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.
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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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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.
What happens when you have an innovative idea, but nobody can see your vision? From doubters and skeptics to champions and supporters, welcome to the evolution of a great idea.
Looking at our opportunities for efficiencies is like considering our work as a machine and trying to lubricate it so it will go faster and run more smoothly. However, this view misses who is driving your work: you. In effect, we watch the work, but not the worker. It is you that drives the contributions you make on the project.
The winner of the PMIEF Community Advancement Award as an Individual Project Manager shares more on a Speed Mentoring program for veterans—and a project plan that can be rolled out across the country, serving any number of communities.
Are you making a difference? It's easy and requires very little investment. Want to get started and really make a difference in someone’s life? Read how this practitioner helped a local school and teacher develop a class—and the important takeaways you can put into action.
The author of the Project Kids Adventures series sat down with the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation to share his motivations for bringing project management content to youth—and what we can expect next.
Problem solving, creativity, analytic thinking, collaboration, communication, ethics, action and accountability…what better way to teach children these 21st century skills than through project management?
Project management can transcend what you do in your business life. Learn how this practitioner helped people in need through work with a non-profit organization.
Searching for additional professional development opportunities? In this Q&A , a practitioner shares his story of pursuing a Professional Development Scholarship through the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF).
While one optimal mix of attributes does not transcend every organization any project manager may work in, are there personal behaviors beyond core PM skills of risk, scope and schedule management that further differentiate exceptional PMs? This author says yes...
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