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.
It is not often we get a chance to watch the growth of a new certification as it occurs. The PMI-ACP is the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) new Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) credential. It was launched with a pilot program at the end of 2011 and then a formal launch in 2012. How popular will this new credential become?
When you know that you are leaving a job but have an extended transition, how do you handle it? One PM always advises people faced with this situation to use a simple three-step process of understand, control and release to handle the tricky emotions during this period.
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.
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.
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.