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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New project managers will inevitably need support and guidance from multiple areas, but one of the most critical is access to a peer support network.
One of the great impediments to the development of new project managers is the need to succeed above all else. A little success early on is nice, but sometimes it creates bad habits. A little failure often teaches more valuable, enduring lessons.
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.
Do some of your team members sit in meetings like they’re on a plane stuck on the runway? It may be time to “PILOT” instead of merely manage them. This method incorporates potential, implementation, leadership, optimization and tenacity to inspire team members to contribute and become more involved and invested in the organization.
There are now more than 240 PM-related apps for the iPhone and iPad. One of the latest contains 675 flashcards to help individuals preparing for the PMP exam or seeking PDUs for re-certification.
In the summer of 1979, a young Soviet physicist decided to embark on an all-or-nothing project to obtain his freedom. Alexander Jourjine’s inspiring journey features eight lessons that can benefit all project leaders who face great risks, difficult decisions, and seemingly impossible obstacles.
Project management has a lot of tools, and many are very easy to use. The first tool we will look at is the Ishikawa diagram, also known as a fishbone diagram and a cause-and-effect diagram. This is a very simple tool that can help us efficiently solve problems.
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.
Thousands of project managers gathered in San Diego in September to share best practices, network and improve their skills. In a few short days, there was much to learn. In this article, some attendees share some of the benefits they gained through meeting others and sharpening their skills.