The world moves too fast to hunker down and stick to your goals—both personally and professionally. One suggestion for goals is to use the SMART technique. But what if you want to take your project, team or self to the next level quickly? Learn how to turn SMART goals into game changers…
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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.
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.
Military Veterans are formally trained and constantly assessed on their ability to form, lead, and coach high-performing teams to deliver successful temporary endeavors and their unique goods, services, results, and capabilities. That’s right! This means they're project managers, most of them just don't know it!
The best Project Managers are outstanding leaders. They motivate, bring people together, and accomplish great things. They lead with accountability, are risk aware, and have courage to act. They get the best and most exciting assignments. They are the ones that succeed.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get to better ideas faster? If you learn to master just two thinking skills, you can! Many of the PMI supported tools have origins in creativity. As such, these tools are best leveraged when you apply divergent thinking (to generate) or convergent thinking (to narrow). This session will explore the principles of divergent and convergent thinking and provide examples of techniques to maximize their power.
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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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As managers transition into strategic leadership roles, support systems and training are critical to their future success. Along the way, they must shift their focus in five broad areas, including from specialist to visionary, and from production to outcomes.
PMI recently published the new A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition and the accompanying Agile Practice Guide. So anyone considering taking the PMP® or PMI-ACP® exam is probably wondering if and how these new releases impact their study plans...
PMI’s Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017-2027 Report contains some startling revelations, among them the need for a significant increase in project-related roles. How does that increase get fed?
Want to be more than just a project manager? Becoming a trusted advisor does not happen overnight. It takes time, patience and perseverance. This article provides suggestions on how to become such a leader.
One of the truths about change is that it is deeply personal. This article addresses three methods (develop relationships, address fear and build trust) that project managers can employ to address the personal side of change.
You've passed the exam and become a Project Management Professional. Now what? What are the expectations of you from your co-workers? And what are the expectations you have of yourself?
Do You Understand the Power of Failure? Creativity and Innovation Is the Backbone of Continued Improvementby
The project management approach supports creativity and innovation for progress on projects—where team members are required to fearlessly experiment to find better solutions for continuous improvement. Gain an understanding of what failure is and how it underpins creativity and innovation to advance high performance.
Whether you are studying for your PMP® credential, cramming on blockchain technology or learning conversational Spanish, blended learning is something you should be aware of. Discover how new technology can deliver a more effective and enjoyable learning experience.
If you are an established firm with lots of experienced team members, then you have an educated body of people who have a lot of information and stories to share. As an add-on to building the professional development of your workforce, it might be time to explore the creation of an internal certification program.
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