We know we are supposed to learn from our projects. While we know this, acknowledge it and theoretically agree with it, for the most part we don’t do it. Lessons aren’t learned so much as they are observed. Can we change?
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This webinar brings you coaching concepts that will help to apply these concepts on your life to boost your personal efficiency, helping to align your personal goals, priorities, activities and more. These are important concepts for any professional who wants to improve results, not only in the professional life but in the personal life.
Every year, PM Network magazine tells you where job prospects are hot…and where they are not. This year, the report focuses on eight countries and their economic and project outlooks. In some of these countries, such as China, the United Kingdom and Brazil, uncertainty may rule. While others such as India appear to have bright futures for project personnel.
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Use this practitioner-contributed guide for help studying concepts presented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fifth Edition.
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.
Choosing an Agile certification presents a number of complications, including the fact that there are different approaches and frameworks to consider and the fact that most are still evolving and changing. To help get your search started, here is an Excel-based roundup of Agile certifications.
This self-assessment will help you evaluate your skills--and find areas for improvement.
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As project managers, our role is all about relationships with people. But some of our greatest growth comes when we look inside ourselves.
The latest PMI-commissioned talent gap analysis by Anderson Economic Group (AEG) points to outstanding opportunities in jobs and career growth for project managers within the 11 countries studied.
Learning how to better manage talent is more than researching great practices—you must be able to avoid problems keeping you from using them. The problems can be your preferences or the workplace culture, among other factors. Your development will go faster if you deal with these problems early.
Learning to live each day as a participant in the process—and as an observer of that participation—takes practice. How can you integrate formal personal development into a daily routine?
Where do you see yourself in five years? This question has plagued the interview process for too long. It's high time we start asking better questions to get better answers from our prospective PMs.
Many companies are incorporating personality assessments into the hiring process to gauge cultural fit, leadership potential and other elusive factors. Here an organizational development expert discusses the value of these tests, a tip for weeding out unreliable ones, and a 10-point checklist (plus three questions) that can help identify promising project managers and team members.
Organizations have found that project managers need to be strategic thinkers. Why is this, and what can project managers do to improve their strategic thinking skills?
People are never interchangeable parts. Yet most organizations engage in little contingency planning for the inevitable human downtime. In this article, the author gives an example of poor planning, raises a reminder to managers and gives some practical steps to mitigate the problem.
We have an obligation to teach our subject with excellence—and that begins with a foundation of quality curriculum for project management students.
Quality curriculum can be an ever-moving target and is sometimes subject to accreditor’s thoughts and opinions. There are a few ways you can work to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to quality curriculum for your program.
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