Agenda

Join us for the October program, the third installment of our 2021 Virtual Experience Series. via on-demand access to earn 27.5 PDUs. This event features 7 mainstage sessions and 23 breakout sessions, with closed captioning available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. 

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Tuesday, October 5

Get Stakeholder Attention on Your Project Reports

  • Speaker(s):

  • Tim Stumbles, CEO and Co-Founder, Office Timeline

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Building Your Business Acumen

Subtopics: Program Management, Stakeholder Management, Strategic Planning,

Session Location: Bonus Theater

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s):

This is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.

Join Tim Stumbles, CEO of Office Timeline, as he demonstrates how to save time creating, updating and presenting beautiful project timelines.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how to import project data directly from MS Project and Excel to quickly create and edit multiscale timelines using a drag and drop interface; and
  • Create multi-project timelines from scratch and leverage time-saving templates to share with their team.

PDUs: Strategic Business Management (all credentials): 0.25

Supporting Hybrid Teams: The New Approach to Project and Work Management

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Building Your Business Acumen

Subtopics: Leadership Skills, Resource Management, Teamwork,

Session Location: Bonus Theater

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.

Delivering your best work in today's hybrid world means supporting and enhancing ALL the ways your employees, stakeholders and collaborators work: remote or onsite, agile or traditional, formal project manager or people just managing tasks. In this session, learn how the latest advances in project and work management software are empowering companies of all sizes to unite teams in different locations, with varying work styles and experience levels, in one solution, enabling accelerated delivery, better resource management and more engaged team members.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe best practices for improving project delivery among hybrid teams; and
  • Discuss the key work management capabilities needed to support diverse teams with different work styles and skill levels.
PDUs: Technical (CAPM/PMP/PgMP): 0.25; Technical (PMI-ACP/DASM/DASSM/DAC/DAVSC): 0.25

Citizen Development at the Speed of Low-Code

  • Speaker(s):

  • Brandon Gill, Manager, Solutions Consulting, TrackVia

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Mastering New Ways of Working

Subtopics: Citizen Developer, Innovation, Problem Solving,

Session Location: Bonus Theater

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s):

This is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.

It is easy to get started with citizen development - low/no-code applications make creating applications as simple as dragging and dropping fields into place. You never knew how quickly you could streamline your processes, improve your projects, and eliminate the errors that happen from emails and spreadsheets. TrackVia, a Gold-Tier Technology Partner with PMI’s Citizen Development Program, makes it possible for you to transform your projects in a matter of minutes! Brandon Gill, Solutions Consultant Manager at TrackVia, will explain how low/no-code platforms really work.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain how they can get started as a citizen developer in a day; and 
  • Describe a fast and easy way to stand up a new application with low/no-code.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.25

Project Governance 101: Key Questions for Lock-Step Project Engagement

  • Speaker(s):

  • Chris Hare, PMP, Industry Principal, PMO Vertical, Wrike

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Building Your Business Acumen

Subtopics: Governance, PMO,

Session Location: Bonus Theater

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.

Sponsored by WrikeWe’re facing a new wave of complexity as we return to the office, and project management offices (PMOs) have the power to make or break the new work experience, with proper governance being the key. In this session, we will discuss what project governance is, why oversight and accountability are essential for alignment among projects, programs, and portfolios, and what questions to ask to successfully adhere to best practices.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain why project governance is important to the success of projects and programs; and
  • Identify the key questions to ask to ensure great governance.

PDUs: Technical (CAPM/PMP/PgMP): 0.25; Technical (PfMP): 0.25

Easing Pain and Saving Time in Fiscal Year Planning

  • Speaker(s):

  • Tom Raper, Director of Customer Experience, KeyedIn

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Building Your Business Acumen

Subtopics: Cost Management, Estimating, Portfolio Management, Program Management, Resource Management,

Session Location: Bonus Theater

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s):

This is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.

Organizations typically have some form of planning and budgeting for what can be done in the next several months or fiscal year.  As we near the close of 2021, we will provide an overview of how using KeyedIn Enterprise project management solution companies can evaluate and plan future resource requirements including people and costs.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to describe how an organization can evaluate and plan future resource requirements.

PDUs: Technical (CAPM/PMP/PgMP): 0.25; Technical (PMI-ACP/DASM/DASSM/DAC/DAVSC): 0.25; Technical (PMI-RMP): 0.25; Technical (PMI-SP): 0.25; Technical (PfMP): 0.25; Technical (PMI-PBA): 0.25

Achieving Business Agility with Value Stream Management: An Overview of the Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant Workshop

  • Speaker(s):

  • Al Shalloway, Director, Thought Leadership for Agile at Scale Programs, PMI

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Mastering New Ways of Working

Subtopics: Agile, Professional Development,

Session Location: Bonus Theater

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 30 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.
 
The Disciplined Agile Value Stream Consultant (DA VSC) workshop is a breakthrough approach to achieving Agile at Scale. This presentation discusses how the DA VSC workshop prepares consultants/trainers to understand what an organization’s challenges are and how to create potential improvements for them.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the job-task analysis for a person tasked with improving an organization’s ability to deliver value to its customers; and
  • Identify what is required to design a plan of improvement as well as the factors to consider in implementing it.

PDUs: Technical (CAPM/PMP/PgMP): 0.50; Technical (PMI-ACP/DASM/DASSM/DAC/DAVSC): 0.50

Activating Your Tribe: Mastering Influence on Social Media

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Brand+Brain+Wellness

Subtopics: Communications, Personal Development, Professional Development, Rising Leaders,

Session Location: Brand You Theater

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This is an on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.
 
Every company has several influential individuals. People who are credible with customers and colleagues are recognized within the industry and known as trusted experts. Cultivating this pipeline of experts needs to be managed with care. LinkedIn has been cooking up engaging features from some of your favorite social media platforms, like TikTok and You Tube, to create the ultimate tool for meaningful conversation. Learn how to leverage new features from social media platforms into activating your employee network through employee advocacy, and how to create positive messages to increase workplace sentiment.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Take the first step in activating their organization’s influencers relationships by understanding how to define and analyze their tribe; and 
  • Be able to leverage and create content on social media platforms to help make an impact on their network.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.25

Annihilate the Effects of Technostress in the Workplace

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Brand+Brain+Wellness

Subtopics: Personal Development, Professional Development, Rising Leaders,

Session Location: Working Wellness Theater

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This is an on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.

We all know that technology can enhance workplace efficiency, productivity, flexibility, etc. However, technological tools can ALSO lead to technostress (e.g., lowered employee satisfaction, decreased employee commitment). Let's develop ways to navigate through our screen-dependent world and overcome common technostress symptoms such as stress, screen fatigue, lowered employee satisfaction, and decreased employee commitment. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate technostress and unearth the courage to replace unhealthy coping mechanisms with healthy ones; and 
  • Create a plan of healthy coping skills that can help reduce or rid themselves of the stressful situations they face. 

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.25

Building Your Brand: What’s Your Value Proposition

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Brand+Brain+Wellness

Subtopics: Personal Development, Problem Solving, Rising Leaders,

Session Location: Brand You Theater

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s):

This is an on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.
 
Whether you are seeking a new job or selling a product or service, what sets you apart from the rest? To help you stand out from the crowd, we will help you develop a plan to define your unique value proposition. We will take a look at barriers to client adoption and work on changing the focus of your messaging to “what problem are we solving.”
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to develop a plan that will help them stand out and define their unique value proposition. 

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.25

Delivering a Large, Complex Program Using Disciplined Agile

  • Speaker(s):

  • Klaus Boedker, Disciplined Agile Coach and Trainer, DA Methodology Team, PMI

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Mastering New Ways of Working

Subtopics: Agile, Professional Development, Program Management,

Session Location: Bonus Theater

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.
 
The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit is a superpower we all can tap into to make better decisions. From optimizing your agile teams to extending agility to the entire organization, the DA toolkit dramatically increases your ability to deliver value and delight customers.
 
This presentation explores how DA was used to deliver a large, complex program at a Canadian insurance company. Together we will learn about: 
 - How to take advantage of the full DA delivery cycle
- How taking your unique context into consideration leads to a better project delivery process
- How to utilize all the choices in the DA toolkit to speed up project delivery.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to discuss how the DA toolkit can increase their ability to deliver value. 

PDUs: Technical (CAPM/PMP/PgMP): 0.25; Technical (PMI-ACP/DASM/DASSM/DAC/DAVSC): 0.25

Elevating Everyday Meetings to Powerful Strategic Tools

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Power Skills

Subtopics: Decision Making, Leadership Skills, Problem Solving, Teamwork,

Session Location: Bonus Theater

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This is an on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.

Meetings are among the most inscrutable activities in business. In some industries, they are derided as time wasters that take people away from real work. And in others, meetings are where the real action is. It’s where decisions are made, products are green-lit, people get hired – and teams get fired. Meetings are where we design our future and where we create change. Meetings can consume over half of a manager’s time. And yet, most organizations don’t have a clear strategy or set of operating principles to get the most out of their gatherings.

Tom Wujec, creator of PMI’s Wicked Problem Solving course, will demonstrate how to design, run, and improve meeting architecture. You will learn how to identify what jobs your meetings can accomplish, select plays, have concise courses of action, perform those jobs, and engage people at all levels of seniority to shift from passive bystanders to active participants. This session will feature interactive tools on shared Miro boards to help participants design the meetings they need and connect them to their organization’s strategic aspirations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how to design and run meetings to serve their team’s strategic goals; 
  • Identify the four classes of meetings (team, project, client, and change) and the specific types of meeting within each class; 
  • Design better meetings by selecting or crafting specific plays for each meeting type; and
  • Describe how to engage meeting participants by instructing them with clear, relevant, cogent tasks which can be shared on a shared visual space.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.25

Five Ways to Squash Imposter Syndrome

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Brand+Brain+Wellness

Subtopics: Personal Development, Professional Development, Rising Leaders,

Session Location: Working Wellness Theater

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This is an on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.
 
There's no denying it — Imposter syndrome is rampant in the professional world. The COVID-19 pandemic thrust many of us into new roles, new teams, and new environments, causing feelings of self-doubt, fear, and lack of confidence, which creates a breeding ground for imposter syndrome. Reclaim your confidence in the workplace with motivational and practical strategies and techniques as well as technology tools.
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
• Define imposter syndrome and notice the signs in themselves and their team; and
• Describe strategies, techniques, and technology tools leaders can use to counteract imposter syndrome.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.25

How to Amplify Your Resume/CV

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Brand+Brain+Wellness

Subtopics: Personal Development, Professional Development, Rising Leaders,

Session Location: Brand You Theater

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): North America

This is an on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.

Now that you have an amazing resume/CV, how do you get recruiters and companies to see it? Let’s take a look at how you can amplify your reach by pairing your job search with social media to boost your overall online presence and further establish your credibility and expertise.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to showcase their best self in their resume and online presence.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.25

How to Interview Like a Pro

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Brand+Brain+Wellness

Subtopics: Personal Development, Professional Development, Rising Leaders,

Session Location: Brand You Theater

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s):

This is an on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.

Getting ready for an interview but not feeling confident? Build a to-do list with these top tips to ensure you walk (or Zoom) into your interview ready to showcase the professional you are!

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to use the helpful tips to be better prepared and confident for an interview.

PDUs: Leadership (all credentials): 0.25

Managing and Reducing Risk with No-Code/Low-Code Solutions: Citizen Developer

  • Speaker(s):

  • Nicole Thompson, Global Business Development Leader for Citizen Developer, PMI
  • Mazhar Hussain, Digital Lighthouse Leader, KPMG (Saudi Arabia)
  • Lori Breitbarth, Senior IT Program Manager Function: IT-ServiceNow Platform Team, Medtronic
  • Chris Basener, PMP, Director of Information Security, Argus Advisory, LLC

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Mastering New Ways of Working

Subtopics: Citizen Developer, Innovation, Problem Solving, Rising Leaders,

Session Location: Bonus Theater

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s): Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa North America North America

This is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.

For many, the benefits of citizen development are clear – but having been burned by shadow IT in the past, there are still lingering concerns about the potential risk. In this session, we will hear from citizen developers as they discuss how PMI’s Citizen Developer frameworks and methodologies help manage and reduce risk when implementing citizen development. Our experts will reflect on their own experiences and advice on mitigating organizational risk.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss how enterprises and individuals manage risk; and
  • Explain how the PMI Citizen Developer frameworks can be used to mitigate risk.
PDUs: Technical (CAPM/PMP/PgMP): 0.25; Technical (PMI-RMP): 0.25

Plan Your Career Flight Plan

PMI Talent Triangle:

Session Topic: Brand+Brain+Wellness

Subtopics: Personal Development, Professional Development, Rising Leaders,

Session Location: Brand You Theater

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 minutes

Speaker(s) Region(s):