What beats giving money to charity and non-profit organizations? How about giving your time? Many non-profit organizations lack the funds needed to hire qualified PM professionals yet need help across the project management landscape. You can answer that need by volunteering your time to causes that are important to you.
This employee-evaluation process is one where performance segments get created within an organization--ultimately leaving one group of individuals on the bottom that get terminated. But evidence supports the notion that companies regularly performing this forced ranking breed an environment of distrust--and undermine teamwork.
Standing out from the crowd can be critical for success, but it isn't always easy--especially in this uncertain economy. Let’s spend a little time looking at how you as a project manager can set yourself apart from the crowd...
Consistent study is the key to passing the PMP exam--this approach will help you improve your project management skills for the whole of your career. Here, an IT consultant shares his tips after passing the exam.
In a way, most of today’s project management qualifications are like driver’s licenses. They both demonstrate a certain level of competency at a point in time but do not guarantee effectiveness. But most project management exams don't have a practical part--an idea that is at least worth discussing.
Popularized in the gaming community and online spaces as a method to motivate, recognize achievement and establish credibility, badges have become a way of life in cyber space. Can they drive us to learn more and perform better in our PM profession?
We as project managers need to take into account very specific factors when we take advantage of training and create our overall career plan. Taken as a whole, the pyramid represents increasing levels of specialized training--and a solid structure that can contribute enormous value to customers and projects.
The decision to get agile training is a question that’s part of a bigger one: Whether one is ready to adopt agile practices and principles wholeheartedly. When are you ready? There are four fundamental questions you have to ask yourself before embarking on an agile training program.
Thinking of taking a training course over the weekend? What do you and your employer need to keep in mind? Read this before making your decision.
Online training can be a check-the-box activity, or it can be a vital part of team and project continuous improvement. There are at least three ways to formalize how learnings from online training are applied to your project.
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."