With November’s arrival and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., I can’t help but to think about everything there is to be thankful for. I am certainly grateful to those that have welcomed me into the PMI community; to our volunteers who lend their time and expertise for webinars, events, articles, and blogs; and to all of our amazing community members that make ProjectManagement.com a welcoming, informative, and engaging space for Project Managers. With an attitude of gratitude, here’s a look at what’s happening around the community in your November Community News You Can Use:
View the PMI® Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019 On-Demand: If you were unable to attend the recent PMI® Business Analysis Virtual Conference, you can view all of the sessions on-demand here. This virtual event explores the latest trends in business analysis and provides you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! Series: Learn more about PMI’s knowledge resources by joining the next session on November 19th – All Things Project Management: Navigating PMI’s Knowledge Resources – featuring Shari Rathet.
Save-the-Date for PMI® EMEA Congress 2020: The event will be held 14-16 June in Prague, Czechia! Stay tuned to PMI.org for more information.
Community Central: Visit the Community Central discussion forum for all things community, including site news, announcements, and all your ProjectManagement.com questions! Join in the Hot Topic discussions on the 1st and 15th of each month, learn about your fellow community members, and share your thoughts!
ProjectManagement.com Social Media: In an effort to streamline how we engage members in the social media space, we have moved ProjectManagement.com’s Facebook activity to PMI’s main Facebook account. You’ll still find all of the posts you know and love, but now in one place! For the time being, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts remain unchanged. You can find all of the Facebook excitement here, and we’ll keep you updated of any other changes!
Change Management Webinar Series: Each month, a group of volunteers delivers a webinar as part of the Change Management Webinar Series, exploring various change management topics, practices, and insights. On December 4th, Samuel Holcman will present on The Hard Part of Digital Transformation – Addressing Business and Organizational Change. Register here!
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. As always, stay tuned to the Critical Path for your community news!
Unable to join us in Dublin for PMI EMEA Congress 2019? Wondering how you can be part of the action from home? Well, worry no more because we are once again inviting YOU to attend the event with us virtually! Our Community Correspondents team will attend a wide variety of sessions, speak with presenters and attendees, explore the offerings from our sponsors and even share behind the scenes info and photos.
You, the community, will have the opportunity to experience congress right along with the attendees as the event unfolds in real time all while helping to guide the experience through your comments and suggestions.
How? We'll have a team onsite covering all of the action and bringing it back to you via blog posts here on ProjectManagement.com and through the use of social media channels like Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow them, comment on their posts, respond to their polls and questions and help shape this shared community experience. Want to see something specific? Ask them for it! Have a question for a speaker? Let them know!
Let's meet the team!
Now that you know who they are, be sure to say hi if you see them in Dublin! If you're following from home, don't be shy, ask questions and send suggestions for what you'd like them to feature.
Be sure to follow along with the PMI Global Insights blog and follow the entire event on social media using the #PMIEMEA19 hashtag! You'll find posts across several platforms including live videos on PMI's Facebook page each day.
Not going to Dublin? We've got you covered!
Happy New Year, everyone!
Can you believe we're already in 2019? While I haven't had any trouble writing it, my brain is still having some trouble making the transition. One thing I decided to do this year was not make resolutions, but set goals for myself with individual start and end dates that have nothing to do with the beginning or end of a new year. I think if you're going to resolve to do something, why wait? That said, what goals have you set for yourself this year? Is there a big project you're looking to kickoff or finish up? Are you looking to enhance your project management skill set? Tell us in the comments below so we can support you! In the meantime, here's your January News You Can Use:
PMI® EMEA Congress: Registration is now open for PMI EMEA Congress! This year's event will be held in Dublin, Ireland 13-15 May 2019 and you can take advantage of early bird rates through 20 February! For more information and to register, visit the information page on PMI.org. We hope to see you there!
50 hours to rebuild a railroad bridge…and the schedule was for 96 hours! A story linked from PM Port tells how a design-build team demolished the old bridge, located in Columbus, Indiana, USA, and slid in a new bridge. Innovative planning and design facilitated the project, as did use of rapid bridge replacement construction techniques. The team overcame challenges such as unexpected ground conditions and the need to raise the bottom of the new bridge above the flood plain. Find interesting articles like this as well as trends news you can use on PM Port, PMI’s news service.
PODCASTS! Now that I have your attention: Did you know that you can listen to podcasts from community experts right here on ProjectManagement.com? That's right! You can take advantage of short form content to listen to during your commute or on your lunch break. You can find community podcasts here. And don't forget about Projectifed with PMI! Take a few moments to expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills!
We hope 2019 has started off great for you all and that it's just the beginning of what's to come. As always, if you have any questions regarding this month's news (or any questions in general) feel free to reach out to any of the Community Engagement Specialists. We're here to help!
See you next month!
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 Jordaneaders 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.
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We wish each and every one of you and your families a Happy and Healthy Holiday! Looking forward to making great strides in 2018!
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:
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