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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

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Carrie Dunn
Kenneth A. Asbury
Craig Dalrymple
Rebecca Braglio

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We are officially 6 months into 2018! Summer begins in 2 1/2 weeks in our part of the world and that means things will start to slow down a little. Do you have any breaks in your work coming up? Are you taking some time off to relax with your family? Tell us in the comments below how you plan to recharge midyear. In the meantime, here's what's going on in the community:

PMI Talent and Technology Symposium 2018 - How will the future of technology affect the way you prepare for projects? What skills will you need to ensure your projects are a success as the technological landscape shifts? Find out at the upcoming virtual PMI Talent and Technology Symposium 2018, happening on 13 June from 9am - 5pm EDT. You still have a week left to register. Don't miss out!

Right sized content just for you - Do you ever find yourself wishing you could take 15-30 minutes to get some learning in during your busy day? We have a solution for you! Check out Projectified with PMI, hosted by Stephen Maye! This podcast series dives into leadership challenges, digital transformations, and mindset shifts that will help you take your project - and your organization - to the next level. Listen to Projectified with PMI!

Speaking of podcasts - We have great selection of podcasts for you to choose from that are hosted by your fellow community members right here on ProjectManagement.com! Visit the Podcasts page to find bite-sized, valuable content that you can listen to at your convenience.

Thinking About Security Project Management? - This can be an exciting and challenging career. There are some common missteps for projects in this field, such as not knowing the full scope before planning begins, allowing project schedules to control you instead of vice-versa, and creating a careful plan for communications. Learn more in this article that is linked from PM Port. PM Port is a news service that helps you see what’s happening in the world of project management.

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 Marjorie Anderson on: June 05, 2018 06:59 AM | Permalink | Comments (8)

Full Speaker & Sessions Roster Available for the PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018

The complete speakers & sessions roster for the PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is now available for viewing on the event registration page. This symposium will focus on the intersection of emerging technologies and your career as a project manager.

An overview of the schedule is as follows:

  • Keynote: Project Manage Your Professional Career and Prepare Yourself for Your Future Challenges - Presented by Olivier Lazar.
  • Session 1: Preparing Project Managers in Driving Industry Innovation through Digital Transformation - Presented by Christopher Bolick
  • Session 2:  Cyber Security is Not Just for the Big Boys and Girls - Presented by Jim Smith & Rudy Watson
  • Session 3: Are Project Managers Ready for an AI Takeover? - Presented by Oliver Yarbrough
  • Session 4: Drones! Coming to a Project near You! - Presented by Kevin Coleman
  • Session 5: Under the Hood of Blockchain - Beyond the Basics - Presented by Tareq Shaheen

Be sure to register and invite your peers & colleagues to join you for this exciting day of information. Don’t forget, registrants will have the ability to watch archives of the sessions for 90 days after the event. If you aren’t able to attend be sure to register for this member benefit!

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: May 31, 2018 09:38 AM | Permalink | Comments (10)

Initial Speakers Announced For the PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018


Initial speakers have been announced for the PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018! 

This new symposium is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposium, and the Talent Management Conference. The new event will focus on the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management discipline and careers. Participants will better understand how emerging technologies affect their career and skills progression, as well as the evolving needs of hiring managers as they seek out top project management talent. 

We are excited to announce our first two speakers for this event!

Keynote Presentation - Project Manage Your Professional Career and Prepare Yourself for Your Future Challenges

Presented by Olivier Lazar, Msc., MBA, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PBA, RMP, SP, ACP

What will our future as PM professionals look like? What will be the skills and competences to develop? How do I future-proof myself as a PM Professional?

Are Project Managers Ready for an AI Takeover?

Presented by Oliver Yarbrough, M.S., PMP

AI is a game changer.  Find out what you can do right now to prepare for the changes that are coming.  This way, you won’t get left behind.

Register Now for the PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 to attend these sessions, and more!

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: May 18, 2018 10:35 AM | Permalink | Comments (11)

Follow the Community Team at PMI EMEA Congress!

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Not able to make the trip to Berlin for this year’s PMI EMEA Congress? Don't worry! Once again we are inviting YOU, the community, to attend with us virtually!

You'll have the opportunity to experience congress right along with the attendees as the event unfolds in real time. Even if you aren't physically in Berlin, you can stay up to date on session highlights, networking experiences and all of the fun activities that are planned as part of the congress experience.

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. Our 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!

Let's meet the team!

Emily Luijbregts

@Em_The_PM 

Karthik Ramamurthy

@KarthikPMO

 

Priya Patra

@priyaPatra 

Kristin Jones

@heykristinj 

@PMInstitute

@PMIevents

On Facebook

@ProjectMgtcom

On Facebook

Now that you know who we are, be sure to say hi if you see us in Berlin! Take selfies, share pictures and join in on the social fun. Also, if you're following from home, feel free to interact with any team member via social media to ask event-related questions. You just might get your answer!

Be sure to follow along with the PMI Global Insights blog and follow us on social media using the #PMIEMEA18 hashtag! You'll find posts across several platforms including live videos on PMI's Facebook page each day.

Not going to Berlin? We've got you covered!

Posted by Kristin Jones on: April 30, 2018 04:44 PM | Permalink | Comments (11)

There's Still Time to Register for PMXPO 2018!

Categories: community events, events, PMXPO


We are less than a week from PMXPO 2018, being held on Thursday, March 22nd. This year is the 11th annual edition of the show, now in its second decade and still the largest virtual event in project management. This year's PMXPO is packed with great new sessions and opportunities to learn, network, earn PDU's, and broaden your perspective on project management - all for free!

This year’s sessions include a keynote by Joel Cohen, Emmy-winning writer and producer of The Simpsons, titled "The Simpsons: There's No "I" in "Innovation" (oh wait, there's actually two of them)...Lessons in Innovation from the Most Successful Show in TV History." In addition there will be sessions on imagining the future of PMOs, hacking agile for digital agencies, and highlights from PMI's 10th global project management survey, the 2018 Pulse of the Profession®.

If you haven't registered for PMXPO 2018 you can follow this link to do so now! It's open to all ProjectManagement.com users, be sure to invite your colleagues and peers!

Posted by Craig Dalrymple on: March 16, 2018 10:17 AM | Permalink | Comments (8)
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