Career Development

Alice Chow

2021 Project Management Jobs Outlook

The pandemic has forced a fundamental shift in how people work. While certain sectors and regions struggle, others are full of activity. Guests discuss the jobs outlook for project leaders in 2021, including emerging must-have skills and ways to align risk with opportunity.

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Career Outlook After COVID-19

The world of professional development will look different after COVID-19, and project professionals will lead the way into the next normal. Lindsay Scott, a PM Network career columnist and co-founder of Arras People, says maintaining your professional network and developing your skills will help prepare you for the competitive job market to come. Mike DePrisco, Vice President, Global Experience & Solutions at PMI, shares that the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam is now being offered online. And hear about free courses to help project leaders upskill from home. 

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2020 Jobs Outlook

What does the 2020 jobs scene look like for project professionals? In the season 3 opener of Projectified®, we get the scoop from Lindsay Scott, PM Network career columnist and co-founder of Arras People. She discusses how a potential recession could affect projects—and careers. Plus, DXC Technology CTO David Paré, PMP, talks AI in the healthcare industry. 

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Job Skills—Keeping Digital Transformations on Track

Digital transformations aren’t just technology projects. They’re people projects. Guests discuss the skills and tactics that can help bring an entire organization together around a common vision—and keep everyone focused on the end goal.

Diane Hatton

Career Development—How to Position Yourself for a Promotion

Looking to land your next big promotion? Learn how to showcase your skills and stand out from the crowd. Guests discuss how project and program managers can climb the career ladder by showing they have what it takes to get the job done. 

Marcio Amadeu

Job Skills—Time Management

It’s true: time is money. Productivity drives profitability—and organizations rely on project professionals to get more done in a day. Guests discuss how they improve efficiency and reduce downtime without pushing teams to the breaking point.

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Career Development—Professional Networking Pro-Tips

Your professional network is a gold mine. But how can you get more from your connections without asking too much? Guests share how joining communities, volunteering professional services and building stronger relationships have helped them advance their careers.

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Job Skills—Fast-Paced Problem Solving

With business moving at breakneck speeds, there’s no time to waste on persistent problems. Guests discuss how they find quick fixes under pressure and what it takes to attack complex issues at the source.

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Career Development—Moving to a New Market Sector

Global markets are shifting rapidly, creating new career opportunities for those willing to make big moves. Guests discuss how to prepare for the transition—and Amtrak’s EPMO head shares why project talent is well suited to make this type of leap.

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Career Development—In-Demand Skills and Sectors

Seismic market shifts have reshaped entire sectors and shaken up the project landscape. Learn how global business trends are impacting the job market for project and program managers—and what skills will help future-proof your career.

Mike Tenney

Job Skills—Cultivating Creativity

Creativity is the spark behind every bright idea—but it needs the right environment to flourish. Learn how leaders can give their teams both the structure and inspiration they need to think outside the box. Plus, Nickelodeon’s senior director of creative project management shares three creativity killers to avoid.

Manuel Salero Coca, PMP

Career Development—Landing Your Dream Job

Global project leaders discuss how to ace an interview, landing your next big promotion and the skills that set top-performing project professionals apart.

Oren Klaff

Communication — The Path to Payoff

Picking up our previous conversation on "pitching projects," Oren practices what he preaches — diving right into describing "a path to payoff" to follow when running team meetings or presenting a solution to stakeholders.

Scott Berkun

Creativity — Part of the Process

We return to the oft-neglected role of creativity in project management as Scott shares insights on bringing fresh-thinking and innovative problem-solving to your projects and teams, regardless of the work environment.

Scott Berkun

Creativity — Make It Part of Your Toolkit

Scott highlights the need to bring creativity to process-orientated environments and addresses the often misunderstood, neglected role of creativity in project management.

Oren Klaff

Communication — Pitching Your Projects

Oren makes a compelling case for why pitching an idea or solution is a crucial skill for project managers, and he offers tips for getting buy-in and selling the future. Oren shares common mistakes we make in presentations and how we can avoid them.

Jacqueline Van Pelt

Career Development — Your Personal Project

Jackie shares down-to-earth advice, including developing your own leadership style, learning from executive stakeholders, asking “awkward questions” and building trusted relationships, which is the “conduit to influence.”