How Project Management Institute Serves 1M+ Members [New Podcast Alert!]

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I just finished listening to episode 2 with Marjorie Anderson , manager of digital communities at Project Management Institute and founder of Community by Association (who is also hosting the free Community Thrive! Wondering what new podcasts to add to your rotation?

Constructive measures: Handling construction projects during the COVID-19 outbreak

Ungrated

Community associations may need to reevaluate which construction projects are necessary to their continued operation—and which ones to put on hold during the outbreak. Many local and state governments across the U.S.

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Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag

Delcor

Project managers head into a new project with that same sense of excitement and caution. And, like backpackers, they only achieve success if everything they need is in their metaphorical association project management backpack. A backcountry camping trip is a project.

7 Steps to Building a Successful Technology Project Team

Delcor

While there is no recipe for a secret sauce, a successful technology project team has some mandatory ingredients. Here are seven steps to take the next time you’re building a technology project team. Step 1: Get the technology project team’s buy-in. Project Management

Project Portfolio Management: Why You Need It - Part I

Delcor

And yet, not many organizations use a disciplined process to optimally select the projects they are investing in with people, dollars, and time. An organization has many large, risky projects in process at the same time, exceeding its resource capacity. Evaluating New Projects.

Identify Your Team’s Project Management Personality Types—and Shapes

Delcor

You can’t choose your family members and you can’t choose your project team members. Certain people have to be on the project team because of their expertise or responsibilities. Find out what kind of project management personality types you have on your team. Project Managemen

Project Portfolio Management Part III: Monitoring and Evaluation

Delcor

You have evaluated and prioritized projects , scheduled resources , and now the scheduled projects are underway. When major schedule changes occur, you will need to revisit the overall project schedule since they will likely impact resource availability. Monitoring.

Project Portfolio Management Part II: Resource Scheduling

Delcor

Now that you have your list of prioritized projects , the project sponsors and stakeholders will be eager to get going. Who (or what roles, if more than one individual can fill the need) needs to be involved in each project? Do you have sufficient knowledge and experience to complete the project in-house or will you need outside resources to help? What is the overall effort of the project? New projects will compete with the projects currently running.

Project Portfolio Management Part I: Why You Need It

Delcor

And yet, not many organizations use a disciplined process to optimally select the projects they are investing in with people, dollars, and time. An organization has many large, risky projects in process at the same time, exceeding its resource capacity. Evaluating New Projects.

Do Not Compare a Peer’s Project Launch to Your Association’s Project Start

Smooth The Path

We see successfully completed association projects cited in publications. We do not know about the team’s morale as everything is going wrong and the project gets pushed back 3 months.

Get Member Thinking on Nondues Revenue Projects

Associations Now

The session resulted in 26 different nondues revenue projects that associations could invite members to participate in as a key partners. Have members helped lead you to new projects that generate nondues revenue?

Keeping Up Association Staff Engagement Throughout A Tough Project

Smooth The Path

If you live in an over 100 year old house like mine you know there’s a rule of thumb about time and cost for home projects. Association projects are much the same. Often times starting a project like this is fun.

Acoustics Group Project Looks to Improve Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages

Associations Now

To ensure people find the correct answers there, the Acoustical Society of America is helping launch a wiki-editing project. The new yearlong project, Wiki4YearOfSound2020 , is a collaboration between ASA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and other groups.

Do Not Put off Your Next Big Association Project

Smooth The Path

There is a big project you would like to do, but it is so big you have back-burnered it until the day when you have a significant chunk of time. But you can still make headway on your big project. Related: The fragile middle of a big association project.

Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update

SocialFish

We launched our Workplace Genome Mapping project in early 2016 as a means for helping organizations begin their own transformation from the (oft overlooked) stating-point of deeply understanding who they really are, how they really work, and how their employees really experience it all.

Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward

Associations Now

In a workshop on Monday, Torres and her co-presenter, Michael Feinson, president and founder of Engaged Strategies, offered up a new framework that hands idea generation and project control to members, giving them greater opportunity to engage.

Tom’s Planner Project Manager is Free for One Year

Wild Apricot

“Easier than MS Project & faster than Excel,” Tom’s Planner is a web-based project management tool with a drag-and-drop interface that makes it easy for even non-techies to collaborate on, create, manage, and share project schedules. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech collaboration project management application

The Fragile Middle of a Big Association Project

Smooth The Path

The difficult time in any project, especially those long projects, which associations seem to have lots of, is the middle. The middle of the project is when things start to go wrong. It is so easy to start a project but it is so hard to keep it going.

Google Shifts Governance Strategy for AMP Project

Associations Now

The mobile page project, largely associated with Google, will move to a governance model that will bring in outside companies to work on the open-source endeavor. Now Google, responding to the criticism, appears to be loosening the reins on the project by rethinking its governance strategy.

Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

Beth Kanter

This team I worked with helped social entrepreneur Alejandra Arias Stella , the co-founder of the Llama Pack Project to build a reservation system for the Llama treks. The Llama Pack Project has literally transformed their lives because they able to earn a decent annual wage with their llamas.

Website Redesign Project Lessons: Inside the Brilliant Mind of a Project Manager

Vanguard Tech

This is a guest post from our senior project manager, Denise Pace. process project management CMS association websitesIt's great advice for any association about to embark on a website redesign.

The Basics of LMS Project Management from Kickoff to Close

WBT Systems

The Basics of LMS Project Management from Kickoff to Close. Read more about The Basics of LMS Project Management from Kickoff to Close

New Association Foundation Announces Tiny Act of Kindness Project

Associations Now

It main project will be to build tiny village communities for the homeless and connect them with rehabilitation resources. Holland acknowledges that this is a long-term project, and this first year will be focused largely on getting funding in place.

3 Ways Event Management Is Like Project Management

Membersuite

Part of being a product manager at MemberSuite is finding ways to continuously improve our product so that it meets the evolving needs of our customers. There are many ways we do this - we look at trends in the industry, analyze innovation in technology, and interview our customers.

Plastics Industry Project Aims to Boost Automotive Recycling

Associations Now

A demonstration project from SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association will test how well recyclers recover plastic car parts to promote better recycling processes, greater plastic resale and reuse, and more sustainable auto design.

Panorama Council Celebrates Cyclorama Preservation Project

Associations Now

A large-scale project is underway in Atlanta to preserve a football-field-sized painting, and the International Panorama Council applauds the efforts to save it. The post Panorama Council Celebrates Cyclorama Preservation Project appeared first on Associations Now

Crowdfunding Tools to Fundraise the Project of Your Dreams

SocialFish

While Kickstarter is a great tool, it’s not the best for all projects. Kickstarter needs to approve your project before it goes online, and will usually only sign off on those with creative initiatives.

State Restaurant Group Backs Transgender Workplace Project

Associations Now

The California Restaurant Association put its support behind a member-launched project that helps to connect transgender people with jobs in the restaurant industry. CRA hopes to bring Mendelsohn the restaurant audience she needs to get the project moving. “If

I am Not a Fan of Most Membership Structure Change Projects

Smooth The Path

The post I am Not a Fan of Most Membership Structure Change Projects appeared first on Smooth The Path. The association landscape has been slowly changing for at least the last decade. It seems harder to find volunteers. Members are not as involved as they once were.

Give Back: Community Service Projects at Conferences

Associations Now

Service projects will help your attendees feel a closer connection to the city—and also to each other and your association. If the answer’s yes, and you want to give back to the greater Nashville community, consider signing up for this year’s community service project.

$10,000 Association Video Project?

SCD Group

The other day, a colleague told me that his board wanted to have an updated video produced that could be used in trade shows and other venues. He said he received a proposal to do it for $10,000! My response was swift: "You’ve got to be kidding me!"

Associations Project Uptick in Thanksgiving Travel

Associations Now

The projection, per The Wall Street Journal , takes into account all major U.S. Roads will be packed this weekend: The American Automobile Association projects that 48.7 AAA projects that more than 89 percent of U.S.

Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project #MMCon

SocialFish

That’s why WorkXO and 5:00 Films & Media are partnering to explore the intersection of culture and video in a new project! In this project, we will be working together to help interested associations create an awesome About Us video that really reflects their culture.

Why I like the Market Research Society’s (MRS) successful membership change project

Optimist Consulting

I know from working with my clients on membership change projects that there are two essential elements to any change process that affect members: Ensuring you use a long-term communications campaign that is consistent. Have you carried out a major change project at your organisation?

Association Culture Projects Outward Upon Potential Members

Smooth The Path

A good culture greases the wheels for everything from conversations to project management. The post Association Culture Projects Outward Upon Potential Members appeared first on Smooth The Path. Why all the recent hubbub about culture?

Crowdfunding Tools to Fundraise the Project of Your Dreams

SocialFish

While Kickstarter is a great tool, it’s not the best for all projects. Kickstarter needs to approve your project before it goes online, and will usually only sign off on those with creative initiatives.

Project Management and the Dangers of Too Many Cooks

Associations Now

When too many stakeholders get their hands on a project—especially a high-profile one—innovation can slow to a crawl. For associations, this example highlights an uncomfortable truth about project management: Stakeholders can have a damaging effect on the process.

How the Hyperledger Project Is Pushing the Blockchain Forward

Associations Now

The Hyperledger Project, which just added American Express as a member, isn’t interested in creating a bitcoin-style currency. That’s where the Hyperledger Project comes in. The post How the Hyperledger Project Is Pushing the Blockchain Forward appeared first on Associations Now

Lunchtime Links: 3 Essential Project Management Skills

Associations Now

How to keep important projects moving forward. The essentials of effective project management, and more, in today’s Lunchtime Links. She suggests that “anyone embarking on planning and managing a project for the first time” focus on “three critical activities.”

Feeding A Zombie Project And Getting No Results

Velvet Chainsaw

Is your organization stuck maintaining and nurturing a zombie project? A zombie project is one that continues from year to year regardless of its effectiveness. Often many people feel these zombie projects have a birthright and should always be delivered regardless of the outcome.