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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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Keeping Up With Conference - Your Pathway to All the Information & Opportunities

Keeping up with PMI Global Conference will be easier than ever this year! There's so much to experience and we want to make sure you have a clear pathway to the best information. Here's a quick guide to some of the best information and opportunities.

Social Media

If you aren't able to attend PMI's 2017 Global Conference this weekend you can still stay on top of all the news and excitement coming out of Chicago. How? Just follow PMI and ProjectManagement.com on the following networks:

PMI.org Twitter Facebook LinkedIn  
ProjectManagement.com Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

We’ll share interviews with speakers discussing how they make a difference in project management and the journey that took them there. We’ll also post regularly to Instagram Stories if you would like a closer view of Conference. Check out all of the action at #PMIcon17.

PMI "in" Training

PMI "in" Training is aimed at helping you advance your careers. If you are attending Global Conference you can take part in our Ask the Experts opportunity. Sign-up in advance or stop by the Meet the Expert desk located in the PMI "in" Training area of the Exhibit Hall to sign up for your session with one of our many skilled experts!

Ask the Experts is your chance to receive specific advice regarding your career path, project challenges, and more. Don't miss your chance for this exclusive access!

Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

PMI would like to help you identify your STRENGTHS to excel! 500 conference participants will have an opportunity to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which identifies what YOU do best! Participants will have an opportunity to meet with coaches one-on-one or in a group setting to understand how to turn your talents into strengths! Learn more on our career series page

PMWars Tournament

The inaugural PM Wars Tournament will be hosted this year at the 2017 PMI Global Conference. Attendees of the conference can compete and demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a fun competition throughout Conference in the Expo Hall. You can register for the challenge in advance to reserve your spot in the tournament, or sign up directly in the PMWars booth in the Expo Hall.

Share Your Voice

If you are attending, or find great Global Conference posts in your social media be sure to mention us in your shares, or add it here as a comment so everyone can find it!

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: October 27, 2017 11:45 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)

Don't Miss These Unique Opportunities at PMI Global Conference 2017 - Ask the Experts & PM Wars!


This year's Global Conference includes two don't miss opportunities for all attendee who visit the Exhibit Hall: Ask the Expert and the inaugural PM Wars Tournament. 


Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert is back by popular demand at PMI Global Conference 2017 as part of the event's career series! 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 ProjectManagement.com expert.

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. You can learn more about our 2017 experts on the Critical Path and PMI Global Insights blogs. You can also register for time with one of the experts today by following this link!

PM Wars Tournament

The inaugural PM Wars Tournament will be hosted this year at the 2017 PMI Global Conference. Attendees of the conference can compete and demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a fun competition throughout Conference found in the Exhibit Hall.

This tournament will be conducted using a single elimination style bracket where the most knowledgeable PMs will advance. Registration is available now, as well as in the Exhibit Hall at the PM Wars booth at the start of the event; slots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your tournament slot today and don't miss your chance to test your knowledge against other PMs.

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: October 18, 2017 03:48 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

PM Wars Tournament, 28 - 31 October, PMI Global Conference

The inaugural PM Wars Tournament will be hosted this year at the 2017 PMI Global Conference. Attendees of the conference can compete and demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a fun competition throughout Conference in the Expo Hall.

Click this link to sign up in advance and reserve your spot in the competition. Registration will also be available in the expo hall during the event but space is limited; reserving today can ensure you get to participate!

PM Wars at the PMI 2017 Global Conference pitches you head to head against other attending PMs in a test of your Project Management knowledge. You'll have 90 seconds to answer as many questions as possible. You get +2 points for a correct answer and -1 for a wrong answer. You are allowed to skip questions, but only three times.

This tournament will be conducted using a single elimination style bracket where the most knowledgeable PMs will advance. Registration will be available at the PM Wars booth at the start of the event; slots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The tournament rounds will last throughout the PMI Global Conference, cumulating with a final battle to determine which PM's knowledge stands above the crowd! Prizes will be granted for first and second place: 

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NOTE: Participants must be in attendance at Global Conference and able to compete in their chosen or assigned time slots. Anyone not able to compete at their time(s) will forfeit their competition and the other PM will advance.

Date: 10/28/2017 (Sat.)
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Location: Exhibit Hall
Register Online Today

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: October 13, 2017 04:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (10)

Join Us for a Series of Industry Focused Round-Tables and Networking Hours

Over the next few weeks, ProjectManagement.com will be hosting members only, industry focused round-tables and networking hours for Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Construction, and Legal project management professionals.

The events will each be sixty minute networking gatherings for project managers of all backgrounds and levels of experience in the related industries. We’ll discuss hot topics and current challenges supported by high levels of participant discussion and commentary.

The first 100 project managers who register for each session will receive invitations to the related event and be eligible to attend. The events will use the ProjectManagement.com webinar platform (but will not be PDU granting events). Participants will be encouraged to arrive on time, introduce themselves in chat, and participate in an active, moderated discussion. If you would like to join, please follow the appropriate industry link below to receive your invitation.

Click on the Appropriate Industry Link to Register!

Registrants will be invited based on when they submit their request as well as the accuracy of the information provided. Please be sure to double check all of your contact information to ensure we can reach you!

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: September 27, 2017 11:25 AM | Permalink | Comments (8)

Project Management Journal (PMJ): Call for Teaching Cases

Categories: PMJ

PMI’s Project Management Journal (PMJ) is now accepting teaching cases for publication consideration.  With the rise of experiential learning, case studies have gained traction as a fundamental teaching tool in every subject area, and they have proven to be the most requested instructional resource by project management faculty internationally.  PMJ is responding to the needs of instructors by launching a new section that provides full-length cases and instructor’s manuals for classroom or consulting use. See the Call for Submissions for more details. 
 
Your contributions to advance the project management profession are invaluable and PMJ continues to have a strong following. In fact, we are delighted that Thomson Reuters’ recently published 2016 Journal Citation Report showed an increase in PMJ’s Impact Factors from 1.765 to 2.714. This notable improvement reflects the collective efforts of our authors and editors with whom PMI Academic Resources and PMI Publications are honored to collaborate.  
 
We are also pleased to announce that all visitors to www.pmi.org now have access to both current and archive editions of the Journal, whether or not they have an account.  On the PMJ homepage, visitors may access current articles in HTML format or download each issue as a single PDF.  They will also find an “Access back issues” link at the bottom of the page. In addition, “Early View” articles are now being posted as downloadable PDFs on the PMJ Early View page.  
 
Your ongoing engagement is vital to the PMJ’s mission to deliver critical thinking about project management to scholars and practitioners of project management and to project-oriented organizations.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. Together, we will make a difference in promoting the value of project management!

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: August 23, 2017 04:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)
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