Project Management

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Top Influencers

Andy Jordan President| Roffensian Consulting S.A. Doral, Fl, USA
Karthik Ramamurthy Author, Say YES to Project Success| Founder KeyResultz Chennai, Tamilnadu, Tamilnadu, India
Anna Wiewiora Dr| Queensland University of Technology Australia
Peter O'Connor Professor| Queensland University of Technology Australia
Bruce Harpham Editor & Author| Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lorelie Kaid VP Enterprise Project Management| WSECU
Antonio Nieto HBR Author | Director PMO | PMI Fellow & Past Chairman | Professor | Thinkers50 | Strategy Implementation Institute Brussels, Belgium
Eric Jelenje Switzerland
Megan Speight
PMI Team Member
DE&I Manager| PMI Pa, USA
Maria Christina Barbosa Da Costa Dr Christina Barbosa| By Conn Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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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 Talent & Technology Symposium 2018

June 13, 2018 | Online

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 focuses 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.

PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium 2017

June 14, 2017 | Online

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.

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: 2,430 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.74 / 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 HEADWAY: Essential Principles for New Project Managers

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP
September 15, 2022 | 62:00 | Views: 9,101 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.75 / 5

In this presentation, Mark Mullaly endeavors to take some of the guesswork out of getting started. You'll explore the essentials of what it takes to be an effective project manager, and how to put your best foot forward on your first day in the role. He examines what you need to now about process, practices, people and politics. You'll get experienced advice to apply in a situation where experience is what you most feel is missing. Whether you are a new project manager, or one that has been around the block a few times, this is a presentation where you are likely to still get a wealth of value and insight.

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Save Time With Tools + Templates

Project Management Template Package

PREMIUM deliverable
by Lukas Kripal

This Excel workbook provides eight logs and registers to help your project. It includes a Changes Log, a Lessons Learned Log, an Assumptions-Constraints Log, an Issues Log, a Risk Register (with accompanying risk guide and list), a Customer Promise Log, a Project Task Tracker, and an RFI Tracker. It's perfect for new and seasoned PMs alike.

Project Risk Plan Workbook

PREMIUM deliverable
by Khaled Istanbouli

This Excel workbook will help you form a comprehensive risk plan with templates for a Project Plan, Work Breakdown Structure, Dependency Log, Rick Plan, Project Procurements Registry and Project Communications Log. It is helpful for experienced and new PMs alike.

Project Charter Template

by Dianne Naughton

This two-page project charter template includes sections for a stakeholder list, summary milestone schedule for various project phases (like collecting requirements, the development phase and prototype testing), and more. Adapt it to fit your specific project.

Overview of the Project Management Process

by John Galyon

While actively participating in mentorship during a project with a local design/build firm, this practitioner compiled an overview of the project management process as detailed in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Use this overview with other project managers as a tool to reference in your day-to-day PM activities (as well as share with new project managers).

Learn From Others

Overview of Information Security for New and Non-IT Project Managers

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by Rubaiyyaat Aakbar

Information security is all about protection of information and its critical elements (confidentiality, integrity and availability), including the systems and process that use, store and transmit that information. When it comes to information security, what exactly does it mean to us as project managers? This author helps you put the right procedures in place.

Informal Project Management: Good or Bad?

by Andy Jordan

Many project managers start their careers with informal projects, which are managed without using any formal structure, approach or control. Is that an appropriate first step for a potential PM?

The Future of Project Work: Generation Y’s Motivation

by Ruth Lechler Daniel Nicholls

New research shows that organizations can motivate young project professionals by providing a transparent career path that enables personal growth and development—and demonstrates how projects act as motivators for them.

PM 101: Preparing Students for the Class of Life

by Christina Sookram

Deciding to take a PM course may not be an obvious choice for students—and may be a hard sell. Positioning project management as a way to learn about life skills can change the perception students may have—and set them up for success.

Deliver on Time, or Deliver With Quality?

by Arturo Wishlitzky

The trade-off between project delivery time and quality often depends on the specific requirements and constraints of the project, but this is not always something that’s properly assessed. When push comes to shove and you have to decide, which side should you pick?

'Is This Delay a Problem?'

by Andy Jordan

The sooner that a PM can recognize that not all delays are created equal—and figure out which ones need action taken—the greater the chance of project success. When do you need to start worrying?

When Can PMs Start Breaking the Rules?

by Andy Jordan

New project managers are provided foundational training that they are told will help them succeed. But how many experienced PMs actually do things that way? When can we start changing our approach?

Am I Prepared to Become a PM?

by Andy Jordan

As the number of projects being undertaken continues to increase, the demand for project managers remains high. But what do individuals need to do to ensure they have the skills needed to become a PM? The answer is a lot harder than the question.

Don't Make This Critical Path Assumption

by Lonnie Pacelli

Ever hear a project manager say "Everything is critical!" about a schedule's tasks? Don't make that mistake. Understanding the mechanics of critical path is a crucial hard skill that PMs need to master early in their careers.

Remember: Users Are Real People

by Andy Jordan

When project teams are buried in the details of their work, it’s easy for them to forget that they are producing solutions for real people. PMs need to help them remember.

How to Transition From 'Unofficial' PM to 'Official' PM

by Ghia Yuson

If you’re currently working in a corporate environment, chances are you’ve found yourself managing a project even if it wasn’t part of your job description. Maybe it's time to consider becoming an “official” project manager—and these steps can help with the transition.

6 Tips for Mastering the Art of Delegation

by Andy Jordan

The sooner a project manager can become comfortable with effective and appropriate delegating, the better—but it's not an easy skill to master. These six tips can help.

The Perfect First Project

by Andy Jordan

Finding the right projects for new PMs to lead is critical, but what constitutes that ideal first project? The perfect project for one PM might not be the perfect project for another—but there are some characteristics that we can look for.

Why Project Management Certifications Matter

by Mario Trentim, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP

Project management certifications can be an invaluable tool, helping you generate greater opportunities and set yourself apart from the competition. If you're a new practitioner, read this primer to start your journey.

An Introduction to Project Management for C-Level Executives

by Mario Trentim, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP

As a C-Level executive, you are responsible for managing complex projects that require extensive coordination and careful planning to ensure success. But there is a lot more to project management than just making sure everyone is on the same page.


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