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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

https://pmief.org/about-us/pmief-awards


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

https://www.pmi.org/about/awards/research-academic

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)

https://www.pmi.org/about/awards

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: February 09, 2018 10:38 AM | Permalink | Comments (8)

February Community News You Can Use

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The Art and Science of Stakeholder Management: An online article linked from PM Port explains why project failures could be due to poor stakeholder management. It lists several fundamental steps to managing stakeholders: Identify them, and map their level of interest and influence. Going beyond the steps to incorporate comfort and trust in the stakeholder relationship is key, the article concludes. Visit PM Port for more of what’s happening in the world of project management.

 

Don’t forget to 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!

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

Joel Cohen, Emmy-Winning Writer and Producer of The Simpsons

Register Now for PMXPO 2018!

 

PMI® EMEA Congress 2018 will be here before you know it! Register by 14 February and take advantage of Early Bird savings! Bringing together hundreds of project, programme and portfolio managers from around the world, PMI® EMEA Congress provides three days of premier education, knowledge sharing, and networking. Congress empowers participants with the skills needed to positively impact projects and programmes through innovative keynotes, peer-driven content and cutting edge global perspectives into today’s evolving project and business challenges.

Participants can also extend their stay (10 – 11 May) and attend SeminarsWorld courses to continue their professional development and deepen their knowledge on the latest topic areas driving Project Management.

 

We here in Community Support want to express our sincere appreciation to all of you during the transition from Adobe Connect to WebEx. Change is not always fun, but the more exposure you gain from attending Live Webinars, the less frustrating it will be to grasp the platform.

Please also continue to be patient as we work through the mobile experience glitch, as we know this feature is a great benefit to have while travelling. We are endlessly working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Please remember to revisit Tips for Webinar Attendees prior to your live event to ensure that you're ready to participate when you login!

If you have any questions about viewing a live or on-demand webinar, please reach out to us and we'll be happy to help.

Many thanks!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: February 08, 2018 06:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (8)

Save the Date! PMXPO 2018

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!

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

Joel Cohen, Emmy-Winning Writer and Producer of The Simpsons

Register Now for PMXPO 2018!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: January 24, 2018 03:58 PM | Permalink | Comments (6)

'Tis the Season to be Agile!

SeminarsWorld® in Scottsdale

12 - 15 February 2018 Scottsdale, Arizona United States

There’s still time to register for the early bird discount rate!!!

Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Scottsdale to network and learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle® while you earn up to 29.5 PDUs and 2.95 Continuing Education Units.

Register by 8 January for early bird rates, and through 22 January, save on guest rooms at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains.

Registration includes breakfast and lunch. SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Click here for more details! We hope you can join us!!!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: January 04, 2018 06:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (8)

December Community News You Can Use




PMI Talent Management Conference 2017: Did you miss the 7 December 2017 virtual event? If so, no worries, you can now watch it on-demand! During these six separate presentations you will learn skills that will help you and your organization define what agility means to you. Check it out!


Save the Date - Registration Coming Soon! The PMI EMEA Congress 2018 will be in Berlin, Germany

  • 4-6 May | 2018 LIM
  • 7-9 May | PMI® EMEA Congress
  • 10-11 May | SeminarsWorld®

Join hundreds of project, programme and portfolio managers from multinational organisations around the world to share best practises, identify new trends and reinforce core skills. Hosted by PMI, the world leader in project management advocacy, collaboration, education and research.

 

Take It Personal: Value-based Culture: It’s that time of year in which the sometimes dreaded performance reviews take place! In his recent article, Andy Jordan explains why leaders need to create a culture based on value for their teams, ensuring that everyone understands what their role is, how their work contributes to the organization’s success, and how they as individuals deliver value.

 

Still wondering how to maximize your time during the holiday when work tends to slow down, all while earning PDUs? Check it out Paul Pelletier’s recent webinar, Control Freaks, Queen Bees and Workplace Saboteurs: Preventing, Managing and Eliminating your Project Nightmare. The focus of this webinar is on providing leaders with tools for approaching and resolving disrespect issues, before they become full-blown conflicts. Participants will learn how to assess the situation early, maturely and how to change the context of the conversation.

 Did you know that help is just a click away? Our discussion forums give you access to the ProjectManagement.com community: more than 500,000 experienced minds and growing! Ask your question today or stop by to help out other members in need of advice, including these recent and ongoing discussions on...

The PMI Guide to Business Analysis
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Team Motivation
"What are effective ways to motivate a project team?"

Project Hindsight
"Was there something in a past project that you wish you had done differently?"

Construction KPIs
"What are effective key performance indicators for monitoring engineering services on construction projects?"

Status Options
"Team members are complaining about spending too much time in meetings to update project status...people often feel that this is not the best use of their time. What tools or solutions do you use that allows team members to report back on project tasks instead of just relying on project status meetings?"

 

We wish each and every one of you and your families a Happy and Healthy Holiday! Looking forward to making great strides in 2018!

 

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: December 14, 2017 10:27 AM | Permalink | Comments (9)
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