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To Lead You Must Serve

by Walt Grassl

By developing and rewarding the practice of servant leadership, an organization goes a long way toward creating a positive, productive work environment that inspires teams. Here are seven principles servant leaders follow, from "selling, not telling" to valuing diverse opinions and thinking long term.

The Power of Less

by Lisa Earle McLeod

“Essentialism” is more than a time-management or productivity technique. It is a systemic discipline that drives us to ask questions that go deeper than “Is this meeting important?” and venture “Is this project actually going to make a difference in our organization?” And it requires the scheduling of “blank space.”

Top 10 Business Analysis Trends


The evolving role of business analysis practitioners calls for an increased focus on visual modeling, communication, client collaboration and business value over documentation and project activities, according to a recent survey of senior executives.

5 Resolutions for Today's PM

by Tushar Patel

You have mastered the use of plans and processes, but a modern project manager must resolve to go beyond execution, consider the big picture, and contribute to business value. Here are five resolutions to take your professional development to the next level in 2016.

Top PM Trends in 2016


Organizations that want to innovate and stay ahead of the competition must balance discipline with agility, broaden the strategic role of project managers, and teach change management skills, according to a new report that identifies the key project management trends for 2016.

Executive Presence

by Lisa McLeod

Leadership isn’t about seat placement at a meeting; it’s about influence and impact through delegation and communication. However, the best leaders also exude a “presence” wherever they sit or stand. Can we assess, measure and develop the seemingly intangible qualities of this X-factor?

Transforming the Work World

by Dave Prior

Scrum Alliance CEO Manny Gonzalez discusses a newly revised mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders and organizations with “practices, principles and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous and sustainable.” In addition to a new knowledge platform, this year brings a concerted effort to strengthen existing certifications and create a career-long path of professional development, from team members to executives. [12:24]

Keeping Portfolio Management Simple

by Wanda Curlee

As a core team member who helped develop the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)® certification, this writer was eager to see the certification blossom. What better way than to attend PMI's PMO Symposium and speak about the merits of the certification--and more importantly, portfolio management?

PILOT Your Team

by Elizabeth McCormick

Do some of your team members sit in meetings like they’re on a plane stuck on the runway? It may be time to “PILOT” instead of merely manage them. This method incorporates potential, implementation, leadership, optimization and tenacity to inspire team members to contribute and become more involved and invested in the organization.

PMP Certification = Earning Power


The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification brings its holders 20 percent more in salary than uncertified practitioners, according to a new global survey by Project Management Institute. The survey found the median salary for U.S.-based PMP holders is now $111,000.

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