We have the tools to take action and shape a differentfuture, but how do we move from idea to reality?
At an organizational level, PMI leadership and the Board
of Directors are formulating a more comprehensive
and cohesive strategy for social impact. There will
be opportunities to provide suggestions, ideas and
feedback. We will benefit greatly from the voices
of members and volunteers who can help shape our
global vision with regional tailoring. Stay tuned and
stay engaged. At a local level, be that professional
who encourages new members, especially students
and young professionals, to join our family so they can
develop their project management skills and take pride
in their community impact. Doing so will strengthen
their capabilities and build a growing community of
PMI members and volunteers committed to actively
making a difference. Continue to hone your professional
skills and seek out opportunities to demonstrate ways
that you, your chapter and fellow volunteers can
mentor others and apply your capabilities to benefit
the broader community. Celebrate, promote and
shine a light on awesome examples, big and small, of
what project management makes possible for people
and communities. Finally, be the difference, and thank
yourself and others who are inspired through thought
and action to make the world a better place. We thank
you, and we believe in you!
– LuAnn Piccard, PMP
And maybe, if we really commit to this, we’ll be publishingan uplifting article about your chapter’s efforts. Will youfollow the example of firefighters in Australia and othereveryday heroes? Will you take Ms. Piccard’s wordsto heart? And at the end of the day, we urge you tochallenge yourself and your chapter to set the standardfor how our profession can impact and elevate the livesof people and communities.
To learn more about Project Managers Without Borders,visit: pmwb.org/j/
At a time when the world is in crisis,the project management communitycame together in record-breakingnumbers for PMXPO 2020—the
13th installment of the annual virtualconference and exhibition.
Hosted by PMI and its knowledgeportal, ProjectManagement.com,which started the event in 2008,PMXPO featured six presentations(accompanied by question-and-answer sessions after each) in adaylong celebration of our craft.
The event also allowed attendeesto network with each other in alounge and a packed exhibit hall thatincluded 15 sponsor booths alongwith PMI properties.
PMXPO drew a record number ofregistrations and more than 44,000live-day attendees. The eventkicked off with the keynote “BuildingUnstoppable Teams: How a HouseBuilt a Family” by best-selling authorCara Brookins.
PMXPO Brings Project Management
Community Together in Record Numbers
After surviving domestic violence, she
was faced with the stark challenge
of providing for her four children. In
desperate need of a home—
but without the means to buy one—
she built her own 3,500-square-foot
house by watching You Tube tutorials.
Ms. Brookins’ use of real-lifeexamples from her unconventionalconstruction site—along withstories of teamwork, perseveranceand overcoming incredible odds—connected with the audience, andher presentation attracted morethan 35,000 live-day attendees.
The events continued with fivemore featured sessions: Priya Patraapplied storytelling to differentphases of a successful digitaltransformation; Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez explored The ProjectEconomy and the way projectmanagers need to adapt to besuccessful in this new exciting era;
Cara Brookins, best-selling author and
PMXPO 2020 keynote speaker
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