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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

    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

    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

    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

    Multitasking Hurts Productivity … and your Stakeholders

    During my recent webinar, Understand the Mind, I had the opportunity to live chat with participants. One of the more frequently asked questions that arose was “how do I prove this to my boss/spouse/team/sponsor/client/co-workers/etc.?” Other than reading a copy of Daniel J. Levitin’s The Organized Mind , or providing a copy to your team mates, there … Continue reading Multitasking Hurts Productivity … and your Stakeholders

    Getting those PDUs – Professional Development Units

    Shout out to the sales and marketing personnel at Interface Technical Training who inspired this blog… They continually receive the question, “What counts toward PMI Professional Development Units?” The answer is usually ‘it depends’, since credential holders self report. This blog will at least clarify which Interface Technical Training courses comply with PMI guidelines based … Continue reading Getting those PDUs – Professional Development Units

    Do you ProjectManagement.com? You should start today

    Did you know that PMI acquired ProjectManagement.com in January 2014? ProjectManagement.com was formerly called Gantthead.com. ProjectManagement.com sponsored a booth at the 2014 PMI Global Congress in Phoenix, Arizona. Now that online access to Global Congress content has been closed by PMI.org (effective February 28, 2015), you may continue to participate in topic explorations and discussions … Continue reading Do you ProjectManagement.com? You should start today

    PMXPO Project Management 2015 Virtual Global Congress – Recap

    One long, fruitful day. 6.5 PDU’s. New insight into the direction of PMI and the world of project management. I attended Projectmanagement.com’s 2015 virtual Global Congress yesterday (April 30, 2015). Admittedly skepticism led to event attendance. Would sitting in front of a monitor for ten hours listening to virtual/remote delivery of project management content be … Continue reading PMXPO Project Management 2015 Virtual Global Congress – Recap