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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

Hybrid Project Management: Fit-for-Purpose to Drive Performance

Mar 12, 2024 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

The latest Pulse of the Profession research from PMI shows a significant increase in the use of hybrid project management approaches. Organizations are finding that, by using the most appropriate techniques from both agile and predictive, they can create a fit-for-purpose approach that meets their unique needs.

On-demand Webinars

Project Managers as Strategy Drivers: How Strategic Leadership Accelerates PM Careers and ROI for Organizations

by Fola Alabi
January 10, 2024 | 62:17 | Views: 5,622 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.44 / 5

Project managers are taking center stage, are you ready? In today's ever-evolving business landscape, project managers are not just taskmasters; they are the architects of strategic success. Join us in our upcoming webinar, "Project Managers as Strategy Drivers: How Strategic Leadership Accelerates Careers and ROI for Organizations," where we will unravel the dynamic synergy between project management and executive leadership.

Enabling Sustainability through Organizational Project Management

by Raju Rao
September 14, 2023 | 60:55 | Views: 7,624 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.35 / 5

Sustainability has become a key parameter for organizations and this means that projects and operations have to be planned and implemented with this objective. At the project level it may be difficult to bring in sustainability initiatives because often times the scope of the project is already determined or it is contractual. To get a sustainability perspective one has to consider it beyond a project outcome and further this needs to be addressed by senior management. Therefore, an organizational level approach would be more appropriate.

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Save Time With Tools And Templates

'Agile My Life' Workbook

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."

Personal Leadership Development Plan

PREMIUM deliverable
by Eduard Hernandez

Translate your improvement plans into concrete actions and real results using this simple questionnaire, which helps you chart development focus areas and tie them to situations you encounter on the job. Adjust to fit your situation, and add rows/sections as needed.

Learn From Others

9 Reasons to Stop Telling People How Busy You Are

by Lonnie Pacelli

Do you need to tell people how busy you are? Take some time to review these nine nuggets and think about your own busyness—and how it may be negatively impacting not only you, but others around you.

How to End Career Stagnation: 5 Steps to Reignite Your Progress

by Bruce Harpham

Career growth is not automatic. Simply running in place in the same job doing the same tasks repeatedly will not produce much growth. The solution is to evaluate our work experiences critically, package those experiences into stories, and assess if we have the correct stories to meet our goals.

To Succeed, Be Human

by Andy Jordan

If you are (or want to be) a project manager, don't be robotic. Be a human being with a personality, a style and an approach all your own. Combined with the right skills and experience, that will allow you to be successful.

4 formas en que el voluntariado le convertirá en un/una mejor gerente de proyectos

by Mayte Mata-Sivera, Yasmina Khelifi

No es necesario vivir cerca de una gran ciudad ni ser físicamente fuerte para marcar la diferencia a través del voluntariado. Lea cómo dos gerentes de proyectos adquirieron nuevas habilidades que no podían adquirir en sus trabajos diarios y qué puede hacer el voluntariado por usted.

Post-Pandemic Project Blues: Reflections on Our New Normal

by Dr. Deepa Bhide, PMP, Sasi Kumar

The world ushered in a “new normal” after the pandemic, one marked by technology dependency, empathy, quiet quitting and more. From a work/life perspective, are we better off now than we were before?

What Shape of Project Manager Are You?

by Bart Gerardi

Because project managers come from a multitude of backgrounds, they take on various areas of expertise—or “shapes." As part of your own career, you should decide which one of these three shapes you want to be.

Showing Your Value as a Project Manager

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

Seldom do our bosses hear how we project managers prove quantifiable cost savings directly from our efforts. Here’s how one practitioner did so in surprising fashion, with five conclusions to share that can help you prove your worth.

The Biggest Barrier to PM Career Progress

by Andy Jordan

Project managers—and those who want to become PMs—often feel that there are a lot of barriers to their progress. In most cases, those barriers are more mental than anything else. Do you see obstacles that aren't really there?

The Case for Career Growth With Technical Skills

by Bruce Harpham

There are four reasons why you should consider building up your technical skills as a project professional. This project manager shares his journey—and addresses common concerns about technical skill career growth.

12 Essential Resources to Help Project Managers Prepare for 2024

by Edivandro Conforto

Throughout 2023, the Project Management Institute produced a number of thought leadership resources to support the project management community in navigating professional growth. These 12 reports and articles can help you hone your skills for the challenging new year ahead.

20 Must-Read Articles From 2023

by Cameron McGaughy

From climbing the Himalayas to coaching kids, from watermelon reports to mental wellness, from AI hits to AI misses, 2023 was an exciting year. Here we share 20 of our most popular articles. Discover what you might have missed, or revisit a popular favorite!


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