Project Management

PMI Virtual Experience Series On Demand

Created in 2020 to meet the demands of our ever-changing world and industry, PMI's award-winning Virtual Experience Series provides educational global virtual events offering value for project pros, emerging professionals, or those looking to begin their career in project management. Here we offer a sampling of the valuable presentations over the years from subject matter experts across the globe, along with more session takeaways from our PMI Global Insights blog. Check out these PDU-earning webinars, and be sure to visit PMI's Virtual Experience Series page for information on the next event, where you can take advantage of the full live-day experience!

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On-Demand Webinars

Three Most Challenging Moments That Can Make or Break Any Project | Virtual Experience Series (October 2021)

by Donna Gregorio
October 06, 2021 | 36:59 | Views: 2,958 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 4.53 / 5

According to a recent Forbes study, 4 out of 10 tech leaders are failing due to the lack of effort that the industry puts into developing its leaders. In fact, 32 percent of tech leaders reported that they never meet for performance discussions with their manager, which would be an opportunity for mentoring. Not having the right skills leaves technical project managers open to project failures and cancellations.

The Case for a Multigenerational Workforce and Work Teams | Virtual Experience Series (October 2021)

by Heather Tinsley-Fix, Melissa Grober-Morrow
October 06, 2021 | 37:29 | Views: 429 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 4.68 / 5

As our demographics shift, it is increasingly critical for business and project leaders to consider how to engage workers across generations. Join two leaders from AARP who will share the business case for supporting a multigenerational workforce and for building multigenerational project teams. They will share tools, insights and promising practices for supporting workers as they age as well as how to improve business outcomes from multiple generations working together.

Stakeholders! Identifying, Prioritizing, and Engaging Them on Your Programs and Projects| Virtual Experience Series (October 2021)

by Alex Carter
October 06, 2021 | 40:18 | Views: 653 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 4.63 / 5

When the U.S. Army released the long-awaited critique of its successes and failures in the Iraq War, many questioned how honest the Army would be with itself. A review of the documents, however, revealed an unflinching account of some of the Service’s key failures in planning and executing military operations at all levels of engagement—strategic, operational, and tactical. One explanation is that Army leaders did not fully understand the operating environment in Iraq—its totalitarian government structure, tribal allegiances, underlying ethnic tensions, and aged infrastructure. Planning assumptions were made without the insight, advice, and counsel from key individuals whose expertise would have been beneficial.

Create Psychological Safety in Your Project Teams| Virtual Experience Series (June 2021)

by Mehmet Baha
June 02, 2021 | 37:45 | Views: 205 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 3.90 / 5

In this session, we will examine the meaning of psychological safety and its importance in organizations, especially during a pandemic. The major components of psychological safety in project teams are a sense of belonging, vulnerability, trust and respect, and constructive conflicts. We will take a look at inspiring leaders and companies who have created psychologically safe teams, as well as share a personal story of creating psychological safety at work. This includes reviewing seven key questions to determine to what extent your team is psychologically safe, the importance of “mistakes”/learning opportunities in creating psychologically safe project teams, different types of mistakes, and the right approaches for each mistake type.

What Is Your Problem? Identifying the Problem Behind the Problem| Virtual Experience Series (June 2021)

by Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM
June 02, 2021 | 45:38 | Views: 290 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 4.31 / 5

Has your team ever solved a project challenge only to have it surface again? This session will demonstrate the power of framing challenges as creative questions. Why? Because the problem that gets identified is the problem that gets solved. Participants will experience the creative questions that help reveal the "real" problem - you know, the problem behind the problem!

The Transformation of Fear to Confidence | Virtual Experience Series (June 2021)

by K’ron Lightbourne
June 02, 2021 | 42:17 | Views: 267 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 4.05 / 5

The global pandemic has changed how the world operates. The advancement of technology has spotlighted the opportunity of reducing human capital. This development explores greater reliability and profit margins. This venture has put at risk the significance of human interactions. Workforces have been affected by this and fear a substantial loss of jobs. Combatting this panic must be handled with strategic engagements which exercise the necessity for human capital. This session will provide the tools to lead you and your team from realization to achievement — the transformation of fear to confidence.

Ethics and Gender Diversity in Projects: Why They Matter Especially During a Crisis | Virtual Experience Series (June 2021)

by Shobhna Raghupathy
June 02, 2021 | 37:49 | Views: 550 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 3.69 / 5

As organizations see more value delivery through projects, ethics and gender diversity are playing a significant role. Though the values of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct clearly promote equality, a gender gap still exists within the project management profession. This session will explore how both ethics and gender diversity jointly is a social responsibility and how it presents a significant opportunity to build a flexible and empathetic workplace. Also, it will highlight how project professionals can hone their power skills and rise together to increase workplace diversity. Results of research studies on gender equality initiatives and gender workplace dynamics will be shared.

Leading Virtual Teams | 2021 PMXPO (March 2021)

by Emily Luijbregts
March 25, 2021 | 42:05 | Views: 722 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

One of the things that we have learned over the past 12 months is adaptability. Some of us were already experienced in working virtually, but when adding in a global pandemic, how you manage teams and projects in a virtual environment changes dramatically and you need to gain an entirely new skillset. During this session, we will go through the skills that you need, how you can teach yourself these skills and what should be the end result. It'll be a whistle-stop tour of power skills, leadership and self-improvement, as well as lessons learned, based on the presenter’s experience with teams and projects.

Make It Safe to Think Different | 2021 PMXPO (March 2021)

by Norma Lynch
March 25, 2021 | 43:55 | Views: 368 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

This session will share five steps that can be taken to make it psychologically safe within teams, so that team members are not afraid to speak up, to ask questions and to challenge the status quo. By setting the stage for candor and curiosity, communication and collaboration will increase. And by engaging hearts and minds, team members will be more likely to think differently and engage in creative brainstorming, leading to new ideas and change.

Coaching the Enabling Organizations for Agile Transformation | 2021 PMXPO (March 2021)

by Michael Palladino
March 25, 2021 | 39:50 | Views: 388 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 4.37 / 5

An agile transformation involves more than teaching teams how to use agile. Enabling organizations will also need to change the way they engage with agile teams. This session will cover intermediate and advanced agile topics such as: • changes to procurement when writing contracts for agile teams and work; changes to finance for support of multiple agile releases; and changes to validation thinking when using agile.

From Chaos to Confident: The 6 Pillars Project Leadership Framework | Virtual Experience Series (PMXPO 2021)

by Annmarie Curley
March 25, 2021 | 38:23 | Views: 1,113 | PDUs: 0.75 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Are you overwhelmed by constantly shifting priorities, changing visions and constant interruptions? Are you spending too much time putting out fires rather than addressing the root cause of the chaos? What if you could confidently lead your team, boost engagement and accountability, increase your influence to create unstoppable momentum, and accelerate outcomes and results for your organization?

The Sophisticated Creative Problem Solver: Separating Ideation from Evaluation | Virtual Experience Series (December 2020)

by Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM
December 09, 2020 | 33:44 | Views: 558 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.59 / 5

Need a better process for problem solving and innovating? Come learn the traits of creative problem solvers and the ground rules that power creative problem solving and innovation. When we learn to separate divergent thinking (a broad search for many diverse and novel alternatives) from convergent thinking (focused and affirmative evaluation of alternatives), we increase synergy, productivity and solutions.

PMI Citizen Developer in Action: Understanding the Basics | Virtual Experience Series (December 2020)

by Jody Temple White
December 09, 2020 | 35:45 | Views: 1,219 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.57 / 5

In this session, Jody Temple White, an experienced citizen developer, will explain key concepts from the Citizen Development Body of Knowledge and how they were applied to an actual business case. She will walk through each of the key steps – from ideation, to suitability assessments to requirements gathering – and highlight how the tools and methodologies developed by PMI help provide structure and governance to the process. She will also walk through the application developed in the no-code platform AppSheet to demonstrate just how accessible citizen development is for users.

Supercharge Your Career in Project Management, from Entry Level to Chief Project Officer | Virtual Experience Series (December 2020)

by Te Wu
December 09, 2020 | 37:13 | Views: 1,068 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.54 / 5

How often do you wonder about your career in project management? What should be the next step? Should you pursue a certification? How do you turbo charge your career? If you are ambitious and asking these questions, then this session is for you. It is designed for project professionals of all levels as it presents a comprehensive career map, a journey that starts from the entry level, progresses through project-program-portfolio, and reaching for the elusive chief project officer.

The Art of Empathy: Cultivating More Effective Communication | Virtual Experience Series (November 2020)

by Christopher DiBella
November 12, 2020 | 32:23 | Views: 387 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.55 / 5

Empathy is the most underrated (yet most powerful) skill needed in the workplace today. Understanding and sharing the feelings of others requires more than just voicing your thoughts and opinions, it also involves active listening skills for you to provide the appropriate level of support needed. Join us for an empathy mapping session to help find the right balance of cognitive, emotional, and compassionate empathy you can use to develop stronger bonds in the workplace.

Mastering Value Delivery | Virtual Experience Series (November 2020)

by Michel Thiry
November 12, 2020 | 33:04 | Views: 597 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.45 / 5

Value is a central element to projects, programs and portfolios, but few organizations know how to consistently deliver value, especially in today’s VUCA context where transient competitive advantage is essential. This session will address how to set a value index and use it to prioritize business initiatives, not only on their alignment to objectives, but also on their achievability, or overall risk using value as a ratio between benefits realization (alignment) and risk optimization (achievability).

Project Managers as Strategic Enablers | Virtual Experience Series (October 2020)

by Michelle Venezia
October 20, 2020 | 31:18 | Views: 470 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.48 / 5

Is the project management role at your company perceived as an administrative function, limited to project reporting and monitoring? Would you like to shift the view of your role as project manager to that of an enabler of your organization’s vision and strategy? The project management role can be the key to strategy realization, but there are three critical areas a project manager must master to be perceived as a strategic enabler. Through shared experiences from the University of Rochester Medical Center's IT Strategy & Innovation department, you will begin thinking about how to make your own strategic mindset shift.

The Project Manager's Volunteer Journey: A Roadmap to Value | Virtual Experience Series (October 2020)

by Uma Hiremagalur
October 20, 2020 | 24:29 | Views: 1,051 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.21 / 5

Project management practitioners and students know the mechanisms that drive change. As a professional who cares about giving back to your community, you can add value with a few simple steps. The path involves being willing to help others, acknowledging your strengths and skills, exploring opportunities for service, and deciding to volunteer. Come discover how easy and powerful this can be, learn what non-profits look for, and create your personal roadmap to start your own volunteer journey.

Applying Artificial Intelligence Tools to Project Management | Virtual Experience Series (October 2020)

by Paul Boudreau
October 20, 2020 | 36:12 | Views: 2,007 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.68 / 5

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools for project management are now available, and we need to understand how to apply them to the project processes to get the greatest value. This is a practical session that explains machine learning capability in simple terms and then provides several examples of how they can be applied to projects. Implementing these tools requires knowledge about the technology as well as a good strategy.

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On-Demand Webinars

Stop Getting in the Way! Coach Stakeholders to Help, Not Hurt, Projects | Virtual Experience Series (October 2020)

by Barbara Trautlein
October 20, 2020 | 37:48 | Views: 2,772 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.61 / 5

Whether it's sponsors "blessing and abdicating," end users "resisting," or project team members not following through with their accountabilities, as a project manager you grapple with challenging stakeholder behaviors every day. Join us to learn the positive intent behind seemingly difficult behaviors and what you as a project manager can do to turn them around to have a constructive impact, build relationships, and get results for your projects.

Infusing Candor into Your Project Team Culture | Virtual Experience Series (September 2020)

by Dana Brownlee
September 09, 2020 | 36:22 | Views: 715 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.61 / 5

Most organizations don’t have a culture of candor and their projects suffer as a result. This session shares specific techniques that project managers and team leaders can use to build a culture of candor where stakeholders are willing to highlight risks, speak up early on, voice concerns, and even speak truth to power.

Organizational Agility and Resource Planning: The Pathway to Sustained Business Value | Virtual Experience Series (September 2020)

by Frank P. Saladis, PMP
September 09, 2020 | 36:48 | Views: 367 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.25 / 5

This session focuses on the elements necessary to achieve status as a world class enterprise by creating a well-defined, value-driven and organizationally agile environment. Emphasis is placed on project portfolio management, the key elements of a successful enterprise PMO structure, and the factors that should be considered when assessing resource requirements and resource availability.

Can't We All Just Get Along? Getting Past the Methodology Wars | Virtual Experience Series (August 2020)

by Jesse Fewell, Laura Barnard
August 25, 2020 | 31:52 | Views: 429 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

In this entertaining and insightful session, project management pioneers Laura Barnard and Jesse Fewell will sift past the buzzwords and project jargon to highlight the philosophical differences many approaches have and how our mindsets influence our perspective while acting out situations we've all experienced. At times hilarious, and other times reflective, this performance will then reveal how our quirks and stereotypes as project leaders hide deeper truths we collectively fear.

Raise Your Emotional Awareness to Build a Collaborative Tomorrow | Virtual Experience Series (August 2020)

by Zahid Khan
August 25, 2020 | 36:35 | Views: 1,025 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.55 / 5

How well we understand our emotions, ourselves, and adapt to other's emotional needs determines our ability to build and manage productive relationships necessary for successful leadership. This session will focus on the importance of emotions to become more mindful by applying simple techniques that can be mastered in days. Emotional intelligence techniques will be shared to improve your leadership qualities for fostering a mindful collaboration culture that promotes productivity and creativity.

Crafting Successful Executive | Virtual Experience Series (August 2020)

by Bruce Gay
August 25, 2020 | 30:07 | Views: 1,005 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.57 / 5

Being invited to pitch an idea to senior executives can be both a blessing and a curse. On the upside, it provides an opportunity to showcase expertise before individuals with influence and strategic decision making within an organization. On the downside, a poor presentation can cast a negative shadow over the perception of someone's capability. This session will demonstrate how to design and deliver information more effectively at the senior level and enhance preparedness for leadership.

It Starts With You - How You See Yourself Determines How Successful You Will Be | Virtual Experience Series (July 2020)

by Sunny Faronbi
July 29, 2020 | 34:08 | Views: 1,373 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

Many of us are not aware of the impact that our formative years as children have on our future. Those first few years of our lives have a strong influence on how we see ourselves which can in turn, determine both the course of, and success in our lives. In this presentation, we will discuss how you can begin to see yourself differently, and the resulting impact this has on your life – both personally and professionally.

How to Leverage Multiculturalism in a Virtual Team Environment | Virtual Experience Series (July 2020)

by Dirk Doppelfeld
July 29, 2020 | 34:39 | Views: 894 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.43 / 5

This session will highlight the benefits of multicultural teams in a virtual environment. Many practitioners are frustrated by cultural differences. However, cultural orientations can be used as a strength on virtual teams, creating solutions that are impossible to achieve in unicultural environments and that can help to prevent conflicts.

Don't Trust Your Brain! The Neuroscience of Project Decision Making | Virtual Experience Series (July 2020)

by Simona Bonghez
July 29, 2020 | 32:09 | Views: 845 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.53 / 5

Project managers are required to make good decisions under huge amounts of pressure and time constraints. Studies confirm that 95% of these decisions are the result of an intuitive approach and not of rational logic. What can we do about it? In this session, we will reveal some of the most important mental traps that can impact our decisions and, through a series of real-life experiments, we will discuss practical ways to avoid them.

The Art of Strategic Servant Leadership | Virtual Experience Series (July 2020)

by Wale Elegbede
July 29, 2020 | 38:00 | Views: 365 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.58 / 5

In a world where strategic, project and operational decisions need to be made faster, and new ways of working such as remote, artificial intelligence and breakthroughs in medicine are occurring, it is increasing clear that leaders that go far and are successful are servant leaders that are strategic. In this virtual session, Wale will share how you can leverage this key leadership philosophy to build and sustain a high performing team as you bridge the gap between strategy and execution.

The Power to Persuade with Virtual Storytelling | Virtual Experience Series (July 2020)

by Doug Stevenson
July 29, 2020 | 32:06 | Views: 1,910 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.70 / 5

I can see you but I can't feel you. That's the challenge of virtual meetings and presentations. Everyone has a story of how their life and work are being affected by the pandemic and how it impacts their performance. Now more than ever, the ability to tell the story of how your life, your work and your world have changed is essential for team cohesion and effectiveness.

What’s All the Buzz about the Virtual Experience Series?

by Michelle Brown, Julie Ho, Gina Alesse
July 22, 2020 | 27:29 | Views: 1,342 | PDUs: | Rating: 4.48 / 5

Sure, you may have been to PMI events before, but this is a new reality. Join us for this webinar to learn more about a virtual series catered towards your reality —a certified project management pro, a job seeker looking to change careers, a skill builder looking to enhance your project skills, or a soon-to-be member of our community. This series is designed to inspire, inform, engage and entertain—and yes, earn you some valuable PDUs! You will hear from unexpected (and familiar) voices that will show you just how powerful project management is. You don’t want to miss this webinar and hear about this groundbreaking new series from PMI. Learn more at https://www.pmi.org/ExperiencePMI.

Columbia: Legacy and Lessons Learned | PMI Talent and Technology Virtual Symposium (June 2020)

by Michael Ciannilli
June 10, 2020 | 61:13 | Views: 5,222 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.68 / 5

Columbia: Legacy and Lessons Learned takes you back in time on a journey to 2003 as Columbia returns from its ill-fated 28th mission into space. Experience the emotional and physical recovery from the STS-107 accident and engage in an extensive conversation on an array of powerful lessons on Project Leadership and Team Building that Columbia teaches us today.

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