Program managers leading programs or projects where they yield no authority over resources, schedule or scope can be a challenge in any situation. Yet this is a situation many PMs face on a daily basis as there are two types of program managers...
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Military Veterans are formally trained and constantly assessed on their ability to form, lead, and coach high-performing teams to deliver successful temporary endeavors and their unique goods, services, results, and capabilities. That’s right! This means they're project managers, most of them just don't know it!
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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 you begin your military transition journey or continue your career, having a mentor is a critical factor in finding a great job in your desired career field. Before you begin your search, take some time to think about what you are trying to acquire from a career mentor.
What qualities and talents should be expected from a potential employee? This article is based on the results of a recent poll conducted by the author on ProjectManagement.com and gives a detailed overview of the top qualities chosen by the participants.
To stay certified, you’ll need to participate in professional development activities, and earn and report professional development units (PDUs). Did you know that PMI members who hold more than one credential can count the same PDUs toward the renewal of multiple credentials?
Sometimes, major events in our lives require us to reset our careers. How do we do that in the most effective and efficient manner?
What if your organization decides to emphasize developing technical professionals instead of your field? In that case, it’s clear that you need your own talent management program. The starting point is to set some goals for your talent.
While applying her experience in the banking industry to a home expansion project, the author learned some key lessons: Project management skills are transferable between sectors and project managers should not be afraid to take on projects in areas where they have little or no industry knowledge.
Your project does not need a leader that exists based on a template—it needs someone willing to push past comfort and embrace the truth. Have you ever sat down to read your own story? Instead of trying to be like someone else, start to create a story worth reading. Think of it as lessons learned based on your adventure—one that you are writing every day.
When it comes to goal setting for career development, learning is often a core component of that growth. For this reason, the earlier you set goals and take some action to learn more about your strengths and weaknesses, the better.
Across 37 countries included in PMI’s latest salary survey, Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holders report higher median salaries than those without the certification. This is a key finding of the upcoming Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey 10th Edition―a leading source of data on project practitioner earning―incorporating responses from more than 33,000 project management practitioners.
As the new year began, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) added “project management specialist” to its Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system. This addition is big news for the project management profession.
Ever feel like you have nothing left to give? You have worked all the hours possible, and the only thing left to do is have your head hit the pillow. What if someone said you still have 60% more to give? A difficult task requires more of us, and we have more to give. This extra unknown potential makes the impossible possible.
It’s time to reflect and celebrate on all we have achieved this year. Take note, ambitious project managers: If are you focused on achieving your goals and tasks, you may neglect to celebrate your success. Here’s why that's a problem…
The project management world today is gray. This author proposes adding a burst of color with gamification and artificial intelligence (AI), vibrant with the ideas of contextualization, personalization, digitalization and sustainability.
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