Companies believe there are many benefits to recruiting and hiring you, the veteran. However, some companies have misconceptions about the risks and challenges associated with hiring employees transitioning from the military. You can easily overcome this bias by gravitating toward military-friendly companies.
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Overwhelmed by how technology is transforming project management? Looking to increase your productivity and learn new tech tools but don't know where to begin? No matter what your focus—medical, manufacturing, product design or otherwise—this virtual day of learning will deliver years of enduring value, with exclusive insights on how project managers are using new technologies. Register today!
Leadership is often treated as something to be built. Instead, we should consider leadership as something to be revealed. Are your projects revealing all the leadership they can?
Career advancement is dependent on the leadership role one can play effectively on a project. One needs to understand that the leadership starts from self-development and self-leadership that added skills to help with team management and reaching desired outcomes.
This webinar discusses the second-in-command as a person of importance not impertinence. Examples from both classic literature, fictional characters that most of us recognize, and current events will be offered as forms of case studies. The second-in-command is very visible in project teams as a person that may want to help, but sometimes is not recognized by the project team lead or manager. Listen as Chris Greco explains the very nature of the second-in-command and how these "followers" are in fact not only necessary, but most often crucial to the success or failure of the team.
This talk will present the current status on various certifications (knowledge and practice based) by various professional organizations in project management. It is intended to bring up the debate about whether certification is “sufficiently” contributing to the practice of project management and if not, what can be done to improve the impact of certification on project management.
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) explains process inputs and outputs in a graphical representation, but shows this individually for each process without connecting the processes in a knowledge area in one diagram. This collection of maps not only achieves this, but also has connected all project processes (except the integration processes) in the same diagram with a minimum number of lines crossing. This collection of PDFs includes a diagram of each knowledge area that shows all of the internal connections, and then all are put together in one map. Also included is a Project Integration Management Diagram. Collectively, they serve as a great study aid or a nice refresher for experienced PMs.
Thinking of getting your PMI Professional in Business Analysis certification? This PBA application worksheet helps candidates organize their experience and education hours for applying for the PBA. It is practical and valuable for candidates to compile their hours before applying.
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.
Use this form to prepare and organize more useful feedback for team members and other people involved in your team.
Use this outline to help build a successful alignment and allocation of your team for your project and its initiatives.
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For many corporations, outsourcing has become business as usual, a key way to reduce costs and increase flexibility. While many debate regulation and controls, outsourcing presents an opportunity for project managers primed to seize it.
We received dozens of questions during our April 2016 Book Club webinar for What to Do When You're New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations. We didn’t have time to answer them all, so the author has selected a few additional questions for response below.
Everyone should aim to increase their knowledge and remain up-to-date with the latest practices. This is key for career progression and personal growth. Review what you have learned before, find some re-usable material from colleagues, forums and other sources of knowledge such as conferences. This is how “re-inventing the wheel” is of real benefit.
For those interested in a career in project management—or those currently in the field working as a project manager and interested in exploring potential career paths—this article is for you. It will explore a relatively new specialized PM role, the digital PM.
Has digital project management become a PM specialty? Digital technology affects most projects—and its disruptive impact requires PMs to have strategic skills.
Lots of studying. Lots of practice exams. Lots of stress. Studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam? Find out how one motivated project manager achieved his goal.
|A.||Ask human resources to reassign you to a different project where the team members are appropriate for the upcoming challenges. It is beyond the scope of your position to manage the project and also be asked to assume responsibility for their qualifications to complete the assigned work.|
|B.||On the weekends, work to create your own training lectures. Ask your colleagues to donate one evening a week to work offsite with you in the interest of building a team better prepared to deliver the project objectives within the estimated metrics.|
|C.||Suggest to your manager that the current team isn’t trained on the skill sets they need for your upcoming project. Propose retaining 50% of them, but replace the other 50% with others who already have mastered the needed expertise. The people you have kept can now be paired with the newcomers to learn the needed information.|
|D.||Consider some of the blended learning options—which could be internal, external or a combination—for a more customized option that is likely to be more easily understood and adopted in daily use by your team. Focus on opportunities that use more hands-on exercises and methodologies to keep participants engaged.|
This experienced project manager was thrilled to be selected by colleagues from the Singapore Chapter of PMI to join in development of the 11th SPMI Regional Symposium and the 2nd SPMI Project of the Year Award 2015.
Are you a budding project managers or aspiring for PMP certification? Or just need a good refresher on some important PM basics? This article looks at the seamless interdependency of project management knowledge areas and processes.
In the digital world, project management can mean something very different to the traditional concept. What can “old school” project management learn from that?
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