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Top Influencers

Peter O'Connor Professor| Queensland University of Technology Australia
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Andy Jordan President| Roffensian Consulting S.A. Doral, Fl, USA
Antonio Nieto HBR Author | Director PMO | PMI Fellow & Past Chairman | Professor | Thinkers50 | Strategy Implementation Institute Brussels, Belgium
Bruce Harpham Editor & Author| Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ruth Lechler Research Associate| ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences Switzerland
Lonnie Pacelli Author & President| Bellevue, Wa, USA
Uri Galimidi Leadership Coach and Career Mentor| The Will To Change Inc. Sarasota, Fl, USA
Stelian ROMAN Project Manager| MicroSafety Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia
Dana Brownlee Corporate Trainer| Professionalism Matters, Inc. Atlanta, Ga, USA

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Connect In Person

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 Power of Standups.

Jun 5, 2024 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

In this interactive session, Dr. Helen Adesuwa Uzamere will share how standups have helped her consistently meet or exceed project success criteria.

Project HEADWAY: Influence Without Authority

Jun 20, 2024 3:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Exercising influence on this scale without requisite authority is unquestionably a challenge. It requires confidence, competence, and political dexterity. It also involves a willingness to engage, negotiate with and advise executives that may be several rungs above you on the organizational ladder. While that might sound difficult and scary, it is the nature of the gig. The good news is that being able to influence without authority is an attainable outcome. There is process, there are strategies and there are approaches that you can employ to secure commitment, leverage support and get things done. If you have ever been challenged to create effective outcomes without formal organizational accountability and power, this is a webinar that you won’t want to miss.

On-demand Webinars

Global Project Management Job Trends: Insights for 2024

by Jill Diffendal, SoHyun Kang, George Asamani, Karla Mae Eidem
May 14, 2024 | 60:50 | Views: 5,288 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.71 / 5

The PMI Global Project Management Jobs Trends 2024 Report identifies employment trends that stand out based on their regional impact and the implications across the world. During this session, we will provide a deeper insight into the 2024 report, focusing on the emerging global and regional trends impacting project talent so that project professionals can identify career opportunities across different industries around the world.

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

by Fola Alabi
January 10, 2024 | 62:17 | Views: 8,516 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.43 / 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.

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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

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.

The Plate-Spinning PM: 7 Tips to Manage Multiple Projects

by Lonnie Pacelli

How many projects are reasonable for a PM to manage? Before your plates come crashing down, read these tips on how to manage multiple projects, right-size your focus on each—and raise the flag when it’s too much.

3 Ideas to Avoid Needing International Women's Day Next Year

by Johanna Rothman

While this PM wishes we didn’t need International Women’s Day, she's glad we have an opportunity to assess where we are. The world has changed—in many good ways—since she started her career journey...but we still have work to do.

5 Reflections on Women in Project Management

by Yasmina Khelifi

International Women's Day empowers many women to speak up and exchange stories and ideas. But our efforts must last 365 days. A practitioner with decades of experience shares observations on her journey.


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