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.
Join us Thursday, March 22nd for PMXPO 2018! ProjectManagement.com is once again excited to bring you its annual virtual conference and exhibition—the 11th edition of its successful show! 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!
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As we mentioned in an earlier post, we have officially migrated our webinar platform from Adobe Connect to WebEx! Going forward, all of our live webinars will take place on the WebEx platform. Due to that change, we want to outline some information that is sure to continue to make your webinar viewing experience an enjoyable one!
A few things that will change:
A few things that will not change:
We have also put together a comprehensive list of Tips for Webinar Attendees to ensure that you're ready to participate when you login.
If you have any questions about viewing a live or on-demand webinar, make sure you reach out to us and we'll be happy to help.
Happy New Year! We hope that 2017 has greeted you with a renewed sense of enthusiasm that will set you up for success in the months to come. To get you started, we've got some updates and new content to share with you!
Updated User Guidelines! We have updated our community user guidelines. These guidelines were created to help ensure that your interactions within the community are as rewarding as possible. You can find the guidelines here and at the bottom of every page. Please make sure you read them thoroughly and reach out if you have any questions.
New podcast! Did you know that we had podcasts available for you to listen at your convenience? Now you do! Listen in to our newest podcast addition, PM Debate with Philip Diab! Listen to Philip and Mary Elizabeth Diab debate topics that affect the profession and share your point of view in the comments! This is just in time content that you can take advantage of on your way to work or while taking a quick break from your daily tasks. You can find Philip's podcast, and others, by visiting the Podcasts page here in the community.
PMI Scheduling Conference 2017! Registration for the PMI Scheduling Conference 2017 is open! Join us on 29 March 2017 from 9am-5pm ET to hear leading experts explain what your CEO wants you to know about project scheduling, how to build a scheduling center of excellence into your PMO, and so much more! This is a FREE event for PMI members only and you can earn up to 6 PDUs for this event! You can find more information (and REGISTER) by visiting the Events page.
Don't forget you can gain influence within the community by contributing content, networking with one another, and lending your expertise by answering questions in the discussion forums.
We're thrilled that you chose to join us for another year that is sure to be filled with exciting new challenges and stories of success. Here's to a fantastic 2017!
Have you ever been sitting at your desk, plugging away at your computer, then suddenly you find yourself wondering how you found yourself in project management? If you're new to the profession, do you sometimes wonder where you go from here? Well you're in good company!
11 of your peers have come together to share their stories in our new Teachable Moments eBook that highlights what they've learned throughout their journey as a project manager. You'll find stories from those who have been practicing for more than 20 years to those who are just starting out. Each story provides its own piece of wisdom that you can take with you as you go through your own journey. The eBook also provides you links to community content that you can reference, wherever you are in your journey.
And while you're reading through, you'll notice that we've also provided links to the contributor profiles throughout the eBook! Please feel free to connect with each of them within the community!
If you haven't already, click here to download your free PDF copy of the eBook today!