The whole point of Earned Value Management is to use past project performance measurements to depict the current standings and predict future efforts and resources required to complete the project goals. If you think in pictures, this illustrated formula will aid in your pursuit of certification or provide a refreshing perspective for veteran practitioners.
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Congratulations! You've passed the PMP exam! But your work isn't finished...now you need to shift your focus to earning the 60 PDUs required to maintain that credential you worked so hard for. If you follow this six-step plan of attack, you'll be well on your way.
A key component to project success is the project manager’s ability to facilitate diverse groups toward discovery or consensus decision making through effective meeting management. Keep these tips in mind to keep your audience engaged.
Looking for high-impact statements when you only have 30 seconds to demonstrate the value of project management--and present yourself in the best possible light? What would your elevator pitch be? It's harder than you think...
Wasting time and money should not be dismissed as the cost of doing business on engineering programs. This article discusses how the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) worked with experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to find best practices for delivering successful programs. In a study called Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs, these organizations collaborated across three domains of management wisdom: lean management, systems engineering, and program management.
Many companies don’t have a PMO--and want to start one. But it’s tough for them to decide how to do that--and which tools or software to use, as there are so many options. In this article, the author tries to help solve this problem.
Like all publicly recognized professions, PMI has promulgated a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The code protects us as a group--it's an effective defense shield for our professional reputations. Are you taking advantage of this valuable resource?
The sixth edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is coming…is it time to panic? How important is it to write the PMP exam based on the current edition? (Spoiler alert: You can calm down and rest easy...)
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.
Have you been thinking about getting your PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® credential but are put off by the agile experience requirement? Fear not, you might have the experience you need even if you have not been working on a pure agile project. This article explores the prerequisites elements and explains what you need to qualify.