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Tuesday, October 20
 

TBA

Emerging Professionals Research Gallery 🎬
PMI solicited innovative and dynamic student presentations to highlight new research related to project management. Submissions came from all around the globe, which demonstrates the impact young researchers will have on the profession and the enthusiasm which exists in the research community! This gallery will include the following research:

  1. Artificial Intelligence in Project Management: An Imminent Revolution or a Mirage? An Explorative Study in the Construction IndustryMichele Lechiara
  2. Do International Development Projects Implemented in a Small Island Developing State Pose Complex Hindrances to Project Management?, Mohamed Yammai
  3. Social Acceptability of Projects: A Systematic Review of Fostering and Hindering FactorsCynthia Champagne-Caron
  4. Managing Technical Debt in Agile Software Development Projects: A Delphi Study of IT Project Managers and Software Developers, Maheshwar Boodraj
  5. Leadership Style and Leader Effectiveness in a Matrix Environment, Eduardo Garcia 
  6. Maximizing and Balancing Organizational Resilience and Project Sustainability through Governance of Temporary Multi-organization for Large-scale Projects, Linzhou Wang

After your visit, join us at the Emerging Professionals Networking Chat Room where we will announce the top three winners from the Research Gallery.

Speakers
avatar for Linzhuo Wang

Linzhuo Wang

Dalian University of Technology
Linzhuo Wang, PhD candidate at the School of Economics and Management, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian China. He has published more than 10 research articles and book chapters within the field of temporary organizing, project governance and organizational resilience. His research... Read More →
avatar for Mohamed Yammai

Mohamed Yammai

International University of Malaya-Wales
Mohamed Yammai is from the Maldives and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Project Management) program at the International University of Malaya-Wales in Malaysia. He completed his Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honors in Business Administration from UCSI University... Read More →
avatar for Michele Lechiara

Michele Lechiara

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano
Michele Lechiara is a 24 years old student enrolled in the MSc in Management at UCSC in Milan, Italy. He is currently writing his thesis on AI in Project Management, as he is graduating in December 2020. Michele Lechiara holds a BSc Degree in Economics & Management from Universit... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Champagne-Caron

Cynthia Champagne-Caron

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Cynthia Champagne-Caron has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal and currently working towards her master’s degree in project management. She has received various scholarships including the 2016 Desjardins Academic Excellence scholarship... Read More →
avatar for Maheshwar Boodraj

Maheshwar Boodraj

Boise State University
Maheshwar Boodraj is an assistant professor of information technology management at Boise State University. He pursued a Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University. His research focuses on technical debt, software development, and project management. He has... Read More →
avatar for Eduardo Garcia

Eduardo Garcia

Our Lady of the Lake University, Texas
Eduardo Garcia has over 25 years of experience in program and project management experience across multiple functions in global organizations. He is a PhD Candidate in Leadership Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University in Texas. He has recently been selected as President Elect... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 TBA
On Demand

TBA

Project Management Reimagined: How to Unite, Empower & Inspire Teams, from Anywhere 🎬
This is a sponsored, on-demand session that is available anytime during the live event broadcast.
In today’s remote work reality, flexibility and agility determine whether companies stay ahead or fall behind on productivity, making work management software more valuable than ever. As overseers of teams, tasks, and timelines, project managers need to be the frontrunners in adapting to the new normal. Managing projects in today’s world with remote teams, outsourced talent, and online collaboration adds to the challenge. Learn how teams at Airbnb and TGI Fridays were able to implement a strong business continuity plan to simplify complex processes and deliver successful projects on time and at scale.

Speakers
avatar for Amir Younes

Amir Younes

VP, Client Success Organization, Wrike
Amir Younes is Vice President of Client Success at Wrike. During his time at Wrike, Amir has built and led an internationally recognized client success team and has helped take Wrike from a $35M company to $100+M. Over his 20+ years career, Amir has led organizations in the technology... Read More →



Tuesday October 20, 2020 TBA
On Demand

6:15am EDT

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Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:15am - 7:00am EDT
LIVE

6:20am EDT

Networking Chat Room: AMA (Ask Me Anything): Perspectives from PMI Leaders (1 of 2) 🎤/ 🎬
This is your opportunity to engage with a few PMI leaders and ask them questions about anything…yes, anything. Join some of our dedicated and very engaged PMI Board of Directors in the “Perspectives from a PMI Leader (Ask Me Anything)” networking chat room and ask them about how they got involved as a PMI volunteer, what the proudest moment of their career has been, what their one word is to describe the Project Management industry right now, or whatever is on your mind!

Moderator
avatar for Stephen Townsend

Stephen Townsend

Networks Engagement Facilitator, PMI
Stephen Townsend is PMI’s Networks Engagement Facilitator. In this capacity, he enables PMI’s thought leadership and knowledge activities, leveraging PMI’s global community of subject matter experts.  His contributions include such works as Integrating Program Management and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beth A. Partleton, PMP, PMI Fellow

Beth A. Partleton, PMP, PMI Fellow

Board of Directors, PMI
Beth Partleton, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, is an experienced consultant in project and portfolio management. Companies benefit from her 30-year career with SAB Miller (formerly Miller Brewing Company), a global brewing company, where she served as senior director of capital and... Read More →
avatar for Tejas Sura, PMP, PfMP

Tejas Sura, PMP, PfMP

Board of Directors, PMI
Tejas Sura is the founder and managing director of Cubic Turnkey Private Limited, with 25 years of construction project experience with multinational organizations. His strategic leadership and oversight with strong focus on customer centricity has ensured 100 percent referral business... Read More →
avatar for Roberto Toledo, PMP

Roberto Toledo, PMP

Board of Directors, PMI
Roberto Toledo is CEO and founder of Alpha Consultoria, SA, one of Latin America’s leading project management training and consulting firms, founded in Mexico City in 1997. He is also founder and chief learning officer at Alpha PM Consulting, Inc. headquartered in Chicago, USA... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:20am - 6:50am EDT
LIVE/On Demand

7:00am EDT

#500 - Opening General Session: Our Global Impact 🎤/ 🎬
Welcome to a new reality! Our host Tamron Hall — journalist, television host, Executive Producer and yes, manager of projects — kicks off our day. She’ll prep you for what’s in store, share some exciting PMI updates, and introduce our keynote conversation with Malala Yousafzai.

Malala is the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of Malala Fund, a non-profit organization that defends every girl’s right to a free, safe, quality education. She’ll be interviewed by LuAnn Piccard from PMI’s Board of Directors, and we’ll learn how Malala’s global efforts to fund education activism, drive policy change, and amplify girls’ voices are helping to create a more equitable world.

Speakers
avatar for Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

Journalist, Talk Show Host, Executive Producer "Tamron Hall", HOST
Tamron Hall is an accomplished TV host, award-winning journalist and philanthropist. Her daytime talk show entitled “Tamron Hall” is a daily destination for all things topical and a platform for viewers to connect with the people who are shaping our world through meaningful, engaging... Read More →
avatar for Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Activist. Nobel Laureate. Manager of Projects.
Malala was enrolled in her father’s school at the age of 4. Truly her father’s daughter, while other children fantasized about playing with toys, Malala fantasized about giving lectures. Her brother jokingly shares that Malala is “addicted to books.” But it was in the hallways... Read More →
avatar for LuAnn Piccard, PMP

LuAnn Piccard, PMP

Board of Directors, PMI
LuAnn Piccard, PMP, associate professor and chair, Master of Science Project Management Department at University of Alaska Anchorage, is passionate about developing next-generation project management leaders and professionals seeking to enhance and expand career opportunities through... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 7:00am - 7:40am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  General Session

7:40am EDT

Break
Tuesday October 20, 2020 7:40am - 7:45am EDT
TBA

7:45am EDT

#501 - In Conversation: Book Club Series: Sangu Delle “Making Futures: Young Entrepreneurs in a Dynamic Africa” + Bob Safian 🎤/ 🎬
In this month's PMI Book Club, renowned editor-in-chief and podcast host Bob Safian is in conversation with Sangu Delle, author of Making Futures: Young Entrepreneurs in a Dynamic Africa
 
Charting the stories of 17 entrepreneurs working in different industries and across Africa, Making Futures: Young Entrepreneurs in a Dynamic Africa showcases the young women and men who are taking charge of their destinies and building business enterprises and innovative non-profits to radically change their lives and the lives of their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Sangu Delle

Sangu Delle

BOOK CLUB SPEAKER
Sangu Delle is a Pan-African entrepreneur and investor. Sangu is Managing Director of Africa Health Holdings and Chairman of Golden Palm Investments Corporation. He has been an early investor in several African tech startups including Andela, mPharma and Flutterwave. Sangu graduated... Read More →
avatar for Bob Safian

Bob Safian

Editor-in-Chief, Podcast Host of "Masters of Scale: Rapid Response", BOOK CLUB MODERATOR
From leadership positions at Fast Company, Time, and Fortune to incisive analysis across TV networks and digital platforms, Bob Safian has been lauded as a source of deep insight on the future of global enterprise. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, Safian was tapped by numerous... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 7:45am - 8:12am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  General Session
  • PDUs Available: Leadership (all credentials): 0.50

8:12am EDT

Break
Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:12am - 8:25am EDT
TBA

8:25am EDT

#502 - Book Club Q&A: “Making Futures: Young Entrepreneurs in a Dynamic Africa” by Sangu Delle 🎤/ 🎬
If you enjoyed Bob and Sangu in conversation, join them for a live Q&A to talk more about Sangu’s journey in identifying the 17 most inspirational, courageous and hardworking young entrepreneurs from Africa.

Speakers
avatar for Sangu Delle

Sangu Delle

BOOK CLUB SPEAKER
Sangu Delle is a Pan-African entrepreneur and investor. Sangu is Managing Director of Africa Health Holdings and Chairman of Golden Palm Investments Corporation. He has been an early investor in several African tech startups including Andela, mPharma and Flutterwave. Sangu graduated... Read More →
avatar for Bob Safian

Bob Safian

Editor-in-Chief, Podcast Host of "Masters of Scale: Rapid Response", BOOK CLUB MODERATOR
From leadership positions at Fast Company, Time, and Fortune to incisive analysis across TV networks and digital platforms, Bob Safian has been lauded as a source of deep insight on the future of global enterprise. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, Safian was tapped by numerous... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:25am - 8:47am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session
  • PDUs Available: Leadership (all credentials): 0.50

8:25am EDT

Creating Well-Being and Boosting Sustainability During #WFH 🎤/ 🎬
It's no secret that mentally recharged team members bring their A game. So how can you introduce activities to help them recharge at home while staying sustainable? Start small and set an example! Using these simple apps and ideas, you can begin to incorporate wellness into your day-to-day routine and introduce it to your remote-working team members.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Describe activities that will incorporate wellness into your daily life and the lives of your team members.

Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:25am - 8:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand

8:25am EDT

How to Amplify Your Resume 🎤/ 🎬
Now that you have an amazing resume, how do you get recruiters and companies to see it? Let’s take a look at how you can amplify your resume by pairing your job search with social media, networking, and boosting your overall online presence.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Utilize social media and networking to enhance their online presence.

Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:25am - 8:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand

8:25am EDT

#503 - Leveraging the Project Economy to Aid Sustainability 🎤/ 🎬
This session will examine a strategic road map on how to utilize and integrate the concept of The Project Economy into business transformation to aid sustainability. The strategy will discuss the concept of how to produce more with less. We will also explore the different sustainable trends and initiatives in business and the efforts of project managers to aid sustainability.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe the link between The Project Economy and business sustainability; (2) Identify ways and techniques to implement sustainability for business transformation and sustainability.

Speakers
avatar for Kemisola Oloriegbe, PMP

Kemisola Oloriegbe, PMP

Business Strategist and Project Manager, Member, PMI Nigeria Chapter
Kemisola Oloriegbe is a highly competent supply chain professional with more than ten years’ experience in the manufacturing and production industry. She is an engineer by education and a project manager and packaging technologist by profession, with a master’s degree in industrial... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:25am - 8:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

8:25am EDT

#504 - Our SAFe Journey to Follow the Sun 🎤/ 🎬
This is an incredible study about a major program transformation and the way we've applied Follow the Sun methods into agile at scale. Over a period of three years we have been studying and applying key practices to create high performing global teams. With teams practicing agile at scale distributed across five global locations, hundreds of employees, and millions of customers, this study reveals our model for turning a disadvantage into an advantage.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Determine which key factors make a remote site successful and efficient, and how to leverage the disadvantages of distance into advantages.

Speakers
avatar for Amir Elkabir

Amir Elkabir

Program Manager, Team Lead, AT&T
Amir Elkabir is an experienced program manager working in a global, multicultural environment. He has more than 17 years of experience in management, customer-facing roles and system implementation. Mr. Elkabir is head of project management in the entertainment division at AT&T Israel... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:25am - 8:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

8:25am EDT

#505 - How Hybrid Approaches Impact Project Scheduling🎤/ 🎬
Scheduling is a fascinating discipline within project management. In its essence it's about generating and effectively managing the dates of activities, milestones and commitments. How is scheduling evolving when hybrid approaches are undertaken in projects? Is schedule model still relevant in hybrid projects? What about road maps or performance? Can we still simulate projects and get a measure of the overall project risk? Come and talk with us about best practices to follow and key performance indicators to use.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Define schedule models for hybrid projects; (2) Identify key performance indicators to be used while managing hybrid project schedules.

Speakers
avatar for Hagit Landman, PMI-SP, PMP

Hagit Landman, PMI-SP, PMP

Owner, H. Landman Consulting
Hagit Landman is a program and project management consultant, having almost 30 years of experience in multidisciplinary projects. She is a subject matter expert in all facets of program and project management, and is a PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) and Project Management Professional... Read More →
avatar for Maria Cristina Barbero, PMI-ACP, PMP

Maria Cristina Barbero, PMI-ACP, PMP

Director of Project Management Center of Excellence, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
Maria Cristina Barbero is leading the Project Management Center of Excellence of Engineering, the largest Italian group of IT Services (www.eng.it). In this role she launched an internal project to review the company's processes and procedures related to project management and agile... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:25am - 8:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

8:25am EDT

#506 - Zungueira Leadership 🎤/ 🎬
Zungueira leadership is a concept that comes from observing the behavior of Zungueiras (Angolan women who are street vendors) who wake up at the crack of dawn, put their basin on their heads, and walk through their community in search of customers so they can earn an honest living. They spend all day under the sun, subject to everything, but do not give up their great goal, which is to seek support for the child that is on their back and others who stayed at home. Most of them have given up on themselves but never on the hope of creating a brighter future for their family. As a result of their hard work and perseverance, they guarantee their children's education, and that makes them exclaim with pride as they pat themselves on the back screaming: "I’m a Zungueira, but I provided an education for my children who are Doctors today!"  Zungueiras are a symbol of struggle, determination, resilience and faith. They support one another, share their problems, protect one another, help one another and carry with them a high sense of survival instinct, for they know that failure is not an option.  This session will look closely at this concept and the tenets of Zungueira leadership.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe how Zungueiras are a symbol of struggle, determination, resilience and faith; (2) Describe the tenets of this approach (support one another, share problems, protect, help one another, sense of survival, failure is not an option); (3) Discuss the role of ethics in this model.

Speakers
avatar for Alcides Cabral, PMI-RMP, PMP

Alcides Cabral, PMI-RMP, PMP

President, PMI Angola Chapter
Alcides Cabral is founder and president of the PMI Angola Chapter. He is a project manager and a highly qualified ICT professional who for over 15 years has been working on relevant ICT projects for private companies and public institutions in Angola. He has worked in various projects... Read More →
avatar for João Sarmento, PMP

João Sarmento, PMP

Director of Education, PMI Angola Chapter
João Sarmento is a strong believer in everyone’s potential for greatness and overcoming challenges. He is an engineer by training with an MSc in computer science, a seasoned IT/telecom project manager and a trainer, having worked on four continents before returning to Africa. It... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:25am - 8:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

8:57am EDT

Break
Tuesday October 20, 2020 8:57am - 9:05am EDT
TBA

9:05am EDT

#507 - Special Feature: Citizen Developer – Unlock Your Full Innovation Potential 🎤/ 🎬
Imagine a world where any one could create a business application without having to understand how to code. Technological advances such as AI are eliminating much of the complexities and allowing non-professional developers, “citizen developers,” to turn their ideas into apps. In this session we will hear from industry leaders on the potential of No Code/Low Code and stories of their successes. We will share how PMI can help you and your organization build a solid foundation to drive incredible value from citizen development. Learn more at www.pmi.org/citizendeveloper.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Relate success stories in the use of no-code/low-code platforms; (2) Describe how their organization can benefit from the power of citizen development.

Speakers
avatar for Sovan Shatpathy

Sovan Shatpathy

SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Navy Federal Credit Union
Sovan Shatpathy has more than 20 years of technology management experience working for Fortune 500 corporations across diverse industries. He has an established track record for transforming technology organizations, processes and systems to align with strategic business objectives... Read More →
avatar for Sunil Prashara

Sunil Prashara

President & CEO, PMI, MODERATOR
As President & Chief Executive Officer of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Sunil Prashara is the lead advocate for PMI’s global organization, serving more than three million professionals working in nearly every country of the world. His primary responsibility is to implement... Read More →
avatar for Praveen Seshadri

Praveen Seshadri

Distinguished Software Engineer, Google
Praveen Seshadri was the founder and CEO of AppSheet, a leading no-code platform acquired by Google. He continues to evolve AppSheet as a Distinguished Software Engineer at Google. Over his career as a professor in the Computer Science department at Cornell, then as a partner architect... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:05am - 9:38am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  General Session

9:38am EDT

Break
Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:38am - 9:50am EDT
TBA

9:50am EDT

Top Tips to Interview Like a Pro 🎤/ 🎬
Getting ready for an interview but not sure you’re 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 Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Identify tips to help them be interview-ready.

Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:50am - 10:23am EDT
LIVE/On Demand

9:50am EDT

#508 - Applying Artificial Intelligence Tools to Project Management 🎤/ 🎬
Artificial intelligence (AI) tools for project management are now available, and we need to understand how to apply them to the project processes to get the greatest value. This is a practical session that explains machine learning capability in simple terms and then provides several examples of how they can be applied to projects. Implementing these tools requires knowledge about the technology as well as a good strategy.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe the advantages and pitfalls of deploying AI tools to manage projects; (2) Determine if their organization and project environment are prepared to deploy AI tools.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Boudreau, PMP

Paul Boudreau, PMP

President, Stonemeadow Consulting Ltd.
Paul Boudreau, PMP, is a highly respected and influential project management professional with more than 35 years in the technology industry. His extensive project management experience includes successful project implementations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:50am - 10:23am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

9:50am EDT

#509 - International Business Meets Project Management: Successful Project Management in a Globalized World 🎤/ 🎬
If you manage international projects, you may understand the cultural context of the projects you manage. However, there are more factors at play in the global business environment than just culture that can influence the success of your international project. Attend this session to learn the key dimensions of the international project environment that may affect your international project success.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Discuss the factors of international business and management that influence international projects; (2) Identify personal opportunities to improve knowledge of the international business environment as it relates to international project success.

Speakers
avatar for Juanita Woods, PMP, PgMP

Juanita Woods, PMP, PgMP

Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia
Juanita M. Woods, PhD, is an assistant professor with the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia and received her PhD from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Woods holds professional certifications in project and program management (PMP, PgMP) from the... Read More →
avatar for Russell Teasley

Russell Teasley

Professor, Management and International Business, University of North Georgia
Russell Teasley is currently a professor of management and international business with the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia (UNG). Before joining UNG in 2004, he taught as a graduate professor of project management at Western Carolina University... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:50am - 10:23am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

9:50am EDT

#510 - Project Managers as Strategic Enablers 🎤/ 🎬
Is the project management role at your company perceived as an administrative function, limited to project reporting and monitoring? Would you like to shift the view of your role as project manager to that of an enabler of your organization’s vision and strategy? The project management role can be the key to strategy realization, but there are three critical areas a project manager must master to be perceived as a strategic enabler. Through shared experiences from the University of Rochester Medical Center's IT Strategy & Innovation department, you will begin thinking about how to make your own strategic mindset shift.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe skills that project managers must master to drive strategy forward within their organizations; (2) Apply strategic elements in a personal growth road map.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Venezia, PMI-ACP, PMP, PfMP

Michelle Venezia, PMI-ACP, PMP, PfMP

Director, Project Portfolio Office, University of Rochester Medical Center
Michelle Venezia is currently the director of the Project Portfolio Office at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has a varied professional background spanning the healthcare, IT, medical device, and defense industries. She has led the successful start-up of several PMOs... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:50am - 10:23am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

9:50am EDT

#511 - Stop Getting in the Way! Coach Stakeholders to Help, Not Hurt, Projects 🎤/ 🎬
Whether it's sponsors "blessing and abdicating," end users "resisting," or project team members not following through with their accountabilities, as a project manager you grapple with challenging stakeholder behaviors every day. Join us to learn the positive intent behind seemingly difficult behaviors and what you as a project manager can do to turn them around to have a constructive impact, build relationships, and get results for your projects.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Identify the root cause of common problematic stakeholder behaviors and how to flex their approach to engage others to become collaborative and effective project contributors.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Trautlein

Barbara Trautlein

Principal, Change Catalysts, LLC
Barbara A. Trautlein, PhD, is author of the best-selling book “Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks,” principal and founder of Change Catalysts, and originator of the CQ System for Developing Change Intelligent Leaders and Organizations. For more... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:50am - 10:23am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

9:50am EDT

#512 - Youthquakes: A New Generation of Project Leaders is Rising 🎤/ 🎬
This session will highlight one of PMI’s Future 50 honorees – an exclusive list of 50 next generation leaders that are creating, building, and transforming the world through notable projects. Join us as we learn about Adam Fahrenkopf’s most notable project, his journey into project management, and his commitment to project work as the foundation of positive impact, for today and tomorrow.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Identify the challenges facing young leaders and apply it to their project work.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Fahrenkopf

Adam Fahrenkopf

Technical Program Manager, Google
Adam Fahrenkopf is a Technical Program Manager at Google, working on the Google Assistant. More specifically, he manages global programs supporting a Natural Language Processing Platform used by teams creating features for the Google Assistant. Working with cross-functional teams... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:50am - 10:23am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

10:23am EDT

Break
Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:23am - 10:35am EDT
TBA

10:35am EDT

Essential Oils for Busy Professionals 🎤/ 🎬
Essential oils are a great complement to western medicine. Looking to wind down OR boost your focus with the help of essential oils, but not sure which one to choose? Our expert will go over the most popular ones and answer your questions to help you choose the best oil for your needs.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Identify which essential oils will boost their focus or aid in relaxation.

Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:35am - 11:10am EDT
LIVE/On Demand

10:35am EDT

How to Create a Resonating Conversation on LinkedIn™ 🎤/ 🎬
Make sure the hours spent on perfecting your LinkedIn™ profile don’t go to waste. We’re here to share strategies when curating content to generate conversations that draw in your audience and extend your reach and, more importantly, your brand. Brand = credibility

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Identify strategies for generating online conversations that will highlight their brand.

Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:35am - 11:10am EDT
LIVE/On Demand

10:35am EDT

#513 - Driving a New Culture to Embrace the Digital Age 🎤/ 🎬
The advancement of the internet over the past two decades has taught us that we must run our organizations differently for our businesses to thrive, and perhaps even survive. This digital transformation is inevitable. To successfully move into the future, leaders need to strike a balance between organizational hierarchy and cross-functional coordination. While there still needs to be accountability for results, organizations must move faster to achieve these results.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Identify the personal leadership characteristics needed to lead the digital organizational culture.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Salisbury

Steve Salisbury

President, Steve Salisbury Consulting LLC
Steve Salisbury is passionate about working with executives to bridge the strategy to execution divide and drive successful transformational change. He has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises to set the change in motion by creating transformational capacity... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:35am - 11:10am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

10:35am EDT

#514 - Exploring the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition: Global Development – Global Impact 🎤/ 🎬
The world is changing rapidly – driven by global economic, political, demographic and technological trends. In addition, the pace of organizational change is also increasing and organizations around the world are restructuring – moving away from rigid hierarchies to more flexible, agile models. For years, the PMBOK® Guide has been the go-to resource for helping practitioners use good practices to deliver value on the job. Drawing on a global development team of volunteers, the next edition of the PMBOK® Guide will support project practitioners wherever they are in the world to make ideas a reality. Explore the way in which the PMBOK® Guide helps project practitioners and their organizations make a global impact, more quickly adapt to changes in the market and apply new ways of working.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Describe how the PMBOK® Guide can be used by practitioners to help their organizations make a global impact, quickly adapt to changes, and apply new ways of working.

Speakers
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Cynthia Snyder Dionisio, PMI-ACP, PMP

Principal, Cynergy2
Cynthia Dionisio is a professional project management consultant, instructor and author. She has written over a dozen books on project management. She is a PMI Fellow and has been active with the Project Management Institute for over 20 years. She was the Chair for the PMBOK® Guide... Read More →
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Nader Rad, PMI-ACP, PMP

Project Management Author, Speaker, and Advisor, Management Plaza
Nader Rad started working with projects about 24 years ago: first, as a project planner in construction projects, and then he moved to large process-plant projects. In parallel, he was also involved in IT projects and startups. Mr. Rad moved from project planning into the wider project... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:35am - 11:10am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

10:35am EDT

#515 - How’d You Do It? Panel Discussion 🎤/ 🎬
This panel, comprised of members from PMI NextGen Insight Team, Future 50, and other young industry leaders, will answer questions from students about their career trajectory, and the challenges they faced along the way.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Identify the traits and paths that have helped these young leaders reach their goals.

Speakers
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Ashley Forsyth

Academic Programs Specialist II, PMI
Ashley joined PMI as an academic programs specialist in 2014, working with chapters to facilitate and support academic outreach to colleges and universities, working with academic institutions, their faculty and students to advance the teaching of project management through increased... Read More →
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Marina Tranchitella, PMP

Executive Manager of Operations, Sport Club Internacional
Marina Tranchitella is recognized as one of the 50 professionals of the future from PMI. She is Executive Manager of Operations in a huge football club in Brazil (Sport Club Internacional). She has her master’s degree in sport management and an MBA in Business Administration. She... Read More →
avatar for Tshegofatso C Sehlodimela, PMP

Tshegofatso C Sehlodimela, PMP

Managing Editor: Books, Unisa Press
Tshego Sehlodimela is a project professional with more than 10 years experience as a scholarly publisher for a leading university press in South Africa. Prior to being certified with her PMP in 2016, Tshego gained a CAPM certification as an entry into the project environment. She... Read More →
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William Meller

IT Portfolio Manage, Dell
William Meller is member of the PMI Next Gen Insight Team, an IT Portfolio Manager at Dell and the founder of Portal Sucesso Jovem. He graduated with a degree in IT Management and is currently working on an MBA in Business Management.


Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:35am - 11:10am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

10:35am EDT

#516 - Leading People-Centric Transformation 🎤/ 🎬
How can leaders bring positive change and make an impact in the lives of people in their organization? This session will unlock the power of the Brightline Transformation Compass to help them to bring real change in large, complex organizations and uncertain times.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Explain how leaders can use the Brightline Transformation Compass to bring positive change to their organization.

Speakers
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Ricardo Vargas

Executive Director, Brightline Initiative
Passionate about transforming ideas into action, Ricardo Vargas is a chief advocate in the project economy. Specializing in implementing innovative global initiatives, capital projects and product development, he has directed dozens of projects across industries and continents, managing... Read More →
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Yavnika Khanna, PMP

Communication Manager, Brightline Initiative
Yavnika Khanna wakes up each day to help large corporations and nonprofits manage marketing and communications. For the past 14 years, she has worked on the intersection of marketing, project management, and technology. A PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), she has... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:35am - 11:10am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

10:35am EDT

#517 - The Project Manager's Volunteer Journey: A Roadmap to Value 🎤/ 🎬
Project management practitioners and students know the mechanisms that drive change. As a professional who cares about giving back to your community, you can add value with a few simple steps. The path involves being willing to help others, acknowledging your strengths and skills, exploring opportunities for service, and deciding to volunteer. Come discover how easy and powerful this can be, learn what non-profits look for, and create your personal roadmap to start your own volunteer journey.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: (1) List the project management skills they have that can be used to help others; (2) Describe how to create a valuable volunteer experience.

Speakers
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Uma Hiremagalur, PMP

Senior Manager for Cloud Engineering, Deloitte
Uma Hiremagalur, PMP, ITIL, LSSGB, CSM is a former VP of Technology and current PMIEF Liaison for the PMI Washington DC Chapter. She is a senior manager for Cloud Engineering at Deloitte.


Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:35am - 11:10am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

11:10am EDT

Break
Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:10am - 11:25am EDT
TBA

11:10am EDT

Networking Chat Room: AMA (Ask Me Anything): Perspectives from PMI Leaders (2 of 2) 🎤/ 🎬
This is your opportunity to engage with a few PMI leaders and ask them questions about anything…yes, anything. Join some of our dedicated and very engaged PMI Board of Directors in the “Perspectives from a PMI Leader (Ask Me Anything)” networking chat room and ask them about how they got involved as a PMI volunteer, what the proudest moment of their career has been, what their one word is to describe the Project Management industry right now, or whatever is on your mind!

Moderator
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Stephen Townsend

Networks Engagement Facilitator, PMI
Stephen Townsend is PMI’s Networks Engagement Facilitator. In this capacity, he enables PMI’s thought leadership and knowledge activities, leveraging PMI’s global community of subject matter experts.  His contributions include such works as Integrating Program Management and... Read More →

Speakers
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Tejas Sura, PMP, PfMP

Board of Directors, PMI
Tejas Sura is the founder and managing director of Cubic Turnkey Private Limited, with 25 years of construction project experience with multinational organizations. His strategic leadership and oversight with strong focus on customer centricity has ensured 100 percent referral business... Read More →
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Roberto Toledo, PMP

Board of Directors, PMI
Roberto Toledo is CEO and founder of Alpha Consultoria, SA, one of Latin America’s leading project management training and consulting firms, founded in Mexico City in 1997. He is also founder and chief learning officer at Alpha PM Consulting, Inc. headquartered in Chicago, USA... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:10am - 11:25am EDT
LIVE/On Demand

11:25am EDT

Breaking Down Borders: Apps and Solutions for Instant Translation 🎤/ 🎬
As we expand to working with an increasingly global audience, whether it’s through new partnerships or internal company expansions, it’s important to establish rapport even if you may not necessarily have the time to learn a new language. We will review some apps and solutions that can provide instant translations to help you achieve any level of communication with your global team.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Identify apps and solutions that aim to improve communication with their global team.

Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:25am - 11:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand

11:25am EDT

#518 - Beyond Organizational Agility: Disciplined Agile and the Larger Ecosystem 🎤/ 🎬
Our organizations operate in a larger, overall ecosystem which includes society, the physical environment, the marketplace. Our way of working (WoW) within our teams, and within our organizations in general, affects this ecosystem. Whether the effects are positive or negative is our daily choice. The Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit includes many strategies which can positively affect our ecosystem.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Identify disciplined agile strategies for operating positively within our ecosystem.

Speakers
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Scott Ambler

Vice President & Chief Scientist, Disciplined Agile, PMI
Scott is the Vice President & Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit and is an international keynote speaker. Scott is the (co)-creator of the DA tool kit as well as the Agile Modeling... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:25am - 11:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

11:25am EDT

#519 - Competencies, Capabilities and Value Delivery in The Project Economy 🎤/ 🎬
Project managers are important agents of change in cultivating organizational capabilities that improve value delivery through projects and an organization's net bottom line. In this session, you will learn how to apply project manager competencies to level up organizational capabilities and contribute to closing a trillion dollar gap in The Project Economy.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Describe the intersection of project manager competencies and organizational capabilities.

Speakers
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Megan Johnston, PMP

Lead Consultant, Analyte Projects Ltd.
With more than 10 years of project management expertise, Megan Johnston, PMP, PSM, has a diverse background in projects with budgets from a few thousand dollars to multi-million dollar projects in healthcare and technology. She is passionate about tough projects: big projects, messy... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:25am - 11:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

11:25am EDT

#520 - Digitization’s Impact on PMO Practices 🎤/ 🎬
By 2030, smart machines, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and robotics will augment and amplify human intelligence to play distinct roles in projects, such as data collection, analysis and reporting. Much of the work of today’s project management office (PMO) will be eliminated.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Discuss how new technologies and systems (AI, ML, robotics) will affect what work is done and how it is done; (2) Explain how to use natural language processing and ML to enable processing of unstructured data, predictive and prescriptive analytics and automation of tasks that involve judgment.

Speakers
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Kelwyn Yung

IT Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Kelwyn Yung is a manager in the technology service area. He is a technologist with more than 12 years of consulting experience leading business and technology transformation projects. He has experience working on several successful system transformation projects, gaining expertise... Read More →
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Harshad Tipsey

IT Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Harshad Tipsey has more than 13 years of experience in architecture, application development, operations, IT transformation, and project management in the health care industry. He has a strong understanding of the industry, with extensive experience in cost-budgeting, schedule, estimation... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:25am - 11:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

11:25am EDT

#521 - Knowledge Transfer Culture for Succession and Resilience that is Pandemic-Proof 🎤/ 🎬
Culture eats any strategy for breakfast any day. As hyper job mobility and the aging workforce have come to stay, the test of success is succession. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or disruptions such as the pandemic is our toughness, our resiliency. Knowledge transfer transcends handover-notes and must be intentional. You cannot force people to share or transfer their knowledge, you must create the right environment for knowledge transfer. Human interaction is the most significant facilitator for the transfer of all human capabilities. This session unravels how to create a culture of shared knowledge for succession, have the courage for learning agility, and produce a resilient come back!

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Describe elements of a knowledge transfer culture, strategies, and learning agility for succession and resilience.

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Speakers
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Benjamin Anyacho, PMP

Senior Project Manager, Texas Department of Transportation
Benjamin Anyacho is a passionate, quintessential project manager, original thinker, and knowledge management (KM) pedagogue, with +20 years of results-driven leadership. His trenchant works have received national and international recognition. He is a senior strategic PM, Texas DOT... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:25am - 11:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

11:25am EDT

#522 - Pitching and Storytelling 101 🎤/ 🎬
Often storytelling is considered an artistic talent that people are born with. People incorrectly assume storytelling requires using beautiful words. What if storytelling is a science more than an art? What if there is a formula to storytelling that can be coached? If you resonate with the sentiment, this session will provide an introduction to pitching and storytelling.

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Explain the basics of pitching and storytelling.

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Speakers
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Vibhu Sinha, PMP

Principal, The Strategy Associates
Recipient of the Presidential Award from The White House, Vibhu Sinha is an intrapreneurial and bottom-line driven senior management professional with experience in leadership roles across banking and capital markets, advising institutional clients on corporate strategy, idea generation... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:25am - 11:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

11:25am EDT

#523 - Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me? The Unspoken Skill Your Career Depends On 🎤/ 🎬
Imagine you’re an enterprise architect for a financial technology company. You’ve been tasked with leading a new team to re-architect how data flow through your systems. This is a major project, one that’s a critical prerequisite for a 2.0 redesign of your company’s technology. You’ve been given six months to deliver. Oh, and you don’t have any project management experience. Where do you start?

Enter Kickoff, a free digital learning tool that helps inexperienced project managers launch successful projects—from start to finish—in just 45 minutes. In this session, you will:
  • Learn why basic project management knowledge is the unspoken backbone for your career
  • Tour the tool that will help you acquire the project skills you need to thrive

Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Develop a critical and fundamental project management skillset in just 45 minutes.

Speakers
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Dylan Gordon

Innovation Product Manager, PMI
Dylan Gordon is an Innovation Product Manager for the Project Management Institute, where he focuses on building impactful and accessible digital products. In previous roles, he has directed a product marketing team and managed the development of the first digital fantasy football... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:25am - 11:57am EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  Breakout Session

11:57am EDT

Break
Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:57am - 12:00pm EDT
TBA

12:00pm EDT

#524 - Closing Session: Celebrating the Profession 🎤/🎬
We'll all gather together one last time to reflect on the day's activities and experiences. Malala Yousafzai will return for a round of rapid-fire Q&A with LuAnn Piccard. Sunil Prashara will announce the prestigious Project of the Year and PMO of the Year awards, recognizing the best of the best in project management. And Tamron Hall will share what's next for our Virtual Experience Series in November, as we turn our focus to "Drawing a Map to the Future: A Deep Dive in Business Analysis.”

Speakers
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Tamron Hall

Journalist, Talk Show Host, Executive Producer "Tamron Hall", HOST
Tamron Hall is an accomplished TV host, award-winning journalist and philanthropist. Her daytime talk show entitled “Tamron Hall” is a daily destination for all things topical and a platform for viewers to connect with the people who are shaping our world through meaningful, engaging... Read More →
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Sunil Prashara

President & CEO, PMI, MODERATOR
As President & Chief Executive Officer of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Sunil Prashara is the lead advocate for PMI’s global organization, serving more than three million professionals working in nearly every country of the world. His primary responsibility is to implement... Read More →
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Malala Yousafzai

Activist. Nobel Laureate. Manager of Projects.
Malala was enrolled in her father’s school at the age of 4. Truly her father’s daughter, while other children fantasized about playing with toys, Malala fantasized about giving lectures. Her brother jokingly shares that Malala is “addicted to books.” But it was in the hallways... Read More →
avatar for LuAnn Piccard, PMP

LuAnn Piccard, PMP

Board of Directors, PMI
LuAnn Piccard, PMP, associate professor and chair, Master of Science Project Management Department at University of Alaska Anchorage, is passionate about developing next-generation project management leaders and professionals seeking to enhance and expand career opportunities through... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:00pm - 12:35pm EDT
LIVE/On Demand
  General Session

12:35pm EDT

Emerging Professionals Networking Chat Room 🎤/🎬
Looking to network with like-minded individuals? Then join us in the Emerging Professionals after-hours chat room where you can make lasting connections. 

We will also announce the top three winners from the Emerging Professional Research Gallery.

Moderator
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Ashley Forsyth

Academic Programs Specialist II, PMI
Ashley joined PMI as an academic programs specialist in 2014, working with chapters to facilitate and support academic outreach to colleges and universities, working with academic institutions, their faculty and students to advance the teaching of project management through increased... Read More →

Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:35pm - 1:00pm EDT
LIVE/On Demand

12:35pm EDT

Get Mental with The Man Who Knows: Headliner Alain Nu 🎤/ 🎬
Join master mentalist Alain Nu as he wows the audience with feats of mental ability that show the connection between all of us. You can participate at home and see if you have the gift.

Take part in the experience by having a deck of cards, a pen, a piece of paper, and a couple of metal spoons during this session.

Speakers
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Alain Nu

The Man Who Knows
Alain Nu, "The Man Who Knows," is an international performance artist and an entertaining man of mystery. He is a mind-reader, a visionary of the future, and a "you have to see it to believe it" sort of guy. He has starred in his own four-part miniseries for the TLC network, "The... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
LIVE/On Demand