We are excited to announce the ProjectManagement.com April book club! The book club provides an opportunity to participate in webinars and discussions around selected books relevant to the overall practice of project management. The book club occurs in three parts:
The first 25 PMI members registered for the closing book club webinar will receive a complimentary copy of the book and will be notified via email. Additional participants will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book at their own expense.
All community members will be able to view the book club opening webinar and participate in the discussion forum. We will evaluate the content of each opening and closing book club webinar to determine the eligibility and breakdown for PDUs.
Our book club book for April is Collaboration Tools for Project Managers: How to Choose, Get Started and Collaborate with Technology by Elizabeth Harrin.
Elizabeth Harrin has over fifteen years’ experience in leading IT, business change and process improvement projects in the UK and France. Today she works in healthcare and also runs her own company providing copywriting services to project-related businesses. Elizabeth is the author of four books and the award-winning blogger behind GirlsGuideToPM.com. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @girlsguidetopm.
About the book:
Today’s project leaders face the challenge of managing projects effectively using tested and reliable methods while innovating with new methods to meet the demands of their global and technology-savvy team members and stakeholders.
Information travels faster than ever before. Project managers are called upon to produce relevant and up-to-date project information, increase productivity, and deliver results through top-notch communication tools.
Social media and online communication tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have rapidly changed our world outside of the workplace. These platforms and other tools such as wikis, instant messaging, and big data repositories offer exciting possibilities to improve project team collaboration and stakeholder communication in the workplace as well.
Since project managers rely on communication and effective team management skills, they need to keep up with the fast pace of change, technological trends, and the latest business drivers that help move organizations forward.
In Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, Elizabeth Harrin builds upon her 2010 book, Social Media for Project Managers, by providing the latest information, success stories, and an easy-to-follow guide to implementing online collaboration tools and helping to overcome obstacles.
In order to communicate faster, work virtually with people across the globe, and get better business results, project teams should explore how online collaboration tools can deliver project success and improve business value.
Our April book club host is Tara McCallum. Tara A. McCallum is a CEO and founder of Tara A. McCallum Inc.; a minority woman owned business. As a strategic consultant she has partnered with such organizations as Bank of America, CHEP, VF Corporation, Accenture, and The Department of Defense. Having worked as a consultant with various organizations Ms. McCallum has used her talents to complete projects in SAP, ERP, and OCM; often with a focus on Project Management. Ms. McCallum has also worked in Development, Training and Delivery, as well as Procurement. Additionally, she is a member of Project Management Institute, ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) and Scrum Alliance. Ms. Tara A. McCallum graduated from The University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Management with a specialization in Human Resources Management. She currently holds certifications from Purdue University in Lean/ Six Sigma, Instructional Design and is also a Certified Scrum Master. In her spare time Tara enjoys volunteering for The American Red Cross, The Boys and Girls club as a big sister, Portamento’ of Hope – a homeless outreach kitchen, as well as her church.
To register for the closing live book club webinar, please visit the webinar page on ProjectManagement.com, find the book club closing webinar and click on the “Register for this webinar” link.
Please visit the book club information and discussion on the Project Management.com books page.
For additional questions, please visit the ProjectManagement.com Book Club FAQ page.
It's April and, here in North America spring has finally arrived...we think. We had a pretty decent snow storm a few weeks ago and we're hoping that's the last of it until winter comes around again. In the meantime, we hope that you've taken some time to reflect on your project successes during the first 3 months of 2018 and maybe even gathered some valuable lessons learned that will help make your future projects even more successful. With that, here's what's going on in the community:
That's all for now! If you have any questions about community events, user guidelines, or any other community happenings, feel free to reach out to any member of the Community Engagement team. We're happy to help!
Additionally, if you're working on something really exciting, we'd love to know about it. Leave a comment below and let us know what's going on in your world!
PMXPO 2018 Virtual Event Now On-Demand!
We would like to give a round of applause and extend a big thank you to all who were able to join us this year for our 11th annual PMXPO; our largest online virtual event yet! We set a record breaking attendance number this year all in part due to the insightful-groundbreaking sessions led by our uniquely funny and talented keynote speaker Joel H. Cohen, Emmy-winning writer and producer of The Simpsons. Did you miss the 22 March 2018 virtual event? If so, no worries, you can now watch it on-demand!
Check out Joel Cohen and all the other sessions available now on demand!
Thank you again for your participation!
This year’s sessions include a keynote by Joel Cohen, Emmy-winning writer and producer of The Simpsons, titled "The Simpsons: There's No "I" in "Innovation" (oh wait, there's actually two of them)...Lessons in Innovation from the Most Successful Show in TV History." In addition there will be sessions on imagining the future of PMOs, hacking agile for digital agencies, and highlights from PMI's 10th global project management survey, the 2018 Pulse of the Profession®.
If you haven't registered for PMXPO 2018 you can follow this link to do so now! It's open to all ProjectManagement.com users, be sure to invite your colleagues and peers!
Project Management Motivation: Tips for Earning the Respect of Your Team: Keeping your team motivated is key to any successful engagement. An online article linked from PM Port notes resources available for project managers to hone their leadership skill sets. The article provides tips on being transparent, over communicating and listening. Visit PM Port for more of what’s happening in the world of project management.
Can You Believe It? The PMXPO 2018 Virtual Event is just two weeks away!!! So that means there’s plenty of time to register for the live event on 22 March! We broke our attendance record again last year, and want you to join us as we start our second decade of the largest virtual event in project management! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, it's your opportunity to learn, network with thousands of your peers, earn PDUs and a badge, and broaden your perspective on project management—all from the comfort of your home or office. And best of all, it’s all free!
You definitely don’t want to miss our Keynote Presentation—The Simpsons: There's No "I" in "Innovation" (oh wait, there's actually two of them)...Lessons in Innovation from the Most Successful Show in TV History, presented by Joel Cohen, Emmy-Winning Writer and Producer of The Simpsons.
Register Now for PMXPO 2018!
For many of us throughout specific parts of the world, March 11th is the start of Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to set your clocks forward one hour!