Forget the bodies of knowledge, the training courses and the “top X things you need” lists. Here’s what makes the perfect business analyst (at least if you’re working on one of the author’s projects)…
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The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposium, and the Talent Management Conference. The new event focuses on the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management discipline and careers. Participants will better understand how emerging technologies affect their career and skills progression, as well as the evolving needs of hiring managers as they seek out top project management talent.
Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies.
This webinar is based on the Jules Verne book called "Michael Strogoff - Courier of the Czar" and details the various problems that would prevent most of us from completing a project. The book shows that persistence and focus on the final goal will help overcome any obstacle.
Project management has evolved over the last 20 years. The tools project managers have allow for real-time collaboration and communication, but what are the common pitfalls that are still present today from 20 years ago? Despite new technology, issues relating to people and processes will always be present. How can project managers account for these issues given the tools they have at their disposal?
In this webinar Sally will bring exciting Creative, Innovative thinking to your role as a Project Manager. She will inspire you to put on new glasses, 3D, to view Performance, the Lifeline of projects as you have never seen previously. Just as Performing Artists create Standing Encore performances you can achieve this too by understanding and instigating the following methods which will be unpacked in this session.
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Use this practitioner-contributed guide for help studying concepts presented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) explains process inputs and outputs in a graphical representation, but shows this individually for each process without connecting the processes in a knowledge area in one diagram. This collection of maps not only achieves this, but also has connected all project processes (except the integration processes) in the same diagram with a minimum number of lines crossing. This collection of PDFs includes a diagram of each knowledge area that shows all of the internal connections, and then all are put together in one map. Also included is a Project Integration Management Diagram. Collectively, they serve as a great study aid or a nice refresher for experienced PMs.
Thinking of getting your PMI Professional in Business Analysis certification? This PBA application worksheet helps candidates organize their experience and education hours for applying for the PBA. It is practical and valuable for candidates to compile their hours before applying.
Choosing an Agile certification presents a number of complications, including the fact that there are different approaches and frameworks to consider and the fact that most are still evolving and changing. To help get your search started, here is an Excel-based roundup of Agile certifications.
This self-assessment will help you evaluate your skills--and find areas for improvement.
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Whether it’s political change or organizational transformation, the business world can be disruptive (and disrupted) at times. Here are seven ways that you can keep your skills relevant when everything around you is changing.
How can you make a more significant impact as a project manager? Look for opportunities to grow each member of the project team. Let’s take a closer look at ways you can grow your business analyst...and yourself.
What are cognitive biases and how could they be impacting your decision-making process? As a project manager, you need to be able to separate "fact" from "feeling." Here are eight of the most common biases that individuals will encounter, in addition to the best ways to defeat them.
We have seen IoT projects and technologies take off in cities, and with manufacturing and other areas. What does this mean for project managers who want to stay ahead of disruption?
Disruptive technologies are having a significant impact in all industries, but those impacts are very different—and generic approaches to understand them won’t work.
A change in work patterns toward more temporary roles is disrupting project management. The gig economy is moving from niche player to mainstream as millennials enter the workforce with different career aspirations—and organizations tap new labor markets and reduce headcounts.
The role of project leaders is evolving as disruptive technology frees them from many routine tasks and allows them to focus on communicating and contributing to innovation and strategic thinking. New research from PMI highlights the most in-demand skills and required culture shifts in the digital age.
There are endless options and considerations when choosing how to ensure ongoing personal development. But if you stand still and depend on past education and current experience, you're unlikely to realize your full career potential.
Project management credentials have proliferated. This creates problems for project management professionals and hiring managers alike. How can they compare or rank one over another? And what does this mean for our future development?
This practitioner talks with a lot of project managers who are looking to advance their careers. He sees a consistent theme in their focus—deepening skills instead of perfecting execution of their current skill set.
In today’s world where we are experiencing massive changes in all facets of life, our craft has become quite pervasive. It’s thought-provoking to consider the upcoming demand for project managers. What challenges are ahead?
The disruptive trends of over a dozen emerging technologies have raised the concern that many organizations and individuals will find it difficult to cope given the magnitude of impact. Like it or not, change is occurring—and it will have a disruptive influence in your professional and your personal life.
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