One of the many challenges that we face as we develop professionally is the vexing question of the pursuit of our dreams versus paying the bills. That's because many of us have yet to discern the difference between our occupation and our vocation.
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Oh, we HR folks and our constant search for more policies! However, this is one that I not only don't agree with, but I love to snicker at when I review company manuals that have them in place. Yes, having policies against hiring relatives in the same division or even the same company are common enough and relatively easy to monitor, but "office romance"? That is what not only makes me laugh but unfortunately makes other professionals snicker at HR and wonder, "Do they have too much time on their hands or what?" Well, yes and no?
We’re good at scrutinizing problems, but many project managers and business analysts could do a better job of fostering positive change and improving future results by giving more attention to the “bright spots” on projects — those flashes of success that often go unnoticed when other things go wrong.
You might have heard that single-tasking is a sound strategy for managing project work and productivity. But in a hyper-connected world that expects and encourages multi-tasking, how is it even possible? Here are four tactics to help you "single task" and reap the benefits.
No more driving to an unfamiliar test center (one less thing to stress about!). No more fitting in with test center availability (yay!). Instead, take an exam from the comfort of your own home when you want to schedule it. Welcome to the world of online proctored exams.
Decision makers typically have a short amount of time to select a candidate who best fits a job position and the One-Page Curriculum Vitae (OPCV) provides a useful tool. By using a timing diagram, it is possible to evaluate the time sequence of the most meaningful information and, at the same time, to evaluate previous professional experiences and activities.
The availability of certification opportunities should not stop project managers from taking advantage of the most valuable of all the training that they can get: organizational culture training. So what should organizations and PMOs do to make their project managers much more savvy in addressing the corporate culture booby traps?
Many organizations encourage and support philanthropy, but how do you maximize the benefit? Corporate models that go beyond just sponsorship may form the basis of something more substantial that PMs and their teams can get involved with.
Jobs are plentiful, but employers want blood. PM skills are very high on the demand chart...take a look for yourself.
Crisis management has become an important niche specialty, and the demand for crisis or emergency managers is greater now than ever before.