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PMXPO 2020

March 26, 2020 | online

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.

PMI® Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019

November 13, 2019 | Online

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.

PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019

June 12, 2019 | Online

The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2019 explores 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.

Upcoming Webinars

The Rise of AI - How PMOs can Leverage AI for Productivity Management

Jul 24, 2024 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In the rapidly evolving landscape of technological innovation, the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands out as a transformative force. This talk delves into the profound impact and potential of AI in reshaping how Project Management Offices (PMOs) operate and excel.

Will AI replace the Project Manager’s Role?

Jul 30, 2024 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)

Industry leaders will share their thoughts on organizational and team preparedness, governance, and the impact AI is having on the way their organizations manage projects.

On-demand Webinars

The 3 C’s for an AI ready Project Manager

by Anju Aggarwal
June 27, 2024 | 60:40 | Views: 1,898 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.47 / 5

As a Project Manager, how should one prepare themselves to be AI ready. So, we are not uprooted and outsmarted by this technology. This webinar will share knowledge about AI but, specific to project management only.

The Immediate Benefits of Adopting Generative AI for Project Management

by Edivandro Conforto, Riam Chazbek, Rupal Bhandari, Deeksha Singh, Deeksha Singh Singh
June 25, 2024 | 57:55 | Views: 10,176 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.56 / 5

Explore the evolving landscape of project management with GenAI. Join us for insights on adoption, performance enhancements, and real-world success stories in GenAI-driven project transformations. Hear from PMI Thought Leadership Director Edivandro Conforto, PhD, and a panel of project professionals leading the way in leveraging GenAI for project management.

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Save Time With Tools And Templates

PM Career Management SWOT Analysis

PREMIUM deliverable
by Andy Jordan

You have likely come across a SWOT analysis, which maps strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This template applies the SWOT concept to your career development plans to help you build on strengths, address areas of weakness, leverage opportunities and monitor threats.

"Agile My Life" Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Carol Whitaker

You may be the most brilliant project manager out there, but it doesn't count for much if it comes at the expense of everything else. You are more likely to establish a sustainable, long-term PM career when you can balance your life with your work. This workbook allows you to leverage agile principles to do that. Use in conjunction with the Agile Your Life webinar.

Sustainable PM Assessment

PREMIUM deliverable
by Lonnie Pacelli

To help you think through each of the sustainable PM drivers and how they apply to you, use this template to assess yourself and develop your plan for becoming a sustainable PM. Use in conjunction with the article Becoming a Sustainable Project Manager.

Applying PM Skills to Day-to-Day Life Worksheet

PREMIUM deliverable
by Michael Wood

Taking time to reflect on ways you have integrated your PM skills into your day-to-day life can be an invaluable exercise. The more consciously you are aware of your competencies, the more successful you may be in your PM career—and your life journey. Use this simple worksheet as a starting point and in conjunction with the article Applying PM Skills to Day-to-Day Life.

Contentment Assessment

PREMIUM deliverable
by Lonnie Pacelli

How content you are in your current and future career potential? With your physical and mental health? With your current and future financial status? This assessment will help you think through areas in your life that are most important to you—and develop a practical and sustainable purpose statement to guide you when to say "yes" to some things and "no" to others. Use in conjunction with the blog "Your North Star – Creating a Practical and Sustainable Purpose Statement."

Learn From Others

Mentoring Matters...a Lot

by Steve Pollock, Daro Mott, Julia Smith, Brian Lightsy

An effective way to be a better project leader is to partner with a thriving project leader. In this article, three experienced program managers share their approaches with mentoring and their emphasis on why it matters...a lot.

6 Predictions for the Future of Project Consulting

by Andy Jordan

Consulting is a nuanced discipline, especially in project environments. And it's going to change...but how? This practitioner looks into his crystal ball and offers six predictions.

Pit Happens: 7 Ways to Navigate Out of Project Despair

by Lonnie Pacelli

You can’t completely avoid pits of despair when projects start to go south, but you can control how you manage through them. Ensure you are the one steady at the stick so you can help everyone navigate through the pit with these tips.

What Makes a Successful Consultant?

by Andy Jordan

There are a lot of consultants operating in the project space, but they aren’t all of equal quality. What sets the good ones apart? Here are four qualities you must embrace to excel—and have longevity.

9 Tips to Be a Better Article Writer

by Lonnie Pacelli

Getting your point across in an engaging and informative way helps your readers grow and benefit from your wisdom. Consider these nine tips to help you be more efficient and effective as a writer.

How’s Your Customer Service?

by Andy Jordan

Project managers need a lot of diverse skills to succeed. Is customer service one of them? If we apply customer service principles to the idea of stakeholder management, it’s fairly easy to identify ways in which the PM can contribute to success.

Career Crossroads: What Can PMs Do When They Max Out Opportunities?

by Andy Jordan

Many PMs reach a point where there aren’t any more options to take on larger projects without making a significant shift—potentially an industry change. Regardless of where you currently are in your PM journey, consider the options that might be available to you next.

4 Ways Your PM Career Sustainability Can Go Wrong

by Lonnie Pacelli

When it comes to the four sustainability drivers for our careers—skills, lifestyle, relationships and stewardship—we need to make each a priority. Here's what can happen when you don't.

7 Tips for Better 360-Feedback Evaluations

by Lonnie Pacelli

Anyone in a leadership position should go through a 360-feedback experience. While it can be brutal, it can also be an outstanding catalyst for growth. But there should be some key criteria in place to get the most out of the experience.

5 Steps to Help You Retreat From Stress

by Lonnie Pacelli

Everyone needs rest. If you buy into the concept that rest is a retreat from stress, here are some tangible things you can do to better ensure you’re getting the rest your mind and body need.

8 Skills PMs Must Develop to Embrace Innovation

by Antonio Nieto

As our field evolves and integrates with innovation, project managers must adapt by developing a new set of skills. Here we look at strategies for effectively integrating innovation within project management—and how we can close the PM/innovation gap.

Leave the Negativity Out

by Andy Jordan

Not every position or every project provides a positive experience. But be careful how you present those experiences when interviewing for a new job, as negativity damages credibility and masks all of the other strengths and advantages that you might have.


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