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 VES page for information on the next event, where you can take advantage of the full live-day experience!

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VES On-Demand Webinars

VES December 2020: PMI Citizen Developer in Action: Understanding the Basics

by Jody Temple White
December 09, 2020 | 35:45 | Views: 620 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.55 / 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.

VES October 2020 - Project Managers as Strategic Enablers

by Michelle Venezia
October 20, 2020 | 31:18 | Views: 74 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.58 / 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.

VES October 2020 - Applying Artificial Intelligence Tools to Project Management

by Paul Boudreau
October 20, 2020 | 36:12 | Views: 88 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.77 / 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.

VES September 2020 - Organizational Agility and Resource Planning: The Pathway to Sustained Business Value

by Frank P. Saladis, PMP
September 09, 2020 | 36:48 | Views: 75 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 3.73 / 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.

VES September 2020 - Infusing Candor into Your Project Team Culture

by Dana Brownlee
September 09, 2020 | 36:22 | Views: 320 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.42 / 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.

VES August 2020: Can't We All Just Get Along? Getting Past the Methodology Wars

by Jesse Fewell, Laura Barnard
August 25, 2020 | 31:52 | Views: 311 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.60 / 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.

VES August 2020:Crafting Successful Executive Presentations

by Bruce Gay
August 25, 2020 | 30:07 | Views: 506 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.51 / 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.

VES August 2020 - Raise Your Emotional Awareness to Build a Collaborative Tomorrow

by Zahid Khan
August 25, 2020 | 36:35 | Views: 395 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.35 / 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.

VES July 2020: It Starts With You - How You See Yourself Determines How Successful You Will Be

by Sunny Faronbi
July 29, 2020 | 34:08 | Views: 531 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.54 / 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.

VES July 2020: The Art of Strategic Servant Leadership

by Wale Elegbede
July 29, 2020 | 38:00 | Views: 143 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.53 / 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.

VES July 2020: How to Leverage Multiculturalism in a Virtual Team Environment

by Dirk Doppelfeld
July 29, 2020 | 34:39 | Views: 740 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.45 / 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.

VES July 2020: The Power to Persuade with Virtual Storytelling

by Doug Stevenson
July 29, 2020 | 32:06 | Views: 543 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.68 / 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.

VES July 2020: Don't Trust Your Brain! The Neuroscience of Project Decision Making

by Simona Bonghez
July 29, 2020 | 32:09 | Views: 385 | PDUs: 0.50 | Rating: 4.51 / 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.

VES On-Demand Webinars

VES June 2020: Social Super Glue: How to Create a Culture that Strengthens Your Team During Crisis

by Kris Boesch
June 10, 2020 | 71:18 | Views: 525 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.72 / 5

Leading through a crisis can be brutal.  Your team is dealing with uncertainty, stress and duress. In this insightful and energized presentation, Kris Boesch weaves valuable content, enlightening stories and tangible tools to create “social super glue” that is foundational to holding a team together in crisis.

VES June 2020: Columbia: Legacy and Lessons Learned

by Michael Ciannilli
June 10, 2020 | 61:13 | Views: 1,372 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.71 / 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.

VES June 2020: Leadership In Times of Uncertainty

by Fabiola Maisonnier
June 10, 2020 | 33:32 | Views: 1,349 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.34 / 5

Leadership in Times of Uncertainty will expose past, present and future world disasters and transformations that trigger the necessity of capable people (leaders) to manage change and ambiguity during and after crisis. Not everyone is born a leader, but anyone can become one. The presentation will challenge the audience to question themselves, “What do I need to do to become a leader?”.

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