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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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Marjorie Anderson
Kimberly Whitby
Laura Schofield

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

Recent Posts

A Systems Approach to Project Management

NEW Discussion Thread for Construction Industry Posted!

The Continuing Evolution of the PMBOK® Guide

Next Set of Community Offerings Are Here!

Speakers Announced for PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2019

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NEW Discussion Thread for Construction Industry Posted!

Categories: Construction, content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you know, last month, we announced that as part of our overall content approach, PMI launched a new initiative focusing on four industry segments this year, particularly in the fields of IT, Finance, Government and Construction. And as part of that focus, we planned to highlight some existing PM Network content on ProjectManagement.com to engage the community, and to learn more about their specific industry needs.

In addition to the IT sector deployed last month, we selected two pieces of content from the Construction sector to help launch the first discussion thread posted within the following links within Project Management Central:

We selected two pieces of content from the Construction sector to help launch the first discussion thread posted within the following links within Project Management Central:

How do you build consensus among varied stakeholders?
https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussion-topic/136648/How-do-you-build-consensus-among-varied-stakeholders-

Schedule, budget and scope aren’t the only measures of success for new cities.
https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussion-topic/136649/Schedule--budget-and-scope-arent-the-only-measures-of-success-for-new-cities-

We welcome you to engage in these discussions! As always, please stay tuned for forthcoming Industry Sector postings!

Enjoy!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: August 15, 2019 07:59 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

Next Set of Community Offerings Are Here!

Categories: community, webinar

                       
Back in May 2019, we informed you of a few new initiatives being launched to help you connect and engage with each other in more meaningful ways, by creating discussions and forums for you to ask questions, share work experiences, and learn about exciting offerings at PMI. 

Well, we are pleased to welcome you to our new discussion forum, Community Central! This is THE place for all things Community! Featuring site news, announcements and more, this is the place to ask questions regarding the ProjectManagement.com Community! A new interactive piece of this forum is our “Hot Topics” thread. Posted bi-weekly (1st & 15th) and based on the site theme of the month. Please keep an eye on this thread as we’ll be updating throughout the year with new offerings to the site!

And next, get excited for our next “Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything!” webinar, scheduled for Thursday, 19 September 2019 at 12:00PM EDT. As previously posted, the format, which is executed through non-PDU bearing webinars, is meant to encourage conversation with various PMI departments. Simply put, members having a one hour Q&A session with a particular PMI department. We're thrilled to have guest speaker, Ansley Stauffer, highlight the benefits of the PMI Career Center to our members. PMI Members can register at the following link: https://www.projectmanagement.com/webinars/567133/Powering-Your-Career-with-PMI--Explore-the-PMI-Job-Board-to-Power-Your-Career. We hope you will join us!

As always, Our project is YOU. Your successes and setbacks, your passions and peeves—we want to hear about them all, and help you get to where you're going today and tomorrow. We hope these four initiatives are solid steps in that direction. As always, your feedback and ideas are most welcome!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: August 01, 2019 05:05 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

NEW Discussion Threads for Industry Content

We're pleased to announce that as part of our overall content approach, PMI will launch a new initiative focusing on four industry segments this year, particularly in the fields of IT, Finance, Government and Construction. And as part of that focus, we want to highlight some existing PM Network content on ProjectManagement.com to engage the community, and to learn more about their specific industry needs.

The idea is for ProjectManagement to create, highlight, and maintain four dynamic, active threads for the community — one for each industry: IT, Government, Finance and Construction.

To start, we have selected three pieces of content from the IT sector to help launch the first discussion thread posted within the following links within Project Management Central:

1. How Do You Help Define Data’s Role in your Organization’s Strategy?    https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussion-topic/135655/How-do-you-help-define-data-s-role-in-your-organization-s-strategy-

2. Digital Acceleration through a Global PMO
https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussion-topic/135657/Digital-Acceleration-through-a-Global-PMO

3. How do you determine if an Agile, Waterfall or hybrid approach is best for your project?
https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussion-topic/135658/How-do-you-determine-if-an-Agile--Waterfall-or-hybrid-approach-is-best-for-your-project-

We welcome you to engage in these discussions, and please stay tuned for forthcoming postings!

Enjoy!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: July 26, 2019 01:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)

Calling all Volunteers! PMBOK(R) Guide--Seventh Edition Development & Review Team Members

Categories: development, volunteers

 

Want to get involved? Apply now to participate in the development of the PMBOK® Guide—Seventh Edition.  We are now looking for volunteers to be part of both the Development Team and Review Team for the latest edition. This opportunity is open to potential volunteers until 19 July 2019. Check out VRMS to review this amazing opportunity! https://vrms.pmi.org/OpportunityView/OpportunityView/?opId=24520&volunteerView=true

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: June 25, 2019 02:12 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

What’s Buzzing in the PMI Community?

Glad you asked! As mentioned in past blogs, we are looking for ways to grow and strengthen the community. Our ProjectManagement.com team is always looking for ways to grow and strengthen the community, right here right now! Our passion is helping you connect and engage with each other in more meaningful ways, by creating discussions and forums for you to ask questions, share work experiences, and learn about exciting offerings at PMI.  In T-minus four days, our first Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! Series kicks off 17 June 2019! Here, we will present short Q&A sessions with various PMI experts. The first one will be June 17 with guest Karl Best, PMI Standards Specialist, discussing “What’s Up With Standards?" Other PMI departments and experts will soon follow, and all sessions, which are non-PDU bearing, will be recorded and posted for your convenience. Which PMI department or offering would you like to learn more about?  We welcome your suggestions!

PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Did you miss the 12 June 2019 Virtual Event? If so, no worries, you can now watch it on-demand! This virtual event explored the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. The modern technological landscape places growing demands on project managers to stay up-to-date on advancements, develop new skills, and adopt innovative approaches to their work. In the search for top talent for project teams, hiring managers have identified a shortage of certain skillsets amidst evolving needs. Check it out!

PMI® Global Conference 2019- 5-7 October | Philadelphia, PA, USA will be here before you know it! Register by 24 July and save $300! PMI® Global Conference is the annual event for project management professionals. And this year, there’s more reason to attend than ever. Over three days, you’ll learn, share insights and socialize with thousands of like-minded professionals from around the world. You’ll earn up to 18 PDUs to help maintain your certification. And you’ll leave with knowledge and skills you can apply straight away. But as it’s our 50th anniversary year, you’ll also be part of a celebration of modern marvels made possible by project management professionals. And you’ll be able to attend a unique session of live TED talks specially curated to inform and inspire you. Don’t miss being part of this great endeavor!

Speaking of 50th Anniversary celebrations, how serendipitous that we mark the 50th anniversary of human beings’ first steps on another celestial body? You definitely don’t want to miss Small Steps and Giant Leaps: Project Apollo – A Case Study. As we mark the 50th anniversary of human beings’ first steps on another celestial body, a new goal has been set for this nation to return astronauts to the moon within 5 years.  In this webinar, we will take a retrospective look (from a Project Management point of view) at what has been characterized as mankind’s greatest achievement. Don’t miss this amazing presentation!

As always, YOU are driving force within the Community, and we cannot thank you enough!  Continue posting your intriguing subject matters or questions in Project Management Central. We want to hear about them all, and help you get to where you're going today and tomorrow. Your feedback and ideas are most welcome!

Stay tuned for more to come within the next couple of months!

 

 

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: June 13, 2019 07:32 PM | Permalink | Comments (9)
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