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
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Dave Garrett
Craig Dalrymple
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Call for Presentations at Global Conference to Open Thursday, 2 March.

Do you have experience and knowledge to share with project managers from all over the world? Here's your chance to share! The call for presentations for Global Conference will open tomorrow Thursday, 2 March and will close Thursday, 23 March.

Key areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Communications
  • Teamwork
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Business strategy
  • Process improvement
  • Enhancing PM skills

Selected presentations will be featured at PMI Global Conference 2017, to be held in Chicago, Illinois, from 28 - 30 October 2017. 

Additional details and instructions can be found here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Can’t submit a proposal? You can still participate in the process – comment below with the top three topics you are most excited to hear about at

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: March 01, 2017 04:50 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Ask the Experts at PMI Global Congress 2016 - North America

Categories: community, congress

Would you like expert advice about a specific project management practice or program? Did you know you can meet with a subject matter expert one-on-one and gain the insights needed to solve your unique challenges as a part of your PMI Global Congress experience?

ProjectManagement.com will be connecting attendees with community experts to discuss project issues, career moves, brainstorm for ideas, and much more! Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule 15 minute sessions with our top community subject matter experts, to seek project management career advice.

Who can you speak with? A distinguished list of experienced experts from multiple fields including Dr. Deepa Bhide (PMP), Karen Chovan (PMP), Lawrence Cooper (PMP, PMI-ACP), Dr. Dan Furlong (PMP, PMI-ACP), Gary Hamilton (PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP), Sandra MacGillivray (PMP, PMI-RMP), Dave Maynard (PMP), Michael O'Brochta (PMP, PMI-ACP), Michelle Stronach (PMP), Sherri Thomas (PMP), Mario Trentim (PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP), and Nadia Vincent. 

Are you going to Congress and want to lock up time with one of the experts? Sign up on the Congress website today and ensure you have time with an expert before arrival in San Diego! You can view the availability by date on the Congress website:

If you can't go, or your favorite expert is all booked up you can still gain access to their insights and experience on the PMI Congress Insights blog today!

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: September 16, 2016 10:26 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Will YOU Be In Barcelona?

Categories: congress, events, PMI

Can you believe it's already February? Before you know it, flowers will be blooming in North America and some of us will be on our way to Barcelona for the PMI® Global Congress 2016 - EMEA

One of the areas of focus for this year is Managing Complexity. The Managing Complexity track demonstrates the management of complexity in projects and programs, including methodologies, technology enablers and the effect on the value chain. 

Topics include:

  • Program Management Initiation - What to focus on in the first 90 days | Andrew Charles Galbus, Mayo Clinic      
  • Managing turbulence in project environments: learning from nature and ecosystems | Roberto Cimino, eni          
  • Elephant on Thin Ice: Navigating Complexity through Project Culture | Simona Bonghez, Colors in Projects      

Want to know more? Be sure to register today for the PMI® Global Congress 2016 - EMEA soon! Early bird registration ends 10 February.

Hope to see you in Barcelona!

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: February 04, 2016 01:44 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)
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