PMInsight 25 January 2019


    Strategic Transformation

    Volunteer Content Gets a Facelift

    As PMI is transforming, we’re taking opportunities to make our resources more relevant and valuable for all our stakeholders—Friday Facts included. Starting with the 11 January edition of this bi-weekly newsletter, Friday Facts is now called PMInsight and the content will also be posted on the Volunteer Resource Center.

    This provides ONE convenient place for you to access information and resources related to your PMI volunteer role. Throughout January and February, you’ll continue to receive the e-newsletter while also having access to the content on the VRC. Starting in March, the content will be posted solely on the VRC and you’ll receive an email notifying you of new content.

    Moving forward, we’ll continue publishing content on chapter operations and governance, but will also provide content to address the needs of our senior volunteers. If you have any questions on this new and exciting change, contact your chapter partner.

    Community News 

    2019 Chapter Member Satisfaction Survey

    PMI launched the Chapter Member Satisfaction Survey to all chapter members the week of January 21st. Individual responses and specific answers enable chapter leaders to gauge satisfaction and engagement as well as measure progress against strategic goals. Members will be given until the week of February 18th to complete their responses. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact your chapter partner.

    Chapter Highlight

    Volunteers Are Important

    The importance of being a volunteer was highlighted by the PMI Armenia Chapter at their inaugural annual conference, which was attended by more than 300 professionals. Learn more about this event by reading the full chapter highlight article.

    PMI® Leadership Institute

    Reminder: Hotel Deadline for PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2019—Asia Pacific

    The group hotel rate cut-off date for PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2019—Asia Pacific is 5 February 2019. Reservations booked after this date are based on availability of the best rate. Learn about and register for this event as soon as possible—it is now less than 30 days away.

    PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2019—Asia Pacific
    22–24 February 2019 | Penang, Malaysia
    Register using the access code APLIM022019 (all zeros, no “O”s).

    Register for PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2019—EMEA

    Is your chapter supporting your attendance at PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2019—EMEA? It is a great professional development opportunity for leaders at any level to evolve professionally and learn how to grow and sustain your chapter. Join us 10–12 May to share insights, network and learn from other chapters in your region. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

    PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2019—EMEA
    10–12 May 2019 | Dublin, Ireland
    Register using the access code EMEALIM052019 (all zeros, no “O”s).

    If you have any questions about any Leadership Institute Meetings, please contact or your chapter partner.

    Two Opportunities – 2019 Call for Proposals!

    • PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2019—North America
      We are accepting presentation proposals for the PMI® Leadership Institute Meeting 2019—North America. The meeting will take place 3–5 October 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. All presentation proposals should be focused and applicable to the skills, discipline and opportunities required to lead PMI chapters. The submission deadline is Monday, 4 March 2019 (11:59 p.m. EDT).
    • PMI® Global Conference 2019
      As a seasoned project management practitioner, you have been helping to make modern marvels possible for some time. Now’s your chance to help others do the same—by sharing your expertise with fellow practitioners at PMI® Global Conference 2019. This year’s event will be held from 5–7 October 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. Learn more and submit a presentation proposal today! All proposals must be submitted online by the deadline of 6 March 2019 (5:00 p.m. EDT).

    PMI Leadership Institute Master Class of 2020: Call for Applications to Open in February

    Applications for the Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) of 2020 will be accepted from 1 February–31 March. Watch for a link in the 8 February edition of PMInsight.

    PMI News

    PMI Engages Global Industry Leaders in Davos 

    PMI Senior Vice President, Administration and Interim Executive, Joseph Cahill was in Davos, Switzerland this week along with Murat Bicak, Senior Vice President, Strategy, and Ricardo Vargas, Executive Director, the Brightline™ Initiative, during The World Economic Forum (WEF) discussing the impact of the digital revolution on project management and how project leaders can prepare for the future. Davos has attracted global leaders from governments and corporations for almost 50 years and this year was no different. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg were among some star CEOs that attended sessions focusing on this year’s main theme, “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

    On Tuesday, Joe kicked off a panel discussion for senior leaders titled Humans 2.0. The Brightline™ Initiative, PMI and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) hosted The Economist Events panel discussion, which addressed how business leaders can sharpen their ability to respond to the inevitable challenges that will arise as a result of disruptive technologies. Weren’t able to watch the panel live? Watch the entire discussion here.

    Joe and Ricardo also participated in a television interview featured on Reuters: The Business Debate where they discussed the digital revolution, AI and how the Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect project management as well as the gap between strategy and implementation. View Joe’s interview here and Ricardo’s interview here

    PMI Is Truly Excited About This Innovative Product

    PMI is currently piloting a learning experience for new project managers. We are looking to spread the word so we can gain valuable insight from our users, and we need your help! Do you know someone who wants to get started in project management but doesn’t know exactly where to start? Checkout PM EDGE, a new and FREE learning experience for individuals who are looking to learn more about some key project management concepts.

    New Practice Guide Targets Benefits Realization

    Your free copy of Benefits Realization Management: A Practice Guide became available for download on 15 January. This guide, our first standards publication of the 50th anniversary year, will help you drive successful outcomes and strategic alignment in your organization.

    New Resource: Presentation Deck to Share Transformation Progress With Members and Volunteers

    A slide deck on PMI’s strategic transformation is now available. The deck was created so chapter leaders can share information about PMI’s transformation more broadly with members and volunteers. The deck includes speaker’s notes and a user’s guide. Leaders can link to the materials via (Resources/Essential Links/PMI Strategic Transformation). If you have any questions as you prepare to present, please reach out to your chapter partner.

    PMI in the News

    9 January 2019

    Seven Techniques To Sharpen Your Scoping Approach

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    By Shadi Zebian, CTO at TechGenies (Team Augmentation Software Company) and TrenData (AI-Driven People Analytics)

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