Are you a budding project managers or aspiring for PMP certification? Or just need a good refresher on some important PM basics? This article looks at the seamless interdependency of project management knowledge areas and processes.
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This article aims to embrace project management as a necessary skill regardless of profession. Its focus is to paint a picture of the profession as a foundation for being able to successfully oversee disparate parts of a whole regardless of environment, managing the components in a way that creates value.
Planning, Assessing, Analyzing and Monitoring Country and Political Risk During the PMI Risk Management Processby
Pursuing overseas or cross-borders business requires an understanding of the country and political risk—it is, indisputably, a key consideration. The author demonstrates how PMI risk management processes and best practices can be customized to expand the picture of country political risk assessments, identification, analysis and monitoring.
How do you think about your approach to project management? Is it something well defined and fixed? Is it evolving and flexible? Is it mystical and incomprehensible? Or is it so innate and ingrained that you don’t even think about it? It’s an important question to consider, and one we don’t necessarily explore very often.
Vincent Chukwuemeka, the Director of Membership at the PMI Central Iowa chapter, recently interviewed James Brown, who lives and works in Central Iowa. Brown is a Director within the Platform Management organization for DuPont, and has eight PMI certifications. He took time out of his schedule to offer valuable insights and career advice.
Has PMI’s recent refocus on the Talent Triangle™ changed how you perceive your career? Should it? Your opportunity to diversify is now increased, and that is something this writer believes you can leverage.
How do the biases, effects, fallacies, illusions and neglects outlined in Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow (2013) affect decision making? By applying Kahneman to the Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide, the author illustrates how project managers can mitigate the effects of irrational thinking.
The application of assumptions analysis aids in the prevention of unnecessary work within the planning process group, which has an overall positive time and cost impact on the remaining process groups. Utilizing assumptions analysis lays the foundation for teaching the impact of prevention early on in the project's lifecycle.
All conflicts—no matter how big or small—are harmful to projects. They all impact time, cost and our credibility. Let's bring into focus the importance of managing conflicts to ensure that our projects succeed.
Despite participating in prep courses, boot camps and other forms of study for certification exams, many people have test anxiety. Follow the author’s suggestions on the day of the test, both before the actual test, as well as during the test, to reduce the stress involved in test taking.