Do you know how to plot the next step in your career—and what will be best for your long-term worth? In this article, the author takes you through a few steps to ensure your profitability and worth in an ever-increasing competitive landscape.
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The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium is back for the second year! This virtual event will explore 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. Register today!
For those who attended last year welcome back, and for those who did not, we’re thrilled to have you on board this year. As the first PMI virtual event of 2019, PMXPO is ringing in the New Year in style. We’re kicking off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. We are proud to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo! Derreck is the 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. Attend this virtual event from the comfort of your own home or office, and the best part is everyone attends for free with absolutely no cost to you. Register now, save the date, and tell your friends and colleges you will see them at PMXPO 2019!
The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposium, and the Talent Management Conference. The new event focuses on the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management discipline and careers. Participants will better understand how emerging technologies affect their career and skills progression, as well as the evolving needs of hiring managers as they seek out top project management talent.
Phileas Fogg is the protagonist in Jules Verne's novel, "Around the World in 80 Days," and proves that the project management process works in a voyage to beat all other voyages! Listen to how Phileas used the project management processes that we use every day to navigate various (and dangerous) risks in order to get what he thought would be the greatest reward - a successful trip around the world. However, at the end, there is a snag, and it looks like he doesn't make it! The project team seems to have an answer. But, is it good enough? No spoilers here - just good project management work.
Graf von Moltke was a Prussian Field Marshal who developed a rather genius, and simple, method to stack up his generals based on intelligence and initiative (or lack thereof.) The smart & lazy rose to the top because they made the right thing happen, at the right time and found the easiest way to do so. Marshal your projects (pun intended) and take control of your life! In this webinar, we'll go over strategy, tools and tactics for creating your own scalable project delivery system.
The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Techniques for Bringing the Best Out in Virtually Any Senior Leader
While many professionals are learning the power of managing up, some mistakenly think it's exclusively focused on managing difficult senior leaders...it's not! Whether your boss is a true gift, a nightmare or somewhere in between, you should be managing up! Managing up can be a critical tool for helping a great boss be even better or preventing potential problems with those more difficult senior leaders personalities as well. This presentation explores how managing up techniques can be used proactively to help you anticipate and navigate workplace barriers, communicate more effectively with senior leaders, deliver difficult messages to hierarchy, and enhance your credibility in the workplace.
Find out about PMI’s fastest-growing certification: Professional in Business Analysis, PMI-PBA®. Explore the business drivers that are making this certification so valuable to both organizations and the individuals who earn it. Also learn what the requirements are for PMI-PBA certification and tips for applying past experience to count towards the required hours needed. Project professionals who already have the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification will get perspectives on their project experience to help them capitalize on their PM-BA hybrid role. Attendees will come away with a clear idea of what the exam covers and tips for preparing for and passing the exam. The key resources, including the Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, and the PMI Guide to Business Analysis, will be discussed to help attendees understand what will be involved in their PMI-PBA journey. The session will include open Q and A from session participants with answers provided by the PBA-certified presenter.
Save Time With Tools And Templates
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.
Use this practitioner-contributed guide for help studying concepts presented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition.
Learn From Others
We need to recognize that the role of the project manager has been and is still under a great deal of scrutiny. Some of the critiques against us have elements of truth in them. How do we realize the vision of “staying relevant and competitive” as given to us through the PMI Talent Triangle®?
There is no single way to manage all projects. We need to adapt, observe, experiment with new techniques, and above all be patient and excel in communication skills in order to get things done. Here are 12 tips to help you improve your craft.
Does coming from a technical background—or making the effort to learn technical concepts—help you while managing and delivering projects? (Spoiler alert: Yes! Find out why...)
How often do people go off for a few a days to a training event and then return to work, struggle to apply what they have learned, eventually forgetting it in a matter of months? The author explains why his experience supports a blended-learning approach mixing standard training, custom training, e-learning, coaching, and communities of practice to produce the best results.
In the final installment of his series, our nomad closes his life on the road and faces re-entry as an anchored project manager—a sometimes-challenging process that is filled with five potential stages.
Successful networking is a fine art. How can you thrive? How can you make the most of your potential contacts? In this article, the author shares some tips to help you on your networking journey.
Markets, technologies and society have changed—as has the work and economic environments that we all operate in. Are program and project management sustainable given the current and projected changes that are likely to occur in the not-so-distant future?
Individuals have a lot more control over their career path than they did in the past, but not everyone is fully taking advantage of that opportunity. It’s time for the next step—a move to proactive career development.
As a project manager, you are focused on sustaining key variables such as your project, your client’s business, your profession and your career. In this article, we look at several of these variables and suggest that there are different approaches to evaluating how you are doing.
Being genuine can give you an edge as a project manager because it helps build and strengthen connections you have with your peers and project team. Authenticity builds trust and enables you to increase your circle of influence in your personal and professional life. Employ these practical actions to help you be yourself.
No more driving to an unfamiliar test center (one less thing to stress about!). No more fitting in with test center availability (yay!). Instead, take an exam from the comfort of your own home when you want to schedule it. Welcome to the world of online proctored exams.
In the beginning of our full-time PM career, many of us find ourselves pushed into one area by circumstance. However, we need to consciously position ourselves where we want to be. This way, we can shape our career slowly and develop our brand. Here are some important steps to take.
It is one thing to have academic knowledge in things like The PMI Talent Triangle® components, but quite another thing to be able to demonstrate successful mastery and practical application of these skills in the field. So, how do you go about assessing where you are in your PM skill level of maturity?
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