In many organizations, the career track for project managers can be a rather one-dimensional climb to the top. This article (for career-minded project managers and employers alike) recommends an alternative model, one that is more realistic, dynamic and strength-driven. It is in an organization’s best interest to leverage and reward such strengths in order to reap corporate benefits.
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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.
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.
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An advantage that project managers who embark on a consulting career have is their knowledge of project management. The challenge is that many project managers have never been educated in key consulting concepts.
You are a new project manager! You have spent years being on the outside—and now you are in those meetings about scheduling and where the project should go next. You start to realize how all these things can go wrong. Life in management isn't as glamorous as it appeared. What could some of the issues you are running up against in your new role be?
With the profession moving forward into new territory, let us reflect and look back at our roots to ensure we are bringing forward those key lessons for continued success on our projects, programs and portfolios.
We live in a digital world, so has face-to-face networking lost its importance? There are so many options for busy professionals, so it’s best to plan a nice blend of options. Before you get started developing your basic networking plan and getting yourself out there, you may wish to consider these questions to develop some strategies...
Since the last installment of this annual recap of what IT issues are trending (and where those trends are likely to be going), much has been happening. This installment, the roundup will focus on numbers with CIOs, IT salaries, IT spending and IT security.
Starting a consulting business is an exciting opportunity for accomplished project managers. Let’s consider three ways you can apply project skills to start a consulting business and develop your career…
Project management and consulting go hand in hand, but not all consultant PMs are created equal. So why do so many of them try to convince us otherwise?
Project managers have a responsibility to their teams to be a leader, and leaders put pressure on themselves to be mistake-free. But having to be "right" all the time is a detriment, not a benefit. Here are some ways to deal with the want or need to be right…
There are roughly three options for pursuing a career as a PM consultant. Is this path right for you? Regardless of the path you choose to follow, there are some success factors you need to be aware of...
When you have time to reflect on projects past and new, you may find that you need to establish new priorities for yourself and your team. Anytime is the right time to make sure you are focusing on the right goals.
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