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PMI Academic Network Update
August 2017 Issue
Highlighted Programs
 
Free Virtual Student Conference
 
PMI® Virtual Student Summit
 
Join us for a free virtual event on 4 October. This is a day full of opportunities for students studying project management or an allied discipline to learn and network. Keynote is on Next Gen Leadership by Seth Mattison. Sessions include:
User experience and design thinking
Global impact of project management
Career trajectories of emerging professionals in project management
Global challenges facing projects
Networking and collaborative opportunities
 
Please forward this registration link to your students.
 
Book Club Announced
 
ProjectManagement.com Book Club Topic Announced
   
Looking for the latest publications to assist in your teaching, recommend to students or just for your own use? Join the ProjectManagement.com monthly book club for valuable insights into new books on project management and related topics. This month, we’re reading Reaching Your Next Summit by Manley Feinberg II, an award winning international keynote speaker, business leader, and author. Visit the ProjectManagement.com Book Club page to learn more.
 
Announcements and Events
 
CAPM More Accessible
 
The CAPM – Now More Accessible than Ever
 
PMI is partnering with Pearson VUE and expanding the delivery options for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®). Candidates interested in obtaining CAPM certification now have the option to take an online proctored exam from their home or office. In addition to online proctored testing, candidates still have the option to take the exam at a test center. Pearson VUE has over 5,500 computer testing centers worldwide so there are still plenty of alternatives to make the testing experience as convenient as possible.
 
Learn more about online proctored testing including FAQs and system requirements here.
 
GAC
 
View GAC Resources for Accreditation Onsite Visits
 
GAC has six online training modules for both GAC Onsite Team Members and programs considering or applying for GAC accreditation. Starting with an overview of the GAC accreditation process, the modules review the third step of the accreditation process, the Onsite Visit, so that stakeholders understand both its purpose and processes.
 
These modules address all aspects of the Onsite Visit, from the review of the Self-Assessment Report, to the tools and techniques used by the Onsite Visit Team while Onsite, to post visit activities. Visit the “GAC Volunteer Resources” area of the GACPM.Org website today to learn more.
 
Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017 (Atlanta)
 
Your Lifelong Learning
 
Enhancing your skills and keeping up with trends is essential—and ongoing—for all project professionals. PMI offers a variety of learning opportunities designed to meet your specific needs including face-to-face and virtual events as well as webinars. Upcoming in-person events include PMI® Global Congress in Chicago and PMO Symposium® in Houston. Find out more about PMI professional development.
 
PMI Reports and Opportunities
 
Contribute Content
 
Contribute Content: “PM in Academia” Practice Area
 
Did you know that you can contribute to project management content to help your peers in the academic world? Visit the Contribute Content page to propose content that will be connected to the PM in Academia practice area on ProjectManagement.com.
 
 
Call for Papers
 
Call for Papers
 
Project Management Journal® invites authors to submit papers for a Special Edition of the journal: “Exploratory Projects”
 
We welcome contributions in the following areas:
1) Research that sheds new light on the actor’s practices in exploratory projects
2) The validity of the management principles proposed in the literature
3) The functions and roles of the actors in teams involved in exploratory projects
4) The relationship between the project and its parent organization
5) The role of exploratory projects in creation of the ecosystem
6) The type of cognitive process used during these types of projects
 
Deadline for paper submissions: 28 February 2018
Learn More
 
 
PMBOK Guide 6th Edition
 
PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition coming 6 September, 2017
 
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition is the latest version of this leading global resource for project managers. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. Other content enhancements include more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge, including discussion of project management business documents, and information on the PMI Talent Triangle® and the essential skills for success in today’s market. Also new this year is the Agile Practice Guide. Together, these publications deliver comprehensive information on key project delivery approaches—predictive, agile, and hybrid.
For more information click here.
 
PMBOK Guide 6th Edition
 
Request a Desk Copy of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition
 
Desk copies of PMI-published books are available to educators who have adopted or want to consider adopting them as course text. To request your desk copy of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, refer to the list of ISBN numbers provided below to complete the form found here.
English 9781628251845
Arabic 9781628251852
Chinese (Simplified) 9781628251869
French 9781628251846
German 9781628251883
Hindi 9781628251951
Italian 9781628251890
Japanese 9781628251906
Korean 9781628251913
Portuguese (Brazilian) 9781628251920
Russian 9781628251937
Spanish 9781628251944
 
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