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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
Kristin Jones
Danielle Ritter
Kimberly Whitby
Laura Schofield

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Kenneth A. Asbury
Craig Dalrymple
Rebecca Braglio

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PMI Awards Four Sponsored Research Grants for 2019

5 Reasons to Give Back Through PMIEF!

PM for Social Good® - Practitioners Give Back through Project Management!

Save the Date: Explore Project Management for Social Good® in Collaboration with PMIEF!

PM for Social Good® - Practitioners Give Back through Project Management!

Welcome to our annual open house! All day long, in celebration of #GivingTuesday, and in collaboration with the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF), we are highlighting how you can use project management to give back.

We are thrilled to open up our community today to all project professionals around the world to continue the conversation around making a difference through the use of project management. We have a LIVE webinar (open to all), an on-demand webinar, and plenty of other content focused on how people just like you are utilizing their project management skills to create lasting change in their communities. 

Find out what content we have in store for you today by downloading the PM for Social Good® Open House Program Guide! You can also find a listing of today's content below:

Content Type Title
Webinar (Live)

PMIEF Open House - PM Program Impacting Students Throughout Central PA

Webinar (On-Demand)

Lightning Talks - Social Good Experts Explain How Their Chapters Give Back

Article The Power of PM: How a Prison Program is Changing Lives
Article The Hills Are Alive: A Success Story in Grant Writing and Business Plan Development
Article PMI Ecuador Chapter Empowers Women Through PM Training
Article Sharing Project Management: PMIEF Resources to the Rescue 
Article Project Management in Emergency and Humanitarian Aid: Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) USA
Article Tips for Coordinating a Successful PM Training Session 
Article PMO Longevity: Implementation Phase Inputs and PMO-Operations Management Integration
Article The Importance of Project Management in the Real Estate Sector

But wait...there's MORE!

TODAY ONLY: For all of those who download the program guide on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 as part of your participation in the Open House, you will receive a special badge for your ProjectManagement.com profile!

We hope that you become inspired to give back to your community and make a difference, no matter how big or how small. In the spirit of celebration and togetherness today's content is open to anyone and everyone so invite your friends and colleagues to join in on the fun!

Help us celebrate #GivingTuesday with the PMIEF and enjoy the day!

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: November 27, 2018 08:21 AM | Permalink | Comments (14)

Save the Date: Explore Project Management for Social Good® in Collaboration with PMIEF!

Categories: open house, PMIEF, social good

Join us on November 27th 2018 for an Open House based on Project Management for Social Good®, a collaborative event between ProjectManagement.com and the PMI Educational Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PMI®. Project managers have a unique skill set that they can use to bring value to their communities through partnerships with youth, teachers, and nonprofit organizations. During this event, we’ll explore content from practitioners that are leveraging their skills and knowledge to deliver a huge impact.

Check out articles from recipients of different PMIEF awards and scholarships and learn how they benefited from project management. Explore sample training reports and development plans and even fun family project management ideas to inspire you in your everyday and work life. Take a break from reading, and tune into the webinars presented by project management professionals and PMI members – you won’t want to miss it! Plus, meet individuals, organizations and chapter leaders that use their PM skills to magnify the impact of their community nonprofit organizations.

Don’t miss this once a year chance to explore opportunities to give back in your community with your practitioner skills. We’ll unlock no-cost resources, webinars, blog posts, and articles around this important theme, and open the floor for discussion about how to get involved and – more importantly – why it matters.  The day of the open house, we also invite you to download our program guide to receive a unique one-day-only ProjectManagement.com Open House digital badge on November 27th.

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: November 13, 2018 06:59 AM | Permalink | Comments (21)

Celebrate “Giving Back” by Joining PMIEF in Reaching its Mission!

Categories: open house, PMIEF, social good

WHAT: A global day of giving

WHEN: 28 November 2017

WHERE: Everywhere. Organizations all over the world participate

HOW: Online at https://pmief.org/campaigns/2017-giving-tuesday

On this global day of giving, we are grateful for people like you who choose to support our mission to promote project management for social good®. We are focused on building PM knowledgeable youth, PM capable nonprofits, and a PM ready workforce.  Watch a video about our efforts!

PM Knowledgeable Youth

Project management skills have been valuable in your life. What if you had learned them earlier? Do you remember your favorite teacher?

At the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF), we’re dedicated to teaching project management skills to young people and teachers around the world — giving them the tools and processes they can use to make a difference in their own communities.

PM Capable Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations do so much good in our world.

At the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF), we know they can be even more efficient and effective at accomplishing their missions if they deploy project management skills.

That’s why we work to build the project management capability of nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, especially in recovery efforts to rebuild after disasters strike.

Your generosity will be enable us to further extend our profession beyond the business setting — to youth, teachers, and nonprofit/non-governmental organization (NGO) leaders worldwide.

A gift to PMIEF of just $25 by year-end will have a ripple effect on the youth, teachers, and nonprofit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) we work with who make a difference in our communities every day!

 

Together we’ll change the world, one project at a time!

 

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: November 28, 2017 12:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (5)

PMI Educational Foundation Launches Unique New Book!

Categories: open house, PMIEF, social good

Two familiar names in the project management and education world have teamed up to release a new unique book called Project Management for Education: The Bridge to 21st Century Learning (“PM4Ed” for short). Bernie Trilling and Walter Ginevri have decades of educational and project management experience between them and work globally to build fundamental bridges between project management and education. Their innovative new book is a perfect representation of their valuable collaboration…and now you can benefit from their impressive wealth of knowledge! 

So, what makes this book so cutting-edge? PM4Ed is actually two books in one: an Educator Guide and a Project Manager Guide bringing the advantages and benefits of project management’s powerful and practical principles and practices to the world of primary and secondary education.

By flipping this book over, you can switch between the two guides to explore how both educators and project managers (PMs) are increasingly moving toward the same goal—to help all students become more successful 21st century learners, and be well-prepared for future work, citizenship, family, and community life.

After reading this book both teachers and project managers will be able to answer the critical question, How do we manage learning projects, and how can we help students be more effective designers and managers of their own learning?

Click here to learn more about the book, watch a short video and purchase a copy now!

All proceeds from the book will go to the PMI Educational Foundation as the authors have graciously agreed to forego royalties.

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: November 28, 2017 12:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (10)

PM for Social Good® - Practitioners Give Back through Project Management

Categories: open house, PMIEF, social good

Welcome to our annual open house! All day long, in celebration of #GivingTuesday, and in collaboration with the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF), we are highlighting how you can use project management to give back.

We are thrilled to open up our community today to all project professionals around the world to continue the conversation around making a difference through the use of project management. We have a recorded webinar, a LIVE webinar (open to all), and plenty of articles, blogs, and discussions focused on how people just like you are utilizing their project management skills to create lasting change in their communities. 

Find out what content we have in store for you today by downloading the PM for Social Good® Open House Program Guide! You can also find a listing of today's content below:

Content Type Title
Webinar (On-demand)

Your Role in Building a Pipeline for Project Managers of the Future

Webinar (LIVE - 2pm EST) Moments to Memories: Delivering Lifelong Impact with Social Good Initiatives
Article

The PLOT Thickens: Two Generations of PMs Advance the Profession

Article

‘Planning is Cool’: Motivating Kids with Youth Fiction

Article

Making a Difference in the Nonprofit World: Teaching PM Principles Can Change Lives

Article

A College Professor's Handbook: Producing Future Project Managers

Article

Building the Practitioner Pipeline: Using Your PM Skills to Mentor Teachers

Article

How a PMIEF Scholarship Boosted My Confidence, Opened New Doors and Took My Career to Another Level

Article

Jumpstarting Your Social Good Program

Article

Master's Candidates Use Philanthropic Projects to Complete Capstone Course

Article

Social Good Program Success: An Award-Winning Outline

Article

Strategies for Engaging Students in PM Education

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PMI Educational Foundation Launches Unique New Book!

Blog

Celebrate “Giving Back” by Joining PMIEF in Reaching its Mission!

Discussion How have you made a difference in your community through project management? ​
Discussion Where do you think you can best use your expertise to make a difference? 

But wait...there's MORE!

TODAY ONLY: For all of those who download the program guide on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 as part of your participation in the Open House, you will receive a special badge for your ProjectManagement.com profile!

We hope that you become inspired to give back to your community and make a difference, no matter how big or how small. In the spirit of celebration and togetherness today's content is open to anyone and everyone so invite your friends and colleagues to join in on the fun!

Help us celebrate #GivingTuesday with the PMIEF and enjoy the day!

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: November 27, 2017 11:59 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)
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