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Applying for the PMP Exam: Hours, what about my hours?

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?

Decision Trees: A Common PMP Risk Analysis Tool

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

PMI Global Congress 2012 – First Report. The focus for the week is Change

Deep breath in – Deep breath out. This is part 1 of the PMI Global Co   ngress 2012 in Vancouver, BC. For part 2, see How to be a Leader. The pace of the deliverables for the PMI Global Congress 2012 in Vancouver, BC would do any schedule manager proud.  The focus for the week is … Continue reading PMI Global Congress 2012 – First Report. The focus for the week is Change

PMP – Beyond Self Actualization: Leading Change – Part 2

In part one of this article, I discussed the traditional theories of human and work motivation as provided by Taylor, Maslow, McGregor, Herzberg, and Ouchi. Project management is about affecting positive change within the parameters of constrained time, cost, and scope. Professional project managers are tasked with meeting customer needs and management desires by guiding … Continue reading PMP – Beyond Self Actualization: Leading Change – Part 2

PMP – Beyond Self Actualization: Leading Change – Part 1

After recently having the privilege to serve as the keynote speaker at a recent series of Project Management Institute dinner meetings, I was asked to share and expound on some of the key elements from my presentation. Project Management Professionals® study motivational theory while preparing for their credential examination, though not the evolution of motivational … Continue reading PMP – Beyond Self Actualization: Leading Change – Part 1

Beyond your Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

You just spent the required 35 hours in a classroom and 4 grueling hours taking (and passing) the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional Credential exam. Now what? Read the PMI logo guidelines and determine how and where you may use the designation and the logo. Celebrate. Share the news with friends. You will suddenly notice … Continue reading Beyond your Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

The Value of Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Life is change. Project managers are proactive about change, and therefore about life. A recent Project Management Institute (PMI) survey suggests that 20 million people globally are directly involved in project management work. An additional 1.2 million jobs will be created due to projects each year for the next decade. That’s sixty percent growth for … Continue reading The Value of Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification