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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

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Ask Us Anything - A World of Volunteer Opportunities with PMI!

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Register for our next “Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! Webinar

      

Please join us for our next our next “Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything!” webinar, Leapfrogging Into the Future—How a New Perspective on Youth Will Help Us Get There, scheduled on 17 March 2021 at 12:00PM EDT. This series includes PMI guest presenters, Anja Blacha, PMI’s Vice President of Youth (as well as the youngest woman to ski to the South Pole), and Ashley Forsyth, Executive Manager of the PMI Educational Foundation.

Our world is evolving at an ever-increasing speed. Keeping up requires us to innovate and change more rapidly to find new solutions to burning issues, including strategies for empowering the next generation of youth to lead and conquer today’s challenges. So, how can a fresh perspective on youth help us to not only keep up with current demands but also bring us into the future faster, better? This webinar will explain PMI’s new perspective and the actions we are taking to embrace today’s young leaders—and how you can do the same. Join us to learn:

  • Why we all benefit from rethinking youth.
  • What PMI is doing to engage and strengthen youth around the globe.
  • How you can help amplify this effort in a local and global capacity.

Both Anja and Ashley will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss your thoughts and provide perspectives on the future we need to embrace right now. 

As you may know, the format of this series of webinars is executed through FREE, non-PDU bearing webinars, meant to encourage conversation with various PMI departments. Simply put, community members, like yourselves, having a one hour Q&A session with a particular PMI department.

Register for FREE at https://www.projectmanagement.com/webinars/679980/Leapfrogging-Into-the-Future---How-A-New-Perspective-on-Youth-Will-Get-Us-There-. We certainly hope you will join us!

As always, our project is YOU. Your successes and setbacks, your passions and peeves—we want to hear about them all, and help you get to where you're going today and tomorrow. We hope these webinar series guide you in the right direction. Your feedback and ideas are most welcome!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: January 27, 2021 11:45 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

New PMI Volunteer Initiative: PMImpact

Categories: social good

In response to these uncertain times, PMI and our communities around the globe are in a unique position to help. Knowing the power project managers have to make ideas a reality, we are launching a new social good campaign starting 29 April – PMImpact. 

This initiative aims to make a positive impact throughout the world by encouraging and empowering you, our global community of passionate project professionals, to use your skills to aid communities and individuals impacted by COVID-19.  

Visit our new PMImpact microsite to see how you can volunteer and share your own unique stories of volunteerism and positive impact.  

You can contribute in two ways:

1.  Complete a quick submission form 
2.  Share your story on social media using the hashtag  #PMImpact 

We’ll be selecting stories to share on our PMImpact microsite, and resharing on our social media channels.  

As project managers, we get stuff done and in times of crises, we roll up our sleeves to do whatever we need to help. Every little bit helps.  

If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].  

We can’t wait to hear your stories!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: April 29, 2020 09:15 AM | Permalink | Comments (7)

Thank You For All Your Support!

Categories: PMIEF, social good, webinar

On this global day of giving, we are grateful for people like you who choose to support our mission to promote Project Management for Social Good®. We are focused on working together to help create a better future for people and communities around the world, especially our youth, by leveraging the power of project management. So, how would your gift make a difference?

This year, support from donors has helped PMIEF:

  1. Work with nonprofits to help some of our most vulnerable youth
  2. Supply project management scholarships and awards
  3. Bring PM education to communities around the world

gift to PMIEF of just $25 by year-end will have a ripple effect on people and communities around the world. Together we’ll change the world, one project at a time!

Posted by Kimberly Whitby on: December 03, 2019 04:59 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

August Community News You Can Use

Here at PMI, we can’t believe that Summer is almost over! The days have flown by, as we prepare for all of the exciting events and endeavors taking place this Fall – and beyond!  We so look forward to further engaging with the community and sharing in all of the excitement.

On the Critical Path, we provide a look at what’s currently happening around the community in your August Community News You Can Use:

Register for PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2019: This year, the PMI® Organizational Agility Conference will examine Evolving Approaches to Resilient Value Delivery on Thursday, September 12th. This year, the following speakers will be joining us:

  • Josh SeidenSense & Respond: Principles for the Next Century of Work
  • Tony MaughanAdopting New Ways of Working: ANZ's Delivery Transformation
  • Johanna RothmanThe 3 Principles of Organizational Agility
  • Mike GriffithsThe Change Resilient Professional
  • Michel BiedermannLessons Learned in Hybrid Agile/Waterfall Delivery
  • John MedcofReinventing the Playbook: Driving Change in the Canadian Federal Government

The virtual conference will explore the concept of change resilience with professionals who are driving it within their organizations—and those who are living it as part of their own development. Register today!

Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! Series: The next session will be held on September 19th! Join Ansley Stauffer as she discusses Powering Your Career with PMI: Explore the PMI Job Board to Power You Career. For those who cannot attend the live webinar, the session will be posted on-demand.  

100,000 Volunteer Hours Reached!: In celebration of PMI’s 50th anniversary, Project Managers around the world have risen to the challenge of pledging 100,000 hours to advancing the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. PMI announced that the pledge goal (doubled from the original goal) was reached on August 13th. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the Global Celebration of Service and demonstrated the many ways in which Project Managers have a positive impact in their communities! Read more here.

Community Central: Join the conversation on our new Discussion Forum, Community Central. This is the place for all community talk – site news, announcements, questions regarding ProjectManagement.com. Get started by responding to one of the August Hot Topics!

PMI Standards: PMI is in the midst of a transformation, and as PMI Standards begin to reflect this transformation, we will be engaging with the community through the Critical Path blog.  Going forward, you can check-in here for updates and opportunities to share your thoughts and reactions around how we are progressing on our journey.  Read more about A Systems Approach to Project Management and The Continuing Evolution of the PMBOK® Guide.

Peerspective: A reminder to check out the Peerspective blog to get to know your fellow Project Managers and community members a little better. Learn from each other’s experiences, challenges, achievements, and insights!

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!  

Posted by Laura Schofield on: August 21, 2019 02:07 PM | Permalink | Comments (10)

June Community News You Can Use

With the arrival of longer days and warm weather, we’re embracing the unofficial start of summer here at PMI headquarters! Summer means our next virtual event, PMI Talent & Technology Symposium, will soon be here, and it marks the launch of some new community programming initiatives. Here’s a look at what’s happening in your June Community News You can Use:

Last Chance to Register for PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Our second virtual event of the year will take place on June 12th. Join us for an exciting day of learning and networking, as we explore the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. View the event agenda, and register for PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 today!

Discover PMI - Ask Us Anything! Series: The quarterly series featuring various PMI experts will launch on June 17th. In the first Q&A session, Karl Best, PMI Standards Specialist, joins us to discuss “What’s up with Standards? – What they’re for, and Your Opportunity to participate in developing them.” The webinar will be posted on-demand for your viewing convenience.

Attend a PMI event: Take the opportunity to network with your fellow community members in person! Registration is open for PMI® Global Conference 2019 (5-7 October) as well as PMO Symposium® 2019 (3-6 November).

PMI 50th Anniversary and Global Celebration of Service: In May, PMI announced that its initial target of 50,000 volunteer hours was reached, and the goal has been raised to 100,000 hours! Thank you to everyone in the community who has volunteered their skills and knowledge in support of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals. There is still time to have an impact – join in the Global Celebration of Service, and share your volunteer stories with us!

How to Plot the Next Step in Your Career: Community member and project management expert, Emily Luijbregts, provides advice for devising your career plan in her latest article. How do you define and work toward your goals?

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. We look forward to sharing more community programming news throughout the year!

Posted by Laura Schofield on: June 04, 2019 03:15 PM | Permalink | Comments (10)
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