Very few people are able to enjoy a career without a few setbacks. How you react to those disappointments goes a long way to defining your career success.
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The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium is back for the second year! This virtual event will explore the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management profession across industries. Participants will gain an understanding of how to better position themselves for growth and to identify talent for their project teams. Register today!
Now on demand! We kick off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. This year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project. Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, this is an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs, and broaden your perspective on project management.
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.
The temporary, unique nature of the project management environment increases the challenges of management and its leadership function because the project manager typically has little to no authority or asset ownership. This dynamic places a premium on influence-based leadership. So how does a project manager develop an influence-based leadership style? By examining an environment extremely similar to the project management environment - the military environment!
The world is becoming a difficult place to work as a Project Manager. We're working globally, across time zones and cultures, with new technology, and industries and projects are losing money at a staggering rate. We need to adapt.
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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.
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We hear a lot that project management is a marathon, not a sprint. That’s completely the wrong analogy…it shouldn’t be either. The work/life balance is supposed to be a real thing, so it's time we embrace striving for maximum success with minimum effort.
Project management, business analysis and organizational change management are all areas where we can grow our professional careers. How should you proceed? What course of action will yield fast results and yet lay the foundation for a strong and sustainable career?
Project management is a unique discipline that puts PMs in leadership positions over staff who don’t report to them. That creates an opportunity to help those team members succeed.
Many new or young PMs seem to have no real influence given where they sit in the company hierarchy. However, as a project manager you are a leader and can have influence. You do not need a senior management title!
We all like to think that our career success is the result of our ability, and that’s a major factor. But there are also a few other things that contribute to success—or the lack of it.
Feeling lost in your career? Don't fear—you have the perfect opportunity to reclaim it. When this project manager found herself at a crossroads, she asked herself three questions to help her find new purpose and develop a plan for long-term career success.
Many people who get the opportunity to work from home suddenly find themselves faced with a host of new issues. Finding the right discipline and work/life balance is a fine art and needs some practice. Here are five tips that can help you be productive.
What is a project manager that values their sanity and ability to deliver value to do? We want to be available, but we also need to do the work. If we are going to consistently deliver successfully, we need a strategy.
How to be a Chameleon in Your Project: Changing Your Management Style to Lead a Successful Project Q&Aby
The webinar How to be a Chameleon in Your Project: Changing Your Management Style to Lead a Successful Project received so much feedback, we didn’t have time to cover everything! The discussion continued afterward, and here Emily covers some additional questions and answers that came out of her presentation.
What does disruption mean for project managers? Without your input and leadership, your career and organization are going to suffer from disruption. Use these tips to take advantage of this opportunity.
Do you know how to plot the next step in your career—and what will be best for your long-term worth? In this article, the author takes you through a few steps to ensure your profitability and worth in an ever-increasing competitive landscape.
We need to recognize that the role of the project manager has been and is still under a great deal of scrutiny. Some of the critiques against us have elements of truth in them. How do we realize the vision of “staying relevant and competitive” as given to us through the PMI Talent Triangle®?
There is no single way to manage all projects. We need to adapt, observe, experiment with new techniques, and above all be patient and excel in communication skills in order to get things done. Here are 12 tips to help you improve your craft.
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