|[August 22, 2014]
Keynote Speakers, New Informative Sessions Announced for PMI Global Congress 2014-North America
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Project Management Institute, the world's leading not-for-profit
professional membership association for the project management
profession, announced the preliminary program for the upcoming PMI®
Global Congress 2014-North America, to be held 26 - 28 October in
Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Among other Congress highlights, this year's event will feature a
keynote address by basketball legend and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic"
Johnson, sharing insights on identifying unrecognized opportunities and
how to capitalize on them for success. This presentation will inspire
and enlighten anyone wishing to make a similar impact with their careers
and business endeavors. Other high-profile keynote speakers will include
Olympic champion speed skier Vince Poscente, dynamic motivational
speaker Tamara Kleinberg and noted neuroscientist Dr. Daniel J. Levitin,
author of the best-selling book The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight
in the Age of Information Overload.
In addition to the keynote presentations, Congress attendees will have
access to more than 160 collaborative education sessions, categorized
across 18 leading areas of focus, including PMI's first-ever Business
Analysis and Requirements (BAR) Area of Focus educational track. The
importance of these critical competencies is emphasized in PMI's 2014 Pulse (News - Alert)
of the Profession® in-depth report Requirements Management: A
Core Competency for Project and Program Success, which found
that when projects do not meet their original goals and business
objectives, inaccurate requirements management is the primary cause of
that outcome almost half of the time (47 percent).
The event will also see the debut of new and unique networking and
outreach opportunities, including Open Jam, a series of informal
discussions (offered in collaboration with the Agile (News - Alert) Alliance) on
relevant topics chosen by attendees and facilitated by experienced
practitioners in agile business analysis and product management.
Attendees can also collaborate with colleagues and earn professional
development units (PDUs) at PMI X-Change breakfast discussions -
member-driven conversations on a variety of topics.
Additionalhighlights of PMI® Global Congress 2014-North
America will include:
PMI Professional Awards Gala and Reception.
Community Service Project, in partnership with HandsOn Greater
Phoenix, inviting volunteers to help make improvements to John F. Long
Research Working Session (ROWS) featuring interactive expert panel
discussions and breakout sessions.
Standards Program Working Session (SPWS) featuring a presentation from
Orange Business Services (News - Alert) about the challenges of institutionalizing
formal project management standards across its global organization.
Virtual Congress On-Demand sessions, available online on Congress Day
3 and after the event.
About PMI® Global Congress
PMI's Global Congress is the world's premier project management
educational and networking event, providing a forum in which
practitioners and professionals can network, further their skills and
learn how their projects fit within the context of world and economic
affairs. PMI Global Congress 2014-North America will be held from 26 -
28 October at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. To
register, visit http://congresses.pmi.org/NorthAmerica2014/Registration.
Start networking early on Twitter @PMICongress and on LinkedIn (News - Alert) by
joining the PMI
Project, Program and Portfolio Management discussion group.
About Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Institute is the world's leading not-for-profit
professional membership association for the project, program and
portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for
more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in
the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and
research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and
further matures the profession of project management through its
globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic
research, publications, professional development courses, and networking
opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International
(HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to
leading businesses and government, while ProjectManagement.com
create online global communities that deliver more resources, better
tools, larger networks and broader perspectives.
Visit us at www.PMI.org,
and on Twitter (News - Alert) @PMInstitute.
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