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Ask the Expert is Returning to PMI Global Conference in Philadelphia!

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Ask the Expert is back by popular demand at PMI® Global Conference 2019! These one-on-one sessions allow you to discuss your project question or problem, get advice about navigating the project management career path, or talk through issues currently facing the profession from a trusted and established expert.

Over the course of our annual three-day event, you'll have the opportunity to meet with experts from various industries representing a wide variety of areas of expertise to discuss all things project management. Learn more about our 2019 experts below and through their blog, PMI Global Insights.

Community experts will be available during the following times:

Saturday, 5 October
10:30AM – 11:30AM
3:00PM – 4:00PM

Sunday, 6 October
10:00AM – 10:30AM
2:30PM – 3:00PM

Monday, 7 October
10:00AM – 10:30AM
12:00PM – 1:00PM


NEW THIS YEAR! Join us for lunch time round-tables on Saturday and Sunday for group discussions about topics that affect your project management world every day. No sign up required. Just grab your lunch and come on over!

Saturday, 5 October, 12:45PM – 1:45PM EDT:
Project Recovery – Tips for Turning Around a Troubled/Failing Project!

Sunday, 6 October, 12:00PM – 1:00PM EDT:
Influencing Stakeholders in the Absence of Authority  


Meet our Experts!

              Andrew Craig             

             Dave Maynard        

David Davis

Kiron Bondale

Lorelie Kaid

Lori Wilson

Are you unsure about signing up for an Ask the Expert session at PMI® Global Conference 2019? Don't quite understand how to use the 20 minute session? Review our FAQs below to learn how you can make the most of this opportunity!

1. Why should I sign up?

Meeting one-on-one with one of our experts can help you refine your project or program implementation to better meet your requirements, serve your organization’s goals, and ultimately, make you more successful and your job easier. You may also receive advice from a peer that can help guide you as you continue on your project management career path.

2. What type of questions can I ask the experts?

Pretty much anything about planning, executing or closing your current projects is fair game. Experts are also open to discussing their experiences with career growth.

3. What questions aren’t appropriate for Ask the Expert?

Where to find your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia – While this may be a valid question, expert time is better spent discussing real project management problems and challenges.

4. What if I can’t think of a question for Ask the Expert?

You don’t want to miss this opportunity, so find a question! Open your project list for inspiration. If it helps, last year’s popular topics were starting a PMO, Agile transformations, scaling process in regulated environments, and tracking risks on active projects.

5. Who are the experts that I’d be meeting with?

It depends on your question! We have several experts lined up with expertise in nearly every area of project management. Simply click on their names above and learn more about their areas of focus.

6. What should I do to prepare?

You’ll have dedicated time with your expert focused entirely on your specific problem or question. Consider writing down the details of what you’re trying to accomplish, what you’ve tried, and prioritize your questions beforehand to be sure that you are making the most of your session.

7. How do I request an Ask the Expert session?

To start, you must attend PMI Global Conference on 5-7 October, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA to have an Ask the Expert session. If you’re not registered, what are you waiting for? Having an Ask the Expert session to discuss your business needs will help justify your attendance! Go.

Simply request an Ask the Expert session, either online using the link below or at the Ask the Experts - Community at PMI Exhibit booth in the Exhibit Hall. Provide some specifics on your question, because we’ll use those details to help prepare your expert for your session.

8. What can I expect onsite for my Ask the Expert session?

The Ask the Expert area is located at the Ask the Experts - Community at PMI Exhibit booth in the Exhibit Hall. You will meet one-on-one with your expert in a semi-private setting.

  • If you already have a session scheduled: Come to Ask the Experts - Community at PMI Exhibit booth in the Exhibit Hall and we’ll guide you to your assigned table to meet with your expert.
  • If you need to schedule an Ask the Expert session onsite: Stop by Ask the Experts - Community at PMI Exhibit booth and we’ll help you to fill out the request form, assign an appropriate expert, and schedule your session.

Sign up before you join us in Philadelphia to secure your spot! Onsite sign-up is also available, space permitting.

Reserve your Ask the Expert session today!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: September 12, 2019 04:07 PM | Permalink

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An excellent panel of experts

While I never met any of them in person, I trust this is a great panel of expert from my virtual interaction with almost each and everyone of them.

I look forward to the updates.

I'm looking forward to the opportunity to meet fellow practitioners and provide whatever insights I can which might help them!


Let's make sure this team of experts gets a nice plate of cookies while at the convention center. Thanks for volunteering to share your expertise!

Excellent initiative, with a excellent panel of expertise.

This will be a great opportunity to share experiences and meet new people, especially, some of you that I've been conversing with for a few years now. I'm honored to have been asked to be a part of this event. Really looking forward to it!

No better way to be present virtually at the PMI conference.

I had the opportunity to meet Dave and David last year! This year panel is awesome, thank you for the time and effort that you give back.

HI Mayte! There are SO MANY DAVIDs in the world. I try to go by Dave just to be a bit different. I asked my wife what she thought about me changing my name to THUNDER -- not a good idea it seems.

EXPERT: Things to ask me but nobody ever does...

Things to ask me that nobody does.

- How did you end up at NASA?
- What do you mean when you talk about Agile Hardware development?
- Does NASA really use Agile software development?
- You've written some strange things about team diversity here ( Do you really believe it?
- Do control rooms work?

Just so you don't think I'm crazy.... Here's two articles (one by PMI), there are many more.

Agile software development and the space shuttle LiOH lab

Agile: From Software to Mission System

Interesting initiative
Idea to implement at the chapters conferences
I was excited about the idea

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