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Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 explores the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. Participants will gain an understanding of how to better position themselves for growth and to identify talent for their project teams.
Now on demand! We kick off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. This year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project. Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, this is an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs, and broaden your perspective on project management.
The truth is that a project kickoff meeting can make or break a project. Done well, the kickoff meeting can set the project on a path for success, but a nightmare kickoff meeting can wreak havoc for months to come. These are a few simple secrets that can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your next project kickoff meeting. If you're already familiar with kickoff meetings, no worries. This presentation isn't a soup to nuts overview of how to run a kickoff meeting. Instead, we'll identify several specific techniques that you can throw into your bag of tricks to avoid common pitfalls and move your kickoff meetings from good to great!
At their best, Project Managers are great leaders. A leader’s prime responsibility is to produce positive results. In developing The Living Organization ® operating system, we have reverse engineered how the best leaders create lasting impact with less effort than most others. In this presentation, we reveal the secret source of such leaders and provide practical examples of how project managers can integrate it into their daily practice.
The temporary, unique nature of the project management environment increases the challenges of management and its leadership function because the project manager typically has little to no authority or asset ownership. This dynamic places a premium on influence-based leadership. So how does a project manager develop an influence-based leadership style? By examining an environment extremely similar to the project management environment - the military environment!
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No matter where you are on the career ladder, consider creating a roadmap for moving forward by comparing your current state to the requirements needed to achieve your career goals—and then identify the actions you need to take to make it all happen. Use this template in conjunction with the article What’s Your Career Plan?
Use this Excel sheet as a quick reference when studying inputs; tools and techniques; and outputs from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. It categorizes them by chapter, process group and knowledge area.
Use this Excel sheet as a quick reference when studying tools and techniques from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. It categorizes them by type and cross-references by knowledge area.
Utilice esta hoja de Excel como una referencia rápida cuando estudie herramientas y técnicas de la A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. Los clasifica por tipo y las referencias cruzadas por área de conocimiento.
How do you go about assessing where you are in your level of maturity when it comes to The PMI Talent Triangle® skills? A good place to start is by assessing your maturity level on many skills. Use this template in tandem with the article Taking Stock in Your PM Skills Maturity.
Learn From Others
We’re all familiar with the golden triangle/triple constraint of scope, time and cost management. But is there an equivalent to the golden triangle that can guide us as individuals?
Your project team has an amazing amount of knowledge and skill, all of which could be shared with other people to help them develop and learn. But how do you get the knowledge out of someone’s head and available to someone else? Social learning is the answer.
You might wish to avoid corporate politics, but it’s just not possible. You need to be able to navigate and leverage the political terrain that surrounds your projects. Creating an influence diagram as part of an approach called “project plumbing” can help.
Using unique approaches to problem solving can lift us up to become better people by using our inner passions and focus on self-improvement as a motivator. This article expands on an alternative healing experience by the author that can potentially help foster innovation.
As a project manager, you are seen as someone who can influence and support the careers of others. That’s a privilege, and a responsibility. Make sure you know how to handle it.
In this exclusive article presented by the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, project managers share their thoughts on teaching PM skills to youth and why it's a vital tool for the future.
As a new project manager, it’s always nice to have a more experienced colleague around who can help you succeed. Or is it?
With more opportunities than ever for project managers, you need to have tactics at the ready to make the most of your career. Sure, networking is important, but how do you prepare? Who do you contact? What questions are relevant?
We often think of career development in terms of how we develop as project managers. But it's just as important to focus on how we can help the people on the projects we manage.
A mentor is an often overlooked but important person for furthering a freelance PM consultant’s career. But before you start looking for a mentor, ask yourself if you are ready to be a mentee.
Building a successful career is the ultimate project. Take the right approach, and you can create projects that change the world—and earn a great living in the process. And there are three factors that drive a resilient career...
Given disruptive technologies, an increased importance on talent management and the demand for adequate staff must be aligned with and integrated into an organization’s business and operations strategy.
Many of us are accidental project managers. The real challenge is where we take that. Once we recognize that we are, in fact, a project manager, we need to sort out exactly what we would like the arc of our career to be. Spoiler alert: That can actually be a choice.
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