It’s time to continue working on self-improvement. This fourth article in a series exploring A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)—Fifth Edition through a lighthearted comparison to personal fitness improvement explores the Project Scope Management knowledge area.
It’s very difficult to assign the right people to the right tasks, to ensure that the right training is delivered to the right people at the right time, and hire to fill skills gaps. How can you effectively track your resource pool’s skills efficiently?
There are times when a project manager needs to step out of their comfort zone to get the job done. Doing so can be nerve wracking--but also very rewarding. Here are some tips to ease the stress.
How many hours does it take to become a project manager? That’s not a trick question, but can become tricky when you try to answer it with any kind of precision.
As a consultant project manager, it is more important than ever that you differentiate yourself from your competition--both internal and external project managers. The No. 1 way to differentiate is through reputation. Keep these three core principles in mind as you try to take advantage of the abundance of opportunity out there.
Why did PMI make Project Integration Management the first knowledge area instead of the last? Doesn’t integration happen when everything else is complete? Read on while we continue our series that shows why getting in physical shape is much like getting ready to write the PMP/CAPM exam...
When we identify a certification or designation that would be useful for our career, why do we often put it off? When it comes to the next logical progression of our profession, how can we break out of our pesky procrastination?
How you represent yourself both online and in print is reflected in the words you use. This means demonstrating the skills and achievements you’ve attained in an accurate manner while also trying to grab the attention of both automated and human-based searching techniques. Are you guilty of 10 overused words to sell yourself?
For many people, being laid off carries a stigma--and that simply shouldn't be the case. Here, we try to provide some practical thoughts on how to deal with job loss when you are applying for new positions. When you are looking to rebuild your career, hold your head high and have a good story.
When working as a consultant, what is the best way to keep your distance from the client? And how much distance should there be between the customer and the consultant? This distance defines the relationship between consultant and customer.
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."