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 Socially Responsible PM v1.4- FINAL

We often think of sustainability in the context of conserving our natural resources. PMs, however, have the ability to stop wasting people. This is the presentation that was delivered March 12, 2010 at the Women in Technology conference at the University of Arkansas.

 Project Management – Enabling the Speed of Business

This presentation was given at the March 2009 Women in Technology Conference.

 Context-free Questions for Interviewing

Supplemental document for NW Arkansas IIBA Presentation above.

 Helping Project Managers Say No

There are a number of occasions where PMs have the opportunity to say 'no' or to hold their ground: scope creep, unrealistic schedules and expectations, and estimation, to name a few.

 Enterprise Project Management and Business Transformation

Presentation covering business transformation aspects when implementing enterprise project management.

 Socially Responsible Project Management

We often think of sustainability in the context of conserving our natural resources. PMs, however, have the ability to stop wasting people. This is the presentation that was delivered March 12, 2010 at the Women in Technology conference at the University of Arkansas.

 Launching Successful Projects

Guidelines for setting up projects to be successful from the beginning.

 Lessons Learned in Fixed-Price Contracting

Actions that can be taken to mitigate the risk of fixed-price contracting and promote a better working relationship between the client and the vendor.

 Making Project Reviews Work

Steps that can make your Project Reviews more effective - not just checking the boxes!

 Measures for BA Work

This document provides a table of common questions that need to be answered while doing business analysis, along with some recommended measures that can be used to address those questions. This file will evolve as additional measures are identified, and readers are encouraged to share their updates with Pendére, so that we can augment the table with your experience.

 Measuring and Monitoring Analysis Work

This presentation was given at the November 12, 2009 meeting of the Northwest Arkansas BA Chapter.

 NW Arkansas IIBA: Structuring Interviews for Optimal Results

Using interviews for gathering requirements is perhaps the most common, yet inefficient, requirements elicitation technique. This presentation provides guidance on interviewing techniques and is accompanied by a set of context-free questions to consider.

 Showing Business Value for IT Projects

Tips and techniques for delivering business value quickly, minimizing risks of project cancelation.

 Managing Business Transformation

Presentation for the Austin SPIN chapter on how managing large, business transformational initiatives are different from traditional IT application development projects.

 Using Business Requirements to Drive Business Value

Business Requirements -- the key to business value. This presentation was given at the March 2009 meeting of the Northwest Arkansas IIBA Chapter.

 Using PERT for Schedule Estimation

Using the PERT approach for determining the project schedule enables the project manager to provide much more information by taking into account poorly defined areas, probabilities, and ranges for the schedule (versus single point estimates).

 Why Project Management Training Alone Isn’t Enough

Why do projects continue to be late after PMs have attended training? Other organizational factors are critical.

 The Impact of Organizational Maturity on Job Attitudes and Intentions

An empirical study on the impact of organizational maturity as defined by the CMM on employee satisfaction and retention in IT organizations.

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