Every new year brings new trends, opportunities and events and 2017 will be no exception. With project management evolving with each passing day, it is important for project managers to keep pace with latest project management trends. They should also be aware of the latest tools, technologies, and methodologies. That is where attending project management conference can help.
These conferences provide you an opportunity to learn from the best experts in the field. Moreover, you can stay up to speed with what is happening in the industry. In this article, we compile a list of top project management conferences you should not miss in 2017.
1. Deliver Conference
If you want to start 2017 on a high, then this conference should be on your must-attend list. The tagline of this conference “A conference for people who strive to lead, inspire and deliver value with their teams” sums it up brilliantly. The focus of the Deliver Conference will be on developing exceptional products. Moreover, the emphasizing on the fact that job roles do not matter that much. Hosted by Brett Harned, leaders, thinkers and project managers will share their experiences at the conference. Start packing your bags because this conference will be held in Manchester UK on 25 and 26 January 2017.
Visit official website: http://deliverconf.co.uk/
2. International Project Management Conference
One of the biggest forums for project managers in Asia has got even better. With more than 1500 participants around the globe, you can learn many new things by attending this conference. Tehran, the capital city of Iran will be the venue for the conference and the dates will be February 12 to February 13, 2017. The focus will be on latest project management strategies and how these strategies could help organizations to take their game to the next level. With so many big companies sharing their project management success secrets, you do not want to miss this conference as a project manager.
Visit official website: http://www.ipma.world/event/12th-international-project-managemet-conference/
3. RICS and APM Project Leadership Conference
For those who want to learn a thing or two about creating new leaders, developing talent and devising a strategy for team success, then RICS and APM project leadership conference is an ideal conference. This one-day conference will be held in London on 28th February 2017. Therefore, project managers who want to learn the art of driving their projects to success should fasten their seat belts and be ready to go.
4. APM Project Management Conference 2017
For project managers who give preference to expert opinion, then this project management conference is for you. This award winning conference offers you a mix of everything from listening to experts and gurus to panel interviews to question and answer session. Additionally, the networking opportunities are endless. APM project management conference will be held on 27 April 2017 in London.
In addition to this, participants will get an opportunity to earn up to eight hours of CPD. Moreover, you get the networking opportunities. Therefore, you get your money’s worth. Apart from listening to industry experts and thought leaders sharing their insights, you can be able to predict the future as well.
Visit official website: https://www.apm.org.uk/news/apm-conference-2017-save-date
5. PMI Global Congress
One of the most credible bodies in project management brings current business challenges and best project management practices. Additionally, successful strategies to overcome current challenges will also be discussed at PMI global conference. Additionally, industry experts will share their opinion, deliver educational presentations and give real world solutions that will help project managers in their future endeavors. PMI global congress event will take place in Rome, Italy and the dates will be 1 to 3 May 2017.
Visit official website: http://congresses.pmi.org/emea2017
6. Agile and Beyond
Agile methodology has become the most popular project management methodology. According to Pulse of Profession report, companies using agile project management methodology have a much higher project success rate. If you are already using agile project management methodology or want to switch to agile in the near future, then you must attend this conference. Moreover, you will learn the best practices of agile product development.
Ann Arbor, MI will be the venue for the conference and the conference will take place on 4-5 May 2017. Big names such as James Grenning, co-creator of agile software development manifesto and Dr. Alistair Cockburn, International consortium for agile has spoken at this conference in the past so expect to see some of the best agile project management experts speak at Agile and Beyond, the conference.
Visit official website: http://agileandbeyond.com/2017/
7. Change Management Conference
Another trend that has gained momentum in recent years is change management. Project managers can sharpen the saw to deal with the future project challenges and lead their organizations with effective change management. Moreover, it will be a great opportunity for project managers to learn the principles of change management from the best experts in town.
This change management conference, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from 21 to 24 May 2017. It could not only prove to be a stepping-stone to your change management success in the future but also let you implement changes The focal point of the conference would be the latest trends, tools and best practices of change management.
Visit official website: http://www.acmpconference.com/cm2017
8. PMO Conference
Get acquainted with the latest PMO research, portfolio programs, and project offices by attending this one-day conference in London on June 7, 2017. In addition to this, you can hear industry gurus speak at the event. You can also attend a dedicated PMO exhibition that will transform the way you think about project management portfolios and offices.
Visit official website: http://www.pmoconference.co.uk/
9. PMO Symposium
Do you want to know the secret of success of best PMO’s? If yes, then PMO symposium is the right place to be. PMO symposium will kick off on November 6 and ends on November 9, 2017, and the venue for PMO symposium 2017 is Houston, TX, USA. Project managers could know and follow their processes and strategies so that you can also achieve better results.
Visit official website: http://copevents.pmi.org/pmosymposium2015/why-attend/why-attend
10. PMI Global Conference
Just like PMI global congress, PMI global conference will highlight present and future challenges faced by project managers. It will help project managers to devise an effective counter strategy that could help them overcome these obstacles. Chicago, IL in the USA will host PMI global conference from October 26 to October 30, 2017.
Visit official website: https://www.pmi.org/global-conference
Which project management conferences will you attend in 2017? Do not forget to tell us in the comments section below.