Mentoring programs are a complete project unto themselves, and most of our PM skills can easily be applied to make a difference in the lives of others. Here are six ways that project management and mentoring programs intersect.
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The 3rd annual PMI Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium will equip participants with the skills to address current challenges and the roadmap to guide them through the constant change of the future. Our lineup of speakers will examine the ways in which project professionals have responded to crisis and share lessons to evolve beyond it.
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.
Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
Who can predict what program and project management will be like 10 years from now? What effects will artificial intelligence, the gig economy, and digital transformation have on programs and projects? “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future'” said Yogi Berra. What I can do to help you is give your tools to prepare you for future program and project management job market.
Most Agile frameworks, like Scrum, Crystal and XP, were conceived by developers for a small team of developers. With the inherent maturity of the agile concept, 'old' practices, such as Lean, were employed to scale Agile beyond a team of 5-9 software developers. SAFe and Disciplined Agile are good examples of augmenting Agile with Lean, at the cost of restricting agility to ensure scalability and financial viability. Some Lean practices, like Kanban, were re-discovered and are considered by some practitioners as the next agile step. Agile beyond software development is not necessarily as easy as you hear in conferences. In the trenches the famous 'mindset change' is both ways: Agile must also learn to accept other ways of doing things and adapt to the needs of non-technical teams.
The project management field out there is pretty crowded out there. Its no longer enough to be just really good at what you do. You have to be more. It’s no longer build it on time, on scope and budget. You have to add value over and above the normal requirements of project managers. So how do we add value? How do we stand out in the crowd? How do we get recognized in this very crowded field? Our speaker will get us thinking about what we can do to innovate our careers and get to the next level.
Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities: Building a High-Performing Team
This is in the sixth installment in an 8-part webinar series, Strategies for Developing the Most Sought-After Leadership Qualities, presented by Uri Galimidi. This series focuses on eight critical leadership skills that will help Project Managers become more accomplished professionals.
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No matter where you are on the career ladder, consider creating a roadmap for moving forward by comparing your current state to the requirements needed to achieve your career goals—and then identify the actions you need to take to make it all happen. Use this template in conjunction with the article What’s Your Career Plan?
Use this Excel sheet as a quick reference when studying inputs; tools and techniques; and outputs from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. It categorizes them by chapter, process group and knowledge area.
Use this Excel sheet as a quick reference when studying tools and techniques from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. It categorizes them by type and cross-references by knowledge area.
Utilice esta hoja de Excel como una referencia rápida cuando estudie herramientas y técnicas de la A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. Los clasifica por tipo y las referencias cruzadas por área de conocimiento.
How do you go about assessing where you are in your level of maturity when it comes to The PMI Talent Triangle® skills? A good place to start is by assessing your maturity level on many skills. Use this template in tandem with the article Taking Stock in Your PM Skills Maturity.
Learn From Others
Adult education has evolved since many of us were at school. We now understand more about learning and the effectiveness of various exam preparation techniques. This article explores some modern alternatives to the old-school methods.
Project managers are increasingly expected to have an understanding of how their projects help and support the business. How do you develop the skills to do that?
The "college touch" creates an opportunity to reach a broader audience, attract new talent, encourage PMI certification and engagement, and build a more robust global workforce. Here are seven tips for how you can reflect the values and experiences of college students, emerging professionals and incoming PMs.
In a world where personal and professional lives have been significantly disrupted by an international pandemic, surely it makes sense for individuals and corporations to focus on the immediate challenges of day-to-day business and revisit development objectives at a future date. Or does it?
When it comes to smart work versus hard work, which would you pick? Sometimes, we work so hard that we get worn out and exhausted. It doesn't have to be this way. These five tips can help.
Like every other industry, the recruitment business has suffered greatly due to COVID-19—and there’s no guarantee things will go back to how they were. What changes in the recruitment industry should we expect—and what are the implications for project managers?
For transitioning military service members, the career path of project manager is one worth purposely exploring. The work accomplished within the military is very similar to corporate America—more than many service members and civilian business folks realize.
Reaching our PM potential in uncertain times requires one to recognize their untapped potential, especially that which rests beyond the traditional operational perspectives of project management. So what are we waiting for?
Accountability separates great project leaders from mediocre ones. They make difficult decisions, display clarity and, yes, express optimism. And they embrace the leadership role as a contract that comes with responsibility, high expectations and scrutiny.
For many of us, familiar work environments have been fundamentally changed or taken away. Major events in our lives are causing us to re-evaluate our priorities. That’s a good thing, but take care before you make career-changing decisions.
It's not too late to prepare to successfully complete your PMP certification before the exam changes in January of 2021. But time is of the essence, so follow this guidance for immediate next steps.
Today’s project manager must possess a unique combination of skills, and not everyone is destined to be a PM. The perfect way to test the waters is through professional development channels.
Many project managers have used some additional time they have found to focus on career development. That’s great, but now you need to take the next step—building on that foundation with practical experience and adjustments to career goals.
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