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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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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)

Community Update: What's the Status?

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Hello ProjectManagement.com Community!

It's been a while since I wrote to you to mention the upcoming changes to the community. You're probably wondering "what's going on?" I don't blame you. I would be, too.

Here's the update. Right now we're still working through some initial design, planning, and resourcing so we can really begin the work of building an awesome community experience for you. So right now there isn't much to tell other than that. 

What I can tell you is that the community experience will be much more connected to your digital experience with PMI as a whole. I've seen the preliminary design work and, you guys, it's impressive (but I can't share it yet...sorry!). We're also exploring some new ways to recognize you for the things that you do within the online community that helps others connect to the information and resources that help make them more successful and we'll be expanding upon existing programs to deepen engagement. 

All that said, we're at the gate and are just waiting to take off. As soon as I can share more with you I will. Where I can be super transparent, you'll get the scoop directly from me. And where I can't, I'll let you know.

Creating a great community experience for you will take time and will not happen overnight. This will unfold over the course of the next few months (and beyond) and as we make significant progress to community and the experience I'll be sure to share it with you here.

Thanks for hanging in there with us and stay tuned. There's more to come!

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: May 27, 2020 11:08 AM | Permalink | Comments (9)

May 2020 Community News You Can Use

April showers bring May flowers! We hope the blooming month ahead, filled with exciting tidbits going on at PMI, keep you smiling and engaged during these unprecedented times. We thrive on such dedicated community members like you, so be sure to give yourselves a pat on the back and know how much you are deeply appreciated! Be well and continue playing a vital role in this Community. Enjoy!

 

PMXPO 2020: This year’s PMXPO was a HUGE success, all thanks to YOU!  If you missed the live event or wish to view a session again, the on-demand is currently available until 26 June 2020. PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, earn PDUs, and broaden your perspective on project management. Learn more, and view the on-demand here!

Introducing the New PMP® Online Exam: In case you haven’t heard, you may now take the PMP exam ONLINE!  Administered on a secure platform using proven exam delivery technology, the online exam is exactly the same as the version administered at a test center: the same quality, the same questions, and there’s even a live proctor.  The only difference? You can take it in your pajamas.  With 24/7 testing options to accommodate your schedule, you can take the exam day or night.  Check it out!

Peerspective Blog: In this edition of Peerspective, Let’s meet Mayte Mata-Sivera!  Learn more about Mayte’s exciting project management journey here!

Meet Agile Reimagined:  What exactly IS Disciplined Agile?  Take a few minutes to discover our breakthrough agile solution. Disciplined Agile is a straightforward, agnostic toolkit that harnesses a world of agile practices and guides you to the best way of working for your team or organization.  In this fast-paced introduction, get a glimpse of what you’ll learn in the full online course, Basics of Disciplined Agile, – and just how it can help you, your team and your organization. Check out this complimentary session!

REMINDER: Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series:  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!

PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2020:  Mark your calendars!  10 June 2020, ProjectManagement.com will hold its 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium which will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. The lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it. Register now!

 

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: May 07, 2020 03:16 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

March 2020 Community News You Can Use

First and foremost, I know that the entire world may in a state of uncertainty and/or anxiety. This feeling only demonstrates that we are all human, something we all have in common. As Coronavirus causes the usual delivery of programmes around the world to be disrupted, we here at PMI are working hard to support the ProjectManagement.com community through this period of uncertainty. As we embrace this uncertainty together, I urge you all to “March On” and Remain Strong! We have valuable resources and information here on the site to keep us informed and up to date, so I encourage you to keep tabs on the on goings within this fabulous community, solely comprised by YOU! So, let’s begin!

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.  Given that action, you may be required to work at home given the continued spread of the coronavirus-19.  There is little doubt that is putting remote work to the biggest stress-test ever. Continue reading Kevin Coleman’s Blog post that reveals how this virus-related work at home experience of employers and employees will influence the future of work forever.

Can You Believe It? The PMXPO 2020 Virtual Event is just two weeks away!!! So that means there’s plenty of time to register for this live, FREE event on 26 March! 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—Building Unstoppable Teams: How a House Built a Family, presented by Cara Brookins. Register Now for PMXPO 2020!

REMINDER: Our virtual Ask the Expert Webinar Series will focus on the Healthcare industry with the first webinar scheduled Monday, 16 March 2020. Our Experts are: Lori Wilson and David Davis. Register here so you don’t miss out on this important topic!

Did you miss our most recent “Ask Us Anything” series on 27 February 2020?  If so, no worries, you can now watch it On-Demand! This webinar, We Are Many, We Are One! Discover The Face To Face Community Aspects Of PMI: It’s 300+ Global Chapters! explored the value of PMIs 300+ chapters across the globe to learn how you can benefit from engaging with the one close to you. Face to face exchange with your PPPM peers - close by - in your language - relevant to your career, your industry and your market. You will also learn how chapters align to and deliver on PMIs strategy, how they are created and run, and how you can get involved even as volunteer! Check it out!

Check out PMI’s new offering, the PMI Ascent Certificate.  With 4 clear, practical, actionable tools, this course will teach you how to build a shared vision with your agile teams, lay the foundation for a productive collaboration and create project plans that enable agility and ensure success for your projects. Click here for detailed information and FAQs.

Ambassadors Program Reminder: Our Community Ambassadors, Emily Luijbregts and Andrew Craig, are here to help you – ask them about anything from navigating the community to networking to career advice! Please feel free to reach out to Emily & Andrew with a direct message via the Inbox.

That’s all for now, 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 Kimberly Whitby on: March 12, 2020 08:15 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Introducing the Ask the Expert Webinar Series!

The Ask the Expert Webinar Series is an extension of the Ask the Expert Program offered at PMI® Global Conference. Each year, experts from the ProjectManagement.com community offer one-on-one sessions to conference attendees, acting as mentors, coaches, and sounding boards for Project Managers at varying stages of their careers and across industries. Gain access to these leading project management and industry experts through the Ask the Expert Webinar Series – ask your most pressing Project Management questions, seek career advice, and gain insights into industry trends. Please join the webinar prepared to pose questions to the experts!

This quarter, the Ask the Expert Webinar Series will focus on the Healthcare industry with the first webinar launching on 16 March 2020. Our Experts are: Lori Wilson and David Davis. Register here!   

Lori Wilson, PMP and ITIL certified, is currently a Project Manager for LifePoint Health managing hospital IT projects for their national hospitals.  Having worked in Healthcare for over 30 years, she currently works on quality, productivity and financial software implementations in 18 North American hospitals. Additionally, Lori shares a monthly blog on projectmanagement.com, has been a guest speaker at previous INW PMI Chapter meetings and a presenter at PMO Symposium 2019.  She recently co-authored an article and presented a webinar on the topic of workplace bullying.

Ask Lori Wilson about: healthcare, leadership, talent management, career development, IT project management

Dave Davis, PMP, PgMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, Certified Disciplined Agilist, is a Senior Program Manager for Ohio Healthcare, transforming the ITPMO to an IT Strategic Partner. He is managing Merger & Acquisition projects with a heavy emphasis on both network technology migration and Organizational Change Management. Outside of “standard work”, he is chairman of the Judy Hug Christmas Event and an active member of other service organizations including: Mobile Meals, ALS Walk, S.A.V.E., and Nightingale's Harvest.

Ask Dave Davis about: ACP certification, strategic program management, PMO transformation, benefits realization, business analysis

 

Posted by Laura Schofield on: January 30, 2020 10:47 AM | Permalink | Comments (14)
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