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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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Kenneth A. Asbury
Craig Dalrymple
Rebecca Braglio

Recent Posts

Ask the Expert is Returning to PMI Global Conference in Los Angeles!

PM Wars Tournament, 6-8 October, 2018 PMI Global Conference

PMI Student Virtual Event, 30 October 2018

Tell us how your projects and programs are changing the world and you could win!

PMI® Organizational Agility Conference Agenda & Speakers!

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Ask the Expert is Returning to PMI Global Conference in Los Angeles!

Categories: conference, conference

Ask the Expert is back by popular demand at PMI Global Conference 2018! 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.

Over the course of our annual three-day event, 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. Learn more about our 2018 experts below and through their blog, PMI Global Insights.

Dave Maynard

Gina Abudi

Priya Patra

Dan Furlong

David Davis

Emily Luijbregts

Unsure about what you can ask during an Ask the Expert session? Check out our FAQs to get a better idea of how to plan your conversation. Attending PMI Global Conference and ready to sign up? You can schedule your one-on-one session now and begin building your event experience!

Posted by Kristin Jones on: September 20, 2018 03:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (8)

Tell us how your projects and programs are changing the world and you could win!

How are you a #PMIcon18 #ChampionOfChange?

Tell us and you could win one of five prizes!

As a project, program or portfolio manager, you are already a champion of change. The projects and programs that you work on every day make a difference and this year we’re celebrating YOU at PMI®Global Conference.

How are you using your project management skills to effect change in your professional or private life? Even if you won't be joining us in Los Angeles, tell us how you are driving change and impacting the world around you and you could win one of the following prizes to help you continue to document your project successes.

  • GoPro Hero5 (3)
  • HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer (2)

How to enter

  • Upload a video, photo or text story at www.pmi.org/championofchange for a chance to win OR submit your video/photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #PMIcon18 and #ChampionOfChange.
  • When uploading directly, include your first name and let us know if you'll be attending PMI® Global Conference in Los Angeles.
  • Your entry will appear on the Entries page as soon as it is reviewed by our moderators.

Not sure what to submit? Examples of entries might include a video of you sharing how your project provided clean drinking water to a village or gave children the opportunity to experience something new for the first time. You could also share photos of your project in progress or after completion describing the goal that you achieved.

Share your story and tell us how you are a #PMIcon18 #ChampionOfChange!

Posted by Kristin Jones on: September 05, 2018 05:59 AM | Permalink | Comments (13)

PMI® Organizational Agility Conference Agenda & Speakers!

Categories: events

The PMI® Organizational Agility Conference is returning for it's fifth year and it is sure to be better than ever! Our speakers will address some of 2018's hottest topics including managing through transformations (successfully), skillsets for the future of work and various approaches for agile projects within organizations. 

Mark your calendar now and download the full agenda with session abstracts on the event registration page so that you can make sure not to miss out. Here's a preview of what we'll be talking about:

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

How to Acheive Organizational Agility

Colin D. Ellis

Award-winning speaker, best-selling author, culture change specialist

The Future Skillset Needs for Project and Program Management

John Daly, PMP, PgMP, PfMP

Director in Cisco's Customer Experience organization

Seven Transformational Sparks for Business Agility

Roland Cuellar, VP of Digital Transformation, Lithespeed

Bob Payne, SVP of Agile Coaching and Transformation, Lithespeed

Create a Value Delivery Office (VDO) for Extreme Business Agility

Anup Deshpande, PMP, PMI-ACP

Sr. Director of Portfolio Management, VISA

Agile Approaches on Large Projects in Large Organizations

Yvan Petit, PhD, PMP, PfMP

Vice-Dean, International Affairs, University of Quebec at Montreal

 

Mastering Agile Project Planning

Erika Flora, PMP

President, BEYOND20

PMI members, be sure to register today! Don't forget to invite your peers and colleagues to join you for this exciting day of tips, tricks and advice from our knowledgeable speakers. Can't make it? Don't worry! All registrants will have the ability to watch the event on demand until 12 December. We'll see you there!

Posted by Kristin Jones on: September 04, 2018 10:47 AM | Permalink | Comments (16)

Follow the Community Team at PMI EMEA Congress!

Categories: events

Not able to make the trip to Berlin for this year’s PMI EMEA Congress? Don't worry! Once again we are inviting YOU, the community, to attend with us virtually!

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 Berlin, 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 ProjectManagement.com and through the use of social media. Our team will attend a wide variety of sessions, speak with presenters and attendees, explore the offerings from our sponsors and even share behind the scenes info and photos!

Let's meet the team!

Emily Luijbregts

@Em_The_PM 

Karthik Ramamurthy

@KarthikPMO

 

Priya Patra

@priyaPatra 

Kristin Jones

@heykristinj 

@PMInstitute

@PMIevents

On Facebook

@ProjectMgtcom

On Facebook

Now that you know who we are, be sure to say hi if you see us in Berlin! 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 #PMIEMEA18 hashtag! You'll find posts across several platforms including live videos on PMI's Facebook page each day.

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

Posted by Kristin Jones on: April 30, 2018 04:44 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)

Ask the Expert Returns to PMI Global Conference!

Categories: global conference

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.

Over the course of our annual three-day event, 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. Learn more about our 2017 experts below and through their blog, PMI Global Insights.

Dave Maynard

Cheryl Lee

David Davis

Karen Chovan

Dan Furlong

Emily Luijbregts

Nic Jain

Gina Abudi

Larry Cooper

Unsure about what you can ask during an Ask the Expert session? Check out our FAQs to get a better idea of how to plan your conversation. Attending PMI Global Conference and ready to sign up? You can schedule your one-on-one session now and begin building your event experience!

Posted by Kristin Jones on: October 02, 2017 03:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)
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