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PMXPO 2020

March 26, 2020 | online

We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.

PMI® Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019

November 13, 2019 | Online

Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.

PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019

June 12, 2019 | Online

The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 explores 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.

Upcoming Webinars

Project Managers as Strategy Drivers: How Strategic Leadership Accelerates PM Careers and ROI for Organizations

Jan 10, 2024 2:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
PREMIUM webinar

Project managers are taking center stage, are you ready? In today's ever-evolving business landscape, project managers are not just taskmasters; they are the architects of strategic success. Join us in our upcoming webinar, "Project Managers as Strategy Drivers: How Strategic Leadership Accelerates Careers and ROI for Organizations," where we will unravel the dynamic synergy between project management and executive leadership.

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Enabling Sustainability through Organizational Project Management

by Raju Rao
September 14, 2023 | 60:55 | Views: 4,508 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.33 / 5

Sustainability has become a key parameter for organizations and this means that projects and operations have to be planned and implemented with this objective. At the project level it may be difficult to bring in sustainability initiatives because often times the scope of the project is already determined or it is contractual. To get a sustainability perspective one has to consider it beyond a project outcome and further this needs to be addressed by senior management. Therefore, an organizational level approach would be more appropriate.

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Save Time With Tools And Templates

'Agile My Life' Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Carol Whitaker

You may be the most brilliant project manager out there, but it doesn't count for much if it comes at the expense of everything else. You are more likely to establish a sustainable, long-term PM career when you can balance your life with your work. This workbook allows you to leverage agile principles to do that. Use in conjunction with the Agile Your Life webinar.

Sustainable PM Assessment

PREMIUM deliverable
by Lonnie Pacelli

To help you think through each of the sustainable PM drivers and how they apply to you, use this template to assess yourself and develop your plan for becoming a sustainable PM. Use in conjunction with the article Becoming a Sustainable Project Manager.

Applying PM Skills to Day-to-Day Life Worksheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Michael Wood

Taking time to reflect on ways you have integrated your PM skills into your day-to-day life can be an invaluable exercise. The more consciously you are aware of your competencies, the more successful you may be in your PM career—and your life journey. Use this simple worksheet as a starting point and in conjunction with the article Applying PM Skills to Day-to-Day Life.

Contentment Assessment

PREMIUM deliverable
by Lonnie Pacelli

How content you are in your current and future career potential? With your physical and mental health? With your current and future financial status? This assessment will help you think through areas in your life that are most important to you—and develop a practical and sustainable purpose statement to guide you when to say "yes" to some things and "no" to others. Use in conjunction with the blog "Your North Star – Creating a Practical and Sustainable Purpose Statement."

Personal Leadership Development Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Eduard Hernandez

Translate your improvement plans into concrete actions and real results using this simple questionnaire, which helps you chart development focus areas and tie them to situations you encounter on the job. Adjust to fit your situation, and add rows/sections as needed.

Learn From Others

9 Ways to Be a Better Feedback Receiver

by Lonnie Pacelli

Are you a graceful recipient of feedback? How can you be a better feedback recipient and mine the best nuggets out of the feedback you receive? Consider these nine points.

Project Team Mental Wellness: What Project Managers Should Know

by Michael Wood

If the pressures of the job increase and become the norm, it can be easy for project managers to become insensitive to mental wellness issues that could be manifesting in their team—and themselves. It doesn't have to be this way.

Don't Make This Résumé Mistake

by Andy Jordan

A career in project management is a marathon, not a sprint. When you are looking for that next contract or opportunity, it’s important to leverage all of your experience and not just focus on the buzzwords of the moment.

Making AI an Asset in the Project Manager Toolkit

by Bruce Garrod

Project leaders must leverage evolving automation to create opportunities to deliver strategic value to key stakeholders. Instead of fearing artificial intelligence, we should all embrace it and become even more irreplaceable.

5 Ways to Be More Intentional With Job Changes

by Lonnie Pacelli

Having a clear and intentional mindset when evaluating career choices helps ensure you are making a better-informed decision using those criteria that are most important to you. Take the time to understand the criteria—and use it when you’re faced with your next opportunity.

7 Tips to Improve Mental Health for Project Managers

by Bruce Harpham

Mental health awareness has come a long way over the past 20 years, but several indicators show mental health difficulties are widespread and costly. In what ways can we approach mental health as a project manager?

Your First 10 Tasks as an Independent Consultant

by Lonnie Pacelli

If you have decided an independent consulting career is the right step for you, there are 10 things you must do before you open your doors for business. Keep this list handy if you ever decide to take the plunge.

Can AI Replace Project Management Training?

by Bruce Garrod

Developing project management skills is a dramatically different world than it was only five years ago. Can artificial intelligence supplant in-class, human-led instruction along with virtual offerings?

Mental Health and the Independent Contractor

by Andy Jordan

Independent contractors and small business owners are a crucial part of project delivery, and we need them to be happy, healthy and productive. Anything that jeopardizes that must be addressed—for everyone’s benefit.

How to Increase Well-Being in Project Environments

by Antonio Nieto

As a project manager, it is crucial for you to recognize the prevalence of mental distress and its impact on project team members. Here we look at best practices to foster well-being within your project environment.

How Do You Handle Stress?

by Andy Jordan

Sometimes stress is predictable. Other times, it comes out of the blue. Recognizing that you're stressed—and knowing what actions you can take to alleviate it—can make a huge difference.

When Healthy Stress Becomes Unhealthy

by Andy Jordan

Healthy, positive stress helps us be more productive. But when it starts to turn negative, the wheels can come off of our projects—and our wellbeing. It’s up to project managers to recognize when that’s happening.


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