Lots of studying. Lots of practice exams. Lots of stress. Studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam? Find out how one motivated project manager achieved his goal.
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You may have heard that the PDU Category Structure is changing in December, but are you clear on what it changes from and to? This article illustrates those changes, contrasting the current structure to the new structure and discussing some of the implications.
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.
One global engineering organization took the bold step of making certification of all project managers a mandatory requirement for some 7,500 staff in 29 countries—a step not that common in the traditional, technically driven architecture and engineering industry. As this practitioner shares, the results of this change have been stunning.
If uniqueness is the mutable metal of our projects, then repetitiveness is the forge on which we temper those specialist skills that give it shape. But what kind of repetitiveness tempers those skills? And how long does it take to temper them? What really counts is the quality of the experience--and not just its quantity.
Understanding philosophical foundations are required for success in managing projects in the “real world”. That will allow you to better pick and choose which methodology (essentially a philosophical framework) to adopt--not adopt or mix and match to achieve project success.
PMI has released a new edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Here, a practitioner gives an overview of some of the evolutionary changes of the sixth edition.
In releasing a new Agile Practice Guide and its latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as companion pieces, the Project Management Institute is encouraging organizations and practitioners to embrace the entire landscape of project management approaches.
From keynote presentation lessons and education spotlights to attendee and exhibitor observations, one PM professional checks in from an enlightening trip to his first ever PMI Global Congress.
It's been a long time since the PMP credential debuted in 1984. Here we take a look at how the number of Project Management Institute credential holders has grown over the last 10 years--and speculate where they might go in the future.