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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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New Webinar Platform - What You Need to Know

Categories: community, content, webinar

 

As we mentioned in an earlier post, we have officially migrated our webinar platform from Adobe Connect to WebEx! Going forward, all of our live webinars will take place on the WebEx platform. Due to that change, we want to outline some information that is sure to continue to make your webinar viewing experience an enjoyable one!

A few things that will change:

  • You must connect your audio when you enter the platform. It is extremely important that you perform this step when logging onto the webinar, otherwise you will not hear the presentation. 
  • The mobile experience for ProjectManagement.com webinars is NOT currently supported. We're currently working hard with WebEx to resolve this issue. In the meantime, you must watch the live webinar from a computer. We'll provide an update as soon as we have one.
  • Questions will need to be entered into the Q&A panel (which appears to the right of the presentation) in order for the presenter to see them. 

A few things that will not change:

  • We will continue to report PDUs on behalf of PMI members for both the live and on-demand sessions, unless otherwise indicated. 
  • You will still be able to watch on-demand webinars the same way as you have in the past (even if they were initially presented on the Adobe Connect platform).
  • Attendees will still be able to access the webinar platform 15 minutes prior to the start of the live webinar.

We have also put together a comprehensive list of Tips for Webinar Attendees to ensure that you're ready to participate when you login.

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

Happy viewing!

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: January 18, 2018 03:05 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

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
"The PMI Guide to Business Analysis has arrived...here's why it's important to business analysis professionals..."

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 (8)

Join Us for the PMI Talent Management Conference 2017

Register now and learn how PM Professionals cultivate skills the market demands. This virtual event will host six sessions focused on hiring managers, organizational leaders, and individual PM professionals. Attendees will learn about hiring practices, workplace culture, preparing for leadership, skills needed for relevance, and the current jobs outlook.

The event is open to all PMI members and registrants will have access to the recorded sessions for 90 days after the event. Even if you have a busy schedule you can register today and watch the recorded sessions when your calendar allows!

Make sure you register today to secure your seat for this members-only virtual event.

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: November 29, 2017 12:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)

November Community News You Can Use

Where does the time go? It's November and the United States is preparing to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this week! No matter which part of the globe you reside, we all have reasons to be thankful each and every day. A very big THANKS to all of you, our dedicated and engaged community members, for all of your hard work and contributions to ProjectManagement.com!  Be sure to review the exciting activities taking place right here on ProjectManagement.com now through the end of the year! 
                                   

*Only one week away!* - Join us on 28 November 2017 for an Open House based on Project Management for Social Good®, a collaborative event between ProjectManagement.com and the PMI Educational Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PMI®.  Project managers have a unique skill set that they can use to bring value to their communities through partnerships with youth, teachers, and nonprofit organizations.  During this event, we’ll explore content from practitioners that are leveraging their skills and knowledge to deliver a huge impact. 


There’s still time to register for the PMI Talent Management Conference 2017! How can PM professionals cultivate the skills the market—and employers—demand? How can organizations develop PM talent that adapts to change and leads them to success? Stay ahead of career requirements and organizational demands at the PMI Talent Management Conference 2017, the only talent management event designed exclusively for PM professionals! Register today!


2018 PMI Professional Awards Call for Nominations!  Honor project management excellence and earn worldwide professional recognition and esteem by nominating professionals, organizations, scholars, authors and continuing professional education providers for the project management profession’s most prestigious and globally recognized achievements. The PMI Awards could highlight you or someone you know—the true leaders of the profession who are changing the world project by project, while serving as examples of success for the next generation of project managers to follow. Click here for details!


Go In-Depth With the Latest Edition of the PMBOK® Guide - In September 2017, we released A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition. In this presentation, Cyndy Dionisio, the project chair of the Sixth Edition Core Committee, explains the updates, new processes, terminology and subjects in the Sixth Edition. She also talks about tailoring and agile practices.


Have some extra downtime over the holidays and looking to and attain knowledge, all while earning PDUs?  Be sure to check out our remaining webinars scheduled throughout 2017! You will be sure glad you did!

That's all for now! If you have any questions about community events, user guidelines, or any other community happenings, feel free to reach out to any member of the Community Engagement team. We're happy to help!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: November 20, 2017 03:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

PM Wars Tournament, 28 - 31 October, PMI Global Conference

The inaugural PM Wars Tournament will be hosted this year at the 2017 PMI Global Conference. Attendees of the conference can compete and demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a fun competition throughout Conference in the Expo Hall.

Click this link to sign up in advance and reserve your spot in the competition. Registration will also be available in the expo hall during the event but space is limited; reserving today can ensure you get to participate!

PM Wars at the PMI 2017 Global Conference pitches you head to head against other attending PMs in a test of your Project Management knowledge. You'll have 90 seconds to answer as many questions as possible. You get +2 points for a correct answer and -1 for a wrong answer. You are allowed to skip questions, but only three times.

This tournament will be conducted using a single elimination style bracket where the most knowledgeable PMs will advance. Registration will be available at the PM Wars booth at the start of the event; slots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The tournament rounds will last throughout the PMI Global Conference, cumulating with a final battle to determine which PM's knowledge stands above the crowd! Prizes will be granted for first and second place: 

Bose Quiet Comfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices.

Fitbit Charge 2.

NOTE: Participants must be in attendance at Global Conference and able to compete in their chosen or assigned time slots. Anyone not able to compete at their time(s) will forfeit their competition and the other PM will advance.

Date: 10/28/2017 (Sat.)
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Location: Exhibit Hall
Register Online Today

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: October 13, 2017 04:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (10)
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