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Do you work in an environment where you use one or more Agile methodologies regularly? Do you have both general project experience as well as Agile project specific experience? If either of these scenarios apply to you and you are interested in earning your Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification, [...]
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If you work in IT Project Management, this information will be of most interest to you. In fact, you may be familiar with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), which provides a library of processes [...]
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How often do you get a chance to accomplish two things at the same time – or as the saying goes, “kill two birds with one stone”? Well, you can actually do this quite easily with PDUs. [...]
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Should you learn “Agile Business Analysis”? Or is it better to learn “Agile PM” and “Business Analysis”, separately. I would argue that the latter choice is better, and here’s why.
To be the most effective, you need to have a solid grounding in the basics. Unfortunately, too much specialization skews [...]
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You are on a project, either in a business analysis or project management role. And you find that the business analysis environment is shifting…that the same structure just does not work well in every situation…and you want to get clear on how to manage it.
The reason the Business Analysis [...]
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Have you been hearing coworkers talk about taking the Project Management Institute® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®? Or have you been seeing the acronym PMI-ACP® more frequently? Has that left you wondering what exactly the PMI-ACP Exam is and if it is for you? Here [...]
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There a just two simple but critical factors to be a successful IT project manager.
But I’ll get to that in just a second, after I give you some background.
In many project situations, meticulous execution is the key. Construction is a prime example that comes to mind. When a construction project [...]
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Is studying for and obtaining your Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification one of your personal or career goals? Are you wondering about things such as where is a good place to start, what materials might be the most helpful in studying, or how many practice tests are just right or too many? [...]
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Most folks want a “quick fix” – to earn PM certification in the fastest way possible. The main objective for them, understandably, is to enhance their resume, get a pay increase, or get into a new position.
Fine objectives, no problem! And for three simple reasons:
Enhancing your resume is important! Getting [...]
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As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, the last thing you want to happen is to have your certification suspended. This happens if you do not earn the required 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) within your three-year recertification cycle. Often, once the stress of taking and passing the [...]
Like “soft skills”, management skills are best learned over time. But depending upon where you are in your career, you will need to place different emphasis on developing your hard versus soft skills. [...]
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Well, I doubt it. Nor should you be! I recently read about a guy who had just reached the 100 certification plateau! He must be quite a guy. It is an impressive thing. And he surely is uniquely sharp, very smart, and knowledgeable.
But here’s the problem: he still only has 24 [...]