A mentor is an often overlooked but important person for furthering a freelance PM consultant’s career. But before you start looking for a mentor, ask yourself if you are ready to be a mentee.
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Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
Now on demand! We kick off the 12th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition with some spectacular speakers and game-changing sessions. This year’s keynote speaker is Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project. Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, this is an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs, and broaden your perspective on project management.
The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposium, and the Talent Management Conference. The new event focuses on the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management discipline and careers. Participants will better understand how emerging technologies affect their career and skills progression, as well as the evolving needs of hiring managers as they seek out top project management talent.
At their best, Project Managers are great leaders. A leader’s prime responsibility is to produce positive results. In developing The Living Organization ® operating system, we have reverse engineered how the best leaders create lasting impact with less effort than most others. In this presentation, we reveal the secret source of such leaders and provide practical examples of how project managers can integrate it into their daily practice.
The temporary, unique nature of the project management environment increases the challenges of management and its leadership function because the project manager typically has little to no authority or asset ownership. This dynamic places a premium on influence-based leadership. So how does a project manager develop an influence-based leadership style? By examining an environment extremely similar to the project management environment - the military environment!
The world is becoming a difficult place to work as a Project Manager. We're working globally, across time zones and cultures, with new technology, and industries and projects are losing money at a staggering rate. We need to adapt.
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No matter where you are on the career ladder, consider creating a roadmap for moving forward by comparing your current state to the requirements needed to achieve your career goals—and then identify the actions you need to take to make it all happen. Use this template in conjunction with the article What’s Your Career Plan?
Use this Excel sheet as a quick reference when studying inputs; tools and techniques; and outputs from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. It categorizes them by chapter, process group and knowledge area.
Use this Excel sheet as a quick reference when studying tools and techniques from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. It categorizes them by type and cross-references by knowledge area.
Utilice esta hoja de Excel como una referencia rápida cuando estudie herramientas y técnicas de la A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition. Los clasifica por tipo y las referencias cruzadas por área de conocimiento.
How do you go about assessing where you are in your level of maturity when it comes to The PMI Talent Triangle® skills? A good place to start is by assessing your maturity level on many skills. Use this template in tandem with the article Taking Stock in Your PM Skills Maturity.
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We often think of career development in terms of how we develop as project managers. But it's just as important to focus on how we can help the people on the projects we manage.
Building a successful career is the ultimate project. Take the right approach, and you can create projects that change the world—and earn a great living in the process. And there are three factors that drive a resilient career...
Given disruptive technologies, an increased importance on talent management and the demand for adequate staff must be aligned with and integrated into an organization’s business and operations strategy.
Many of us are accidental project managers. The real challenge is where we take that. Once we recognize that we are, in fact, a project manager, we need to sort out exactly what we would like the arc of our career to be. Spoiler alert: That can actually be a choice.
Career development is very personal. You need to consider your learning and skills preferences, as well as where you are in your career—and where you want to go. Here is some help in maintaining a clear perspective.
One of the most important decisions you have to make in your PM career is also one of the earliest: When is the right time to seek out that second project management position?
Since we do not learn in large batches, why should we use large-batch learning materials like big study guides and monolithic tests? Perhaps a better approach is incremental learning—in bite-sized chunks with confirmation and testing as we go.
Not many people view project management as “just” a job; it’s usually something more than that. But what exactly does it mean to you? A look at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs can help us find the answer.
Doesn’t it feel like everyone is an expert when it comes to the best way to prepare for the PMP® or CAPM® exams? There are so many choices, but this look at the pros and cons of three common options can help you make the right decision.
So much of who we are can be identified back to what kind of work we do. However, to keep moving forward and adapt to changes requires that we—and our employers—are mindful of our individual career development.
Very few people are able to enjoy a career without a few setbacks. How you react to those disappointments goes a long way to defining your career success.
We hear a lot that project management is a marathon, not a sprint. That’s completely the wrong analogy…it shouldn’t be either. The work/life balance is supposed to be a real thing, so it's time we embrace striving for maximum success with minimum effort.
Project management, business analysis and organizational change management are all areas where we can grow our professional careers. How should you proceed? What course of action will yield fast results and yet lay the foundation for a strong and sustainable career?
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