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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.
Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Engaging Your Advocates and Mentors
This is in the fourth installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals. The webinars are informed by the latest in the science of leadership and include practical strategies and approaches to build the skills and behaviors covered by each webinar. Perhaps the most power strategy for advancing your career is to engage senior and influential advocates and mentors who have your interests at heart and are willing to help you grow as professionals. In this webinar, we will discuss practical approaches for engaging your advocates and mentors and making the best use of their offer to help.
3Ts for Better Time Management: Tips, Tools, and Techniques That You Can Use to Manage Your Time Even Better
Nowadays, we face many challenges surrounding how to find time to do everything that we want to do in our 86,400 seconds per day. Managing your tasks in a more assertive and focused manner with some assistance from technology reveals the best way to enhance your project ecosystem as well as to strike a balance in your personal life. In this webinar, the presenter shares a set of tools and tips to enhance your daily routines in order to improve your time management. These techniques help managers and C-level executives to do their work better, allowing them to develop and foster a time oriented mindset in their teams.
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!
In your day-to-day practice of project management, questions often arise and you need to find the answers. PMI has been publishing articles to help you find solutions since the profession was founded; there are over 9000 articles in the Learning Library alone. Let us help you understand the different types of content available and how to access them, how we have recently improved the PMI.org search function and how to make your own contribution to this valuable collection and share your expertise with other practitioners.
Save Time With Tools And Templates
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.
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If you say “technical project management” to a project manager, they immediately have a sense of what you’re talking about. But is that still an accurate reflection of the skills today’s PMs actually need?
The mastery of all the talents contained within the PMI Talent Triangle® would most likely require a person to have equilibrium between left- and right-brain functions. Here, we explore some technical PM talents through that lens.
As 2020 kicks off, there is a unique opportunity to learn from the past and look excitedly toward a New Year and a new decade. Now feels like the perfect moment to pause, reflect, prepare and take a confident step forward.
Being able to learn and grow from constructive feedback is critical for any role. But project managers aren’t always the most coachable individuals, and that can hurt them.
To make a difference, it often feels like a person or corporation has to give large amounts of money and overextend their generosity. But the digital world has found ways in which we can all make incremental contributions that do not feel as fiscally painful and can be more widely practiced.
The end of the year often represents closure on projects and a mini-break before the start of the next year’s projects. How should a new PM (and all of us!) take advantage of that?
For project management to truly be a gift, we need to rethink how we speak about it, how we present it and how we practice it. We need to present to the world something that they want, that they will appreciate and that they will value.
As we come to the close of 2019, let’s reflect on ways we can give back. To fire up your imagination, here are a few ways to get back into volunteering next year.
When you look at all that is changing that influences the demand for program and project managers—as well as the accompanying knowledge requirements—properly structured acts of philanthropy are invaluable.
Volunteering as a project manager is an extremely valuable contribution, but it does come with a few risks. Learn how to maximize the reward and minimize the risk in your next philanthropic endeavor.
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. As we continue this series on exploring ways to overcome obstacles by use of creative solutions, the author is motivated to continue being open-minded in sharing outside-the-box ways of thinking that can benefit us all.
When discussing our soft skills, many of us fall back on vague generalities and focus instead on the hard skills we deploy to deliver successful projects. But to differentiate ourselves from our technically qualified peers, we need to make our soft skills a meaningful part of our story by connecting them to principled beliefs.
When it comes to PM philanthropy, there is more that can be provided to organizations in need beyond serving as a project manager. Helping organizations to become project management self-sufficient may provide a higher calling.
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