Write White Papers for PDUs

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Greetings PMI Western Idaho Chapter Members!  Call for White Papers!

Who?

Any Project Manager who needs or wants to earn 5 PDUs for participating in the development and education of fellow Project Managers.

How?

  1. Write a 3-page essay (12 point font, double spaced) on ONE of the topics below.
  2. Attach a Word document or PDF document and email your submission to: pdd_conference@pmiwic.org by March, 2, 2018.
  3. Include your name, PMI number and certificate number (e.g. PMP#, ACP#) on the cover page of your completed assignment.

All submissions will be reviewed by a peer panel. The top essay per topic will be recognized during the 2018 PMIWIC Professional Development Day conference on March 17th, as well as posted on our social media pages, and published on our PMIWIC website.

What?

Please choose one topic only per essay.

  1. Discuss new technology that enhances the ability to do project management.
  2. Provide sample template(s) for Project Managers and how to use them.
  3. Compare project management software available on the market today.
  4. Discuss the type(s) of methodologies (i.e. Agile, Waterfall) you use, and why.
  5. Debate the role difference(s) between ScrumMaster and Project Manager in today’s work environment and what is trending for the future.
  6. How has social media platforms (i.e. Linked In, Facebook,, etc) affected traditional communication channels?
  7. Discuss the impact of mobile technology in today’s work environment.
  8. Discuss some project challenges you encounter that you believe are specific to your industry (IT, Defense, Technology, Healthcare, Finance, New Product Development etc.).
  9. If you could change one aspect about project management, what would it be and why?
  10. Discuss the challenges as well as the pros and cons of working face to face vs working remotely.

When?

Submit your White Paper by March 2, 2018

5 Responses

  1. Kathleen Dewey

    I’d like to participate in this. I’m leaning towards doing item 10.

  2. Ken Nixon

    This is an interesting opportunity. I have a technical question: For essays that rely on illustrations to tell the story, how are they handled in the 3-page, 12-point font scheme? Should they be only attachments, or Page 4+ in the submission? Also, should the template provided in #2 be a working file, attached to the primary document?

  3. Bert Kastel

    I’d like to write a White Paper on the topic “Discuss new technology that enhances the ability to do project management.” The new technology I will mainly describe is one I focus on myself in my work: Blockchain/Crypto and some Artificial Intelligence, and their use in global service supply chains and the management of complex projects, but also more secure ways of interaction, the use of tokens, more efficient global payment mechanisms, and the related cost and security impact of distributed file storage. In another way, this is about getting rid of centralized solutions like cloud computing and introducing higher resilience, lower cost, and new capabilities.
    PMI ID: 162990

  4. Bert Kastel

    Hi Moderator, Feel free to block my response… Talking about technology… I was not sure this was a comment but thought a way to give response internally about my intention. My future communication will be going to: pdd_conference@pmiwic.org

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