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Riccardo Fanciulli posted a discussion

Typologies of PM profiles ?

Hello,I work as a (technical) project manager in an IT company producing enterprise software for governments.Part of my job is, one side, interfacing with the client and planning together with them (our projects require much interaction and knowledge transfer with the client) and on the other hand I follow the work of up to 5 teams (interfacing mostly with the team leaders, but also with the developers).I have to make daily decisions of prioritization and also of IT solutions. Helping me I have one or two business analysts, but ultimately I am the one making the decisions and, at least internally, steering the project. I do delegate (it's important), but I want to be able to decide what I delegate and to whom (I guess I don't mind being responsible, but, if I am, I want to be in control)Now the question:while I do like working in the way I described, having most of the responsibility, when I read sometimes the descriptions of other PM positions, they don't seem quite to fit with what…See More
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Emma Wang posted an event

Public Private Partnership (PPP): Financing, Projects & Contracts at Johannesburg

August 21, 2017 at 8am to August 24, 2017 at 5pm
Public Private Partnership (PPP): Financing, Projects & Contracts 21 – 24 August 2017, Johannesburg Overview Africa needs new infrastructure. Roads, airports, schools, hospitals and housing: the list is enormous and growing. Yet severely limited budgets and deficits continue to prevent government at all levels from delivering the kinds of structural change that has always been needed. Merely grasping the concepts of PPP does not do justice to our great responsibility of having an ownership in Africa’s future. We already know what we need to do, now is the time to really discover HOW. This master class aims to do just that. Beginning with an in-depth understanding of how PPPs work, from financial, commercial, project & legal aspects, we seek to push our participants to innovate with real life case studies, group discussions and technical evaluation. Exclusive Field Visit Experience how…See More
Emma Wang updated their profile
Colin Peters posted a discussion

4 Ways Your PMO Can Build Capability

With a PMO dedicated to improving project management capability, you can see incremental improvements on a continuous basis and, building capability doesn’t happen overnight More
Maisie Headey updated their profile
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Sergio Gonzalez updated their profile
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Agile Space posted an event

Leading SAFe 4.0 with SA certification by Scaled Agile at Symphony Solutions

June 16, 2017 at 8am to June 17, 2017 at 10pm
Why should I attend?to deep understanding of Agile-Lean fundamentals and get familiar with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)to learn building an Agile Portfolio and the way of leading and executing Agile Release Trainsto learn how to drive and guide Agile transformation at enterprise scale and how to support Agile teams, programs, and program portfolio managementat the end of the class, all participants will be able to pass the test which will designate them as certified SAFe 4.0 Agilist (SA) by Scaled AgileWhat should I know?language - Englishattending the training doesn't make you a SAFe 4.0 Agilist (SA) by Scaled Agile by itself. You will get a certificate only after passing the test and accepting the license agreementplaces are limited. Registration is open till May 13Who might be interested?Executives, managers, consultants, change agents, who are involved in Agile transformation processes in scaled enterprises.SIGN UP …See More
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KASTHURIRANGAN RAMESH updated their profile
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Nationwide Merchant Solutions updated their profile
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Profile IconNationwide Merchant Solutions and Mariya Fox joined Project Managers
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Mariya Fox updated their profile
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Bethany Pembrook updated their profile
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Allen Patin updated their profile
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free task management tool posted a blog post

Use of a Task Management Software for Managing Workplace Conflicts

The perfect example of a workplace where everyone works in total harmony and where there is no workplace conflict among the employees now only happen in fairytales. Working in a team environment these days is messy as various scenarios arise daily which can make any simple task really difficult to complete as per all the stakeholders’ requirements. So gone are the days when you can complete a task without any external or internal hindrances in the work.I hope you will relate to the above scenario no matter in which capacity you work or the type of business of your company. This is a truth with which companies have to deal now. Workplace conflicts are a reality and companies deal with it seriously so that to make sure their daily operations, monthly/quarterly targets and eventually future goals are met. One way to deal with this problem is through a task management software like TaskQue. Let’s discuss this aspect now.Sorting out Differences between…See More
May 12
Bethany Pembrook posted a blog post

How to be a Successful Construction Project Manager

How to become a Successful Construction Project Manager Project management isn’t for everyone, particularly project management in the construction industry. At first glance, you may be fooled into believing construction project management takes the same skillset as any other PM career. However, while it does follow the traditional five phases of project management:initiation,planning,performance,execution,monitoring but that’s where the similarities end. Construction project management moves on from a typical PM role by demanding and incorporating extensive knowledge of the construction industry, a unique and complicated field. A construction PM will need to ensure each responsibility is met and every architect, contractor, and supplier remains on schedule and budget, from the ventilation systems to the door handles - you will have to cover an unbelievably huge work load. Effective construction PMs…See More
May 12
Shyamsunder Panchavati posted a blog post

“Espirit De Corps” The strategic Driver in Project Management

How the idea evolved into a concept??I was invited by the Project Management Institute (Pearl City chapter) to be the guest speaker for one of their events on 30 May 2014 held at CMC Hyderabad.The self-imposed challenge before me was to be innovative and deliver something new to the young project managers and if possible engage them in expanding the idea into workable adjuvant and driver in project management. Changing the bottle or the wine was never an option, besides I thought that the intelligent and creative audience of project managers associated with all the major IT entities like Microsoft, Infosys, TCS, and others needed something more original than that.I took one week off from my day job to work on this mission of creating and developing on a new concept that would evolve into a strategic driver in Project…See More
May 12
Suhaan Kkhanna posted a blog post

Free Online Training Calendar for Veterans and Their Families

Veterans! We thank you for supporting our “Give Back to Society” initiative. Our March Lean Six Sigma and April PMP free online classroom received a huge response and excellent feedback on We are excited to extend our support and respect for our Heroes.Here we are announcing our next LSSGB and PMP for May’ 17 and June’ 17. Based on your request and our follower’s recommendation MSys has decided to add PMI-ACP and ITIL Foundation to the list of free classes for Veterans. Please find the schedule below:We realized the importance of Heroes behind our Heroes. Whose sacrifices, courage, glory and emotions go unnoticed every time. MSys would like to give Veteran families to be part of our initiative and attend our online classes for free. How do you enroll? Drop us an email at …See More
May 12


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5 Steps to Build Confidence in Your Team Members

In a previous post, 5 Tips to Build Confidence in Yourself As a Project Manager, we looked at how to build confidence in ourselves. In this post we change the focus and look at how to build confidence in others.…


Posted by Alison Meier on April 22, 2014 at 12:41pm

Finally Microsoft is catching up to the Future: Big Thanks to Satya Nadella

"We started out as a company that was focused on developers…we’re again in that era now," proclaimed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Take free Windows on small devices, for example. Ten years ago, the concept of giving away the crown jewel of Microsoft’s product portfolio would have been unthinkable, but the rules have changed: Android and iOS are in…


Posted by Sujeet Katiyar on May 19, 2014 at 3:43am

Can you get the right reaction with the occasional verbal spray?

I was reading an article in the Harvard Business Review regarding the appropriateness of yelling at employees. It was quite an interesting article in which Michael Schrage gives examples as …


Posted by Shoaib Ahmed on December 8, 2013 at 8:17pm

Knowledge Areas, Process Groups, and Processes-Oh, My!

One of the most discussed tables in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) Fifth Edition is the “Project Management Process Groups and Knowledge Areas Mapping” matrix, found in Table 3-1 on page 61. This table maps the 47 project management processes to their corresponding Knowledge Area, as well as to their corresponding Process Group.

At first glance, the table seems quite complicated, so let’s break…


Posted by Cornelius Fichtner on December 9, 2013 at 11:02am

Cost is a management output

The simple fact ignored by most accountants, general management and project managers is that cost is an output from the management process, and pretending cost is a manageable input is a recipe for disaster.

Profit is the difference between the price received for doing work and the cost of doing the work. If the work is accomplished satisfactorily for less then the price that will be paid for the work the surplus is profit.  From the perspective of a project manager, profit is…


Posted by Patrick Weaver on October 22, 2013 at 10:54pm

Predicting the Future

Only fools and the bankers who created the GFC think the future is absolutely predictable. The rest of know there is always a degree of uncertainty in any prediction about what may happen at some point in the future. The key question is either what degree of uncertainty, or in project management space what is the probability of achieving a predetermined time or cost commitment.

There are essentially three ways to deal with this uncertainty:

Option one is to hope the…


Posted by Patrick Weaver on October 13, 2013 at 5:51am

What the Americas Cup teaches us about management

It has taken a few days for the Kiwis to recover from Team NZ‘s slow strangling at the hands of Oracle Team USA in the Americas Cup. In the space of 8 days, they went from 8-1 up to losing 9-8 with skipper Dean…


Posted by Shoaib Ahmed on September 28, 2013 at 5:00am

Projects aren’t Projects

All projects are equal but some are more equal than others (or was that animals?[1])!”

In reality each project is uniquely different and therefore project management cannot be a one-size-fits-all process or discipline. The PMBOK® Guide makes this clear in Chapter 1.

There are at least 4 dimensions of a project:

  • Its inherent size usually measured in terms of…

Posted by Patrick Weaver on September 30, 2013 at 3:43am



Typologies of PM profiles ?

Hello,I work as a (technical) project manager in an IT company producing enterprise software for governments.Part of my job is, one side, interfacing with the client and planning together with them (our projects require much interaction and…Continue

Started by Riccardo Fanciulli in General Discussions on Thursday.

4 Ways Your PMO Can Build Capability

With a PMO dedicated to improving project management capability, you can see incremental improvements on a continuous basis and, building capability doesn’t happen overnight

Tags: Capability, PMO

Started by Colin Peters in General Discussions on Wednesday.

Which are the trending project management apps in 2017?

What are trends of project management in 2017 in terms of tools?Continue

Started by atif shahab qureshi in Technology May 10.


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