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Welcome to The Critical Path--the home for community happenings and events on! 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
Kimberly Whitby
Laura Schofield

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Carrie Dunn
Danielle Ritter
Kenneth A. Asbury
Craig Dalrymple
Rebecca Braglio
Kristin Jones

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PMI Educational Foundation Launches Unique New Book!

Categories: open house, PMIEF, social good

Two familiar names in the project management and education world have teamed up to release a new unique book called Project Management for Education: The Bridge to 21st Century Learning (“PM4Ed” for short). Bernie Trilling and Walter Ginevri have decades of educational and project management experience between them and work globally to build fundamental bridges between project management and education. Their innovative new book is a perfect representation of their valuable collaboration…and now you can benefit from their impressive wealth of knowledge! 

So, what makes this book so cutting-edge? PM4Ed is actually two books in one: an Educator Guide and a Project Manager Guide bringing the advantages and benefits of project management’s powerful and practical principles and practices to the world of primary and secondary education.

By flipping this book over, you can switch between the two guides to explore how both educators and project managers (PMs) are increasingly moving toward the same goal—to help all students become more successful 21st century learners, and be well-prepared for future work, citizenship, family, and community life.

After reading this book both teachers and project managers will be able to answer the critical question, How do we manage learning projects, and how can we help students be more effective designers and managers of their own learning?

Click here to learn more about the book, watch a short video and purchase a copy now!

All proceeds from the book will go to the PMI Educational Foundation as the authors have graciously agreed to forego royalties.

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: November 28, 2017 12:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (10)

PM for Social Good® - Practitioners Give Back through Project Management

Categories: open house, PMIEF, social good

Welcome to our annual open house! All day long, in celebration of #GivingTuesday, and in collaboration with the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF), we are highlighting how you can use project management to give back.

We are thrilled to open up our community today to all project professionals around the world to continue the conversation around making a difference through the use of project management. We have a recorded webinar, a LIVE webinar (open to all), and plenty of articles, blogs, and discussions focused on how people just like you are utilizing their project management skills to create lasting change in their communities. 

Find out what content we have in store for you today by downloading the PM for Social Good® Open House Program Guide! You can also find a listing of today's content below:

Content Type Title
Webinar (On-demand)

Your Role in Building a Pipeline for Project Managers of the Future

Webinar (LIVE - 2pm EST) Moments to Memories: Delivering Lifelong Impact with Social Good Initiatives

The PLOT Thickens: Two Generations of PMs Advance the Profession


‘Planning is Cool’: Motivating Kids with Youth Fiction


Making a Difference in the Nonprofit World: Teaching PM Principles Can Change Lives


A College Professor's Handbook: Producing Future Project Managers


Building the Practitioner Pipeline: Using Your PM Skills to Mentor Teachers


How a PMIEF Scholarship Boosted My Confidence, Opened New Doors and Took My Career to Another Level


Jumpstarting Your Social Good Program


Master's Candidates Use Philanthropic Projects to Complete Capstone Course


Social Good Program Success: An Award-Winning Outline


Strategies for Engaging Students in PM Education


PMI Educational Foundation Launches Unique New Book!


Celebrate “Giving Back” by Joining PMIEF in Reaching its Mission!

Discussion How have you made a difference in your community through project management? ​
Discussion Where do you think you can best use your expertise to make a difference? 

But wait...there's MORE!

TODAY ONLY: For all of those who download the program guide on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 as part of your participation in the Open House, you will receive a special badge for your profile!

We hope that you become inspired to give back to your community and make a difference, no matter how big or how small. In the spirit of celebration and togetherness today's content is open to anyone and everyone so invite your friends and colleagues to join in on the fun!

Help us celebrate #GivingTuesday with the PMIEF and enjoy the day!

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: November 27, 2017 11:59 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)

Save the Date: Explore Project Management for Social Good® in Collaboration with PMIEF

Categories: open house, PMIEF, social good

Join us on 28 November 2017 for an Open House based on Project Management for Social Good®, a collaborative event between and the PMI Educational Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PMI®.  Project managers have a unique skill set that they can use to bring value to their communities through partnerships with youth, teachers, and nonprofit organizations.  During this event, we’ll explore content from practitioners that are leveraging their skills and knowledge to deliver a huge impact. 

Check out articles from students who have benefited from learning about project management as a life skill, and learn about resources available to start a similar initiative in your own local schools.  Meet an author who is writing fiction books for youth exploring PM concepts as his “Project Kids” build a tree house, create a haunted house, and plan a Valentine’s Day Dance.  (Plus download your copies at no cost!)  Learn your role as a project manager in building the pipeline of future PMs.  Plus, meet individuals and chapter leaders that use their PM skills in a pro bono capacity to magnify the impact of their community nonprofit organizations. 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore opportunities to give back in your community with your practitioner skills.  We’ll unlock webinars, blog posts, and articles around this important theme, and open the floor for discussion about how to get involved and – more importantly – why it matters.  Download our program guide to receive a unique one-day-only Open House digital badge on 28 November.

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: November 13, 2017 06:59 AM | Permalink | Comments (19)


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