Although it’s true that not every attribute can be quantitatively measured, leveraging PMI’s three processes makes sense when defining a quality project manager.
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To stay certified, you’ll need to participate in professional development activities, and earn and report professional development units (PDUs). Did you know that PMI members who hold more than one credential can count the same PDUs toward the renewal of multiple credentials?
What is a PM to do when confronted with an organizational culture that places little emphasis on structured project management principles? In Part 2 of this series, we’ll examine a simpler approach for introducing structured PM techniques into an organization with one-page project plans.
Risk is being reinvented—and that’s a very good thing. There’s a lot more to project uncertainty than simply identifying, assessing, prioritizing and managing risk. It's time we fully embrace all of the elements of uncertainty.
If you are a certified PMP, you are well aware of the continuing education requirements to maintain your credential. There are a variety of ways to meet the continuing education requirements. But are you aware of the creative, free and fun ways to maintain your credential?
You've probably read many articles on the difference between traditional project management and agile (specifically, Scrum). One practitioner has been surprised with how established agile practitioners don’t want to let project managers into their “club”. Why can’t project managers become agile?
What is maturity? Can an organization be considered mature if it does the wrong things well? What if it does the right things in the wrong way? The OPM3 business standard helps organizations become more mature. But misperceptions still exist about what “maturity” means. This issue is not explained in the standard itself and has never been written about by anyone, so what better place to do so than here and now?
It's surprising how many project managers don't know the difference between a framework and a methodology. It's time to clear the air and clarify the differences.
Was the Woodstock music festival in 1969 an exercise in poor waterfall planning or an agile success? This author assesses the project basics as they relate to PMBOK Guide® knowledge areas to help find the answer.
Project management is the application of tools, know-how and skills needed to accomplish project activities, satisfy stakeholders and make a little money, too. These skills are particularly valuable to entrepreneurs in a wide variety of fields. What can entrepreneurs in the hip-hop business teach us about project management?