Agenda

From the comfort of your home or office, join us for PMXPO 2024. We will explore hot topics such as the future of work, sustainability, and inclusion from leading experts in project management. All sessions are available with closed captioning. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network, and earn 8+ PDUS. On-demand access will be available through 31 January 2025.

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Wednesday, March 20

Microsoft Planner: Collaborative and Enterprise Work Management with Copilot

  • Speaker(s):

  • George Bullock, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

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Subtopics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Innovation, Future of Project Management

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 15 Minutes

Presenter Region: North America

This is a sponsored, on-demand session. 

The new Microsoft Planner is simple, flexible, scalable and intelligent. Join us as we showcase how the new Planner, assisted by next-generation AI (Copilot), can empower information workers, frontline workers and project managers to accomplish their goals; seamlessly moving from simple tasks to more complex projects in a unified M365 solution.

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

  • Learn about our vision and investments in the new Microsoft Planner. 
  • Explore how the new Planner scales easily from simple task management to enterprise-grade project management, enabling users to effectively manage work and achieve their goals. 
  • See how AI- enabled capabilities such as Copilot in Planner can empower users to kickstart plans and projects with ease. 

5 Secrets of AI-Powered Project Mastery: Master AI and Shine

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Subtopics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Disruption, Digital Skills

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 30 Minutes

Presenter Region: North America

This is an on-demand session. 

Dive into the world of AI-driven project management and discover how to leverage cutting-edge data collection and analysis tools. Learn the secrets of measuring project success with AI and make informed decisions based on data that puts you ahead of the curve.

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

  • Examine the techniques and strategies for measuring project success using AI, identifying key components that contribute to informed decision-making; and
  • Identify AI-driven data insights to enhance project management practices and gain a competitive edge in the evolving landscape.

PDUs: Business Acumen (all credentials): 0.50

6 Ways to Reinvent Your Creative Time: Habits + Tools

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Subtopics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Disruption, Digital Skills, Emotional Intelligence

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 30 Minutes

Presenter Region: North America

This is an on-demand session. 

Free up mental space and tap into your creativity by letting AI handle the hard stuff. Uncover everyday activities significantly impacting your mental health and determine what you can delegate to AI. Reinvent yourself with newfound AI-enabled free time/creativity. In this session we will share apps and tools to help you do amazing things.

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

  • Recognize AI tools that can be used for everyday tasks; and
  • Apply AI tools to optimize mental well-being.

PDUs: Business Acumen (all credentials): 0.50

7 Strategies for Creative Ideation in the Workplace

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Subtopics: Innovation, Leadership, Teamwork

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 30 Minutes

Presenter Region: North America

This is an on-demand session. 

Dive into proven methods to shatter creative blocks and ignite the spark of innovation in your team. This session offers a dynamic exploration of collaborative brainstorming techniques, creative tech platforms, and practical tips to foster a culture of creativity. Learn how to effectively transform ideas into impactful realities, enhance team collaboration, and nurture an environment where innovation thrives.

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

  • Apply collaborative brainstorming techniques to overcome creative blocks and stimulate innovation within your teams; and
  • Construct a culture of creativity within the workplace by applying practical tips to enhance team collaboration and create an environment conducive to innovation.

PDUs: Power Skills (all credentials): 0.50

Impact of Decluttering Your Workspace on Mental Well-being

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Subtopics: Decision Making, Design Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Problem Solving

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 30 Minutes

Presenter Region: North America

This is an on-demand session. 

Uncover the psychological benefits of maintaining a clutter-free workspace in this session. Learn practical strategies to organize your work environment and understand how a tidy space can create a more conducive work environment for increased productivity and well-being.

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

  • Employ practical strategies discussed in the session to organize your workspace effectively; and
  • Evaluate the psychological benefits of maintaining a tidy workspace, examining how a decluttered environment positively impacts mental well-being and productivity.

PDUs: Power Skills (all credentials): 0.50

Thursday, March 21

10:00 am - 10:55 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Session 202: Pulse of the Profession: The Future of Project Work: Moving Past Office-Centric Models

  • Speaker(s):

  • Lenka Pincot, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, Chief of Staff, PMI

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Subtopics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business Analysis, Innovation, Future of Project Management

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 Minutes

Presenter Region: Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

Join us as we kick off PMXPO 2024 with Lenka Pincot, Chief of Staff to the CEO and the executive leader for the PMI Thought Leadership team, as she shares insights from the Pulse of the Profession®, 15th Edition, "The Future of Project Work: Moving Past Office-Centric Models.” In this session, Lenka will talk about the future of project work and trends to prepare for in 2024.

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

  • Identify and analyze key trends in relation to the future of project work;
  • Gain actionable knowledge and strategic insights to proactively prepare for emerging trends; and
  • Foster adaptability and informed decision-making within the evolving professional landscape.

PDUs: Business Acumen (all credentials): 0.75

10:55 am - 11:05 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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Duration: 10 Minutes

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11:05 am - 11:50 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Session 203: Evolving Portfolio Management - Multidimensions Enhancing Use by Digitization and Artificial Intelligence

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Subtopics: Agile, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Benefits Realization, Cost Management, Decision Making, Governance, Innovation, Portfolio Management, Risk Management

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 Minutes

Presenter Region: North America

The US military systems management has over 50 capital investment portfolios each spending over a billion US dollars annually. This presentation will discuss the University of Maryland's research on evolving the structure to allow artificial intelligence enhancements at multiple layers across an integrated multidimensional portfolio structure using networked aligned digital models within an enterprise information system. The centralized schema with a decentralized execution offers multidimensional portfolio analysis within a dynamic, complex, wicked problem environment.

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

  • Describe how the multidimensional portfolio approach provides a systematic architecture for breaking down a complex; wicked problem environment into a manageable decision support system. The framework can be useful across many environments; and
  • Recognize the need to address data requirements from the project level through the portfolio to the enterprise allows for alignment and integration, which enhances the use of models, AI, and other evolving tools.

PDUs: Ways of Working (CAPM/PMI-CP/PMP/PgMP): 0.75; Ways of Working (PfMP): 0.75

11:05 am - 11:50 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Session 204: Project Management in Extreme Situations: “An Antarctic Experience”

  • Speaker(s):

  • Marta Krafta, PMP, Global Project Manager, Blue Novius

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Subtopics: Decision Making, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Environmental, Resource Management, Building & Leading Project Teams

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 Minutes

Presenter Region: Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

As a project manager, you're accustomed to a rapidly changing environment--but how would you handle a project in which the environment was truly extreme? This project takes the question to a whole new level. The task was to build a military research station for the Brazilian Government in Antarctica, with a Chinese construction team and a European engineering team. The temperatures, the snow and the isolation were the simplest challenges we faced. During this presentation, we will discuss the peculiarities involved in managing time, risks, communication, and stakeholders in this extreme and multicultural project.

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

  • Identify the key project management aspects involved in managing a complex project;
  • Analyze conflicts and conflict resolution strategies that worked in this multicultural project; and
  • Apply the lessons learned from the case study to everyday projects.

PDUs: Business Acumen (all credentials): 0.75

11:05 am - 11:50 am [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Session 205: Integrating Agile Mindset & Design Thinking for Successful Organizational Transformation

  • Speaker(s):

  • Stefano Setti, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMP, Founder & CEO, BluPeak Consulting srl

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Subtopics: Agile, Change Management, Strategic Thinking

Audience Level: Advanced

Duration: 45 Minutes

Presenter Region: Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

In the Industry 5.0 era, international business communities have recognized that besides the technological or digital issues, people and processes must be developed as well, adopting a complex, holistic approach to organizational changes. Both agile mindset (here including agile project management and organizational agility) and design thinking are providing change actors with a huge spectrum of new skills and tools, that can conveniently be integrated towards a systemic approach.

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

  • Compare and integrate two different ways of thinking innovation and shaping the future; and
  • Understand how to apply this combination for a robust and safe business transformation management.

PDUs: Business Acumen (all credentials): 0.75

11:50 am - 12:00 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Break

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Duration: 10 Minutes

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12:00 pm - 12:45 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Session 206: The Power of Purpose for Project Professionals

  • Speaker(s):

  • Bobby Jones, Founding Partner, Conspiracy of Love
  • Afdhel Aziz, Founder & Chief Purpose Officer, Conspiracy of Love

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Subtopics: Leadership, Confidence, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 Minutes

Presenter Region: North America North America

In this session, Afdhel Aziz and Bobby Jones, Co-Founders of Conspiracy of Love and The Good is the New Cool share insights on how a clear and focused purpose can help elevate the individual and collective impact of project professionals. Through case studies from their work and powerful real-life examples, Bobby and Afdhel will shine a light on the opportunity every project professional has to impact people, organizations and the world through project success.

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

  • Explain the power of purpose in project management;
  • Recognize how project success can fuel careers, help transform organizations and elevate the world; and
  • Identify the opportunity you have to increase your impact through your work

PDUs: Power Skills (all credentials): 0.75

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Break

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Duration: 10 Minutes

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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Session 207: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Project Management

  • Speaker(s):

  • John Tseriwa, PMP, Technology Advisory Board Member, National University of Science and Technology

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Subtopics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business Analysis, Decision Making, Innovation, Knowledge Management, Capability Framework, Decision Making, Design Thinking

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 Minutes

Presenter Region: Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

This presentation will explore the evolving impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on project management. A strategic ally for successful project execution, this session will delve into the transformative impact of AI on the profession. You'll discover how AI enhances efficiency, streamlines workflows, and optimizes decision-making processes. Uncover real-world applications and benefits, from predictive analytics to automated task management.

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

  • Identify real-world applications of AI in project management, exploring case studies and examples that showcase the tangible benefits of integrating AI tools and technologies; and
  • Articulate the evolving role of project managers in an AI-driven landscape, including the development of new skills and competencies necessary for leveraging AI to its full potential in project execution.

PDUs: Business Acumen (all credentials): 0.75

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Session 208: Managing Your Career Path Like a Project

  • Speaker(s):

  • Tyler Norman, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, Sr. Program Manager, Business Operations, Scholastic Inc.

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Subtopics: Building Career Paths for Project Managers, Professional Development, Self-management

Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 Minutes

Presenter Region: North America

Will you choose your path, or will your path be chosen for you? 

In today's era of dynamic and rapid innovation, it's more important than ever to take an active role in steering the course of your career. However, common career guidance is often dated, generalized, and difficult to apply in your day-to-day profession. In this session we will discuss how to apply best practices of project management to strategically plan and tactically execute your career planning process, helping to identify and earn the role of your dreams. You will leave the session with actionable guidance on the foundational components of your skill base, precise steps to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and a roadmap for pushing your career to new heights.

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

  • Create and execute a plan to audit their skills, brand, and career capital; and
  • Identify gaps in their skill base, create a development roadmap, and iterate on the roadmap over time.

PDUs: Power Skills (all credentials): 0.75

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Session 209: Power Skills Mastery: Elevating Project Leadership

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Subtopics: Leadership, Future of Project Management, Change Management, Team Building, Team Work

Audience Level: Intermediate

Duration: 45 Minutes

Presenter Region: Asia Pacific Asia Pacific

In today's fast-paced world of project management, technical expertise alone is no longer the sole driver of success. The difference between a good project leader and a great one often comes down to their mastery of power skills. This panel session takes a deep dive into the specific power skills that project leaders need and will explore how embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion can be instrumental in elevating your project leadership. Join us for an insightful discussion with seasoned project leaders who will share real-world experiences, practical strategies, and tangible takeaways. Advance your project management career by mastering the power skills that will set you apart in today’s competitive landscape while fostering an inclusive and equitable project environment.

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

  • Illustrate how to adapt their communication style for various stakeholders, ensuring that vital information flows smoothly and minimizing misunderstandings; 
  • Identify techniques for expertly navigating conflicts within their teams and among project stakeholders, transforming challenges into opportunities for collaboration and maintaining project momentum; and
  • Articulate the importance of nurturing emotional intelligence and utilizing it to drive project success within an inclusive framework, thereby fostering an environment where everyone's contributions are valued and respected.

PDUs: Power Skills (all credentials): 0.75

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Session 210: Integrating Change Management for Successful System Implementation

  • Speaker(s):

  • Aneliya Chervenova, DASSM, PMP, VP Professional Development, PMI Bulgaria Chapter

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Subtopics: Business Analysis, Change Management, Decision Making, Innovation, Capability Framework, Decision Making, Design Thinking, Strategic Planning

Audience Level: Advanced

Duration: 45 Minutes

Presenter Region: Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

Effective change management goes beyond project implementation and rollout, extending into the crucial phase of sustaining the change to make it a seamless part of "business as usual." This often-overlooked aspect requires dedicated effort and resources to embed the change successfully. Change management – supporting, accelerating, and sustaining the transformation process – ensures positive stakeholder motivation and active contribution to the change.

Common challenges include reinventing change activities for each program, launching initiatives without securing universal buy-in, and underestimating the impact of changes. Change efforts often fail due to people-related issues, such as limited adoption of beneficial systems, exemplified by a case study on implementing a multichannel CRM system. The comparison of project management and change management emphasizes the need for an integrated approach, and embracing change management enhances a project's chances of ultimate success. The audience will take away the understanding that, as project managers, their role is to facilitate change, ensuring efficient utilization of implemented systems to drive value.

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

  • Define the value of implementing people change management practices as part of a project; and
  • Apply people change management steps into a system implementation plan.

PDUs: Business Acumen (all credentials): 0.75

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Break

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Duration: 10 Minutes

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2:00 pm - 2:45 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Session 211: The Future of PMOs: A Conversation with Pierre Le Manh and Americo Pinto

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Audience Level: Core

Duration: 45 Minutes

Presenter Region: Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa LATAM North America

Pierre Le Manh, President and CEO of PMI, and Americo Pinto, PMI’s Managing Director of the PMO Global Alliance, discuss PMI's recent acquisition of PMOGA, the key role that PMOs play in corporate transformation, and the importance of career-long learning for project professionals.

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

  • Analyze the pivotal role that Project Management Offices (PMOs) play in corporate transformation;
  • Understand how PMOs contribute to organizational change and innovation, and identifying best practices for their effective implementation; and
  • Recognize the significance of career-long learning for project professionals through evolving industry dynamics, technological advancements, and organizational transformations.

PDUs: Business Acumen (all credentials): 0.75

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm [GMT-05:00] Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Dueling Pianos!

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Duration: 60 Minutes

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Experience the excitement of an interactive dueling piano performance! Sing, dance, and laugh along to a diverse selection of songs from renowned artists across various genres. It promises to be an unforgettable conclusion to the day, leaving you entertained and energized. Prepare your song requests and join the project professional community virtually at the piano bar for a lively and engaging experience!