Is there really a career path to becoming a virtual PM? It may be the role you are looking for. It sounds exciting, challenging and could offer you the flexibility for a better work/life balance. How do you take the leap? What are the benefits? What skill sets are required?
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Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies.
Peer coaching is a confidential process through which two or more professional colleagues work together to reflect on current practices; expand, refine, and build new skills; share ideas; teach one another; or solve problems in the workplace. When used effectively, peer coaching can be a powerful tool for individuals exploring issues and challenges more deeply and it likely to develop stronger ideas, actions, and goals. This webinar will introduce the concept of peer coaching, explore the coaching model, and how to develop a coaching practice within your workplace.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get to better ideas faster? If you learn to master just two thinking skills, you can! Many of the PMI supported tools have origins in creativity. As such, these tools are best leveraged when you apply divergent thinking (to generate) or convergent thinking (to narrow). This session will explore the principles of divergent and convergent thinking and provide examples of techniques to maximize their power.
This webinar brings you coaching concepts that will help to apply these concepts on your life to boost your personal efficiency, helping to align your personal goals, priorities, activities and more. These are important concepts for any professional who wants to improve results, not only in the professional life but in the personal life.
Every year, PM Network magazine tells you where job prospects are hot…and where they are not. This year, the report focuses on eight countries and their economic and project outlooks. In some of these countries, such as China, the United Kingdom and Brazil, uncertainty may rule. While others such as India appear to have bright futures for project personnel.
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Use this practitioner-contributed guide for help studying concepts presented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) explains process inputs and outputs in a graphical representation, but shows this individually for each process without connecting the processes in a knowledge area in one diagram. This collection of maps not only achieves this, but also has connected all project processes (except the integration processes) in the same diagram with a minimum number of lines crossing. This collection of PDFs includes a diagram of each knowledge area that shows all of the internal connections, and then all are put together in one map. Also included is a Project Integration Management Diagram. Collectively, they serve as a great study aid or a nice refresher for experienced PMs.
Thinking of getting your PMI Professional in Business Analysis certification? This PBA application worksheet helps candidates organize their experience and education hours for applying for the PBA. It is practical and valuable for candidates to compile their hours before applying.
Choosing an Agile certification presents a number of complications, including the fact that there are different approaches and frameworks to consider and the fact that most are still evolving and changing. To help get your search started, here is an Excel-based roundup of Agile certifications.
This self-assessment will help you evaluate your skills--and find areas for improvement.
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Learning and the need to learn are hallmarks of the professional knowledge worker. To be effective leaders and help promote learning in our teams and organizations, we must embrace and model desired behaviors.
Certification is but one step of what being a project manager is about. Project management has gone beyond just skills to manage projects to become an essential life and business kit for success. Don’t just get certified, but be involved. This practitioner shares what he did before and after his certification.
If you were starting over again, would you follow the same path? It’s a difficult question to answer, partly because it’s speculative. At the same time, there’s some value to be gained from that speculation...
There are skills for project managers that complement the classic knowledge areas. Possessing these skills can enable a project manager to become visibly more sophisticated in capabilities necessary for larger projects and higher-level roles in the organization.
When it comes to a person’s career, every individual is responsible for their own learning and development. The best way to take responsibility is to build your own learning culture. Here are four steps to help you get started.
We are all coming face to face with the need to change. Someone with continuous learning on their resume and a knowledge of new and emerging strategies, technologies and processes can position themselves as an attractive hire. Are you maximizing your potential?
Do certifications add value to your career? The answer is clear. Here, the author shares three questions to keep in mind before you invest in another certification, and six steps to create your project certification plan.
Maintaining a certification is an important part of the process. Do you give it the respect it deserves, or do you simply see a target “score” you have to meet?
Higher education institutions that fail to understand and adapt to the current paradigm shift will face serious difficulties in the future. They must make profound structural changes in providing quality education and services to their students by adapting quickly and effectively to this new world marked by technological advances.
With the increasing business focus of project management, many PMs are wondering how they should focus their personal development. Should they go broad, or should they go deep?
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