training, publications, networkingopportunities, professionaldevelopment and more. The formatof the news magazine allows us topublish Institute information in atimely and economical manner andprovides more editorial space in
PM Network for articles on the stateof the art of project management,which is PM Network’s mission.”A lot has happened since 1998.
The internet grew up. In today’sconnected world, people don’t wantto wait months for information, ascan often be the case with printpublications. Nearly a quarter-century after PMI Today’s launch,our community can interact withone another through a robustmixture of digital offerings, includingPMI.org, ProjectManagment.com,podcasts like Projectifed®, mobileapps and a plethora of socialmedia channels.
These and many other forms ofengagement are a testament toPMI’s digital transformation. Morethan ever, PMI is working to makecontent available when, where andhow you need it.
Because of all this, PMI has madethe decision to retire PMI Todayat the end of the year. Yes, theNovember/December publication isthe final issue of PMI Today.
Dear Readers,I hope this letter, my first, findsyou well.
Let’s take a quick trip back to
1998. The internet was barely outof its infancy. Titanic became thefirst movie to gross US$1 billion.Nokia was the leading mobile phonemanufacturer. Plans for the eurowere solidified. Google was founded.And PMI Today® launched as asupplement to PM Network®.
At the time, Jim Pennypacker,
PM Network’s then-publisher/editor-in-chief wrote, “PMI Todaywill feature current news about theexciting changes and events in theInstitute—the latest on certification,
The Start of a New Era
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IN THIS ISSUE
Available online for PMI membersonly at PMI.org
Where We’ve Been, Where We’reHeading and Why It Matters . . . . . . . . . . 3
The First “Project Manager Roast!”—Onsite Series Held in Chengdu. . . . . . . . . . 6
Ready to Serve? Answer the Callfor PMI Board Nominations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
A Letter From the PMIEF Boardof Directors ............................. 8
45 Minutes to Kickoff: The Tools, Tipsand Resources You Need to StartYour First Project ....................... 9
Events Calendar ....................... 10
Chapter Links ....................... 12
Virtual ExperienceSeries RecapBy Shari RathetLast fall, when the PMIcommunity gathered inPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania,USA, to celebrate 50 years ofleading the profession, we lookedforward to another year of newand exciting project challenges.We could little imagine the formthose challenges would take. Asproject professionals across theglobe reacted to the spread ofthe coronavirus and many ofus turned to remote work whilesheltering at home, PMI launchedthe Virtual Experience Series(VES): Delivering Value, CreatingChange & Advancing the World™to bring us together again andprovide support for practitionersmanaging projects across TheProject Economy.
Chef José Andrés, of WorldCentral Kitchen, joined us todiscuss what success looks likewhen you are leading projectsto feed the hungry, whetherit is his own family shelteringat home or large populationsaffected by natural disasters. TVpersonality Trevor Noah shared
FROM THE EDITOROctober 2019 November/December 2020 A Supplement to PM Network® Published by Project Management Institute