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PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018

June 13, 2018 | Online

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.

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.

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2016 (On Demand)

June 30, 2016 | Online

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.

On-demand Webinars

June 2018 Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - Practitioner's Guide to Program Management

by Tolitha Lewis, Irene Didinsky
August 10, 2018 | 61:34 | Views: 3,658 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.27 / 5

Programs serve as a crucial link between strategy and the execution of business results and organizations implement them to achieve strategic goals. Although the practice of program management has evolved in lockstep with the project management profession, the root causes of program failure remain. In this step-by-step guide, Irene Didinsky offers a standardized approach to program management, closing the knowledge gaps and variations that currently exist across organizations and industries.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Project Charter Template

PREMIUM deliverable
by Dianne Naughton

This two-page project charter template includes sections for a stakeholder list, summary milestone schedule for various project phases (like collecting requirements, the development phase and prototype testing), and more. Adapt it to fit your specific project.

Equipment Log

PREMIUM deliverable
by Andrew Guertin

Keep track of equipment for your project using this simple Excel log.

Project Template Package

by Rob Hassen

This Excel workbook contains a wealth of templates to help you during your project. It includes a project checklist, charter, budget sheet, risk log, scope change log, project team register, communication reference chart, lessons learned register and more.

Learn From Others

Overview of Information Security for New and Non-IT Project Managers

white paper
by Rubaiyyaat Aakbar

Information security is all about protection of information and its critical elements (confidentiality, integrity and availability), including the systems and process that use, store and transmit that information. When it comes to information security, what exactly does it mean to us as project managers? This author helps you put the right procedures in place.

Topic Teasers Vol. 118: What Can I Do Quickly?

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

Question: I seem like I am constantly facing problems that have no easy or ideal solutions. Since I work in an environment with only myself as a project manager, I have no colleagues I can ask for advice. How can I stop second-guessing myself regarding whether or not I am making good decisions for how to move forward in bad situations?

The Most Important Phrase New PMs Need to Embrace

by Andy Jordan

New PMs have a very steep learning curve, and there’s no way around that. But learning to use one particular phrase can help make that learning a little easier...

The Stakeholder Problem

by Andy Jordan

Stakeholders can make or break a project. But there is one thing that can be far worse than disengaged stakeholders. Find out what it is—and what new and seasoned practitioners can do to help combat this danger.

A Lesson in Effective Communication

by Suzie Dang

The effort to communicate effectively is worth the output, especially in workplaces. Know that we all have different ways of receiving information—and it changes with each individual.

The First Two Steps in Your Certification Journey

by Bruce Garrod

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.

5 PM Skills They Didn’t Teach You in College

by Carleton Chinner

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.

The Future of Project Management Certifications

by Mike Griffiths

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.

Getting Comfortable With Uncertainty

by Andy Jordan

Nothing is ever certain in project management, but how can new project managers embrace that uncertainty with confidence?

What I Wish I Had Learned at PM School

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

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.

Teaching PM Basics to Non-PM Staff

by Stephanie Jaeger

Internal misconceptions and lack of teamwork often hamper project delivery. People have not bought into the project, especially if it's outside their routine work. Spending a little extra time sensitizing team members and getting their buy-in can help your project delivery tremendously.

The What, Why and How of Project Charters

by Mike Griffiths

While we can spend our careers improving our ability to craft effective project charters, we can get to a 70% good-enough state by addressing some basic topics. This article explains those basics.

The Multi-Methodology New PM

by Andy Jordan

There is still a significant amount of separation between practitioners of waterfall and agile. That's why there’s no better time than at the start of project management training to learn about the two disciplines.

New Practitioners: Avoiding Credential Overload

by Bruce Harpham

When you are a new practitioner—especially if you are a new graduate—you may fall into the credential trap. It’s the belief that earning one more degree, credential or certification will skyrocket your career. There are a few other significant ways that new practitioners can initially keep growing.

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