If you were at the 2014 PMI Global Congress in Phoenix last week, you probably don’t have time to read this blog. You are in the field becoming a world changer! The theme Progressive Learning played throughout the week as attendees gained insight, enhanced skills, and learned new approaches toward achieving project success. Day one … Continue reading PMI Global Congress 2014 Recap
In a recent blog, Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk, I addressed relative procurement risk and the selection of contract types. Within that blog I compared the initiation of procurement with the initiation of a project. In our PMPC preparation course, I regularly emphasize the integration with other knowledge areas and insight that … Continue reading Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Rent versus Buy
My students regularly identify four areas with significant question volume on the PMP® exam: schedule diagrams, earned value management, risk calculation, and procurement. This feedback may reflect the preponderance of mathematics in the first three topics. Project Procurement Management crosses four of the five process groups identified in A Guide to the Project Management Body … Continue reading Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk
Good to Great by Jim Collins (Harper Business, 2001) provides a statistical analysis of the characteristics that enable a good company to shift or change toward sustained greatness. Several of the characteristics might be directly correlated to some of the concepts and tools of project management as promoted by the Project Management Institute. PMI espouses … Continue reading Good to Great and Project Management Parallels
The easiest way to acquire Professional Development Units (PDUs) is at one of the PMI Global Congress events. Phoenix is blessed to host the 2014 North American Global Congress from October 26-28. Registration just opened! Check out the site, and consider your options. If you actively participate in the Congress you can easily earn up to … Continue reading Project Management Trained – Now what?
Seventeen simultaneous tracks focused on the Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic/Business Management. While I continue to digest the wealth of information provided at the 2013 PMI Global Congress from a single track, I can scarcely imagine what I missed. Every keynote and every Area of Focus session provided inspiration, challenged attendees to change the … Continue reading PMI Global Congress 2013 – Nuggets of Wisdom
First full day in New Orleans for the PMI Global Congress 2013. I can’t decide whether I want to talk about the food or the excellent program. Two thousand eighty one registered attendees from sixty nine countries. The United States, Canada, Brazil, Nigeria, and Japan head the list, with strong showings from Saudi Arabia and … Continue reading PMI Global Congress 2013 – New Orleans – First look
Preparing students to take the Project Management Professional certification, I would expect questions about the five process groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, Closing), or the thirteen knowledge areas. Yet one question is asked more frequently than any other. Our marketing personnel send me variants of the question asked by potential students. The question … Continue reading Applying for the PMP Exam: Hours, what about my hours?
I am excited. My mentor, Ed O’Connor, is working with me to re-write the PMPC and CAPM courseware. We plan be ready in time for course delivery targeting the PMBOK (5th edition) by May. Ed helped me to break into teaching project management formally. Having had the privilege of editing his fourth edition courseware, writing … Continue reading PMP (5th Edition) Exam – Relax, This is Easy
With the release of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (5th Edition), several knowledge areas are expanding. PMBOK (4th Edition) expanded the Risk Management Knowledge area by acknowledging the value of both insurable and business related risk. Business related risk introduces the probability of enhanced value due to opportunistic risk outcomes. Within the arena of … Continue reading Decision Trees: A Common PMP Risk Analysis Tool