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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
Heather McLarnon

Past Contributors:

Carrie Dunn
Danielle Ritter
Kenneth A. Asbury
Craig Dalrymple
Rebecca Braglio
Kristin Jones

Recent Posts

May 2021 PMI Fact File Stats

April 2021 PMI Fact File Stats

February & March 2021 PMI Fact File Stats

Ask Us Anything - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about PMI Membership Offerings to Support Your Career Journey!

Ask Us Anything re: PMI Citizen Developer - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know!

December 2020 PMI Fact File Stats

Categories: communication, news, PMI

Hello all! As you may already be aware, PMI retired PMI Today at the end of last year. Because of this change, many of you wondered if the “Fact File” stats from that bimonthly publication would still be available.

The answer is yes!

Each month, updated numbers will be posted to the community through the Critical Path blog and News You Can Use.


We’re very excited to continue providing this information to you, now more regularly and up to date than ever.

If you are interested in learning more about certifications, including agile certifications, keep exploring at PMI.

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: February 04, 2021 07:11 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)

September 2020 Community News You Can Use

PMI has partnered with TED, the non-profit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, to unlock institutional knowledge, identify thought-leaders, and showcase the best ideas within our community.

TED and PMI will bring inspiring ideas and powerful voices to the world of project management, empowering people to turn ideas into reality. This partnership is an immersive and impactful experience that has the power to create change, to shift perspectives and connect cultures across our diverse group of audiences.

Join us for FREE on 25 and 26 September 2020 for our virtual [email protected] event.

 

Ask the Expert Webinar Series - Agile For Rest of Us - The Ask the Expert Webinar Series is an extension of the Ask the Expert Program offered at PMI® Global Conference. Each year, experts from the ProjectManagement.com community offer one-on-one sessions to conference attendees, acting as mentors, coaches, and sounding boards for Project Managers at varying stages of their careers and across industries. Gain access to these leading project management and industry experts through the Ask the Expert Webinar Series – ask your most pressing Project Management questions, seek career advice, and gain insights into industry trends. Join us on 18 September at 12 PM EDT and be prepared to pose questions to the experts!

 

The new Virtual Experience Series is in full swing! If you attended any of the series since its inception in July, we would love you which session(s) were your favorites, and why? And if case you haven’t yet registered, please visit here to sign up!  As a bonus, the September & November sessions are free to PMI members, so there’s no excuse not to register and earn PDUs!

 

SeminarsWorld® Virtual – 5-8 October: Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors online to network and learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle® while you earn up to 28+ PDUs and 2.8+ Continuing Education Units. Build your career with these real-time online project management courses. Join us and benefit from tools, templates, and tactics you can use right away.  SeminarsWorld® in October runs from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT, but you can sign on early at 10:00 a.m. EDT and power up with a one-hour course. Register here: https://www.pmi.org/events/seminarsworld/seminarsworld-in-seattle


Did you know that graduates from GAC accredited programs now receive a major reduction in the experience requirement for all PMI certifications? The PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) is excited to announce that effective with the release of the new PMI certification application, graduates of a GAC accredited program are granted substantial credit toward the experience requirement when they complete an application for any PMI certification. This new benefit applies retroactively to the degree program’s initial accreditation date. Click here to see how this benefit applies to each PMI certification!

 

That’s all for now, and we encourage you to check back for future updates within the Critical Path blog. Thank you for all of your feedback and engagement, and keep up the good work!

Posted by Heather McLarnon on: September 11, 2020 01:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (8)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Project Management

Categories: news

PMI is committed to providing fair and equitable access to the support and resources needed by those working in the profession, regardless of (and not limited to) race, age, gender, or nationality.

Recently, PMI’s President and CEO, Sunil Prashara, issued a statement to the PMI community driving home our pledge to honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) within the project management profession. You can read Sunil’s CEO pledge here.

As the world gets more and more complicated to traverse in such unprecedented times, we want to ensure that the voices of our global practitioner community are heard. We want to understand the challenges that you are facing and how you are (or are not) having conversations around DE&I within your workplaces and with your colleagues. We also want to know if you are helping to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion in your workplaces and communities. Our global community is home to some of the most passionate professionals I have ever had the chance to interact with, so we want to know your challenges and successes in this space.

We also want to understand how to support you as you have these conversations to ensure that they that will be productive and beneficial. Let us know in the comments below, or by email at [email protected], how you are approaching DE&I in your work life and/or communities.

Together, we will continue to be One Team. One Song. One Dance. One PMI.

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: September 02, 2020 02:58 PM | Permalink | Comments (8)

Community Transformation Update!

Categories: community, news

As previously announced, PMI will be introducing a new community experience – planned for release in 2021! Over the last few months, we have worked to identify the best solution for our community members based upon user inputs and PMI’s overall transformation.

Along with moving to a different platform, the new community experience will be fully integrated with PMI.org, allowing you to manage and update your profile in a single location. In response to community member feedback, you will no longer have a separate ProjectManagement.com and PMI.org login and profile.

In preparation for these changes, we are requesting that users with a ProjectManagement.com login only either 1) link their ProjectManagement.com account to an existing PMI.org account or 2) create a PMI.org account. Affected users will see a notification in the menu upon logging into ProjectManagement.com that directs you to take action. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time of change! Please note that if your ProjectManagement.com account is already linked to your PMI.org account, then you do not need to do anything at this time. This change does not affect users already logging in with a PMI.org account.

We are excited for what the future holds for PMI’s online community and look forward to hearing your feedback, as the new community experience evolves. Stay tuned to the Critical Path for the latest updates!

Posted by Marjorie Anderson on: August 19, 2020 12:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

June 2020 Community News You Can Use

Can you believe we are almost halfway through 2020? It’s definitely a year that will reign in history, and we here in the community hope each and every one of you and your family are safe and secure. We hope this feature of Community News will provide some positive initiatives going on at PMI. So, sit back, relax and enjoy all the exciting happenings surrounding us!

 

PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2020: Another successful virtual event is in the books!  If you are a PMI member and missed the live event or wish to view a session again, the on-demand is currently available until 8 September 2020.  As we move into the new normal, the leaders of tomorrow will be those with the capacity and openness for agility and tolerance for uncertainty. This Symposium seeks to prepare attendees for the technology, work and challenges of the project economy post-COVID. Access the on-demand HERE!

REMINDER: Discover PMI – Ask Us Anything Series:  TAKE 2!  We will provide an overview of ProjectManagement.com’s new Community Ambassador Program. The community’s first Ambassadors, Emily Luijbregts and Andrew Craig, will be on hand to answer any questions. Whether you are new to the online community or are looking to become more involved, the Ambassadors can certainly help you to maximize your experience – Register now for the rescheduled webinar on 17 June!

Crisis Management Resource Center: The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live and work across the globe, and figures to drastically—and permanently—alter the way we live and work in the future. To help meet this pressing need, we have created a Crisis Management Resource Center to help surface valuable content on ProjectManagement.com.

Demand Diversity: The latest Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report from Project Management Institute—A Case for Diversity—is a timely one. It shows the value and benefits of inclusive project teams, shows where companies are currently in their attitudes versus actions, and offers a blueprint for making diversity a reality. All project professionals should read it, and make sure their executive leaders find a copy in their in-boxes as well.  Check out the latest post from Aaron Smith on the ProjectsAtWork blog!

Virtual Experience Series: Coming soon - the most engaging experience you’ll attend this year. Designed to help you turn ideas into reality.  Immerse yourself in premium content from the industry’s best and brightest, and be inspired by the next-level thinking of marquee speakers and celebrities.  Speakers and sessions will be announced soon. Sign up for the waitlist to receive the official announcement and access to special offers!

That’s all for now, and we encourage you to check back for future updates within the Critical Path blog. Thank you for all of your feedback and engagement, and keep up the good work!

Posted by Heather McLarnon on: June 11, 2020 05:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (9)
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