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Exploring Exam Design

by Mike Griffiths

When studying for a new credential, a certain amount of "knowing what you are up against” information is useful to help study smarter and prevent worrying about certain things that don’t matter. So along the lines of “know thy enemy”, let’s dig into certification and examination design (but you still need to study!).

Organizational Culture: Essential Training for PMs

by Jiju (Jay) Nair, PMP

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?

So You Think You Need Training?

by Craig Curran-Morton

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.

PM Careers in Financial Services (Part 2): The Firm-Based PM Consultant

by Todd B. Loeb, PMP

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.

PM Resolutions: Three Improvements to Make Now

by Rob Saxon

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?

Knowledge Philanthropy in the Corporate World

by Andy Jordan

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?

How to be a Better Mentor

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

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.

Sharing the PM Wealth

by Andy Jordan

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.

Putting PM Philanthropy into Practice

by Andrew Makar, PMP

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.

Consulting Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

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.

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire


Stop conflicts before they start using this questionnaire designed to raise red flags with your employees' relationship to the company.

Discrimination Quiz


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.

Telephone Reference Check Template


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.

Traditional Job Competency Model

PREMIUM deliverable

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.

Internet Policy Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

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.

Communication Skills Evaluation


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.

Applicant Rejection Letter


With every offer letter, there's a horde of rejections to be made. Make it easier on yourself using this sample letter.

Training Presentation Package


Use this agenda and the included tips to make your training meeting and presentation go off without a hitch.

Flex Time Policy Agreement

PREMIUM deliverable

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."