In Part 1, you committed to getting in shape for the CAPM/PMP exam. Now you’re back and ready to start getting a little more serious. This second article of the series will show that the tough work doesn’t have to hurt as we ease in with a look at process groups.
The availability of certification opportunities should not stop project managers from taking advantage of the most valuable of all the training that they can get: organizational culture training. So what should organizations and PMOs do to make their project managers much more savvy in addressing the corporate culture booby traps?
Are you in a position where you think you or your staff need project management training but aren’t sure where to start? Are you somewhat frustrated at the result? In this article, we will explore some of the basic things to consider when looking at the plethora of project management training courses and programs available.
In order to better evaluate a career in project management consulting, one should first step back and understand the different types of PM consultant roles. In this second installment in a series of three, we discuss the pros and cons of the firm-based project management consultant--and how they can enhance an organization's strategy.
Philanthropy is, in many cases, what project managers do every day. If we are honest about ourselves and our teams, we will recognize that giving our time to make life easier for our teams and customers is the normal business of a project manager. But how can we meaningfully reflect on ourselves?
All of us have the ability to give freely of our knowledge in a corporate setting. Is that what some organizations would consider to be true knowledge philanthropy? How can we extend this concept to our working lives?
Mentoring others is one of the best ways to pay it forward, and can be beneficial to all involved (even experienced PMs!). Here are four tips for being a mentor that can make an impact.
Project management skills are a valuable commodity, are you sharing the wealth? How can use your own project management ability to add real value? One expert shares a personal story of self discovery.
Project management develops a strong skill set in communication, organization, planning, goal setting and leadership. All of these can be applied to help individuals and organizations improve the way they operate and approach challenges.
Is the vision millennials have of ideal employment truly unique to their generation? What can an organization do to attract and retain them? Creating an organization that is friendly to volunteers may be the answer.
Whether you're a consultant starting with a new client or a company looking to outsource, this agreement will make sure everyone is on the same page going into your next project.
This confidentiality agreement covers basic non-disclosure between you and a third party.
What is your company's criminal history policy? Do you even have one? Stay safe using this sample.
Stop conflicts before they start using this questionnaire designed to raise red flags with your employees' relationship to the company.
Use this outline to help build a successful alignment and allocation of your team for your project and its initiatives.
Nobody means to discriminate, but are you sure that your policies are in line with legal definitions of discrimination? Take this quick quiz and find out.
This Telephone Reference Check Template will help you checking references in a consistent way, asking the same questions of each former employer/reference so that you have comparative data to work with at the end of the process.
Looking for a training tool that will evaluate as well as guide you? Here's an example of how to define and analyze basic job competency for a relationship mangement specialist.
Your employees spend a lot of time online, but what exactly are they doing on the Internet all day? It is wise to have a policy to outline what is expected of their Internet use.
Whether you're a part of the gantthead Leadership Interest Group or not, this self-assessment will help you evaluate your skills--and find areas for improvement.
Communication is a vital tool that any candidate for employment must demonstrate. Use these questions and suggestions to help evaluate candidates' written and oral communication skills.
With every offer letter, there's a horde of rejections to be made. Make it easier on yourself using this sample letter.
How to keep performace appraisals fair and consistent, in 10 easy steps.
Use this agenda and the included tips to make your training meeting and presentation go off without a hitch.
If you decide that you're going to offer flex time to your employees, make sure you take care of the paperwork first. Flex time shouldn't mean "come and go as you please."