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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
Laura Schofield

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Kenneth A. Asbury
Craig Dalrymple
Rebecca Braglio

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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)

May Community News You Can Use

And just like that April showers have brought May flowers! 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year at PMI, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, launch a partnership with TED, and evaluate new and improved ways to serve the amazing members of the PMI community. Here’s a look at what’s happening in your May Community News You can Use:

Announcing the speakers for PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019: Addressing advanced technology in language that is easy to understand, this event seeks to equip project managers with the knowledge and mindset to advance their careers in an increasingly high tech world. On June 12th, we welcome:

  • Doug Powell - Design Thinking in the Digital Age

  • Marie Nadia Vincent - Improving Employee Experience for Better Digital Transformation Results

  • Lenka Pincot - Navigating The Complexity of Strategic Internet of Things Opportunities

  • Bart Gerardi - How Voice Interfaces Can Change Project Management

  • Gina Abudi - Project Manager as Change Manager: 4 Steps for Successful Change

  • Christopher Cook - Back to the Future of Project Management

Register for PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 today!

What is SeminarsWorld®?: As a project management professional, you strive to keep your wide set of skills up to date. However, sometimes, you come across problems that are tricky to solve. Or you discover a specific gap in your toolkit of skills.

SeminarsWorld® is a collection of small group, in-person training courses that give you a deep understanding of a single topic. Courses run from one to four days and combine case studies, individual or group exercises, lectures and discussions. So you emerge with practical, real-world knowledge you can apply in your work. Find a seminar to fit your needs.

Identifying Risk in Innovative Healthcare Projects: Due to their unique nature, Yuri Bahti proposes that innovative healthcare projects benefit from additional steps in which otherwise unknown risks are identified and addressed. Learn more here.

Registration is open for PMI® Global Conference: Join us in Philadelphia, PA for three days of top-notch learning, networking, and fun. Event details can be found here.

Better Project Outcomes by Communicating for Understanding: In this webinar presented by Dr. Bill Brantley, learn how to communicate for understanding and manage the flow of project related communication.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a member of the Community Engagement team – we’re happy to assist you. Stay tuned for exciting programming announcements throughout the year!

Posted by Laura Schofield on: May 02, 2019 02:51 PM | Permalink | Comments (9)

Ask the Expert is Returning to PMI Global Conference in Los Angeles!

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Ask the Expert is back by popular demand at PMI Global Conference 2018! 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.

Over the course of our annual three-day event, 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. Learn more about our 2018 experts below and through their blog, PMI Global Insights.

Dave Maynard

Gina Abudi

Priya Patra

Dan Furlong

David Davis

Emily Luijbregts

Unsure about what you can ask during an Ask the Expert session? Check out our FAQs to get a better idea of how to plan your conversation. Attending PMI Global Conference and ready to sign up? You can schedule your one-on-one session now and begin building your event experience!

Posted by Kristin Jones on: September 20, 2018 03:33 PM | Permalink | Comments (13)

August Community News You Can Use

Happy August...even though we're already halfway through the month! My how time flies! Soon we'll be saying goodbye to summer here in North America and cooler weather will be settling in. That also means that we've got some great programming coming up for you over the next couple of months. For now, here's a look at what's coming up in the immediate future and a question that one of your fellow community members needs help with:

PMI® Organizational Agility Conference 2018: For project managers, it is imperative to remain agile in an ever-changing business landscape and all organizations, whether small or large, need individuals who understand how important and impactful adaptability and agility are to overall success. That's why we're bringing you the PMI Organizational Agility Conference on 12 September 2018 from 9am-5pm EDT. This a virtual event and is FREE to PMI members. Register now and allow us to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need in order to lead through transformation. You won't want to miss this event!

Be a Champion of Change: Join us for PMI Global Conference, 6-8 October 2018 in beautiful Los Angeles, CA, USA! You'll join thousands of other Change Champions for three days of learning and fun! You'll also have the opportunity to schedule time with experts from right here in the community for a one-on-one session! For more information, or to register for the conference, visit https://www.pmi.org/global-conference. We hope to see you there!

Project Management for Social Good®: As a practitioner, you are no doubt committed to continuing your project management education in both formal and informal ways. But did you know that PMI’s philanthropic arm, the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF), also focuses on project management education? Find out some of the ways you can leverage PMIEF resources and programs for your personal use—or to give back in your community.

Evaluating Project Management Tools: Fellow community member, Dinah Young, is currently evaluating PM tools and needs your help! If you've had any experience with any of the tools she has shortlisted, join the conversation and provide your feedback!

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: August 15, 2018 01:06 PM | Permalink | Comments (9)
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