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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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Important ProjectManagement.com Updates

Categories: community

In an important step for PMI’s digital community transformation, all community members will access ProjectManagement.com with their PMI.org account credentials going forward. There will no longer be a separate ProjectManagement.com and PMI.org login, simplifying access across sites. With this change, the option to access the online community with your ProjectManagement.com or Facebook credentials will be sunset.

Beginning 18 February 2021, when you click Login on ProjectManagement.com, you will be directed to the PMI.org login screen. Once you have entered your username or email and your password, you will be brought back to ProjectManagement.com.

Prior to this change, many community members already had a PMI.org account; please utilize your existing PMI.org credentials to login to ProjectManagement.com. For those users who did not create a PMI.org account and/or link an existing PMI.org account to their ProjectManagement.com account, you will need to set a new password and security question the next time that you attempt to access ProjectManagement.com. An email will be sent to any affected users on February 18th.  

We are excited for what the future holds for PMI’s online community and look forward to hearing your feedback, as the new community experience evolves! Please see below for answers to potential questions arising from this update. If you are in need of further assistance, please reach out to [email protected]

FAQ – Can I login utilizing my email address instead of username?

Yes, you may utilize your email address or username to login.  

FAQ – Why do I now have a PMI account?

This action was taken in preparation for PMI’s upcoming community transformation. The new community experience will be fully integrated with PMI.org, eventually allowing you to manage and update your profile in a single location. For that reason, a PMI.org account has been created for users who had not yet created an account and/or linked an existing PMI.org account to their ProjectManagement.com account. Going forward, all community members will access ProjectManagement.com using their PMI account credentials.

FAQ – Why do I need to set a new password?

Only users who did not have a PMI.org account previously need to set a new password; affected users will be prompted to do so the first time that they attempt to access ProjectManagement.com following the change to the login. Going forward, you will access ProjectManagement.com with your PMI account credentials, rather than a separate login.

FAQ – I am attempting to set my password, but I cannot locate the email to verify my email address and finish setting a password. Could you please resend the email?

Password reset is only relevant to community members who did not previously have a PMI.org account. To trigger a verification email to your email address, please attempt to Login to ProjectManagement.com. Go to ProjectManagement.com, and click Login. Enter your username or email address and any password, and click Log In. This will send the email to the email address that is on file for your account; please check any spam folders if the email is not showing up in your Inbox. Open the email, and click the link to set your new password and the answer to a security question. Going forward, you will access ProjectManagement.com with these PMI account credentials. If an outdated email address is reflected on your account, please note that the email address can be updated by Customer Care.

FAQ – What are the implications of having a PMI.org account?

You will now access ProjectManagement.com using your PMI account credentials, simplifying login across PMI’s sites. The upcoming community experience will be fully integrated with PMI.org, eventually allowing you to manage and update your profile in a single location. More information to come!

 

 

Posted by Laura Schofield on: February 16, 2021 03:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (10)

September 2020 Community News You Can Use

PMI has partnered with TED, the non-profit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, to unlock institutional knowledge, identify thought-leaders, and showcase the best ideas within our community.

TED and PMI will bring inspiring ideas and powerful voices to the world of project management, empowering people to turn ideas into reality. This partnership is an immersive and impactful experience that has the power to create change, to shift perspectives and connect cultures across our diverse group of audiences.

Join us for FREE on 25 and 26 September 2020 for our virtual [email protected] event.

 

Ask the Expert Webinar Series - Agile For Rest of Us - 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. Join us on 18 September at 12 PM EDT and be prepared to pose questions to the experts!

 

The new Virtual Experience Series is in full swing! If you attended any of the series since its inception in July, we would love you which session(s) were your favorites, and why? And if case you haven’t yet registered, please visit here to sign up!  As a bonus, the September & November sessions are free to PMI members, so there’s no excuse not to register and earn PDUs!

 

SeminarsWorld® Virtual – 5-8 October: Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors online to network and learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle® while you earn up to 28+ PDUs and 2.8+ Continuing Education Units. Build your career with these real-time online project management courses. Join us and benefit from tools, templates, and tactics you can use right away.  SeminarsWorld® in October runs from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT, but you can sign on early at 10:00 a.m. EDT and power up with a one-hour course. Register here: https://www.pmi.org/events/seminarsworld/seminarsworld-in-seattle


Did you know that graduates from GAC accredited programs now receive a major reduction in the experience requirement for all PMI certifications? The PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) is excited to announce that effective with the release of the new PMI certification application, graduates of a GAC accredited program are granted substantial credit toward the experience requirement when they complete an application for any PMI certification. This new benefit applies retroactively to the degree program’s initial accreditation date. Click here to see how this benefit applies to each PMI certification!

 

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: September 11, 2020 01:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (8)

August 2020 Community News You Can Use

Time is flying by and we’ve certainly been buzzing with activity around the community!  We hope those in the Northern Hemisphere have enjoyed the unseasonably hot summer we’ve had; and those in the Southern Hemisphere have enjoyed a cool winter! However, we do hope you and your families are faring well during this stressful time worldwide. I myself, could have never imagined living during a global pandemic in my lifetime. However, what brings me comfort, and hopefully you as well, is the recognition that WE are ALL in this together, and we will continue to thrive. Hope is the force to dispel all worries and apprehensions we face each and every day, so please keep the faith. Now, let’s see what circulating around the “virtual watercooler” here in our very own community!

Together We Rise – The second installment of the new Virtual Experience Series (VES)!  Learn what it takes to galvanize a community, practice agility daily and lead a global team from Trevor Noah, comedian, host of "The Daily Show", and the manager of many projects. Connect, collaborate and celebrate the impact of our industry. Hosted by journalist, talk show host, and Executive Producer Tamron HallAdditional information and registration here!  

PMIEF: Outcomes and Efficacy of PM Knowledgeable Youth Grant Making, 2012 – 2017 - The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) at Stanford University led a year-long external evaluation for the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) to examine the foundation's work on behalf of youth-related initiatives from 2012 – 2017.  Join PMIEF to learn the findings of the SCOPE research and the recommendations it generated, especially as these data have helped support the foundation's current strategy and grant investments to strengthen the capacity and programming of youth-serving nonprofits worldwide. Register here for this free webinar!

Have you read the latest Pulse In-Depth: The Innovation Imperative report? PMI research reveals how organizations promote innovative practices that lead to investment in new ideas. Read the full report here.

Take advantage of the latest Unplugged videos with our very own CEO, Sunil Prashara? In addition to providing information about PMI’s ongoing efforts to provide value to its various stakeholders, this space enables you to contact Sunil directly with comments and suggestions. We encourage you to check back frequently for updates and additional information. Sunil’s communications are available in various formats based on the most expedient way to tell the story and share the content with you. Check out the latest episode here.  

Success Story: "Disciplined Agile Changes Everything" - See how Karen Lewis, Vice President, IT at global investment firm Franklin Templeton used Disciplined Agile to increase quality, speed to market AND customer satisfaction.

Interested in Volunteering? There are volunteer opportunities available for everyone no matter how much time you have or whether you want to be involved at a local, national, or global level. Get Involved with these PMI Opportunities!

Types of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Contribute to the development of professional standards that shape the future of the profession
  • Manage local PMI chapters
  • Influence the profession by writing and publishing white papers and reviewing project management manuals, books and periodicals
  • Help younger professionals build experience and grow their careers

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

Also, if you feel so inclined, tell us what new skills or hobbies you’ve developed while the majority of us are indefinitely working from home. We would love to hear all about the creative side you may never knew you had!

Be well my friends!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: August 19, 2020 12:10 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

Community Transformation Update!

Categories: community, news

As previously announced, PMI will be introducing a new community experience – planned for release in 2021! Over the last few months, we have worked to identify the best solution for our community members based upon user inputs and PMI’s overall transformation.

Along with moving to a different platform, the new community experience will be fully integrated with PMI.org, allowing you to manage and update your profile in a single location. In response to community member feedback, you will no longer have a separate ProjectManagement.com and PMI.org login and profile.

In preparation for these changes, we are requesting that users with a ProjectManagement.com login only either 1) link their ProjectManagement.com account to an existing PMI.org account or 2) create a PMI.org account. Affected users will see a notification in the menu upon logging into ProjectManagement.com that directs you to take action. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time of change! Please note that if your ProjectManagement.com account is already linked to your PMI.org account, then you do not need to do anything at this time. This change does not affect users already logging in with a PMI.org account.

We are excited for what the future holds for PMI’s online community and look forward to hearing your feedback, as the new community experience evolves. Stay tuned to the Critical Path for the latest updates!

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: August 19, 2020 12:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

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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