Excellence in Project Management

Project Controls Virtual Expo 2022

Listen to Manesh Elias, COO, Wrench Solutions

Join us on June 7th at Project Controls Expo Virtual 2022 to see how Wrench SmartProject was used as a Digital PMO on a $3 Bn project and provided the project stakeholders with visibility and real-time updates.

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Our Vision

Provide equal opportunity for everyone to master and apply professional project management in everything they do.

To achieve this goal, we continuously educate, endorse and engage people in the application of professional project management.

Post pandemic job forecasts for project professionals in 2022

The Project Management Institute (PMI), USA have released the PMI Job Report 2022. here are the sentiments from different parts of the World.

  • Project managers will have their pick of projects, at salary levels well above the pre-pandemic levels (Tokyo)
  • There is very strong demand in the market for project management professionals and technical people (China)
  • The number one sector for job hunting project professionals to consider would be IT. (UK)
  • The technology and manufacturing sectors stand out in terms of open positions. (Brazil)
  • The disruption has accelerated evolution in some industries and presented a need for some specialties, such as software engineering. (Dubai)
  • We’re going to have interest rates go higher …but we’re still looking at decent hiring. (Toronto)
  • The huge demand for positions in emerging technologies … means companies are now hard pressed to find the right talent. (Bangaluru)
  • Africa is a growing market for very qualified young people who want to make a difference. (Africa)

The key words to note here are ‘Young’, ‘Qualified’ and ‘Technical’. For the complete report click here

Enterprise Agility Maturity Model

Enterprise agility helps organizations to leverage opportunities and avoid threats in highly dynamic business environments. In other words, the agile teams within agile organizations will be able to adapt to changing requirements and deliver faster than the competition. Agile practices were started as a best practice within software development and has now become an organization wide approach to deal with dynamically changing business environment where nimble players are creating blue ocean opportunities at the expense of the traditional business models. Enterprise agility have helped organizations from financial sectors, telecom, mining, oil and gas, health care and pharmaceuticals, public sector to achieve;

  • 10 to 30 points improvement in customer satisfaction
  • 20 to 30 points improvement in employee engagement
  • 30 to 50% improvement in operational performance with respect to speed, target achievement and predictability
  • 20 to 30% improvement in financial performance

The Enterprise Agility Maturity Model is developed to provide a framework for organizations to develop realistic agile road maps for their agile transformations.

Click here to learn more

Project Management Education

Starting from the year 2005, we have had the opportunity to impart professional project management education (Predictive & Agile) to more than 30,000 professionals from different countries and project domains.

The PMdistilled PMP Program delivered by PMRI will help you to become a Project Management Professional (PMP) by investing just 50 hours of your time. The program has an enviable success rate of 99% for PMP new format.

The program has a highly flexible schedule. The knowledge is transferred through;

  • Online mentoring sessions
  • Video lessons
  • Quizzes
  • Practice tests
  • PMdistilled Guide (Reference material)
  • Discussion forums
  • Doubt clarification sessions with Instructor

Enterprise Agility

We also worked closely with several organizations ranging from banking, telecom, manufacturing, I.T projects and new product development to improve their agility.

The PMdistilled Guide to Project Management

We have simplified professional project management. Now, anyone can master standards based professional project management easily with the less than 100 pages PMdistilled Guide.

Introduction to the guide

The New, lean and crisp guide to professional project management is the easiest way to master professional project management according to the users of the guide. The guide covers;

  • Predictive project management
  • Adaptive project or agile project management
  • Hybrid project management

All these are covered in a highly structured manner in less than 100 pages, which makes it easy to master.

1. Chapter#1
Introduction to project management
  1. Introduction to Professional Project Management 2022
  2. Selecting the best projects
  3. Portfolio, Programs and Projects
  4. Appointing the right project manager
  5. Finalizing the project management approach
2. Chapter#2
Introduction to Predictive Project Management

Initiation

  1. Importance of formal project initiation and Project chartering
  2. Key stakeholders identification and prioritization

Planning

  1. Requirements elicitation
  2. Scope definition
  3. Decomposing the scope into work breakdown structure
  4. Developing the Bill Of Quantities (BOQ)
  5. Cost estimation
  6. Organizational structures
  7. Defining the project’s Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
  8. Defining control accounts
  9. Defining project’s budget
  10. Scheduling

Execution

  1. Direct and manage project work
  2. Manage project knowledge
  3. Manage quality
  4. Acquire resources
  5. Develop team
  6. Manage team
  7. Manage communications
  8. Implement risk responses
  9. Conduct procurement
  10. Manage stakeholder engagement

Monitoring & Controlling

  1. Monitoring & Controlling project work
  2. Control scope
  3. Control schedule
  4. Control costs
  5. Control quality
  6. Control resources
  7. Monitor communications
  8. Monitor risks
  9. Control procurement
  10. Monitor stakeholder engagement
Closing
  1. Close project / phase

3. Chapter#3
Agile & Hybrid Project Management
  1. What is agile?
  2. When to apply agile project management?
  3. The agile team organization
    1. Product owner
    2. Iteration manager
    3. Team
  4. Key agile ceremonies
    1. Release planning
    2. Iteration planning
    3. Daily team meeting
    4. Iteration review
    5. Iteration retrospective
    6. Agile estimation
  5. Agile artifacts
    1. Agile Charter
    2. Product backlog
    3. Iteration backlog
    4. User stories
    5. Tracking board
    6. Definition of Done (DoD)
  6. Hybrid project management
4. Chapter#4
Various Models to help the project manager
  1. Situational leadership II
  2. OSCAR Model
  3. Cross cultural communication
  4. Effectiveness of communication channels
  5. Gulf of execution and evaluation
  6. Hygiene and motivational factors
  7. Intrinsic Vs Extrinsic motivation
  8. Theory of needs
  9. Theory X, Theory Y and Theory Z
  10. Managing change in organizations
  11. ADKAR Model
  12. The 8 step process for leading change
  13. Virginia Satir change model
  14. Transition model
  15. Cynefin framework
  16. Stacey matrix
  17. Tuckman Ladder
  18. Drexler / Sibbet team performance model
  19. Conflict model
  20. Negotiation
  21. Planning
  22. Process groups
  23. Salience model

A word from the Author

I am super delighted with the effectiveness of the New PMdistilled Guide Ver 7. There are many success stories where people relied only on this guide to master professional project management for their preparation towards project management related credentials. That is a good beginning. I want this guide to be useful for everyone to quickly understand project management. For that, intentionally, I have cut short on the number of pages with the reader in mind. This is the culmination of my professional life spanning four decades as project team member, project manager, project management trainer, coach, blogger and researcher. Hope you will also benefit from the PMdistilled Guide to Professional Project Management. I am open to all your queries and suggestions.

Abrachan Pudusserry

Enterprise Agility Coach, Project Management Domain Expert