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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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November Community News You Can Use

Recognizing Chapter Excellence at the PMI Chapter Awards Ceremony!

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

Keeping Up With Conference - Your Pathway to All the Information & Opportunities

Don't Miss These Unique Opportunities at PMI Global Conference 2017 - Ask the Experts & PM Wars!

November Community News You Can Use

Where does the time go? It's November and the United States is preparing to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this week! No matter which part of the globe you reside, we all have reasons to be thankful each and every day. A very big THANKS to all of you, our dedicated and engaged community members, for all of your hard work and contributions to ProjectManagement.com!  Be sure to review the exciting activities taking place right here on ProjectManagement.com now through the end of the year! 
                                   

*Only one week away!* - Join us on 28 November 2017 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. 


There’s still time to register for the PMI Talent Management Conference 2017! How can PM professionals cultivate the skills the market—and employers—demand? How can organizations develop PM talent that adapts to change and leads them to success? Stay ahead of career requirements and organizational demands at the PMI Talent Management Conference 2017, the only talent management event designed exclusively for PM professionals! Register today!


2018 PMI Professional Awards Call for Nominations!  Honor project management excellence and earn worldwide professional recognition and esteem by nominating professionals, organizations, scholars, authors and continuing professional education providers for the project management profession’s most prestigious and globally recognized achievements. The PMI Awards could highlight you or someone you know—the true leaders of the profession who are changing the world project by project, while serving as examples of success for the next generation of project managers to follow. Click here for details!


Go In-Depth With the Latest Edition of the PMBOK® Guide - In September 2017, we released A Guide to The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition. In this presentation, Cyndy Dionisio, the project chair of the Sixth Edition Core Committee, explains the updates, new processes, terminology and subjects in the Sixth Edition. She also talks about tailoring and agile practices.


Have some extra downtime over the holidays and looking to and attain knowledge, all while earning PDUs?  Be sure to check out our remaining webinars schedules throughout 2017! You will be sure glad you did!

That's all for now! If you have any questions about community events, user guidelines, or any other community happenings, feel free to reach out to any member of the Community Engagement team. We're happy to help!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: November 20, 2017 03:28 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Keeping Up With Conference - Your Pathway to All the Information & Opportunities

Keeping up with PMI Global Conference will be easier than ever this year! There's so much to experience and we want to make sure you have a clear pathway to the best information. Here's a quick guide to some of the best information and opportunities.

Social Media

If you aren't able to attend PMI's 2017 Global Conference this weekend you can still stay on top of all the news and excitement coming out of Chicago. How? Just follow PMI and ProjectManagement.com on the following networks:

PMI.org Twitter Facebook LinkedIn  
ProjectManagement.com Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

We’ll share interviews with speakers discussing how they make a difference in project management and the journey that took them there. We’ll also post regularly to Instagram Stories if you would like a closer view of Conference. Check out all of the action at #PMIcon17.

PMI "in" Training

PMI "in" Training is aimed at helping you advance your careers. If you are attending Global Conference you can take part in our Ask the Experts opportunity. Sign-up in advance or stop by the Meet the Expert desk located in the PMI "in" Training area of the Exhibit Hall to sign up for your session with one of our many skilled experts!

Ask the Experts is your chance to receive specific advice regarding your career path, project challenges, and more. Don't miss your chance for this exclusive access!

Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

PMI would like to help you identify your STRENGTHS to excel! 500 conference participants will have an opportunity to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which identifies what YOU do best! Participants will have an opportunity to meet with coaches one-on-one or in a group setting to understand how to turn your talents into strengths! Learn more on our career series page

PMWars Tournament

The inaugural PM Wars Tournament will be hosted this year at the 2017 PMI Global Conference. Attendees of the conference can compete and demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a fun competition throughout Conference in the Expo Hall. You can register for the challenge in advance to reserve your spot in the tournament, or sign up directly in the PMWars booth in the Expo Hall.

Share Your Voice

If you are attending, or find great Global Conference posts in your social media be sure to mention us in your shares, or add it here as a comment so everyone can find it!

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: October 27, 2017 11:45 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)

Don't Miss These Unique Opportunities at PMI Global Conference 2017 - Ask the Experts & PM Wars!


This year's Global Conference includes two don't miss opportunities for all attendee who visit the Exhibit Hall: Ask the Expert and the inaugural PM Wars Tournament. 


Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert is back by popular demand at PMI Global Conference 2017 as part of the event's career series! These one-on-one sessions allow you to discuss your project question or problem, get advice about navigating the project management career path, or talk through issues currently facing the profession from a trusted and established ProjectManagement.com expert.

You'll have the opportunity to meet with experts from various industries representing a wide variety of areas of expertise to discuss all things project management. You can learn more about our 2017 experts on the Critical Path and PMI Global Insights blogs. You can also register for time with one of the experts today by following this link!

PM Wars Tournament

The inaugural PM Wars Tournament will be hosted this year at the 2017 PMI Global Conference. Attendees of the conference can compete and demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a fun competition throughout Conference found in the Exhibit Hall.

This tournament will be conducted using a single elimination style bracket where the most knowledgeable PMs will advance. Registration is available now, as well as in the Exhibit Hall at the PM Wars booth at the start of the event; slots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your tournament slot today and don't miss your chance to test your knowledge against other PMs.

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: October 18, 2017 03:48 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

PM Wars Tournament, 28 - 31 October, PMI Global Conference

The inaugural PM Wars Tournament will be hosted this year at the 2017 PMI Global Conference. Attendees of the conference can compete and demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a fun competition throughout Conference in the Expo Hall.

Click this link to sign up in advance and reserve your spot in the competition. Registration will also be available in the expo hall during the event but space is limited; reserving today can ensure you get to participate!

PM Wars at the PMI 2017 Global Conference pitches you head to head against other attending PMs in a test of your Project Management knowledge. You'll have 90 seconds to answer as many questions as possible. You get +2 points for a correct answer and -1 for a wrong answer. You are allowed to skip questions, but only three times.

This tournament will be conducted using a single elimination style bracket where the most knowledgeable PMs will advance. Registration will be available at the PM Wars booth at the start of the event; slots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The tournament rounds will last throughout the PMI Global Conference, cumulating with a final battle to determine which PM's knowledge stands above the crowd! Prizes will be granted for first and second place: 

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NOTE: Participants must be in attendance at Global Conference and able to compete in their chosen or assigned time slots. Anyone not able to compete at their time(s) will forfeit their competition and the other PM will advance.

Date: 10/28/2017 (Sat.)
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Location: Exhibit Hall
Register Online Today

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: October 13, 2017 04:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (10)

October Community News You Can Use

It's October and the fall season is now upon us in the United States! As with seasonal change, new activities come to fruition, while existing ones get tucked away until a new cycle begins. Whether fully engaged in projects or cramming to meet deadlines, we hope you can take a moment to read about new and exciting activities taking place here on ProjectManagement.com! Hopefully, the following updates will pique your interest and alleviate the stressors we all face on a day to day basis.

PMI Organizational Agility Conference 2017: Did you miss this recent virtual event? If so, don’t fret, 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!

Stuck in the Leadership Vacuum?: Have you ever noticed there are some problems that no one wants to tackle? For a variety of reasons, most people simply stay on the sidelines, complain and do little—all while the problem continues to fester with no resolution in sight. In his recent article, Craig Curran-Morton PMP provides some possible clues to look for in these situations.

Ask the Expert Session at PMI Conference – Ask the Expert is back by popular demand at PMI Global Conference 2017 as part of the event's career series! These one-on-one sessions allow you to discuss your project question or problem, get advice about navigating the project management career path, or talk through issues currently facing the profession from a trusted and established ProjectManagement.com expert. For more information, visit the PMI Global Conference Career Series page.

PMI Talent Management Conference 2017. How can PM professionals cultivate the skills the market—and employers—demand? How can organizations develop PM talent that adapts to change and leads them to success? Stay ahead of career requirements and organizational demands at the PMI Talent Management Conference 2017, the only talent management event designed exclusively for PM professionals! Register today!

That's all for now! If you have any questions about community events, user guidelines, or any other community happenings, feel free to reach out to any member of the Community Engagement team. We're happy to help!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: October 05, 2017 11:23 AM | Permalink | Comments (7)
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