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.
If you are studying for an upcoming certification by highlighting key text and re-reading important sections of textbooks, you are likely wasting your time. Despite being popular, these study techniques have been found to be the least effective approaches. So why not work smarter (not harder) and make better use of your study time?
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?
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.
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.