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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

Recent Posts

May 2021 PMI Fact File Stats

April 2021 PMI Fact File Stats

February & March 2021 PMI Fact File Stats

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!

February & March 2021 PMI Fact File Stats

Hello all! As you may already be aware, PMI retired PMI Today at the end of last year. Because of this change, many of you wondered if the “Fact “File” stats from that bimonthly publication would still be available.

The answer is yes!

Each month, updated numbers will be posted to the community through the Critical Path Blog. We’re very excited to continue providing this information to you, now more regularly and up to date than ever.

If you are interested in learning more about certifications, including agile certifications, keep exploring at PMI.

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: April 09, 2021 04:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (9)

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)

January 2021 PMI Fact File Stats

Hello all! As you may already be aware, PMI retired PMI Today at the end of last year. Because of this change, many of you wondered if the “Fact “File” stats from that bimonthly publication would still be available.

The answer is yes!

Each month, updated numbers will be posted to the community through the Critical Path blog and News You Can Use.

We’re very excited to continue providing this information to you, now more regularly and up to date than ever.

If you are interested in learning more about certifications, including agile certifications, keep exploring at PMI.

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: February 12, 2021 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)

4 Ways to Earn PDUs—and Reach Your 2020 Career Goals

Many project managers find themselves too caught up in deadlines to focus on their long-term careers and professional growth. But there are plenty of reasons why you should carve out time for your own professional development, no matter your industry or experience level.

For starters, professional development is key to gaining the skills and making the connections that advance your capabilities. Getting outside of your usual day-to-day—whether in-person or online—exposes you to innovative tools and best practices that broaden your understanding as a project manager. You can hone specific skills and acquire new ones that help you work more efficiently and solve problems more easily.

Professional development empowers you to increase your value to your organization—and ultimately your earning potential—by mastering the latest disruptive technologies, forecasting trends, and enhancing your leadership abilities. You can even bring clarity to your own career goals.  

At PMI, professional development units (PDUs) are an important part of your certification maintenance, but it’s not just a formality. PDUs show that you’ve actively pursued educational and philanthropic opportunities. In an increasingly competitive market, these factors can set you apart from your peers.

PMI offers four ways to earn PDUs based on your schedule and preferences:

  1. In-person events

Getting out of the office for in-person professional development exposes you to tools and tactics that you may not even know exist.

Offered in multiple locations, PMI SeminarsWorld offers unique professional development through small-group training courses. Choose from more than 60 seminars designed to meet personal and organizational needs, earning up to 28 PDUs in the process.

Other in-person events from PMI include EMEA Congress, Global Conference, and PMO Symposium®. These events feature diverse education opportunities, innovative keynotes, cutting-edge global perspectives, and networking with others who share your challenges and goals.

  1. Online courses

One of the most convenient ways to earn PDUs, PMI’s online courses cover hundreds of topics in every area of project and program management skill development, from basic to expert levels.

  1. Webinars and virtual events

Earn PDUs quickly—often at no cost—with webinars and virtual events offered through ProjectManagement.com. You can tune in live or listen to the recording when your schedule allows.

You’ll find thousands of options with a how-to for just about any subject, including stopping workplace bullying, approaching a tech-savvy board of directors, and designing more effective project management systems. Narrow your search according to industry, popularity, PMI certification, even language.

  1. Giving back

Help others while growing personally and professionally by earning Giving Back PDUs. These aren’t required for recertification but remain a great option for those with altruistic motivations. You can earn Giving Back PDUs by working as a practitioner, creating content, mentoring, or volunteering.

Make time to grow with PMI

Expand your capabilities and increase your value this year with PMI’s wide range of professional development opportunities. Earn PDUs with options designed to suit your individual objectives, schedule, and learning preferences.

Posted by Laura Schofield on: February 12, 2020 09:31 AM | Permalink | Comments (8)

Speakers Announced for PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2019

This year, the PMI® Organizational Agility Conference will explore Evolving Approaches to Resilient Value Delivery during an exciting day of networking, professional development, and learning. The members-only virtual event will be held on September 12th from 9am to 5pm ET, offering the opportunity to earn 6 PDUs.

Join us as we examine the concept of change resilience with professionals who are driving it within their organizations—and those who are living it as part of their own development. We are excited to welcome the following speakers:

  • Josh SeidenSense & Respond: Principles for the Next Century of Work

  • Tony MaughanAdopting New Ways of Working: ANZ's Delivery Transformation

  • Johanna RothmanThe 3 Principles of Organizational Agility

  • Mike GriffithsThe Change Resilient Professional

  • Michel BiedermannLessons Learned in Hybrid Agile/Waterfall Delivery

  • John MedcofReinventing the Playbook: Driving Change in the Canadian Federal Government

Register for PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2019 today!

Posted by Laura Schofield on: July 31, 2019 11:10 AM | Permalink | Comments (10)
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