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PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017

14 June 2017, 9am - 5pm ET (Doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online
PMI MEMBER-ONLY event

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.

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2016 (On Demand)

June 30, 2016 | Online

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.

Upcoming Webinars

Gravitas: Making a Powerful Impact

Aug 15, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Cast aside notions of fakery and pretence, gravitas goes deeper than that, much deeper. You don’t have to look serious to be taken seriously. But, you cannot afford to leave it to chance, because making the right impression will accelerate your deliverables.

On-demand Webinars

Coaching for Project Managers: Improving Personal Efficiency

by Luis Alberto Caceres Villota
May 30, 2017 | 61:48 | Views: 3,584 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.42 / 7

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.

PM Network 2017 Jobs Report

by Dan Goldfischer
April 06, 2017 | 29:06 | Views: 721 | PDUs: | Rating: 5.70 / 7

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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Save Time With Tools And Templates

PMP® Study Guide

deliverable
by Amol Kshirsagar, PMP

Use this practitioner-contributed guide for help studying concepts presented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition.

Process Interconnection Diagrams

PREMIUM deliverable
by Talha Elgazzar

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.

PMI-PBA Certification Hours Worksheet

deliverable
by Rich Larson

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.

Considering Agile Certification

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by Dave Prior

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.

Learn From Others

3 Important Skills for Project Managers

by Joe Wynne

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.

Build Your Own Learning Culture

by Laura Burford

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.

Professional Development: Keeping Up with the Pace of Change

by Kevin Coleman

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?

How to Grow Your Career with Certifications

by Bruce Harpham

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.

Commitment to Growth or Commitment to Numbers?

by Andy Jordan

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?

The Future of Higher Education

by Júnior Rodrigues, MSc, PMP

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.

Broader or Deeper: How Should Your Development Grow?

by Andy Jordan

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?

Topic Teasers Vol. 98: The Need for Digital Badges

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: I have a question about how I can best advertise my certification status with PMI. I know I can put that I am a PMP®, PMI-PBA®, PMI-ACP® or list other types of similar achievements I have earned. However, it becomes quite cumbersome to try to try to type them in or get them to show up on social media. Also, I hear two different stories about whether or not to use the registration mark ® after the letters. Is there a better way to do this?
A. Certifications attached to your name are inappropriate when using social media. Readers disregard them since you can just make them up whether or not you actually hold them. A better choice is to find some way in the message, text or tweet to reference your skill in project management through specific examples and your delight in passing the exams.
B. The fine print you sign when applying for the Project Management Institute exams states that you are not allowed to announce your certifications in any way other than on a business card. The print on the cart must be Helvetica 12 point and the color of the type must match exactly the color of the PMI logo.
C. What you need is a digital badge, which is a web-ready version of a certification. PMI has asked a third-party to distribute these to you. This allows you to get recognition on the internet for the accomplishments you have achieved that can be verified. Learn how to access these, if you qualify.
D. What you need is a design team to create a cut-and-paste logo for your business that shows your name and photo with all of the credentials you have earned. Place it into web locations you use by associating it back to your own personal computer through a URL created by a custom site that shortens links.
Pick your answer then Test Your Knowledge!

Cracking the PMBOK Guide® Code

by Stacy King

The Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is a collection of principles that both novice and the experienced within the project management profession can utilize to develop good practices into best practices. The key to unlocking the power of these principles is increasing one’s understanding of the embedded gems that allow you to successfully navigate through a project’s life cycle using PMBOK® Guide process groups, knowledge areas and processes.


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