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Topic Teasers Vol. 112: PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition New Earned Schedule Theory

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Topic Teasers Vol. 106: Hidden Easter Eggs in PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition

Barbee Davis – October 15, 2018 One of my colleagues told me that they are changing the earned value management (EVM) formulas. We have many projects in progress, with automated charts and spreadsheets configured with the current calculations I was taught to use in my Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam prep training. Is this true that the math is being...

A Glimpse Into Our PM Future

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A Glimpse Into Our PM Future

Mudassir Iqbal – October 10, 2018 Mudassir is a consultant and trainer in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. “Project leaders are becoming even more essential as organizations recognize that strategy is implemented through projects and programs, and as disruptive technology frees them from mundane routines, providing more opportunity to innovate.” — Mark A. Langley, PMI President and...

PMOs: Of Purpose and Problems

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ProjectManagement.com - Business Transformation...Without the Disruption

Andy Jordan – October 10, 2018 Andy Jordan is President of Roffensian Consulting S.A., a Roatan, Honduras-based management consulting firm with a comprehensive project management practice. Andy always appreciates feedback and discussion on the issues raised in his articles and can be reached at andy.jordan@roffensian.com. Andy’s new book Risk Management for Project Driven...

Data Quality Management in Engineering and Construction Projects

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Data Quality Management in Engineering and Construction Projects

Valentin Kouprine, PhD, PEng, PMP, Daron Kinsey, MIEAust, and Randy McMeekin, PEng – October 10, 2018 The engineering & construction (E&C) industry strongly affects the economy, the environment, and society. It touches the daily lives of everyone, as quality of life is heavily influenced by the built environment surrounding people. The construction industry serves almost...

Agile Coach = Agile PMO?

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Agile Coach = Agile PMO?

Júnior Rodrigues PMI Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Chapter – October 10, 2018 Júnior Rodrigues, MSC, PMP is a Project Manager, Senior Consultant and Professor in Rio de Janeiro. One of the questions I still hear today is about a PMO’s performance within an agile environment. There is still some skepticism in the agile community about it, many believing that it doesn’t exist. However, if...

Taking Over an Ailing Project

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Getting Buy-in From Different Project Stakeholders

Stephanie Jaeger PMI Kenya Chapter – October 8, 2018 Stephanie is Lead Consultant for Jaeger Consultants Kenya Ltd. in Nairobi. Taking over a project that was started by someone else is never easy, even with an extensive handover. When a project is ailing, it often has the added disadvantage that the previous project manager is not there to hand it over to you (or if they are...

PMs and Disruptive Technology: Do You Know Enough?

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PMs and Disruptive Technology: Do You Know Enough?

Andy Jordan – October 8, 2018 Andy Jordan is President of Roffensian Consulting S.A., a Roatan, Honduras-based management consulting firm with a comprehensive project management practice. Andy always appreciates feedback and discussion on the issues raised in his articles and can be reached at andy.jordan@roffensian.com. Andy’s new book Risk Management for Project Driven...

Staying Relevant as a Project Manager

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Staying Relevant as a Project Manager

David Davis PMI Central Ohio Chapter, Inc +2 – October 6, 2018 David Davis, PMP, PgMP and PBA is a Senior Project Manager with extensive experience in projects supporting new technology, system development and enterprise-wide applications. I recently had the pleasure of discussing training and its future with Raquel Collins, the Associate Director of Continuing Business Studies...

Projects in the Real World: Agile and Beyond

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Projects in the Real World: Agile and Beyond

Priya Patra – October 6, 2018 Priya Patra is a Program Manager in Mumbai, India. According to the 2017 PMI Pulse of the Profession® report Success Rates Rise: Transforming the High Cost of Low Performance, “A full 71 percent of organizations report using agile approaches for their projects sometimes, often or always.” Another recent survey reported that more than 80% of...

ProjectManagement.com – Managing Through Informational Diversity

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8 Ways to Crush Trust — And Agility

David Maynard PMI Northeast Indiana Chapter – October 6, 2018 “Projects are the means by which NASA explores space, expands scientific knowledge and performs research on behalf of the nation.” — NASA/SP-2010-3407 Scientists, engineers, mathematicians and all highly skilled people bring an “extra dose” of informational diversity—which is based on different functional...

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