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Welcome to The Critical Path--the home for community happenings and events on ProjectManagement.com! This is where you'll find community news, updates, upcoming events, featured member posts and more. We'll also be showcasing hot topics in the project management arena and bringing you interviews with industry experts. The Critical Path is our primary way of getting news out to members, so be sure to check back for updates!

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Marjorie Anderson
Kristin Jones
Danielle Ritter
Kimberly Whitby
Laura Schofield

Past Contributers:

Carrie Dunn
Kenneth A. Asbury
Craig Dalrymple
Rebecca Braglio

Recent Posts

What’s Buzzing in the PMI Community?

June Community News You Can Use

Careers Start at PMI’s Career Center

New Community Offerings Coming Your Way!

Help Guide Your Community Correspondents at PMI EMEA Congress!

What’s Buzzing in the PMI Community?

Glad you asked! As mentioned in past blogs, we are looking for ways to grow and strengthen the community. Our ProjectManagement.com team is always looking for ways to grow and strengthen the community, right here right now! Our passion is helping you connect and engage with each other in more meaningful ways, by creating discussions and forums for you to ask questions, share work experiences, and learn about exciting offerings at PMI.  In T-minus four days, our first Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! Series kicks off 17 June 2019! Here, we will present short Q&A sessions with various PMI experts. The first one will be June 17 with guest Karl Best, PMI Standards Specialist, discussing “What’s Up With Standards?" Other PMI departments and experts will soon follow, and all sessions, which are non-PDU bearing, will be recorded and posted for your convenience. Which PMI department or offering would you like to learn more about?  We welcome your suggestions!

PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Did you miss the 12 June 2019 Virtual Event? If so, no worries, you can now watch it on-demand! This virtual event explored the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. The modern technological landscape places growing demands on project managers to stay up-to-date on advancements, develop new skills, and adopt innovative approaches to their work. In the search for top talent for project teams, hiring managers have identified a shortage of certain skillsets amidst evolving needs. Check it out!

PMI® Global Conference 2019- 5-7 October | Philadelphia, PA, USA will be here before you know it! Register by 24 July and save $300! PMI® Global Conference is the annual event for project management professionals. And this year, there’s more reason to attend than ever. Over three days, you’ll learn, share insights and socialize with thousands of like-minded professionals from around the world. You’ll earn up to 18 PDUs to help maintain your certification. And you’ll leave with knowledge and skills you can apply straight away. But as it’s our 50th anniversary year, you’ll also be part of a celebration of modern marvels made possible by project management professionals. And you’ll be able to attend a unique session of live TED talks specially curated to inform and inspire you. Don’t miss being part of this great endeavor!

Speaking of 50th Anniversary celebrations, how serendipitous that we mark the 50th anniversary of human beings’ first steps on another celestial body? You definitely don’t want to miss Small Steps and Giant Leaps: Project Apollo – A Case Study. As we mark the 50th anniversary of human beings’ first steps on another celestial body, a new goal has been set for this nation to return astronauts to the moon within 5 years.  In this webinar, we will take a retrospective look (from a Project Management point of view) at what has been characterized as mankind’s greatest achievement. Don’t miss this amazing presentation!

As always, YOU are driving force within the Community, and we cannot thank you enough!  Continue posting your intriguing subject matters or questions in Project Management Central. We want to hear about them all, and help you get to where you're going today and tomorrow. Your feedback and ideas are most welcome!

Stay tuned for more to come within the next couple of months!

 

 

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: June 13, 2019 07:32 PM | Permalink | Comments (6)

June Community News You Can Use

With the arrival of longer days and warm weather, we’re embracing the unofficial start of summer here at PMI headquarters! Summer means our next virtual event, PMI Talent & Technology Symposium, will soon be here, and it marks the launch of some new community programming initiatives. Here’s a look at what’s happening in your June Community News You can Use:

Last Chance to Register for PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Our second virtual event of the year will take place on June 12th. Join us for an exciting day of learning and networking, as we explore the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. View the event agenda, and register for PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 today!

Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! Series: The quarterly series featuring various PMI experts will launch on June 17th. In the first Q&A session, Karl Best, PMI Standards Specialist, joins us to discuss “What’s up with Standards? – What they’re for, and Your Opportunity to participate in developing them.” The webinar will be posted on-demand for your viewing convenience.

Attend a PMI event: Take the opportunity to network with your fellow community members in person! Registration is open for PMI® Global Conference 2019 (5-7 October) as well as PMO Symposium® 2019 (3-6 November).

PMI 50th Anniversary and Global Celebration of Service: In May, PMI announced that its initial target of 50,000 volunteer hours was reached, and the goal has been raised to 100,000 hours! Thank you to everyone in the community who has volunteered their skills and knowledge in support of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals. There is still time to have an impact – join in the Global Celebration of Service, and share your volunteer stories with us!

How to Plot the Next Step in Your Career: Community member and project management expert, Emily Luijbregts, provides advice for devising your career plan in her latest article. How do you define and work toward your goals?

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a member of the Community Engagement team – we’re happy to help you. We look forward to sharing more community programming news throughout the year!

Posted by Laura Schofield on: June 04, 2019 03:15 PM | Permalink | Comments (10)

Careers Start at PMI’s Career Center

Categories: development, member, PMI

PMI’s Career Center is the platform dedicated to helping project managers find positions and hiring organizations to fill them. It’s simple: Qualified candidates post resumes, recruiters post opportunities, and everyone gets closer to their goals.

Benefit 1: Access

You’ll always find newly posted positions on PMI’s Career Center. PMI’s jobs are cross-posted across multiple networks and partner sites but are presented in a seamless format for job seekers to explore.

Benefit 2: Ease

Employers create and manage postings swiftly and seamlessly so candidates can easily apply. Job seekers also have the power to create personal profiles and upload or update their resumes for any position.

Benefit 3: Variety

Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, your future awaits on PMI’s comprehensive Career Center. It includes postings and resumes for the full range of career levels and industries.

Benefit 4: Specialization

Employers looking for specific experiences, skills and certifications can identify the right candidates to take on their toughest roles. Likewise, job seekers can show off their PMI-issued certifications and membership to get hired fast for rewarding, challenging positions.

Benefit 5: Visibility

On PMI’s Career Center, job seekers stand out from the crowd and gain a serious advantage compared to those searching for careers on traditional job boards.

Get started with PMI’s Career Center.

 

Posted by Laura Schofield on: May 22, 2019 11:43 AM | Permalink | Comments (6)

New Community Offerings Coming Your Way!

Categories: community, news

Our ProjectManagement.com team is always looking for ways to grow and strengthen the community here. This year we're working on four new initiatives that we believe will do just that — from helping you connect and engage with each other in more meaningful ways, to creating discussions and forums for you to ask questions, share work experiences, and learn about exciting offerings at PMI. 

As you may have already seen back in March, we launched a new blog called Peerspective, managed by editor Aaron Smith. "Peers sharing perspectives" — that's its purpose, and in each spotlight we learn about how a community member got started, what they’ve discovered along the way, and why they love what they do. We all benefit from learning about each other’s experiences, challenges, achievements and insights. Perhaps you may be the next person featured, and be sure to check out new installments every month!

In June, we will launch a quarterly Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! series. Here, we will present short Q&A sessions with various PMI experts. The first one will be June 17 with guest Karl Best, PMI Standards Specialist, discussing “What’s Up With Standards?" Other PMI departments and experts will soon follow, and all sessions, which are non-PDU bearing, will be recorded and posted for your convenience. Which PMI department or offering would you like to learn more about?  We welcome your suggestions!

Later this summer, our Discussion area will feature a new board called Community Central.  Here, we will announce site news, including new features, and facilitate two discussion threads where you can discuss your current work challenges and request help from (or provide answers to) your fellow community members.

Later in the year, we will launch Community Conversations — non-PDU bearing roundtables that allows for informal, small-group discussions on a variety of topics that you choose.  We hope to create an opportunity for you to engage in friendly, open exchanges with your peers—to help each other on any number of work challenges or professional development goals, from interviewing and skill building, to understanding industry trends.

Our project is YOU. Your successes and setbacks, your passions and peeves—we want to hear about them all, and help you get to where you're going today and tomorrow. We hope these four initiatives are solid steps in that direction. As always, your feedback and ideas are most welcome!

 

 

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: May 16, 2019 02:21 PM | Permalink | Comments (16)

Help Guide Your Community Correspondents at PMI EMEA Congress!

Categories: congress

Unable to join us in Dublin for PMI EMEA Congress 2019? Wondering how you can be part of the action from home? Well, worry no more because we are once again inviting YOU to attend the event with us virtually! Our Community Correspondents team will attend a wide variety of sessions, speak with presenters and attendees, explore the offerings from our sponsors and even share behind the scenes info and photos.

You, the community, will have the opportunity to experience congress right along with the attendees as the event unfolds in real time all while helping to guide the experience through your comments and suggestions. 

How? We'll have a team onsite covering all of the action and bringing it back to you via blog posts here on ProjectManagement.com and through the use of social media channels like Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow them, comment on their posts, respond to their polls and questions and help shape this shared community experience. Want to see something specific? Ask them for it! Have a question for a speaker? Let them know! 

Let's meet the team!

Emily Luijbregts

@Em_The_PM 

Karthik Ramamurthy

@KarthikPMO

 

Moritz Sprenger

@moschizzle 

Stephanie Jaeger

@StephanieJaeg10 

@PMInstitute

@PMIevents

On Facebook

On Instagram

@ProjectMgtcom

Now that you know who they are, be sure to say hi if you see them in Dublin! If you're following from home, don't be shy, ask questions and send suggestions for what you'd like them to feature.

Be sure to follow along with the PMI Global Insights blog and follow the entire event on social media using the #PMIEMEA19 hashtag! You'll find posts across several platforms including live videos on PMI's Facebook page each day.

Not going to Dublin? We've got you covered!

Posted by Kristin Jones on: May 08, 2019 10:45 AM | Permalink | Comments (10)
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