Sun, 23 Feb 2020 08:17:19 GMT The Critical Path https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/289632/The-Critical-Path 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! Changes Coming to the Online Community! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/62351/Changes-Coming-to-the-Online-Community- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:48:36 GMT Change is in the air at PMI and within the online community! Over the coming months ProjectManagement.com will be undergoing a community transformation and we want to make sure you are up to date on the latest information while also giving you an opportunity to provide your feedback as we move th... Apply Now for a PMI Sponsored Research Grant https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/62274/Apply-Now-for-a-PMI-Sponsored-Research-Grant Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:05:11 GMT The PMI Sponsored Research Program awards grants of up to US$50,000 per project to support research whose themes and perspectives have direct application to theory and/or practice of project management. The 2021 call for proposals is now open through 25 April 2020. We encourage proposals on ... Project Teams-The Whole is Greater than the Parts https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/62241/Project-Teams-The-Whole-is-Greater-than-the-Parts Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:49:15 GMT by Betsy Kauffman, PMBOK® Guide-Seventh Edition Development Team member Teams are the lifeblood of any project. The dynamics of the team can either make or break the effort and, as such, it is essential we work to ensure the team is well cared for and the needs of the team are met. Theref... 4 Ways to Earn PDUs-and Reach Your 2020 Career Goals https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/61574/4-Ways-to-Earn-PDUs-and-Reach-Your-2020-Career-Goals Wed, 12 Feb 2020 14:31:28 GMT Many project managers find themselves too caught up in deadlines to focus on their long-term careers and professional growth. But there are plenty of reasons why you should carve out time for your own professional development, no matter your industry or experience level. For starters, professiona... Uncertainty. Really? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/60375/Uncertainty--Really- Fri, 07 Feb 2020 14:36:20 GMT by Jean-Luc Favrot, PMBOK® Guide-Seventh Edition Development Team member What could be the three most representative concepts of project management? Personally, I would choose Value, People, and Uncertainty. Why Uncertainty? Let’s think about it. Uncertainty is the essence of ... February Community News You Can Use https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/60350/February-Community-News-You-Can-Use Thu, 06 Feb 2020 23:51:30 GMT     We have surpassed the first month of the New Year and spring is right around the corner in North America! As the days continue elongating, so do the number of initiatives and activities within the community continue to flourish. By the way, did you know 2020 is a Leap Year? Yes... Measuring is Important for Project Work, but Beware of the Traps https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/60022/Measuring-is-Important-for-Project-Work--but-Beware-of-the-Traps Fri, 31 Jan 2020 15:48:20 GMT by Laurent Thomas, PMBOK® Guide-Seventh Edition Development Team member As project leaders we have to understand where we are and, with the help of the stakeholders, take decisions to keep project work on track. Measures, most often numbers, are the usual way to identify and com... Introducing the Ask the Expert Webinar Series! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59975/Introducing-the-Ask-the-Expert-Webinar-Series- Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:47:27 GMT The Ask the Expert Webinar Series is an extension of the Ask the Expert Program offered at PMI® Global Conference. Each year, experts from the ProjectManagement.com community offer one-on-one sessions to conference attendees, acting as mentors, coaches, and sounding boards for Project Managers a... January Community News You Can Use https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59873/January-Community-News-You-Can-Use Mon, 27 Jan 2020 18:45:07 GMT 2020 is here, and at PMI, we have hit the ground running! It’s certainly an exciting time in the world of project management – learn more about the Project Economy or explore one of PMI’s featured topics, such as Agile. Throughout the year, PMI’s online community offers a gre... Planning is Thinking ... But Don't Think About it Too Much https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/59766/Planning-is-Thinking-----But-Dont-Think-About-it-Too-Much Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:09:20 GMT By Giampaolo Marucci, PMBOK® Guide-Seventh Edition Development Team member Planning is a common activity in everything we do. We could say that we plan because we think, or we think so we plan. Planning is thinking on what we have to do in the future (near or far) to get to an objective or to...