Tag Archives: PMP

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

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

What, a tricky mind?

Or should I say, “what a tricky mind”! How did you first read the title? Following the first delivery of my “Understanding the Mind” webinar we received some great questions about demonstrating how the mind works. Allow me to clarify the word ‘works’. In this instance, it truly has multiple meanings – how it functions, how … Continue reading What, a tricky mind?

Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Rent versus Buy

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

Getting ready for the PMP Exam: Contract Risk

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 and Project Management Parallels

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

Networking – Project Management Style

In a recent tweet, I stated “Nothing beats face to face. Go talk WITH someone.” Despite the wealth of social media opportunities including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook we are losing the ability to enhance relationships or expand our networks. Although my list of Twitter followers, LinkedIn contacts, and Facebook friends continues to grow (with thanks to … Continue reading Networking – Project Management Style