy Jordan

Project managers are increasingly critical to organizational success, but not every organization is treating it that way. Why do so many organizations have no defined career path for project professionals?


Time Management When There’s Not Enough Time

by Andy Jordan

Project managers know on Day 1 that time management is one of the most important skills they need to master. But what if there simply isn’t enough time to do everything?


Approach to Project Management Fundamentals

by Fraser MacDuffee

With the PMBOK? Guide as the foundation, organizations can build their project methodologies to meet their specific business needs. The focus in this article is on the fundamentals of project execution. All of these elements are interdependent and take time and effort to build. Principled execution is the goal for our customers and ourselves.


The Agile Enterprise: The Agile Executive - What Does it Mean?

by Stelian Roman
February 28, 2020 | 59:49 | Views: 359 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.68 / 5

Agile transformation is an Organizational Change, it follows the rules of any Business Transformation and needs Executive support in order to succeed. This webinar is a presentation of the Agile transformation that the author was involved in, focusing on the role and the importance of executive support in Agile adoption.


We Are Many, We Are One! Discover The Face To Face Community Aspects Of PMI: It’s 300+ Global Chapters!

by Nelson Garissa, April C. Burton, IOM, Lysan Drabon, Hellen Almeida, Anna Zhukova
February 27, 2020 | 52:54 | Views: 28 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.00 / 5

During this webinar we invite you to discover the value of PMIs 300+ chapters across the globe and learn how you can benefit from engaging with the one close to you. Face to face exchange with your PPPM peers - close by - in your language - relevant to your career, your industry and your market. You will also learn how chapters align to and deliver on PMIs strategy, how they are created and run, and how you can get involved even as volunteer!


Jugaad and Project Management

by Raju Rao
February 25, 2020 | 60:56 | Views: 1,042 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.70 / 5

“Jugaad”, an Indian word signifying improvisation has become a buzzword in management circles. Originally used by native users to solve their myriad problems in getting things done in day to day operations, it is now being adapted more systematically and formally as a method to improve and innovate. How does the concept and practice of “Jugaad” relate to formal project management principles and knowledge? Traditional project management through its bodies of knowledge has espoused a structured methodology. One of the main criticism on the emphasis of detailed planning has been its unsuitability to situations and projects which are uncertain or developmental in nature.


Are You Making the Most Out of Your Retrospectives?

by Ancuta Damian
February 19, 2020 | 60:32 | Views: 1,072 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 3.77 / 5

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.


Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Decision Making and Intuitio

by Uri Galimidi?
February 18, 2020 | 64:25 | Views: 171 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.64 / 5

This is in the third installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals. The webinars are informed by the latest in the science of leadership and include practical strategies and approaches to build the skills and behaviors covered by each webinar.


Scrum vs. Kanban: Which Works Best Where?

by NK Shrivastava, Phillip George
February 14, 2020 | 60:49 | Views: 1,139 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.50 / 5

Where should you use Scrum and where should you use Kanban? Many factors weigh into this decision, including whether your teams are in development or maintenance mode and whether their work is highly predictable or sporadic. Attendees of this webinar will come away with a better understanding of Scrum and Kanban and when to utilize each, together or separately, to improve agility of their teams.


The Secret Sauce of Successful Change Management

by Fabio Rigamonti, Amany Nuseibeh
February 13, 2020 | 64:46 | Views: 159 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.00 / 5

This is the first webinar of a series of four. In this session, the presenters will start analysing what triggers Millenials to join a Company (and to remain!), moving to the Company's values and concluding with organisational change. Change is necessary, but it should not be a stressful event for those involved.


Megaprojects as Symbols

by alfons van marrewijk
February 12, 2020 | 60:04 | Views: 5,357 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

An Anthropological Perspective on the Symbolic Interpretations of the Dutch High Speed Train Megaproject


Communications Management Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Alexandre Costa

This Communication Management Plan sets the communications framework for your project and serves as a guide for communications throughout the life of the project. This is a working document and should be updated as communication needs change. This plan includes a sample stakeholder matrix, a sample communications matrix (which maps specific messages to stakeholders or stakeholder groups) and more. Adapt each section to fit your project.


Project Communication Management Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Project Communication Management Plan is a tool that documents how communication is managed and controlled on a project. It enables you to communicate effectively with the project team and other stakeholders, to set clear guidelines on how information will be shared, as well as who will be responsible for and needs to be included on project communications.


Project Issue Log Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This basic Issue Log can be used by project leads to record and track ongoing and closed project issues. Once issues are identified, they can be assigned, prioritized and managed to a resolution or closure. Adapt to fit your needs.


Requirements Traceability Matrix Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

This Requirements Traceability Matrix template can be used to record, map and trace requirements with other artifacts in the test validation process. It will help to ensure that all requirements defined for a system have been tested and fulfilled.


Daily Progress Report (Construction Subcontractor)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Mustafa AlMashhadi

This daily report is geared toward construction subcontractors to log activities, workforce, activities, materials, weather and more. Adapt to fit your project needs.


Stakeholder Register Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Theresah Nyantakyi

Use this Excel sheet to register stakeholders for your project, including requirements, expectations, engagement classification, interest, influence and more!


Statistical PERT? (SPERT?) Estimation Worksheet

deliverable
by William Davis

Updated for 2020! Statistical PERT is an estimation technique that project professionals use to align expectations and make better business decisions. Use Statistical PERT to create a probabilistic forecast for many project uncertainties, such as how much your project will cost, or when you might deploy the next agile release. Statistical PERT easily models a wide variety of uncertainties using built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel, making estimation easy to do—even for people who don't like statistics.


The PM Podcast Episode 441: Facilitating a Project Planning Meeting

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by Jim Stewart, PMP, Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, Rich Maltzman

Planning your project right from the start is a big factor for future success. It’s definitely not everything, but doing the planning right goes a long way. And most planning is done in meetings. And that again means that you really want to make sure that those meetings deliver. That is where the book How to Facilitate Productive Project Planning Meetings - A Practical Guide to Ensuring Project Success can help.


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