PMXPO 202026 March 2020, 9:00am - 6:30pm ET (doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online
Register Now for PMXPO 2020!
We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management.
This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube. The subject of an upcoming movie, Cara shares her inspiring story filled with determination, passion and grit. Cara shares tactics to blend an imperfect mix of personalities, talents and temperaments into cohesive, unstoppable teams. These strategies apply to every level of your organization and will change the way you live and work.
PMXPO 2020 will also bring you five more sessions packed with informative project management viewpoints from leading industry experts, covering topics like digital transformation, The Project Economy, building a change-ready culture and more!
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This year, we welcome:
Building Unstoppable Teams: How a House Built a Family
Cara Brookins built a house with her four young children by watching YouTube tutorials. She knew it was going to take a brand-new leadership strategy, but she never expected those same techniques to become the driving force for every team she worked with. Using stories from her unconventional construction site, Cara shares tactics to blend an imperfect mix of personalities, talents, and temperaments into cohesive, unstoppable teams. These strategies apply to every level of your organization and will change the way you live and work.
Leading Digital Transformation: Leverage Strategic Storytelling for Success!
Digital transformation calls for organizations to change and transform. This transformation is not easy. Can effective communication align our team to the bigger picture and achieve customer buy-in? Storytelling is the leader’s secret weapon, and can enhance agility in our projects. An effective story catches our attention and touches us personally, making it a powerful tool for project managers. How can PMs leverage strategic storytelling to achieve employee and customer buy-in for digital transformation? How can we motivate our teams through strategic storytelling and make them believe in the desired outcome—and see what’s in it for them? How can strategic storytelling enhance collaboration and innovation, both required for successful digital transformation? In this session, Priya will apply storytelling to different phases of a successful digital transformation.
The Project Economy and Why Projects Are the Future
We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations and society at large. Welcome to The Project Economy! Yet despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. In addition, project management will not escape the disruptions that other industries are experiencing. If we act now, there is a good chance that project management becomes one of the most sought-after skills by organizations in the new world. This webinar will explain The Project Economy, the consequences and opportunities, as well as the way the project management profession and project managers will need to adapt to be successful in this new exciting era.
Lessons of The Most Influential Projects
As part of its 50th anniversary activities, PMI undertook a special initiative to identify the 50 most influential projects of the last 50 years. Thousands of projects were nominated by more than 400 key leaders in project management, and a special committee narrowed the pool to a ranked list of 50—and also identified the top 10 most influential projects in 14 categories. Together, these lists offer an engaging representation of how project work has moved our world forward. The initiative also provides significant insight into what makes project work successful and impactful. Delving into the deep research, business expert Robert Safian will take attendees through 10 overarching lessons from the most influential projects—offering an inspiration playbook for success in the emerging Project Economy. While the projects highlighted may be historical, the approaches and impact that they provide are timeless, useful and essential to succeeding in an ever-more demanding future.
Dana Lynn Bernstein
Mastering the Art of Humanness in Project Management: Serving Others Through Powerful Communications
Everything we do starts with human connection. The ability to create a safe environment, demonstrate good listening and ask powerful questions will bring you richer and fuller relationships—both with yourself and those around you. You make a difference, but not when you are standing in your own way. In this webinar, we will tackle how to have powerful communications in order to achieve greater humanness—and, in doing so, develop stronger leadership and have better project management. You will learn how to create a safe environment by building trust with integrity and authenticity; find your purpose through asking great questions of yourself and explore the answers to unlock what stops us (and ask others focused questions, with the goal of unleashing their potential); and get better connected by discovering how to unearth powerful communication techniques to master humanness in a world where about 93% of communication is non-verbal.
Future Focused: Building a Change-Ready Culture
As technological innovations, trade tensions, urbanization and other macro trends fuel disruption around the globe, organizations must respond accordingly with bold changes to modernize institutional cultures, embrace emerging skills and reimagine their vision and focus. And project professionals are natural leaders of change. According to the Pulse of the Profession®, organizations that undervalue project management as a strategic competency for driving change report an average of 67 percent more of their projects failing outright. This presentation will highlight how organizations are building a change-receptive culture, collaborating with technology experts to gain a competitive edge, reskilling and empowering their workforce, and incorporating customer-centered approaches to maximize value delivery.