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Ask PMI Anything: What do PMI exams prepare you for?

Michael DePrisco and Sierra Hampton-Simmons | 14 September 2020

Every exam at PMI has a purpose and a real life application. Learn more about how PMI exams prepare professionals for success.

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Ask PMI Anything: How are certification exams developed?

Michael DePrisco and Sierra Hampton-Simmons | 04 September 2020

Learn how PMI develops exams that encompass the knowledge needed to obtain professional certifications such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)®

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Are You Allowing Your Teams to Innovate?

Michael DePrisco | 25 August 2020

The latest Pulse of the Profession® research suggests we can do more to drive innovation in our organizations. Here are major take-aways from the survey and what it means for project management professionals.

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What We Can Learn from a New Generation of Project Leaders

Anja Blacha | 17 August 2020

As organizations continue to face disruptive change and transformation, a younger generation of project talent rose to meet the challenge, shaping the future of work. With the #PMIFuture50 list, we recognize the visionaries who show us how to thrive in this evolving world.

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Collaborative Leadership - The Power Skill You Need to Apply NOW

Dave Garrett | 06 August 2020

In today’s new work ecosystem, constant change is forcing teams to face an array of problems head on. To find their solutions, teams are turning to one critical power skill to get the job done—collaborative leadership.

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The Evolution of Energy in the Middle East: The Project Manager’s Role

Grace Najjar | 30 July 2020

The energy sector is changing rapidly, driven by technological advancements and a growing urgency to embrace renewable power. Project professionals can prepare for the future by understanding the forces reshaping the sector.

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Ask PMI Anything: How do I get started in a project management career path?

Michael DePrisco | 23 July 2020

COVID may have turned our world upside down, but this is still a great time to pursue a career in project management. In this “Ask PMI Anything” post, Michael DePrisco shares tips on how you can launch your career as a project management professional.

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The Importance of Project Management During Turbulent Times

Joe Cahill | 16 July 2020

Project managers have always helped their organizations cope with disruption. Now, as economies start to recover from the colossal disruption of COVID-19, project management professionals can continue in this critical role by adopting mission-critical skills.

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How Organizations Are Navigating Disruptive Change

Sunil Prashara | 06 July 2020

Disruptive change can challenge even the nimblest organization. Members of PMI’s Global Executive Council share their experiences of dealing with COVID-19 and offer suggestions for how the crisis can serve as an opportunity for further growth.  

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A First Look Under the Hood of The PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition

Michael DePrisco | 30 June 2020

A new edition of the PMBOK® Guide is due out before the end of the year. Find out what’s changed and what hasn’t in this preview of the influential resource. 

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Lessons in Project Management from “Day Zero” in South Africa

Otema Yirenkyi | 25 June 2020

Facing severe drought in 2018, Cape Town, South Africa narrowly avoided shutting down its municipal water supply. The massive “Day Zero” initiative saved the day and offers important lessons for project management professionals.  

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Three Simple Ways to Drive COVID-inspired Change

Dave Garrett | 18 June 2020

COVID-19 is creating massive challenges but also opportunities to effect substantive change. Here are three ways you can use the crisis to lead positive change.

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Bring On the CTO: Why Having a Chief Transformation Officer Makes Sense in a Post-COVID World

Ricardo Vargas | 11 June 2020

The case for having a Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) has been building for years. Now, as companies undertake the difficult task of rebuilding in the wake of COVID-19, the CTO role is more important than ever.

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How to Optimize Your WoW with Disciplined Agile

Scott Ambler | 08 June 2020

Organizations know that agile— a major driver of successful projects — is here to stay, but a cookie-cutter approach to agile doesn’t allow businesses to reap the full benefits. With the Disciplined Agile tool kit, professionals can explore hundreds of frameworks to find their customized “Way of Working.”

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Africa Rising: Why Project Managers are Critical to Africa's Future

Otema Yirenkyi | 01 June 2020

With a rapidly growing population and economy, Africa is poised to take on massive infrastructure upgrades, and they’ll need talented project managers to lead the charge.

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Ask PMI Anything: Coping with Loneliness in a Remote Working World

Sunil Prashara | 29 May 2020

Sunil Prashara addresses the common experience of feeling lonely while working remotely and offers tips on how we can all feel more connected.

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Mastering Strategy Implementation in Transformative Times

Ricardo Vargas | 29 May 2020

Transformative times call for strategic transformation – but the majority of businesses fail in these efforts. Ricardo Vargas shares tips for planning and delivering a successful transformation initiative based on extensive study by PMI’s Brightline Initiative.

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The End of Agile? No the End of Undisciplined Agile.

Scott Ambler | 29 May 2020

Scott Ambler counters a Forbes article entitled “The End of Agile” to argue that agile is very much alive, offering insights into how teams can adapt their approach to leverage agile strategies in a way that will allow them to succeed in their unique context.

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Tips to Find the Perfect Talent/Technology Balance

Michael DePrisco | 29 May 2020

Technology continues to transform the way we work - but leaders across the business, government and nonprofit sectors know that success hinges on having people with the right skillset to execute bold ideas. Michael DePrisco shares how to find the right balance between talent and technology. 

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Essential Tips to Ace Your Next Videoconference

Scott Ambler | 29 May 2020

Many professionals will continue working from home for the foreseeable future. While face-to-face collaboration is typically preferable, videoconferencing is a useful tool to stay engaged with your colleagues, especially when you follow these essential tips.

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Managing Risk During a Crisis: Six Lessons

Sunil Prashara | 29 May 2020

Sunil Prashara explores best practices in managing risk during a crisis using PMI’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a case study.

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Open for Business

Sunil Prashara | 29 May 2020

Welcome! The PMI Blog is now open for business. 

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