The Critical Path

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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

Recent Posts

November Community News You Can Use

A Story of Monks, Trees, and New Horizons for the Evolution of the PMBOK® Guide

Navigating Complexity in Project Management

Register for our next “Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! Webinar

The Communication Net: Navigating Project Teams with an Active Listening Approach

NEW Discussion Threads for Industry Content

We're pleased to announce that as part of our overall content approach, PMI will launch a new initiative focusing on four industry segments this year, particularly in the fields of IT, Finance, Government and Construction. And as part of that focus, we want to highlight some existing PM Network content on ProjectManagement.com to engage the community, and to learn more about their specific industry needs.

The idea is for ProjectManagement to create, highlight, and maintain four dynamic, active threads for the community — one for each industry: IT, Government, Finance and Construction.

To start, we have selected three pieces of content from the IT sector to help launch the first discussion thread posted within the following links within Project Management Central:

1. How Do You Help Define Data’s Role in your Organization’s Strategy?    https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussion-topic/135655/How-do-you-help-define-data-s-role-in-your-organization-s-strategy-

2. Digital Acceleration through a Global PMO
https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussion-topic/135657/Digital-Acceleration-through-a-Global-PMO

3. How do you determine if an Agile, Waterfall or hybrid approach is best for your project?
https://www.projectmanagement.com/discussion-topic/135658/How-do-you-determine-if-an-Agile--Waterfall-or-hybrid-approach-is-best-for-your-project-

We welcome you to engage in these discussions, and please stay tuned for forthcoming postings!

Enjoy!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: July 26, 2019 01:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)

December Community News You Can Use




PMI Talent Management Conference 2017: Did you miss the 7 December 2017 virtual event? If so, no worries, you can now watch it on-demand! During these six separate presentations you will learn skills that will help you and your organization define what agility means to you. Check it out!


Save the Date - Registration Coming Soon! The PMI EMEA Congress 2018 will be in Berlin, Germany

  • 4-6 May | 2018 LIM
  • 7-9 May | PMI® EMEA Congress
  • 10-11 May | SeminarsWorld®

Join hundreds of project, programme and portfolio managers from multinational organisations around the world to share best practises, identify new trends and reinforce core skills. Hosted by PMI, the world leader in project management advocacy, collaboration, education and research.

 

Take It Personal: Value-based Culture: It’s that time of year in which the sometimes dreaded performance reviews take place! In his recent article, Andy Jordan explains why leaders need to create a culture based on value for their teams, ensuring that everyone understands what their role is, how their work contributes to the organization’s success, and how they as individuals deliver value.

 

Still wondering how to maximize your time during the holiday when work tends to slow down, all while earning PDUs? Check it out Paul Pelletier’s recent webinar, Control Freaks, Queen Bees and Workplace Saboteurs: Preventing, Managing and Eliminating your Project Nightmare. The focus of this webinar is on providing leaders with tools for approaching and resolving disrespect issues, before they become full-blown conflicts. Participants will learn how to assess the situation early, maturely and how to change the context of the conversation.

 Did you know that help is just a click away? Our discussion forums give you access to the ProjectManagement.com community: more than 500,000 experienced minds and growing! Ask your question today or stop by to help out other members in need of advice, including these recent and ongoing discussions on...

The PMI Guide to Business Analysis
"The PMI Guide to Business Analysis has arrived...here's why it's important to business analysis professionals..."

Team Motivation
"What are effective ways to motivate a project team?"

Project Hindsight
"Was there something in a past project that you wish you had done differently?"

Construction KPIs
"What are effective key performance indicators for monitoring engineering services on construction projects?"

Status Options
"Team members are complaining about spending too much time in meetings to update project status...people often feel that this is not the best use of their time. What tools or solutions do you use that allows team members to report back on project tasks instead of just relying on project status meetings?"

 

We wish each and every one of you and your families a Happy and Healthy Holiday! Looking forward to making great strides in 2018!

 

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: December 14, 2017 10:27 AM | Permalink | Comments (9)

Innovation Does a Project Good!

Categories: community news, innovation

 

When some people think of the word "innovation", they might associate it with the word "invention." In fact, these two words are not the same. Innovation often acts as the spark that ignites change within an organization or business to foster continued relevancy within the marketplace. And these changes come about through the help of projects and programs. 

As you may have noticed, this month's community theme is innovation! Braden Kelley shows us how making innovation happen has a lot to do with the roles we play versus individual personalities in his article "Innovation: A Team Sport."

On 21 July, Bruce Harpham will deliver a webinar to the community that shows us how some of the greatest innovations in the history of technology came about during the webinar titled "Lessons from the History of Innovation." If you haven't already registered, make sure you do! 

And you can always find templates and other resources to help you by visiting the Innovation practice area right here on ProjectManagement.com!

Join in the conversation! Please share with us in the comments below some ways innovation has helped you drive a project forward. We'd love to hear from you!

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: July 08, 2015 10:29 AM | Permalink | Comments (5)
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