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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
Heather McLarnon

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

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Ask Us Anything - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about PMI Membership Offerings to Support Your Career Journey!

Ask Us Anything re: PMI Citizen Developer - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know!

Ask Us Anything - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about PMI Membership Offerings to Support Your Career Journey!

Please join us for our next our next “Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything!” webinar, Ask Us Anything - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about PMI Membership Offerings to Support Your Career Journey! on 22 June at 12:00PM EDT.

In this installment of the Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series, we will provide an overview of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about PMI Membership Offerings to Support Your Career Journey!

Your professional needs evolve, and PMI continually evolves our offerings to help you work smarter. No matter what phase of your career you are currently in, your PMI membership has benefits and tools that can help you learn, build skills, and advance in your career journey.

Spend an entire hour with three of your very own PMI Product Managers - Kerry Brooks, Louise Games and Sandy Farnan to hear what’s new, what’s hot and what’s next, plus ask those burning questions.  

By attending this FREE webinar, you’ll walk away with the following outcomes:

  • The ability to identify three new offerings from Membership
  • Learn about the value of each new product
  • Understand how each offering can help you as you navigate your career

Please join us for an informal and interactive discussion focused on PMI’s New Membership Offerings and find out what it all means to assist you in your Career Journey!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: March 30, 2021 06:46 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)

Ask Us Anything re: PMI Citizen Developer - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know!

Categories: Citizen Developer, webinar



Please join us for our next our next “Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything!” webinar, Ask Us Anything re: PMI Citizen Developer - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know! on 29 April 2021 at 12:00PM EDT.

Citizen development is gaining traction and PMI have launched new resources to help support project managers to learn all about this new approach.

Find out what’s happening in citizen development with respect to approaches and best practices, successes and challenges. And what is PMI’s position on CD?

Spend some time with some experts who think about PMI Citizen Developer all day, every day. Hear what’s new, what’s hot and what’s next, plus ask those burning questions. You’ll hear from:

You’ll also have the chance to ask what these pros predict for the future of CD… how and why they chose to work in this area… even what keeps them up at night when it comes to citizen development.

Please join us for an informal and interactive forum about PMI Citizen Developer and what it all means for you. This is definitely something you don't want to miss!

 

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: March 11, 2021 12:39 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Register for our next “Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! Webinar

      

Please join us for our next our next “Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything!” webinar, Leapfrogging Into the Future—How a New Perspective on Youth Will Help Us Get There, scheduled on 17 March 2021 at 12:00PM EDT. This series includes PMI guest presenters, Anja Blacha, PMI’s Vice President of Youth (as well as the youngest woman to ski to the South Pole), and Ashley Forsyth, Executive Manager of the PMI Educational Foundation.

Our world is evolving at an ever-increasing speed. Keeping up requires us to innovate and change more rapidly to find new solutions to burning issues, including strategies for empowering the next generation of youth to lead and conquer today’s challenges. So, how can a fresh perspective on youth help us to not only keep up with current demands but also bring us into the future faster, better? This webinar will explain PMI’s new perspective and the actions we are taking to embrace today’s young leaders—and how you can do the same. Join us to learn:

  • Why we all benefit from rethinking youth.
  • What PMI is doing to engage and strengthen youth around the globe.
  • How you can help amplify this effort in a local and global capacity.

Both Anja and Ashley will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss your thoughts and provide perspectives on the future we need to embrace right now. 

As you may know, the format of this series of webinars is executed through FREE, non-PDU bearing webinars, meant to encourage conversation with various PMI departments. Simply put, community members, like yourselves, having a one hour Q&A session with a particular PMI department.

Register for FREE at https://www.projectmanagement.com/webinars/679980/Leapfrogging-Into-the-Future---How-A-New-Perspective-on-Youth-Will-Get-Us-There-. We certainly 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 webinar series guide you in the right direction. Your feedback and ideas are most welcome!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: January 27, 2021 11:45 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Ask the Expert Webinar Series – “Agile for Rest of Us” - is Now On-Demand!

Categories: Ask the Experts, webinar

                            

We would like to extend a big thank you to all who were able to join us on Friday, 18 September 2020 for our Ask the Expert Webinar Series - Agile for Rest of Us! We had an astounding record of 963 attendees that joined and engaged in such a lively discussion that it could have continued for another hour or two! So if you missed the live session, no worries, you can now watch it On-Demand at Ask the Expert Webinar Series – “Agile for Rest of Us”!

As a bonus, our presenters David Maynard and Kiron Bondale were gracious to answer the many questions during this hour-long session that could not be answered. This article contains a list of questions which were not answered during the live session along with feedback on each from Dave and Kiron.

Please reach out to to either Dave or Kiron should you have any additional questions that may not have been posted during the live session.

Thank you Dave and Kiron for such a wonderful and lively discussion!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: September 22, 2020 07:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (6)

June 2020 Community News You Can Use

Can you believe we are almost halfway through 2020? It’s definitely a year that will reign in history, and we here in the community hope each and every one of you and your family are safe and secure. We hope this feature of Community News will provide some positive initiatives going on at PMI. So, sit back, relax and enjoy all the exciting happenings surrounding us!

 

PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2020: Another successful virtual event is in the books!  If you are a PMI member and missed the live event or wish to view a session again, the on-demand is currently available until 8 September 2020.  As we move into the new normal, the leaders of tomorrow will be those with the capacity and openness for agility and tolerance for uncertainty. This Symposium seeks to prepare attendees for the technology, work and challenges of the project economy post-COVID. Access the on-demand HERE!

REMINDER: Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series:  TAKE 2!  We will provide an overview of ProjectManagement.com’s new Community Ambassador Program. The community’s first Ambassadors, Emily Luijbregts and Andrew Craig, will be on hand to answer any questions. Whether you are new to the online community or are looking to become more involved, the Ambassadors can certainly help you to maximize your experience – Register now for the rescheduled webinar on 17 June!

Crisis Management Resource Center: The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live and work across the globe, and figures to drastically—and permanently—alter the way we live and work in the future. To help meet this pressing need, we have created a Crisis Management Resource Center to help surface valuable content on ProjectManagement.com.

Demand Diversity: The latest Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report from Project Management Institute—A Case for Diversity—is a timely one. It shows the value and benefits of inclusive project teams, shows where companies are currently in their attitudes versus actions, and offers a blueprint for making diversity a reality. All project professionals should read it, and make sure their executive leaders find a copy in their in-boxes as well.  Check out the latest post from Aaron Smith on the ProjectsAtWork blog!

Virtual Experience Series: Coming soon - the most engaging experience you’ll attend this year. Designed to help you turn ideas into reality.  Immerse yourself in premium content from the industry’s best and brightest, and be inspired by the next-level thinking of marquee speakers and celebrities.  Speakers and sessions will be announced soon. Sign up for the waitlist to receive the official announcement and access to special offers!

That’s all for now, and we encourage you to check back for future updates within the Critical Path blog. Thank you for all of your feedback and engagement, and keep up the good work!

Posted by Heather McLarnon on: June 11, 2020 05:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (9)
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