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.
Stay ahead of career requirements and organizational demands at the PMI Talent Management Conference 2017, the only talent management event designed exclusively for PM professionals.
Practical Project Management that Works: Real World Best Practices from the 20th Anniversary of a Great International Initiative
Programs and projects -- whether large or small, complex or simple, multi-country or single city -- can be highly successful by performing practical project management. This webinar goes beyond theory and shows you real world examples of best practices in action. The examples come from an international program conducted by the world's largest bottler of non-alcoholic beverages as it converted from local currencies to the euro. Every customer, supplier, and employee was impacted, as well as anything containing a monetary value, from systems and spreadsheets to paper forms and vending machines. This program, internally called the Euro Initiative, affected the company’s operations in multiple countries and spawned over 200 sub-projects. The Euro Initiative achieved success by following project management best practices in a practical and intelligent manner. A top-level sales director stated it was the best project with which he had ever been associated. This webinar will present slides from the actual project and highlight key learnings that Project Managers may apply to their own projects. It may have been 20 years ago, but we should still follow these best practices today.
How much time do we waste thinking about, avoiding, or worrying about having a hard conversation and what does that do to your productivity? To your work relationships? You can have a "silent" conversation rattle around in your head for months if you avoid "it." Of IF the hard conversation you had goes poorly, you can have the 'I should have said this" conversation in your head. What if you learned how to have powerful conversations that led to better outcomes and stronger relationships? In the 1st part of this webinar, we will explore IF a conversation is needed, how to speak from a position of power, and delineate the types of conversations so you can better manage your emotions. I would recommend listening to my conflict resolution webinar so you have a foundation before launching into this discussion.
The Project Revolution: The Implications of the Silent Disruption That Is Taking Place and the New Skills Needed to Adapt
By 2025, regardless of industry or sector, senior leaders and managers will spend at least 60% of their time selecting, prioritizing, and driving the execution of projects. In fact, soon "we will all become project leaders, but many of us are not prepared for this shift.” According to recent research, the number of individuals working in project-based roles will increase from 66 million (in 2017) to 88 million (forecast 2027). And the value of project-oriented economic activity worldwide will grow from $12 trillion (in 2013) to $20 trillion (forecast 2027). Those are millions of projects requiring millions of project leaders per year. In this landscape the percentage of work activities performed as part of projects is markedly increasing as projects are becoming the essential model to deliver change and create value around the world. The so-called gig economy is also driven by projects.
Being a strengths-based project manager means playing to the strengths of those around us to build cohesive high-performing teams. In this session attendees will learn about the “aware-explore-apply” model of character strengths and how just knowing their own strengths will positively impact their teams and projects.
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Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1): Supporting Materials Package
This zip file contains three PDFs in support of the webinar Introduction to Strengths-Based Project Management - Finding Your Strengths (Part 1). It includes a character strengths checklist; a classification of character strengths and virtues; and a PDF of slides with a section to take notes during the presentation.
The project kickoff is one of the most critical activities on the project. This worksheet is intended to assist the project manager in preparing for the kickoff so that the meeting is as effective and efficient as possible.
This template provides a solid basis to help project managers define project roles and responsibilities. It can be easily tailored and aligned for projects of all sizes.
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Successful distributed meetings require considerable upfront planning and vigilant real-time meeting management. In this article, the author shares key success factors from a meeting that he recently co-facilitated.
Emotional Intelligence helps us to recognize, understand and manage or influence the emotions of others. When we practice emotional intelligence, we better our skills in understanding people, their opinions, behaviors, insecurities, strengths and weaknesses.
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.
Leadership represents a third of the Talent Triangle®. It’s a term that we always assume we understand, but how many of us really appreciate what leadership is in the context of project management?
Achieving a leadership position comes with massive responsibility and requires certain skills. Here are nine traits that are essential to be a good—and eventually great—leader.
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.
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.
If success goes to those who can innovate the fastest, how do we nurture innovation? The basics are simple to understand—but difficult to implement and stick with in the face of adversity.
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 the project management profession has shifted over the years.
Innovative solutions require high levels of ongoing collaboration and feedback, intermingled with periods of focused creation. One of the keys to creating engaging collaboration is emotional assertiveness.
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