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PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017

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

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 Organizational Agility Conference 2016

September 14, 2016 | Online

Is Your Agile Transformation Set up to Fail? Find out at the PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2016, FREE and Exclusive for PMI Members. We know there are barriers that slow your organization’s ability to be agile: failed agile transformations, complex organizational processes, team dynamics and the uncertain role of the PMO in an agile environment (just to name a few). Attend the PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2016 to get help breaking down these barriers. It’s free for PMI Members.

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

Developing a (Peer) Coaching Practice Within Your Workplace

Aug 31, 2017 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

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.

On-demand Webinars

Managing Millennials and Multi-Generational Teams

by Dana Brownlee
August 27, 2017 | 61:02 | Views: 78 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 6.50 / 7

Given the fact that millennials will comprise more than one in three adult Americans by 2020, smart organizations are investing time and energy not just learning about their oftentimes unique workplace preferences/work styles, but also determining how to best leverage their strengths to benefit all.

Burning Bridges - Costly Mistakes Arising from Unnecessary Errors

by Philip Diab
August 09, 2017 | 69:45 | Views: 24 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.67 / 7

Professionals working in the field of project management are often exposed to stressful situations and frustrations caused by a wide variety of challenges ranging from unrealistic expectations, stakeholder resistance, or constantly changing priorities. The reactions to these challenges depends greatly on the individual, their experience, and capabilities.

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Blog Insights

Agility and Project Leadership

by Don Kim

A contrarian and provocative blog that goes beyond the traditional over-hyped dogma of "Agile", so as to obtain true agility and project leadership through a process of philosophical reflection.

Extraordinary Leader

by Naomi Caietti

Listen. Empower. Adapt. Dream ... LEAD   Helping you learn about the next generation of leadership tools, valuable tips and techniques. Leadership 2.0 is a new fresh approach to leadership for the next generation of leaders; start your journey of future growth and development to become an extraordinary leader.

Leadership Catalyst

by Vinay Nadig

We are an amazing group of people here! We help turn ideas and concepts into reality using all the hard tools and frameworks at our disposal. We are leaders whether we are acknowledged as such or not. In this blog, I will focus on a set of leadership behaviors that I have used and have helped others practice - to achieve exceptional outcomes. Of course I may veer off course occasionally, and rant about the latest pet peeve I have about project execution! I hope this will be an engaging experience for you.

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Leadership Skills Assessment (Japanese Translation)

PREMIUM deliverable
by Stephane Parent

このテンプレートは、ウェブセミナー「リーダーシップの育成 - リーダーの育成」と併せて使用するように設計されています。 リーダーシップ成長イベントの前後に、各タブ(視覚&価値観、方向性、説得力、サポート、開発、鑑賞)に行き、質問に0(最低)から5(最高)の値を割り当てます。 プロジェクト。 [概要]タブには、各ディメンションの総合評価と結果のグラフが表示されます。 Toastmastersの高性能リーダーシップワークブックに基づいています。

Change Readiness Assessment


Change management requires continuous communication, active sponsorship, stakeholder buy-in and tailored training. Project leaders can use this spreadsheet-based assessment tool to evaluate their organization's change readiness and to provide guidance on better preparing for change initiatives.

Building An Integrated Roadmap

by Keith Duncan

By bridging strategy with project and portfolio management, integrated roadmaps help organizations make decisions that align with long-term goals and deliver more significant innovation, from NPD to IT efforts. This five-step guide to building a roadmap covers needs and drivers, products and capabilities, delivery gaps, and resource opportunities.

Learn From Others

Visualizing Your Project: Start with a Blank Slate

by Naomi Caietti

What are some ways to set your documents and technical tools aside and bring out a blank slate so project leaders can leverage the best ideas from your team to crank up the innovation? Let’s look at how we can start with a blank slate to visualize our projects creatively and be successful project leaders…

How to Handle Project Naysayers

by Michael Zekser

All projects have proponents—but also those who don’t want the project to move forward for various reasons. This article offers some practical techniques to address and resolve tense situations so your project can move ahead.

Let Me Tell You a Story

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

What project story do you visualize? What are you looking at? Like all good stories, projects follow a three-part form. Project stories are not always about what we did in the past. Sometimes, they can help us guide our projects into the future.

We Should All Be Learners

by Mike Griffiths

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.

Is Virtual PM the Right Fit for You?

by Naomi Caietti

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?

Topic Teasers Vol. 99: The Emotional Payroll

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

Question: I’m an agile lead working with a traditional project manager on a hybrid project for an outside customer. Each time we all three meet, the PM brings out so many risk charts—and explains the potential pitfalls and recent statistics in such a negative way and with such an emotional tone and facial grimacing—that the customer is almost panicky when he leaves. Agile is all about embracing the potential for risk, but how can I speak to someone on my peer level about changing his behavior and message so that the customer feels appropriately informed while still confident in the team and our progress when he leaves?

Are You Only as Good as Your Last Project?

by Naomi Caietti

Project management is very competitive today no matter what industry you are in. How do you set yourself apart from the competition? Let's explore different project approaches, continuous improvement for project leadership, trends for new project roles and methods, expert insights and views on how project retrospectives are the new “lessons learned.”

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