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PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019

12 June 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm ET (doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online
PMI MEMBER-ONLY event

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!

PMXPO 2019

21 March 2019, 9:00am - 6:30pm ET (doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online

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!

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017

June 14, 2017 | Online

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.

Upcoming Webinars

Governance of Innovation in Portfolios, Programs and Projects

Apr 3, 2019 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
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The importance of governance in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects (3P) is reflected in part by the development of standards for governance (PMI, 2016) as well as by the increasing attention being paid to governance in management/academic literature, and in practice. At the same time, organizations increasingly aim to improve their innovation capabilities, enabling them to survive in today’s dynamic, competitive environment. However, there is little guidance in research literature on whether and how 3P governance can be designed to support and promote innovation. The escalating importance of project delivery in organizations, especially for innovation, further highlights the need for better understanding of the relationship between governance, innovation, and success in 3P. Governance is of increasing importance for 3P success from an organizational perspective, and multiple studies have highlighted the need for it to be appropriate for the environment. Large-scale studies show that effective oversight by executive management promotes and nurtures innovation. However, some studies also suggest that this could also cause negative tension, as innovation requires flexible and adaptable approaches. To better understand innovation as applied to 3P, and how governance approaches can be tailored for best outcomes, we conducted an in-depth, exploratory, multiple-case study. This report outlines the background, our research question, our methodology and our main findings. We also identify the outputs of this research that are designed to disseminate the findings to both academic and practitioner audiences. We emphasize our implications for practice, providing guidance to industry for the development of governance approaches to best support innovation in 3P.

Innovation on a Burning Platform

Apr 16, 2019 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Necessity is the Mother of Invention. But research shows us that creativity emerges from time to think, backing off, having some slack in the system. In 1999 Coleman was on the ropes. The business had been sold and then sold again. Everyone who could leave had left. Imagine that you return to take over as President to see what you can do to salvage the situation …and then Walmart calls asking to see the plan. No plans exist. No one is home to make a plan. What are the rules when all of the rules are broken? How to be strategic when survival is the only strategy that makes sense? How to be customer centered when the customer is out of patience? Innovation doesn’t have to take the usual amount of time when you have an unusual amount of focus. We will see what we can learn from the extraordinary Coleman case study with examples from other burning platform cases (Hershey’s Dessert Bar, Johnson Controls Automotive and DuPont-Merck that we can apply to everyday business processes).

On-demand Webinars

Flip the Switch - Shifting to Innovation Centered Project Management

by Kimberly Johnson, Mick Kuehn, Dennis Stauffer
January 15, 2019 | 55:33 | Views: 7,388 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Project managers face two competing imperatives, 1) to be as fast and efficient as possible, and 2) to improve what you do and how you do it. The first one is about being on budget, on time and on target. The second one is about doing that better than you did it last time, perhaps radically better. In other words innovating the products you develop and the processes you use to do that. In this webinar you will learn a simple intuitive framework—a mindset—for thinking about your work, that enables that innovation. A switch that will make you and your team more adaptive, resilient and resourceful, as you enhance rather than compromise your efficiency.

When the Box is the Limit - Drive your creativity with constraint

by Walter Vandervelde
January 09, 2019 | 59:54 | Views: 5,864 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.65 / 5

Innovators have long recognized that constraints very often stimulate or guide the process of creativity and innovation. When ‘the box is the limit’, creativity often comes to the surface organically as the most ultimate and natural solution. This webinar is aimed at every professional who’s convinced that creativity plays a crucial role in the daily work environment, but is also aware of the boundaries that take away the illusion of ‘the sky is the limit’.

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Leveraging the Customer to Improve Product Development

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by Dale Hagemeyer

From the Gartner PPM Summit 2007
If the first time your customers see a product is during a focus group, then you have lost 70 percent of the opportunity to leverage them in the innovation process.

Project HEADWAY: Managing Innovation: Just An Oxymoron?

PREMIUM presentation
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores what it takes to manage in creative and innovative environments. Drawing on insights and experiences in a range of creative professions and environments, he explores the work of creativity and innovation. He shares real-life experiences of individuals in a variety of professions and environments, and uses these experiences to develop broader principles for delivering creative work. Finally, he offers guidance on how to think about planning and managing work in situations where creativity and innovation are essential. Creativity can indeed by managed; join us to find out how.

Learn From Others

Developing Talent in the Age of Continuous Innovation

by Kevin Coleman

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.

Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector

by Vinod Kumar Paidakula

As is the case with most technological implementations, government agencies are using artificial intelligence at a relatively smaller pace compared to the private sector. This article provides a basic understanding of AI, along with examples and insights on its use in the public sector.

Topic Teasers Vol. 117: Keeping up With Emerging Technology

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: I am more in the manufacturing or fabrication part of project management, but often my teams and I are working with an IT team to create a hybrid product. It’s not that I need to do their work, it’s just that sometimes I feel stupid when I talk to the other team because I don’t understand some of the terms they are using. Or, once they explain them to me…I knew that idea all along, but I had heard it called by another name. How can I get a quick glimpse of what new ideas I need to know and what they are called without spending too much of my already overbooked day researching what to even learn?

Macro vs. Micro Innovations

by Al Taylor

Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes and can be categorized in many ways. In this article, the author suggests that one way to categorize it is to distinguish macro innovation from micro innovation.

The Vehicle of Technical Innovation

by Mike Donoghue

It’s easy to look at a commonplace or everyday technological device and forget how it was in its infancy. The evolution of the automobile gives us a prime example of how innovation can make a widespread difference.

Want to Innovate? Eliminate Project Management

by Andy Jordan

As the world changes more quickly and projects become ever more important, project management becomes more critical than ever to success…right? Well, maybe not...

Preparing for an Innovation Initiative: Working With the Vendor

by Joe Wynne

Being a project manager in a larger innovation initiative is valuable experience—but it requires special preparation. A critical area is to understand the role of the consulting firm and to be able to thrive in that environment. Use these steps to be successful in driving innovation.

Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

by Mike Griffiths

In his previous article on innovation, the author explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches.

Innovation: Leading Into the Unknown

by Carleton Chinner

For organizations with long-standing process and procedures, enforced innovation can be terrifying. As a project manager, you can help your stakeholders through this period.

2019 Technology Update: The AI Influence

by Michael Wood

The real story for technology in 2019 (and for the foreseeable future) is the integration of AI into virtually all of the technologies we hold near and dear. What will this convergence mean to us humans over the next five to 10 years?

Delivering Project Management Innovation

by Andy Jordan

Innovation in project management is necessary—but not easy to achieve. How do organizations invest in it with the best chances of success?

Are PMs Too Risk Averse to Be Innovators?

by Andy Jordan

Innovation is the fuel for growth in today’s competitive world. But can project managers provide some of that fuel, or does the nature of the job prevent it?

New Video Series Explores the Pace of Digital Disruption

by PMI

Senior PMI leaders and representatives from PMI’s Global Executive Council recently appeared in an online video series sponsored by World Finance. The videos cover a range of topic areas, including a discussion on how digital transformation is changing the nature of project management.


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