With the arrival of longer days and warm weather, we’re embracing the unofficial start of summer here at PMI headquarters! Summer means our next virtual event, PMI Talent & Technology Symposium, will soon be here, and it marks the launch of some new community programming initiatives. Here’s a look at what’s happening in your June Community News You can Use:
Last Chance to Register for PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Our second virtual event of the year will take place on June 12th. Join us for an exciting day of learning and networking, as we explore the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. View the event agenda, and register for PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 today!
Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! Series: The quarterly series featuring various PMI experts will launch on June 17th. In the first Q&A session, Karl Best, PMI Standards Specialist, joins us to discuss “What’s up with Standards? – What they’re for, and Your Opportunity to participate in developing them.” The webinar will be posted on-demand for your viewing convenience.
Attend a PMI event: Take the opportunity to network with your fellow community members in person! Registration is open for PMI® Global Conference 2019 (5-7 October) as well as PMO Symposium® 2019 (3-6 November).
PMI 50th Anniversary and Global Celebration of Service: In May, PMI announced that its initial target of 50,000 volunteer hours was reached, and the goal has been raised to 100,000 hours! Thank you to everyone in the community who has volunteered their skills and knowledge in support of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals. There is still time to have an impact – join in the Global Celebration of Service, and share your volunteer stories with us!
How to Plot the Next Step in Your Career: Community member and project management expert, Emily Luijbregts, provides advice for devising your career plan in her latest article. How do you define and work toward your goals?
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a member of the Community Engagement team – we’re happy to help you. We look forward to sharing more community programming news throughout the year!
Our ProjectManagement.com team is always looking for ways to grow and strengthen the community here. This year we're working on four new initiatives that we believe will do just that — from helping you connect and engage with each other in more meaningful ways, to creating discussions and forums for you to ask questions, share work experiences, and learn about exciting offerings at PMI.
As you may have already seen back in March, we launched a new blog called Peerspective, managed by editor Aaron Smith. "Peers sharing perspectives" — that's its purpose, and in each spotlight we learn about how a community member got started, what they’ve discovered along the way, and why they love what they do. We all benefit from learning about each other’s experiences, challenges, achievements and insights. Perhaps you may be the next person featured, and be sure to check out new installments every month!
In June, we will launch a quarterly Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! series. 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!
Later this summer, our Discussion area will feature a new board called Community Central. Here, we will announce site news, including new features, and facilitate two discussion threads where you can discuss your current work challenges and request help from (or provide answers to) your fellow community members.
Later in the year, we will launch Community Conversations — non-PDU bearing roundtables that allows for informal, small-group discussions on a variety of topics that you choose. We hope to create an opportunity for you to engage in friendly, open exchanges with your peers—to help each other on any number of work challenges or professional development goals, from interviewing and skill building, to understanding industry trends.
And just like that April showers have brought May flowers! 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year at PMI, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, launch a partnership with TED, and evaluate new and improved ways to serve the amazing members of the PMI community. Here’s a look at what’s happening in your May Community News You can Use:
Announcing the speakers for PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Addressing advanced technology in language that is easy to understand, this event seeks to equip project managers with the knowledge and mindset to advance their careers in an increasingly high tech world. On June 12th, we welcome:
Register for PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 today!
What is SeminarsWorld®?: As a project management professional, you strive to keep your wide set of skills up to date. However, sometimes, you come across problems that are tricky to solve. Or you discover a specific gap in your toolkit of skills.
SeminarsWorld® is a collection of small group, in-person training courses that give you a deep understanding of a single topic. Courses run from one to four days and combine case studies, individual or group exercises, lectures and discussions. So you emerge with practical, real-world knowledge you can apply in your work. Find a seminar to fit your needs.
Identifying Risk in Innovative Healthcare Projects: Due to their unique nature, Yuri Bahti proposes that innovative healthcare projects benefit from additional steps in which otherwise unknown risks are identified and addressed. Learn more here.
Registration is open for PMI® Global Conference: Join us in Philadelphia, PA for three days of top-notch learning, networking, and fun. Event details can be found here.
Better Project Outcomes by Communicating for Understanding: In this webinar presented by Dr. Bill Brantley, learn how to communicate for understanding and manage the flow of project related communication.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a member of the Community Engagement team – we’re happy to assist you. Stay tuned for exciting programming announcements throughout the year!
The PMI Thesis Research Program offers annual grants of up to US$25,000 to support doctoral and master’s thesis research in project management or a related discipline. Full-time and part-time doctoral and master’s students at accredited colleges and universities are eligible to apply.
The 2020 call for proposals is now open through 15 May 2019.
To learn more about the program, including eligibility criteria, submission guidelines, key dates, and more, visit https://www.pmi.org/learning/academic-research/sponsored.
Proposals can be submitted directly at https://pmi.submittable.com/submit.
March Community News You Can Use
With the cold and snow too recent in our memories, we at PMI headquarters are ready for spring! We’re looking forward to all of the changes that March will bring – to the weather (fingers crossed!) and beyond. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening around the community in your March News You can Use:
Welcome PMI’s New President & CEO: Sunil Prashara has been announced as the new President & CEO of PMI. Get to know Sunil here!
2019 Virtual Events: Mark your calendar! The dates for ProjectManagement.com’s 2019 virtual events are as follows:
PMXPO – 21 March 2019
PMI Talent & Technology Symposium – 12 June 2019
PMI Organizational Agility Conference – 12 September 2019
PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference – 13 November 2019
Projectified™ with PMI Podcast: Have you subscribed to PMI’s project management podcast, Projectified™ with PMI? The podcast features experts on the latest trends and technologies impacting the project management profession from talent management to digital transformation to innovation. The latest podcast addresses “Transformation – Artificial Intelligence.” Listen today for free!
PMI EMEA Congress 2019: Registration is open for PMI EMEA Congress 2019 in Dublin, Ireland! This year’s event will explore Technology Made Possible by a Project Manager.
Global Celebration of Service: PMI will commemorate its 50th anniversary all year long with a global celebration of service! Through their expertise, passion, and skills, Project Managers truly make a difference for organizations, communities, and industries around the world. In a commitment to advancing the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals, PMI is asking members of the community to pledge their time and knowledge to making the world a better place for all. Share your volunteer stories with us!
Stay tuned for more updates in this exciting time for PMI and the project management profession! If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to the Community Engagement team.