Servant leaders see the group as more important. They put the needs, growth and development of others at the center. As a volunteer who follows this philosophy, you can enrich not only the lives of others, but also your own.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
For the past 15 years, the Scrum Master and Project Manager roles have coexisted well, especially in IT projects. From the very technical role that was part of the Software Development Team, the Scrum Master evolved into a new organizational role sometimes with a well-defined job description and with responsibilities that transcended the technical background from which it originated. Although the role was defined in the Scrum framework, the Scrum Master role is now present in other frameworks
"Y'all need to RSVP ASAP, so we know if that site is RFI or not! I mean, that's like PMP101, you got me?" Because communication is paramount in Project Management, it is crucial for all stakeholders to understand your message. This webinar will expose participants to a variety of cultures - how we perceive them and how they perceive us. The presenter will share his own experience and the challenges he faced as a project manager in various countries in Europe and Africa. This presentation will provide the cultural diversity awareness necessary to better lead team members.
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Use this practitioner-contributed guide for help studying concepts presented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition.
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.
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.
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.
This self-assessment will help you evaluate your skills--and find areas for improvement.
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Acquiring strategic business management and leadership skills (both essential to PMI’s Talent Triangle®) is quite challenging; however, given all that’s at stake both personally and organizationally, they can’t be ignored.
If we don’t understand what it is about the way we manage projects that is different from how others do it, then we can’t position ourselves to achieve that success. What is it that allows you to be more successful than anyone else?
Technical project management is clearly a critical part of a PM’s skill set, but how should a project manager seek to develop their skills in this area?
It’s a small world—and even smaller in professional circles. So when preparing to embark on an exciting new job opportunity, make sure you leave your current employer on a good note—without burning any bridges.
At the heart of the job of managing projects and people is the imperative — and opportunity — to create the environment within which the team does their work. The best project managers know that the informal rules around how people should work make a substantial difference to what people do and what they pay attention to, and they seek to shape that in a way that maximizes success.
The webinar Culture Club: Succeeding in a Diverse Workplace was such a hit, the discussion continued afterward! Here, Emily covers some additional questions and answers that came out of her presentation.
There’s a problem in our culture’s innovation discussion. We equate innovation almost exclusively with digital technology or new products. What do you need to do? Develop an innovation mindset.
When considering the format of exams, it may be tempting to just keep things as they are. However, beyond ease and popularity, the world of learning is also changing.
Have you been thinking about completing a certification like the CAPM® or PMP® forever…but just can’t get it done? This practitioner's hope is that two steps can help get you going.
Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People teaches timeless, universal principles to help us be our best. Take a quick tour through the 7 habits with a special emphasis on their relation to project management. Self-reflective questions prompt readers to consider how they might execute projects more effectively.
After you get certified, there is still a great deal to learn about working as a project manager. Use these simple tips to further your new career.
Thinking of becoming a freelance project management consultant? Here are five steps to keep in mind before you make the leap.
As things grow in size, scale and complexity, you have to learn to grow with them. And that's where we usually run into our first problem: How do we learn any of this? This practitioner reflects on the most essential perspectives and skills that determine what it takes to get projects done.
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