Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Virtual Professional Development Symposium

Summer is here! It's the time of year for learning, sharing and networking. And for unveiling the first ever Virtual Professional Development Symposium (VPDS) in PMI’s history on 6th June 2012, brought you by the IS CoP.

Earn up to 6 PDUs to apply toward your re-certification (see agenda below). 
This event has a limited number of available seats. So if you plan to attend, you should register TODAY!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Top 10 Microsoft Project Conference Sessions

If you didn't get the opportunity to attend the 2012 Microsoft Project Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, or you were there but couldn't attend all of the sessions that you wanted to, don't worry... you can now access 87 recordings from the event!

I recommend that you start with the keynotes from Microsoft Office Division CVP Kirk Koenigsbauer and then from Microsoft Project GM Ludovic Hauduc

Next, select from this list of the top 10 rated sessions from the conference.
  1. Deliver SharePoint Success: Key Steps to Reap the Business Benefits
  2. Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices for Using Project Server 2010
  3. The painters, the policemen and the Pope...understanding task movement in Microsoft Project 2010
  4. Take Your Project Reporting To the Next Level: Dashboards and Other Tools
  5. YJTJ (Your Job Tool’s Job) ™ – Working in Concert with Microsoft Project
  6. Unleashing the Value of Earned Value: Applying Schedule and Cost Controls to Measure Project Performance
  7. Turning Project Data into Real World Reports: An Overview of Business Intelligence Options
  8. Leveraging Project 2010 with Office 365 for Project Management Success
  9. Be Loved By Your Development Teams: Using the Team Foundation Server – Project Server Connector
  10. Microsoft Project 2010 Desktop Overview
You can view all sessions on the Microsoft Project Showcase Channel.

Post a comment and let me know which session you found the most beneficial (and why).

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Free Access to PMI Salary Survey

The Project Management Institute is providing free access to its 2011 Salary Survey (Seventh Edition) for PMI members. The survey includes salary and bonus information from more than 30,000 project management practitioners from around the world.

Represented countries include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

Demographics captured include country of employment, position description, years work experience, years worked in key techniques, years worked in project management, highest formal education level obtain, degree in project management, PMP status, training per year, gender, department/function, industry, type of project, number of employees in entire organization, average project team size, and typical project budget.

Note: You must log in to PMI before attempting to access the download link. If you are not currently a PMI member you should join PMI today!

Download the 2011 PM Salary Survey