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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
Kristin Jones
Danielle Ritter
Dave Garrett
Craig Dalrymple
Kimberly Whitby

Past Contributers:

Carrie Dunn
Kenneth A. Asbury
Rebecca Braglio

Recent Posts

Intial Speakers Announced For the PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018

Registration For PMI® Global Conference 2018 is Now Open!

May Community News You Can Use

Follow the Community Team at PMI EMEA Congress!

April 2018 Book Club Announced!

Viewing Posts by Kimberly Whitby

Registration For PMI® Global Conference 2018 is Now Open!

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Join Thousands of Other Change Champions For Three Days of Learning and Fun!

PMI is the leading association for project, program or portfolio management professionals. Through our certifications, professional development, communities and membership, we help nearly three million practitioners to stay ahead in an ever-changing world.

PMI® Global Conference 2018 is our flagship event, attracting thousands of like-minded professionals for three days of top-notch learning, networking and fun. You’ll build instantly applicable skills, hear from high-energy speakers and form lasting friendships. All while celebrating being part of a global community of change champions.

Join Us For PMI® Global Conference 2018

2-5 October | SeminarsWorld® in Los Angeles (Pre-Conference)

6 October 2018 | PMI® Professional Awards Gala (Day one of the Conference)

6-8 October | PMI® Global Conference 2018

9-11 October | SeminarsWorld® in Los Angeles (Post-Conference)

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: May 08, 2018 09:40 AM | Permalink | Comments (7)

PMXPO 2018 Virtual Event Now On-Demand!

Categories: webinar


We would like to give a round of applause and extend a big thank you to all who were able to join us this year for our 11th annual PMXPO; our largest online virtual event yet! We set a record breaking attendance number this year all in part due to the insightful-groundbreaking sessions led by our uniquely funny and talented keynote speaker Joel H. Cohen, Emmy-winning writer and producer of The Simpsons. Did you miss the 22 March 2018 virtual event? If so, no worries, you can now watch it on-demand!

Check out Joel Cohen and all the other sessions available now on demand!

Thank you again for your participation!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: March 28, 2018 11:11 AM | Permalink | Comments (17)

March Community News You Can Use

Project Management Motivation: Tips for Earning the Respect of Your Team: Keeping your team motivated is key to any successful engagement. An online article linked from PM Port notes resources available for project managers to hone their leadership skill sets. The article provides tips on being transparent, over communicating and listening. Visit PM Port for more of what’s happening in the world of project management.

Can You Believe It? The PMXPO 2018 Virtual Event is just two weeks away!!! So that means there’s plenty of time to register for the live event on 22 March! 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!

You definitely don’t want to miss our Keynote Presentation—The Simpsons: There's No "I" in "Innovation" (oh wait, there's actually two of them)...Lessons in Innovation from the Most Successful Show in TV History, presented by Joel Cohen, Emmy-Winning Writer and Producer of The Simpsons.

Register Now for PMXPO 2018!

Don't forget to………


For many of us throughout specific parts of the world, March 11th is the start of Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to set your clocks forward one hour!

We encourage you to check back for future updates within the Critical Path blog, and thank you for all of your feedback and engagement!

Keep up the good work!



Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: March 07, 2018 12:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)

Friendly Reminders! PMI Awards Deadline & Important Exam Changes!

Award Nominations Are Due!

Time is running out to nominate your peers and projects for excellence. Submit your nomination by 1 March 2018. NOMINATE »


Reminder! There are five exams changing in 2018

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exams will be the first to change on 26 March. All the information you need is available on

  • PMP and PMI-ACP exams: 26 March 2018
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam: 21 May 2018
  • CAPM pilot exam period: 12 March–20 May 2018 (deadline is 6 March)
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP)® exam: 25 June 2018
  • PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® exam: 25 June 2018
Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: February 27, 2018 12:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (16)

PMI Professional and Academic Awards Deadlines Quickly Approaching!

Categories: Awards, PMI, PMIEF


PMI Educational Foundation Awards –Don’t Miss This Opportunity

Do you know a student with a bright future in project management? This is your chance to help them shine in 2018.

The James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award and Donald S. Barrie Award are two valuable accolades that can help students shape their future. The deadline is: February 15, 2018. Benefits include:

  • No cost to apply
  • Cash prizes
  • Proven excellence in the project management field
  • Recognized at PMI® Global Conference

PMI Research & Academic Award Nominations

Honor and recognize your peers through nominations for PMI Academic Awards. The call for nominations closes on 1 March 2018, and includes:

  • David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award
  • Scholar-Practitioner Award
  • Research Achievement Award
  • Teaching Excellence Award

PMI Professional Awards

Honor the best in project management when you nominate someone for one of these prestigious awards and have them recognized at PMI® Global Conference or PMO Symposium. Deadline is 1 March 2018.                      

  • PMI Fellow Award
  • PMI Project of the Year Award
  • PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Award of Excellence
  • PMI Award for Project Excellence
  • PMI Linn Stuckenbruck Person of the Year Award|
  • PMO of the Year Award (deadline 1 April)
  • PMI Young Professional Award (NEW)

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: February 09, 2018 10:38 AM | Permalink | Comments (9)

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