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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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June Community News You Can Use

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It's hard to believe, but the first half of 2017 is already behind us. As we look forward to the summer and the end of the year (gasp), let's take a look at things going on in the community and beyond that you'll want to be sure to check out.

Community Activity:

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017: Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. Join us on 14 June at 9am ET.

Share your knowledge: There are a number of great conversations going on RIGHT NOW in Project Management Central. Head over there, lend your expertise to help your colleagues through a problem and consider asking a question to get some advice on an issue you may be currently facing.

Watch a webinar: Several recent webinars were just uploaded our our extensive on demand webinar library. Sit back, relax, learn something new and earn some PDUs while you're at it.

Upcoming Live Events:

You have the opportunity to connect with your community in person at several live events throughout the year. Be sure to refer to our Events page regularly for information on upcoming project management events. Here are a few to consider as you plan for the remainder of 2017:

Mega SeminarsWorld®, 26-29 June - Orlando, FL, USA: It's not too late to register! Gain in-depth knowledge from PPPM experts in small group settings that you find at any SeminarsWorld program, plus the ability to earn additional PDUs outside the classroom and build your professional network through shared meals and receptions attended by more than 600 participants.

Project Management National Conference, India, 15-17 September - Guindy, Chennai, India: The conference provides a platform for Project Management Practitioners across industries, government, NGOs and academia, to exchange ideas on the challenges and opportunities in managing projects that will help translate a vision of India into reality.

PMI® Global Conference, 28-30 October - Chicago, IL, USA: It’s more than a meeting. PMI Global Conference is part of a week-long celebration, bringing together thousands of project and program managers, chapter leaders and business professionals from around the world to share knowledge, strengthen community and lead the evolution of the profession.

PMO Symposium® 2017, 5-8 November - Houston, TX, USA: Join the world’s top PMO executives, organizational leaders and senior decision makers in your quest for greater agility in anticipating and responding quickly and appropriately to disruptive forces, competitive pressures, increased demands for greater innovation and better business results.

That's all for now! If you have any questions about community events, user guidelines, or any other community happenings, feel free to reach out to any member of the Community Engagement team. See you around the community!

Posted by Kristin Jones on: June 09, 2017 04:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

Unable to join us in Rome? Follow along with the Community Team!

Not able to make the trip to Rome for PMI EMEA Congress? Don't worry! Once again we are inviting YOU, the community, to attend with us.

You'll have the opportunity to experience congress right along with the attendees as the event unfolds in real time! Even if you aren't physically in Rome, you can stay up to date on session highlights, networking experiences and all of the fun activities that are planned as part of the congress experience.

How? We'll have a team onsite covering all of the action and bringing it back to you via blog posts here on and through the use of social media. Our team will attend a wide variety of sessions, speak with presenters and attendees, explore the offerings in the Exhibit Hall and even share behind the scenes info and photos that only our community will have access to!

Let's meet the team!

Yves Cavarec


Laura Samsó


Fabio Rigamonti


Sarah Mersereau




On Facebook


On Facebook

Now that you know who they are, be sure to say hi if you're onsite! Take selfies, share pictures and join in on the social fun. Also, if you're following from home, feel free to interact with any team member via social media to ask event-related questions. You just might get your answer!

Be sure to follow along with the PMI Global Insights blog and follow us on social media using the #PMIEMEA17 hashtag! You'll find posts across several platforms including live videos on Facebook each day.

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




Posted by Kristin Jones on: April 28, 2017 11:28 AM | Permalink | Comments (6)

Our Upcoming Webinar Changes Will Make You Happy

You may have noticed that some of our recent webinars have experienced difficulties either during the session or at the conclusion. We understand that this has been a frustrating experience and we have good news - we are making changes to correct these issues next week!

Beginning on Monday, 27 March, live webinars will no longer have a chat pod during the presentation as high engagement levels have been linked to latency issues on the platform. We'll continue to have a chat pod during the 15 minute time period prior to the start of the presentations to allow for attendee interaction, but once it's time for the presentation to begin, the chat pod will be replaced with a Q&A pod.

Don't worry - you will still be able to get your questions answered by the presenter. You'll have the ability to enter questions into the Q&A pod throughout the duration of the presentation. As in our current format, the webinar presenter will continue to address as many questions as they are able to in the time allotted for the session.

We hope this change will enhance your webinar experience by allowing the focus to be on the content and knowledge while also correcting the latency issues we have been experiencing. 


Posted by Kristin Jones on: March 24, 2017 04:16 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)

Top 3 Reasons To Attend PMI EMEA Congress!

Categories: community events

We get it. You might be undecided or on the fence about attending this year's PMI EMEA Congress. You may be asking yourself, 'What's in it for me?' or 'What makes this event stand apart from the others?'

Well, not only will we be sharing best practices, identifying new trends and reinforcing core skills during three days of jam-packed educational sessions, we'll also have one-of-a-kind receptions, networking opportunities and group activities.

With that in mind, we've put together the top 3 reasons why YOU should join us in Rome for PMI EMEA Congress 2017! Here goes:

  1. Topical conversations  
    • We'll be discussing how today's global economic climate is impacting the way we work and the affects on your job and your teams. Take part in the conversation and strategize with your peers!
  2. Like-minded professionals
    • Everyone in attendance, from keynotes, to first-time attendees has one thing in common - they care about the profession! Surround yourself with other people who care as much as you do and the possibilities are endless!
  3. Location Location Location 
    • Not only are we featuring the valuable educational sessions that you’ve come to expect, but we’re also offering one-of-a-kind networking opportunities and activities that can only take place in such an amazing location.

Still need convincing? Check this out!

Ready to join us in Rome? There's still time to register! Be sure to let us know if you'll be attending in the comments below or via social media. We'd love to connect with you!

Posted by Kristin Jones on: March 24, 2017 02:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (6)

PMI Professional Awards - Nominate an Outstanding Project Manager or Organization

Honor the best of the best! The deadline is quickly approaching to honor the best in project management by nominating an outstanding project manager or organization for the 2017 PMI Professional Awards.

PMI’s professional awards honor organizations and individuals whose passion, talent and expertise make the greatest contributions to the project management profession. PMI recognizes exceptional contributions to the development and advancement of the project management profession along with outstanding achievements and we want to know who you feel should be honored! 

See a full list of awards and learn more at Submit your nomination today!

Keep in mind, the nomination deadline is 1 March 2017!

Posted by Kristin Jones on: February 21, 2017 10:56 AM | Permalink | Comments (7)

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