Organizations need project leaders and business analysts who possess behavioral-oriented competency skills, particulary in the areas of critical thinking, persuasion, social collaboration and conflict management.
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If you use Agile tools and techniques on your projects, or your organization is implementing an Agile approach, then becoming a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner could be an important step in your professional development. But first, make sure you understand the eligibility requirements, application process, and what to expect when sitting for the exam.
In less than five months, PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) exam will be revised to align with the recently released fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide. Whether you are taking the exam before or after this change takes effect on July 31, here are some things you should consider.
When you are charged with leading a team of your peers or former peers, the right combination of resources makes all the difference. The following techniques — which incorporate personality, encouragement, engagement and feedback — should be at the core of every peer leader's approach.
New global survey from PMI finds organizations risk $135 million for every billion spent on projects due to deficient project and program management practices, including lack of formal training, standardization and strategic alignment.
New ScrumMasters may understand the “what” and the “how” of their new practices, but they often don’t understand the “why”. Here we look at two common problems: project managers not creating the sprint burndown charts and teams not participating in the daily standup meetings.
Maximizing your own personal effectiveness doesn’t happen by accident. Regardless of the level of formality, detail and rigidity, every structured PM approach has some degree of process infrastructure to support it. But those approaches focus on the organizational perspective. Here, we build on that concept and look at things from the perspective of an individual project manager--personal processes and how you can use them to improve your performance.
It is not often we get a chance to watch the growth of a new certification as it occurs. The PMI-ACP is the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) new Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) credential. It was launched with a pilot program at the end of 2011 and then a formal launch in 2012. How popular will this new credential become?
Are you being slighted by project team members and stakeholders? Are your ideas ignored or credited to others? Don’t waste any more time and energy complaining — take these three steps to turn the situation around, elevate your role, and become an influencer in your workplace.
Good coaching can address the challenges many organizations face when adopting Agile ways of working, including Scrum implementation. Sometimes that means hiring an experienced coach from the outside; sometimes coaching skills can be developed from within the workforce. There are a number of resources to help.