Ignore emotional intelligence at your own risk. As a project manager, much of what we do is based on exercising EI. We are responsible for inspiring, motivating and influencing team members—and we must use EI first to get our mental health in order, then to help promote collaboration.
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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.
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.
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.
Modern work can be complicated, and economic pressures require businesses to improve continuously. The need for innovation, distributed teams, and competitive and regulatory pressures drive an organization to improve and learn constantly. Learning throughout the project is not something that should be the focus of only the Agile approaches, such as scrum. From experience, it is not motivating for a team to burn their metaphorical hand on the same familiar stove burner. A team with recurring failures of the same type differs from how to improve morale or grow competencies. Failures may not be fatal if these are used as opportunities to learn. Failure is not motivating when nothing new is learned or experienced. In this webinar, we will discuss learning opportunities, things our project can do to encourage learning, and what things we do that discourage learning and growth.
What motivates Generation Y to work on projects? Young professionals are increasingly looking for a specific work environment characterized by opportunities for learning, meaningfulness and achievement. Projects outcomes offer the kind of work environment that fits the expectations of young professionals quite well. In this session, we share our findings from the research project, The Future of Project Work, and discuss what motivates young professionals to work on projects. Young project professionals are specifically attracted to this work, as projects fulfill their needs for autonomy, learning, purpose and social connections. We will discuss the motivators of young project professionals and how organizations can support project management careers.
When it comes to making a meaningful connection with other people, nothing compares to your personal stories. Storytelling is a skill that empowers leaders to create common ground among teams, unleash the drive and passion of their people and share a vision for the future. Accomplished leaders employ storytelling to improve interpersonal relationships, communicate strategy and build culture. But how can you master telling compelling stories? Be heard, be remembered, and create the change you wish to see in your career with dynamic and inspiring storytelling.
Sustainability-Focused Project Leader: Why We Are Uniquely Placed To Deliver the Sustainability Transformation
Bringing a sustainable future into our grasp relies upon the successful execution of thousands of well-conceived projects. Project management and project leaders are critical in achieving more sustainable practices. Executives must provide them with more flexibility in managing projects, moving past the traditional “iron triangle” of project management — managing time, budget, and quality. Sustainability cannot be achieved simply through rigid planning and traditional project targets. Project managers must be unleashed to reach these goals innovatively. CEOs should empower a new kind of sustainability-focused project manager to lead organizational transformation. The Project Management Office (PMO) can play an important role when analyzing new project ideas. It should develop new guidelines for sponsors and managers to increase the focus of their projects on such sustainable outcomes and benefits.
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The purpose of this tool is to conduct a self-introspection on attributes that are essential for a PMO leadership role. Self-identify your current level of the listed key PMO leadership attributes, completing the "Current," "Aspirations" and "Prioritization" columns. Use in conjunction with the upcoming on-demand webinar Evolution of a PMO Leader - Lessons from Matthew McConaughey.
This Project Management Practice Guide for Startups is the main output of the Outspeed Startup project, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and carried out by the PMI Turkey chapter in collaboration with the PMI Bulgaria, France and Slovenia chapters and in association with the Ankara Development Agency. This guide introduces a customized project management approach for startups.
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
After reflecting on the long history of a pro sports team’s failure to win a championship, this project manager saw many parallels in the mistakes he made leading a software team. Are you committing these five fouls?
How can we motivate team members from passive compliance (or even worse, resistance) to committed dedication or even passionate innovation? Paying a salary does not motivate someone. Enter power skills to the rescue.
As project managers assume more business-focused roles, they need to show not just collaborative leadership with their teams, but also collaborative leadership with other leaders. That’s more than just an expansion of scope—it’s a subtle difference in how collaborative leadership needs to be applied.
Inflation running rampant. Supply chain problems continuing. Energy prices through the roof. Thank goodness for an army of elves!
There is a treasure trove of actionable takeaways that our PMs penned in 2022. Which one of these fun, heartwarming and engaging articles is your favorite? Discover what you might have missed, or revisit a popular favorite!
Monitoring a real-time skills inventory of your organization is critical for staying on top of your organization’s current and projected skills needs. It takes more than a compilation of old resumes or outdated competencies. These eight empathy habits can help.
Where will you be working in a year? What tools will be necessary for success? How will you build your career? To be a successful PM, you don't need to see into the future—but you do need to continuously build skills in these three critical areas.
How do we ensure that project managers can be empowered to drive the decisions that organizations need—while still being supported by those organizations? And how can that be achieved in an environment where leaders can drive overall strategy without having to be involved in every key decision?
Organizations can’t succeed without an effective strategy, but strategy alone won’t deliver successful outcomes. And not all organizations are acknowledging that fact.
Project management is rapidly evolving. You’ll be able to evolve and succeed over the next 10 years, but you need to adapt if you’re going to thrive. What will it look like a decade from now? With a little bit of time travel, we let you know.
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