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    PMP: Vocabulary – The Intersection of Hard and Soft Skills

    “One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.” Evelyn Waugh Looking for blog topic ideas when two recent conversations collided and provided this topic. The words that we use set our goals, and put projects – CHANGE – in motion.  Select the wrong words and the goal … Continue reading PMP: Vocabulary – The Intersection of Hard and Soft Skills

    CompTIA Security+ What Motivates People to Take Your Intellectual Property?

    CompTIA Instructor Steve Fullmer describes the importance of getting Security+ Certified. Security is no longer about the “haves” and the “have nots” a small group of people who are trying to take advantage of your possessions and intellectual property (IP). In the book ‘Tribal Leadership’ by Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright, they discuss the stages of … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ What Motivates People to Take Your Intellectual Property?

    Planned Value – A simple explanation for an Earned Value concept

    One of my students regularly applies Project Management topics as a means to reinforce the lessons. Earned Value Management (EVM) is a simple and powerful tool, albeit seldom applied. EVM is most often applied to large, complex projects particularly with a technology focus.  An overview of EVM was published in the first edition of the … Continue reading Planned Value – A simple explanation for an Earned Value concept

    BitLocker to Go READER in Windows 10

    Microsoft has provided BitLocker since the Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. The Vista release could only encrypt operating system partitions (with some extended capability through the command line tool). Windows 7 inclusion extended whole drive encryption capabilities to additional partitions and to removable drives. Encryption of removable drives was labeled … Continue reading BitLocker to Go READER in Windows 10

    PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements Leadership PDU’s – How to Claim Them

    I have found Leadership PDU’s amongst the most enjoyable to explore and obtain.  With the changes to PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program, the ability to discover and report exemplary personal development options is both expanded and easier to fulfill. If you haven’t explored the re-certification process recently, you should start with a quick review … Continue reading PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements Leadership PDU’s – How to Claim Them

    CompTIA Security+ An Approach Toward Physical Security

    For many IT professionals, Security+ is their first exposure to planning facility security.   Comprehensive, layered security is always the best solution. With unlimited resources you can place cameras everywhere, key or card access systems at every door, signage throughout a facility, frequent training and user education, security guards, secured guest and public meeting areas, or … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ An Approach Toward Physical Security

    CompTIA Series: A+ 900 Acronyms

    The CompTIA certification series continues to evolve.  The entry level Strata exam has been displaced by CompTIA IT Fundamentals as entry level certification requirements increase in breadth and complexity. The CompTIA A+ 900 series objectives introduced in December 2015 include more than 350 industry acronyms with which the exam candidate must become familiar.  The exam utilizes … Continue reading CompTIA Series: A+ 900 Acronyms

    Summer Slump for PMP Project Managers

    Yesterday I attended a fantastic teleconference titled Summer Surge: 10 Strategies to Beat the ‘Summer Slump’ by my mentor Darren Hardy. The content got me to thinking more deeply about the term ‘Enterprise Environmental Factors’ related to Planning Human Relationship Management. For instructor-led PMP Certification training see our Project Management course schedule.   Darren’s presentation shared … Continue reading Summer Slump for PMP Project Managers