Studying the PMBOK Guide Fourth Edition to take your PMP exam? Not so fast...unless you're taking the exam soon, you'll have to be aware of some essential changes in store and take the Fifth Edition exam. This article outlines a possible approach to "upgrade" yourself, and since we all learn differently you should adjust this approach to your own needs.
As we continue our PMP workout, we look at the Project Time Management knowledge area--which involves six processes that interact with each other and are described as discrete and sequential, but in reality may overlap.
The best part about Project Cost Management is that there are only three processes. And while the first two processes are light dumbbell lifting, the third throws some heavy barbell exercises your way. Are you prepared?
In the journey to PMP fitness, you have taken three decisive steps. But many PMs have not had the opportunity to participate in a suite of courses where most knowledge areas are explored from a combined approach of PMI theory and real-world application. While this can put you at a real disadvantage, it’s still possible to be successful. In out latest installment, we cover Project Integration Management.
How does a project manager bridge the gap between understanding and experience? For PMs who are starting out in the field or who haven't mastered everything under the sun, it can always be beneficial to gain practical experience in different areas so that they have a better understanding of how things should be done.
Ever wonder which jobs within the IT field are trending hot now and for the next few years? Then this article is for you--it looks at what others in the field are identifying as hot IT jobs, as well as what technologies are dominating the trades. Where correlations are found, so too will the hottest jobs.
As our two-part series concludes, we look at the three most common approaches to selecting PMs that one expert has seen in the business world: assigning the in-house subject matter expert, hiring a project management specialist and hiring a project management generalist. Warning: These aren't always best practices...
When signing off on an email or having a name badge prepared, how do you reference your credentials? Are you the modest sort who lists the most relevant credential for that circumstance and omits the others? Or do you fit one of the other stereotypes? One of our curious experts (a PMP, PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner, Certified Scrum Master and PMI-ACP) ponders the power of acronyms.
Preparing for the PMP exam can be a lonely road. A good study group can help prepare you for the exam--and can make studying a lot more fun, too.
Thinking of taking the Project Management Professional exam offered by PMI? Be sure you know when to schedule it as a new exam based on the fifth edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge will be introduced this year.
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."