A new role is emerging at organizations where technology is at the core of products: the technical program manager. What does the future hold for this marriage of software architect and program manager?
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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 will focus 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.
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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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Project managers strive to learn from past experiences and guide others to do the same. However, these lessons learned normally exclude topics related to the plight of the project manager, who must regularly navigate the “domain of the unpredictable.” This article proposes a new device, “strategic lessons learned,” to address this void.
When it comes to embracing life as an unanchored project manager, the planning phase is just as important as it is with your work projects. In the second installment of his series, our wanderer shares planning tactics he has used to minimize risk of failure.
Key behavioral skills that are inherently people-oriented form an important dimension. They complement the core technical and strategic skills of project managers and complete their arsenal to achieve project success.
Large, complex projects seem like an impossibility at the start. However, taking on such a project piece by piece relieves you of the weight of the world. You can now focus your attention on the micro to accomplish the macro. With this shift, anything is possible.
Since the author's last popular look at helpful study tips, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has published A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, and there are just as many questions this time around. It's time to crack the code...again!
By going out of our way to make studying pleasurable, we begin to dread it less, then feel neutral about it and eventually enjoy it. But how the heck do you enjoy learning about earned value or resolving team conflict? The key is to separate our emotions about the subject matter from the learning experience.
When the new year rolls around, people inevitably think about their careers and how they want to see them advance. How much control do PMs have over that in today’s environment?
Project management is more than leadership. Can you perform the tasks of the role of project manager consistently—and at a high level? Are you aware that there’s a certain degree of duality that comes with the role? Let's dig a little deeper into each side of the PMI Talent Triangle® to help you improve your skills.
As a project manager, how do you stay organized and ensure success while running multiple projects at the same time? This practitioner has pulled together 15 tips to help.
Corporate culture is typically stifling and unwilling to change. People often lose their voice and much of what they hoped to achieve. In order to support others or to achieve our potential, we must be at our optimum selves and find our own voice.
In the first installment of this new column, the author covers some warning signs of an unhealthy lifestyle—and when to know it’s time to initiate a serious change in your life.
It’s easy to look like a winner. But how does one act like a winner? Let’s explore the attributes of the necessary mindset—one that will put you, your team and your organization in the best possible position for success.
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