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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

Past Contributers:

Carrie Dunn
Danielle Ritter
Kenneth A. Asbury
Craig Dalrymple
Rebecca Braglio
Kristin Jones

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June Community News You Can Use

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!

Posted by Laura Schofield on: June 04, 2019 03:15 PM | Permalink | Comments (10)

Careers Start at PMI’s Career Center

Categories: development, member, PMI

PMI’s Career Center is the platform dedicated to helping project managers find positions and hiring organizations to fill them. It’s simple: Qualified candidates post resumes, recruiters post opportunities, and everyone gets closer to their goals.

Benefit 1: Access

You’ll always find newly posted positions on PMI’s Career Center. PMI’s jobs are cross-posted across multiple networks and partner sites but are presented in a seamless format for job seekers to explore.

Benefit 2: Ease

Employers create and manage postings swiftly and seamlessly so candidates can easily apply. Job seekers also have the power to create personal profiles and upload or update their resumes for any position.

Benefit 3: Variety

Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, your future awaits on PMI’s comprehensive Career Center. It includes postings and resumes for the full range of career levels and industries.

Benefit 4: Specialization

Employers looking for specific experiences, skills and certifications can identify the right candidates to take on their toughest roles. Likewise, job seekers can show off their PMI-issued certifications and membership to get hired fast for rewarding, challenging positions.

Benefit 5: Visibility

On PMI’s Career Center, job seekers stand out from the crowd and gain a serious advantage compared to those searching for careers on traditional job boards.

Get started with PMI’s Career Center.

 

Posted by Laura Schofield on: May 22, 2019 11:43 AM | Permalink | Comments (6)

Full Speaker & Sessions Roster Available for the PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018

The complete speakers & sessions roster for the PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is now available for viewing on the event registration page. This symposium will focus on the intersection of emerging technologies and your career as a project manager.

An overview of the schedule is as follows:

  • Keynote: Project Manage Your Professional Career and Prepare Yourself for Your Future Challenges - Presented by Olivier Lazar.
  • Session 1: Preparing Project Managers in Driving Industry Innovation through Digital Transformation - Presented by Christopher Bolick
  • Session 2:  Cyber Security is Not Just for the Big Boys and Girls - Presented by Jim Smith & Rudy Watson
  • Session 3: Are Project Managers Ready for an AI Takeover? - Presented by Oliver Yarbrough
  • Session 4: Drones! Coming to a Project near You! - Presented by Kevin Coleman
  • Session 5: Under the Hood of Blockchain - Beyond the Basics - Presented by Tareq Shaheen

Be sure to register and invite your peers & colleagues to join you for this exciting day of information. Don’t forget, registrants will have the ability to watch archives of the sessions for 90 days after the event. If you aren’t able to attend be sure to register for this member benefit!

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: May 31, 2018 09:38 AM | Permalink | Comments (11)

Recognizing Chapter Excellence at the PMI Chapter Awards Ceremony!

Categories: chapters, member, PMI

PMI recently honored 12 finalists and three winners during the PMI Chapter Awards Ceremony in October at the PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2017─North America in Chicago, Illinois, USA. These chapters were recognized for their volunteer efforts, for motivating chapter leaders, and for their contributions toward achieving PMI’s goals.

Here are the finalists and winning chapters in each category!

Category 1 (25-300 members)

The four finalists in this category were as follows: 

PMI congratulates all of the finalists and the winning chapter, PMI Central Mississippi Chapter.

You can view a video featuring all four of the finalists in Category I below:

Category 2 (301-1,500 members)

The four finalists in this category were as follows:

PMI congratulates all of the finalists and the winning chapter, PMI Mumbai Chapter.

You can view the video featuring all four of the finalists in Category 2 below: 

Category III (1,501+ members)

The four finalists in this category were as follows:

PMI congratulates all of the finalists and the winning chapter, PMI Washington DC Chapter.

You can view the video featuring all three of the finalists in Category 3 below:

For more information about PMI chapters or to see how you can get involved with your local chapter, please click here. If you are already a chapter member and would like more information about the PMI Chapter Awards Program, please contact Chapter Support at ChapterSupport@pmi.org.

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: November 15, 2017 06:59 AM | Permalink | Comments (6)

Connect with Fellow Chapter Members with One Touch of a Button!

Categories: chapters, community, member

Would you like to connect with your fellow chapter members here in the community with the touch of a single button?

We’ve made it easy for you! Click here to create online connections AUTOMATICALLY with other members of your local chapter. You have the ability to strengthen your local connections by:

  • Recognizing accomplishments
  • Collaborating on content
  • Sharing knowledge through online discussions

Create a sense of community for your local chapter all through ProjectManagement.com!

Also, be on the lookout for your local chapter leaders who may invite you to connect and continue local conversations, globally.  Help them recognize the contributions of people like you, highlighting how local experts are impacting the global community by making them a part of your network.

Haven’t completed your profile? Let your colleagues know who you are! Get started today! Here’s how:

Click here to:

  1. Upload a photo
  2. Provide a basic profile description
  3. Select a unique URL

Take these simple steps to begin reaping the rewards of this active community today!

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: November 10, 2016 07:18 AM | Permalink | Comments (7)
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